Thursday 31 July 2008

Time to stop dossin' - pastures new a-callin'

Well after 114 posts I've decided to wind down this blog. As has been mentioned elsewhere, the blogging scene is a demanding one, with a constant pressure to post stuff that seems relevant. It doesn't help that I lacked a coherent focus as to what this blog was about but hopefully I'll take my lessons onto the new music blog I'm involved in.

Thanks to those of you who have commented all along - I feel like I have made some electric friends through this blog and it's something I'm glad I tried and learned from.

If you all could check out that's where I'll be posting from now, and who knows, I may return here from time to time to post the stuff that wouldn't fit there.

Thanks again and I'll hopefully see you on the other side...

Monday 28 July 2008

Bluff called, Willie

Boylesports offers €10,000 for O’Dea to shave moustache

28/07/2008 - 16:11:22
The Minister for Defence Willie O'Dea is being offered €10,000 to shave his moustache by betting company Boylesports

Minister O'Dea is quoted in today's Irish Examiner as saying he would only shave his famous facial hair for charity and it would have to be a substantial amount of money.

Boylesports is now offering to pay the princely sum of €10,000 to the minister's charity of choice if he takes the plunge.

Thursday 24 July 2008

Lolcats + Batman = Lolbats!

Ok I know I'm going OTT on the Batman but I'm suitably excited having read Rick's blog. Anyway, saw these here.

Also check out your Batman-a-day fix on The Daily Batman

I promise not to mention Batman again until I see it.

Wednesday 23 July 2008

I'm loving Batman stuff at the moment...

...THAT gif.....veiled insults to my mother and sister that I might "do a Bruce Wayne on ya"...

It's all good. As is this version of a Michael Bay script for Batman, as seen on One For The Road's blog.

Insult of the day blog?

I accidentally typed into the address bar....interesting idea that.

Though I'm already busy with the other one...Monday hopefully!

Tuesday 22 July 2008

Nominees for the 2008 Mercury Music Prize

Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Radiohead - In Rainbows
British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
Burial - Untrue
Estelle - Shine
Adele - 19
Laura Marling - Alas, I Cannot Swim
Rachel Unthank and the Winterset - The Bairns
Neon Neon - Stainless Style
Portico Quartet - Knee-deep in the North Sea
The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of the Understatement

No Foals?

Coldplay announced for the new O2 arena...


In other news, got my Fleet Foxes tickets. :)

Friday 18 July 2008

I can see how Billy Joel giving up booze is a bit like the death of millions of Jews alright...

Joel: 'Clinic was like concentration camp'

Billy Joel hated his 2005 stint at the Betty Ford Centre in California - because the clinic was like a "concentration camp".
18/07/2008 - 10:40:19
Billy Joel hated his 2005 stint at the Betty Ford Centre in California - because the clinic was like a "concentration camp".

The Piano Man singer checked into the famous Rancho Mirage rehabilitation clinic in a bid to kick his alcohol dependency and admits the experience was a tough one.

He tells Details magazine: "I hated it. It was like a concentration camp - well, I can't say that, I've never been in a concentration camp. But, for me, it was.

"There's a lot of dogma that goes with it, and there's the whole AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) thing, and for a lot of people that works. I didn't necessarily follow that."

It might not have been the best experience but it helped Joel battle his demons: "It was good. I dried out. And it was probably one of the best things I ever did, because I realised I was just drinking too much, and I really don't need to do that.

"Once in a blue moon, I'll have a glass of wine. But I'm very afraid of going beyond that. I don't want to be out of control."
Nice perspective there, Billy.

Monday 14 July 2008

Feist on Sesame Street

If this doesn't make you smile at least once you have no soul.

The "I didn't go to Oxegen" Weekend review.

Friday: Back to work post-Prague, wrote one article and played with the internet.

Saturday: Got ready to go to G-G-G-Galway for the Film Fleadh and a book launch. Missed the book launch, didn't go to any films. Started with drinks in the rowing club, then giant tankards in the Beer House (which I'm probably spelling wrong) and then onto Rosin Dubh (for my first time, ashamedly) where a various concoction of beers, spirits and energy drinks was consumed. I remember dancing to Battles and MGMT...the rest is a blur. Vague recollections of successfully slurring an order for chicken nuggets in Supermac in Eyre's Square. Made it back to friend's place, slept on kitchen floor and had a lime shoved in my mouth as I slept...apparently.

Sunday: Lazy sleepy day. Watched Futurama, Tour de France and Munster Final before heading home. Took an hour to get through Limerick due to the GAA. Collapsed into a slumber to be woken by a friend I hadn't heard from in months who picked the middle of the night to call me about Oxegen and the 2 guys on the bus "who say they live in the same town as you and have no idea who you are and say you don't write for the paper there."

Monday: Got up to write for the paper there.

Friday 11 July 2008

You have to hand it to the Communists...

as oppressive and all as they were, they left Prague with a damn good public transport system.

Just back from a week at the aforementioned city, thus more lack of blogging.

Hopefully....HOPEFULLY...that'll end soon.

[/tedious build up...for now]