The would-be repair men are already at work, hoping to restore it, plaster over the cracks, give it a fresh coat of paint, all ready to commit yet another offence against society. The wiseacres who now pretend to be disgusted with the reckless results of liberalism are the very ones who provided all the incentives […]
Archive for November, 2008
This is a case of “great bands” eating itself here, as the Sewing Room was comprised of members of two bands already covered by the series, Hey Paulette, and The Stars of Heaven - while Sean already talked about the Sewing Room in another post. Oh well. No matter. I picked up their album […]
Once, while I was in college, I caught a friend holding a vinyl record covetously inside his jacket. There was a group of us, loitering with unfocused energy in the middle of one the dullest concourses on the planet, and it was clear he was planning to ‘lend’ the record to someone. The person came […]
Apologies to Red Mum for the delay on this, but there is still time to let you know that if you want to make your outrage at the dropping of the free provision of the cervical cancer vaccine for 12 year olds known, get yourself over to the Spire on O’Connell Street this Saturday at […]
I’m hoping to have a retrospective of Barry McCormack’s work soon for Dublin Opinion. In the meantime I just want to highlight his gig tonight in Crawdaddy, on the occasion of the launch of his new album, Night Visiting.
Songs from the new album are available for listening on his myspace profile.
Barry’s older work is […]
Crime and consequences of crime as well as the suitability of the punishment that is meted out to criminals is a subject that is rarely out of the news. The tragic death of Shane Geoghegan at the weekend and the response that it has generated is the most recent example of how both the media […]
It’s a pity to push Conor’s Subterraneans post so soon off the top of the pile - remember them as another fine late 80s Dub band that never got their dues. I particularly remember a fairly amazing bass-playing singer (do I recollect right ?) don’t think I’ve heard anyone Irish play the bass like it […]
Below are the three songs from the Subterraneans´1987 release on Mother Records, SLUM, which I picked up on Amazon last week. The brief biog of the band comes from the wonderful Irish Punk and New Wave Discography.
Formed circa1982. Carling/Hot Press Band of 1986 which should have led to a single on WEA but the label […]
During a rare attempt to listen to a few tracks from one of Marc Riley’s programmes on BBC Six Music (or whatever it’s called) I got sidetracked onto a Phil Lynott documentary they’re currently broadcasting : Phil Lynott docu. Part 1 of 6 Narration is by that Nordie actor that once did voicovers […]
What better, after passing through the weekend of the dead, than a nice couple of covers of cheesy classics ? I came across the below on the excellent French music blog Blogotheque It’s our old deposed sovereign, Bonnie Prince Billy helping out a young Norwegian singer Susanna Karolina Wallumrød. According to Blogotheque, […]