Friday, August 15, 2008

Best Music Video Ever (according to MTV Two)

I watched MTV Twos rundown of what they percieve the top 100 music videos of a all time were the other night. To be honest I only got to see the top 10 and it demonstrated to me the power that music and film have when in unison.

Which video came first? This one:

I must say this video is spectacular and it is almost impossible for someone not to agree. The movements and lighting synch with the music and the juxtaposition between human nature and robots/computers is sublimely potrayed.

On a side note I couldnt help but wonder about the presenter of the program, Zane Lowe. He presented each video very well, assessing each video with the respect and applaud they deserve. Throughout the hour and a half long program his presenting remained serious and thoughtful as one would expect when dealing with such important forms of art. But when you compare this to his weekly show on a friday night named "Gonzo" he acts the clown. The whole show is "padded" with his pointless ramblings about things like cheese amongst menial discussions about menial bands (the Kooks and all NMEs lovechildren)

The man should stick to his strengths and approach the music as he does an adult.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Just got wind of this: - Ireland's Clubbing & Nightlife TV!

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no mention of Limerick in those citys though???

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Electric Picnic 2008: my 10 to see

The blessed Picnic is nearly two weeks away and I for one am rather excited. The line up doesnt really pack the heavyweights this year and didnt really live up to a few of my line up hopes (Portishead and the Mars Volta namely) but all in all there is some great acts on the bill.

Here the ten acts i really cant wait to see (in no particular order)

Crystal Castles (saw Glasto performance....energetic to say the least)
The Roots
The Herbaliser
Sigur Ros (Eek!)
The Gutter Twins (Mark Lanegan is immense)
The Dodos
Dan Deacon
Foals (plickity plick plick)

and there is so much more........

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Best Advertisement at present....

(puppet)hands down has to go to this....

Monday, August 11, 2008

A Silver Mt. Zion

Discovered this crowd over in California last summer i really like what they do...eerie and haunting(apocalyptic even) yet immensely beautiful.

They hail from Montreal but never seem to step outside North America for tours....

Top 10 Gigs

I have decided to compile a list on this dreary Monday morning of the top 10 gigs that I have ever been to. It all began in 2003 at the Witnness festival at Punchestown and ever since I have encountered some incredible performances in fields,theaters and clubs. So off the top of my head here it is:

(please feel free to add your own lists...)

1. Daft Punk, Greek Theater Berkeley CA 2007
2. Rage Against the Machine , Oxegen 2008
3. The Prodigy , Oxegen 2005
4. Dave Clarke, Witnness 2003
5. Grandmaster Flash, Electric Picnic 2004
6. UNKLE, Electric Picnic 2007
7. Zion Train, Dolans Limerick 2007
8. DJ Yoda, Electric Picnic 2007
9. Queens of the Stone Age, Live 105 BFD San Francisco 2007
10. Antony and the Johnsons, Electric Picnic 2006

Friday, August 8, 2008

Rarely Seen Above Ground....nice

Must say I likes what this guy is doing

His name is Jeremy Hickey and he is from Kilkenny. Check out his myspace for more:

(he is playing the Picnic too!)


Got this email in work yesterday and thought it would be a nice first topical post....(bit of a read)....

Growing up in Ireland

I'm talking about Hide and Seek in the park. The shop down the road,Hopscotch, Donkey, skipping, handstands, stuck in the mud, football with an old can, Dandy, Beano,Twinkle and Roly Poly, Hula Hoops, Jumping the stream, building a swing from a tyre and a piece of rope tied to atree,(If you live in Dublin the lam post), building tree-houses, climbing up onto roofs.Tennis on the street, the smell of the sun and fresh cut grass.Hubba Bubba bubble gum and 2p Flogs, macaroon bars and woppas, 3p Refreshers and wham bars,superhero chewing gum, golf ball chewing gums and liquorice whips, desperate dan and roy of the rovers,sherbit dips and Mr.freezes, marathon bars and everlasting gobstoppers.An ice cream cone on a warm summer night from the van that plays a tune chocolate or vanillaor strawberry or maybe neopolitanWait ...

Watching Saturday Morning cartoons ... short commercials,Battle of the Planets, Road Runner, He-Man, Swapshop, and Why Don't You?,Transformers, How do you do?, Bosco(SANDY), Forty-coats,The Littlest Hobo and Lassie, Chucklevision, The Muppet Show, MacGyver,Scarecrow and Mrs King, Little House on the Prairie and Highway to Heaven, or staying upfor Knight Rider and Magnum PI.When around the corner seemed far away and going into town seemed like going somewhere.A million midget bites, sticky fingers and mud all over you, knee-pads on your jeans,Cops and Robbers, Rounders, tip the Can, Queenie-I-O,climbing trees, spin the bottle, building igloos out of snow banks,walking to school, no matter what the weather, running till you were out of breath.Laughing so hard that your stomach hurt, Jumping on the bed. Pillow fights,Spinning around, getting dizzy and falling down was cause for giggles, Being tired from playing... Remember that?

The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.Water balloons were the ultimate weaponFootball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycleAnd don't forget the Marietta sandwiches we'd make by buttering a cupla Marietta biscuits and stickin' them together.And that quare oul mixture made in a tall glass with HB ice cream and Taylor Keith Red Lemonade.I'm not finished just yet...Eating raw jelly, orange squash ice popsRemember when ... There were two types of sneakers - girls and boys and Dunlop Green Flash and the only time you wore them at school, was for 'P.E.', Gola football boots.It wasn't odd to have two or three 'best' friends, when nobody owned a pure bred dog,when 25p was decent pocket money, when you'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny,when nearly everyone's mum was at home when the kids got there,when it was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parentsWhen any parent could discipline any kid or use him to carry groceries and nobody, not even the kid,thought a thing of it.When being sent to the head's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited a misbehaving student at home.Basically, we were in fear for our lives but it wasn't because of muggings, drugs, gangs, etc.Our parents and grandpar ents were a much bigger threat! and some of us are still afraid of them!!!

Remember when....Decisions were made by going 'eeny-meeny-miney-mo.' Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, 'do over!''Race issue' meant arguing about who ran the fastest.Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in 'Monopoly', the game of life andconnect four, atari 2600's and commadore 64's.The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was germs. It was unbelievable that Red rover wasn't an Olympic event..Having a weapon in school, meant being caught with a biro barrel pea shooter or an elastic band.Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better,Taking drugs meant orange-flavoured chewable vitamins,Ice cream was considered a basic food group.Getting a foot of snow was a dream come true.. Abilities were discovered because of a 'double dare'Older siblings were the worst tormentors,but also the fiercest protectors

brings a tear to the eye


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