Thursday 28 June 2007

Playing this over and over

OK so ignore the fact that it isn't the actual video. You can view the video online (well half of it) with a big Ad for a phone company but I decided we could live without the visuals and enjoy the sounds.


OK the one I had was taken down......We are going with tthe one with the ad

Wednesday 27 June 2007

What does the Social Networking Site you use say about you?

I ask this because I have recently joined facebook. There is a little voice inside that worries that it might be too square, but that is balanced out by the fact that I think bebo is too young and myspace is too ugly. Yes. Ugly. What's with the black people? Its like a teen bedroom flashback.

I am looking for calm, no auto play of tracks I don't like, no frattish pics, no shout outs, no twentysomething teen wannabees being kerayzee.

Facebook called offering serenity on a blue and white page and a chance to open my world up to The Willie O Dea Fanclub (16 Members) and consider joining the Single In Clonmel group, for no other reason than to increase its numbers from a rather depressing 1 :(

Most useful also is the facebook Market Place, a little like craigslist. Here, in the Ireland marketplace you can purchase the lovely Padraig Mc Auliffe for a mere £3, his friend, who has offered him up assures us that although he isn't house trained, he makes a good companion!

With only 16000 odd members in Ireland so far it's all fairly quiet, which just gives me more time to surf around and fiddle with my profile and the nifty little applications on offer. The iLike app has let me know that so far I am a music novice and more play is required to improve my score EEK! Must go.

Thursday 21 June 2007

Bee spells disaster on TV interview

Y'see being a News Anchor isn't so easy...
What's weird about this interview is that if anyone saw the movie Spellbound, they won't find this so unusual.


Wednesday 20 June 2007

It's You And I Hilary

Hilary Clinton, after much heated online voting, has chosen her campaign theme tune, You and I By Celine Dion and it's bland enough for the Bible Belt, so she may have a hope.

Although the Track itself is Dawsons Creek on a bad day, Hill and Bill have paired up to make a cutsie Sopranos style video to anounce the winner. Watch Bill closely, I am coming to the conclusion that either either James Gandolfini can't act, or Bill can, he seems to have really worked on the twitchy shruggy thing.

I was told that the video contained plot spoilers for Soprano fans who have not yet seen the Series finale, but I've watched it and it doesn't, unless Tony and Carmello had a hand in the Celine Dion that WOULD have been an unexpeted plot twist.

Oh yeah, and here are the lyrics

High above the mountains, far across the sea
I can hear your voice calling out to me
Brighter than the sun and darker than the night
I can see your love shining like a light
And on and on this earth spins like a carousel
If I could travel across the world
The secrets I would tell

You and I
Were meant to fly
Higher than the clouds
We’ll sail across the sky
So come with me
And you will feel
That we’re soaring
That we’re floating up so high
‘Cause you and I were meant to fly

Sailing like a bird high on the wings of love
Take me higher than all the stars above
I’m burning, yearning
Gently turning round and round
I’m always rising up I never
Want to come back down

People of America, thanks for sharing :)

Tuesday 19 June 2007

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the diaspora....

Is it wrong to speak ill of the dead?

Marcus Brigstocke has written a no holds barred "good riddance" to Bernard Manning in the Guardian Unlimited, it's quite clear that he was not a fan, and there is no doubt that Bernard Manning was a racist bigot (celebrated for it, even)

Mannings humour is defended in the outpouring of readers comments, along with the usual defense of Free Speech, and worn out PC back-lash banging on.

Here's a taste of Mannings humour, re Black people.
"They used to be happy people in the cotton fields, singing their bollocks off day and night. A fella used to go around with a whip... 'Oh, massa, give us another crack of dat whip. I love dat whip'..."

In the united states this week a 71-year-old man alleged to have been a member of the Ku Klux Klan has been found guilty of kidnapping and conspiracy in the 1964 deaths of two black teenagers that sparked a summer of violence later depicted in the film Mississippi Burning.

Bernard Manning reportedly died from kidney failure.

Bigots rarely die from their bigotry but bigotry is often deadly.

Monday 18 June 2007

Are bands disposable?

While it is nice to support up and coming bands (well only if they are good) it is getting a little tiresome that after investing a decent dose of aural good will, they disband. Last year, after playing Grab That Gun and particularly the track Brother to death, The Organ called it a day. The Immediate, another favourite also threw in the towel, and one of my most liked tracks this year, Breathe Deeper by The Mescalitas is, it fact, their final opus.
It used to be cool to say I was in to them before they were famous, nowadays it's more a case of I liked them before they split up.

So while they are still with us check out Friendly Fires
(Is this what EP07 will resemble?)

Sunday 17 June 2007

Nuthin to do with me

This rather fab piece of graffiti greeted me Friday morning on my way into the Civic Offices, so I made a special trip back over the weekend to grab a shot before it get's removed. It made me realise that in the time I have been broadcasting from here I have never seen graffiti on this wall, or indeed anywhere else on the building, either it has been done and removed pronto or it is policed in some way.
Until this gets scrubbed, there is my name in Bold Yellow, nothing to do with me , but I kind of like it. I'll take another shot of the wall when it get's cleaned and we can see if DCC do a better job of cleaning the graffiti on their own building than they do around Stoneybatter!

Friday 15 June 2007

Whatever Gets You Through The Day

For the last year the Live Drive has kicked of every morning to the mellow intro notes of a Gomez' track from Bring It On, Love Is Better Than A Warm Trombone. And for the last 8 months I have been Muttering on a weekly basis that I want to change it. It's just a little too bleary eyed and laid back for what 7am feels like these days. I've been trolling through endless artists trying to find something just a little more Positive and Up Beat, without being too jarring for the Just Up.
Well I have found something old for my new opener. It's called Whatever Gets You Through The Day by Irish band The Radio (one of them used to be in RollerSkate Skinny ) and more importantly the track I have chosen featured on Greys Anatomy (I discovered this afterward but it sits OK with me)
What does it sound like??? Tune in Monday Morning at 7......

Thursday 14 June 2007

And So It Is (just like you said it would be)

An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern
An Tánaiste Brian Cowen

Ceann Comhairle John O'Donoghue

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries & Food Mary Coughlan
Minister for Arts, Sport & Tourism Seamus Brennan
Minister for Communications & Natural Resources Eamon Ryan (Green Party)
Minister for Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs Eamon O'Cuiv
Minister for Defence Willie O'Dea
Minister for Education & Science Mary Hanafin
Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment Micheal Martin
Minister for the Environment, Heritage & Local Government John Gormley (Green Party)
Minister for Finance Brian Cowen
Minister for Foreign Affairs Dermot Ahern
Minister for Health & Children Mary Harney (Progressive Democrats)
Minister for Justice, Equality & Law Reform Brian Lenihan
Minister for Social & Family Affairs Martin Cullen
Minister for Transport & Marine Noel Dempsey

Chief Whip Tom Kitt (and Minister of State, Dept Of Defence)
Attorney General Paul Gallagher

Minister Of State, European Affairs Dick Roche

It's Just A Song About Ping Pong

This is my New Favourite Song, I discovered Operator Please on On The Record and they totally rock (like). We played it on the show this morning and for some bizarre reason it was compared to Bow Wow Wow (?) So then we played I Want Candy (the DJ Kicks version) which IS cool but doesn't rock half as much.
This is the Operator Please myspace

Watch the video below, its great!