Category Archives: Ireland

Bouts – new EP – lovely stuff

Meaty music. So my old band have a new EP out. We Tried, which is a better song than The Script’s We Cry, is the lead “single” from it. It sounds massive. As briefly explained in this introductory tumblr post, … Continue reading

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Cru-ou-ou-ou-el // a short post about St. Vincent and All Saints Day

That was then… And this is now… [disclaimer - "Cruel" is a potential video and song of the year candidate, it will lodge itself in your consciousness] So I talked before about my favourite ever show – Sufjan Stevens in … Continue reading

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360°

It has been 360 days since I was in Ireland. And in 3 days time I shall return! A 16 day sojourn, until Sunday July 24th. I shall do my bit to live up to the national stereotype by taking … Continue reading

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Sunburnt Jets – retreat // out of here // blood brick

retreat. retreat. retreat. So last Friday, Sunburnt Jets aka Colin Boylan aka mybrotherfromanothermother (and father) released a batch of 3 new songs. This retreat // out of here // blood brick EP follows on from his Low Flying Crow LP … Continue reading

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I AM ONE // Happy birthday blog

Birthday Bumps!!! So a year ago I was just arriving in South Africa for the 2010 FIFA world cup and figured it would be useful to have an online depository for travel writing, videos, photos and your typical self-effacing and … Continue reading

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The revolution will not be televised

Gil Scott-Heron // 1949-2011 So bear with me. This was quite a strange way to be introduced to an artist. There’ll be no mention of Jamie XX, New York State prison or “bluesology”, but you’ve been able to read those … Continue reading

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Can Manchester United score? They always score…

90th minute… Losing 1-0. 92nd minute… Winning 2-1. Wednesday 26 May, 1999 may have been one of the greatest nights of my life. Not just in sporting terms but in y’know, “general living” terms… On the eve of Manchester United’s third … Continue reading

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Garret Fitzgerald’s glasses // 1984 – 2011

A sad day for all spectacle wearers. So today I arrived into work to read the news that Garret Fitzgerald, Ireland’s 7th Taoiseach, had died. Reports surfaced two weeks that he was gravely ill, but the news will still have … Continue reading

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Thoughts from afar – St. Patrick’s Day 2011

Irish-ish 5 Things to not miss about St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin… 

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Google Street View hits Ireland. I posture.

Strike a pose… Crazy Google Street View camera speeds up the road so I grab my dear mother and tell her to smile for the internet. If we could have signed an anti-faceblur waiver we would have.

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Villagers | Live @ The Drake Underground, Toronto, Sept 27th 2010 [w/ Lost in the Trees]

On a sunlit stage… Villagers played here in Toronto on Monday night in the lovely Drake Hotel‘s basement venue for the paltry sum of $10 (€8). I only realised before the show that I hadn’t been to a proper paid … Continue reading

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Sunburnt Jets. Comin-at-cha…

Give the man a hand. My very good friend and former band-mate Colin Boylan, now magicly dubbed “Sunburnt Jets”, makes his live debut this Friday at the currently controversy-laden Crawdaddy. The gig is as opening act for Kill Krinkle Club‘s … Continue reading

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Gimme bouts…

Give the band a hand. So Bouts are playing Twisted Pepper as part of Hard Working Class Heroes on Saturday October 9th at 9.10pm. Baring a disaster or a miracle it will be their live debut.

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