Tuesday, September 29, 2009

QPR central defender's nickname...

Real name: Fitz Hall

Nickname: One Size.

Just had to share that.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Q.P.R.'s Co-Owner's Moral Compass Is Askew...

... and the Football League might ban him.

For a man who's used to giving the boot I can't say there would be much argument.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Get Behind Me, Santa...

Listen to 30 second samples of all the tracks from Bob's forthcoming Christmas album here.

Brace yourselves.

22SEP09 edit: these have been mysteriously removed but can now be heard HERE.

No-One Knows Nada nor NAMA...

In Ireland the economy is the main topic of discussion. Like most people I'm wondering will NAMA work; what way will the Lisbon II referendum go and finally will the December budget do it's job of sorting out the countries balance book?

But, the most worrying thing about all this, is that absolutely nobody else in the country knows either.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Wicket Album: The Duckworth Lewis Method...

I've had Neil Hannon & Thomas Walsh's new album on constant loop in my car cd player for the past week and its an absolute joy.

Great tunes and lyrics coupled with the eccentricities of the unique world of cricket.

Makes the sun shine even when it's overcast.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

An Irishman's view of the In-ger-land....

Just watched the highlights of England's very impressive performance against Croatia on ITV and already the English media are getting themselves in a tizzy about winning the World Cup.

As an outsider, I honestly believe (for the first ever time in my 41 years) that they just might. However, the hyping up of England, every time they qualify, must be one of the main reasons why they constantly under perform on the "main stage".

The main reason for thinking they'll succeed this time is that they appear to have a manager that doesn't get affected by the media nonsense and the fact that he will plod on with the job of getting a winning team together.

An interesting footnote was the fact that they had an Irish international as the co-commentator during the game and another Irish stalwart back in the studio as the main analyst. The Irish diaspora continues to permeate everywhere.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 2009

John Curran: Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks

We went to the book launch of "Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks" by first time writer (and long time friend of Mrs. Nicodemus) John Curran in the Dublin City Council Civic Buildings on Thursday evening. And a very pleasant event it was too, thanks for asking.

John had been given unlimited access to the, heretofore unread, notebooks and journals of the great crime novelist by her only grandson, and protector of the legacy, Mathew Prichard. So, he took a career break and got down to making very good use of it. This was a labour of love as John has been a lifelong enthusiast of Ms Christie.

You can see an interview HERE and buy the splendid book HERE.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Yet Another Album Review...

Levon Helm has surely played his part in creating enough musical entertainment through the years with first Ronnie Hawkins, and then later The Band, to earn his rest. He has also done a few turns as an actor and has battled throat cancer; so we should have no reason to expect anymore from the man from Turkey Scratch, Arkansas. But more is what we get. His latest effort, with the guiding hand of multi-instrumentalist & producer Larry Campbell, will roll you & rock you. You just may end up wishing you had done more physical labour in your life to feel part of it all.

Click HERE to buy and download from The WORD/7digital store.