Saturday, February 27, 2010

Man Eats Ryanair Scratchcard...

Even winners on Ryanair get annoyed. Story HERE.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Duke & The King Short Film...

Nice little Channel4 11min piece on The Duke & The King HERE.

[Available for the next 29days only]


Found this on Graham Linehan's blog and had to pass it on. This is a genuine family band from Cork.

Bailey on De Burgh....

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Quick Thought...

... having Gerry Ryan present weight-loss programme OPERATION TRANSFORMATION is like getting Graham Norton to present Match Of The Day.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Who's Resigning Next...

First George (F)Lee, then Deirdre (Ban)De Burcha, next was Willie (Pants On Fire) O'Dea and now Trevor (Carry On) Sergent.

Meanwhile Ashley Cole has been caught sending nude photos of himself to flirt with some girl (I wouldn't recommend this approach for everyone); and the wife has reigned from the marriage.

Tiger Woods stages the most staged of staged apologies to tell everyone that he is still, for the time being, retired from all ball sports.

I'm going for THIS man to resign next (and he hasn't even been appointed yet!).

The Duke & The King Tour...

The DUKE & THE KING are coming to Dublin on 30APR10 and tickets have been purchased (a recession busting €12.50!!). Looking forward to seeing, the very talented, Simone Felice previously of The Felice Brothers again.

Here's a video to celebrate:

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Beer Wars Trailer...

Looks like an interesting docufilm:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Noel Edmond's TV Show Ideas Rip Off Partridge...

Only one (made-up) word for THIS:


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The BRITS 2010...

Just watched Lady GaGa dominate The BRITS on She came away with three awards and was polite and quiet as a mouse in all her acceptance speeches. I thought from her extremely unique look she'd be mad as a hatter but no. Just a very talented and original pop star, which has to be a good thing.

Sam Fox still hasn't learnt how to read an autocue; Liam Gallagher seems to have really grown up and matured....not! And Cheryl Cole opted to mime her way thru' her performance, which really is just not cricket. While Robbie Williams now is the established senior man of British music. When did that happen?

Hadn't a clue who Lady GaGa was this time last year when she appeared with the Pet Shop Boys. Wonder what new star we'll be on about in 12months...

Monday, February 15, 2010

New Mp3 Player Purchase...

To-night I've bought a CREATIVE ZEN X-Fi2 32Gb audio player online.

My beloved CREATIVE VISION:M battery is running out of steam (it now just about lasts one Guinness fuelled night in my living room!).

This will be my fourth mp3 player. I started with a ZEN Xtra (30Gb), then a VISION:M 60Gb (which I banjaxed by placing in an iPod docking station). Then I learnt that Creative abandoned making players over 32Gb after being trounced by Apple in the market.

I've avoided the extremely popular Apple iPod, and therefore higher capacity, due to a peculiar personal awkwardness that I can't explain.

Now looking forward to the delivery like a child waits for Christmas.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

George Flee Ex-TD...

All the coverage of George Lee leaving his new role of a member of parliament after only nine months and no-one mentioning the fact that he had to leave now in order to be guaranteed re-employment of RTE (he was on one year's leave of absence form the station).

Why didn't he leave RTE fully last year?

Now, seemingly he has to have a few years "de-contamination" before he can go back into political/economical coverage of Irish current affairs. This, of course, means that the US Correspondent position that Charlie Bird is vacating is a pretty perfect fit.

Lee has also being moaning about not being asked for "input" on economic policy yet he never volunteered any writings or talks on the subject off his own bat in his short time as a TD. Not one radical idea for a man that wanted to "fix the economy".

It's simple: he didn't like his new job. It didn't suit him. He wanted to return to the cushier job of shouting from the sidelines. He couldn't hack it as a player. And he had to make the break before the 12months was up.

Everything else is just guff

Click HERE for his performance on Tonight With Vincent Browne (it's the 08FEB10 edition).

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

"It's One For Our Side"...

I see one of this blog's favourite cds has won a Grammy. Levon Helm's ELECTRIC DIRT won for Best Americana Album.

Click HERE for the story, and quote, from Poughkeepsie, Upstate New York.

Here's a track: