Friday, July 23, 2010

New Modern Day Sherlock Holmes...

BBC are showing a new take on Shelock Holmes in three 90minute dramas on BBC1 in the coming Sundays.

What an enduring character Conan Doyle's creation has proven to be; with endless incarnations of the sleuth since his inception in Victorian London.

I still haven't got around to seeing what Guy Ritchie did to him but I'm looking forward to this production.

Click HERE for a piece from the BBC website.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Agony Of Sport...

I'm only getting around to the stomach churning events of the last seconds of, my home team, Louth's defeat by their bigger neighbours Meath last Sunday afternoon in the GAA football Leinster Final.

For those who don't know it would have been the first time Louth won this since NINETEEN-FIFTY-SEVEN, so it meant more than a little.

The winning goal was illegal. There is no debate about this as all sides, including the ref, agreed to this after the event. Of course, if they had to agree to it during the event it would have been a lot easier.

I am the eternal pessimist in sport due to supporting teams with track records like Louth and QPR along, of course, with the Irish soccer team so I never expect much when any of "my teams" are playing.

However last Sunday when the game was into it's fourth minute of injury time (and when it had been declared that only three minutes would be played) I started to believe that, yes, my home county Louth was going to win one of the toughest provinces in Gaelic football.

As soon as I dared let myself believe this the ball was carried/thrown/bundled over our goal line. And it mattered not that it was done outside the rules of the game.

Later that evening I won €700 from a work draw when Spain won the World Cup; but the good fortune of that didn't come close to misery of my afternoon.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Dr. Dog: Shadow People...

Another of this blog's faves this year:

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Divine Comedy: Bang Goes The Knighthood...

I've been playing the above compact disc collection of songs from Mr. Neil Hannon for the past two weeks in my automobile and I must say it's a real belter.

I asked radio presenter Ronan Collins to play a tune from it called I LIKE and, lo and behold, he played it at the very start of his RTÉ1 programme on Friday morning. And if you click HERE, and move the time slider thing on by four-minutes you can hear it too.

You really should buy the album. We need more of this sort of thing on our radio stations.