Shiny New Badges – Awards Season

I just wanted to put up a quick post and let you know what has been happening here. As you may have already noticed, there are a few shiny new badges on the right-hand-side of the blog. One will be somewhat familiar to long time readers but the other is new for us all (myself … Continue reading Shiny New Badges – Awards Season

A hipo-critic no more

Writing

I'm not a musician and I've never claimed to be. And so naturally, I'm often asked why I write a MUSIC blog. I can't sing (although try telling me that after a few drinks) nor can I play an instrument, yet. I have recently acquired an electric guitar but that's a story for another day/blog. … Continue reading A hipo-critic no more

Merry Christmas Everyone (okay even I think that was a bit too early)

Happy Christmas

It's chhriiissstttmmaaaaasssss!! Well not quite, but it is the first of December so I guess my rather enthusiastic Slade impersonation (imagination required) isn't too out-of-place. But still, where has the time gone! Seems like only yesterday I was making new years resolution's and yet here we are preparing to bid adieu to another year. But … Continue reading Merry Christmas Everyone (okay even I think that was a bit too early)

Words

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Words are great. You can use a thousand of them in one sentence and end up saying absolutely nothing. And in the same breath, you can paint pictures, conjure grand tales and captivate an imagination with just a handful. I was racking my brain earlier, trying to find something to write about, something to say. And … Continue reading Words

Best Irish Music Blogs – Shortlist

Blog Awards Ireland - Music Blog

Well boys and girls, it's that time of the year again and I'm delighted to announce that for the third year running, my humble music blog has been included amongst the country's best and brightest. (I am of course talking about the Irish Blog Awards.) And whilst 2014 may not have been the most fruitful where … Continue reading Best Irish Music Blogs – Shortlist

Hello Darkness My Old Friend

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I've been a bit afraid of the blue 'publish' button lately. Not that I've anything against the button itself or even the colour blue for that matter. But I have found myself at a loss for words. I spoke about writers block in a previous post, in fact I somehow managed to pen an entire … Continue reading Hello Darkness My Old Friend

ROR Guitars

Mark from Kodaline with The BE Guitar

So you may have noticed the absence of regular posts here on my blog since the end of the summer. And if you were paying real close attention you may even remember me mention that I was involved with some interesting musical projects. The most prominent of these takes the form of ROR Guitars, a … Continue reading ROR Guitars

What’s Happening

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Two years ago on this very day, a certain somebody decided to put fingers to keys and start a blog. The blog was of course this one and the person, have you guessed yet? It's been a busy couple of years, starting with a handful of film reviews and even fewer followers. But somehow, against … Continue reading What’s Happening

Blog Awards Ireland: 2013

As I write this post I am currently siphoning free wifi from a local cafe, so I'll try to keep this short.  The Blog Awards Ireland shortlist was announced over the weekend and I can gladly report that my blog has been included in not one but five different categories. The shortlist nominations are as follows: … Continue reading Blog Awards Ireland: 2013

I’m Back!!

Hello

OK so here we go, I think it's about time that I got back up on the proverbial horse and returned to the faithful blog. I do apologise for my lengthy absence but I had the small matter of my final year of College to deal with. But now as I write this post I … Continue reading I’m Back!!