Disney’s Paperman

Paperman

Have you seen this yet? Paperman is Disney's Oscar Nominated short film/animation. They have only just made it available on their official YouTube channel and it is most certainly worth watching. For those of you too lazy to go to YouTube, don't worry, I have it below. Ironically enough, the retro, almost hand drawn style … Continue reading Disney’s Paperman

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Golden B.C. Interview (Part 2)

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What’s more important to you at the moment, Live gigs or studio sessions? Right now, live appearances.  I’ve written music for years without ever intending to try and recreate anything live.  Now that I’m doing just that, I realise how incredibly fun it can be once you get over the whole “nervous shakes” thing.  But … Continue reading Golden B.C. Interview (Part 2)

Top 10 Tracks of the Year – No Way To Live

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And so we reach the halfway point in this list of intricate and inspiring melodies from the year that was due to bring about our Armageddon. I apologise for that little outburst. I am currently suffering from a minor bout of writers block and so I have decided to use this blog post to hopefully … Continue reading Top 10 Tracks of the Year – No Way To Live

Introducing – Golden BC

I get a lot of emails from bands and PR companies alike asking me to listen to their album and possibly write a review. Regrettably I do not always have time to get through all these requests. But I'm hoping to rectify this, a little bit anyway, by showcasing some of the very talented bands … Continue reading Introducing – Golden BC

Pop Songs I Don’t Hate – Vol 2

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I know my blog is pretty much a shrine to all thing non pop related. But still, I thought it would be easier than this to pick out a few tunes which aren't all that bad. But no, this experiment is proving to be much tougher than I ever anticipated. Perhaps this column will have … Continue reading Pop Songs I Don’t Hate – Vol 2

John Spillane Photos

Below are a selection of photographs taken from the John Spillane gig at the Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar, Read the full review here. The photographs were taken by the very talented Mike Foley (and I'm not just saying that because he's my father, well maybe just a little). He is fairly new to the … Continue reading John Spillane Photos

John Spillane Live @ Sol y Sombra

‘Welcome to the Hit Factory’ An eclectic and eccentric performance with everything from ‘Killer Whales’ to ‘Cherry Trees’ packaged and delivered  in true corkonian style on the altar of the Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar. The mood is immediately set by Brian Flanagan with an interfusion of both laid back and thought-provoking tunes. He does … Continue reading John Spillane Live @ Sol y Sombra

Introducing: Le Galaxie

Le Galaxie

For those of you who thought the synth movement of the 70/80's was dead, check these guys out. Le Galaxie are an electro-synth group  who hail from Dublin. Their music consists of an interesting blend of everything from Kraftwerk to Daft Punk. I wouldn't normally be the biggest fan of this genre but Le Galaxie … Continue reading Introducing: Le Galaxie

Pop Songs I Don’t Hate

Pop-Music

I wanted to call this post 'Pop songs I can mildly tolerate without losing the will to live and wishing I had a hot poker to drive into my ears so the last thing I didn't hear as I left this world was the sound of that ghastly song'. But It was just a bit … Continue reading Pop Songs I Don’t Hate

Ireland: The slave capital of Europe

On first glance this title may appear to be a bit extreme. Especially for those of you with the fantastical view of Ireland as a green lush country over-populated with mystical little leprechaun’s, where we dance our way to the pub to battle our on going love affair with the ‘black stuff’. A more likely … Continue reading Ireland: The slave capital of Europe