The Hassle

So I think I finally figured it out. And by 'IT' I mean the reason for my absence from this self built web-presence (not the Stephen King novel about scary clowns). This blog is over 4 years old. I created it, set it up with its imaginative title (ahem), wrote some blog posts and here … Continue reading The Hassle

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Sicario – Film Review

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On paper Sicario is the latest film to explore the violent depths of Mexican drug cartels. And whilst it does this very well I have to admit that when I saw the posters I was somewhat underwhelmed. The plot is one which has popped up in a variety of films, TV series and even documentaries in … Continue reading Sicario – Film Review

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

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

Introducing: Rohan Healy

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Rohan Healy is an Australian born singer songwriter currently based in his 'ancestral home of Dublin'. To date he has recorded no less than 10 solo albums and somehow manages to fill the remainder of his free time as an author, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, blogger and professional music producer. Rohan has written and published two books, … Continue reading Introducing: Rohan Healy

Introducing: Madeline Mondrala

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The Introducing section is starting to fill up nicely here on my blog. Over the last few days I've received some albums and EP's from a number of exciting Irish and International artists who I will be featuring in the coming weeks. But first, here's something I was sent last month. Singer, Songwriter, Pianist and Composer, … Continue reading Introducing: Madeline Mondrala

I’ve Been Published

Yes thats right, I have been published. And no I am not talking about that blue publish button on WordPress.  I mean proper published. I've been writing music reviews here for a while now but I recently decided to seek out some writing jobs to keep me busy during the summer holidays. Long story short … Continue reading I’ve Been Published

Guest Posts and Authors

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After the resounding success of the recent Guest Post from the author Julianne Snow I have decided to extend the invitation to others out there. So if you are a writer, journalist or just have something interesting to say then I want to hear from you. Also if you have an interest in music or … Continue reading Guest Posts and Authors