Old friends

August 23, 2010

Twice over the last couple of months I met some old friends who I hadn’t seen in years. You kinda forget people a bit if you haven’t seen them in a long time, and when you see them again being reminded of why you used to like them so much is a delight. It’s also a bit of a downer when you then consider how rarely you see people you’re genuinely fond of (apart from family, obviously, and your band if you’re lucky) these days, compared to when you were younger 😦

Jim McDaid and the shit he’s talking on the radio right now proves it

… and the population of the world would still be at the level it was when I was born. That’s nearly a doubling in the number of humans since I was little.


Act 1: sadness

I was at a party or wedding with Niamh. Lots of people I like but hadn’t seen in ages were there, but I wasn’t really enjoying it because I was in some kinda of downer bubble

Act 2: hope

Then we heard amazing music and went to investigate where it was coming from. We found a big bunch of young men, guests from the wedding, high up in the building like a lecture theatre or the choir gallery of a church, and they were singing. I think the words had something to do with pirates.

Act 3: terror

Then we went down to the basement and it was like a warehouse. There was a container of stuff something like plasticine that seemed somehow alive – it was moving and forming hand shapes. Someone put an handful of it on a metal plate on the back of an inactive robot, which activated and grew enormous and proceeded to kill/enslave everyone in sight. Eventually we escaped, but it was still on the rampage back in the warehouse, and would never, ever stop.


February 16, 2010

It occurred to me this morning that the Lenten fast coincides with that time in northern Europe when last year’s food stores are almost used up and none of this year’s crops are ready to harvest. What an amazing coincidence!


So now the list reads:

  1. Insane
  2. Junkie
  3. Society

Any of these words in a song’s lyrics automatically makes the song shit, ok? There are exceptions, of course (“Insaaane in the braaaain”), but not that many.

Oh, and Lily Allen – you really need to grow up a bit before you understand what “society” says (as opposed to what you and your hip young buddies think) about a 29 year-old’s life.

… when you’re supposed to be doing something else is enjoyable. Wasting your actual leisure time reading such a load of bollocks is just depressing.

Here’s what I’ve been working on lately – my very own online children’s music shop called kids-tunes.com. If you have kids yourself, or if you’ve to buy presents for friends-and-relations’ children, you should take a look.

New Jinx Lennon album

March 20, 2009

Good piece of news number 2 – Jinx Lennon’s new album is released today. You really really need to buy it. His myspace is http://www.myspace.com/httpwwwmyspacecomjinxlennon

Good piece of news number 1 – it seems Road might be staying open after all. There’s been a big effort in the local scene to raise a kind of retirement fund for them (kinda like the end of “It’s a wonderful life”), and now they’re considering staying open. From their website:

We regarded our decision in January as final having spent a long time trying to find a way out of our situation to no avail. Soon after announcing our closure a number of ideas were thrown at us by different people and we started to think that maybe there was a way that we could carry on.

We have set ourselves certain targets and have agreed that if we manage to hit every single one of them then we will carry on with the shop. Last Saturday night (benefit gig) was the fulfilment of a major target!

Fingers crossed they’ll meet their other targets too. The maddest thing about the benefit gig is that it was organised by the manager of Tower Records, fair play to him