Ragged trousered philanthropist Robert tressellWordsworth classic Amazing how in a century of development and technology and in a world that was unimaginable over 100 years ago a book came out telling a tale of people who “lived in the verge of want; and that a smaller but still very large number lived lives of semi … Continue reading Book of the week – Ragged Trousered Philathropist
Play of the day - lankum Between earth and sky Rough trade “Overnight” sensations lankum released this double album nearly 2 years ago. overnight in this context means a band that have been grafting away for over 20 years, traveling and playing first as a two piece (lynched) on the edge of punk festivals. In … Continue reading Play of the Day – Lankum
This weeks gigs in Dublin SELF ESTEEM – Sound House, OCT 21 Everyone You Know - Whelans, Oct 22 ORVILLE PECK – Grand Social, Oct 22 THE DELINES – Whelans, Oct 23 Brigid Mae Power - Soundhouse, Oct 23 SKINNY PELEMBE – Whelans Upstairs, Oct 24 Dead Horse Jive + Nerves - Underground, Oct 24 … Continue reading This weeks gigs : Oct 21 – 27
Play of the day - The bomb Indecision No idea RecordsOnce upon a time their was naked raygun. They were neither naked on stage or in any way related to stingrays but the melodies in their hardcore sound were top class. As with most bands they ceased to be and a few years later singer … Continue reading Play of the day – The Bomb
Play of the day - bangers Bird Specialist subject records Guitar terrorists, Bangers, decommissioned their instruments a couple of years ago but we still have the memory of three albums. Bird was their final one and saw the band singing tunes for you to just enjoy listening to. I never tire of them.
Play of the day - lemuria Recreational Hate Big Scary Monsters /Asian Man records / turbo worldwide A pure blast of sensible pop music. This is what pop music should be. No need for any more words, have a listen for yourself
Play of the day - exhex 2nd album form is indie rock band ex hex. It is a power pop rock journey. I was reminded of this band by listening to a recent turned out a punk podcast that interviewed Mart Timony. Mary was in autoclave and helium and has been plodding this mid paced … Continue reading Play of the day – Ex hex
5 steps to a winning mindsetWhat sport can teach us about great leadershipDamian HughesMacMillan Press 5 S.T.E.P.S SimplicityThinkingEmotional intelligence PracticalStory telling For anything to change someone needs to start acting differently. Leaders bring out the most in their team. Like the all blacks mottos “pass the jersey on in a better state than you got … Continue reading Book of the Week – 5 steps to a winning mindset
..a dreamy pop fuzz drenched sound. There is a grungey feel at times with some songs riffing along in a post punk fashion. Nice and lo-fi and laid back with those guitars jangling away.
One big gig in Dublin this week is the tribute to David Berman. David Berman, pavement hero of the Silver Jews and the comeback king of Purple Mountains, passed on August 7. He left behind a corduroy suit made of a hundred gutters, jagged skylines of car keys, 50,000 beer cans and a wild kindness. … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs – Oct 14 – 20