Book of the Week – Henry Shefflin: The autobiography

Henry Shefflin The autobiography Penguin press I don’t know why I keep coming back to autobiographies. Well I do, but i shouldn’t. There’s people I admire as sports people, activists, involved in the arts. Because of that I think I need to read about them just because they publish a book. I know what they … Continue reading Book of the Week – Henry Shefflin: The autobiography

Play of the Day: Wardruna

Play of the Day - Wardruna I have been listening to Wardruna a bit lately. Theirs is a sound based on feeling. Described as a Norwegian Cult outfit it is a sound of vikings, which gives of a feeling of history when listening. Maybe a New Model Army for Norway, there's layers to the sound, … Continue reading Play of the Day: Wardruna

Garry Borland RIP

It is with shock that we are hearing about the death of the lead singer from Heav Drapes. They played Amsterdam rebellion last weekend and within a couple of days Garry Borland was dead. It weas numbing to read the news. Wild hearted outsider interviewed them here last year after seeing them in Blackpool. We … Continue reading Garry Borland RIP

This Weeks gigs June 5 -11

This Weeks Gigs June 5 - 11 It's a quiet enough week this week but still a couple of things to keep you going. Big names in music like The Beat, Ty Segall, Ginat Sand and the Polecats. A clash of punk for the punks, Expolited in the voodoo lounge and Headsticks in Fibbers. Both … Continue reading This Weeks gigs June 5 -11

Book of the Week – Misogynation

Misogynation The true scandal of sexism Laura bates Simon and schuster Again I’m reading a book that in my utopian world of equality there really should be no need to write. Women experience discrimination and harassment almost daily. Whether that is direct through receiving less pay or opportunities in the workplace or through looks or … Continue reading Book of the Week – Misogynation

Book of the Week – From a low and quiet sea

From a low and quiet sea Donal Ryan Penguin books How many tales of desperation and stories of inhumanity must be told and shared and read before we really start looking after our fellow humans. I heard a good interview with the author who exclaimed his motto in life is to try not to hurt … Continue reading Book of the Week – From a low and quiet sea

Book of the week: When Skateboards will be free – Said Sayrafiezadeeh

When Skateboards will be free My reluctant political childhood Said Sayrafiezadeh Penguin Press This is not an autobiography but a boys story as he goes from baby to child to adolescent in the shadow of parents active in the socialist workers party. So much of it rings true as the parents set out to change … Continue reading Book of the week: When Skateboards will be free – Said Sayrafiezadeeh

Book of the week: The dublin docker – Working loves of dublin sea port

The dublin docker Working loves of dublin sea port Aileen o Carroll and don Bennett Irish academic press I was apprehensive about reading this. Something didn’t quite fit, an academic look on working class dublin. An overview of employees of dublin port. I always find it amusing when academics and those born into privilege can … Continue reading Book of the week: The dublin docker – Working loves of dublin sea port

This Weeks Gigs – May 7 -13

This Weeks Gigs - May 7 -13 Another busy week with the highlight for me being Liberty Hall on Tuesday as a group of punks old and new talk about music as a vehicle for change. We spent a fair bit of time putting this bill together,all under the we shall overcome banner in conjunction … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs – May 7 -13