NAMALAND Frank Connolly Gill books Not that I would know but have you ever told a story where you're not sure of the whole picture? When people start asked big questions confusion kicks in and you wish you’d never started? Well I felt a bit like that when reading this book. There’s so much in it, … Continue reading Book of the Week – Nama land by Frank Connolly
Out of the wreckage A new politics for an age of crisis George monbiot Verso How many dinner parties have you been at in recent times when you have righted all the worlds wrongs? I know most of the ones that I go to have some discussion around housing and jobs and sport. We tend … Continue reading Book of the Week – Out of the Wreckage – George Monbiot
So after completing 27 books in 2016 with a target of 52 I set myself a more realistic target of a book a fortnight for 2017. I was hoping for one a week but thought once a fortnight for a new book would be more manageable. The first book I got through was one we … Continue reading 2017 – A Year in Books
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6FLkt9gD7I One of Canada’s most celebrated music experts, KCC is probably best known as a broadcaster, both on radio and TV. Yet beyond the music there is the man, and his autobiography is a gripping account of a life lived at times in the margins of society where music is a constant companion and driving … Continue reading Interview: Kim Clark Champniss. “Joy Division Changed My Life.” Canadian author talks about punk, interview techniques, music and life. And shows what to do when John Lydon walks out of a Sex Pistols interview!
One of the best books about the music industry is Gareth Murphy’s Cowboys and Indies: The Epic History of the Music Industry. More than just a standard history, the book focuses on the individuals who made huge changes to the industry. People who founded record labels, often as D.I.Y. enterprises on a shoe-string budget. … Continue reading Gareth Murphy on early punk, entrepreneurs and women
It was during my Christmas break in 2015 that I set myself a challenge - Read 52 Books in a year. 1 a week - should be easy? It all started with Steven Gerrard - a christmas present The road to wigan pier followed closely. George Orwells tale of how we can show a brighter future … Continue reading Well, did I do it?
When seeing images from war torn Syria or hearing stories of a people ravaged by war we were moved to try and dom something so we reached out to the music community. I put some of these into Hope *2 fanzine earlier this year but we thought it'd be nice to chronicle the Irish submissions, … Continue reading Contributors to ‘In Concert’
It's been over 12 months in the making but we have finally released In Concert, Favourite Gigs of Ireland's Music Community. When we first saw the heartbreaking pictures from Aleppo we reached out to those people we know best, our friends in the music community. Six months ago Hope *2 came out and this featured … Continue reading In Concert – out now Supporting Irish Red Cross
The lost women of rock music Female musicians of the punk era Helen reddington equinox publications www.equinoxpub.com Books written by academics have a different style. They are historical artefacts and every statement is backed up by examples. This book is of that genre but it's central theme is so important. How awful is it that … Continue reading The Lost Women of Rock Music
Messi More Than A Superstar Icon Books I'm struck by reading messi, more than a superstar at how much Luca Caioli wants to portray Lionel Messi as an ordinary person. A person with an amazing talent that has just stumbled across this life of fame and (ahem...) non payment of taxes. His first coach has … Continue reading Messi – More Than A Superstar