Hope Show Number 30 – the lowdown

http://radioactiveinternational.org/hope-show-number-30/ ‎ 1. Damien Dempsey - Dublin Town 2. 11Paranoias - Reapers Ruin 3. Sonic Youth - Catholic Block 4. Paranoid Visions - Poles Apart 5. Integrity - Suicide Black Snake 6. The Hives - T.H.E. H.I.V.E.S. 7. Black Eyes - Someone Has His Fingers Broken 8. Grant Hart - Awake, Arise 9. The Ex … Continue reading Hope Show Number 30 – the lowdown

what difference does a fortnight make

So I go away for 2 weeks and purposely avoid news. I had great excitement in store when I sat down after a 2 week drought (no not the weather damn you, but that is all over the print) to absorb what has happened in my absence. Frozen Blackberries are carrying hepatitis A, one down … Continue reading what difference does a fortnight make

100 year old man going strong

The one hundred year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared published by Hesperus Press It's been a long time since I was in school. Back in those days it was something that got in the way of playing football or playing cards or hanging around talking about football or cards. There … Continue reading 100 year old man going strong

The family fang – reviewed

The family fang by Kevin Wilson published by picador books This is a smart story. The concept behind the whole thing is compelling. 2 people interested in challenging people's perceptions in the name of art become husband and wife (for real after many times doing it for their art) and have a family. The conundrum … Continue reading The family fang – reviewed

Hope show 29 – the lowdown

hopeshowNumber29 1. The MEKONS - Corporal Chalkie 2. Joe Solo - Aint a got a nothin 3. Ramones - Judy Is a Punk 4. Fugazi Place Position 5. Rites Of Spring - Drink Deep 6. Fawn SPots - Spanish Glass 7. Arcwelder - Everest 8. Leftover Crack - Supermarket Song 9. Star Fucking Hipsters - … Continue reading Hope show 29 – the lowdown

Hope Show 28 – the lowdown

http://radioactiveinternational.org/hope-show-28/ 1. Deathfix - Playboy 2. Wugazi - Killa Hill 3. Sage Francis - Jah Didn't Kill Johnny 4. A Death In The Family - SOmethings Out of Tune 5. Pilger - Disatisfied 6. Against ME - Slurring the Rhythms 7. Shorebirds - Upside Down 8. Bedford Fall - Whos Coat is that Jacket? 9. … Continue reading Hope Show 28 – the lowdown

ICTU BDC Day 3 July 2013

Day 3 Day 3 ICTU conference July 2013 "History will look back on this being a defining conference for the trade union movement" David Begg told us at the end of this session. A session that saw a further 14 motions pass almost unanimously, including 2 emergency ones. I don't think that is the history … Continue reading ICTU BDC Day 3 July 2013

ICTU BDC Day 2 July 2013

And so it continues. Day 2 of ICTU conference saw us listen to and unanimously vote on 17 motions, only one motion had a dissenting voice and that was down to requesting stronger wording from the proposers. 28 motions so far and one that stirred up debate? Today saw some interesting contributions from guest speakers. … Continue reading ICTU BDC Day 2 July 2013

ICTU Conference Belfast July 2013

Day 1 It was with some trepidation and excitement that I attend my first ICTU conference. I have been involved in trade unions in various shapes and guises since entering the workforce in 1987. I have stepped up this involvement in recent years and have been on the edge of the ICTU family. This was … Continue reading ICTU Conference Belfast July 2013

Hope Show 27

Government Issue - Where You Live Great St Louis - RedEye Airfix Kits - Playing Both Sides Hard Skin - Sausage Man The Evens - Timothy Wright Deathfix - Hospital Fugazi - Dear Justice Letter Channels - MayDay Southport - Days Like These, Kings Snuff - Too Late Good Luck - Novel Figure No Choice … Continue reading Hope Show 27