Book of the week – the gunk punk undergut

We never LearnThe gunk punk undergut 1988-2001Eric DavidsonBackbeat Publishing What is this punk rock monster that has evolved? So many different interpretations to a form of music and a word that was meant as a derogatory put down towards a fellow human. So many different forms and so many directions and tangents. I’m often accused … Continue reading Book of the week – the gunk punk undergut

Book of the week – the first Sunday In September

the first Sunday in September Tadhg Coakley Mercier press Sport is a leveler they say. When I was an idealistic teenager getting ready to change this world I stopped playing sport and went in protest marches. My training ground became gigs or rehearsal rooms as I planned on moving our nuclear clock away from 7 … Continue reading Book of the week – the first Sunday In September

Book of the week – A year with the Dubs

A year with the dubsDaire Whelan Gill and Macmillan I love reading history books. Of course what defines history? Yesterday? Last century? If it happened it’s history as far as I’m concerned so a book about dublin gaa in 2008 is an historical artifact. This book was written in a different era, the tiger in … Continue reading Book of the week – A year with the Dubs

Book of the Week – My name is Lucy Barton

My name is Lucy BartonElizabeth strongRandom House Publishing This is a love story, a story of a soldier whose actions in world war 2 haunted him forever. A story of his wives unconditional love and support. A story of poverty. A story of a daughter in hospital with a tortured relationship with her mother who … Continue reading Book of the Week – My name is Lucy Barton

Book Of the Week – Chronicles of our troubled times

Chronicles on our troubled timesThomas PikettyPenguin books This is a series of essays written as Europe was trying to come to terms with a financial crisis. This crisis evolved after the populace saw a 60% increase in wealth being absorbed by 1% of the people. We are still coming to terms with that crash as … Continue reading Book Of the Week – Chronicles of our troubled times

Book of the Week – Another Brooklyn

Another BrooklynJacqueline WoodsonHarper Collins This is a coming of age novel about 4 girls growing up in 1970s bushwick, Brooklyn. You can imagine the summers as they sit on the steps of houses, people playing on the streets with an innocence while the underbelly of the world is just below the surface. Kids oblivious to … Continue reading Book of the Week – Another Brooklyn

Book Of the Week : In Support of an ideal

In support of an ideal Jack Nalty: from east wall to the Ebro  East wall history group A lovely idea from east wall history group. A small booklet telling important stories of people whose actions demand of our attention. Jack Nalty is one of those. A resident of east wall and born into a time in … Continue reading Book Of the Week : In Support of an ideal

Book Of The Week : In On The Killtaker

33 1/3 In in the kill taker Joe gross Bloomsbury I love this 33 1/3 series where you take an album and write a book about it. I love it even more when fugazi are the recipients of the research. In this age of playlists and songs here, songs there it was a privilege to sit … Continue reading Book Of The Week : In On The Killtaker

Book of the Week – Dublin the chaos years

Dublin - The Chaos Years Neil Cotter Penguin Books For many sports fans worldwide Croke Park means very little. For every sport fan in ireland it is the complete opposite. Regardless whether football, hurling or camogie is your thing or not if you’re Irish and interested in sport you know how much an all ireland … Continue reading Book of the Week – Dublin the chaos years