What have the unions ever done for us – Pt2

I was back in work this week after last weeks conference. It’s hard trying to hold down a full time job while juggling the interest of members and their issues. I was straight back into it and trying to organize a local branch meeting. These are the bread and butter of union activities and the … Continue reading What have the unions ever done for us – Pt2

What have the union ever done for us Pt1

So the civil service divisional conference was interesting an eventful. It started and finished with a suspension of standing orders and a whole lot of ire in between. What I found really interesting was when we eventually got to discuss motions. The stance agreed by the three former strands were pretty much unanimous. It wasn’t a … Continue reading What have the union ever done for us Pt1

Punk Rock and Teenage kicks in troubled times

Punk Rock and Teenage kicks in troubled times In 1977 Punk Rock was shaking up the world of music while an angry & defiant youth culture was born . But while the Sex Pistols predicted "Anarchy in the U.K." they did so from the comfort of Carnaby Street in London , while for some the … Continue reading Punk Rock and Teenage kicks in troubled times

Play of the Day – IDFS

https://youtu.be/MR1EReWfw-E Play of the Day - In Dire Fuckin Straits what a better way to celebrate the reurn of fans to Bloomfield road to watch their football team than having IDFS as Play of the Day. For thos who don't follow football and for those who do but don't go outside League Of ireland or … Continue reading Play of the Day – IDFS

This Weeks Gigs – May 18 – 24

A nice weekend ahead for straight forward punk rock. Angry Agenda have had to pull out of travelling but United Bottles will keep the street singalong vibe going on Saturday in the Undergorund. The Alternative Sunday Social is still flying along with Dubtones providing your Sunday afternoon tunes this week. An interesting start to the … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs – May 18 – 24

Play of the day – Iron Chic

https://youtu.be/mexA0_Pi39A I wouldn't even have to listen to this record to know I'm going to like it. Any band that can be compared to RVIVR, Jawbreaker, Hot Water Music, Dillinger Four and Superchunk in the one breath have to be worth listening to. This record has been out over a year and was written by … Continue reading Play of the day – Iron Chic

Play of the Day – Mark Stewart

Back in a time when post punk was about to be unleashed as a genre Mark Stewart founded the Pop Group. A band that took the barbed wire of punk rock and mixed some funk and dub but always with resistance and rebellion in the message. After the Pop Group Mark immersed himself more in … Continue reading Play of the Day – Mark Stewart