Book of the week – They’ve taken our ghettos

They’ve taken our ghettos; A punk history of Woodberry Down Estate Active Distribution Punk rock means so much to me. It’s not a dictionary defined experience and I’ve put a fanzine together asking many for their views on it. For most it comes down to doing what you want to do without impinging in others … Continue reading Book of the week – They’ve taken our ghettos

Book of the week – Striking Back by Mary Manning

Striking back The untold story of an anti apartheid striker Mary manning with sinead o'brien Collins press This is a real tale of David vs Goliath. 10 working class people from Dublin accept a directive from their union and take on a major employer. Much has been written about the Dunne’s stores strike from 1984 … Continue reading Book of the week – Striking Back by Mary Manning

Book of the Week – Silence in the age of Noise

Silence in the age of noise Erling Kagge Penguin books / Random House What a beautiful idea. Pause. Take a breath. Stay quiet. Even momentarily it’s a good thing. When you’re about to explode with rage because the car in front is going too slow. Stop. Reflect. You’ll get there. Sure it’s probably only leading … Continue reading Book of the Week – Silence in the age of Noise

Book of the week – Nasty Women

nasty women A collection of essays and accounts of what it is to be a woman in 21st century 404ink A strong collection of essays from people with strires to tell Katie Muriel explains that her president is not her president and how prejudice exists within family. How do you deal with it? Kristy Diaz … Continue reading Book of the week – Nasty Women

Book of the Week – The Art of Hurling by Daire Whelan

The art of hurling Daire Whelan Mercier Press There is something special about the GAA. I’ve been involved in numerous conversations with people steeped in different sports about the nature of sport. People who, whilst participating, have put in endless hours of work to teach success. Achieving positive results do have a correlation with the … Continue reading Book of the Week – The Art of Hurling by Daire Whelan

Book of the Week – Within The Seat Of War by Adela-hare centenary commemoration committee

Within the seat of war Dublin Dockland and the sinking of the ss hare and ss Adela 1917 Published by the Adela-hare centenary commemoration committee The East Wall History Group run a lot of interesting events. Peoples stories are told of a time when the streets were black and white and people went from short … Continue reading Book of the Week – Within The Seat Of War by Adela-hare centenary commemoration committee

Book of the Week – Nama land by Frank Connolly

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

Book of the Week – Out of the Wreckage – George Monbiot

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

2017 – A Year in Books

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

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!

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!