Sigla BlogMusic, sweet music (22.12.2005, 17:05 UTC)
* I had a big serious blog post to put up but my head is very tender and thumpy today so I'll save it for tomorrow. I wanted to mention various music bits and pieces in no particular order. * Having discovered the Broken Social Scene and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah albums at the [...]
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Sigla BlogMusic, sweet music (22.12.2005, 17:04 UTC)
I had a big serious blog post to put up but my head is very tender and thumpy today so I'll save it for tomorrow. I wanted to mention various music bits and pieces in no particular order. Having discovered the Broken Social Scene and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah albums at the same time, [...]
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Sigla BlogThe weird (and probably) passé meme (21.12.2005, 12:28 UTC)
I've only just spotted that both United Irelander and Mish tagged me with this 'weird habits' meme. I've never really thought about my idiosyncracies so here's how it works: The first player of this game starts with the topic “five weird habits of yourself,” and people who get tagged need to write an entry about [...]
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Sigla BlogBlogger meeting: Twenty Major in “nice guy” shocker (21.12.2005, 09:30 UTC)
Apologies for the recent absenteeism, it’s all been a bit hectic around these parts. I finished all my pre-Christmas work yesterday so decided to head in to the blogger/freelancer meet-up. It’s always weird to put names to faces but I was delighted to meet Padraig and Colm from In Fact, Ah, Claire from Ginger [...]
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Sigla BlogComments fixed but some went AWOL (15.12.2005, 14:34 UTC)
I've been having some problems with the comments here, but it seems to be fixed now (thanks Damien). It seems that some comments made in the last 24 hours have disappeared in to the ether, so if you really want to get that baby off your chest, feel free to repost. Also if [...]
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Sigla BlogDoor to Door and The Sacred Heart (15.12.2005, 13:26 UTC)
I know that Christmas tends to be silly season, with everyone overdoing it on the booze and shopping front. Consumerism and spending money has eclipsed what is supposed to be a religious festival (if, of course, you're religious) and if you think that retail and religiosity are mutually exclusive, think again because the strangest thing [...]
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Sigla BlogSo now it’s Celtic? (15.12.2005, 09:49 UTC)
God bless Roy Keane's knees. According to today's Guardian, Keane is about to sign an 18-month contract with Celtic. In doing so, he will take a massive weekly pay cut (of £70,000) but will still become the highest paid player in Celtic's history according to The BBC because Denis Desmond is prepared to subsidise [...]
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Sigla Blog10 Reasons For Ferguson To Go (14.12.2005, 13:22 UTC)
Further to yesterday's mini-rant about Alex Ferguson, this comes courtesy of United Rant who outline their 10 Reasons For Fergie To Go. Ferguson, of course believes that United's current stricken run is all the fault of the media.
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Sigla BlogMichel Houellebecq, Blog meet-up, Jarhead, Crack Criminals, The Golden Globes… (13.12.2005, 16:42 UTC)
Mulitiple deadlines this week so I haven't had a chance to blog at all. I've got a lot of TV/Radio stuff on the moment but I hope to be back tomorrow, but I wanted to mention a a couple of things in the interim: Cillian Murphy has been nominated for a Golden Globe for his [...]
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Sigla BlogTG4 agus an teanga Gaeilge (10.12.2005, 16:59 UTC)
I'll stop right there on the Gaeilge front and spare you my very patchy Irish, but I have been wanting to mention something about the Irish language for a while and find that today, I have the perfect excuse. I had a conversation some time ago with That Girl where we both admitted we'd like [...]
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Sigla BlogComment spam at Irishblogs.info (9.12.2005, 17:58 UTC)
What's going on with all the comment spam on Irishblogs.info?
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Sigla BlogReportage of the women and blogging debate (9.12.2005, 14:54 UTC)
My earlier post about Irish women bloggers provoked a lot of cross-blog debate, notably between the very women I was attempting to engage in the first place. The thread is still pulling in a lot of comments for anyone who is following the discussion. Whatever your viewpoint on any aspect of the discussion - feminism, [...]
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Sigla BlogRTE can damage your car (7.12.2005, 20:10 UTC)
I was all set to blog something about airport security prompted by Damien who points out the farcical security at the Dublin airport - and all for the love of getting a domestic flight. I was going mention that I'm flying to London ridiculously early in the morning for work, so as well as being [...]
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Sigla BlogPoliticians’ wives and the goldfish bowl (6.12.2005, 18:54 UTC)
Last night Channel showed a documentary called Married To The Prime Minister. Unsurprisingly, cameras followed Tony Blair's wife Cherie and explored her life within - as she puts it - "the goldfish bowl" of Number 10 Downing Street. We were shown Cherie's life as wife to the PM and all the duties that come [...]
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Sigla BlogFlower sellers: A cautionary tale (5.12.2005, 14:01 UTC)
On Saturday night I went to one of the most interesting gigs of the year. Cocorosie are two sisters with extraordinary voices. Bianca sings like a cross between Billie Holiday and Stina Nordenstam while Sierra whoops operatically, raps and sings pop. Both are multi-instrumentalists and have created one of the most unique sounds I've heard [...]
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Sigla BlogGod “knocked for six” by Vatican decision to shut limbo (2.12.2005, 15:36 UTC)
Another guest blogger this week after Ernie's George Best sonnet, this time from my friend Paul in Barcelona gives his a wry take on Pope Benedict's pronouncements on homosexuality and the priesthood earlier this week. God “knocked for six” by Vatican decision to shut limbo - Heaven braces itself for huge soul influx God is said [...]
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Sigla BlogIt’s a good thing I work from home… (2.12.2005, 13:47 UTC)
Being freelance, I get to work at home. This means that, contrary to popular belief, I actually get up every morning at the same time, generally quite early, and start work. I don't stay in bed until the afternoon only to roll out from under the duvet just to watch Ricki Lake. [...]
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Sigla BlogWomen still under-represented in the Irish bloggersphere (1.12.2005, 13:27 UTC)
A couple of weeks back Damien Mulley posted a link to a story on Google’s blog news channel about the most powerful women in the bloggersphere. Damien’s laconic response was spot on: “We need more women in the blogosphere and more non techies.” In the comments section of the news story, there were two links. One [...]
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Sigla BlogAre the IBTS homophobic? (30.11.2005, 18:10 UTC)
Fiona over at Mental Meanderings has posted a interesting piece about whether an IBTS policy of refusing blood from gay men is homophobic. Fiona thinks that it is and while I myself have issues with their policy, I don't think the IBTS are intrinsically homophobic. My experience of the organisation has been largely positive [...]
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Sigla BlogA Valedictory sonnet for Georgie Best (28.11.2005, 16:05 UTC)
Courtesy of Ernie Whalley (scribbled over lunch hour he tells me). Farewell, Bestie, if not quite the best You far outdribbled almost all the rest. A salivatory genius in your youth, Who could have far outgobbed El Hadji Djouf. In midst of fulsome eulogies we beg Time to consider poor Glyn Pardoe's leg And all the red and yellow cards and fines For [...]
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Sigla BlogNew Irish Music Award announced (28.11.2005, 14:48 UTC)
Forget the rather uninspiring Meteor Awards: a new Irish music prize has been announced to celebrate the work of Irish musicians. The Choice Music Prize will be awarded to an Irish album of 2005 chosen by a panel of 12 media professionals representing Irish print, radio and TV. From an inaugural shortlist of [...]
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Sigla BlogBest albums (five lists) of 2005 (26.11.2005, 15:05 UTC)
Don’t blame me. Before the best of lists really kick off, In Fact, Ah had already started this a couple of weeks back, followed up with a very broad-ranging, disparate list from Auds over at realitycheck(dot)ie. Me, being me, I can’t just decide on a top ten, so I’ve come up with a [...]
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Sigla BlogKeane for Portsmouth player/manager job? (24.11.2005, 13:16 UTC)
Further to all the where-will-Keane-go speculation, my (other) brother has just informed me that Portsmouth have just sacked Alain Perrin as Manager and that he reckons Keane might be offered a player manager deal...
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Sigla BlogDunphy’s outburst on RTE last night (24.11.2005, 11:55 UTC)
Did anyone watch RTE's Champions League coverage last night? In my doped-up teeth haze I wasn't in the humour for watching Liverpool (I'd had enough teeth pulled for one day) so I missed Dunphy's outburst. My brother tells me that Newstalk presenter responded to a remark in an article by "some journalist" (anyone know who?) [...]
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Sigla BlogThe wisdom of teeth - and painkillers, steroids, antibiotics… (23.11.2005, 15:50 UTC)
No blogging from me until the yelping pain in my face goes away. Am writing from the couch having just had a wisdom tooth removed under sedation in hospital (I actually typed 'sedition' first time there, but I went to theatre quietly without inciting a riot and I think the drugs are talking/taking effect). [...]
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Sigla BlogAhern on the Impac list - world gone mad (22.11.2005, 11:20 UTC)
If further proof were ever needed that book prizes are being dumbed down, I've just spotted a story in today's Irish Times revealing Cecilia Ahern is on the longlist for the 2006 Impac Award. (The link isn't working at the moment probably due to outraged book lovers trying to click on the site and make [...]
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Sigla BlogAhern on the Impac list - world gone mad (22.11.2005, 11:14 UTC)
If further proof were ever needed that book prizes are being dumbed down, I've just spotted in today's Irish Times revealing Cecilia Ahern is on the longlist for the IMPAC award. (The link isn't working at the moment probably due to outraged book lovers trying to click on the site and make sure Frank McNally's article [...]
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Sigla BlogNot quite Jaws music (21.11.2005, 15:37 UTC)
Currently, there is a cello being recorded in my sitting-room. Lots of eerie staccato and pizzicato going on, making the hairs on the back of my neck leap up. Maybe I'll add a cello to my 'biggest ambition' list, along with that much longed-for xylophone.
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Sigla BlogKeane and Vieira to be teammates? (21.11.2005, 13:18 UTC)
Apologies for the lack of posting, I've been in mourning for Roy Keane and extremely busy. There has been enough commentary and op-ed stuff about Keane doing the rounds over the weekend, but all I can say is that it proves what an arrogant fool Alex Ferguson is and I for one have increasingly fallen out [...]
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Sigla BlogThe Whitbread Book Awards and waitresses (16.11.2005, 19:26 UTC)
The shortlist for the 2005 Whitbread book awards have been announced and this story should give every aspiring writing hope. Rachel Zadok won this year's Richard & Judy novel-writing competition and is now in the running for the Whitbread First Novel award. She faces three other books including Tash Aw's acclaimed The Harmony Silk Factory. On [...]
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