Soundtracks for ThemAn Urban 75 Open Letter To The Fucking BONGOLOIDS Amongts You. (21.12.2005, 04:11 UTC)
Dear Dance Floor Drummers, You bunch of selfish fucking cunts!!! What kind of fucktard brings a bongo onto the dance floor thinking that they are in anyway contributing to our aural pleasure. In paticular you, the bloke who tried to play almost non stop for the last 3 hours. Only it wasn't non stop was it? It was play some bollocks rythm (and i use the term rythm very loosely) for 10 seconds then stop because your a bit shit, wait ten seconds then start up again and repeat. Non of which was...
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Soundtracks for ThemBabies, sex and flagons, shifting women, getting stoned (21.12.2005, 01:23 UTC)
Was down at the Cork gig last night. God Is An Astronaut were top notch. Whipping Boy were a disaster. To be fair to them, listening to them all these years without ever seeing them as I was too young, meant that myself and those with me at the gig propably had a mythology about them built up in our heads, which was bound to come crashing straight down once this ego in a second rate Jack L costume came stumbling on to the stage, shouting the lyrics of songs. The band were as static as hell, ...
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Soundtracks for ThemCrap Jobs, Crap Holidays and Crap Towns. (17.12.2005, 00:25 UTC)
Crap Towns? "Rain is an integral part of every day modern Bacup living. You would have thought the locals would have realised that when they vandalise something in (stolen) marker pen, that they don’t have to go back the next day and write some more - the rain doesn’t wash stuff off on the INSIDE of the bus stop. The most interesting feature in this cesspool of the Pennines is a sign saying “you are now leaving Bacup”. Or at least it would be if it hadn’...
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Soundtracks for ThemPat The Plank And Terrified Kids (14.12.2005, 17:53 UTC)
Two weeks after Halloween and businesses across the country were doing their best to confuse the fuck out of every one by decking out the Chrimbo lights. Get ready because from December 8th on the city will break into a frenzied panic as culchies descend to get their shopping on. Dare you lurk by the bus stop to Heuston station for all the pushing elbows and country battle axes grabbling their way on to buses as if they were the last exits from hell. Then like flies on shit, and stoners to a 2...
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Soundtracks for ThemRave Captions (14.12.2005, 01:21 UTC)
These just keep coming in on ie-dance, for more of this check out this collection here.
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Soundtracks for ThemZINES AND BlOGS (13.12.2005, 20:49 UTC)
I love zines and think that they are such a great way to self publish and get your ideas out to more people. I was talking to a friend of mine, who writes a zine and runs a zine and bookshop, the other day about blogs, she personaly doens't like them, which at first surprised me because I thought the idea of getting more people writing and more people sharing would be high on her list of good ideas. At the same time she makes her zine on her type writer and is not a fan of computers so of cours...
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Soundtracks for ThemOOP LA! The Poshie Goes Down... (9.12.2005, 19:49 UTC)
For those of us subscribing to the "resistative pleasure " excuse for watching soap operas, tonight was the night, where the cracks in hegemony widened into the erasure of false conciousness in one of the streets oldest loafers. The night when Sally Webster's burgeoning aspirations to the petit-bourgeoise came tumbling down around her head at a prompt taste of her own medicine. A spawn of Blairite revisionism and upward mobility, Sally's exactly the sort of girl who'd vote in Cameron. She's ...
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Soundtracks for ThemJust After Watching Sophie Scholl and In Anticipation Of My Review Here's An Old Article On Nazism. (8.12.2005, 23:43 UTC)
When discussing National Socialism and the German working class; there's no room for romantic accounts of history, its not about matters of myth or dead heroes alive again in effigy. One thing is clear; a class which had consistently risen throughout Germany in the wave of revolution between 1918 and 1923 failed to produce one large scale strike similar to those that broke out in Turin in 1943 under Mussolini, no peppering of exemplary acts against state agents co-ordinated by a revolutionar...
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Soundtracks for Them21st Century Indulgences, Chugging and Corporate Ch Ch- ing. (6.12.2005, 01:35 UTC)
The social welfare office is a bleak place to find yourself on a summer’s afternoon. It's decrepit decor of ruddy orange plastic chairs and ratty gray carpets, scarred with cigarette burns from anxious claimants testify to a lack of state investment and care . With every text and fag leaving another dent in a miserly bank balance, attempting to navigate signing on for the first time is more obstacle course than a walk in the park. The anonymous voice at the other end of the line to the...
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Soundtracks for ThemSaving The Soul Of Rave From Trance. (5.12.2005, 00:27 UTC)
Last week I brought you an incredible cut n pasted, situationist style cartoon warning of the threat posed to the rave scene by the likes of Tiesto. Well, this week, I bring you the perils of the typical night on the dance floor. These just keep coming in on ie-dance, for more of this check out this collection here. I must have come across a dozen or so attempts to super-impose dialogue over kiddies comic strips, noen ever get far beyond the seven shades of situationist shite that inspired ...
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Soundtracks for ThemIts Either Nuclear Power Or Coal - Which Side Are You On? (27.11.2005, 22:04 UTC)
One of the longest running independent video stores in Carlow is having a huge clear out sale at the miniute, with all VHS before 2001 going for 2 squids. Amidst shelves and shelves of video nasties from the eighties I managed to find a copy of Strike! A 1988 comedy about what what happen if anyone from Hollywood was to make a film of the Miner's strike. Alexi Sayle was involved in it, apparently he was in some sort of Albanian supporting communist party in the 1980's. It's middling funny, w...
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Soundtracks for Them€2:85 For A Tepid Chocolate? (27.11.2005, 14:47 UTC)
With original reporting coming to dominate over the action reports of old, Indymedia is getting better and better. On the quality of Starbucks, I was in there myself the othe day, after scanning the overhead menu for the cheapest item, I got served this middling sized cup of hot chocolate that was more tepid than hot with a great dollop of UHT cream mounted on the top of it for added authenticity. It tasted like frothy piss to be honest, except it had a €2.85 price tag, which is beyond ...
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Soundtracks for ThemThe Exorcism Of Emily Rose (26.11.2005, 02:41 UTC)
Ever wondered what Law and Order would be like if faced with sudden colonization by an exorcist and a body contorting possession victim? Look no further, because in The Exorcism of Emily Rose you'll find exactly that. Following in the wake of box office stomper of Gibson's The Passion of Christ, is another religious revival fest. Scott Derrickson, manufacturer of moronic b-movie's like “Hellraiser: Inferno” moves into the realm of serious production and even bigger ideas in a ra...
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Soundtracks for ThemReview: Eurythmics The Ultimate Collection (20.11.2005, 14:32 UTC)
Here was an opportunity to explore what could be one of the greater musical artefacts of the 1980's or so I thought. Emerging from the smouldering ruin of post-punk, what made this lot matter back in the eighties was the fusion of Stewarts mechenical synthlines with the harsh humanity of Lennox's vocals. Unfortunately somewhere along the way Lennox's vocals came to dominate, and yer man picked up guitar. By the time “Sweet Dreams” has swung around four tracks in, the...
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Soundtracks for ThemPep Me Up On Coffee And Sure I'll Slap Me Finest Fake Grin On Shall I? (14.11.2005, 01:35 UTC)
Try walking from Rathmines to the centre of town on any day of the week, you'll find the place teeming with them. It becomes easy to understand why the nation's spleen found a new target for abuse with the entry of “chugger” into the OED. At once every urban area's new social pariah, the industry of charity mugging grows at a frantic rate as the most visible method of fund-raising. For most of us awareness around chugging extends little beyond the daily shared avoidance stra...
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Soundtracks for ThemSomeone Bash The Fuckers Responsible For This (12.11.2005, 15:48 UTC)
The Slate did it with cruel effect in snappy accompanying captions., ripping the piss out of the monged patrons of Dublin's niteclubs in a recurring opening two page spread of photos of the punters out and about. Now a magazine called Bash is set to join the stacked, wads of paper in corners of video stores and cafes across the city. Modelling itself on a combination of celebrity photo pages at the start of mags and the social dairies at the back of them, Bash has a remarkably democratic ...
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Soundtracks for ThemSo Does The Audience Even Matter Anymore? (12.11.2005, 15:48 UTC)
The Slate did it with cruel effect in snappy accompanying captions, ripping the piss out of the monged patrons of Dublin's niteclubs in a recurring opening two page spread of photos of the punters out and about. Now a magazine called Bash is set to join the stacked, wads of paper in corners of video stores and cafes across the city. Modelling itself on a combination of celebrity photo pages at the start of mags and the social dairies at the back of them, Bash has a remarkably democratic rati...
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Soundtracks for ThemFrom The DEAF Onwards. (10.11.2005, 22:48 UTC)
If you follow this blog at all you'll have noticed that The Dublin Electronic Arts Festival rolled around the city again recently, and being sly fuckers two of us managed to squeeze guest list inclusions for quite a few of the gigs.Despite the overwhelming hype around the festival, the stand out gig for myself was from outside its remit. Exile/Chevron was in many ways a warning of things to come. A relatively small club in the north-side of Dublin and a gathering storm of the disaffected, to...
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Soundtracks for ThemMary Camden Has Sinned Again. (3.11.2005, 17:05 UTC)
That skanky ho Mary Camden has sinned again. For long term viewers of Seventh Heaven, this can't come as much of a shock. Residing in the sort of television universe where the cliff-hanger ending of the first season was a camera close up of Mary's (Jessica Beil) face as she was handed a bottle of beer at a party. Viewers nerves were left painfully taut, fingers bitten to the quick as anticipation mounted as to wheter or not she would take a sip. Of course she did, and a personifcation of evi...
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Soundtracks for ThemFuck the Gardia (31.10.2005, 01:14 UTC)
Last night I had the urge to punch a cop but do to the consequences of such actions I kept my fists to myself took down there numbers and swore I would make a complaint. Yesterday after a twelve hour shift james myself and a few mates decided we would drink a few cans before going into the gig to save money. We were sitting by the Liffey on boardwalk chatting away. Every time guards walked by we would hide our cans and they would walk by without taking notice. But the last time guards wal...
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Soundtracks for ThemFuck the Garda (31.10.2005, 01:14 UTC)
Last night I had the urge to punch a cop but due to the consequences of such actions I kept my fists to myself took down their numbers and swore I would make a complaint. Yesterday after a twelve hour shift James myself and a few mates decided we would drink a few cans before going into the gig to save money. We were sitting by the Liffey on the boardwalk chatting away. Every time guards walked by we would hide our cans and they would walk by without taking notice. But the last time gua...
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Soundtracks for ThemMasters Of The Accidental (or is that stoned?) Metaphor/ A Halloween Special. (30.10.2005, 01:59 UTC)
It's Hallow'een again, and once more I'm failed by the national Broadcaster. Bank holiday viewing on the terristrial channels always revolves around several doses of under thought out, straight to video movies for brats or Hollywood blockbusters to unite the family just after the watershed. This year is no different, with RTE giving the finger to the season of fright, by dishing out Omen II as its flagship horrow classic, ripped out of its context as part of a series and lazily used to shore...
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Soundtracks for ThemA day of fitness (29.10.2005, 17:52 UTC)
My years living in Ireland have caught up to me, chipper food and pints are a bad combination. I noticed this year the full summer pasted before I realised it had really began. Being a Canadian we believe in a few things, tolerance, layering and seasons. You realise summer is coming and with out consciously thinking about it your foods change, your intake lowers and you disregard your hibernation meal styles for fruit and little else. Living in Ireland has kept me on a constant hibernation d...
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Soundtracks for ThemMan is the new middle east (29.10.2005, 17:50 UTC)
Men are the original terrorist it would seem. The fear tactics used to protect women from this dark stranger in the alleys or even from the cunning, good looking manipulative man on the streets in the day resembles the paranoia during war times gone past or newer anti-terrorist propaganda. The idea that we need to be on guard 24 hours day and walk around in a constant state of fear places the women as a constant victim as a week vulnerable entity that needs to be in fear of her life and exi...
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Soundtracks for ThemCharting Your Cycle (29.10.2005, 17:42 UTC)
Last week a group of women and a few token men sat in a lamp lit room on cushions snacking on tea and biscuits and listened to the adventures in menstration, a two women team reading from zines and telling stories of menstration. Your rag, the time of the month, your friend or your period, what ever you happen to say seems to be a mystery to most and a tabboo for many. The event itself was great, but the best part like usual is the discussions in the pub. Thats when the horror stories come ...
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Soundtracks for ThemA day of fitness (28.10.2005, 16:04 UTC)
My years living in Ireland have caught up to me, chipper food and pints are a bad combination. I noticed this year the full summer pasted before I realised it had really began. Being a canadian we beleive in a few things, totlerance, layering and seasons. You realise summer is coming and with out consciously thinking about it your foods change, your intake lowers and you disregard your hibernation meal sytles for fruit and little else. Living in Ireland has kept me on a constant hibernation...
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Soundtracks for ThemWhy would we marry? (27.10.2005, 23:20 UTC)
The following is a interview I did with my law and inequality and law proffessor. She is brillant, when I was working at OUThouse she came and did a talk on partnership rights and was ableto express herself in a way that everyone could understand. This interview has already been printed in wsm's newspaper and spread around the internet. Today my flatmate got it in an email from some anarchism list from the states that he is on!!! Interview with Judy Walsh on a personal capacity T: ...
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Soundtracks for ThemOver In Langerland and Beyond. (18.10.2005, 22:08 UTC)
You may have noticed that The Frames have been reduced to an abusive shorthand for everything that's wrong with the Dublin indie scene on this site since its inception. Full of their own sense of sincerity, and framed by the head nodding antics of that other dismal muppet David Gray on a national level, the seeds were sown for the generation of moaning po-faced singer song writer cunts that now represent the elite of Dublin music. To cruel effect, a group of IT Tallaght students have develop...
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Soundtracks for ThemBoards Of Canada: The Campfire Headphase and One Trick Ponies (16.10.2005, 13:06 UTC)
Under their Boards of Canada alias, Scottish brothers Mike and Marcus Sandinson have become deities within the so called “intelligent” dance music scene. They offer aural equivalents of the imaginative potential a kid feels when presented with an empty card board box. Wrapped in artwork that mimics whole sale the covers on previous releases, their aching sense of wonder has once again been borne out across 15 tracks. You are struck by how amazingly minimal for the most part the...
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Soundtracks for ThemDEAF ’05: A SUPERSONIC TONIC FOR DUBLIN’S ARTS SCENE (11.10.2005, 15:43 UTC)
It’s October again. We’re settled back in college and the nights are getting shorter. For party people, hot days spent at festivals and dancing in the sunshine over the summer are just a memory now. But October is a time of change in the music industry-new artists, releases and genres. And that means its time for the Dublin Electronic Arts Festival. DEAF was launched in 2001 to provide both a platform for Irish artists and DJs and a networking opportunity for the Irish and internati...
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