Saturday, September 20, 2008


So I'm kinda new to blogging, but so far I like what I see! There sure is a lot of stuff on that old internet there, makes the old noggin spin!

My band played the Hard Working Class Heroes festival in Dublin last weekend, and met some cool people from you know, the biz. I really didn't realise the extent that people are involved in music, from every aspect, and how much blogging was a part of it. Also random shit like this:
pinched from the Planetary blog

Anyway, just wanted to say hi to anyone who we may have met at HWCH, it was a great spot to meet people and hear some great Irish bands. We could get used to that type of thing!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

RTE: wtf?!

Just enjoying Kill Bill Vol II on RTE2, in the kind of way that you enjoy a second viewing of a movie on TV where you weren't particularly enamoured with paying the €8 (+double that on popcorn and drink) in the cinema for the initial experience. Its really quite good. I love the stop/start action to it, particularly the very cool girl on girl trailer fight scene.

When all of sudden, WHAT THE FUCK - back to Kill Bill in 30 min after the news update, and bullshit news report of Willie O'Dea punching/not punching some skanger in Limerick (and I'm from Limerick so I know one when I see one!)

I really thought RTE had grown out of this shit. For fuck's sake if Tarantino deliberated and saw fit to split the Kill Bill story into two parts, who is the RTE equivalent who sought to put the bloody news right in the middle. The pacing is delicate enough in Tarantino's last rateable film - Deathproof being an unmitigated bucket of shit.

Pisses me off. I'm off to practise the five point palm exploding heart technique.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Carswell's are moving up!

Great news!

I was egosurfing the other day and discovered a new relative!

She's Pastor Lawanda Carswell from Macon, Georgia in the
big US and A and guess what, "God has gifted her with tongues of fire and execution."

Delighted to know there's a Carswell spreading the Good word (or is it good Word, the whole religious capitalisation thing confuses me). Clearly the family resemblence is uncanny!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Waking Life

I suppose its fitting. I wanted to recommend a movie, so sat in front of the DVD collection to see what I could whole-heartedly stand beside as a great movie. My hand flinched to The Dude a few times, you know, some White-Russian-drinking bowling shenanigans, rugs really tying the room together and all that stuff. Of course classic and brilliant.

But then I spotted Richard Linklater's Waking Life. Good old RTE, it was another sterling choice random viewing, probably in the small hours of RTE2's stoner programming. But it made quite an impact at the time, and made it into the DVD library.
Its fitting because my first movie recommendation is about as far as a regular movie as you may be accustomed to. In fact, it can really only be put into the sub-set of a 'film'.
If you've ever wondered:
how you know you're not dreaming right now?
how can any of the choices you make actually make any difference in the world?does anyone else ever think some of the fucked up things that have ran through your head?
what the hell is it all about anyway?

I hope that clears it up anyway! Just watch the movie . . . er, film. Highly recommended. The soundtrack is also amazing.

[Waking Life, written and directed by Richard Linklater 2001]