Friday, October 23, 2009

Romance & Cigarettes

Watching Splash with Tom Hanks on TG4 reminded me of this somewhat more impressive underwater scene from John Turturro's hugely underrated and ignored Romance & Cigarettes. Mind the crude content for ye of a sensitive disposition.

also, check this out for an insight into some of Turturro's most iconic role

Thursday, October 22, 2009

BPLO at HWCH, live on 2XM

Had a fantastic and busy weekend with The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra at this year's Hard Working Class Heroes festival. Really enjoyed our multiple sets (one of them below) and it was nice to meet some great peeps and check out a one or two decent bands along the way (not that there weren't more, just that's all I got to see). It really is a great festival, and I love the feel of the city with all the gigs going on. Even got to meet a few heads I haven't seen in a very long time. Of course, we also had an excuse for a few pints - on a school night can you believe it!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Pure Class

Feast your eyes on this:

Great hair
Great mustache
Fantastic suit.
Classy set.
Superb audience members.
It's got frigging everything this video.

What a legend.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

this is becoming a nasty habit . . .

. . . apologies to all West Indie Hour listeners and indeed Play The F**king Note readers, both strands have been suffering lately due to a wide range of factors. There will be more news on both, and a lot more besides, but in the meantime here's a pleasant distraction:

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

West Indie Hour Playlist - 19th July

It's Yours - David Kitt
Nostalgia - Froud
Devil And Me - The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra
Devil & Me - Armoured Bear
Reelin' In The Years - Steely Dan
Watching The World Go By - Autamata
Days Go By - RSAG
Reuben - Cathy Davey
Close To Me - The Cure
Everybody Knows - The Unseen Guest
Amelia - BellX1
Ease My Mind - 202s
Company In My Back (live) - Wilco

West Indie Hour Playlist - 12th July

Who Cares About Sunshine? - 202s
Foolish Love - Prenup
Into My Arms - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Turn The Magic On - Messiah J & The Expert
Happy Thoughts - Vyvienne Long
Seventeen - Saville
Mirage - size2shoes
Grace - Julie Feeney
Green Light GO - Walter Mitty & The Realists
Wait A While - Doug Sheridan
Grace Jones - The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra
Blindsided - Bon Iver
Wake Up - The Infomatics
Graveyard - Jape

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

West Indie Hour Playlist - Sun 5th July

Love Is A Tricky Thing - Julie Feeney
Good One - Fred
Blossoms In The Street - Wallis Bird
Red Right Hand - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
The Universal - Blur
Hands - Emmet Scanlan & What The Good Thought
Down, Under The Sea - Villagers
Your Protector - Fleet Foxes
Brittle Bones - Giveamanakick
Mister Petit - Headgear
Myth - Julie Feeney
Pariah Chimes - Peter Delaney
Frozen Still - Max Greenwood

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

West Indie Hour Playlist 21st June 09

Tenerife (Cruisin' Paradise) - Mundy
Each And Every One Of Us - Dark Room Notes
Who Cares About Sunshine - 202s
Straight To You - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Grounds For Divorce - Elbow
Golden Age - TV On The Radio
After The Gold Rush - Neil Young
My Culture - 1 Giant Leap
Solar - Halfset
Lille - Lisa Hannigan
For A Long, Long Time I've Been In Pieces - Villagers
All I Want - The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra

Thursday, June 18, 2009

strange . . .

. . . the other day I just remembered that I have a blog. How odd.

And I never post to it any more. Even stranger.

Sadly, being the reasonably impulsive and short-span attentioned young man I am, things tend to drift off. Honestly, sometimes my mind can just wander off right in the middle of sente . . ..

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

West Indie Hour Playlist - Sun 3rd May

Stop - Delorentos
Kiernan McMullan - Borderline
Down, Under The Sea - Villagers
Little Death - One Day International
Smile - Seneca
Is There No Freedom? - Garrett Wall Band
The Hole In The Boat - Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club
Song To Be Over - The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra

If You Want To - Armoured Bear
Alone Like That - David Kitt
The Wishing Seat - Adrian Crowley
What Happens When The Heart Just Stops - The Frames
Emer's Dream - Colm Mac Con Iomaire
Roscoe - Midlake

Monday, April 27, 2009

West Indie Hour Playlist 26th April

Move It On - David Kitt
Born and Blown Away - Roy Shiels
Waiting For The Night To Come - Mundy
Is There No Freedom? - Garrett Wall Band
You Know What You Want - Red Eskimo
Back To Before - Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club
The Meaning Of The Ritual - Villagers
Mary - The Four Of Us
Mirage - size2shoes
The Bee Keepers Wife - Adrian Crowley
Ease My Mind - 202s
Phil Lynott - Jape
Pistachio - Lisa Hannigan

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I Heart Huckabees

Great film, great end of bank holiday show for RTE. 
Kind of funny when you think about it, the Holy weekend that was in it, all about Jesus and whatnot, to be concluded by a funny and thoroughly existential movie such as I Heart Huckabees. No harm at all. The winning quality is in the little details in this movie, everything from the cutesy soundtrack to the imagination/dream animations, down to Wahlberg's brashness and Tomlin and Hoffman's idiosycracies. Jude Law is also excellent, a pretty different type of role for him. And as for the subject matter, right up my alley . . . one of my favourite movies of all time.
This gag reel is pretty good - check out Dustin Hoffman letting one rip. It belies a stranger working environment as witnessed in this video of director David O Russell going crazy at Lily Tomlin. Nasty.

West Indie Hour Playlist 12th April

Streetwise - Jape
Tenerife (Cruising Paradise) - Mundy
Fee Da Da Dee - The Guggenheim Grotto
14 Days - Arkitekt
Happy Thoughts - Vyvienne Long
It Over - R.S.A.G.
Mirrorball - Elbow
Ease My Mind - 202s
Down, Under The Sea - Villagers
Song 4 - Drumming Room
Salmon - Halfset

Monday, March 30, 2009

West Indie Hour Playlist 29th March

Don't forget, tickets to The Great Friday Festival to giveaway, email quick!!

Let It Be Known - Shane Barry & The Distractions
Turn The Magic On - Messiah J & The Expert
Heads - Herm
You Know What I Want To Know - David Kitt
Red Is The Number - Walter Mitty & The Realists
Ivory Heart - Tadhg Cooke
Fear - Fred
Intro - The Infomatics
Wake Up - The Infomatics
Faces In The Water - Max Greenwood
Mirrorball - Elbow
Gold - Interference

Monday, March 23, 2009

West Indie Hour Playlist 22nd March

Days Go By - R.S.A.G.

Four Out Of Five - The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra

Stop - Delorentos

Stop - Shane Barry & The Distractions

Keep Me Clear - Fred

Solar - Halfset

The Turn - Stace Gill

(Intro) - Sigur Ros

Svefn-g-englar - Sigur Ros (ten min of Sigur Ros!)

Amelia - BellX1

Back Seat - David Geraghty

Estelle - Armoured Bear

Bless Our Tiny Hearts - Adrian Crowley

Monday, March 16, 2009

West Indie Hour Playlist 15th March

Little Death - One Day International
These Icy Waters - Adrian Crowley
Blossoms In The Street - Wallis Bird
14 Days - Arkitekt
Nostalgia - Froud
Alligator Farm - My Invention
Six Hours - Aine Duffy
The Turn - Stace Gill
I Don't Know - Lisa Hannigan
Rhodes/Bells/Vibes - Halfset
Evergreen - Fred
Ghost For You - Doug Sheridan
Roscoe - Midlake

Oh God Poor America

Okay, so Miley Cyrus wants to meet Radiohead backstage at the grammy's, 'cause they're like one of her like favourite bands like rock Gods and like she would just like cry and like stand out in the cold even if it was like zero degrees out just to meet them, but they said no thanks, "we don't do that". 

She says she's going to "tell everyone" and ruin them.
Radiohead spokesman criticizes her 'self of entitlement'.

She is, like, an idiot. Although I feel its not even all her fault.

Warning: following the link to the audio and listening to the radio piece may forever taint your opinion of the United States/the future of radio/humanity in general or at the very least Miley Cyrus.

p.s. - she closes her eyes when singing not because it means a lot but because its awkward like looking at people while you sing. 

really don't listen to it.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

West Indie Hour Playlist 8th March

The West Indie Hour was back this week after a brief interuption in service.

Playlist 8th March
I Was A Man - Jape
The Lights - Fred
Shuffle Your Feet - The Kinetiks
The Great Defector - Bellx1
Megaphone Man - Messiah J & The Expert
Good For What Ails You - Seneca
Sucker Punch - Walter Mitty & The Realists
Little Deaths - One Day International
Brittle Bones - Giveamanakick
At The Heart Of All Of This Strangeness - Jape
Walk On Part - Adrian Crowley
There Is A Time - Luka Bloom

Friday, February 20, 2009

RE: falling off the face of the earth

I just wanted to leave a quick note here in case (God forbid) anyone might actually stumble across this once fine blog, and wonder

"Whatever happened to that young man who used to rant and rave and blog of a time? Such a nice young man."

Well, due to some logistal issues and computer related setbacks/developments, blogging has been postponed for a while.
I do hope to return to play the f**king note in the future, so please don't forget about us forever. Who knows, some day you might be thinking to yourself (in an English accent)

"I do wonder whether that nice young man has gotten up off his arse and posted any delightful blogs. Such a nice arse."

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

ah hello again

It's been an extremely long time since my last post, so there is a bit of news to catch up on. I suppose first and foremost is my new job as presenter of The Cinema Show on Spin South West. I'll be presenting an hour long look at the latest in cinema and DVD releases, news, reviews and interviews.
Started just before Christmas and most recently Alan Owens of The Limerick Leader joined me for a bit of a ram-shackle preview of 2009 movies (just can't get out of lazy Christmas mode!). Here's one I'm really looking forward to:

So be sure to tune into the Cinema Show on Spin South West 8.45 - 9.45pm Sundays!! I'll try to get my head around Podcasts and all that jazz too.