Tag Archives : Video

New Music: Lightships – Sweetness in Her Spark

It was revealed at the start of the year that Gerard Love of Scotland’s Teenage Fanclub would be releasing a full album of self-penned tracks. Coming together under the name Lightships, the group of musicians features Dave McGowan and Brendan O’Hare of Fanclub as well as Bob Kildea, bassist with Belle & Sebastian and Tom Crossley, […]

Kid A Videos

A friend of mine got in touch with me recently. His son, 9 years old had made a video and he wanted to know my thoughts. That I know ‘Kid A’ as I’ll call him [a la radiohead]  uses mac equipment/ programs. Other bits and bobs are purchased as birthday presents [etc] and with pocket money. There […]

Miike Snow’s new video features Destiny’s Child’s ghettofabulous twins

These are good days for pop music; we have Lady Gaga blazing a trail for the interesting and provocative, Plan B shaking things up with Streets-esque tunes and some great home-grown music from the likes of Two Door Cinema Club. Miike Snow joined the pop party last year with their eponymous début featuring the insanely […]


Online video presents The Streamy Awards

Yesterday saw the release of the nominees for the second annual Streamys. For those of you unfamiliar with the awards they celebrate the best in online television and videos. Last year saw some high profile shows, such as personal fave Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, awarded for their greatness and this year is no different. If […]

I don’t think Granny O’ Grimm sings the right words here at all at all

I met Granny O’ Grimm recently – it was quite the encounter and I’m sure I’ll be recounting it to you shortly. Amid the complaints, the grumbles, the overwhelming sense of pessimism and gloom (her life motto is “give up your dreams“), there was actually an attractive streak of divilment in this elderly lady that […]

All the UK’s children’s TV characters together for Children in Need

I liked this a little bit too much for the age of me. ‘Tis very very cute. Fair play to Peter Kay for bringing it all together. The songs he chose are Can You Feel It by The Jacksons, Don’t Stop by Fleetwood Mac, Jai Ho (You Are My Destiny) by The Pussycat Dolls, Tubthumping […]

King Panic Face

We know culture round here. How about cultural differences though? Cultural differences are a more subtle thing. Some differences however. Not so hard to spot. In this case it’s the ‘comedy in the shame of others fear’ culture of the japan. I’d like you to met ‘King Panic Face’. Some how I don’t think we’ll be […]

Achmed the Dead Terrorist is coming to Dublin

SILENCE!! I KILL YOU!!! Batten down the hatches, lock away your virgin daughters, remove the bins from the street and check under your car with mirrors – we’ve just been told that Achmed the Dead Terrorist – the terrifying terrorist – is coming to Dublin next year for the first time, bringing his friend Jeff […]

To get you in the mood for Nick Cave in Vicar St soon

Steph has already posted about Nick Cave’s evening of readings and live music, with Cave joined by Warren Ellis and Martyn Casey to coincide with the publication of The Death of Bunny Munro. The tickets arrived yesterday: Coincidentally I was sent through The Cat Piano, a wonderful video by The People’s Republic of Animation and […]