Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Yet another tragic musical death. God I'm sounding like me mother every day."do you know who's Dead". On the evening of 15Th September 1977, Marc and Gloria (Marcs Girl friend) attended Morton's Club in London. They left in the early hours of the morning of 16Th September, with Gloria driving the mini. Whilst driving along Barnes Common, Gloria lost control of the car, and ploughed into a tree. Marc, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, was killed instantly.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Alexis cohen who became famous not because or her singing but because the way she reacted at not being picked to be the next American Idol.
Sadly she was hit by a drunk driver in New Jersey and killed.
Friday, July 24, 2009
The first time I heard Rancid was this legendary song Salvation.
Rancid was formed in 1991 in San Francisco by Tim Armstrong (Vocals/Guitar) and Matt Freeman (Bass). Tim Armstrong suffered from major fondness of the sauce. Matt a life long friend suggested that the duo start a band, which was in part to help his friend with recovery. The two joined and a musical union was formed. Brett Reed, a roommate of Armstrong, joined the band as drummer a short while later.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Yet another hidden talent of the amazing Dicky is his ability to act. His most outstanding role was in the movie Lord Of The Rings. Dicky played the wizard named Gandalf, a wizard in the movie and also a wizard in reality. Peter Jackson really out did himself. You Go Dicky !!!!!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
The Jealous Girlfriends, one of my fave bands in New York, float through soft and erotic clouds of guitar and keyboards that can turn spuds from the drills. Tis that kind of sound that has gotten their music on “Grey’s Anatomy. Go on yis hoers.
On this the 40th anniversary of the NASA space landing, I thought it fitting to reveal to the world that in fact it was not Buzz Aldrin but Dicky who was on the moon.
Those of you who know Ardee will be familiar with the launching area at the entrance to the old railway line, ya know behind Blondie's. Well this was where Dicky took of from on his world changing mission. To boldly go where no man has gone before. You go Dicky !!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
In 2001 me and a friend of mine where going to see Coldplay at a small venue called Irving Plaza, We had attended many shows there and never needed to pre book a ticket as there where always plenty of knackers outside the place ready to sell good tickets.
But this one time (at band camp) we got screwed over big time.
We stopped a big African and started the ticket transaction, he would only pull the tickets from his pocket and not hand them over, using the excuse the cops where about.
So us being retarded and not seeing the Forrest for the black man decided to hand over $120.00. Kong handed over the tickets and next thing the ape had vanished into thin air, I suppose it was night time !
Anyway the two tickets had got Coldplate written on them, one of them was a ticket for Everlast which was the previous nights show and the name was tipexed over and Cold plate typed on top.
I was cleaning out a closet and found the ticket.
Moral of the story is.... the Massey Ferguson is better than Case international.
Monday, July 20, 2009
I'm nearly committed to putting on The Irish Music and Arts festival this fall at The Wassaic Project. Basically I hope that to have at least ten bands, and it wouldn't be the same without the pig roast. Also I hope to have photography exhibits and the like.
If anybody wants to come to New York and play a gig, all welcome.
Please contact me at
Again its all geared towards a world free of MS.
If anybody wants to come to New York and play a gig, all welcome.
Please contact me at
Again its all geared towards a world free of MS.
My father sent me the self titled JJ72 album about eight years ago. I still listen to it to this day. Unfortunately JJ72 officially called it quits in June 2006 after more than a decade together. A reason for the split was due to the band's strained relationship with their record company, and the lack of funding for a third JJ72 album. . I did get to see them play at Irving Plaza and it was a great show.
There are so many great young Irish bands coming out these days,
Fight Like Apes
The Blizzards and Little Green Cars. The band members are Dylan Lynch, Donagh Seaver O'Leary, Stevie Appleby, Aoife Kelly, Utsav Lal, Adam O'Regan, Faye O'Rourke. Yet again another nice original sounding Irish band. Rock out with your Penis out.
Irish Rock Band -BOWLEGGED are an Indie-Rock 5 piece new Irish Rock band from Dublin, Ireland.
This very cool Irish band have a really unique sound. This is a welcome breath of fresh air seen as there is such a wiff of shite with all the manufactured bands these days.
The band started with Fleur and Aoife, who were friends in primary school, lost contact after moving schools. In late 2007 they reunited after Fleur spotted a blog on Aoife's myspace looking for someone to start a band with. Fleur at the time was doing backing vocals for Little Green Cars but soon left and formed Bowlegged with Aoife.
One by one they gained a bassist, a drummer and a second guitarist. They are now rising stars in Dublins youth music scene, playing venues such as Whelans, The Village and The Academy. They are currently still experimenting with and progressing their sound.
Dr Fionn -Drums
Dr. Dan- Bass
Friday, July 17, 2009
Yes it's true folks, Sonny and Cher grew up spud farming this side of Millockstown. This is where they met as two youngsters running round the fields playing Tig.
Sonny a son of one of the Reids from lobinstown and Cher a daughter of the Joe Taffe from Hack balls cross, ya know yer man with the funny eye. Well any way the Taffes and the Reids where the most prominant of spud farmers in Ireland in the 1940s, They had that many fields and that many spuds ya could feed the have of Somalia let alone Ethiopia.
Fair fecks to them now because the old spud farmings hard work, yer back id be feckin broke. But because of the hard labor involved in spud farming the children where brought in at an early age to start pickin (think of Chinese Sweatshops)
This is where Sonny And Cher first met.
It all started on a wet damp day and Sonny and Cher happened to be put in the same drill to start picking. Chers long black hair was long back in those days too and it was for this reason the couple first spoke. Cher was picking spuds as fast as she could with 8 year old fingers and between the muck and the rain her hair was destroyed in shite, in fact her hair was so weighed down she didn't notice that she was about to bump into Sonny who was working towards her on the same drill.
Next thing Cher accidentally elbowed Sonny in the ribs, this is when Sonny feckin up ended Cher with a horse of a hay maker and left her face down in the dirt.
It was love at first slap.
From then on in the two would meet up every day and pick the spuds together, it was indeed a sight to behold, Sonny and Cher began to sing together one day and discovered that they had a beautiful sound. This is when they first made up the famous song "Ive Got Stew Babe" and "Living In A Farm House Divided"
The Pair eventually started to sing at barn dances and such and the royalty's fair out weighed that of spud farming (pardon the pun). They quickly moved to Los Angeles and moved into an apartment with a load of "gypsies,tramps and thieves" but they managed to get signed up with a record deal but Sonny kept beating the shit out of Cher and she couldn't take it any more. Eventually she had the balls to leave him and she moved on to make Hit after Hit. Even though Cher has had so much plastic surgery she could be quoted as saying "i still cant get the muck out from under me nails"
Still to this day Cher cranks out the number one hits with her most recent being
"Do you Believe in life after Spuds".
Back in about 1994 this was one of the songs that hooked me on The Beastie Boys for many years. I went to see the in Dublin with some friends. Some bleedin scum bag robbed the hat from my head, all was not lost as the hat was thrown on stage and it remained there for the duration of the gig. I was hoping one of the Beasties would wear it but no. Still at least I can say my hat was on stage with The Beastie Boys.
Jack Whites latest band "The Dead Weather" ,this time Jack White is on drums, bassist "Little Jack" Lawrence from the Raconteurs, Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Dean Fertita and the beautiful singer from The Kills Alison Mosshart.
Very dark and very brilliant
Thursday, July 16, 2009
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Friday, July 10, 2009
My sources tell me that a Mysterious Cowboy has been spotted walking the streets of Ardee and Stickillen during the week. Cross to the other side or the road if you see him coming, he's likely to gun you down like the no good dog you are.
You've been warned !!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Ray La Montagne's was caught cheating on his Misses She got him drunk one night and decided to make an idiot out of him and shave his head while he was asleep.
When Ray woke up he said "Ive been shaved by a woman".
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Watcha Dave. Hear we see Bear Grylls wearing his traditional Eskimo tiger helmet to protect him from mental m0nkeys throwing lumps of shite. Also Bear is usually using "old mans beard" to lite fires but now he wears it on his chin, why you ask, because he's worth it. Cup O Tea, Mary Poppins and all that shit init !!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
One of my favourite from the Woodstock era, Richie Havens. In the video he is playing Here Comes The Sun from the Beatles. Even if you only heard the song on the radio you couldn't mistake his style and sound. Go on Richie, belt the shite out of that guitar. Love the graphics in the video....trippy man.
Belle and Sebastian were formed in an all-night café in Glasgow, January 1996. The band took the name from a French children's television series about a boy and his dog. Do you remember the big white snow dog during the summer holiday cartoons ??
I was never mad on the band but over the past while they have grown on me.
A.C. Newman - vocals, guitar, ebow, synthesizer, harmonica, pump organ, xylophone
John Collins - bass, guitar, synthesizer, ebow, vocals
Kurt Dahle - drums, percussion, vocals
Blaine Thurier - synthesizer
Todd Fancey - guitar
Dan Bejar - vocals, guitar, synthesizer, melodion
Neko Case - vocals
Kathryn Calder - vocals, piano
Nora O'Connor - vocals
The New Pornographers are a Vancouver group made up of A.C. Newman and a group of ridiculously talented people he feels are uniquely equipped to realize his musical ambitions. They formed in 1997, almost immediately recorded the classic "Letter From An Occupant," and it was on. A.C Newman now plays with the self titled band.
Myriad Harbour is probably about three or four years old at this stage but still a cool song. Enjoy the riff !!
Whilst being back in Ireland there is nothing more I like than going around all the lakes and having goon craic. Me, Skinny, Molly , Claudelle and the kids went to Rathescar Lake for a stroll but when we where going in it said Home Of The Giant Swan on the sign post. We said "what a load of shite". As we walked around all was calm until we spotted the Giant Swan. Luckily Skinny had taken a few dozen stale Ardee Bakery sliced pans.
I had a plan to ride the beast so i hid in the bush's while the gang coaxed the Monster over with the bread that came included with Blue Stuff attached.
Next thing I saw my opportunity and I took a leap and grabbed hold of the Giant Swans neck. It was quite the ride I can tell you. Molly only managed to get one picture as it was a real life or death situation. The Giant Swan quickly threw me from it's neck but it sure was great craic.
No animals where hurt in the making of this blog,,, only me.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
When I put the first add for Dos Equis on the blog a few months ago I thought that it was serious. Now after looking at a few of them I think they are really just a piss take. There is a load of adds like this, it's like he has some sort of cult following.
On my recent return to Ardee I discovered that an old art teacher
of mine was running for elections. So I sent out my paparazzi team to see what they could dig up. Well it turns out that not only is Mary running for elections in Ardee but that's just a cover up, she is planning a hostile global takeover and nothing is going to get in here way.
Sources say that she could be spotted swallowing whole rats one at a time... ( remember V ) ...so dont be fooled by the bright smile, this could be serious, feck Osama, feck Seamus Farrely, this is big and with Jim Tennanty on her side anything is possible.
Every week I will bring to you some pictures of where she is planning her next move, this week she was found in China on an alleged vacation but we got the picture of here having a secret ceremony with Chinese Communist Party members Hu Jintao, Xi Jingping and Hoo Flongdong.
I cant wait to see where she is going to be next. Watch out folks she could be in a town near you.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
These two auld woman where chatting away one day and sez Bridi to Cathleen...
Bridi - "I'm fed up ridin the husband"
Cathleen - "hows that"
Bridi - "his cock reminds me of a carrot"
Cathleen - "a carrot, how so Bridi, Is it the shape of it"
Bridi - "no"
Cathleen - "is it the color of it"
Bridie - "no"
Cathleen - 'is it the smell of it"
Bridi - "it's the feckin dirt of it Cathleen" !!!!!!!!!!.
I was browsing through Barnes and Noble book store the other day and I nearly dropped out of me standing, there was himself "Dicky" on the cover of Vibe magazine. I knew Dicky was cool but I had no idea to extent of his coolness. It turns out Dicky, De Niro and 50 euro where shooting a new Scorsese movie. In the movie the 3 lads play pimps on the streets of Detroit, I wont go in to or I'll ruin the ending. Look out for "Now That's Gangster" playing in the Bohemian centre next shrove Tuesday.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Another classic spin off of the MTV cribs series, funniley enough I got "The Skanger Me Banger" and this video from Norma Jeane Finnegan. Perhaps a Cribsaholic ?
Either way she's an awful divil. Check out Mulcahy's Cribs, brilliant