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It’s hard to stand the sight of two dogs dead, under a sky so blue

Monday, April 19th, 2004

Kill Bill Volume 2 Soundtrack
Not as good as the first but still good. Has more sound clips than the first movie. Most memorable song is Malcolm Mclaren of Sex Pistols fame covering “About Her”, very Mobyesque. It’s such a blissful tune. The other song to listen to is Johnny Cash – A Satisfied Mind which is a cover of another legends song, this time Jeff Buckley. This leads on to:

Johnny Cash – Unearthed
This 5 album boxed set is great if you liked his most recent “American” albums. There’s some very rough songs in this collection and you can hear banter between tracks with Cash chatting away in the studio. Theres some very visceral tracks in this set and it’s definetly worth a few listens. One of the albums is with his late wife and while not very catchy it’s still beautiful to hear him sing with the woman he loved for all his life.

His version of U2s “one” gives the song a whole new and sadder feeling. There’s one full album of gospel recordings too. Might even make people appreciate the bible again. “When the man comes around” from his last album before he died is also on this. It’s the opening song on the new “Dawn of the Dead” soundtrack. Speaking of soundtracks….

Zatoichi Soundtrack by Keiichi Suzuki
Japanese traditional tunes mixed with electronica. This compliments and adds to the movie quite a bit. For some reason it made me think of it as the Blade Runner soundtrack remixed by Squarepusher. The movie is very dancer in the dark at times as the everyday tasks of people in the fields and in the towns have rhythms that are the core beat of the tracks. Good soundtrack to a great movie. The end scene alone where there’s a Riverdance style tapathon is well worth seeing.

cLOUDEAD – ten

A new subgenre of hip-hop needs to be created for this trio. They like to call their music poetry over hip-hop beats. It’s just too hard to describe apart from being the best hip-hop album in ages. Very experimental, surreal and well worth listening to. As a bonus one of their songs is remixed by Boards of Canada. Who’d ever think you’d nod your head to some guy singing/rapping about two dead rotting dogs. “It’s hard to stand the sight of two dogs dead, under a sky so blue. You have to stop the blood to your head to fit the breath in front of you.” My fav album of the past few months I have to say.

Keane – Hopes and Fears

Best album for the 4th quarter of this year. I’m not too sure but I think Keane will release this album in October. Keane are the hottest thing in UK music right now. Everyone wants to be their mates. They’re a cross between travis and coldplay and just as good. This debut album is going to sell well in my opinion and I fear it might get overplayed and diluted on the radio. “Somewhere only we know” is on radios now and is a strong track as is “bedshaped” and “everybodys changing”. Go see them at Oxeygen.

Jet – Get Born
Guitar pop punk kinda music. Mindless and fun and due to play Cork I believe. You’ll leave their concert with ringing ears.

Prince – Musicology

The purple prat is back with his best album this decade and most of the last one. The first half of this album is funktastic and it’s the prince we loved so well before him and his old record label were tearing at each others throats.

zero 7 – when it falls
Zero 7 is the new massive attack and they have very strong vocal leads on the various tracks. It’s trip hop but less vapid and with a bit more life.

Rodrigo Y Gabriela

Monday, April 19th, 2004

Rodrigo Y Gabriela

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Just saw them play in Cork tonight. They also played last night. They’re off back out of the country again after today. They played a great show and did a cover of Metallica’s “One” which is going to be part of a ‘tallica tribute album. I’m not sure is it them doing the whole album or just contributing.

Anyway, great show, roll on The Tycho Brahe and Alphastates to Cork next week.

Logs, searches

Monday, April 19th, 2004

2004.04.14 18:21:16 143.239.7.1 Search: query for ‘Brian Crowley’
2004.04.14 18:21:30 143.239.7.1 Search: query for ‘Eamonn’
2004.04.14 18:21:34 143.239.7.1 Search: query for ‘Brian’

143.239.7.1 = Computer Labs UCC

Mulley movements

Monday, April 19th, 2004

Mulley.org the Mulley Genealogy Website has moved from 80th place to 6th place in Google in the past few hours. I think this is due to me adding some meta tags and creating header tags with the word “Mulley” in them.

Mulley.biz has plummeted though.

Mulley Art

Sunday, April 18th, 2004

Check out some Susan Mulley Art. Really nice sculptures from someone with the same surname as me.

The use of the word ‘gay’ to insult something

Sunday, April 11th, 2004

This rant all started with this post here.
One of the admins of Boards insulted a users sig by calling it ‘gay’. When questioned on this he said he didn’t mean it in a homosexual way – see this post but later said his comment did mean it looked gay due to near naked men being in it (it was a picture of man utd celebrating some win) read the post here

My comment on his use of ‘gay’ was:
When the leader of a community of 22,000 people uses a word that desribes someone’s sexuality/identity as a way to slag off someones signature then it would seem more than tilting at windmills.

Would it be so easy to use if you replaced ‘gay’ with ‘jew’ or ‘black’ ? These words too are used by people to desribe their identity. Changing the spelling doesn’t change its meaning.


Another user posted this:

The use of the word gay in a pejorative sense (as in the context of Dev’s original comment) is (imho) inextricably linked to its homosexual meaning – effectively it an attempt to undermine the label that gay people themselves choose to use, just as gay radials have attempted to take the bite out of words like queer by using it themselves (queer nation etc.) .

Whenever I hear the word used by kids (and it appears to be very popular on the streets of dublin as a slag word), I intrinsically associate it back to a homosexual context. If you were a gay kid growing up, would you like the word you use in your head to understand what you are being used as a major putdown word by your mates? If everything “gay” is bad, what r u going to tell ur best friend when the time comes?

Egos being what they are this guy will never back down and the attitude that it’s okay to use this word as a negativism because the gamers use it is such a cop-out.

This guy can stick quotes from enlightened people in his sig all he wants but he certainly has a bit to go before understanding life and people. Enlightened my ass.

This is the crap that gay people have to deal with. And something I won’t stand for. I’ll correct and freak with everyone that uses a word me and my community to describe ourselves as a way of belittling someone or something.

I also didn’t appreciate his flatmate calling someone else a faggot, though as an insult it is correctly used. It’s a given that faggot is an automatic insult.

Also worth noting: Isn’t it funny to see the little lick-arses around DeVore trying to defend his argument, and only being able to back him up by making some stupid comments ? There is no intelligent argument to counter what myself, and the others said.

Comments might be coming back

Friday, April 9th, 2004

Spammed daily at this stage now. But I want to re-enable comments.

This anti-spam solution from James Seng might work.

Instant Karma – oh yeah

Thursday, April 8th, 2004

To everyone thats fucked me over, or thought they did, this is for you:

Instant Karma’s gonna get you,
Gonna knock you right on the head,
You better get yourself together,
Pretty soon you’re gonna be dead,
What in the world you thinking of,
Laughing in the face of love,
What on earth you tryin’ to do,
It’s up to you, yeah you.

Instant Karma’s gonna get you,
Gonna look you right in the face,
Better get yourself together darlin’,
Join the human race,
How in the world you gonna see,
Laughin’ at fools like me,
Who on earth d’you think you are,
A super star,
Well, right you are.

Well we all shine on,
Like the moon and the stars and the sun,
Well we all shine on,
Ev’ryone come on.

Instant Karma’s gonna get you,
Gonna knock you off your feet,
Better recognize your brothers,
Ev’ryone you meet,
Why in the world are we here,
Surely not to live in pain and fear,
Why on earth are you there,
When you’re ev’rywhere,
Come and get your share.

Well we all shine on,
Like the moon and the stars and the sun,
Yeah we all shine on,
Come on and on and on on on,
Yeah yeah, alright, uh huh, ah-.

Well we all shine on,
Like the moon and the stars and the sun,
Yeah we all shine on,
On and on and on on and on.

Well we all shine on,
Like the moon and the stars and the sun.
Well we all shine on,
Like the moon and the stars and the sun.
Well we all shine on,
Like the moon and the stars and the sun.
Yeah we all shine on,
Like the moon and the stars and the sun.

In the mouth of a snake

Thursday, April 8th, 2004

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Ever have one of those days ?

Talking BLX (Bollox)

Wednesday, April 7th, 2004

A new standard – BLX. I think all Weblogs and even many websites should automatically include this button. It would save a lot of trouble in the longrun. The best thing about bollox is that many people are automatically compliant. Its possibly the best written standard I’ve ever seen. People know it without even reading it. Thats pretty amazing.

I must download the button and stick it on this site.