It should be a laugh. If the usual gathering and community building at the Blog Awards gets replicated again at this then without talking it up too much, it should be fantastic. Everyone is welcome too. You don’t need to be nominated, you don’t need a website or a blog. 30 euros in. Rick O’Shea is your wonderful MC for the event too.
Via Roo Reynolds was a talk by the amazingly interesting and wizard of interestingness – Russell Davies and one of the things Russell suggested was be interesting and:
If you canâ€™t be interesting, be useful
There have been a tonne of blog posts about the drunkathon that was last Thursday evening at Spy but for me the most interesting post was by Daragh Doyle. It answers the first part of the above quote. Darragh did a brilliant A to Z of the evening in pictures and verse. Imaginative and informative. While all the other blog posts about it were great, this stood out a clear mile. That’s one way of being interesting.
Ian McThrillpier recommended TV on the Radio’s new album Dear Science and the new album from Parenthetical Girls called Entanglements. I’ve given both albums equal listening time to be balanced.
The more I listen to the TV on the Radio album, the worse it gets. It’s rather boring and run of the mill. I thought the previous album was better.
However the Parenthetical Girls album just gets better with each play. First time hearing them was on Ian’s mixtape and after hearing the one song of theirs I bought the album for a mere 9 quid from iTunes.
TV on the Radio – I was a lover (From their last album – Return to Cookie Mountain)
MRIs will be able to tell if you’re gay or stylishly challenged. Given they can’t detect cancer in women in Ireland, can you imagine the future where Mary Harney makes a public apology to a man and his family after a mixup in MRIs says the man was heterosexual when clearly his brain formations said otherwise? Daddy go Oscar Wilde.