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How can it feel, this wrong

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

Via Scott Anthony

Oh, can’t anybody see,
We’ve got a war to fight,
Never found our way,
Regardless of what they say.

How can it feel, this wrong,
From this moment,
How can it feel, this wrong.

Portishead – Roads.
Utterly fantastic. A song to be used in a modern classic movie. Just around the time someone is betrayed or loses love. Cue a driving scene with the camera view looking in on the person and the city being shown moving past via the glare on the window. After this scene comes the action-fueled revenge scene.

Tom’s on the front of Yahoo Podcasts

Friday, March 24th, 2006

Spotted by Kevin Burton: Look at him in his Peoples Republic of Cork T-Shirt. Well done Tom! Be interesting to see the bandwidth spike as a result.

Spin the bottle interviews have started, who’ll be next?

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

Paige Harrison interviews Thinking Out Loud’s “That Girl”. I love the title and image in the interview. Well done Paige for asking great questions and well done That Girl for likening my idea to spin the bottle. Great analogy. Now, she sets the bottle spinning…

The Electric Picnic Line up is .. drum roll

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

Pet Shop Boys – Massive Attack – DJ Shadow – Antony & The Johnsons – Gary Numan -New Order


Basement Jaxx
Groove Armada
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Graham Coxon
Devendra Banhart
Super Furry Animals
Belle & Sebastian
Rufus Wainwright

Bloc Party
Alabama 3
The Rapture
Mad Professor
Saul Williams

Tom Vek
Gang of Four
David Kitt
The Frames

Rachid Taha
The Rags
Dublin Gospel Choir
Blue Nile

As I posted earlier Damien Rice will curate a stage called The Big Tree

Damien Rice to curate a stage at Electric Picnic

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

Twenty is going to be pissed. Via Eskimo Friends is news that Electric Picnic is going to have Damien Rice be a stage curator.

Damien will be performing at the Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally, Co. Laois, Ireland, on the weekend of September 1st. Damien has spoken in the past about wanting to organise a boutique festival and Hot Press reports that Damien will be hosting a stage at this year’s festival.

Is this the new twist for Electric Picnic this year? Have curators for the stages? One curator per stage per night? All Tomorrows Parties do this for their yearly festival. It’s an interesting and fun idea. I think they had Matt Groening (creator of Simpsons) curating one of the days last year.

No Bernie, I ego aggregate

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

Bernie wonders do I ego surf which for those that don’t know is using search engines to see where you’re mentioned on the net and maybe to see how high up the Google rankings your site is. I don’t do that. I use RSS searches to monitor what’s said about me online.

I use Bloglines Citations and pubsub to monitor the net for “damien mulley” “Irish blog awards” “irelandoffline” and a few more phrases. I have to say that bloglines citations is superb but pubsub is atrocious. I’ve just this minute decided to try out Icerocket for some ego aggregating so lets see how good it is. What do other people use for rss and web monitoring?

Some fucking yank interviews Twenty Major

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

No, not that yank nor that one. No, not her either. Christ, we’ve a lot of the fuckers around these days don’t we? This is the interview.

Jumping off points into deeper thinking

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

Infact, ah post on blogging that turns to a rant about broadband in the comments and then turns back to blogging. 68 comments so far. Lets see can we bump it to 100 or 200.

Via the ENN blog is a Times piece about a woman being successfully sued for libel over anonymous comments on a message board. ENN seems to think it is a threat to free speech but I’m more interested in the fact that the website itself was not sued for libel. I’d love to see what Simon and TJ have to say about this. Is safe?

Via Kottke In the last two years, 83% of the pieces about abortion on the NY Times op-ed page have been written by men.

Tully Satre is not invisible. His rights and of those he represents won’t remain invisible forever. Well done Tully. Quite an inpiration for young people.

Sligo Tourism Girl Aine is moving up in Google

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

21st for the search term Sligo on
17th for search term Sligo on

In even more Sligo Tourism news, Aine has now been officially invited on to Podge and Rodge. From the site:

As a result of a recent Sligo Champion feature, brought to the
attention of Podge And Rodge by the lovely Lucy Kennedy,
the lads have kindly invited me to a visit with them at Ballydung Manor!
I have of course, accepted and am over the moon!! 🙂

The only issues to be sorted are the sleeping arrangements and date. Watch this space!

Well done Aine!

Monday, March 20th, 2006

Self worth? Slugger, Twenty or Donncha?