Archive for the ‘irishblogs’ Category

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?

Hi-Fi popcorn

Monday, March 20th, 2006

Found Hi-Fi popcorn a while back and forgot about it so am going to subsscribe to it now. Love the site and really like the fact that I can access mp3s and videos of those featured. Quite impressed at the amount of artists that are now using MySpace as well.

I was at a loss of late when it came to new music and new bands but thanks to this blog as well as Sinéads and the In, Fact Ah kids I can keep up with some of the newest music. Woot.

Links for the day before the day that’s after the previous day

Saturday, March 18th, 2006

3rd Annual Nigerian Email Marketing Conference. Shame I missed it. Some good highlights including:

“The hotel was very, very upscale. The running water was a nice touch! – Dr, Collins Mdadiwe

The Scientology Episode Tom Cruise got canceled.

Installing reBlog on your server. This is a very very sweet blog aggregator.

Survey from Canadian version of IRMA counters many of their own claims. Via the brilliant Michael Geist.

Scoble interviews Microsoft lawyer Don McGowan. Very interesting interview and gives a great insight into how Microsoft works. You have to wonder how many wild and genius ideas Microsoft had to ditch because of the worries of litigation. MS has a legal Dept with 800+ staff. Jesus. Don does a fantastic and almost candid interview. It would be good to see more people like Don around the place. He gives very good advice too to anyone that finds they are not working for the good guy at times. Some of Don’s writing.

Dana Boyd paper “G/localization: When Global Information and Local Interaction Collide”