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…
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Gang of Four
Dublin Gospel Choir
As I posted earlier Damien Rice will curate a stage called The Big Tree
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.
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?
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 Boards.ie safe?
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.
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!
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.
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
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.