Posts Tagged "music"

Thu, 25 February 2016 Dublin Women in Horror Month Event

To celebrate Women in Horror Month 2016 Acid Cane Comics are hosting the first comic/live music crossover night which is happening at 7pm tonight at On the Rox.
They’re getting the comic creators and connoisseurs of horror together in an atmosphere of drinks and rock ‘n’ roll.
There will be a comic book launches from [...]

Tue, 11 March 2014 It’s good to be alive

Spring has arrived in its full glory in Ireland, which means you have to get out and enjoy it in case it only lasts a few days…
Cue appropriate music: this is the video for Imelda May’s latest song ‘It’s Good To Be Alive’.

I’ve been a fan of May’s work since I bought her More Mayhem [...]

Fri, 10 January 2014 best of 2013 – music

This section didn’t appear in my ‘Best of 2013‘ piece for the Forbidden Planet International blog. That’s because when I checked the original request (after I had written this up) I realised I had written way more than I’d been asked to supply.
But that’s what my blog is for: the extra features.
A caveat: music is [...]

Thu, 03 October 2013 Sardana in the Jardin

Last week I was in Paris with Martin and my mother, and it was a wonderful holiday in a beautiful city. Perhaps one of the best memories of the trip was an unexpected spectacle when we visited the Jardin du Luxembourg.
It was our last day in the city and we decided to take it easy. [...]

Mon, 04 July 2011 festival season

This trio of buskers were offering up beautiful music on High Street in Galway on Saturday. It was a hot, sunny day, and the start of festival season in Galway.
Actually, from about March onwards Galway is the host of festival after festival, but it reaches its cultural peak during July. Tomorrow sees the start of [...]

Tue, 22 March 2011 by the light that never goes out

Last night I made the mistake of starting the update process on my Android phone rather late in the evening, or early in the morning depending on your point of view.
It meant I had to leave my laptop and phone whirring away by the bed for a while as Martin and I were settling down [...]

Thu, 17 March 2011 brilliant

It’s the end of St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland, a day of celebrations and parades all over the country.
It’s turning into a fun holiday, far from the pitiful parades of yore, which involved tractors with ghetto-blasters strapped to their sides blaring out The Clancy Brothers, dingy floats advertising the local supermarket, shivering school bands [...]

Sat, 11 December 2010 travelling without moving

I took this photo this evening of the kid’s carousel at the Galway Christmas Market.
I like the manic energy and colour of the piece, yet the static figure watches the chaos tranquilly.
And there’s a creepy quality to the kid’s face blurred in excitement (or perhaps demon possession!). That works for me.
I’m amused by the ‘Crazy [...]

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