Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Via Metafilter. Video of Sonic Youth studio performance. I got the new album last week and whilst it covers familiar ground, I think it's probably their best collection of tunes since 'Dirty'.
The Straight Dope has the answer to something we all need to know: -How large a file is a 128 kbps MP3 of John Cage's 4'33"?
Fang-Yu Lin

Monday, June 28, 2004

It was a pretty eventful weekend for me. I won't go into details but suffice to say the highlight was the Dylan concert in Pearse Stadium yesterday. The sound left a bit to be desired (especially at the back where the echo from the stands was horrendous; up front it was okay) but the gig itself was awesome. Dylan's band are one of the tightest outfits I've ever seen live. I reckon, the performance of 'Tangled up in Blue' bettered any version of that song I've heard before. And the guitar interplay during the 'Love and Theft' material, particularily during 'Summer days' was beautiful. 'Down on the Cove', 'Drifters Escape', 'The Man in Me', 'All along the Watchtower','Like a Rolling Stone'. Brilliant, brilliant stuff.

Friday, June 25, 2004

The truth about Layne.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Thursday, June 17, 2004

99 Rooms.
I'll make no apologies. Big Brother may be lowest denominator entertainment but this season it's shaping up to be the best series yet.

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

It appears that one of my favourite bloggers Plain Layne may be a work of fiction. Triggered by her latest hiatus, regular readers have trawled the net in somewhat frenzied search for evidence of deceit. Heavyweight sites Kottke.org and Metafilter are now in on the action.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Monday, June 14, 2004

Carrot-tops arise and behold the Realm of Redheads!

Thursday, June 10, 2004


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Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Friday, June 04, 2004

This weekend we have the Guinness Castlebar Blues Festival. It's being going for 12 years now - which is some achievement. It's a fun little festival with more of a focus on the Guinness than on the Blues, but hey, who can argue when so much good music is free?

Thursday, June 03, 2004

The wonders of the internet. I'm currently listening to an official bootleg of last nights Pixies gig in London. Incredible stuff - it's like they never went away.