Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

11 things I learned this weekend

(1) Belvedere House in Co Westmeath is a fantastic location for a festival. Maybe this is where Latitude and Bestival will be held when they come in 2008? (2) Gillian Welch rocks. Her performance at the Midlands Festival yesterday was …

Mon, Jul 30, 2007, 12:01

   

(1) Belvedere House in Co Westmeath is a fantastic location for a festival. Maybe this is where Latitude and Bestival will be held when they come in 2008?

(2) Gillian Welch rocks. Her performance at the Midlands Festival yesterday was quite amazing. The gig of the year so far.

(3) After Saturday’s match, no-one will stop the Kilkenny hurlers in 2007. Galway gave their all, but Kilkenny just powered away.

(4) Tipperary were shocking. And I’m not even going to mention Eoin Kelly’s ridiculous showboating when he came on as a sub or that stupid sideline cut which cost us the game.

(5) Jose Gonzalez is a lovely man. His forthcoming album “In Our Nature” is gorgeous and not just that cover version of Massive Attack’s “Teardrop”.

(6) MIA’s “Paper Planes” is the boom tune of the summer.

(7) The patron saint of Irish blogging is also a dab hand at the aul’ music and movie reviewing.

(8) The best way to deal with muddy car-parks and fields is big bales of straw.

(9) The new Animal Collective album “Strawberry Jam” is as good as – if not slightly better than – Panda Bear’s “Person Pitch” album.

(10) Thanks to the wonder of DVD, I finally get all the fuss about Life On Mars.

(11) Hot Chip are playing the Electric Picnic. Who knew?

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