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They haven’t gone away, you know. While On The Record readers (and writers) recover from the Electric Picnic, some old topics are still rumbling on. No, not that one. Or that one, though we expect it to return next week. …

Wed, Sep 5, 2007, 10:43

   

They haven’t gone away, you know. While On The Record readers (and writers) recover from the Electric Picnic, some old topics are still rumbling on. No, not that one. Or that one, though we expect it to return next week.

Number one, some Ian Brown fans are still at it. Look, I didn’t kick this one off but some people seem keen to keep making points.

Number two, the dashing Ray Foley. The Today FM DJ himself has now decided to get involved in proceedings and he posted his thoughts over the weekend while everyone else was in Co Laois.

Hi Jim,

No I’m not hurt nor offended, nor “very slighted” – I just said what I thought, which was I sensed some negative vibes toward the show. But as I made very clear (I think), that’s ok. I’m not hurt or anything. And I do genuinely enjoy your blog.

As for IP addresses and whatnot, that’s not us: I haven’t been here since last weekend and I unfortunately don’t have three researchers.

All the best,

Ray Foley

Dude, those first couple positive comments about your show were all generated from IP addresses located within a certain building on Upper Abbey Street and I don’t mean the posh Spar on the other side of the Luas tracks. Maybe Willie O’Reilly is taking time out from his hectic schedule to show his lunchtime DJ some blog love?

Number three, the Picnic v RTE. There has been some subtle spinning from RTE quarters about this, but we’re no nearer the real story. By the way, lets hope our TV licence fees did not pay for those “team building” excercises which saw certain RTE departments at large in the guest area at the Picnic.

Number four, the Klaxons won the bloody Mercury Music Prize. I still stand over my original opinion about the album. Of course, I blame the judges. ALWAYS blame the judges when these album of the year prizes turn out the wrong way….