Jim Carroll

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My magpie eyes are hungry for the prize – another random online trawl

Everyone loves fairy tales involving knights in shining armour jostling with nasty monsters so relish what Headrambles has to make of the battle of the spam merchants making the Irish blogosphere huff and puff. No houses blown down yet, though. …

Wed, Oct 3, 2007, 19:14

   

Everyone loves fairy tales involving knights in shining armour jostling with nasty monsters so relish what Headrambles has to make of the battle of the spam merchants making the Irish blogosphere huff and puff. No houses blown down yet, though.

Rapture Ponies has spotted that my paymasters have a weird-ass selection of online games. Nope, I didn’t know that either.

John Cav, Lyricist.

CSS are playing yet another Irish show. I make this their fifth trip here in 2007 – Ambassador, Trinity Ball/Carlow, Oxegen, supporting Gwen Stefani and now Dublin’s Olympia on December 10. Enough already. CSS, go home. Put your feet up. Do the laundry. Open your mail. Pay your bills. And write some new songs

Arcade Fire are doing something on Saturday. Actually, I’m busy on Saturday too.

Eoghan O’Neill is on fire these days. Here, he points out some techie problems which may well bedevil Radiohead Day next Wednesday.

Actually, the more I think about this Radiohead yoke, the more I’m convinced it’s also the PR scam of the year. No-one has heard the album so far and yet I’m sure massive space is already getting cleared for the reviews and the features and the like because the band have turned it into an event. They haven’t quite bypassed the record labels either but are keeping that bit quiet for now.

Proof that sometimes a sold-out show is not a sold-out show.

Say hello to the Wu-Tang Beatles. The Clan have got the nod from The Beatles to use a sample of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” for a new tune on new Wu album “8 Diagrams”. It’s the first ever legal clearance of a Beatles sample. Wow, whatever next? Bono writing a song for the Spice Girls? Hold on a darn tooting second…

And this blog post title? One of the best reads ever about the music business.

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