Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

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(1) Headline of the week. I mean, you just have to read a story which comes with a headline like that. (2) Watching The Police at Croke Park from one of the corporate hospitality suites around the stadium was bizarre. …

Mon, Oct 8, 2007, 21:37

   

(1) Headline of the week. I mean, you just have to read a story which comes with a headline like that.

(2) Watching The Police at Croke Park from one of the corporate hospitality suites around the stadium was bizarre. While we paid homage to Michael Wall in that we didn’t eat the dinner, every single other box was full of people tucking into the steak and chips while the band played on. Extremely strange behaviour. Actually, Maccer would have probably lost his reason coming up with terms for the people in the boxes.

(3) Bob, by Todd. I remember hearing him talking about making this film at Tokion magazine’s Creativity Now confab back in ’05 – “it won’t be like Scorsese”, he promised and it sounds as if he came good on that.

(4) As stadium rock shows go, The Police weren’t shabby at all. They played the hits, they played them well and everyone had a whale of a time. And they were far, far better than the atrocious support act, Fiction Plane. Wonder how Joe got that gig?

(5) Would you pay $222,000 for these songs?

(6) Here’s a rumour to get you humming: MCD to turn their Spirit joint on Middle Abbey Street into a Button Factory with more live gigs and less trance DJs. The important word here is “rumour”.

(7) The funkiest album you will hear this year is “Home Schooled”, the latest must-have collection from the excellent Numero label featuring various kid funk and soul combos from the Seventies getting wicked.

(8) A Month of Sundays is back, back BACK! Donal Dineen’s sound and vision roadshow will call at the Kerry Film Festival (November 4), Ard Bia in Galway (November 11), Cork’s Triskel Arts Centre (November 18) and the Belltable in Limerick (November 18). Acts onboard for the trip include Lisa Hannigan (get a site or a MySpace, homegirl), Si Schroeder, Jape, Canadian electronica dude Milosh, Matt Elliott, Halves and Dark Room Notes.

(9) Comments not to be made in corporate hospitality: “wow, it’s not like the Barbara Streisand gig at all”

(10) Yo Majesty plus Beth Ditto equals this