Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

Do not fear the randomiser

Owen Pallett and his magic fiddle returns. Many will rejoice. Final Fantasy plays Vicar Street, Dublin on December 11. Ticket info to follow. Juicy support act on the cards too, we hear. Going to see Animal Collective in Dublin on …

Thu, Nov 1, 2007, 10:10

   

Owen Pallett and his magic fiddle returns. Many will rejoice. Final Fantasy plays Vicar Street, Dublin on December 11. Ticket info to follow. Juicy support act on the cards too, we hear.

Going to see Animal Collective in Dublin on Sunday night? Don’t miss Islaja, the Finnish folkie who’s supporting. I saw her at Eurosonic earlier this year and she was truly mesmerising.

On The Record’s favourite Decie electro-hoppers You’re Only Massive have come up with a great idea for their show in the sunny south-east next week. DISCO-NNECT is a Waterford city tour leading to a You’re Only Massive gig in Waterford on Saturday November 10th. As they say themselves:

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DISCO-NNECT tells you stories both fake and real, cheerleads you along, teaches you some easy moves, encourages you to run riot, gives you a drink or two along the way and helps get you in the mood for the gig in Philly Grimes. DISCO-NNECT first came to life at Conflux Festival in Brooklyn, New York in September, and then went on to be nominated for the Jayne Snow Award for Risk Taking and Innovation at the Dublin Fringe Festival. In an age of Big Brother and reality TV, it is important to note Youre Only Massive are on your side and won’t make you do anything you don’t want to. An mp3 player is desirable but not totally necessary.

Cliff Richard! Radiohead! Togeher! At least in the headline!

Hey, Cliff could have been juxtaposed with Trent Reznor. The Nine Inch Nails man talks about the future of the music industry. CNET News listens.

More Reznor. Here, he oinks with Saul Williams about the state of the world and how much they paid for the Radiohead album. See, it all comes back to that grand old duke of Yorke.

Facebook appears set to have a poke at the music industry. Interesting, isn’t it, how everyone else can still spot value in music bar the traditional players. Yeah, Guy, that means you too.

The top 105.2 songs of all time as voted by the listeners of Phantom FM. Good job the station has DJs with that kind of list, eh? Joke, joke.

Can you count to 360? Nice piece from the New York Times on bands and branding. It’s where the cash is at, baby.

How to get ahead in rock & roll, part 34,567. Experimental rock duo Kristeenyoung have been axed as Morrissey’s support act on his current US tour. The crime? An alleged onstage claim to the effect that “Morrissey gives good head, I mean, er, cunnilingus”. Still, at least the one-time indie icon’s humourless tantrum has made sure the rest of the world beyond Planet Moz (ie 99.5 per cent of the planet’s population) have now heard of Kristeenyoung. That would never have happened if Moz had Damo as his support act, you know. Or Sack.

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