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The randomiser (v 3.4)

Ho, ho, ho! Christmas is coming! Yes, it is! It’s December and you can’t ignore it any more, baby. Kevin at MP3hugger is already getting in the seasonal spirit by asking various indie folks about their favourite Yuletide tunes. Check …

Mon, Dec 3, 2007, 08:58

   

Ho, ho, ho! Christmas is coming! Yes, it is! It’s December and you can’t ignore it any more, baby. Kevin at MP3hugger is already getting in the seasonal spirit by asking various indie folks about their favourite Yuletide tunes. Check out the work in progress right away.

Want to ask the most successful Irish rock band manager of all time a question? Well, Paul McGuinness will be on Phantom 105.2 (he owns a slice of the station so they weren’t going to say no) next Sunday night (December 9) talking about his clients, U2 and the release of “The Joshua Tree” twenty years on. If you have a question you’d like to ask the great man about this seminal release, go to the Album Archive blog and add yours to the list. He may not want to talk about this or this, but you never know.

Talking of the radio, I’m probably not the only one who never gets around to listening to John Kelly’s excellent Lyric FM show because of its afternoon slot. Good news people: go to the site, click on the media player and listen back to the latest show at your leisure. This has been a public service announcement.

You can also use that media player yoke to listen to O’Brien On Song, another show which has also been cast to the margins by the RTE numpties. I know absolutely nothing about opera but after an hour of this show and Jack O’Brien’s fantastic tales, I wish I had the time to delve into a world which seems to contain more dramas, melodramas, duels and battles than a TiVo full of soap operas.

Is your office Christmas party as good as this?

It’s the post which keeps on giving. We speak of the snippet about the MT USA release, which continues to draw comments and indeed pleas, like this one from redhat:

back from drunken night with 13 DUFC supporters .. we remember a video .. black and white about uncle in prison and end of video car pulls up and man gets out … was a big hit and we all remember a bit but not the singer or title ? any help

Go on, you know the answer

AU, say hello to the web. Web, say hello to AU.

Want to know what you’ll be doing in 2008? Here you go.

On the other hand, it looks like a lot of us will be looking for new jobs in ’08

toys.jpgI suppose I could always DJ. Speaking of which (subtle, seamless, sublime link, that), it seems I’m a rocker. And there I was thinking I was a raver. Anyway, Bring the Toys happens in the Bernard Shaw pub in Dublin on December 13. Organised by the Bodytonic folks and Thumped, it’s a Rockers v Ravers battle featuring Neon Love v Delorentos, Large Mound v Al Keegan, this gobshite v Mark Kavanagh and Richie Jape v Johnny Moy. Admission? Bring a toy (unwrapped and non-furry) or pay a tenner at the door. All proceeds to the Our Lady’s Childen’s Hospital Crumlin. Yep, we’re doing it for the kids.

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