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Gongmania! All hail the winners from the first ever Irish Web Awards. Speaking of gongs, this post from Penny over at The Antiroom should get the nod for Blog Post of the Month for October. The DEAF line-up for the …

Mon, Oct 13, 2008, 09:52

   

Gongmania! All hail the winners from the first ever Irish Web Awards.

Speaking of gongs, this post from Penny over at The Antiroom should get the nod for Blog Post of the Month for October.

The DEAF line-up for the capital city over the October Bank Holiday weekend is looking mighty tasty. Also make sure you pick up a print programme – you can’t miss it.

If you only read one interview where the interviewee decides to stroke the interviewer’s face, kiss her and grab her breasts, make sure it’s Grace Jones talking to Miranda Sawyer in the Observer Music Monthly from yesterday.

As he inks a brand new contract for himself (lots of zeros, we bet), Universal Music boss Doug Morris yaks about his life and times.

Just so he doesn’t feel left out, Clive Davis (the man who once believed that the CD was named after him) makes sure the world knows he’s still doing the do with a nice puff piece in the New York Post.

Doom! Gloom! Credit crunch! Jason Gross looks at how Recession 2.0 will hit the music business. It’s already hit On The Record – we’ve noticed less and less readers from the banking community here in recent weeks. Come back guys!

Absolut Vodka v Absolute Radio – the gloves are off and the lawyers are in the ring.

As first noted here last Friday, the Some Days Never End festival will not now be held in a tent in the grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin 8. Instead, the 80s Horrors (AKA Human League, Heaven 17 and ABC) play (the much smaller capacity) Tripod on October 26 (going to be a tight squeeze because Roseanne Barr is already supposed to be playing there that night), Aimee Mann with Sharon Shannon play (the much smaller capacity) Tripod on October 28, Seasick Steve is at the (smaller capacity) National Stadium on October 29 with his original support act, My Morning Jacket, playing Tripod the same night. Those who bought tickets for the original SSS/MMJ gig can now swap ‘em, but you can contact Ticketmaster or the promoters for info on all that. While you’re at it, ask them if “unforseen circumtances” are to blame for the wholesale switcheroos. Those will long memories will remember that the same thing happened last year with Groove Armada and Dizzee Rascal. Just sayin’, like.