Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

Ho ho ho

They think it’s all over – it is now. That’s all from On The Record for 2008. Before I turn off the lights, plug out the interweb and head for the door with a pair of novelty antlers on my …

Mon, Dec 22, 2008, 09:59

   

They think it’s all over – it is now. That’s all from On The Record for 2008. Before I turn off the lights, plug out the interweb and head for the door with a pair of novelty antlers on my head, a huge thanks to all our readers and posters for a magnificent year on this blog.

What a year, eh? Just have a look at On The Record’s greatest bits for 2008. There was Crazy Ol’ Tom (™ On The Record) here and here, the curse of “unforseen circumstances” and cancelled gigs including Prince saying “funk you” to Croke Park, Paul Tarpey’s fantastic guest post about the history of the Irish dance scene, the fuming about The Ticket’s 40 Best Irish Albums of All Time poll, a far-ranging discussion on the possible future of the music business, a forensic examination of Vodafone’s Bright New Sounds competition, the audience at Crystal Castles making some of our readers feel old, Lenny Cohen coming to Dublin to charm us all (we broke that story here, of course – actually, we always have the best stories first), My Bloody Valentine reforming, turning some of you onto the joys of The Wire and, last but by no means least, saluting the RTE Guide as it transformed itself into Entertainment Weekly.

A truly awesome year. I couldn’t do this without you – well, I could, but it wouldn’t be as much fun – so happy Christmas to all of you – and here’s to a smashing 2009. Lets be optimistic, eh? We shall resume the good fight on January 2.

There are many songs for this time of year (and you’ll hear plenty of them if you tune into The Far Side of Christmas on Phantom tomorrow night from 10pm), but this slice of genius from a fellow Tipperaryman has never been bettered.

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