Jim Carroll

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The randomiser from last night

Thoroughly enjoyed the Wavves rattle last night in Whelan’s. As someone said to me afterwards, it may have sounded like just the one song over and over again, but hey, what a song! Interesting too that the song(s) were far …

Thu, Feb 12, 2009, 12:27

   

Thoroughly enjoyed the Wavves rattle last night in Whelan’s. As someone said to me afterwards, it may have sounded like just the one song over and over again, but hey, what a song! Interesting too that the song(s) were far clearer and less cluttered than on record to date. Still can’t understand what’s the story behind the Fat Possum hook-up, but I suppose it’s like the Cork hurlers, the Cork county board and Gerald McCarthy. Hey, Californian scuzz-pop and the GAA in the one sentence. Anyway… Good turn-out for the Skinny Wolves – their next gathering will be at the same venue next Thursday (February 19) with Crystal Stits and New Amusement. Go Wolves!

Good crowd too at the opening of the 12 Points fest in the Project last night. I could only stick around to see Morla and really enjoyed Simon Jermyn and Sean Og’s mix of slo-mo electronics, superb guitar subtleties, weirdbeard Greek/Armenian textures and fuzzy sax. The festival continues tonight, tomorrow and Saturday at the Project. Check it out, people, check it out.

Yes, the first first bunch of Ally McBeals are poised to probe MasterNation. Per Billboard, the US Justice Department are going to take a look. I understand a new tribunal (the On The Record Tribunal?) will be set up in Ireland to examine the merger

This is the blog post of the year. Dude, if you want to do some guest posts, just get in touch.

RIP Buena Vista Social club bassist (and lets not forget the awesome “Cachito” solo album), Orlando “Cachito” Lopez

And finally, what every well-dressed dopehead will be carrying under his or her oxter on holidays this year – the Bob Marley suitcase.