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Sad news – Unarocks has left the building. The Irish blogosphere will be a whole lot quieter without her. From the courts: examiner appointed to Golden Discs, liquidator appointed to various Thomas Read companies. What we should be hearing from …

Tue, Feb 24, 2009, 08:36

   

Sad news – Unarocks has left the building. The Irish blogosphere will be a whole lot quieter without her.

From the courts: examiner appointed to Golden Discs, liquidator appointed to various Thomas Read companies.

What we should be hearing from the courts: Fintan O’Toole calls time on our tax fugitives

Want to hear three girls and a guy gasbag about the Choice Music Prize? Yes, it’s the return of the Alison Curtis Show Three Girls and A Guy podcast! Hear Alison, Sinead Gleeson, Tanya Sweeney and numptie here talk about the 10 acts on the shortlist and who they think will win. Paddy Power please note: I don’t have a vote, OK?

It’s not just U2 who want to be the new Camembert Quartet: here are the Roots (well, ?uestlove at any rate) explaining why their gig as the house band on NBC’s soon-come Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Show may well have saved the band.

Hey, happy Mardi Gras folks! Tune into The Far Side tonight for some mo’ sounds from NOLA.

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Via FOC: say hello to the Anti-Bono. Yep, it’s all U2 all week. Did you know that there are already a couple of lads sitting outside HMV on Grafton Street in Dublin waiting to purchase “No Line On The Horizon” when it goes on sale on Thursday night at midnight? They were there last night, at any rate. Really hope the band get down to say hello. Or send sandwiches. Or sushi.

Darklight: The Benefit is a night of movies and music featuring Dublin: The Movie… The Live Remix (Eoghan Kidney is planning to mash up those short films shot for Darklight last year), David Kitt, Somadrone, Sunken Foal and Annie T and Una Rocks spinning tunes. Admission is €20 and all cash goes to the keep-Darklight-stroking-its-chin fund.

Peter Murphy’s world tour to plug the bejaysus out of his ace debut novel John The Revelator (gaining great reviews left, right and centre) takes him to Belfast tomorrow (Wednesday). Paperback Rioters at the Oh Yeah centre will feature Peter reading from his new book, Good Vibrations don Terri Hooley reading from his upcoming autobiography and our old muck Stuart Bailie reading from his Thin Lizzy book, Ballad Of The Thin Man. There’s also live music from Robert Holmes and Pixie Saytar. Doors open at 8pm and £4 gets you in.

New multi-city radio station 4FM, the one which is aiming to be the Irish BBC Radio 2, goes on air on Friday with this line-up.

And finally, via Nero, this gorgeous wee flick:

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