Jim Carroll

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The randomiser says “better go and get your armour”

Yowsa, yowsa, yowsa! It’s the post-bank-holiday weekend randomiser and we are all set to help you review, relive and recap the weekend that was. Castle Palooza! Fatboy Slim! Indiependence! Cork X Southwest! Metallica! Field Day! Underage Festival! Spraoi! Le Cheile! …

Tue, Aug 4, 2009, 10:13

   

Yowsa, yowsa, yowsa! It’s the post-bank-holiday weekend randomiser and we are all set to help you review, relive and recap the weekend that was. Castle Palooza! Fatboy Slim! Indiependence! Cork X Southwest! Metallica! Field Day! Underage Festival! Spraoi! Le Cheile! Cambridge Folk Fest! B&Q on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday (long story, bud)! Let the good times – or bad times – roll.

Is this the first hurling-electronica love-in of the season? From John Allen’s column the other day about potential music for half-time at Semple Stadium: “we probably aren’t ready yet though for Deadmau5, Tiga, Dr Lektroluv or Disco Bloodbath, but with a by-law change at a special congress anything is possible.” Next thing you know, dude will have a show on Pulse or Power.

Keeping it GAA: as predicted by OTR reader Mully, the Dublin football bandwagon turned out to be as banjaxed as the county’s hurling jalopy. Fact: there’s nowt as quiet as Hill 16 when the Dubs are making a sack of it.

OTR has long tagged the Department of Arts, Sports, Tourism and Photo-Ops as the Department of Fun, but even we didn’t realise just how much fun went on inside its walls. The Bull obviously thought he was Lady GaGa.

Another week, another cycling fan comes freewheeling down the hill. The latest? David Byrne

Going, going, gone? The Observer may be about to stop the presses.

Krissi Murison becomes the eleventh hack to sit in the editor’s chair at the NME. Yes, she’s a woman so cue a slew of pieces like this about why more women are not getting such allegedly high-powered jobs. Murison herself probably has the best answer of all: “I got this job for many reasons, none of which had anything to do with what sex I am”.

Here are three things to keep any incoming music magazine editor awake at night.

Recession, what bleedin’ recession are you on about? Dublin’s 02 was the most popular mid-size venue on the planet, baby, in the first six months of 2009.

Gig upgrade: The Noisettes‘ Dublin show on October 10 has been moved from the Button Factory to Vicar Street due to the rarely spotted “unprecedented public demand”.

Meanwhile, in the rest of the world…. Would you pay a dollar to see Coldplay or Bruce Springsteen in the U S of A?

Holy exploding iPods Batman!

Gigtastic: St Vincent supports Grizzly Bear at Dublin’s Vicar St on November 1. You can win tickets to this show and a half-dozen other Foggy Notions events in the next OTR competition comingatcha this week.

A smashing tune from a boss album

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