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The Far Side turns one and other blather

The Far Side marks 52 weeks on the air tonight with a two hour birthday special. I’ll be raiding the archives to rewind some of the boom tunes, new bands and favourite indiesyncratic sounds from a year of Far Side …

Tue, Nov 3, 2009, 11:21

   

The Far Side marks 52 weeks on the air tonight with a two hour birthday special. I’ll be raiding the archives to rewind some of the boom tunes, new bands and favourite indiesyncratic sounds from a year of Far Side broadcasts. Tune in from 10pm on Phantom 105.2.

Cork rocks: thanks to Joe, Stevie, Pat, Bootleg Mark and everyone else at the smashing Pavilion venue in Cork for a grand night out last Thursday at Bootleg’s first birthday party. Four damn fine bands played – Katie Kim, O Emperor, Slow Motion Heroes and The Impressionists – and I got to play some tunes too. Lovely hurling, boy.

Bantertastic: thanks to Francois and Sunil Sharpe for participating in a fairly riotous and no-holds-barred Banter at the Twisted Pepper last Saturday night. “90s vs 00s” saw the two of them yakking – and boy, they can talk – about which decade produced the most thrilling sounds and nights out in the capital city. The bout went right down to the bell with audience giving it to the ’90s on points (or pints). You can relive the night on the podcast which will be live once the legal eagles have finished with it. The next Banter happens on November 28 and will be the pop-culture review of the decade. Full details to come next week.

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