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In The Ticket today, three Irish Times’ music writers do their end-of-year music exams, British film director Sam Taylor-Wood talks about her film on John Lennon, Speech Debelle fights back and why Sony Music are the big winners in the …

Fri, Dec 18, 2009, 10:11

   

In The Ticket today, three Irish Times’ music writers do their end-of-year music exams, British film director Sam Taylor-Wood talks about her film on John Lennon, Speech Debelle fights back and why Sony Music are the big winners in the X Factor v Rage Against the Machine battle over the Xmas Number One hill of beans.

There’s New Music berths for J*Davey, O Emperor, Girls Names, Mountain Man and O. Children, while Music News has the word on The Longest Night charity fundraiser, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s concept album about Imelda Marcos and 20 years of The Stables’ venue in Mullingar.

CD of the Week comes from Blakroc and there are also reviews of releases by Lightning Bolt, Matias Aguayo, Veda, Eileen Rose & The Holy Wreck, Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack for “Sherlock Holmes”, Harry Allen, Jimmy Cobb, Graham Dechter and many more. Plus Eoin Butler gives the singles and downloads the once-over in Shuffle.

New flicks for your viewing pleasure this week are Avatar, Humpday and Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakwell. Plus movie news, DVD reviews, the weekly movie quiz and Donald “man of the people” Clarke’s Screenwriter column.

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