Jim Carroll

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In The Ticket today, Colin Farrell remembers his days as a hellraiser, Girls talk cults, drugs and music, next week’s Choice Music Prize bunfight is previewed, Ellie Goulding tells us why we should stick with her, Micmacs‘ director Jean-Pierre Jeunet …

Fri, Feb 26, 2010, 11:03

   

In The Ticket today, Colin Farrell remembers his days as a hellraiser, Girls talk cults, drugs and music, next week’s Choice Music Prize bunfight is previewed, Ellie Goulding tells us why we should stick with her, Micmacs‘ director Jean-Pierre Jeunet on his world his way and Brian Boyd celebrates Kassidy as a band for Men Of A Certain Age (and slags blogs once again – yawn).

There’s New Music bumps for The Morning Benders, Toro Y Moi, First Rate People, The Cast of Cheers and Summer Cats, while there’s Music News stories on The Gathering at NUI Maynooth (which, unlike the Trinity Ball with its rather dull and predictable bill, is open to non-students), the “I Put A Spell On You” charity, single and the first rake of acts for Oxegen 2010.

Album of the Week comes from Gorillaz (someone must have signed that confidentiality agreement) and there are also reviews of releases from Two Door Cinema Club, The Knife, Alphabeat, Frightened Rabbit, John, Shelly and The Creatures, Voice of the Seven Thunders, Archie Bronson Outfit, kd LAng, Robin Verheyen and others. Plus Eoin Butler does the Shuffle with the week’s singles and downloads.

New flicks in the cinemas this week include Capitalism: A Love Story, Micmacs, The Crazies, Everybody’s Fine, Extraordinary Measures, Leap Year and From Paris With Love, and there’s also the weekly movie quiz and film news. Games under review this week include Heavy Rain, MAG: Massive Action Game, Sonic & Sega Allstars Racing and Half-Minute Hero. And don’t forget the biggest and best guide to going out in ANY national newspaper!

The Ticket: it’s going to be a beautiful night

The OTR community noticeboard is now open for business. Please feel free to plug and recommend stuff away to your heart’s content, but remember to declare an interest where one should be declared. Please note that plugs are accepted on the whim of OTR and may be edited for length/clarity/common sense. Events with a commercial sponsor are really ads and will probably not be published in this slot. I’m also cutting down on those plugs which appear every week (you know who you are) so don’t say you weren’t warned.

Finally, a Choice Music Prize plug as the countdown begins for next week’s shenanigans. The first of a couple of preview videos from the Old Hat team – I’ll stick up another one later today. Proof that musicians and comedians do not mix:

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