Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

The randomiser is never going near Chatroulette again

Gigs! Latest announcement for the Cork Live at the Marquee series sees Paul Weller (June 27) and, oh you lucky Cork people, The Cranberries (June 29) added to the bill. With sharp-eyed OTR reader James D spotting a seating plan …

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Gigs! Latest announcement for the Cork Live at the Marquee series sees Paul Weller (June 27) and, oh you lucky Cork people, The Cranberries (June 29) added to the bill.

With sharp-eyed OTR reader James D spotting a seating plan last week for The Eagles at the Aviva Stadium, maybe the legendary bores will get a chance to try out their “dynamic” ticket charging plans on Irish fans.

Do you need Doctor Beat to sort out your musical life? New service from The Kiosk on Phantom FM where a listener gets a musical makeover from the show’s self-proclaimed musical gurus Nadine O’Regan, Derek Byrne and Johnnie Craig. Listeners who need a dig-out are asked to email the show at kiosk@phantom.ie.

One for the spreadsheet fans in the audience: Live Nation expects a flat year in 2010

Fela time again. Anyone hear any reports about the musical?

From the Mad Men dept: here’s Adtunes top ad tunes from 2009.

The 10 most innovative companies in pop music, per Fast Company

The future of A&R. Includes quotes from OTR’s old boss Michael Rosenblatt.

In defence of critics

No yee-haws in 2010?

If, like me, you wondered whatever happened to MBV fans Giant Drag, wonder no more as the LA Times catches up with the band.

Why spending some time in the slammer is an essential part of any hip-hop career

Say it ain’t so: plans are afoot to close BBC’s excellent 6 Music to save some cash as the Beeb turns from expansion to consolidation.

Tune!

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Fantastic charity tune! Shane MacGowan, Nick Cave, Johnny Depp, Bobby Gillespie, Mick Jones, Glen Matlock, Chrissie Hynde, Paloma Faith and more tackle Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ awesome “I Put A Spell On You” in aid of Concern.

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