Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

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Let’s get ready to ruuuuuumble. Next Saturday morning, Team Ticket take on Team Day & Night in a no-holds-barred, no-quarter-spared live radio show quiz. Look, I wanted it to be arm-wrestling or a game of ping-pong but that doesn’t make …

Mon, Dec 6, 2010, 09:48

   

Let’s get ready to ruuuuuumble. Next Saturday morning, Team Ticket take on Team Day & Night in a no-holds-barred, no-quarter-spared live radio show quiz. Look, I wanted it to be arm-wrestling or a game of ping-pong but that doesn’t make good radio (apparently). Repping the Ticket: Sinead Gleeson, Lauren Murphy and OTR. Repping Chief O’Reilly’s pathetic excuse for an entertainment supplement: John “Pretty Boy” Meagher, Niall “Nailler999″ Byrne and Eamon “Swench” Sweeney. The place: The Kiosk on Phantom 105.2 from 11am. The referee: Nadine O’Regan. The lass in the high heels who walks around the ring between rounds: Derek Byrne. Paddy Power will be opening a book on this later today.

Say hello to Tubeify. It’s the new Spotify, folks. Or, for maths fiends, YouTube + Last.fm = Tubeify. Sign up here.

No surprises on the BBC Sound of 2011 longlist (indeed, all but three of them have been covered in OTR’s New Music section over the last 12 months and can Warpaint really be considered a “new” band with a debut album already released?) – more on the rollercoaster ride for new bands tomorrow.

Also comingatcha this week on OTR: our annual shopping special (Wednesday) and The Ticket’s Review of 2010 in music (Friday). Fire up your engines, ladies and gentlemen – and prepare your lists.

You’ve made the music video – now, go get some buzz. And, while you’re at it, see if you’ve added enough friends and followers to make the Social 50.

It’s an iPad world, you and me just live in it. And yeah, I’m slightly more tempted now than I was when Steve Jobs brought these down from the mountain.

Band and brands (part 3): who needs a back-catalogue when you can made cheddar flogging perfume, clothers, hot sauce and credit cards (or get your fans to pay for a meet-and-greet)?

OTR Brand Aid: here’s an idea we’d like to see on the streets of our town.

Latest twists and turns in the Google and copyright saga.

For sale: one veteran social networking site, still much loved by bands but largely abandoned by everyone else. Has recently had fresh coat of paint. Two previous owners. Used to answer to the name of “Tom”

Jack White gets huffy on eBay. Dude may or may not have been outbid for a pair of red jeans.

Gym will fix it: Madonna gets into the gym business with her Hard Candy Fitness emporium in Mexico City. Next stop for Madge: slugging it out with Ben Dunne and Jackie Skelly for a share of the lucrative west Dublin fitness market.

Free books for the masses on March 5.

Mc v D: the Eamon McCann v Denis Desmond court case is due before the Commercial Court again tomorrow (Tuesday), with six days allocated for a full hearing. Mr. Justice Charleton’s judgement on the case from May is here (as the case is currently before the courts, comments pertaining to it will not be published).

And finally, the title track (which strangely didn’t make the cut) from John Legend and The Roots’ fabulous “Wake Up” album.

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