Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

The randomiser is now thinking about selection boxes

Feck Twitter, I’m off to WhoSay.com! It’s OTR’s kind of social media network judging by this. Or perhaps I need to work up a version of Jogabo for hurlers looking for winter games? One of the very best Irish albums …

Mon, Nov 21, 2011, 13:32

   

Feck Twitter, I’m off to WhoSay.com! It’s OTR’s kind of social media network judging by this. Or perhaps I need to work up a version of Jogabo for hurlers looking for winter games?

One of the very best Irish albums of 2010 was “Doom Your Cities, Doom Your Towns” from the mighty Melodica Deathship. Seeing as MDS have sold tons of vinyl copies of the album and are now gearing up for a new EP to be released in the coming months, they’ve decided to give away the album for free via their Bandcamp page. Fill your boots!

Dodgy the band have a very interesting ponder on the future of the CD from their perspective. VIa d_e_v

Staring at crotches should be my only problem: Louise Bruton on Dublin music venues and accesibility.

Why the end of cheap coffee is nigh. Via Sasha Bond.

Christmas stocking filler ahoy: my Ticket colleague Tony Clayton-Lea’s new book “101 Irish Records You Must Hear Before You Die” is now available for purchase. Albums featured include works from U2, Taste, Villagers, Therapy?, Lisa Hannigan, Planxty, Damien Rice, Rudi, Fight Like Apes, Yeh Deadlies, The Blades, David Holmes, Horslips, The Pogues, Cathy Davey, A House and Van Morrison, to name but a few. Dude is now on Twitter too.

20 innovative start-ups for you to mull over and invest in.

The headline says it all: How Ryan Raddon Became the $200,000-a-Night D.J. Known as Kaskade. The US raving continues.

Are you experiencing a wave of nostalgia for the recent digital past? Yep, there’s an app of some kind for that.

Fascinating piece about why the current generation are far more entrepreneurial than oldsters.

Anyone for a world premiere by Nico Muhly? The Crash Ensemble’s Young Americans concert features said premiere at Liberty Hall this coming Friday (November 25). There will also be performances of works by new Yank composers Sean Friar, Missy Mazzoli, Timothy Andres and Ken Ueno, as well a pre-show public interview by Lyric FM’s Bernard Clarke with Muhly. More information here.

Meet the guy behind Dwolla, the start-up looking to axe credit cards. Fairly sure there have been other people who’ve tried that one out before but, hey, best of luck to him.

Talkin’ all that jazz (again): Jazz Is… is a mini-festival taking place in various Dublin city-centre venues from November 22 to 26. Jazzers on the stage for “five days of gritty funk, smooth tones, hard-hitting jazz, acoustic instrumental and experimental improvised music” include LiMEN, Locoswing, Tongue Bundle, Mob Fandango, Creamy Goodness, Sandra Melo 4tet, Roller Trio, Concrete Soup and many more. Full information on dates, times and venues here.

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