Jim Carroll

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What’s in The Ticket today – and your plugs

The Cure: Electric Picnic headliner Robert Smith on a lengthy, successful career on his own terms. The Roots: Questlove talks (and talks) about the best band hip-hop and his 15 different jobs ahead of next week’s Picnic appearance Electric Picnic …

Fri, Aug 24, 2012, 08:58

   

The Cure: Electric Picnic headliner Robert Smith on a lengthy, successful career on his own terms.

The Roots: Questlove talks (and talks) about the best band hip-hop and his 15 different jobs ahead of next week’s Picnic appearance

Electric Picnic picks: Stradbally-bound Orbital, Cathy Davey Michael Kiwanuka and Le Galaxie on festival highlights and lowlights.

Colin Farrell: no, don’t think he’s heading to Co Laois. The Dublin superstar and gentleman gets into the ring again to plug Total Recall

Berberian Sound Studio: Peter Strickland, the man behind the award-winning Transylvanian thriller Katalin Varga, on his new flick about an English sound engineer summoned to Italy to work on a 1970s horror flick.

Plus CD reviews (including Dan Deacon, Stealing Sheep, iamamiwhoami, Jogging, Aiden Grimshaw, Spector, Master & Dog, Kevin Doherty, Christian Scott, Ondatropica), films (Shadow Dancer, The Imposter, The Three Stooges, Circumstance, The Watch, F for Fake), games (Orcs Must Die 2, Dust: An Elysian Tale, Hybrid), apps (2000AD), listings, news and much, much more.

That’s your winning Ticket in The Irish Times today in print, online and the best of The Ticket on the app.

The OTR plugs service is now open for business. Please feel free to plug and recommend stuff away to your heart’s content, but remember some simple rules: (a) declare an interest where one should be declared, (b) plugs are accepted on the whim of OTR and may be edited for length/clarity/common sense and (c) plugs which mention a commercial sponsor are really ads and will probably not be published in this slot. This time next week, we’ll be in a blue shipping container on loan from Frank Sobotka in the middle of a field in Co Laois.

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