Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

The war on comments Media organisations are finally acknowledging that the comments' ecosystems they have created have gone feral
Remembering Gene Clark A night to celebrate the life and work of the country-rock pioneer
The wrap is waiting for spring Wu Tang Clan, food security, DJ Derek, Aretha Franklin's "Respect", running memoirs, street style, NPR, James Brown in Boston in 1968 etc
Hitting the right note at the right time A review of the Trad Rising concert in Dublin's Button Factory last week
The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ Tracks from James Blake, Landless, J Dilla, Omar S, Mocky, El Michels Affair, Gallant, Christine & The Queens and many more
OTR column – straight into cinemas After the success of Straight Outta Compton, Hollywood is on the hunt for its next hit hip-hop biopic
New Music – Carly Coonagh, Joy Again, Melaena Cadiz New music hurrahs from Dublin, Philadelphia and Los Angeles
Banter on food and drink at Ballymaloe Dishes of the day include Yotam Ottolenghi, food trends, restaurant business, Mark Diacono, grilling and coffee