Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

Day two flashback

Good morning campers! Today’s Daily Ticket, reporting on events at the Electric Picnic yesterday, is here (P 1), here (P 2 & 3) and here. My Saturday highlights? Absolutely peachy new songs from Franz Ferdinand. The Body & Soul stage, …

Sun, Aug 31, 2008, 12:00

   

Good morning campers!

Today’s Daily Ticket, reporting on events at the Electric Picnic yesterday, is here (P 1), here (P 2 & 3) and here.

My Saturday highlights?

Absolutely peachy new songs from Franz Ferdinand.

The Body & Soul stage, as hosted by Donal Dineen.

Wilco rocking out on “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart”.

The many, many, many costume changes of Miss Grace Jones. And the size of her limo. No wonder she sings about pulling up to the bumper.

Juana Molina cracking a few jokes

The sight of a couple of thousand people cheering and shouting as Rachel Allen squeezed some lemons. Surreal stuff.

The menu at Salon Du Chat.

Finally making it to the Bodytonic village.

A text which read “you can’t miss me, I’m wearing sequins”.

Chairing a chat in the Arts Council literary tent with Josh Ritter and Dan Deacon about the books they read on the road, a chat which soon turned into a bit of a chinwag about McCain vs Obama.

An absolutely lovely slice of chocolate cake from the S & M stall.

Panti’s chat-show at the Thisispopbaby tent. C’mon RTE, how about Panti & Seoige for the autumn season?

The scale of 2FM’s operation down here. Easily the biggest trucks in Stradbally – and they’re producing the goods as evidenced by this list and that list of live recordings from the weekend. Big up to Ian Wilson and his team

Maggotbrains losing their tiny little minds to George Clinton

Meeting about two dozen people that I hadn’t seen in absolute ages.

Secondhand reports from the campsite of hundreds of people sitting around reading The Daily Ticket and allegedly chuckling in all the right places.