Jim Carroll

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A weekend in the life of the randomiser

Funniest blog post of the weekend: Darragh goes to a full-moon party in Kells. Read it here. Very successful outing for the very first Banter with Paul McLoone and Ciaran “The Golden Maverick” Nugent chewing the fat in the Twisted …

Mon, Jul 6, 2009, 13:59

   

Funniest blog post of the weekend: Darragh goes to a full-moon party in Kells. Read it here.

Very successful outing for the very first Banter with Paul McLoone and Ciaran “The Golden Maverick” Nugent chewing the fat in the Twisted Pepper on Saturday night about radio past, present and future. Thanks to everyone who showed up (good to put faces to blogging names like Sweet Oblivion and Rob Egoeccentric) and an extra-special thanks to the Bodytonic crew for ensuring everything went off without a hitch. The diary date for the next Banter is August 8 and more info on that in the coming weeks. The podcast of Saturday’s Banter is currently in the works so ears peeled for that.

Farewell Rodney Rice. The Saturday View (and Worlds Apart) presenter retired at the weekend after 40 years at the microphone. With Rice at the helm, Saturday View always provided an interesting hour’s listening as politicians and members of the political class were harried and harrassed. Add in the fact that this was the week which saw John Bowman wrap up Questions & Answers after a lengthy run and it looks like we may be in a whole new class of political coverage on the radio and TV from the autumn.

Headline of the weekend: U2 270° in the Trib. Turns out that U2′s much mooted Crab (hey, it looks like a crab) stageshow won’t be an in-the-round affair in Croker. Boo! Is that the sound of Joe Duffy I can hear rubbing his hands with glee? Altogether now: it’s-not-fair-Joe.

Speaking of Joooooeeeee: excellent piece from Stephen Collins on Saturday about how if the public are up in arms about a €200 tax on mobile homes, how the hell are they going to react to what might be coming down the line via the so-called An Bord Snip Nua?

Sporting headline of the weekend: The Great Puzzling Anomaly, also from the Trib subs. Good piece too from Liam Hayes about the questions surrounding the GPA which no-one else seems to have asked. That said, Tom Humphries argues this morning that it may be time for the GAA and the GPA to be friends and share a bed in Croker.

Allen Klein RIP. The toughest manager in the business is now doing deals somewhere else.

More festivals! More festivals with homegrown bills! Summersound takes place at East Point Business Park, Dublin 3 on August 22 and will star The Mighty Stef, The Laundry Shop, Funeral Suits, Heritage Centre, Disconnect 4 and more. Tickets go on sale here on Wednesday at €26 a pop.

By all accounts, I missed a Nighty Night with Vinnie Browne humdinger where the Limerickman grilled, toasted, roasted, fryed, boiled and gently sweated Brian Lenihan (dude obviously has not got the time to update his website) for an hour. Pass the pepper and watch it here

Twitter users buy more music than people who don’t tweet – official. Next week: Twitter users buy more Argyle socks than people who don’t tweet.

Album of the weekend: Major Lazer “Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do”. Rewind selector!

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