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As The Ticket turns green for the week, Roland “2012″ Emmerich explains why he directs films which are always destroying the planet, we find out how green is your favourite rock star, there’s an assessment on the trade-offs being made …

Fri, Nov 6, 2009, 10:38

   

As The Ticket turns green for the week, Roland “2012″ Emmerich explains why he directs films which are always destroying the planet, we find out how green is your favourite rock star, there’s an assessment on the trade-offs being made between the entertainment industry and the planet and why music fans as much as the industry need to greenwash their behaviour.

There’s New Music berths for Washed Out, CFCF, Cloud Castle Lake, Clang Sayne and Belly Of the Underdog, while Music News has the skinny on Indiecater Records, Eurosonic and what’s top of the classical pops for kids.

Album of the Week comes from 8 Ball and there are also reviews of new releases from Robbie Williams, Snow Patrol, Channel One, The Slew, Cosmo Jarvis, Dam-Funk, Kila, “Gilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura: New Cuban Sound”, The O’s, the Sick and Indigent Song Club and more. Plus Eoin Butler gets busy with the singles, downloads and streams in Shuffle.

In the cinemaplexes, this week’s new releases are Bright Star, The Men Who Star At Goats, A Christmas Carol and Welcome. Plus there are DVD reviews, the weekly movie quiz and a round-up of current film news.

The Ticket: we will save the blooming planet!

Please note that you’ll now find all Ticket content in the Culture section on this website. Online editor Hugh Linehan talks about the latest changes to the site here.

MC v D: Simon Carswell writes in today’s Business section about what is behind the ding-dong between former MCD bedfellows Denis Desmond and Eamonn McCann. Simon’s report the case includes reference to “a €5 million once-off payment from Ticketmaster. The payment from Ticketmaster, which sells concert tickets, was made to Mr Desmond’s firm, Gaiety Investments, in November 2005. Mr McCann describes the €5 million payment as “a non-recoupable term volume discount”. It’s believed this payment was a 10-year advance to MCD for which it agreed to sell 600,000 tickets a year through Ticketmaster.” Please note that this case is currently before the Commercial Court so comments on it will not be published.

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