Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tom Waits Gig Review - Dublin

Sounds like it was good.
Hot press have a review here
The Times have one here - but is really just an excuse to give out about ticket prices and new anti touting policies.
I cant wait till tomorrow - when I'll be there for myself.
Anyone else been to the Ratcellar?... care to tell...

*update* Jim Carroll redeems The Times a little, here.
*update2* more reviews My Own, Damien Mulley the always great Eyeball Kid has loads of comments on each night, and has a poll for the best European gig. (Dublin 3 is winning) hands down

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tom Waits Dublin Tickets available Now.

At the exact time of typing this - there are Tom Waits Tickets available through for the Dublin shows.
Good luck anyone that has been left out already.
Hurry I fear they wont last long.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Fluffy Links - Wednesday 23rd July 2008

Challenge Accepted

The main man is away over at Questionable Content, but he has some very good
draw ins for the week..

A guide to guys Hair Products by Zaniac

Those crazy americans are at it again, the Yankee Stadium has banned sunscreen.

In Cork wanna get a Tattoo in the comfort and privacy of your own home.

Nothing beats a good storm and/or storms

It no longer takes 2 to tango

Nice to know that is still available. I might register it and setup an automated service to cover for people who use the oldest and excuse in the book.

No "Bobs your uncle" found in Ireland - come on there has got to be someone with an uncle Robert in Ireland.

Little Fluffy Clouds by The Orb

Kids Songs Sung By Rock Stars

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

More Muff For Mulley

I told you I was there.... It was Apr 17, 2007
How many people can say while on honeymoon I drove carefully through Muff.

Lebowski Fest

Good luck with and I hope you enjoy....
Someone please say "Careful, Man there's a beverage here!" for me.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Ah Jagermeister

Oh Jagermeister how I love thee.
The day we met.
It was my 19th Birthday, a friendly affair in Lebowskis* of Marlboro Street. There just happened to be a Jagermeister promotion that night. Buy one get one free, but the first was reduced to £1.50. A great idea to serve them in Test Tubes.
test-tube liquor
Photo owned by arting 615 (cc)
My first friend shows up.
Me: "Hey buddy, thanks for coming."
Him/Her: "I got you 2, coz there so cheap"
Me: "era there was no need, I'm just glad your here". "I see you got 2 free, set them over there... oh wait testtubes"
Him/Her: "Go"
So I did, 4 shots later more friends arrive. By the end of the night, the friendly bar staff had given me a test tube rack to help lessen the madness. And it did to be fair, it did slow me down. Oh I'll never forget the first half of that night. I'll never remember the second.

I decided the next day that straight Jagermeister was not the drink for me. We had some brief encounters, fly by night for years. Until a stag night in Skull. I was introduced to you again. This time you came to me in a different form - a form that didn’t have any bells or whistles, no cheap friendly promotions, no rounded glass to prevent us from standing. What you did come with? It was half a glass of high octane energy juice. Jagermeister dipped in Red Bull, tomorrows energy today. Whack. We were friends again. I can’t blame you solely for the great time that night, you were not alone in my liver, you had many more friends that night.

A short few weeks later my 25th Birthday rolls around. The Head Of The River* this time. JagerBombs* all round. "My round say the bar keep". A nice touch really. You dont get that much anymore. He also had to pop out to buy another bottle of Jager to keep us in the bar. I say 26 my now-wife says 24 -either way I ended up in a paddling pool on the Everyman Theatre's floor.
A few rare nights, a few sore mornings. Only brief Affairs.
Knock*, April 12th, someone decides that the head table would like a round of Jager bombs. Oh thank you Dessie, it was almost a year since I'd heard the click of the glass hitting glass and the rush of a dark sugary liquid gush down my troat. There like Pringles, once you drop you really can’t stop. I was sore the next morning, afternoon, evening, night and next morning. Man I'm getting old.

But to prove my youth, birthday 27 comes around. I try to beat my record 26/24. Same place as last time, but they've changed the name and the staff, it’s the Bierhaus now. Big Dave doesn’t serve with the same attitude as his predecessor. Maybe he's the reason I come short. 22 Bombs, I remember I was able to feel my heart.
Oh how I have missed you, Jager.
Its nearly been a year again. 28 is comming round. I think I'll try again this year, I'm glad to still be around.

Why the memories Jager on bebo

thanks jazz biscuit for your CC image tool

Thursday, July 03, 2008

More Tom Waits tickets available for Dublin

So if you missed the mass hysteria when the Tom Waits tickets went on public sale. Ticketmaster and Mr Waits are teaming up to give you a second chance.
Premium Seats for shows in San Sebastian, Barcelona, Milan, Prague, Paris, Edinburgh and Dublin.
If you want more details on the Auction check out
This is a charity deal so if you hate donating to worthy causes this may not be your bag.
Tom Waits news brought to you via The Eyeball Kid

The Point Theatre

So after its refurbishment, the venue previously know as The Point, is renamed The O2. O2 have spent millions to be the sole sponsors of the high tech converted warehouse.
Do they not realise we are not as fickle as the British when it comes to place names. Everyone knows of The O2 Arena in London, but do you realise it was the doomed Millenium Dome before O2 stepped in to save the day.

Will the Irish take the name change on the chin. I for one will never go to The O2 it will always be The Point.
Eddie Vedder @ The Point 2000:
The story begins with a farmer who had a son and a horse. But one day the horse runs away to be with some other wild horses. The farmer is stuck with no horse. One day the horse comes back and brings some friends with him so now the farmer has 6 horses. A friend says how great it was that even though he had no horses for a while now he got 6 and the farmers reply was: "Yeah, whatever!"

Then his son has and accident and breaks his leg. Now the farmer is stuck with no help. A war breaks out and all the young people where drafted except for his son due to the broken leg. The same friend says how great it was that even though his son broke his leg, he didn't have to go off and fight in the war and his reply was: "Yeah, whatever!"

Then Eddie asks the crowd "So what's the point?" Eddie's reply: "It's this really cool place to play in Dublin!"

That kind of story just doesn't have the same punchline when it is...
"So what's The O2?"
The only reply:
"A corporate scam to sell communication devices"

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

I cant wait

Concerts usually come and go for me. I go to quite a few. But for some reason I just cant wait to see this guy.

Some People Are Cunts

Especially someone who has great fun on a work night out and then makes a formal complaint at work.

They are truly the cuntiest. Or Funts (Fucking + Cunts = Funts)