Adam Yauch (AKA MCA) of the pioneering Beastie Boys has recently been diagnosed with “very treatableâ€? cancer in his salivary gland.
The first thing that meets you when you visit their site is a YouTube video explaining the situation and apologising for having to cancel gigs and push back their next album release.
Class hurling video from Bord GÃ¡is promoting their sponsorship of the under 21 hurling championships. You can become part of their next video by uploading your video to Youtube and sending it on to them or by uploading your video directly on their site www.breakingthrough.ie.
Some interesting videos up there already none more so than the great Marty Morrissey showing his silky hurling skills. Others interesting videos uploaded so far include Charlie Redmond, Ronaldo, some hotchicks and some handy hurlers.
Two of the shining lights of the Irish music scene in the form of Super Extra Bonus Party and Heathers team up on the single called Comets which is featured in SEBP’s second album Night Horses (May 2009).
SEBP’s second album Night Horses also features collaborations with Cadence Weapon, Mr. Lif, May Kay of Fight Like Apes, R.S.A.G, Captain Moonlight, Ann Scott and White Noise amongst others.
It’s easy to see why Heathers are also creating such a buzz especially when you see them live so make sure and catch them live:
13 Aug 2009, 21:00 – Roisin Dubh w/ HOORAY FOR HUMANS, Galway
14 Aug 2009, 20:00 – The Quad w/ HOORAY FOR HUMANS, Cork
15 Aug 2009, 20:00 – Whelans- upstairs w/ HOORAY FOR HUMANS, Dublin
Seems Toyota are really jumping in to this social media thing with both feet while also pushing the boat out with some funky digital innovation. I love this iQ font idea, its execution is simple yet brilliant and the fact that there’s a tangible product at the end that everyone can download and use makes it even more appealing. The site even has a further feature where you can design a t-shirt using the iQ font and be in with a chance of wining concert tickets, provided your design stands out in the gallery that is.
Not forgetting Toyota Ireland who are now tweeting and who recently gave Irish bloggers a chance to test drive the Toyota iQ for 6 months on condition that they tweet/blog their experiences. The closing date for applications has now passed but be sure that Achgohairithe’s application was such that it cant be ignored so expect my tweets to become much more motoring related in the near future!!
Klaxons Fleet Foxes >>> lastFM Massive Attack >>> massiveattack.com Seasick Steve >>> lastFM Bat For Lashes >>> lastFM
Michael Nyman >>> lastFM
Squarepusher >>> lastFM Future Sound Of London >>> lastFM Little Boots >>> lastFM
[audio:littleboots-rolex-youtube.mp3] Friendly Fires >>> lastFM
Florence And The Machine
Fujiya & Miyagi >>> lastFM Metronomy >>> lastFM
Dub Pistols >>> lastFM
James Yuill >>> lastFM
Free Peace >>> lastFM
Chase & Status
Golden Silvers >>> lastFM
Goldie Lookin Chain
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
The Cuban Brothers
Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip
Altern8 Passion Pit >>> lastFM
65 Days of Static
Diplo Presents Mad Decent Soundsystem
Fabio & Grooverider
Rob Da Bank
Annie Mac Presents
Derrick Carter DJ Yoda
Fake Blood Gilles Peterson
Johnno (Bugged Out)
Monsters At Work DJ’s Present The Psychedelic Sounds of Monsterism Island Beardyman
Coley (Luv Jam)
In his own words
“Me and a mate have put together a Downfall + Empire Strikes Back combination scene for your viewing. The script is Corkoniense’s, so sue me frank you sonofabitch. The tech wizardry is all my mate’s doing, as I don’t have a clue of these things, so kudos to him.
Remember: All characters in this movie are actors, with the exception of Dr. Joseph Goebbels, who stars as himself.
I can only doff my cap to you corkoniense….quality.
What at first looked like a progressive step by Airtricity in engaging with the online community on this issue seems to have been no more than a cursory attempt to quell any chitchat among the blogging community in relation to the data breach. Funny that the engagement only came after the SBP ran the story.
When it’s a bit of “friendly” advice! I may have been a little hasty when referring to the rocket I got on Friday as a legal threat. Looking at it again (and again) and having got “legalâ€? advice (I passed it by one of my “legal” mates) it was more advisory in tone. It was the officialdom that probably got my back up so I went off on one when in actuality the email was simply “advisingâ€? me not to liable anyone. I’m happy enough to park her there but ill wait for the official response.
“It is hard to sum up this blog in just a few words or even explain its exact purpose but I will tell you this much: it is sometimes written as Gaeilge, it often champions Irish culture and it is frequently hilarious.
I really liked the blog’s strange mix of hip and hip replacement, like a culchie with culture (this is how I like to think of myself!).
I could see myself glued to this blog if I were off in Australia or America finding my fortune. Actually, I’d visit it either way. ”
Well it’s like that old saying goes…”Give a culchie the culture section, and you’ve occupied him for a day. Teach a culchie how to blog, and you’ve occupied him for life.”
Marie a chailin once ive figured out AGH’s purpose you’ll be the first to know.
So much for free speech!! It looks like we’ve touched a nerve with someone in relation to our post this morning. I received an email this morning (which i only picked up now) from a major corporate law firm, here in Dublin. Lets be clear on this I haven’t done anything wrong, I have simply published a letter which was received by a family member. I refuse to be bullied or censored on this and I will not under any circumstances remove my blog post.
I’ve been blogging since 2005 and AGH has been up and running since 2006. We’ve sailed close to the wind on a number of occasions but this goes beyond all that… ive done nothing wrong and i stand by my post. I actually held back on information truth be known…
I’m amazed that this hasn’t been picked up in the media yet, but this came through the door of a relation last week and to say she was shocked and worried is an understatement. I mean it looks like her personal data, including bank details may have been left in an unsecured location for God knows how long!!
The letter states that while they were working on their website a “file” containing personal details was inadvertently left in an unsecure location. They go on to say that while the file was not visible on the face of the website they cant guarantee 100% that the file wasn’t accessed by an unauthorised 3rd party.
While the letter itself is very apologetic and and goes to great pains to try and reassure the recipient that this breach has been investigated thoroughly and that measures are now in place to ensure the situation can not be repeated, it doesn’t state when this breach happened and how long the data was exposed to the world.
The fraud protection cover they offer by way of apology is akin to padlocking the stable door after the horse has bolted.
I’m going to look into this for her and my first port of call will be the data protection commissioner. Come to think of it im not sure what good contacting the DPC will do, given the fact that they had their own leak recently any action they take against Airtricity might smack of hypocrisy!
I can only imagine the phone conversation:
> Hello - Yes
> Is that Kettel? - Yes this is Kettel
> This is pot - Ok
> You’re Black
Lot’s going on and lots of talk debate around the 90th anniversary of the First DÃ¡il. RTE radio have a series of programmes commemorating the anniversary with one in particular How Macroom Remembers aired yesterday being of particular interest to myself.
The 21st January marks the 90th anniversary of the first DÃ¡il in Ireland. RTÃ‰ Radio 1’s Documentary on One has made a documentary that looks at how the tumultuous events of 1919 to 1923 are remembered in Macroom and its hinterland.
You can download the the programme directly here. It was recorded around the time of the Kilmichael commemoration last year and has a few excerpts from the day itself. Of course you can download the full speech and see more pics from Kilmichael 2008 here.
As hundreds of elected representatives and other dignitaries gathered inside the building, two activists succeeded in unfurling a giant banner from the roof.
As the out-manoeuvred GardaÃ scrambled into action, the banner’s message hung from the roof of the Mansion House for all to see – “90 YEARS ON – NO CLOSER TO FREEDOM – END THE OCCUPATION!â€? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQZ6xAP1uBE[/youtube]
Its a fresh profile so forgive the lack of stats pre 2 days ago!! The figures are paltry enough even by AGH standards, nothing like the heady days of 06/07. Ill see if i can get some of my historical stats up on the AGH stats page.