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Adam Yauch (AKA MCA) of Beastie Boys

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Beastie Boys
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.

Get Well Soon Yauch.

Dirty Projectors – Stillness Is The Move

Monday, July 20th, 2009

“Stillness Is The Moveâ€? by Dirty Projectors music video

Been listening a lot to this Brooklyn/Portland band of late and really looking forward to their gig in September.

Wednesday 16 September 2009
Dirty Projectors
Baile Ã?tha Cliath, Dublin, Ireland

Heathers and SEBP

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

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

Electric Picnic 2009 #EP09

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

First of the #EP09 lineup rumours:

Fleet Foxes >>> lastFM
Massive Attack >>>
Seasick Steve >>> lastFM
Bat For Lashes >>> lastFM
Michael Nyman >>> lastFM
The Beat
Squarepusher >>> lastFM
Future Sound Of London >>> lastFM
Little Boots >>> lastFM
Friendly Fires >>> lastFM
Florence And The Machine
Bjorn Again
Fujiya & Miyagi >>> lastFM
Metronomy >>> lastFM
Dub Pistols >>> lastFM
James Yuill >>> lastFM
Free Peace >>> lastFM
VV Brown
Chase & Status
Golden Silvers >>> lastFM
Goldie Lookin Chain
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
The Cuban Brothers
Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip
Ebony Bones
Passion Pit >>> lastFM
[audio:06 Sleepyhead.mp3]
65 Days of Static
Diplo Presents Mad Decent Soundsystem
Fabio & Grooverider
London Elektricity
Rob Da Bank
Zane Lowe
Annie Mac Presents
Huw Stephens
Derrick Carter
DJ Yoda
Fake Blood
Gilles Peterson
Johnno (Bugged Out)
DJ Derek
Monsters At Work DJ’s Present The Psychedelic Sounds of Monsterism Island Beardyman
Coley (Luv Jam)

I Twit You Not

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

After some shameless self promotion we’re up to 19 followers, a good number at this early stage.

I posted the idea in a few forums where likely EP goers hang out…

On the PROC.
On the Bodytonic Forum.
On Boards dot ie.
And on the EP forum itself.

…and it has to be said that reactions have been mixed. Some love the idea while others poo poo. Most of the poo poo’ing was on the Electric Picnic forum itself which might have more to do with the profile of user than anything else, I was even accused of working for twitter on said forum!

Anyway, we’ll plough on regardless.

Just to clarify a few things for people around the SMS aspect of all this.
When your Twitter account has been setup and you’re following electricpancake (and after electricpancake in return follows you) you can then decide which way you want to be updated on electricpancake twitters.

You can keep things entirely web based and just follow updates via your own Twitter profile or just by going to in your browser.

You can setup twitter to send updates to your instant messenger client.

Or you you can set up mobile SMS updates. << Handy for us in field in Stradbally!!

Once you have your mobile setup (add device in settings) and you select to receive updates from electricpancake you’re on your way. “Twitter doesn’t charge anything for this, but be sure to know what your text plan looks like with your wireless carrier.

You need never send an update to electricpancake and just opt to receive all the update goodness as it happens. You can even shut text messages from Twitter off at anytime by replying with “off” (and back on by sending “on”). You can also specify that it turn off automatically at night.

Full list of Twitter commands.

So there you are all set-up for receiving but what good is receiving without a little giving!! You can text in your updates to electricpancake by typing ‘D electricpancake’ and then your message to Twitter (+44 7624 801423). You would have already texted this Twitter number to verify your phone when setting it up as a update device.

If anyone has any question drop em in the comments and ill do my best to answer.

Twitter The Picnic

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Electric Picnic 2008

This may or may not catch on but I’ve set up a Twitter account ‘‘ specifically for this years Electric Picnic.

The premise is simple:

‘Using Twitter as a way to keep Twitter users up to date on happenings before, during and after Electric Picnic 2008.’

…and who better to keep Twitter users up to date then other Twitter users!

This is how it works.

I’m assuming that you already have your own Twitter account setup, if not signing up is easy just go here >>

1. First step is to follow

2. electricpancake will then follow you*

3. Once electricpancake is following you, any Direct Message (e.g. D electricpancake I like Cake) you send to electricpancake will instantly be republished as a tweet on electricpancake itself.

4. Anyone following electricpancake will then each receive that tweet.

*In the process of setting up auto-follow which will mean anyone who follows electricpancake will instantly be followed in return. In the mean time it will have to be a daily run job so please be patient. I should have the auto-follow up and running by the end of the week.

Of the people, for the people and by the people.
electricpancake will not work as an Electric Picnic update service unless people send tweets to it. It all depends on getting a core of followers who are willing to contribute.

Likely tweets that i know i would be glad to receive:

- Traffic in Portlaoise is building up but moving
- Car park C is full
- Loads of space in red campsite down near the portaloos
- *artist* just coming on the main stage now
- Not letting any more people in to the **** Tent
- Bodytonic tent now! Place is rocking..
- Body & Soul looks like its closing shortly
- Party in car park C.. look for noisy blue van

…you get the idea.

Again this will only work if electricpancake gets enough followers wiling to contribute, so i guess we’ll just see how the it goes for now. Tweet or comment below…

Electronic Pancake ‘07

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007
Electric Picnic

When we think of September we think of All Irelands, back to school traffic, National Ploughing Championships, oh and Electric Picnic of course. Its hard to believe it’s only 4 years in existence. Friday night holds most promise for myself personally with Modest Mouse, Bjork, Hot Chip, Greenkeepers, LCD SS and Mr Scruff all playing AT THE SAME TIME!! Well not really but some hard decisions will have to be made on the Friday as clashing is the order of the day.

Anywhooooo….here are a few maps that might come in handy.
Electric Picnic Main Map
Electric Picnic Parking/Camping Map
< < right click >> < < save as >>

Click more to see the timetables. (Timetables thanks to nialler9)


My Body Is A Cage

Friday, May 18th, 2007

Arcade Fire : My Body Is A Cage : Once Upon A Time In The West
What a movie…what a song…..what a video.

Once Upon a Time in the West

Mr Scruff Goes Deep

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Mr ScruffWell kinda….Crawdaddy/POD played host to both Fish Go Deep and Mr Scruff the weekend before last; both of whom i’ve seen numerous times before and whilst Mr Scruff didn’t disappoint I have to say that the Fish Go Deep boys were well below their brilliant best. Maybe it was the venue or maybe the sound , maybe the crowd, maybe Tracy’s haircut, hell maybe it was me (doubtful) but the gig just didn’t seem to hit the right note, with me anyway. Don’t get me wrong it was a good gig but having seen FgoD with Tracy K absolutely kill at he Lil’ Hand album launch in Wax two years ago maybe my expectations were a little too high. Tracy only sand 3/4 songs with the boys which was a real pisser as it was only with her on stage did the gig take hold any bit.

Fish Go Deep & Tracy K: Lil’ Hand album launch in Wax

Fish Go Deep, Crawdaddy, Dublin, 04.05.07

So that was Fish Go Deep. As for Mr Scruff who played on the Sunday night. What can i say……outstanding as ever. Had the entire place going from start to finish. As Mr Scruff Jazz Odysseys go it wasn’t as wide ranging as it can be but with limited time (for him) it was all one could ask for. The lack of visuals did surprise me it has to be said…

What a Beautiful Life

Monday, April 30th, 2007
Gui Boratto

Queue the song of summer ‘07 from Gui Boratto : Beautiful Life.

It might be an old track but hell i don’t care its new to me and its pure quality.

From The Cool Hunter:

Gui Boratto is a Brazilian architect/musician/composer/producer and his new album ‘Chromophobia’ will likely be the first you’ve heard of Brazilian electronic music. In short, it’s bliss.

‘Beautiful Life’ is the album’s clear standout, the kind of song that’s as much pure pop as it is electronic. As the female vocal repeats, ‘What a beautiful life, what a beautiful life’, Boratto brings a heartbeat to the often metronomic precision of synthesizers, lifting them up euphorically as the song builds in pulsing, melodic waves. Running at over eight minutes, you might imagine things dragging on too long. But as the beat whirrs to a close, you’ll be reaching for the repeat button, wishing that the ‘Beautiful Life’ would never end.


Sunday, April 29th, 2007

For all of us who can only ever dream of going to Coachella, you can stream live video and audio here.

Today’s Stream Listings:

05:25 PM the Frames
06:15 PM Jack’s Mannequin
07:10 PM Andrew Bird
08:05 PM the Fratellis
09:00 PM Regina Spektor
09:50 PM The Arcade Fire
11:00 PM Ozomatli

I’m From Barcelona…no I’M From Barcelona!

Monday, March 5th, 2007

I’m From Barcelona, The Village, Dublin, 02.03.07[youtube]WN-b13vjTds[/youtube]Vid 1 / Vid 2 / Vid 3 / Vid 4 / Vid 5

It puts the lotion in the basket

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

This has been around for a while, but i only stumbled across it today. [youtube]pbTa5JsXjtE[/youtube]
Lotion.mp3 by GreensKeepers

AGH Warning: If you listen to this track you will NOT be able to get out of your head for the rest of the day and possibly the rest of the week.

I’m looking down the hole, you’re looking up at me
You’re cold and tired, that is easy to see
Lower the rope to you, a bucket on the line
Your membrane will be soft and smooth, and your heart will be mine

It rubs the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again
It rubs the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again
Yes Precious, it gets the hose

Oooh ooh ooh
Oooh ooh ooh

The look inside your eyes drives me from control
Evoking visions of my favorite caserole
And if I eat your heart, I’ll also bite your soul
And when I’m done with that, I’ll use your skull as a bowl

It rubs the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again
It rubs the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again
It gets the hose

It puts the lotion in the basket
It puts the lotion in the basket
It puts the lotion in the basket
Yes it does
Put the lotion in the basket
Put the lotion in the basket
Put the lotion in the basket now
Put the lotion in the basket now
Yes it does

Oooh, ooh, ooh
Oooh, ooh, ooh

The night is very cold, I’m feeling kind of week
I think I’ll make myself a cap from your right buttocks cheek
And then I will go walking with my little dog
And then I’ll bury you underneath a log

It rubs the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again
It rubs the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again
Yes it does, Precious

It puts the lotion in the basket
Bitch, put the lotion in the basket
Oh put the lotion in the fucking basket, bitch
Bitch, Put the lotion in the basket

Oooh ooh ooh
Oooh ooh ooh
Oooh ooh ooh

Fish Go Deep @ Stereotonic

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Saw Fish Go Deep play Rogue last Friday and as usual they didn’t disappoint. No Tracy K this time round but a storming set all the same.

Clips aint great but for more go to my youTube profile or rudoyle’s

Make Tea not War

Monday, September 25th, 2006

Mr Scruff

Had the pleasure of attending another of Mr.Scruff’s Jazz odysseys last Friday night down at the Spiegeltent, stationed in the IFSC as part of the Dublin fringe festival.

By far the best gig I’ve seen him play and that’s saying a lot when you take the fact that I saw him play two great gigs in Cork this year and a crazy set at EP last year. I duno but the man seems to get better every time I see him. Anyway, clip of the gig below and more via the link below that again.

More videos of that gig and others can be found here

Radiohead, Marley Park Dublin (August 2006)

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

More videos of that gig and others can be found here


Thursday, June 29th, 2006

A band that seems to have been around for a while but are new to my ears are Cazals. This London bred group seems to have gone largely under the mainstream radar even after touring with The Rakes, The Paddingtons and even Babyshambles.

Their Debut album COMFORTABLE SILENCE was released on the 8th May 2006 and you can also download tracks from their previous releases POOR INNOCENT BOYS and BEAT ME TO THE BONE.

Ill leave up to you to decide who they remind you of and who they take their influences from, all I can say is that you should never judge a band by the lead singers’ tasher.

1. Poor Innocent Boys
2. My Ex-Valentine (demo)
3. What Of The Future (demo)

1. Beat Me To The Bone
2. Bounder & A Cad

Broken Social Scene @ Vicar St (May 2006)

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

Though we did not reach the same dizzy euphoric heights, reached at their last gig in town, we damn near came close and that’s good enough for me. The crowd wasn’t into it as much and the band seemed a bit slow to start (probably thanks to a heavy night in Galway the night before) but the Vicar St. gig is right up there with their TBMC gig as one of the best gigs, for me, so far this year.

realitycheck(dot)iedidnt like it much

Broken Social Scene, Live @ Vicar St, Dublin (May 2006)

More videos of the gig can be found here(5 in total)

Sir Henrys – 120bpm

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

“Hi thanks for your interest, yes there is more, this is just a teaser for an hour long documentary on the club. We’re cutting the film at the moment and we hope to have it finished in a few months.

Best Regards

Looks like Sir Henrys The Movie (Sir Henrys – 120bpm) is well on its way to completion. Word is that postproduction is going well but no word yet as to a possible release date.

Check out the preview below…