Archive for July, 2009

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

Class new hurling video ‘Pass it On’

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Class hurling video from Bord Gáis 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

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 hot chicks and some handy hurlers.

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

When driving becomes writing – iQ font

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

iQ font – When driving becomes writing / Full making of from wireless on Vimeo.

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!!

They Came From…

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

(int) Factor Films presents THEY CAME FROM… from factor films on Vimeo.

The 4th Plinth – One & Other

Monday, July 13th, 2009

The 4th plinth

Is this just a platform for Big Brother rejects?

Do you have what it takes to make it in to the Swedish Armed Forces?

Monday, July 13th, 2009

An absolutely amazing recruitment site for the Swedish armed forces. I failed miserably but have a bash and let me know if you make the grade.