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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Hotel Ballymun

I recently played a gig at Hotel Ballymun. It was a fairly laid back affair, with a small audience and a variety of art work and installations located around the Hotel. So what is it? From their site:

Guests at Hotel Ballymun will be able to appreciate the spectacular views over Dublin, just weeks before these views cease to exist. Clarke Tower is due for demolition in Spring 2007.

In addition to the nine individually designed, single and double bedrooms there will be a garden room, a tv lounge, communal kitchens, reception area, breakfast and seating area, as well as an intimate conference and events centre.

The rooms will be furnished with one-off pieces, customised and remodelled from existing furniture, which have been designed and made by people from the Ballymun area, during a two month series of workshops with Irish design duo Sticks and recent RCA graduate Jonathan Legge.

Hotel Ballymun - Invisible Agent Showcase
Above are some photos to have a look at, which will probably do a better job of demonstrating the place than I could. Unfortunately my camera ran out of charge so I couldn't get any photos during the day. Also I suggest having a look at their website

Friday, April 27, 2007

It's not music but it's funny

I couldn't resist posting this up. The most amusing graffiti I've seen in a long time.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Gizmodo against the RIAA

There is a very well written article you should check out from Gizmodo:

They call it their Anti-RIAA Manifesto. I recommend having a read of it.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Moog Goodness

I've been awful quiet.

To start the ball rolling I suggest some good listening - check out this wonderful covers album, The Moog Cookbook.

A thoroughly enjoyable romp of synthertainment. Hilarious at points and guaranteed to put a smile on your face (especially Buddy Holly). Excellent!

Click here to buy from Amazon

Click here for Discogs information

My Photos

The Mantua Festival
Aug 19, 2006 - 44 Photos
The Mor Festival
Aug 21, 2004 - 26 Photos