Filed under: interweb, muzac, videos | Tags: blogging, music, self important rambles
In the midst of all the kerfuffle over at the blogpound , I got to thinking about blogging and its purpose. Well that was after trailing off on thoughts about Sex and the City after typing ‘I got to thinking’… But anyway I digress…
It made me wonder why we have to justify why we blog – why we have to worry about what people want out of reading other blogs and writing their own. And with that said, let me justify mine. Ahem.
My personal take on blogging is that I like to share my various rambling thoughts and youtubes and linky nonsense that might interest someone else in some way or another. If nobody cares, so be it. However, I do love to see the comments and input that others have kindly left here and to be honest, I genuinely can’t see anything wrong with that. They’re always a lot smarter and wittier than what I wrote in the first place which is great fun to read 🙂
Whilst some may say the blogging community has shifted, I would slightly disagree in that I think it has grown and expanded. It’s the interwebs people; it’s a big place with plenty of room for all sorts of blogs. It’s not a limited space – whilst one type of blog may grow, it doesn’t meant it has to outshadow another.
But anyways, my whole point about my personal take on blogging is this live performance by the Esbjörn Svensson Trio. It has absolutely nothing to do with blogs or the internet or Twenty Major of course, it is simply a performance which I adore and would like to share with anyone who passes by this blog. (Sad history of EST here)
I promise, I will never justify my blog again 🙂
Filed under: food, muzac, weekend | Tags: alkeehol, festivals, music, summer
So that’s it for Boozy Bank Holidays until October. Bugger.
But all is not lost. There a few things left this ‘summer’ to look forward to which I will list here to cheer myself up. Indeed.
– The Festival of World Cultures in Dun Laoighaire from August 22nd to the 24th. This festival has been a summer fave of mine since it began . The atmosphere is so chilled, laid back and friendly; families and revellers will enjoy it equally. I’m especially looking forward to seeing Lisa Hannigan in the Kingston Hotel on Sunday 24th – fo’ free!
– LoveBox Dublin in Marlay Park, Dublin. Ok, the line-up is faaaaaar from amazing but I love the venue and seeing N*E*R*D for shwifty quid, ain’t too shabby. Methinks anyways.
– Cois Fharraige in Kilkee, Co. Clare. I went down last September, saw one band, slept in a car with four others, and still had one of the best nights of the year. Amazing fun in such a great location.
– Jimmy Carr in D’Olympia from the 11th to 14th September. I’m going one of these dates – can’t remember which though as a friend booked it (I’m hoping she’ll remind me closer to the date). It’s not that I love Jimmy Carr so much – sometimes I find his relentless one-liners slightly annoying – it’s more that my friend pretty much wets her knickers laughing at him. Always fun to watch! Ha ha.
– SeptemberFest 2008 in Farmleigh, Phoenix Park. For those, like myself, who can’t afford to go to Ocktoberfest (being that it’s all the way in Deutschland) but would still like to experience a festival with beer, music and a bit of history, then SeptemberFest is a lovely Irish alternative. It’s on Saturday and Sunday, the 13th and 14th of November. I’m kidding – it’s September of course. Baddumtish.
– The Loose (Republic of) at the Surf ‘n’ Music Festival in Bundoran, Co. Donegal on the 20th September. I’m slightly put off by the ‘n’ in the festival’s name – I keep wanting to say Turf – but Mick Pyro will make it all worth it and what a great location.
On that note, here’s why I love Mick and the gang:
I love Gnarls Barkley’s videos and their new one, Who’s Gonna Save my Soul Now, is even better:
I luffs it:
I didn’t get to a single one of the Republic of Loose’s gigs in ze Academy 😦
But I have been cheered up – apparently according to a random report I heard on the radio this morning they have signed a big deal in the US of A to allow their music to be used in a brand new tv show (name unknown to me at least) and, interestingly enough, a Gerard Depardieu film.
Google is not being my friend today and I can’t find any solid information on this. I was half asleep when I heard the report so maybe I just made it all up…
But I didn’t, yay for them!