I can think of forty music venues in Dublin alone – and they all await my return!

I think it’s 18 gigs now, not including rescheduled dates. That’s what I’ve missed due to Covid and my own health difficulties, Right now, it looks like it will be The Stunning (above) in the Olympia in October when I next hear live music. It’s going to be a long wait. Sure, I’m vaccinated and … Continue reading I can think of forty music venues in Dublin alone – and they all await my return!

The Irish Times recently listed the “top 50 Irish albums of all time.” Here are 50 bands/artists who didn’t make the list!

  Last weekend, the Irish Times published, in The Ticket, a list of what it said were the best 50 Irish albums of all time. I suppose I should start at the end by telling you that the best Irish album of all time is Girl Band – The Talkies. Yes. I know. Good album … Continue reading The Irish Times recently listed the “top 50 Irish albums of all time.” Here are 50 bands/artists who didn’t make the list!

Lockdown. It’s not all bad but I still can’t help making plans for when it finally ends

It goes on and one doesn’t it? We’ve all been in lockdown of one kind or another for weeks. Some of us have been more locked down than others. (I know what you’re thinking. No, I don’t mean more locked than others!) And I’ve actually been self-isolating more or less since I got out of … Continue reading Lockdown. It’s not all bad but I still can’t help making plans for when it finally ends