Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Your own hips...

I'm not a huge fan of the movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Unless of course there's a stage show to go with it.
So I wouldn't have a Rocky Horror party. So I wouldn't want the proper clobber. But I can think of some people who would like them too much.

take care,

Friday, December 09, 2005

All I want for Christmas is T

First off, thanks for the link Rick.

T'is the season of spending too much. So, as is traditional, Mum asked me what I wanted for Christmas...

Well, lets see. I do need shelves (There are a lot of books still in boxes from the move, with nowhere to go). However I can get that myself.

I do want tiles, as I need to tile the wall behind the shower, but the temporary solution is working very well (four cheap shower curtains, three shower rods, two shower gels and a tacky Christmas tune themed parody). Besides, I want to pick the boring plain tiles myself.

I don't want clothes (too many), I don't want sweets and biscuits (the western front is expanding despite the best efforts of Fat Boy Slim).
I don't want anything that needs batteries (no sniggering). I don't want CD's or DVD's or books (I have a backlog as it is).

I will accept cash (in any currency except those giant stones with a hole in them (then again, they would look good in the garden)), after all who wouldn't. Brown paper envelopes are optional.

What I want for Christmas is tea.
None of your fancy herbal stuff (but Earl Grey is nice, and Irish Breakfast is almost strong enough for me).
Yup, good old fashioned Barry's Gold Blend.
Better still would be if the tea is accompanied by a long chat, a pot, cups and milk.

OK, what I want for Christmas is time. To think. To catch up.

Have a cup...

Thursday, December 08, 2005

My Lovely Hoarse

Dear Mr Divine Comedy

Please enter this contest to write the next Irish Eurovosion entry. Just remember to pitch the vocal up two or three octaves to get it in to Brian Kennedy's range.

take care,

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

rendition : a definition

rendition (plural renditions)

An interpretation of a musical score or a performance of a musical work.

Or do you mean the political one?

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

I'm not scared of dying

This weekend we had the funeral of George Best. Lots of things were said, but this weekend I stumbled across something he said...

The Observer has a free CD on October 23. And an interview with himself.

The interview was actually in promotion of his new book "Hard Tackles and Dirty Baths", but I'll let that pass.

In the interview he said...

"It does make me sad that drinking is difficult. I mean, I have stages where I just don't bother for months and then I do.There isn't a catalyst or anything, I just do. I think if you could figure it out you'd be a multimillionaire."

"Rock bottom was when they told me my liver had gone. All my life had been about being fit and suddenly I was an old man."

"I hope my son Calum has learnt a wee bit from me."..."Hopefully I can give him the benefit of my experience. I mean, he's a bit of a lad, but at the same time he's been a great kid."

"I'm not scared of dying."

take care,

Friday, December 02, 2005

So much of the real Capital

The Capital Cinema is closing it's doors tonight.

Its hard for me to say I'll miss it. The place was a bit run down.

It was also unusual in that (until recently) it was the only cinema in Cork City not owned by Cork people.

The Capital was part of the Ward Anderson group, who own most of the Dublin City Centre cinemas.

(The Gate and Douglas are owned by someone in Cork. Blackpool and Ballincollig are onwed by someone in Cork. Everyone know Mick owns the Kino. The Triskel isn't usually a cinema, but it's Cork owned too. Only the Mahon Omniplex isn't Cork owned. At least not to my knowledge).

It's being turned in to "retail units".

If I can ask the developer a favor...

Make at least part of it a venue.

I used to know the manager of the Capital (last seen, my me anyway, running either the Half Moon or the Opera House). That's when I doscovered that the cinema had a real backstage.
It used to be a hall for the showbands.
We've lost the Lobby.

Imagine a pre-soundproofed building.
One with nothing open too late around it.

It would make a great city centre gig venue.


(add a coffee shop open during the gigs and it sounds even better to me).

take care,

Vatical ruling

In August 1994, the Catholic church decreed that
you couldn't be a priest if you were an alcoholic or
had celiac disease (allergic to wheat).

You'd have thought they would have wheat free hosts by now.