In flight

Crows in flight, a photo by Aoife B on Flickr.

Vivian Maier – Street Photographer

Last Friday, I bundled myself up, tucked myself into bright red hat, scarf and gloves, and went into town, to meet a lovely friend, chat, eat, and then seek out something I have been waiting exactly a year to own. I never got my hands on it. It was a book about Vivian Maier –…

Lightbox tour, Rest & Ten Past Seven gig, new Daniel Rossen song

The past two years have seen a huge rise in the amount of young electronic musicians emerging from their bedrooms and plonking themselves onto blogs, radio shows and into the ears of many. It’s not like Ireland wasn’t a place for great electronic-based music before, but it’s very easy now to get your hands on…

Mary Margaret O’Hara – Body’s in Trouble

This track couldn’t have come out in any decade other than the 80’s – that bassline! those drums! – and yet there’s something quite timeless about it too. It’s by Canadian singer/actress Mary Margaret O’Hara, who has a sort of cult status amongst her fans, given that she only released one album ‘proper’, the stunning…

Beach

Beach, a photo by Aoife B on Flickr. The beach at Minehead, Bristol, during this year’s All Tomorrow’s Parties ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ festival.

Sweet Oblivion on 2XM interview: Elastic Witch

The world needs more independent record stores, but it’s an extremely hard time to open one. That’s why the latest bunch of Irish indie record stores – Elastic Witch┬áin Dublin and Wingnut in Galway, and now Waterford – are taking a new approach to selling records in ┬áIreland. Instead of focusing on being stand-alone entities,…

Joe Pernice – ‘Bum Leg’

The phrase ‘bum leg’ came into my head the other night while watching The Wire (yep, I’ve finally joined that huge club – only 10 years late!). It’s not very PC, and probably ableist, so it’s not one I’d recommend adding to your vernacular… but thankfully it’s also the name of this wonderful Joe Pernice…