The Jimmy Cake, Popical Island, Riona Sally Hartman

Believe it or not, that photo of Vinnie and John Dermody above wasn’t taken when the band which they are longtime members of, The Jimmy Cake, was formed back in 2000… though they look so youthful, it could well be. I interviewed them in the multi-patterned confines of the Parlour bar in Whelan’s last week (where I coveted all the incredible vintage/retro furniture, sigh) for Community of Independents, and took that pic after. The COI show went out last night and also featured Sleep Thieves, the Loudmouth Collective and Le Tissier, so it was another jam-packed episode. It was also … Continue reading The Jimmy Cake, Popical Island, Riona Sally Hartman

Black Sun sets…

Photo by Andy Ferreira At the end of my last post I wrote about how things change in the music business, and how time is the only thing that can tell what will happen in the future. One imminent change for the Cork and wider Irish music scene is that Black Sun, the weirdo/experimental/improv/noise (I could go on!) night run by my dear friend Vicky Langan, will see its last music show take place this Saturday. Its experimental cinema programming will continue, with thanks to the Triskel Arts Centre. In Vicky’s own words: Looking back, it would have been cheaper … Continue reading Black Sun sets…

Threevening

evening, a photo by Aoife B on Flickr. I got a roll of film developed last week but wasn’t too happy with the results unfortunately. Still, there were a few ones I liked, including this unintentional triptych. Sometimes with half-frame toy cameras the film gets stuck or during processing something occurs and you end up some triptychs rather than diptychs – the results can be kind of sweet. These were all taken out of car or train windows so it’s somewhat miraculous they turned out ok! Continue reading Threevening