Onra, Yawning Chasm, Costello, Adventures of a Music Nerd

Some bits and bobs taking place over the next few weeks… I interviewed the MC/rapper Costello yesterday for DCTV – the interview will feature on the community tv programme Community of Independents this Thursday on DCTV (and aertv.ie). Not being the world’s greatest expert on Irish hip hop, I approached the interview with a bit of nerves, but it turned out really well as Costello was well able to chat and was really open about the different subjects we talked about. It was great education for me in what the Irish hip hop scene is up to, and I’ll be paying … Continue reading Onra, Yawning Chasm, Costello, Adventures of a Music Nerd

Adventures of a Music Nerd (Not Snob)

Those of us who happily use the words ‘musical nerd’ to describe ourselves – and aren’t ashamed of the connotations – share a secret language. It’s the language of those who speak of inlays and mixtapes, cds versus vinyl, first tapes, first gigs, re-edits and mixes, collaborations and concept albums, line-ups and side projects; it’s a language of musical memories, a life soundtracked by sounds and songs that may mean nothing to anyone else but sure mean something to you. Ronan Leonard is a music nerd who’s also a musician, comedian and performer, and his new one-man show is going … Continue reading Adventures of a Music Nerd (Not Snob)