Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Dark, Loud, Odd, Experimental, Funny, Emotional, Hefty Music


I AM ORGANISING AN AMAZING EVENT:

Sugar Club, Leeson Street

18th July

5 Euro Admission

8 o'clock


You can call me Frances:
"A theatrical gig performed by four dancers... teaching themselves to play an instrument"


Catscars:
"Will leave you looking over your shoulder with uneasiness"
www.myspace.com/catscars

Estel:
Relentless music for gross (but gorgeous) misadventures
www.myspace.com/estelrocks

Avanti Maria!:
"Catholic Glitch"
www.myspace.com/avantimariamusic


Duckling Monster (The Futurians, New Zealand):
Repetitive, hilarious, loud
www.myspace.com/futurians


Black Robots:
Shambolic Doomy Melodrama
www.myspace.com/blackrobots


"Sabre Series"
Gavin Prior (United Bible Studies):
with
Niamh De Barra: Cello
Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh: Viola and string arrangements
Fiona Lucia McGarry: Violin
Gavin Prior: Guitar
Suzanne Walsh: Vocals

Nice, weird, cool, "edgy".
www.myspace.com/gavinprior


ALL PROCEEDS GO TO REPAIRING ESTEL'S LOCK-UP
(A PAINTING AND MUSIC REHEARSAL STUDIO)

ESTEL ARE ONE OF DUBLIN'S LONGEST STANDING UNDERGROUND BANDS


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Steven Doyle

Bumped into a photographer friend of mine Steven Doyle last night who loves taking photos of me!

I said, "I've never had so many freckles until you took a photo of me Steven!" The first photo he took of me made me look like a right Irish cailĂ­n (Despite the pink mohawk...), so much so that his Italian photographer friend Andreas came all the way to Dublin to shoot me. One should never underestimate the power of freckles in places where the population lack 'the freck'.

Anyway, Steven is lovely and an excellent photographer who speaks fluent Russian and Italian (and probably others I don't know about), kind of rare for an Irish bloke!

He used to be a male model himself and has some seriously class 80s style photos of himself - which I'm going to steal for the this blog post! I serious adore these photos. I'm not sure who the photographer is though.



Monday, June 14, 2010

A discussion on New Media and Social Media

A discussion about New Media, Social Media and the internet:

THE II PART RECORDING OF THIS MEETING IS NOW AVAILABLE HERE.

This meeting will be facilitated by Emily Aoibheann.

Speakers include:

Angela Nagle, Fionn Kidney, Andrew Flood, Vanessa Monaghan and Caroline Campbell.

RAG open meeting Monday 14th June
On Monday 14th June at 7.30pm, RAG will host a discussion on the many uses and dangers of 'new media', the possibilities for positive change and 'radical democracy' via the internet, the dilemma of 'internet neurosis' where feelings of vulnerability and fears of exploitation need to be negotiated in order to utilize the internet as activists, artists and self-publishers and the potential of the internet as a force for oppression and control.

The discussion will take place in Seomra Spraoi. All welcome.

Wikipedia describes new media in the following terms:

New media is a broad term that emerged in the later part of the 20th century to encompass the amalgamation of traditional media such as film, images, music, spoken and written word, with the interactive power of computer and communications technology, computer-enabled consumer devices and most importantly the internet. New media holds out a possibility of on-demand access to content any time, anywhere, on any digital device, as well as interactive user feedback, creative participation and community formation around the media content. What distinguishes New media from traditional media is not the digitizing of media content into bits, but the dynamic life of the "new media" content and its interactive relationship with the media consumer. Another important promise of New Media is the "democratization" of the creation, publishing, distribution and consumption of media content.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_media)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

BIG CHIN: Party Weirdo

Possibly the first video I ever made...
For my old band, Party Weirdo (www.myspace.com/partyweirdomusic)

The caption on YouTube reads:
This is a crap-happy video me and my best friend made for a song called BIG CHIN aka I'm So Depressed by PARTY WEIRDO. We were havin' the crack doing this chin-face thing and I was in the first steps of familiarising myself with iMovie. Makes sense really. Oh and its of lower quality because my connection aint strong enough to upload anything of higher spec.