“I NEED ONE OF THESE IN MY LIFE!”
Was it a couple of months ago that I mentioned the drawbacks of album cover art work on a CD as good subject matter for a blog? Yes, yes I believe it was and on foot of something I read the other week it kind of ties in to this month’s offering. Rolling Stone magazine had the most interesting article written by David Browne entitled “In defence of the CD – Are we being too quick to toss out an old friend?”. In it Browne poses the question why have people fallen out of love with the compact disc and more pointedly why do they celebrate its seemingly imminent demise with such glee? Praise here for Rolling Stone – they produce consistently readable pieces about music, politics and current affairs. It’s one of the best mags around these days….
Splashworld 10k Takes place This Sunday
This years Splashworld 10K run. takes place this Sunday, April 10th at 11am. Funds raised will go towards the development of a Community Track Area adjacent […]
Low Flying Aircraft Warning
An aircraft will fly at a low level of 60m across eastern Waterford, parts of southern Tipperary, Kilkenny and western Wexford collecting geological information. The aircraft […]
Books of Condolence Opened in Waterford
The Mayor of Waterford City and County Council, Cllr John Cummins today opened a book of condolence for the victims of Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels to […]
2nd Annual TCRfm Golf Classic
Yes friends all the harbingers of spring are there to be seen – the daffodils are up, the first buds and early blossoms are appearing on the trees, the evenings are brighter and the 2nd Annual TCRfm Golf Classic is with us again.
Like last year the Classic takes place in Tramore Golf Club, all happening on Saturday 16th of April 2016. A 4 person team event there are prizes for the first three teams and a prize for nearest the pin. But be warned – places are limited so be sure to book yours as soon as possible.
“NOT FADE AWAY”
For many years now (and doubtless for many to come) the early days of February usually find me contemplating the life and tragically early death of Buddy Holly. When the anniversary comes around I’m given to considering what might have been. He was aged 22 when he died, leaving behind a fine body of work, a testament to which is the fact that many of his songs have become standards, spawning multiple cover versions all still heard today along with Holly’s original recordings. The big unanswerable question is of course what might he have become?…
Applicants sought for Community Radio Service for Tramore Area
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) announced today that it is seeking an application for the provision of a community radio service for Tramore and its Environs. A public notice seeking the application has been placed in the relevant local paper(s).
THIS IS OUR LAST DANCE…
First an apology. It’s been a month since David Bowie died and if you’re suffering from Bowie fatigue then trust me, it’s not my intention to add to your misery but I just feel the need to add my piece to the Everest of tributes. Many hundreds of thousands of words have been uttered in his honour across every conceivable forum, many by people who in some cases knew him or worked with him for forty years or more. My blog for February had already been written when the news broke but I decided to park that one and start again.
The alarm on my phone sounded at 7.15 on the morning of January 11th and I scrambled across the darkened room to silence it. When I picked it up my attention was immediately drawn to the notification scrolling across the top of the screen – “Guardian Music : David Bowie dead at 69”. It took a moment to fully register with me, blinking, re-reading the headline and then clicking through to the full article to make sure I’d read it right. But there it was….