OF AUGUST AND ANNIVERSARIES……
With the 39th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death just around the corner (39 years!!!) I couldn’t let the opportunity pass without paying tribute. It remains one of those JFK moments, doesn’t it? Where were you when you heard? Quite why it should be so for me is a bit of a mystery because in August 1977 I was sixteen years old and not well disposed towards Elvis. After all he was the guy in the diamante encrusted jumpsuits playing to the well heeled blue rinse set in Las Vegas, of no relevance whatsoever to me or to most of my generation I’d suspect. The Clash were singing about “No Elvis, Beatles or Rolling Stones in 1977” and I took that as something of a manifesto, a mission statement…..
Latest Tellus Survey unearths the secrets of Waterford’s rugged coastline
The deeply buried geology of the Waterford region has been revealed in new detail as the results of the most recent phase of the Geological Survey […]
PARTY LIKE IT’S 1982!
Remember David Hepworth? Ah, I had a feeling you mightn’t so let me refresh your memory. Throughout the 1980s he had a diverse career, from being the editor of Smash Hits magazine in the era of Culture Club, Wham, et al to presenting The Old Grey Whistle Test on BBCtv. Talk about polar opposites. Then there’s several highbrow magazines which he launched, including Mojo and Empire, so all in all an impressive CV I’m sure you’ll agree. He’s written a couple of books too, the most recent of which is the trigger for this month’s blog – “1971 – Never a Dull Moment : Rock’s Golden Year”. I haven’t read it yet but the basic premise is that 1971 contained more influential albums than any year before or since and was probably the most creative in the history of music….
TCRfm Prom Radio at this years Promenade Festival
The Prom Fest is here again and this year TCRfm is taking to the streets!
We’ll be broadcasting from noon ’til 6pm Saturday and Sunday from our Outside Broadcast Unit situated near the Lifeguard Station on the Prom, bringing you music, interviews and lots more.
So come on down and join us for TCRfm Prom Radio this weekend!
JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE, RINGO and, er, me…..
This month’s essay fills me with no small amount of trepidation because I’m going all mop-topped, groovy and writing about The Beatles. Why the nervousness you might ask? Surely scribbling a quick piece about the Fabs is one of the easiest things you could ever do, given the vast expanse of stuff we know about them? Well, yeah, and that’s the problem really. Their every move has been so well documented and often in the most forensic detail that anything I write is mere piffle by comparison.
Then again, maybe I’m over-analyzing this, let’s give it a shot anyway and see what happens….
WHAT’S ANOTHER YEAR……..OF LOSING IN LATVIA!
Let’s get one thing straight from the start. I have made bowel movements that sound better than most Eurovision songs. I could produce a better sound even if I use my nuts as a break on a rusty blade. My pattern of mid-morning snoring would be a better entrant then anything Romania have sent in the last 30 years.
In brief – the Eurovision Song Contest is pants.
“The Wonder of you!”
Each month when I sign off on another blog I’ll have a quick read through it, checking the spelling and suchlike before finally submitting it. And then? Well, then my thoughts turn to the next month and subject matter. That’s the tricky bit, thinking of an idea that engages me in some way. Once I have that though I’m away at a gallop.
Browsing the Web a few weeks ago a Stevie Wonder story caught my eye. The news is that he’s going to perform his “Songs in the Key of Life” album in full at the British Summertime Festival in London in July….
Planning Authority decision regarding The Pier off-licence
At the metropolitian march meeting, Lar. Power District Manager outlined that the Planning Authority had considered all aspects in regards to a Proposed Development: For change of use of ground floor of existing off licence to restaurant and first floor apartment at The Pier, junction of Newtown Road and Cove Road, Tramore, Co. Waterford.
“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 […]