Thursday, December 16, 2010

2010 Stuff

It seems to be crazier than ever this year with the "best of" lists. I bought more albums this year than the last few but not much of it seemed to come from 2010, just over 20. I also spend a lot of time writing music and preferring to listen to podcasts while working so I didn't have much appetite for new music. So here's a sample of what got me through the year.

Best Show Gems (podcast): 30 minutes - 1 hour every fortnight of classic Scharpling & Wurster from the Best Show On WFMU.
The Best Show On WFMU (podcast): 2.5 - 6hrs! weekly, the big daddy of Best Show Gems.
The Sound Of Young America (podcast): Really good interviews with anyone and everyone. Even if you've never heard of the guest it's interesting.
Talking Metal (podcast): weekly. Brilliant metal show, they'll talk about Poison with the same enthusiasm as Candlemass. These guys love all types of metal and is a joy to listen to.
This American Life (podcast): Weekly. Always excellent radio documentaries.
Savage Love Podcast (podcast): Weekly. "There's nothing you can't ask.." Dan Savage gives advice.
Devo - Something For Everybody (album): Starts great and stays great til the end.
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - The Brutalist Bricks (album): What's not to love about this. Some really fantastic songs on this. Haven't seen it in any lists so far. That's a crime against rock.
Weezer - Hurley (album): One of my favourite bands. I love what they do and how they do it. 4 albums in 3 years!

If you like these type of lists have a look at this one.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Rubberbandits

"what's right is right and what's wrong is wrong"
Some caller on Liveline (RTE)
Here's the (admittedly poor, although the photo is classic) poster for the Rubberbandits single launch show in Dublin this week. Check out Horse Outside. And listen to the row on Ireland's main radio chat show.

New Year's Eve

That time of year again. New Year's Eve work. Here's one I did for Dublin's Odessa Club. The version you may see around town is a more colourful one but this is my original which I prefer. This would be nice as a screenprint.

Friday, December 10, 2010


Here's a recent Kaleidoscope poster. There's one of these shows every month and they're fun to do. They're switching to Wednesdays from January.

Micah P. Hinson

Poster for Micah P Hinson from last month. Fairly regular visitor to Dublin.