Tomorrow evening I will be going to the launch of the Dublin Web Fest in Filmbase, Templebar. I will be going there after working all day in The Irish Rock N’ Roll Museum Experience, which is literally across from Filmbase (handy for me!). I am looking forward to attending The YouTube Experience which will be hosted by Clisare, The Voice of Ireland’s The V- Report (David Atkinson and Mark Holland) and Jessica Spencer. Also on tomorrow there will be a pure Irish screening and comedy screening.
Last night I went to The Savage Jim Breen album launch in Mc Auley Place, Naas. Ria Rua played support along with Christophe Cadewell. For the last song of his set he sang alone on stage, accompanied by his bodhrán. His rhythm was brilliant and the song was haunting.
The Savage Jim Breen are an alt/folk band, made up of 4 singer/songwriters that have different styles but compliment each other’s writing perfectly. They are great instrumentalists but the harmonies really impressed me. I would encourage fans of folk or good music in general to check this band’s new album out. They were selling cd’s and vinyl at the gig (which reminds me I must get a turn-table). You can purchase the album online at this link:
We are now drawing nearer and nearer to what used to be a most magical time, (well in my time it was) Christmas. I find each year the ugly word Xmas crops up. Did you ever stop to think what exactly does that X stand for ? Is it just pure laziness that people cannot be bothered to go those extra few letters and spell Christmas. What is the problem, are they afraid that they might be accused of being a Christian. I know what the word Christmas means but would love to hear what Xmas means to people. “The old favourite “We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year” somehow just would not have that same meaning “We wish you a Merry Xmas” see even saying it just does not have that nice warm happy feeling. One of the reasons for my little rant is because this morning when I checked out my Facebook feed there was a status on FM104 page mentioning “Xmas lights” being turned on. It has since been edited on Facebook to Christmas but you can still see it on their site.
On Thursday night, myself and Dani went to Abner Browns in Rathmines to see Dublin band Penrose perform live. It was Dani’s first time to go to a gig in a barbershop and I think she was impressed by the intimate/quirky nature of the venue. Behind our chairs, there were barbershop sinks filled with ice and chilled beer bottles. The night was filmed by the crew at The Sound Feed. I actually forgot until after the gig that myself and Sean (from Hypno Puppet) did an acoustic gig with the guys a few years back. They are one of the few bands that are better live and in person than on record. Penrose have really upbeat and melodic songs.
Their new single, Melody can be purchased online at iTunes:
I don’t really have natural lashes the last few while, perhaps due to having an under-active thyroid or the fact I put a lot of strips of lashes on for cabaret gigs, etc. This week Linda at New Look FX did my lashes again. I got Russian volume lashes/2D (meaning 2 on every lash). You can actually put up to 7 on each lash depending on the thickness used . I would highly recommend going to Linda for lashes or gel nails. She does other beauty treatments too but these are the ones I got so far. She is very gentle with my eyes. As usual I did fell asleep on and off during my session.