Friday, December 31, 2010


Quote of the Week

Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven.

Yiddish Proverb

Saturday, December 25, 2010


Happy Christmas !

Friday, December 24, 2010


Quote of the Week

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

Sir Winston Churchill
British politician (1874 - 1965)

Friday, December 17, 2010


Quote of the Week

There will be a time when loud-mouthed, incompetent people seem to be getting the best of you. When that happens, you only have to be patient and wait for them to self destruct. It never fails.

Richard Rybolt

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Lovely BellX1 Lyrics!

I’ve meaning to do a blog post for some time about some of the BellX1 lyrics that tickle me pink, so here it is (well part 1 of it anyway). :-)

1. ‘I believe if push came you’d shove me’ – Pinball Machine (Neither Am I)

2. ‘I’m not over you, can I get back under’ – Next to You (Music in Mouth)

3. ‘Yea, this history is written by the winners and I want my say’ – Natalie (Flock)

4. ‘Yeah, I’m a little all over the shop like those holy souvenirs from Knock that come all the way from China’ – Next to You (Music in Mouth)

5. You're the chocolate at the end of my Cornetto – The Great Defector (Blue Lights on the Runway)

6. ‘I need to smile like an Angel, I need to smile like a Fool, I need to smile like I'm pissing, In your swimming pool’ – Snakes and Snakes (Music in Mouth)

7. ‘Your lips come as some surprise, That they would want to come and meet mine’ – Some Surprise (The Cake Sale)

8. ‘I'd say you'd like children But you couldn't eat a whole one’ – Alphabet Soup (Music in Mouth)

9. ‘Now this applies both equally to you and I, The only thing we share Is the same sky’ - Eve The Apple of My Eye (Music in Mouth)

10. 'I love the way your underwire bra always sets off that x-ray machine' – The Great Defector (Blue Lights on the Runway)

11. ‘I threw my eyes to heaven and I asked for a sign, They said I can get back my yesterday if I cross the date line’ – White Water Song (Music in Mouth)


Quote of the Week

Hell is full of musical amateurs.

George Bernard Shaw
Irish dramatist & socialist (1856 - 1950)

Friday, December 03, 2010


Quote of the Week

...people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.

J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince
British fantasy author

Friday, November 19, 2010


Quote of the Week

The best way out is always through.

Robert Frost

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


BellX1 Acoustic Gig in The Pavilion

BellX1 are currently on an acoustic tour to celebrate the ten year anniversary of the release of ‘Neither Am I’ their first album. They played in the Pavilion in Cork last Saturday night. I like hearing BellX1 play their stuff acoustically because it puts a different slant on the songs for me. The band started off the night with ‘Pinball Machine’ from Neither Am I and later played ‘Slow Set’ from the same album. It felt a little magical when BellX1 played ‘Rocky Took a Lover’ from Flock and the audience joined in. I loved the feeling of the crowd singing along unobtrusively and feeling part of it. BellX1 did a great version of ‘Flame’ with a sort of Country and Western twist. They were excited about playing some new songs and played one called ‘Sugar High’ from their new album due out next year. A resounding rendition of ‘The Great Defector’ was enthusiastically shared between the band and the crowd, each trying to politely outdo the other. To finish up BellX1 played ‘I’ll see your heart and raise you mine’ and towards the end Paul added in some lines from ‘There is a light that never goes out’ by the Smiths. It’s funny how he has managed to fit so many different lyrics into the end of this song. I kind of liked the addition of ‘And if a double-decker bus crashes in to us, To die by your side is such a heavenly way to die, And if a ten ton truck kills the both of us To die by your side, well the pleasure, the privilege, is mine’ to the other lines that have been used in this song. The band played a good encore and as always left the crowd wanting more.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Quote of the Week

I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.

Margaret Thatcher, in Observer April 4, 1989
British politician (1925 - )