Friday, February 27, 2009


Quote of the Week

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

Mahatma Gandhi
Indian political and spiritual leader (1869 - 1948)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Some Upcoming Gigs in Cork

Wed 25 Feb 2009 - Lebanon Fundraiser: John Spillane, Mick Flannery + Armoured Bear, in the Pavilion at 8.30pm, tickets €20.

Fri 6th Mar 2009 - Ian Whitty and The Exchange. The Pavilion at 8.00pm, tickets €12.

Sun 15th Mar 2009 - Aaron Dillion and Band. An Crúibín (ex The Lobby) at 9pm, tickets €15.

Fri 27th Mar 2009 – Mick Flannery. The Lodge, Mallow at 9pm, tickets €20.

Sat 28th Mar 2009 – Duck Special with Chip Bailey. Cyprus Avenue at 8.00pm.

Wed 1st Apr 2009 – Liam O’Maonlai. The Pavilion at 9.00pm, tickets €22.50.

Sun 5th Apr 2009 – Fred. The Pavilion at 9.00pm, tickets €20.00.

Monday, February 23, 2009


2009 Oscar Winners

Best director: Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
Best actress: Kate Winslet - The Reader
Best actor: Sean Penn - Milk
Best picture: Slumdog Millionaire
Best supporting actress: Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Best original screenplay: Milk
Best adapted screenplay: Slumdog Millionaire
Best animated feature film: Wall-E
Best animated short film: La Maison en Petits Cubes
Art direction: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Costume design: The Duchess
Make-up: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire
Best live action short film : Spielzeugland (Toyland)
Best supporting actor: Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
Best documentary feature: Man on Wire
Best documentary short subject: Smile Pinki
Visual effects: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Sound editing: The Dark Knight
Sound mixing: Slumdog Millionaire
Film editing: Slumdog Millionaire
Best original score: Slumdog Millionaire
Best original song: Jai Ho - Slumdog Millionaire
Best foreign language film: Departures - Japan

A word of thanks to whoever it was that gave Hugh Jackman the job of presenting the Oscars, what a good choice!

Saturday, February 21, 2009


He's Just Not That Into You

I went to see ‘He’s Just Not That Into You’ during the week and I enjoyed it despite the large amount of cringing that I did during the film. The film is based on a book which is based on a line from an episode of Sex and the City. I know this doesn’t sound terribly promising but you’d be surprised what they are able to do with the statement ‘He’s just not that into you’. There are lots of different characters in this film, some are married, some are dating and some are sort of half seeing people so it’s a fairly safe bet that most people in the audience will identify with somebody! One of the main characters, Gigi produced possibly the most cringe inducing moments. As you are watching her all you can think is ‘please, please don’t do that’. This is a chick flick so you will get mostly happy endings but not everything works out for everyone so it isn’t 100% sugar (thankfully). The cinema was fairly packed the night I went to see it and I loved the fact that there was some audience participation i.e. a communal gasp of shock and sign of happiness at different parts of the film.

Friday, February 20, 2009


Quote of the Week

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol
US artist (1928 - 1987)

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Dictionary Corner #36

Sextant – noun

An instrument for measuring the angular distances between objects, used for navigation and surveying.

- ORIGIN first referring to the sixth part of a circle: from Latin sextans ‘sixth part’.

Friday, February 13, 2009


Quote of the Week

Nothing in the world is permanent, and we're foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we're still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy.

W. Somerset Maugham, The Razor's Edge, 1943
English dramatist & novelist (1874 - 1965)

Monday, February 09, 2009


Upcoming gigs in Cork this week

Wednesday 11 February 2009

Luka Bloom - 9pm, Pavilion

Thursday 12 February 2009

The Colin McLean Latin Trio - 9pm, The Roundy

Friday 13 February 2009

Fight Like Apes - 9pm, Cyprus Ave.

Saturday 14 February 2009

Colin Devlin + Emm Gryner - 8pm, Cyprus Ave.

Friday, February 06, 2009


Quote of the Week

As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it.

Mahatma Gandhi
Indian political and spiritual leader (1869 - 1948)