Sunday, November 29, 2009


Fred in the Opera House

Fred played in the Opera House last night and it was a really enjoyable gig. The first support act was a guy called Joel Plaskett. He is a Canadian singer songwriter from Nova Scotia! I loved the song he sang about his cat ‘white fang’ that has no ears and looks like a baby seal. Delorentos were the second support act and they played an energetic set. The lead singer was sporting a moustache in aid of Movember and looked a bit demented especially with his mad curly hair. The band did a good job of warming up the crowd for Fred. There was a little break and then Fred came on and gave a very upbeat performance. They played a good mix of songs and when they came back on for an encore they were all wearing check shirts. The drummer swopped with the guitar player and led the band in singing ‘Hungry Heart’ which seems to be something they picked up on their Canadian tour (presumably along with Joel Plaskett). :-) After that the band left again and most of them came back wearing white clothes and they finished the show with Skyscrapers.

Ps. Apparently Joel Plaskett is playing in the Roundy tonight!

Friday, November 27, 2009


Quote of the Week

You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.

Albert Camus, La Chute (The Fall),1956
French existentialist author & philosopher (1913 - 1960)

Thursday, November 26, 2009


So so cute!

If only this came in a bigger size I'd be buying it for my niece for Christmas!

Friday, November 20, 2009


Quote of the Week

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

Greek tragic dramatist (484 BC - 406 BC)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Dictionary Corner # 53


n. A French term meaning "shaded." Usually a multicolored stripe, with colors graduating from light to dark. The color effect is woven into the fabric. Generally produced by arranging different tones in the warp.

Friday, November 13, 2009


Quote of the Week

Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of happiness.

Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC)

Friday, November 06, 2009


Quote of the Week

Whatever you think, be sure it is what you think; whatever you want, be sure that is what you want; whatever you feel be sure that is what you feel.

T. S. Eliot
British (US-born) critic, dramatist & poet (1888 - 1965)

Sunday, November 01, 2009


Corona Cork Film Festival

The Corona Cork Film Festival started today and runs until next Sunday, which means eight days of a wide range of films. This is the 54th year of the festival and there is something for everyone in the programme. Check out the programme online at or head into the booking office in the foyer of the Cork Opera House for more details. The majority of films will be screened in the Gate cinema, the Kino and the Opera House with some shows in the Half Moon Theatre, the Crawford Gallery and the Guest House. Tickets range in price from €16 for an opening/closing gala to €6/€5 for screenings before 6pm. Membership costs €5 and comes with a free programme so you can plan out your week of films!