Month: April 2004

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I'm such a fucking fan... photographs, and a review... On Sunday night, Einstürzende Neubauten came to Dublin. And just 10 minutes after the gig, I had my hands on a double album of the gig, burned to CD in realtime. I'm listening to it as I write... the quality is remarkable. The Temple Bar Music Centre was packed with Neubauten fans, and the atmosphere was thick with anticipation. With the band piled onto the tiny stage, Blixa apologised for the lack of instrumentation - they just didn't have room for it. It's Neubauten's first Irish gig in their 23 year history... and they're already promising a bigger stage for next time. I had a photo pass, so I spent the first three songs in the pit, rolling around, squeezing off b&w film rolls, and get an eyeful of the band's collection of makeshift instruments. The music was hitting me full...

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ro_G is a big Julian Cope fan. Julian disses the internet in favour of books made out of paper and leather, which gets a big thumbs up from ro_G, what with him being a bookbinder and man of the vellum. Julian Cope: "Which brings me right back to my dear friend Merrick, who recently made the percipient comment that the stature of future scholars will be determined by their ability to take information from the internet and discern whether or not it is of any value or not. Man, that’s so damn true. In the 90s, when I wrote both KRAUTROCKSAMPLER and THE MODERN ANTIQUARIAN, so little was available on the Net that I didn’t even consider it to be a real resource and, therefore, relied on libraries and books. But nowadays there are umpteen barely usable websites there to wind us up with false claims about being able to...

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By our satirist-at-large, Elimare... Welcome to Blather's Express Tours, the quickest way to see the sights! BET is sponsored by the Dublin Fortean Society and provides exclusive tours of dead things. All excursions begin early morning and last throughout the day, and are so packed full of fun that you will wonder how they fit it all in. Our guides are professionally trained and you will marvel at their driving skills as you barrel through the countryside Italian Job style. Take a trip with Blather's Express Tours today and see what you've been missing out on! Sample Itinerary: Morning: Over 5000 years old, built by God knows whom and for an unknown purpose, Newgrange is Co. Meath's finest achievement. The lights only come on once (maybe twice) a year, and you won't be lucky enough to be there on the day, so will have to make do with standing in...