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Jersey Boys dir. by

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Jersey Boys is based on a musical, based on the life of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Their formation, rise to fame, and then their disintegration. Going in to the film I knew nothing about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, but as I heard the songs I did recognise most of them. All the actors do their job,

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Seraphina by

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Seraphina has lived her life hiding the truth about who she is; a half-dragon. Her mother died in childbirth, and until that moment her father never knew that the woman he loved was a dragon in human form. Interbreeding is reviled, the products of such a relationship are despised abominations, sins made flesh. And so he hides that fact from

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I’m a criminal!

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It’s odd, I ended up watching a music documentary last weekend, Some Kind of Monster is documentary about the making of Metallica’s[1] St. Anger album, or at least that is what it was initially supposed to be about. But over the course of creating the album the band went through therapy, rehab, and countless fascinating[2] conversations. Course that is all

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Catch-up

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Okay, so lately what have I been up to[1] Well let me see. Last night I went to see The Sick and Indigent Song Club, they play every Monday in the Ha’Penny Bridge Inn. And tis free in[2] One of the lads at work goes a fair amount I think so he invited a few of us from work. For

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Summer in Dublin

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Is full of fun. Or so the advertising tells me, and that must be true Still I did have fun this weekend. Friday I headed up to see Leonard Cohen play. It was great. Plus Mick Galwey was there. Mick Galwey peoples! Sat didn’t get off to such a good start however. Headed to the pub at half ten to

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Horse and I, we’re dancers in the dark.

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When discussing the Mercury prize a while back Sinéad Gleeson mentioned Bats for Lashes[1] and their album Gold and Fur, so I took a chance on it. And guess what is my fav album of the year. I loves it. At first I just really liked a few songs; Trophy and Sad Eyes and a few others But the more

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TT#20

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Thirteen of my favourite songs. Well, 13 that the automatic “highest rated” thingy picks out. So it may not actually be that accurate as I haven’t gotten around to rating all the songs on the mp3player. But whatever Óró Sé Do Bheatha ‘Bhaile – Sinead O’Connor[1] Also was used in The Wind That Shakes The Barley Returns a King –

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This is going to be epic

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While I was at the kino watching Rocky Balboa they showed a trailer for Danny Boyle’s new film; Sunshine[1] which looks fairly interesting. But what struck me is how music can become so linked to one specific thing that when it is used for another it leaves you scratching your head. Some of you may be aware that Ireland hosted

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The Devil and Daniel Johnston dir. by

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Starring (as themselves) Daniel Johnston, Bill Johnston, Mabel Johnston, Louis Black This is a documentary based on the life of musician, song-writer, and artist Daniel Johnston. Throughout his life he had taped conversations and videoed life going on all around him, many of these are used in this documentary. Johnston is something of a cult hit in the music industry.

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