‘Surrender’ opens with Bono on a gurney in an up-market American medical facility in 2016, eye-balling the physician who’s about to crack open his chest. ‘I have an eccentric heart’, the singer writes wryly, one he spends the guts of a fine, meaty autobiography trying to define. Busy with detail and as rich with candid testimony as it is with relentless name-dropping, ‘Surrender’ is an unpacking of that heart from inside a travelling salesman’s suitcase.
KAUGHT AT THE KAMPUS
With a terrific sense of timing, Reekus Records has issued a very limited, ultra-rare, buffed-up version of the seminal EP, ‘Kaught at the Kampus’, which was originally released in 1980. The label asked Colm to write some notes to accompany it, and we’re delighted to host his piece here.
THE COURIER: NOT TONIGHT, JOE SAVINO
The 1988 Irish film ‘The Courier’, written and directed by Frank Deasy and shot on location in Dublin, hasn’t aged at all well. But that being said it still is an interesting, independently made piece of work that’s worthy of your consideration.
CHRISTY DIGNAM AND ASLAN: THE SOUND OF THE SUBURBS
Following the recent cancellation of a planned live show by Aslan at Dublin’s Point Depot, a number of on-line clips re-surfaced in which Christy Dignam – the band’s frontman and spiritual leader - performs with and for other patients as he waits for treatment in a Dublin hospital. Christy has battled ill-health for many years... Continue Reading →
CORMAC AND LINDY: GOLDEN GOALS.
In this guest post, Cormac Ó Caoimh, a singer/songwriter from Cork, explains the delicate art of writing songs and reveals how his latest single, ‘Didn’t We’, co-written with Lindy Morrison of The Go-Betweens, came about. I have been playing the song writing game a long time now, although most people reading this might not be... Continue Reading →