Wednesday, October 11, 2006

JK Ensemble

John Kelly is back on air, now on RTE Lyric FM. The first week, he was on the verge of referring to trains and train drivers, but this week he seems to have settled in. Still, I wonder, why can't he play Jimi Hendrix on Lyric?
I sent him an email yesterday, recommedning Armenian Navy Band. Today, wich was lucky, I managed to listen to half of the program over the web in real-time. I think he should choose themes (odd and awkward themes). Perhaps, for Women's Day (I think it's the 8th of March), do female punk rock artists? I'd love a programe with, for example, Nina Hagen.

Monday, October 02, 2006


The web is fantastic. Broadband (although only 3 Mb/s) is great. This evening I rediscovered a Swedish radio program that I really love - Eldorado - by Kjell Alinge. It's pure art, pure sonic experience. Great stuff.

Sexy lab

Today, Sunday, I was at UL for a few hours, trying to help Colm to finish building the new lab for the B.Sc. in Digital Media Design and BSc in Music, Media & Performance Technology. It's great to see 36 Imacs (dual core, Intel chip) in a room. As I a read an article in Sound on Sound magazine over breakfast, I realised that we now have the most powerful and excellent studio in Ireland, perhaps Europe, if we use our studio with this lab as Protools Nodes ;-). What sounds will we make...?