Archive for March 1st, 2008

Mar 01 2008

Choice Music Prize 2007

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Well, as part of a blossoming tradition, we (me and my otter half!) celebrated her birthday by going to the Choice Music Prize for the third year. The Choice Music Prize is for Irish Album of the Year and has produced some controversial decisions the last couple of years (how Duke Special missed out twice is a crime against music) and this year was no different.

Vicar Street was filled with blank faces as Super Extra Bonus Party (hitherto known as SEBP to save my poor aging fingers) were announced as the winners. There was an audible silence when the announcement was made, before shock subsided and the oom went wild for SEBP.

Super Extra Bonus Party

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Mar 01 2008

Movie Extras

Published by under Blog,My Working Life

I first joined last summer and was surprised to be immediately plying my ‘extra’ trade down in Powerscourt in Wicklow, on the set of The Old Curiosity Shop. Though the day was long, it was a lot of fun and I met some great people (and, of course, I was paid for my time).

Today, I find myself in an advert (confidentiality forbids me from saying what for just yet, but I’ll update it soon). Slightly different from the Dickensian period costume drama, I was running around Tower Records and Pearse Street DART Station making as much noise as possible.

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Mar 01 2008


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I have been invited along to the Irish Blog Awards by my delightfully geeky friend Darragh, so I thought it an appropriate time to get this blogrolling.

Firstly, congratulations to all the nominees at the awards. The final shortlist has been announced and I have linked to each of the sites below:

Best Blog Finalists

Irish Blog Awards

I am in awe of all these people who are essentially modern day journalists. It’s inspiring to see how much of a reaction they get from the general public. The comments and discussions sparked by these (often insightful, often bizarre) blogs is evidence that people today want more than a pompous commentary from Kevin Myers or a biased review from a press censored reviewer. And, of course, people want to talk about Ice Cream, which is not done enough on RTE’s SixOne News.

I’m looking forward to meeting some of the faces behind the words and I can only hope to have a fraction of their readership in the future. I can only imagine the satisfaction they must have from knowing that so many people are interested in what they have to say and look forward to each blog entry with anticipation.

Some day…some day!

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