Archive for October 30th, 2008

Oct 30 2008

War Of The Worlds

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War of the Worlds


H.G. Well‘s War of the Worlds was first performed on radio by Orson Welles 70 years ago today. Appropriate then that tonight Devious Theatre in Kilkenny are producing their own take on it. It will be aired on KCLR this evening at 9pm and you can also listen in online by visiting


In the meantime, here’s the original version with Orson Welles:


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Oct 30 2008

Jack L – Burn On

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Jack L Burn OnI can’t say I was ever much of a Randy Newman fan. The only songs of his I ever had much exposure to were from Toy Story and Monsters Inc. And yet, I have been listening to an album of his songs non-stop for the past few weeks.

Jack L, he who could sing the phonebook and make it sound damn fine, has dispensed with Brel for a while to stamp his mark on the songs of Newman. And you need only hear Jack’s version of You Can Leave Your Hat On (Yep, Randy Newman wrote the song that launched a thousand stripograms), to know that these songs no longer belong to Newman. Jack Lukeman has made them his own.

An impressive track listing of 18 songs rarely loses momentum and it is very clear that Jack is relishing every note of it.

For a track by track review, go to the next page.

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