- 29 Mar 20
Mr. S has just shared a brand new song he's written with him out of The National
The dog having just been given the biggest hug in her life, we're online from one of the temporary HP Towers in Meath and discovering loads more quality tunes.
First to put a Spring in our step - are we the only ones who forgot the clocks have gone forward? - is this stunning cover of 'Ghost Town', which Fox Jaw have assembled from all around the country as part of their Covid Covers series.
Keep on Limrocking in the free world, lads!
Here’s the first in a new series of vids we’re calling ‘Covid Covers’ each part recorded in our own isolation cubbyholes across the country. First up ‘Ghost Town’ by @thespecials https://t.co/jbqUa4GJaA@FERGDARCY @PMcLoone @fanningrte @cormacbattle @DermotTodayFM @IanDempsey pic.twitter.com/TvUQz3hWIx
— FOX JAW (@fox_jaw) March 29, 2020
Michael Stipe has shared the demo of a gorgeous new tune he's written with Aaron Dessner from The National. Hearing his voice sounds very reassuring...
A reminder from Suede that their classic self-titled debut album was released 27 years ago today. "Who's going to join us in listening to it today?" they inquire. Two decades later the record remains a visceral thrill from start ('So Young') to finish ('The Next Life').
Suede's debut album was released 27 years ago today on Nude Records. Recorded at Master Rock Studios and produced by the extremely long suffering Ed Buller.
Who's going to join us in listening to it today? pic.twitter.com/oK3h7JXXeE
— Suede HQ (@suedeHQ) March 29, 2020
We've a double dose of Modern Moore - his guitar kills both Covid and fascists - who never fails to put a smile on our faces with his Christyfied covers. Jason Mraz's 'I'm Yours' and Taylor both rise to the challenge today. So boys and girls, heads down, chins up...
Pittsburgh rapper Tierra Whack voices our collective lockdown frustrations with 'Stuck', which does an absolutely bang up job of sampling Alanis' 'Ironic'.
— Tierra Whack (@TierraWhack) March 28, 2020
Garda Info has been keeping us both informed and amused with its updates. Good to know that the residents of Phoenix Park are doing okay during the crisis.
Oh deer! The National Public Order Unit had to educate this herd about the importance of #PhysicalDistancing and adhering to public health measures, while out on active patrols of Tolka Valley Park, Finglas and the Phoenix Park yesterday. #SocialDistancing #WashYourHands pic.twitter.com/qfiE0mvThY
— Garda Info (@gardainfo) March 29, 2020
Well done to Harvey Norman and the crew for making sure the staff at Tallaght Hospital get a little bit of quality chill time during the current crisis.
The beanbags have arrived! Thanks @harveynormanIE for donating giant beanbags for the doctors at Tallaght Hospital to rest on during COVID19 @garybassmd @muhammaduma1r @JElliottIRL pic.twitter.com/RgBAqFZ7eV
— Tara M Connelly (@TaraMConnelly) March 27, 2020
Tim Burgess is the barer of more glad tidings with his revealing of an upcoming The Three EPs listening party hosted by Steve Mason and John Maclean of The Beta Band. No confirmed time yet, but it will be soon, folks!
There will be a #timstwitterlisteningparty for The Three E.P.s by The Beta Band. Hosted by @SteveMasonKBT & @johnbetamac - now that is something to look forward to. Date tbc. Message ends pic.twitter.com/QSoEjZ2OCR
— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) March 28, 2020
The Charlatan-in-chief has also lined the Gomez boys up for a Bring It On knees-up.
— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) March 29, 2020
A date for your virtual gig going diary is 8pm on Good Friday - jayz, we thought the pubs all being closed was a thing of the past! - when The Mary Wallopers are staging another of their bring yeer own cans of stout cyber hooleys. Special guests are promised so don't be late.
The next live stream will be Good Friday 10th of April so join us on the night with yeer cans of stout and we'll have another cyber hooley. This time we will have one or two special guests. Share with your friends! xoxo pic.twitter.com/aqMqR2Mm6V
— The Mary Wallopers (@marywallopers) March 28, 2020
A shout out to Hussey Fruit & Veg who are putting together these fabulous looking veg boxes and delivering all over Ireland. No surprise that they're Local Food Hero award-winners!
As and from Monday we will be supplying a veg box , it will be 25 euro includes a 10 kg rooster potatoes , it will change with availability @Sinead_Smyth_ @Mhacha_Shiitake @katymcguinness @allthefood_ @CorinaHardgrave @mooncoinbeetro1 @DrummondHGarlic pic.twitter.com/2Rk3mQ9QxF
— Hussey fruit and veg (@jtattshotmailc1) March 28, 2020
Finally, all the Frank Sidebottom's Proper Telly Shows on YouTube were well and truly binged on last night. It goes without saying that copious laughs were had.