- 02 Apr 20
Needless to say, there are also more Twitter listening party heroics from Tim Burgess!
It is undoubtedly one of the greatest photos of all time - Rick Astley resplendent in his own customised Motörhead t-shirt complete with umlaut.
As the fortieth birthday of Lemmy, Fast Eddie and Philthy Phil's Ace Of Spades album approaches you're being asked to emulate the loudest band of all time by creating the loudest playlist of all time.
"Get ready to turn up the volume, destroy some speakers and kill your neighbours' lawns," the https://everyplaylistlouder.com instructions tell us.
You'll be in extremely good company with the challenge already undertaken by Biff from Saxon, Ice T and assorted members of Venom, Skunk Anansie, Cro-Mags and Sepultura.
Task completed, you can order yourself one of them fab t-shirts like Rick.
Deego from Fontaines D.C. has compiled a Quaranteen (sic) playlist of the songs keeping him sane in Mayo. With John Denver, Belle & Sebastian, Bob Marley & The Wailers, The Beach Boys and The Band all featuring, it's quality! Incidentally, the chaps have now been confirmed for one of Tim Burgess' Twitter listening parties at 10pm on Thursday April 16.
— Fontaines DC (@fontainesdublin) April 2, 2020
— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) April 1, 2020
Our Thursday checking in with Modren Moore finds our hero Christifying 5ive's 'Keep On Movin'' and paying his respects to Fountains Of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger who's been taken by this bastard Covid-19 virus.
"Today’s song, with some of the worst rapping you’re likely to hear," he warns us. "Just wait till I try 'Regulate' by Warren G!"
Having bid 'adieu' to Dublin City FM, the fabulous Hazel Lake is making her The Noisy Plug indiefest available as a podcast. The first episode runs the musical gamut from Vyvienne Long and The Darkling Air to The Rising and Kieran Ring. Cop an earful now at: https://thenoisyplug.podbean.com/e/the-noisy-plug-episode-1
The superb Shooting The Mafia documentary, which was produced by former Hot Press-er Niamh Fagan Holmes is available now for your on demand delectation.
Look! You can now watch Shooting the Mafia on demand in the UK & Ireland @ScreenIreland @BFI @kimlonginotto @2012Niamh @letiziabatt @ModernFilmsEnt @CinemaItaliaUK @BirdsEyeViewFF #Documentary #mafia #photography #irishfilm pic.twitter.com/Jh63GZRnOv
— Shooting the Mafia Film (@shooting_mafia) April 1, 2020
Caoilinn Hughes treats us to a sneak preview of her new tome, The Wild Laughter, ahead of its June publication as part of the #StayHomeStayReading initiative.
Next up in today’s #StayHomeStayReading series - Irish novelist and poet @CaoilinnHughes reads from her latest work, The Wild Laughter (out in June and available to preorder now!). Full video: https://t.co/PNkn9vFTrH pic.twitter.com/DJRpPCFf6V
— Sanam Maher (@SanamMKhi) April 2, 2020
And finally, our Comedy Classic of the Day comes from Neil Hamburger who's managed to improve 'Homeward Bound'.