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Lyrical Dissonance: Musical Musings…

I don’t normally write about music here… probably because I know next-to-nothing of music. I couldn’t pick most modern musicians out of a line-up. Not in a “modern musicians suck” sort of way, but in a “I don’t really listen to the radio, and therefore pop music” sort of way. So I’m actually even less qualified than a layman to talk of music and such. Still, I have to admit that I am fascinated at how so few people who rate so many classic songs so highly seem to be aware of what the song they’re listening to (or singing along to) is even about. While it isn’t anything that “grinds my gears”, I am still a little amused every time I hear Every Breath You Take played at a wedding, or Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) played at graduation.

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the m0vie blog goes on holiday!

Hi guys,

Just a note that I’m taking the next week off. Things have been a bit hectic of late with me (with work and other commitments, including this blog and other things), so I’m looking forward to a week of doing nothing. I’ll be taking the time to get up-to-date on the comments, do a bit of forward planning (have we got some stuff planned for this year, the next one and the one after that!) and just chillaxing a bit. There may be a post or two in the meantime, but regular service will resume on the 26th September.

In the meantime, take a look at the blogroll – there’s, as ever, some great stuff on there – or browse the archives. Have a good one!

GoSave Deals…

The guys over at Simply Zesty sent this link on, and it’s something close to my better half’s heart, so I thought I’d share it. Basically, GoSave.ie is a website that runs deals on Irish businesses, and donates a certain percentage of their costs back to charity. It’s a very handy way of supporting the local economy, which is – understandably – a source of concern for many people in this day and age. If you’re Irish, and interested in this, you can check them out on Facebook here or by clicking the link below.

Note: I am sharing this link because I think it’s the kind of thing that might be important people viewing the blog, and I know that supporting local industry matters to some people very close to me in my personal life. I’m not earning or receiving anything in return for this post, nor does it represent a direct endorsement of the service – I’m merely sharing something that some readers might find interesting. It’s unfortunate that this sort of thing needs to be clarified, but it’s important that I am open and transparent with you, the reader, on why I post a link to a corporate website.

Ludovico Einaudi at the National Concert Hall

I had the great pleasure of catching Ludovico Einaudi, the contemporary composer, at the National Concert Hall last night. Being honest, I hadn’t heard the name until the better half suggested that the show might be worth a look. Interestingly enough, doing a bit of research, I discovered I’d actually heard a decent selection of his music without ever being aware that is was him – I suppose that’s one of the great things about composing the sort of wonderful ambient music, there’s always a film or television soundtrack in need of a bit of atmosphere.

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the m0vie blog goes on holidays

Hey, just to let you guys know I’m heading off on holliers for the next few weeks. I should have internet access, so I might be able to offer some coverage or some feedback, but there’ll obviously be a lot less of it.

Anyway, take it easy. See you soon.

Welcome

Hi.

I’m new to this blogging thing, so there might be a bit of a learning curve, but I hope to post a couple of times a week about goings-on in movie-land – once about a major release out in the coming weekend and maybe again about whatever grabs my goat. I may also just ramble on about whatever comes into my head or rant about the latest movie I’ve seen in a casual review-type-thingie.

Anyway, keep in mind that – as I’m based in Ireland – that I might not be able to review films as they come out in the United States, but if you’re looking for up-to-the minute reviews this probably isn’t the blog for you.

As for myself, I’m a young professional with a law degree who is working in software testing. I studied at Trinity College Dublin, where I tried just about anything going (having working with a large number of student societies there) and managed to get an article published in the Trinity Film Review (among other publications). I also used to be able to do a very good Christopher Walken impression, but I may be a little out of practice.

I hope you enjoy the blog and feel free to leave a comment.

Cheers,

Darren