You’re In The Jungle Baby.You’re Gonna Dieeee!

24 11 2008

Well currently I’m still recovering from this year’s Comic Con in Dublin. Those Marvel folks really know how to booze, but I called it a day at 4.30am for fear of being hospitalised. Will post more up about it at some point (including some snaps of the sweet Daredevil and Hulk sketches I got from Michael Lark and Liam Sharpe)but for now I just want to say to any readers that are interested, tune in to Arts Extra tonight from 6.30pm on BBC Radio Ulster to hear me reviewing the new GNR record. After the initial shock from some of the tracks I have to say I now love it.

More Later.





Reasons Why I Like Journalism Number 13

21 11 2008

It hasn’t been a marvelous week here in Blogging a Dead Horse-Land. While I’d never swap freelance journalism in favour of a staff job for all the copies of ‘the Soundhouse Tapes’ in the world, it can sometimes be a pain in the hole dealing with Little Hitlers and chasing payments.

After being a bit hacked off this morning I prepped for my interview with the Wombats for the Hot Press crimbo issue. I wasn’t sure how the piece would go, but Dan from the band was a total sweetheart and a great interview. It really cheered me up and it’s always heartening to work with people who are genuinely charming and are in music for all the right reasons.

Off to the Dublin City Comic Con now so will maybe blog a bit later





The Dutch Shredder

20 11 2008

Last night we went to see Zach and Miri Make a Porno. Zach and Miri make a shite film morelike.

What a dose.





Rollins In Belfast

14 11 2008

This morning Ron from the Black Bear Saloon(www.myspace.com/theblackbearsaloon)  sent me a link to see a clip from the new Henry Rollins spoken word DVD that was filmed in Belfast. If you take a look at the trailer you’ll catch the young McFee sitting there in the crowd (I’m the one with the tattoos).

http://www.ifc.com/on-ifc/henryuncut

http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1873832598/bctid1885535191





A Little Solidarity

14 11 2008

Just a quick one about the A Little Soldarity local band fest this weekend. Curating the event are the amazing And So I Watch You From Afar (check out my feature on the bash in today’s Telegraph-http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/music/news/band-thatrsquos-helping-to-unite-the-world-14063971.html) so if you can make your way down to it make sure you do.

The lads have just signed a deal with Smalltown America (http://www.hotpress.com/news/5032337.html) so congrats!





He’s Just A Sexy Boy

14 11 2008

Well after slabbering in my blog yesterday about always hoping Shawn Michaels would turn up in Belfast but never does, he only bloody made an appearence last night!

JBL came out and had his usual “America’s great” promo and mentioned kicking Michael’s ass.I was trying not to get my hopes up but once his music hit I was well chuffed. I even did a wee dance as he made his way to the ring. The da’s in the crowd were amused.

Needless to say I was as happy as a dog with two Mickeys. All in all it was a brilliant night. Batista led a tribute to Eddie Guererro (he died three years ago to the day) and they played his music. Got to see Santino too but sadly he wasn’t playing a heel which kinda sucked.





Freaks and Peaks

13 11 2008

Just for laughs, here’s another wrestling promo.This time by the Big Bad Booty Daddy Scott Steiner. What the chuff is he talking about?

This is also hilarious for a few minutes.