Thursday, July 31, 2008
Hey Dave, We caught the show yesterday and were devestated that no-one mentioned the epic art installation we set up at the 'Cork x South West' festival at the weekend-for shame!
So just to remind all those with foggy memories of wandering into a white marquee at the end of the night and dancin' about to some bangin' tunes being pumped out of a 24 foot x 8foot 80's style ghetto blaster and a life size wooden car with video projections we've taken the time to send you on some photos to post on your blog.
There's 6 of us involved with GTP and we've recently formed an artist collective where our main idea is to create big, fun, quirky installations that combine art and music in a way that lets everyone get in touch with their inner kid and party. We've decided to call ourselves Last Minute Prod. as we always seem to be against the clock with every project we do! Both of the pieces set up at Skibb were originally made for two seperate 24hour art exhibitions for the Tigh Fili Theatre in Cork and the Wexford Arts Centre but 'Cork x South West' was our first festival and we hope to do many more.
So thats us, hope everyone who experienced the GTP at Skibb had a good time,
Spread the word and enjoy!!!
SWEET SUCCESS FOR THE GTP CREW - LEGENDS ONE & ALL! ROCK ON...
A wealthy old lady decides to go on a photo safari in Africa, taking her faithful aged poodle named Cuddles, along for the company. One day the poodle starts chasing butterflies and before long, Cuddles discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch. The old poodle thinks, 'Oh, oh! I'm in deep doo-doo now!' Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the leopard is about to leap the old poodleexclaims loudly, 'Boy, that was one delicious leopard! I wonder if there are any more around here.' Hearing this, the young leopard halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees. 'Whew!' says the leopard, 'That was close! That old poodle nearly had me!'
Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the leopard. So off he goes, but the old poodle sees him heading after the leopard with great speed, and figures that something must be up. The monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the leopard. The young leopard is furious at being made a fool of and says, 'Here, monkey, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine.' Now, the old poodle sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back and thinks, 'What am I going to do now?', but instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them yet, and just when they get close enough to hear, the old poodle says.
'Where's that damn monkey? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another leopard!
Moral of this story....
Don't mess with old farts...age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill! Bullshit and brilliance only come with age and experience.
John Creedon, broadcaster AND MASSIVE CORK CITY FAN is risking it all and is entering a new reality show – all in the name of charity. The aim of the game is 16 days and nights at the inn where John along with the other 11 celebs will have to serve two meals a day to the Fáilte Towers guests while at the same time manage the various functions that land unexpectedly on their doorstep. And our poor celebs won't even get a full night's sleep, thanks to Failte Towers fantastic 24 hour room service policy. Of course, it's all in the name of charity, and our John has nominated Crumlin Childrens Hospital as his choice. It is a charity very close to his heart as not only has he had some tough times there as a father but also as a grandfather.
As the only contestant from the South, please get behind him and support him as much as you can !
Vote Cork, Vote Crumlin, Vote Creedon!!!
They keep turning up the volume of their in-store televisions whenever Andrew Oliver starts to play. The 54-year-old claims the younger generation do not like his selection of wartime hits like Love is the Sweetest Thing, which he plays on a guitar and penny whistle, and has posted a clip of his music on YouTube. But shopkeepers in Penzance, Cornwall, think he simply cannot sing. Managers at the town's Savoy Cinema turned up the volume on the promotional television in the foyer to stop him "entertaining" those queuing outside. Operations manager Gary Stevens did not even deny that was the reason for turning up the volume when he wrote to the busker, stating that the volume needed to be increased to counter the musician's sound. He said: "I can only suggest that maybe you would be able to busk either further down from the cinema to prevent a clash of the various sounds." The lifelong musician, who goes by the title of Ollie the Busker or Doc Mustard, said he was convinced shopkeepers were trying to move him on. He lamented: "Some shopkeepers were quite obnoxious. When I moved down the street from the cinema another shop turned up its television as well. "Another shopkeeper got a piece of A4 paper and wrote 'Go Away' on it and stood in the doorway displaying it. I thought that was quite childish." He claimed to be the victim of a generation gap. "The people who have driven me out are young people with no respect for others," he said. "But it is not just about age. If they can't appreciate a song like 'Love is the Sweetest Thing' it is a sad reflection of society today." Ollie the Busker realised the game was up when he started singing carols at Christmas - and someone called the police within 15 minutes.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
For those who just can't get excited about bland YouTube videos anymore, here's what you've been waiting for - Pole Dancing Granny. The newest storm to hit the internet is Granny Goes Wild and asks the pertinent question "ever wonder what happens to those who love to dance, but get too old to stand up on their own?" Alas it's not a rhetorical question and the answer is provided in graphic, disturbing detail. The unidentified octagenarian performs some truly worrying dance moves at the disco as she gyrates next to stripper-pole. The highlight for those who can get through the first 40 seconds is the sight of the woman, who obviously feels she missed out on her youth, rubbing her buttocks up and down against the pole. The depraved people at the disco woop with delight - if anyone in your office does the same, fire them.
The animal has a simian jaw, bulging forehead, small snout and eyes that are so close together that they appear almost attached. Its front legs are much shorter than its back legs, causing it top hop rather than walk on all fours like a normal piglet. The animal was one of five piglets recently born to a sow owned by a family in Fengzhang village, Xiping township. “It’s hideous. No one will be willing to buy it, and it scares the family to even look at it,” owner Feng Changlin told the Oriental Today newspaper. But the monkey-piglet has become something of a local tourist attraction, with people coming from across the area to photograph its remarkable features.
And not everyone in the family is disgusted by its appearance. “Our son likes to play with it, and he stopped us from getting rid of it. He even feeds it milk,” said Mr Feng’s wife. The piglet’s rare condition is thought to be caused by a form of holoprosencephaly, a brain development disorder that can cause cyclopia, the failure of eyes to properly separate.
Shakespeare did say, 'All the world's a stage', but some people really do take things a bit too literally. Busker Charles Cavey decided that climbing inside a bin and strumming tunes to passers-by is the perfect venue for him. At 1.77m (5ft 10in), the 29-year-old understandably finds it a bit cramped and smelly. But he has proved a hit. 'I saw a man empty a bin one day and thought I could fit inside it - then I learnt to play the guitar and a friend reminded me what I said, so I gave it a go,' he said. 'People wonder what's going on when they see me, then they start getting their cameras out.' Mr Cavey has gone down so well in Cambridge that he has been asked to play at its first festival of street entertainers. He is one of 40 acts taking part in the event, which also includes a belly dancer and an escapologist. 'There are always people looking for something to make them smile,' he said.
Forget micro-cars - our growing parking and pollution problems may be solved by, er, folding cars. In a development likely to horrify gas guzzler Jeremy Clarkson, a British designer has come up with an eco-sportscar which doubles over at the touch of a button. The electric BRB Evolution jacks up on its nose and slides sideways on rollers, allowing it to use 50 per cent less parking space - but leaving it looking a bit like a Dyson vacuum cleaner. 'I figured two of the main problems of future cities would be pollution and over-population. With more vehicles needing more places to be stored, I came up with the concept of a folding car,' said 22-year-old Daniel Bailey.
The concept was inspired by the Peugeot 908 and Lamborghini Murcielago and designed to be more 'sexy, sleek and mean' than other eco-cars.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
GOOD: Wexford: Garda Traffic Corps had a perfect spot to watch for speeders, but weren't getting many. Then they discovered the problem - a 12-year-old boy was standing up the road with a hand painted sign, which read SPEED TRAP AHEAD'. The garda also found the boy had an accomplice who was down the road with a sign reading 'TIPS' and a bucket full of money (And we used to just sell strawberries!)
BETTER: A motorist was mailed a photo of his car speeding through an automated speed check on the N4. A €80 speeding ticket was included. Being cute, he sent the gardai a photo of €80. The Gardai responded with another mailed photo of handcuffs.
BEST: A Young woman was pulled over for speeding. A Traffic Corps Garda walked to her car window, flipping open his ticket book, she said, 'I bet you are going to sell me a ticket to the Garda Traffic Department Ball.' He replied, 'The Garda Traffic Department don't have balls.....'
There was a moment of silence. He then closed his book, got back in his patrol car and left.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
An elderly chimp who climbed to the roof of a zoo to escape the heat defied the attempts of workers to get him down until they offered him a banana. Ichiro the chimp, a 42-year-old resident of Ishikawa Zoo in Japan, managed to escape to the roof in order to cool down during a heatwave. But it took a lot of work from the zoo staff to get him back. One worker was disarmed of his tranquiliser gun and the chimp withstood two direct hits from other workers. It wasn't until someone hit on the old ape trick of offering a banana that he gingerly climbed back down.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Andrew and Jo Roper, of Reading, hired the campervan from rental company Wicked to drive from northern Queensland to Sydney.However, while the Ropers were enjoying their holiday, the slogan sparked fierce controversy. Unbeknownst to the couple, it was branded racist by Queensland premier Anna Bligh and Australia's Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) attempted to order the van off the road. The pair only learned of the furore when a fellow tourist informed them that the van was on the front page of the Cairns Post newspaper. "We were out at a waterfall and someone said to us, 'Do you realise you're on the front page?' We had no idea," Mrs Roper told the Brisbane Times. The pair, both aged 25, said they were allocated the van by Wicked, but would have chosen it if given the chance. Mrs Roper said: "It made us chuckle and it's quite relevant, particularly in Australia" where there is a strong anti-whaling sentiment. "If Japanese people are offended they should think about why it's being written. It's there to start debate about what's happening to the whales." The Ropers' campervan is not the first Wicked vehicle to draw the attention of the authorities. Two other campers have been confiscated after the ASB deemed their slogans - "Women are like banks - once you withdraw you lose interest" and "If God was a woman, sperm would taste like chocolate" - misogynistic and demeaning to women.
The Ropers agreed that some Wicked van slogans were offensive, but said theirs "actually had some thought behind it". The pair found most other motorists supported the slogan. However, Mrs Roper said she doubted the message would have received as much attention if it was written about England. She said: "We joked to each other that if fox hunting was still legal in England, they would probably have 'Save a fox, shoot a Pom' written on the side, and no one would complain about that."
You know yer man from Kerry we are always on about in Carey's Tool's well turns out he's a bit of an artiste in his spare time and this is his latest masterpiece (as he put it) and as much as it galls me to say it, it's not bad is it? Yours for three grand ha ha!!
Friday, July 18, 2008
The technical wizards that work in Germany's motoring industry are clearly showing off with this clever bit of engineering. The sculpture is on show at the recently opened BMW Museum, in Munich. 714 metallic balls are attached to 714 pieces of monofilament (fishing line to you and I) which in turn are attached to 714 motors. The balls gracefully move around looking pretty before occasionally creating the shape of a classic car.
THREE LETTERS: WOW!
This parachutist made a memorable entrance to a military parade – knocking over musicians like skittles after landing on top of a brass band. Three members of the US army’s 1st Infantry Division needed hospital treatment after the accident yesterday.
It occurred during the opening ceremony of the division’s review in Fort Riley, Kansas. The first of two civilian skydivers landed safely, but Scott Hallcock missed his target by around 50 yards and careered into the band. The back row of musicians bore the brunt of his feet-first landing, which caused gasps of horror from the several-thousand strong audience. The band’s commander said his musicians did not see the approaching parachutist because they were staring ahead waiting for the ceremony to begin. "You can’t hear anything when there’s someone coming overhead," Chief Warrant Officer Scott MacDonald added. One band member was knocked unconscious and another reported neck and head pain, but both have now been released from hospital. A third, who reportedly broke his leg, was still being treated. Two tubas were destroyed and a trumpet was badly damaged. The parachutist, who said that he veered of course after his parachute lines became tangled, declined medical treatment.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Ronaldo may have stolen David Beckham's beloved No.7 United shirt but our Becks certainly gave his young pretender a lesson in style on the biggest showbiz stage.
The injured Manchester United star was outplayed last night by his predecessor after the Hollywood novice turned up to the ESPY Awards in LA on black crutches... and a terrible white suit! Sweaty and glowing a nasty orange tan, Ronnie got it all wrong with a dodgy high collared ministerial shirt and a badly clashing pearly cream suit. The 23-year-old finished off his disastrous combo with cream trainers and some porn star-style Polaroid sunglasses. He also forgot the most important accessory of them all – a hot chick on his arm. Meanwhile, wardrobe guru Becks glided onto the red carpet cool as ice, smouldering in a dapper navy blue suit teamed with a classic crisp white shirt and a sharp simple tie to match. Not that Becks, 33, needed any assistance in trouncing his younger rival but just for good measure he was never inches apart from the queen bee of style – wife, Victoria Beckham. Styling herself up as Audrey Hepburn, Posh strutted out a glorious lemon yellow pencil number and some super sized black sunnies to compliment her pouting. Sadly for hobbling Ronaldo it was inside where Becks continued to laud his popularity over him, winning over the affection of his adoring American audience.
Singer Justin Timberlake turned Becks' cheeks red and sent Victoria into a fit of giggles as he got on his knees to kiss the footballer's polished foot during the ceremony at the Nokia Theatre He then told the crowd, 'that's what $250 million dollars tastes like'. Shame, Ronaldo – time to hire a stylist. Timberlake, 27, also praised the LA Galaxy star, saying: 'Dude, I got to give you props. Singlehandedly you made soccer in America this much more popular.' 'I call it soccer because in America we already have a game dudes play called football.' Meanwhile, Becks has told fans on his blog he couldn't imagine been anywhere else but LA. 'It seems like only a few weeks ago I arrived in Los Angeles with my family ready for the next chapter in our lives,' he wrote.
'A year later and we feel so settled here, everyone loves California and everyone has made us feel so welcome. I can't imagine being anywhere else in the world right now.'
REQUEST BY EMAIL TO STUDIO@REDFM.IE
Hi guys hope all is well !
please can you play we will rock you my 3 kids sing it all the time brad 4 mia 3 and reegan 1 , every morning i wake up to the 1 year old roaring we will rock you from her cot they love music all the best johnny cash amy whinehouse etc , my little girl broke out singing rehab to my priest one day when we popped in to him I was mortified.So if you could dedicate this to Brad Mia and Reegan for honestly being the best kids in the world !they are hillarious, oh and of course no 4 is on the way too it would be selfish not to mention him/her!
Thanks a mill hope you have a good one best regards gemma (mummy)
RESPONSE TO READING OUT OF REQUEST (AND PLAYING OF TRACK)
Brads jaw dropped and reegan is just singing the chorus over and over , thanks again will be in touch soon! The hubby plays a bit of karaoke in the local pubs so the practice runs at home are classic they sing the same wrong words
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IF YOU GET A CHANCE BRADLEY CAN BE SEEN SINGING FOLSOM PRISON BLUES ON U TUBE QUITED FUNNY CHECK OUT 3230MK FOLSOM PRISON BLUES ,THE REST IS MY HUBBY ALSO gemmkeane in lower paddy casey your beautiful he does the actions to the video , maybe a star in the making i'l naff off now sorry for taking up your time.
THEY KEEP TALKING ABOUT CHANGE BUT I FOR ONE REMAIN TO BE CONVINCED WHAT CHANGE HE MEANS - MIND YOU ANY CHANGE FROM A BUSH REPUBLICAN/FACIST AGENDA WOULD BE BETTER THAN NOTHING BUT REAL CHANGE REQUIRES REAL CHOICE AND TWO CANDIDATES FROM TWO PARTIES IN A COUNTRY OF 350 MILLION ISN'T MUCH CHOICE IN MY BOOK - JUST IMAGINE IF IN EUROPE THERE WERE ONLY TWO PARTIES AND JUST TWO CANDIDATES HOW MUCH CHANGE FROM THE STATUS QUO COULD ANYONE EXPECT...
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Most football fans will, at some point, have wondered aloud whether the referee was drunk when he gave that penalty or missed that blatant foul. But in the case of a Belarusian referee last week, the fans' worst suspicions were proved completely right.
Sergei Shmolik was refereeing a Belarusian Premier League match between FC Vitebsk and FC Naftan Novopolotsk on July 5 when, during the second half, the crowd noticed that he had begun behaving strangely.
By the end of the match (which ended in a 1 – 1 draw) reports suggest that Shmolik was barely able to move. Following the final whistle, after complaining of 'back pain', he had to be helped from the field – a tricky process which seemingly involved him walking like Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean.
Shmolik was taken to hospital to receive treatment for his 'back pain' – where tests discovered that he had a high level of alcohol in his blood.
According to reports, the Football Federation of Belarus will have a disciplinary committee investigate Shmolik's behaviour.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Several days ago, a volcano that had been dormant for 9,000 years near the coast of Chile erupted spectacularly, hurling liquified metals and lightning many miles into the sky. The results, which you see here, are called a 'dirty thunderstorm,' and are quite rare. Nobody is certain what causes them, but according to National Geographic it's believed to be 'the result of rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in the plume colliding to produce static charges-just as ice particles collide to create charge in regular thunderstorms...or something...
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Michael Jackson's hopes of a pop comeback look little more than a pipedream after the frail superstar was spotted wheelchair bound. The fallen king of pop was a shadow of his former self as he made a masked trip to a toy store with his three children. Not yet 50, the singer resembled his close friend Elizabeth Taylor, 76, who is also ailing in a wheelchair. The shocking pictures comes as reports link him to a string of pop comebacks ranging from a duet with the New Kids On The Block and a mega bucks residency in Las Vegas. Jacko was accompanied by his three children, Prince Michael, 11, Paris, 10, and six-year-old Prince Michael II, to the Barnes & Noble toy store in Vegas. This time, however, it was Jackson who had his face hidden in a hat, sunglasses and surgeon's mask while his children unusually showed off their faces.
Jackson used a minder to ferry him into the store and was accompanied by an additional entourage of eight but wheeled himself around inside. Medics say Jackson is suffering from back injuries following a career of extreme dance moves. Others say his metal set of wheels are used as a prop.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Hear how a Wrongly jailed American man spent 26 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.
Walter Swift will tell his story this Friday night at the Imperial Hotel this Friday at 7.30pm
Speakers including Mr.James MacGuill, President of the Law Society, Walter Swift, exoneree and Niamh Gunn, Cork solicitor.
Walter Swift will share his experience of being wrongfully convicted at a fund-raiser in the Imperial Hotel this Friday. He was helped with the help of a Rochestown solicitor Niamh Gunn who worked on his case in America. She first encountered the case five years ago as a visiting Intern to New York where she worked with Barry Scheck, founder of the Innocence Project. The Innocence Project team convinced prosecutors in Detroit, to dismiss the rape charges based on a faulty identification by the victim and biological tests that showed Swift was not the attacker. Swift was released last month after spending 26 years in prison for a crime that he did not commit. The fundraiser has been organised by Gunn as the State of Michigan does not have any compensation in place for wrongful incarcerations.
Corporate event 7.30pm - 10.30pm Entertainment provided by the "Trinity Gospel Choir" followed by a charity auction including "All Blacks" tickets Corporate and club night €25, entrance 7.30pm
Club Night 10.30pm - 2am - Top DJ line up with Adrian Dunlea, Gozzy, Colm Kenefick and more.. Club night only €15, entrance 10.30pm
Purchase tickets at the Southern Law Library, Court house, Washington Street, Cork or online at www.walterswift.com Club tickets can be purchased on the door from 10.30pm
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Closer star Jude Law was unable to parlay his celebrity status into a closer spot at a London Radiohead concert over the weekend, much to his and his female's companion's dismay. The popular English actor had been able to get backstage at numerous concerts before, but Law ran into a bit of difficulty while explaining his situation to a group of roadies. The roadies were unfamiliar with his work and suggested that if he wanted to see the show from a better perspective, he should've gotten to the show earlier. Law turned back to his companion and said that his assistant must've forgotten to e-mail somebody and suggested that they watch the show like normal people. "Come on, it'll be a lark," Law was overheard saying.
Monday, July 7, 2008
Footage of French President Nicolas Sarkozy expressing irritation at a TV technician ahead of an interview has become an instant internet success. The video shows the employee clipping a microphone to Mr Sarkozy's tie, and not responding to a presidential "hello". "It's a question of manners," Mr Sarkozy is heard muttering. "When you're invited, you're entitled to have people say 'hello' to you". The video has drawn about 500,000 hits and was recorded last Monday, as Mr Sarkozy was waiting to be interviewed on France 3 television and released to left-wing news blog, Rue89. Mr Sarkozy is seen winking while complaining about the manners of the technician who appears not to have returned his greeting. At the end of the brief outburst, he appears to suggest the employee should not be working for state TV. Asked about the video, a spokesman for the presidency declined to comment. FR3 has condemned the "pirating" of the off-air footage and launched an inquiry. Mr Sarkozy has been caught several times in off-the-record videos posted on the web. One of them showed him at a farm show in February, swearing at a member of the public who refused to shake his hand.
THIS IS A FULLER LENGTH VERSION OF THE SAME WITH SOME FUNNY STUFF RIGHT AT THE END...
AND THIS ONE OF SARKOZY SEEMINGLY DRUNK AFTER WHAT MUST HAVE BEEN A LIQUID LUNCH WITH VLADIMIR PUTIN
THIS IS A FULLER LENGTH VERSION OF THE SAME WITH SOME FUNNY STUFF RIGHT AT THE END...
AND THIS ONE OF SARKOZY SEEMINGLY DRUNK AFTER WHAT MUST HAVE BEEN A LIQUID LUNCH WITH VLADIMIR PUTIN
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Who are the mysterious faceless beings who've been popping up at high profile events around London for the past few days?
They've appeared in the crowd at Wimbledon, at the Henley regatta, at Elton John's white tie ball, and at the opening of the Harrods summer sale. Some say they're celebrities who've grown tired of being recognised in public (unlikely). Some think it might be the latest round in the Anonymous group's absurdist protests against Scientology (probably not, as they favour V For Vendetta-style Guy Fawkes masks).
Some are lending their weight to the theory that they are, in fact, the first wave of an alien invasion, and that the big twist in this week's finale of Doctor Who will be the revelation that the series is actually a documentary. In fact, it looks a lot like a rather more mundane explanation – because the smart money is on it being a 'stealth marketing' effort by Lotus cars. The key bit of evidence is the website facelesspeople.com – which features nothing more than an enigmatic countdown (a rather hackneyed gimmick that buzz marketers still seem in love with), a Lotus badge, and a chance for you to give your contact details to Lotus. The date it could be counting down to is the day before the opening of the London motor show.