Wednesday, August 31, 2011

to wtf? hip-hop from down under...

is this a joke? scarily enough i'm not so sure...check hilarious youtube comments here

from quality new (irish) hip-hop...

Alex Chiedu, under the guise Lecs Luther is a rapper from Dublin. This is a video from said rapper and if this is anything to go by we could have a very promising act here and hopefully more from Ireland can join him in as there are some decent raps act out there in the Irish undergrowth.

new fav song...cough syrup...young the giant

electro tent EP2011 friday night the potbelleez

Electro pop band The Potbeellez from Australia are returning to their homeland to headline the Electro Stage at Electric Picnic. The band was created by two Irish DJ/Producers David Greene (aka Dave Goode) and Jonny Murphy (aka Jonny Sonic). They moved to Australia in 2006 recorded some new songs, recruited two vocalists Blu & Ilan Kidron, were signed to Phat Planet Music Media and have gone from strength to strength ever since. The band are massive in Australia, they recently released their Platinum selling hit single “From the Music” (above) in Ireland - it’s a huge club anthem and is getting excellent air play. This is their first trip home and they are hugely excited to perform at the Electric Picnic and to do an intimate DJ set in The Kitchen Club in Dublin the following weekend.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

latest single & vid from queen of weirdness 'The Gagster' AKA Lady Gaga...

FAIL: 'goodwill' tour of China by US Uni basketball team ends in all-out brawl

as regards the 'goodwill' tour of China by US Uni Basketball team that you just heard about on Red on & watch!
SHANGHAI — The Georgetown men’s basketball team concluded its goodwill tour of China with a scrimmage against Taiwan here on Tuesday night, a trip that was marred by a brawl during an exhibition game last week against a Chinese military team.

Hoyas Coach John Thompson III, Georgetown’s players and university officials, though, have made every effort to move beyond the enmity in the immediate aftermath of Thursday night’s melee between Georgetown and the Bayi Rockets in what orig...inally was supposed to be the second game of a two-day event billed as the “China-US Friendship Basketball Match.”

“It was a unique experience that I’m glad we did,” Thompson said of the trip after an 83-64 victory over Taiwan at a gym next to the team hotel. “Time will tell, but I do think that we will see the benefits of this trip come January, February, March.”

Organizers originally intended for the excursion to provide the team an opportunity for athletic, cultural and educational exchange in the world’s most populous country. It also was designed to promote Georgetown’s brand internationally and allow alumni and supporters of the basketball program uncommon access to players and the coaching staff.

For instance, the Hoyas contingent toured politically and historically significant sites such as the Great Wall and Tiananmen Square during their stay in China’s capital, and the entire delegation was front and center for a surprise appearance from Vice President Biden, who was in Beijing for the start of economic talks in Asia.

Biden attended the opening game of the friendship matches on Wednesday at the Olympic Sports Center and spoke to the team in its makeshift locker room before tip-off. He then sat in the first row of the stands behind the Hoyas bench with, among others, university president Jack DeGioia and Paul Tagliabue, the former NFL commissioner who attended Georgetown.

At halftime, Biden shook hands with other alumni and supporters, and he spoke briefly to fans sitting in an adjoining section behind center court on his way out of the gym. The following night Georgetown played Bayi, and the game ended with 9 minutes 32 seconds to go in a benches-clearing free-for-all that included chair throwing and full plastic water bottles hurled at the players and coaches.

The next morning, Thompson and players Jason Clark and Hollis Thompson met privately with the Rockets coach and two players for a reconciliation discussion that Georgetown officials initiated. The meeting at Beijing Capital Airport included an exchange of an autographed basketball and Thompson inviting Chinese kids to the Hoyas summer basketball camp next year.

The team arrived in Shanghai on Friday unsure of what to expect and two days later played the Liaoning Dinosaurs, who like Bayi also are part of the professional Chinese Basketball Association. The incident-free game was considerably more representative of what Thompson and his players had envisioned when they came to China, and the events of the last five days, including a youth clinic and Thompson’s instructional session with local high school coaches, are what Georgetown has been emphasizing leading up to its departure Wednesday afternoon.

“Overall the trip has been great from a basketball perspective as well as just from a cultural perspective, getting a chance to see this country and learn about this country,” Thompson said. “It’s something that is invaluable.”

Monday, August 22, 2011

robbie scores but will claudine come out on top??

So 2 days after arriving and 20 mins into his first game for the Galaxy and Robbie's off the mark....the off-field battle of the wags (Claudine v Posh of course) is hotting up too just check this clip from TMZ (featuring Cork's own Peter O'Riordan if you don't mind)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

modern day 'cyber-voyagers' here's how the hype went back in the day...

'cyber truck stops called websites...' LOLZ

behind the scenes at the sold-out katy perry california dreams tour..

wow she look different without all the slap...
August 17, 2011 — New York, NY — With her current single “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” ascending to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart this week, global pop superstar Katy Perry ties with Michael Jackson to become the second artist in the 53-year-history of the Hot 100 chart to produce five No. 1 singles off the same album. Katy is the first female, and only living artist to accomplish this feat.

holy crap spanish super cup (barca v real) kicks off season in acrimonious fashion...

pretty much how the last one finished too...just how much do they hate each other???

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

watch out banksy's about...

on the wall of crawford art gallery downtown cork city centre...(T&C's: probably not bansky....still tho)