Sunday, September 24, 2006

Carr's Cocktail Shack - Online Today

T'was online last week, but I wasn't sure until right at showtime.

There was a siting of Eamon Carr on the ChoiceFM webcam last week! I've been hoping to see him enjoying a Quickie myself, but not had much luck yet.

Thursday, September 7, 2006

Barry McCabe's Beyond the Tears - with Johnny Fean

From Barry McCabe's newsletter:

OK, 48 hours to go - and then the pre-order period for "Beyond The
Tears" will be over!! So you STILL have 48 hours to avail of our special
2-for-1 offer!!

To remind you, here's what the deal contains.

* you get an extra CD for FREE with EVERY CD you buy.
you buy 1 CD you get 2 in the post. You buy 2 CDs you get 4 CDs in the
post. It will show as 1 item in the CD Baby basket but it's really 2 -
and you only have to pay postage on 1.

* The FREE CD is EXACTLY the same as the 'main' CD. It's not a slimmed down version, it isn't marked promo or anything like that, it has the full colour 12 page booklet, etc. It's EXACTLY the same.

* ALL CD's are AUTOGRAPHED - that includes the FREE CD.

* you WILL get the 2-for-1 deal if you order via CD Baby. Some people
seemed to think you'd only get that deal if you ordered via my site.
Not so.

* we will guarantee this offer for another 48 hours. After that we'll
have to see if we continue with it or not. Part of me certainly wants to but
we'll just have to review the complete situation and take everyone's
opinion on board.

OK, you can pre-order here

or here

Here's what U2's production manager had to say about the CD. Now if
THAT doesn't convince you then I don't know what will!! :)


"Now listening to the album for the third time. No doubt, this is your
most mature work to date. "Trouble" blew my mind. If I close my eyes I think this is what Horslips could have sounded like if they had kept going, but they didn't and you did, and have produced a cracker of a song.

"The Sunset Waltz" is a masterpiece. "Catch me if you can", "Rollin", "In the dead of Night", all excellent. If the Stones at this stage of their career produced songs of this quality, they would be hailed as geniuses.

There is a wonderful mood to the album, and you hear that in all the playing. Guitars, Hammond, harp, accordion throughout the album are beautifully blended and sit perfectly within the songs. It will sit right along side Mick Taylor's - Leather Jackets in my collection

Guess what McCabe, you've found what you're looking for. Good lad. It's been a road worth travelling."

Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Mein damen und herren, madames et monsieurs, Cats and Kitties!

Sunday, September 10:

The Shack is Back!

(Image is shaken not stirred over at the Three Button Deluxe Lounge)

Cue the conga drums:

Let us put man and woman together
And see which one is smarter
Some say man, but I say no
The woman got the man like a puppet show

It ain't me, it's the people that say
The men are leadin' the women astray
But I say that the women today
Are smarter than man in every way
Well that's right, the women are smarter
That's right, the women are smarter

Little boy sat down and cried
An old man passin' asking him why, he said
I can't do what the big boys do
Old man sat down and he cried too

Ain't me, it's the people that say
The men are leadin' the women astray
But I say, that the women today
Are smarter than man in every way

Classic Shack with Lola the Vamp

You'll be seeing much 'more' of Lola and her friends this season! So set your dial for 92.1 Choice FM in Dublin and get ready for Season Two of the show that 'bares' all!