Thank Heavens For Jolly Japes

japeloreanaHeartfelt congratulations to that bastion of pop excellence, and all-round nice man, Richie Egan AKA Jape, who was crowned winner of the 2008 Choice Music Prize at Vicar Street last night for his essential album Ritual.  It’s not only a thoroughly deserved win, it’s unlikely to be received as begrudgingly by the blogging community as last year’s surprise Choice, Super Extra Bonus Party – especially considering the hysterical furore ‘n’ fuming that erupted when this year’s shortlist was first announced in mid-January.  In that sense, congrats must also go to the judging panel for simply getting it right this year – it can’t have been easy.

Jape photo by Loreana Rushe

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