Archive for December, 2010

Did I tell you you’re Wonderful?

Posted in Music on December 8, 2010 by Johnnie

Adam Ant is my pop hero.  I think it’s fair to say he’s gone through something of a rough patch in the past few years and my heart goes out to him and his family.

All the same, he is still, at the age of 56, the most original, colourful and damned entertaining pop star we have left.  These gigs (with more to be announced) promise material from 1976 to date.  The last time I saw him (all of 15 years ago, in support of his last album, Wonderful), he played for almost three hours, playing all the hits and ending with an encore set of ancient b-sides.  It was, for all life-long devotees, breathtaking. I refuse to believe these gigs will be any different. Continue reading

It’s WAR on The Kiosk next Saturday…

Posted in Favourite Publications, Geeks, Radio on December 4, 2010 by Johnnie

At 11am on Saturday 11th December 2010 on Phantom 105.2 – It’s WAR as teams representing these two venerable publications lock horns in The Kiosk Quiz of the Year.

It promises to be a great competition – not only for the teams but for a lucky Kiosk listener. We have a great prize for one listener who correctly predicts the winner of the quiz: a €200 gift voucher from EASONS – The perfect place for all your gifts this Christmas. See the bottom of this post for more details.

Team Ticket vs Team Day & Night

“We’re going to MURDER them. And then laugh. Out loud. And point our fingers at them. And laugh again.” – Jim Carroll

“Jim who? He’ll be Off the Record after this.” – John Meagher

Jim Carroll vs. John Meagher

Sinéad Gleeson vs. Nialler9

Lauren Murphy vs. Eamon Sweeney

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