It’s a frankly unbelievable 25 years since the late, great Jeff Buckley released his debut album Grace.

In fact, on the day it came out Jeff played an unforgettable show (top) in Whelan’s of Wexford Street, Dublin 2.

To mark the occasion there will be a special tribute show in the same venue featuring the same house band who recently played a blinder at the Elliott Smith tribute gig.

To be in with a chance of winning my free TWO tickets to I Heart Jeff Buckley on Friday August 23, simply tell me below what your favourite Jeff Buckley song or memory is.

The winner will be chosen by my talking rabbit.

Lines close at 5.15pm EXTENDED until 10.45pm.

Nick says: Good luck!

Jeff Buckley Tribute Night

‘The Railrodder’ (1965) directed by Gerald Potterton and produced by the National Film Board of Canada, was Buster Keaton’s last silent movie. The comedian, writer, producer and stunt performer died at the age of 70 the following year.

As “the railrodder”, Keaton crosses Canada from east to west on a railway track speeder. True to Keaton’s genre, the film is full of sight gags as our protagonist putt-putts his way to British Columbia. Not a word is spoken throughout, and Keaton is as spry and ingenious at fetching laughs as he was in the old days of the silent slapsticks.

In the documentary ‘Buster Keaton Rides Again’ (above), Keaton – resting in the specially appointed railway coach where he and his wife Eleanor lived during filming – talks (yes, talks) about the movie.

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Real Nazi or provocateur?

Further to Hitlerian shenanigans at Google’s Dublin HQ last weekend.

Whose side was he on?

Via Gearóid Murphy:

A Hitler salute was given ostensibly on the Nationalist side. But was it actually a Nazi, or an agent provocateur plant put there to discredit the growing anti-censorship Nationalist movement in Ireland?

I go through what happened that day and hopefully make a reasonable and convincing case for the latter. Let me know what you think….

Previously: Roll Out The Barrow