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Scenes from Tullow, Co Carlow on Tuesday morning

Further to Carlow Weather guy Alan O’Reilly (him off the telly!) breaking his drone…

And setting up a successful GoFundMe campaign to replace it…

Alan, who provides weather forecasts to the nation for nada, is now back in the sky.

Follow Alan on Twitter here and Facebook here

Previously: Getting Alan’s Eye Back In The Sky

From top: Carlow Weather guy Alan O’Reilly; his broken drone

We’re calling it the Alan Parsons O’Reilly Project.

Much-followed Carlow Weather guy Alan O’Reilly (him off the telly!) has broken his drone.

And he’s set up a GoFundMe page to help him replace it.

Alan, who provides his forecasting to the nation for nothing, requires 1450 lids to fly again.

He writes:

“Sadly my old drone hit the rocks and I’m to to replace it so I can continue to share photos from the air…”

Anyone?

Carlow Weather Drone (GoFundMe)

The fishing village of Houtouwan on the Chinese island of Shengshan – abandoned due to depleted fishing supply in the 1990s but still minimally inhabited and popular as a ‘ghost town’ tourist destination. Explored here on foot and by drone by photographers Joe Nafis and Dave Tacon.

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A short by Paul Trillo shot entirely (in one unbroken 10 minute take) by drone. The result is a uniquely menacing vision of one man’s public breakdown in full sight of his neighbours. To wit:

The entire shot was pre-visualized in CInema4D using 3D actors and computer generated voices. The camera operator and drone pilot then had to memorize everything beat for beat according to the script.

Here’s how it was made.

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WRY MYRRHappearing from the ether shortly

What you may need to know…

01. Comprised of composer/GASH Collective organiser Ellen King, and composer/Crevice member Irene Buckley, WRY MYRRH offers a sparse take on improv electronics, with sinister, brooding drone and noise inflections.

02. Debuting in January of this year at Cork’s Community Print Shop, the duo have since shared a stage with Sophie Cooper and the Tor Invocation Band.

03. Streaming above is TWO, one of two pieces currently uploaded to the project’s Soundcloud. Stay with it to the end.

04. Making an infrequent appearance at MMOTHS’ upcoming Cork date at the Triskel on the 30th, alongside Underling.

VERDICT: As exploratory as it is unsettling, WRY MYRRH’s minimalist improv is likely another experience again when immersed in it in a live situation.

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