As one door closes, another one opens…

This is the first music competition sponsored by our gracious new voucher host: Curry’s PC World.

To celebrate, the question this week is: What’s your favourite song featuring phones or phone calls?

Here’s mine.

The winner will be chosen by my repair man and sent a €20 Currys PC World gift voucher (yes, twenty big ones).

Please include video links if possible.

Lines close SATURDAY 11am.

Nick says: Good luck.

Currys PC World

Earlier: Nick’s Gone All PC

Last night

Tuam campaigner Breeda Murphy and adoptee and activist Eunan Duffy on the reaction from survivors to the publication of the weighty if insubstantial Mother and Baby Home Report (top).

This is the sixth in a series of shows with Eunan and Breeda dealing with Mother and Baby Homes across the island of Ireland and the issues facing birth mothers and adoptees. All are available here.

Pic via Joe Duffy

Behold: the “Spirit Of Passion’ – a heavily customised art-deco take on the BMW R18 by German designer Dirk Oehlerking.

Beneath the shiny black carapace – complete with hand-made full fairing and mudguard, handlebars, integrated indicators, bespoke headlight and modified roadster-style exhaust – all the functional R18 systems remain intact.

You may also like the Blechmann R18, and the R9T.



This afternoon.

Via RITE [Ringsend and Irishtown Tidy Towns]:

Thanks to [Sinn Féin TD] Chris Andrews (top left) for sponsoring a receptacle for butts at one of our bus stops from Butts will be collected and recycled. No 2 will be in place shortly sponsored by local [SF] councillor Daniel Céithinn (top right)…

No johnnies.

Behold: the many interstellar dust clouds and glowing nebulae of the constellation of Orion. To wit:

One of the brightest, M78, is centred in this colourful, wide field view, covering an area north of Orion’s belt. At a distance of about 1,500 light-years, the bluish reflection nebula is around 5 light-years across. Its tint is due to dust preferentially reflecting the blue light of hot, young stars. Reflection nebula NGC 2071 is just to the left of M78. Flecks of emission from Herbig-Haro objects, energetic jets from stars in the process of formation, stand out against the dark dust lanes. The exposure also brings out the region’s fainter, pervasive reddish glow of atomic hydrogen gas.

(Image: Wes Higgins)


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