25 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

  1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    I think I will be going: my niece loves him.
    I watched a bit of his gig at Glastonbury. Hmm. He’s a nice guy. The songs are good. He’s obviously good with those loop things. But it was no craic: just a massive singalong.

    I was crying away watching Radiohead on Friday night. Nostalgia a go-go. HEH.

    By the way, what’s with those Alt-J guys? Jesus wept. Are they really a thing? I mean, I like pretentious crap as much as the next person, but holy moly. Desperate.

  2. Anomanomanom

    I’m not a huge fan, but the guy is talented at what he does. I mean is anyone going to say no to Glastonbury. It just didn’t suit his type of music.

  3. Frilly Keane

    I dunno lads
    I’d say Pearse Park might be the best venue of the four he’s penciled in for the Irish leg

    I’ll have to consult the boss otherwise it’ll be the d’Park
    and the Big Screen

  4. Murtles

    Mother Ireland. Ed puts an end to ticket touts so the hotel touts emerge.

    “It’s not a price increase, just a demand increase” they chirp

  5. Johnny Keenan

    Oh FFS!!!
    Ed Sheehan is obviously the most untalented chancer to ever pick up a guitar and make a profession out of it. And I’ve seen a lot of chancers with guitars. I could go into this in great detail but I don’t have enough time ATM.
    Basically it all started with Simon Cowell and the music business judging the new crop of morons. Anyone with any credibility knows this is where once credible talent goes to die.
    Now even though Ed didn’t come from one of these shows he is still endorsed by these money grabbing scumbags. This is why his banality is perpetuated over all media forms. He literally took the voice off Tracy Chapman but thankfully failed to steal her soul.
    If you want to hear something that really needs to sell out in Ireland go out and buy Tracy Chapmans second album ‘Crossroads’ and listen to it attentively. Especially the final track ‘All that you have is your soul’.

    I guarantee you every one knows an Irish act that would wipe the floor with Sheeran. Why aren’t we going crazy about our own home grown original organic talent???
    Here is one for ye to enjoy.
    And don’t tell me this ain’t class.
    Tae Lane ‘Wait For The Mornin’

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      I saw Tracy Chapman play live. I can’t remember who she was supporting but I think it might have been Prince in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Or was it Michael Jackson? Hmm. Anyway, it was too bright and too big a venue and she was a bit lost up there.

      1. Johnny Keenan

        In order to hear one has to listen.

        Check out this video of Tracy and her guitar ‘talkin bout a revolution’. It’s fair to say there is a stadium crowd watching on in awe love and respect.

        1. Brother Barnabas

          “In order to hear one has to listen.”

          I’m going to start saying that at home. Might add bee-atch to the end, just for ploppie-poops and giggles like.

          1. Johnny Keenan

            Feel free to Brother. A few eyebrows may be raised at first but after a while I bet you will be given as much respect as Mr Miyagi in the original Karate Kid. Hiiiiiii!!!

      2. Frilly Keane

        Well I saw Tracey Chapman in the Baggot Inn
        back when

        and t’was a right pain in the botty
        no smoking allowed and no one was allowed to the bar during her set
        and no talking or singing along was allowed either

        she does have great songs
        and she is a very special singer songwriter
        and that Crossroads album is savage

        but jaysus she’s miserable

        1. Johnny Keenan

          Ya can’t do that. Back handed compliments.
          This is a serious songwriter who deserves respect.

          Talking drinking singing. Where did ya think you were, at a Christy Moore gig?

          1. Frilly Keane

            Why not?
            The gig was in a smelly smokey bar venue
            I paid me few bob in
            Like a good customer

            Were we supposed to kiss her ring as well

          2. Johnny Keenan

            It’s not a GAA match. When your presence of real genius it’s better to shut the fupp up and appreciate the talent in the room is only on the stage.

            Were you one of the angry mob that attacked Cat Stevens in the point?
            I remember Gerry Ryan saying on the radio ‘one fan was so enraged she stood up and roared PLAY PEACE TRAIN OR I’LL FUPPIN KILL YA’!!!

    2. rotide

      You really do talk an immense amount of poopy plops.

      Selling pop to the masses did not start and end with Simon Cowell, Sheeran has nothing to do with any of that and you’ll find that plenty of people support homegrown acts right up until they become succesful and start to attract the ire of people like yourself (See Geldof, Bono, Van morrison etc)

      I’m not crazy about Ed Sheeran but each to their own and it’s patently clear he’s not ‘the most untalented chancer to ever pick up a guitar”. I seem to recall you being a stone roses fan (a band that I do like), have you ever seen them live? Ian Brown literally cannot sing a note to save his life. He never has been able to. Plenty of people would use this an an excuse to call him an untalented chancer, but we know different right?

  6. Johnny Keenan

    In these revolutionary times we need a soundtrack to capture the mode of the nation. Something like the ‘summer of love’ that took place 50 years ago.
    But instead of Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix we have Ed Sheeran and Nathan Carter being plugged collectively and repeatedly by corporate media and #RteBias.
    Am I the only one that thinks it’s crazy that Ed Sheeran could have 15 songs in the top 30 at the same time. This is 100% orchestrated by THEMAN

    At least we still have DAMO

    1. Frilly Keane

      But sur so had Daniel O’Donnell one time
      And he was removed from the UK Top of the Pops chart

    2. rotide

      Revolutionary times? FG getting elected twice in a row, vive la revolution

      No argument with Damo

  7. Johnny Keenan

    In relation a band we both like, The Stone Roses. When they released their first song in 21 years Ryan Tubridy said on his morning show on Rte Radio 1 that he and the crew listened to the new Stone Roses song and they didn’t like it. I accept that some peoples do not like the seminal sounds of The Stone Roses. However he should have followed up that statement with here it is and tell us what you think. He didn’t though. Therefor he became judge and jury on a song that he refused blatantly to let the listeners make up their own mind on.
    This is indicative of #RteBias.

    If you remember post 9/11 all the major corporate radio stations in America came together and compiled a list of songs that should not be played on radio at the risk of upsetting listeners. Imagine by John Lennon and wonderful world by Louis Armstrong were on that list. Enya on the other hand made millions in royalties.

    Here is that song that Ryan Tubridy and his crew found so bad. It’s about inclusion and OneLove. I know how that scares the shite out of the establishment

    All For One by The Stone Roses

    Peace Man

    1. I'm "alright" Jack. Mad Jack is on annual leave.

      Ryan Tubridy doesn’t need you to moderate his taste in music. Some would say that’s an example of #keenanbias.

    2. rotide

      You think that Tubridy making a comment about a song and not playing it is a sign of RTE Bias? You really do yourself no favors at all. I have no idea what that has to do with a terrorist event in another country but you clearly do.

      You seem like one of those people that spent years swearing there was alien landings and loch ness monsters and suddenly with the advent of the smartphone and the resulting cameras everywhere decided to find some new conspiracy to become obsessed with.

      PS That’s not a great stone roses song.

      1. Johnny Keenan

        Here listen your a sillypants that looks at a post and can’t bisect it as 2 different points. That’s why there is a paragraph ya fuppin doo-dah.
        You’re not worth engaging with and your not a Stone Roses fan. I have yet to meet a real Stone Roses fan I didn’t like.

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