Last week, with an electrifying €20 Currys PC World gift voucher on offer, I asked you to name your favourite song featuring phones or phone calls. This was mine.
You dialled in in your dozens.
But there could be only winning caller.
Telephone Road by Steve Earle
Charger Salmons writes:
‘The first time I heard this I was driving down a two-lane blacktop in a big fat old Buick just as dawn rose on a big sky Texas. I had a fresh pack of Winston, a big steaming cup of black coffee and the future Lady Charger asleep in the passenger seat.This track just made perfect driving music.I particularly love the wailing Hammond organ.
I was delivering a car from upstate New York to the West Coast.The company involved gave you five days to make the trip, a certain mileage to do it in and the first tank of gas. Didn’t cost me a thing except the gas to get across and cheap roadside motels. It was the cheapest way to cross America on someone else’s dime. It was only later that I found out the real Telephone Road was only a few hundred miles away in the same state.’
Answering Machine by The Replacements
Stephen Moran writes:
‘Yes the technology may be defunct but the sense of desperation is timeless .Singing into the void of the answering machine static, Westerberg bleeds out with just guitar in hand over the voicemail. “How can you say I’m lonely to an answering machine” showing that regardless of the communication medium, life remain the same: full of heart and heartbreak.’
I’ve Got Your Number Written On The Back Of My Hand by The Jags
Muchacho Gordo-Delgado writes:
‘This is how you used to remain in touch with someone you “met” on a night out.’
Saint Sister featuring Lisa Hannigan – The Place That I Work
There’s more to life than books, you know – but not much more.
“Atmosfolk” duo Morgan MacIntyre (top sitting in white), from Belfast and Gemma Doherty (seated in black), from Derry, aka Saint Sister have teamed up with kindred spirit Lisa Hannigan (top at back) for this single in aid of the Dublin Simon Community.
The video is by Algorithm and directed by Kev Freeney and was shot in the iconic Winding Stair bookshop on Dublin’s Ormond Quay.
Just when you thought you’d seen it all. A prototype hand sensor Face Shield, detects movement and opens up so you can eat. Absolute PEAK STUPIDITY. Long Live the Imbeciles 💥👊 pic.twitter.com/BYdwcNvz75
Planning application submitted to An Bord Pleanala for 1,005 apartments in 3 blocks ranging from 8 to 45 storeys on a 1.1 hectare site at City Block 9 on North Wall Quay, Dublin 1 (North Lotts). While its unlikely to be built in its current form due to Docklands SDZ’s onerous height limits, it does seem likely a version of this will be constructed at some stage in future whether this is through waiting for a change in the SDZ or abolishing the SDZ.