South Dock, Ringsend, Dublin 4.
Pic by Nick
Cork-born Republic of Ireland international footballer David Meyler
I’m thinking of doing a 24hr charity stream in the next few days to raise money for the NHS & a hospital in Cork. Any ideas for me? I’m going to look through my stuff and see what shirts, boots etc I can find to giveaway but not 100% sure how to do it. Let me know your thoughts.
— David Meyler (@DavidMeyler) April 8, 2020
Luan Parle – Change Your Mind
Don’t you love it when a plan comes together?
Last month, Kilkenny-based singer/songwriter Luan Parle (top) came up with a novel way to promote the latest single from her album Never Say Goodbye.
“Plans to shoot a ‘regular’ music video for Change Your Mind were halted due to the onset of Covid 19. With a single release date looming, I had the thought of asking all of you to get involved and submit a video of you rocking out to the song from wherever you’re in isolation.
The results are sweet, heartwarming and funny. From 8 month old Penny to 106 year old Nancy, from New York and New Jersey to Wicklow and London…!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you all so much for all your fabulous, fun & creative videos. I cannot tell you how much joy it brought me putting it all together. Guaranteed to brighten up anyone’s day. Enjoy.”
Nick says: It’s going viral.
Previously: Parle Moi
Self isolators of the world unite!
A great and eerie video compilation of the global lockdown set to the melancholic strains of Morrisey singing Everyday is Like Sunday.
Come, Armageddon! Come!
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Previously: Sunday Drivers
— Aerial (@aerial_ie) April 6, 2020
The City Remains – The City Remains
Any Red House Painters fans in the house?
Then the new project by Liam Kirkpatrick and Paul McAllister should resonate with you.
Songwriter Kirkpatrick conjures melody and melancholy beautifully, and the London-set video captures the mood.
Nick says: Here comes a City.
Violet Gibson: this lady shoots fascists
On this day.
Irish woman Violet Gibson shoots [Benito] Mussolini in the nose as he walks among the crowd in the Piazza del Campidoglio in RomeBorn 1876, Dublin…Daughter of Irish lawyer/politician Baron Ashbourne…Lived rest of life in St. Andrew’s Hospital…Died 1956.