Fifty years ago today The Beatles went into the studio to create one of the most iconic songs of the sixties. Pat examines the creation of the inspirational Strawberry Fields Forever. Continue reading
Pat reviews Wexford-based multi-instrumentalist Jennifer Byrne’s new album Suitcase, and discovers a joyful album that goes far beyond the lazy description of “contemporary folk”.
Ever get frustrated with the blurry, pixelated videos that you occasionally get while using the YouTube app on the iPhone when watching via 3G? Well, my friend, frustrate yourself no longer. Here’s a little tip for you that will improve your viewing experience, and which doesn’t involve any of that nasty jailbreaking business either.
Simply go to Safari and type m.youtube.com into the address bar. When your desired video pops up you will see a nice little HQ button. Now you can watch your YouTube videos in lovely high quality while you are browsing via 3G.
Do note that viewing videos in this way will increase your data usage, so do be careful if you are on a limited data plan.
Well, I’ve finally decided to put to bed an almost five year long attempt at accurately translating the marvellous ‘Ne Me Quitte Pas’ by Belgian singer/songwriter Jacques Brel. Continue reading
Right, from the outset I have to state that I have done a bit of PR work for Satori Stream in the past. Now, don’t get me wrong. This is not some sort of lame attempt at journalistic integrity on my part – my integrity went out the window years ago! No, this is more a comment about my experiences with that “Cosmic Other” that is SatoriStreamWorld (Tm). Let me explain… Continue reading
Mention Dillard & Clark to most music aficionados and the best reaction you will probably get might just be a quizzical “huh?” and a slightly raised eyebrow. However, go on to tell your friend that the band contained members of The Byrds, The Eagles and The Flying Burrito Brothers, and then you might just get a far more enquiring, “Ooh”?
Oh, the snot has caked against my pants,
It has turned into crystal…
This was meant to be IT for Love. It was, after all, 1967, “The Summer of Love”. On Los Angeles’ legendary Sunset Strip a billboard was erected telling the psychedelically charged hippies below to “watch for the third coming of LOVE.” And emblazoned across this billboard was “that” iconic image, the members of Love formed into the shape of a human heart, suitably painted in mind bending colours. After claiming the L.A. club scene from the now highly successful Byrds, and following this success with two well received but poorly selling albums, Love were surely about to make it big…