Friday, 29 May 2009

Fartist vote: Jazz Vs Country

Jazz won by just two votes, at least the cowboys will have some new material!

Playlist 29 May 2009 Friday

6.30 - 7
Waiting For That Day George Michael
Waiting [Reprise] George Michael
Soul Free George Michael

7 - 8
Whatever Gets You Through The Day The Radio
Crazy Patsy Cline
Cantaloop Island Us3
Bird On A Wire Willie Nelson
The Lady Is A Tramp Ella Fitzgerald
The Devil Went Down to Georgia The Charlie Daniels Band
Good Nyooz Soweto Kinch
Losing My Religion R.E.M.
Rawhide Frankie Laine
Take Five Dave Brubeck
You're Still The One Shania Twain
Summertime Billie Holiday

8 - 9
Leaving on a Jetplane John Denver
Emergency On Planet Earth Jamiroquai
Drop Kick Me Jesus Bobby Bare
Watermelon Man Herbie Hancock
Coward Of The County Kenny Rogers
Find the River R.E.M.
Sinnerman (Felix da Housecat's Heavenly House Mix) Felix da Housecat & Nina Simone
Okie From Muskogie Merle Haggard
Let's Get Lost Chet Baker
Standing Outside The Fire Garth Brooks

9 - 10
Rose Rouge (Radio Edit) St. Germain
Jackson Johnny Cash
Bullitt Lalo Schifrin
I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow Soggy Bottom Boys feat. Dan Tyminski
Private Sunshine Ashley Slater's
Stand By Your Man Tammy Wynette
Nightswimmer R.E.M.
Freddie Freeloader Miles Davis
9 To 5 Dolly Parton
Teenage Kicks (The Undertones) Nouvelle Vague
Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbel

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Playlist 28 May 2009 Thursday

6.30 - 7
She's So Lovely Scouting For Girls
Isn't She Lovely Stevie Wonder
My Lovely Man Red Hot Chili Peppers
Where Do You Go to (My Lovely) Peter Sarstedt
My Lovely Horse The Divine Comedy
Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love) (From The De-Lovely Soundtrack) Alanis Morissette
To Be Loved Joan As Police Woman
Your Lovely Face Julia Fordham

7 - 8
Whatever Gets You Through The Day The Radio
Nobody's Baby Now Nick Cave
Valerie The Zutons
Cosmic Dancer (Billy Elliot) Marc Bolan & T.Rex
When Doves Cry Prince
Sinnerman (Felix da Housecat's Heavenly House Mix) Felix da Housecat & Nina Simone
Out Of This Autamata
Everybody Hurts R.E.M.
Over & Over Hot Chip
Sunlight The 4 Of Us
Buffalo Stance Neneh Cherry
Tropicalia Beck

8 - 9
Red Right Hand Nick Cave
Big City Life Mattafix
Can't get you out of my Head Kylie
Ain't Gonna Rain Anymore Nick Cave
Orange Crush R.E.M.
Policy Of Truth Depeche Mode
New Killer Star David Bowie
Tiny Dancer Elton John

9 - 10
Do You Love Me? Nick Cave
Octopus's Garden The Beatles
This Is An Emergency The Pigeon Detectives
Your Pretty Smile Damien Dempsey
Harvest Neil Young
Honky Tonk Women The Rolling Stones
What's The Frequency, Kenneth? R.E.M.
Dog House Boogie Seasick Steve
Promises Eric Clapton
Angel Massive Attack
Handlebars Flobots

Mmmmm... Buffalo Wings

Live Driver Inigo sent us in the E&C Buffallo Wings Recipe. If you're not familiar with them, they're delicious and moreish, with just the right ammount of spicy kick. Try them out and let us know how you got on.

Hey guys.

Note: A lot of credit is due to the various contributors to the E&C
wings thread on, especially 'Ballyman' for identifying
Franks as the key ingredient.

36 chicken wing pieces (one wing makes 2 pieces - the "flat" and the "drum")
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
Mug of flour

1 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar (or balsamic cider vinegar if you can get it)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter
6 tablespoons Frank’s Original Hot Sauce – Available from most Tescos
and Fallon & Byrne – Don’t buy the pre-mixed buffalo wing sauce!

Blue cheese dressing or sour cream

1. Preheat oven to 210 Celsius.

2. Cut whole wings into two pieces and remove the wing tip. In a bowl
toss the wings with the oil, and salt. Place into a large plastic
shopping bag, and add the flour and cayenne pepper. Shake to coat
evenly. Remove wings from the bag, shaking off excess flour, and
spread out evenly on an oiled cookie sheet or similar. Bake for about
20 minutes, turn the wings over, and cook another 20 minutes, or until
the wings are cooked through and crispy. Wings can also be deep-fried
if you prefer.

3. While the wings are baking, mix all the ingredients for the sauce
in a pan, and over a very low heat melt them together, stirring
constantly - don't let the butter separate, and then turn off. You can
adjust the amount of butter in the mix to suit your own taste/heat
tolerance - E&C use a LOT of butter.

4. After the wings are cooked, transfer to a large mixing bowl. Pour
the sauce over the hot wings and toss with a spoon or spatula to
completely coat.

5. Serve with dipping sauce, french fries sprinkled with garlic salt
and a beer. And celery if you’re into that sort of thing.

6. Gorge yourself.

(E&C actually deep fry the wings, but the above version is easier to
do at home.)

Let Love In - Nick Cave

Let Love In” is the eighth studio album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, released in April 1994. It contains all of the elements that make Cave and his band great; love, death, the blues, booze and murder, and yet it is also more accessible than some of their other work. Although several masterpieces of gothic imagery abound, this album, for the most part, focuses on love.
The two versions of “Do You Love Me?” star as the bread in this dark musical sandwich, a chilling look at child prostitution and reportedly based on what Cave observed while living in Brazil. The compulsory piano-led love ballad of course also features in the form of “Nobody’s Baby”. “Jangling Jack” is a cheerful tale of death and bar-room brawling. “Lay Me Low” sees Cave musing on his eventual end with his own unique irony and black humour. “Loverman”, with its demonic fury, is perhaps best known by many as one of the stand-out tracks from Metallica’s “Garage Inc.” covers album. The (nearly) title track, “I Let Love In”, paints a bleak picture of the darkness, pain and frustrations that often accompany the most overused word in any song; ‘love’. The album’s highlight is easily the creepily-catchy “Red Right Hand”. Cave’s songs have been sadder on some albums, or have been grubbier in production on others, but on the whole “Let Love In” hasn’t been bettered. Cave is on searing form both lyrically and vocally, and the Bad Seeds have never sounded this electrifying. Flooded with emotions, this album is hard-hitting, powerful and reveals all its charms and nuances after repeated listens. If ever there was a record that will lead you to pursue other releases in an artist’s catalogue, this is the one.

  1. “Do You Love Me?” – 5:56
  2. “Nobody’s Baby Now” – 3:52
  3. “Loverman” – 6:21
  4. “Jangling Jack” – 2:47
  5. Red Right Hand”– 6:10
  6. “I Let Love In” – 4:14
  7. “Thirsty Dog” – 3:48
  8. “Ain't Gonna Rain Anymore” – 3:46
  9. “Lay Me Low” – 5:08
  10. “Do You Love Me? (Part 2)” – 6:12

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

This morning's winners were...

Ena and Paul, who are heading off to see Scott Matthews in Whelans tomorrow night, and Kevin, Joan, Ronan, James and Jarod who will be going to the Secret Castle of Magic in the West Wood club in Clontarf this Friday. Congrats to all of you!

Playlist 27 May 2009 Wednesday

6.30 - 7
Private Investigations Dire Straits
Private Sunshine (Big Lounge Album Mix by Carmen Rizzo) Ashley Slater's
Private Dancer Tina Turner
Private Life Grace Jones
In Private Dusty Springfield
Private Idaho The B-52's

7 - 8
Whatever Gets You Through The Day The Radio
Driving Sideways Aimee Mann
Wake Up The Arcade Fire
Chicago Sufjan Stevens
Knockin' On Heaven's Door Antony & The Johnsons
Janie's Got A Gun Aerosmith
Man On The Moon R.E.M.
My Moon My Man Feist
Elusive Scott Matthews
I Want to Be the Boy to Warm Your Mother's Heart The White Stripes
Help Me Rhonda The Beach Boys

8 - 9
Big In Japan Alphaville
The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (With All Your Power) The Flaming Lips
Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen) Baz Luhrmann
Sexy Sadie The Beatles
Abracadabra The Steve Miller Band
The One I Love R.E.M.
Hong Kong Garden Siouxsie And the Banshees
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right Bob Dylan
Old Town Phil Lynott

9 - 10
You're So Vain Carly Simon
It's Business Time Flight Of The Conchords
Deadbeat Club The B-52's
Say Hello Wave Goodbye David Gray
It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) R.E.M.
Romeo and Juliet Dire Straits
Alison Elvis Costello
Born In The U.S.A Bruce Springsteen
Political Science Randy Newman
Heavy Cross Gossip

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

And the winners are...

The winners of this morning's Scott Matthews competition were Owen and Noel. Tune into the show tomorrow morning for another chance to win tickets!

Playlist 26 May 2009 - Tuesday

6.30 - 7
Stranger in Paradise Tony Bennett
Paradise Is Here Tina Turner
Pastime Paradise Stevie Wonder
Future Love Paradise Seal
Rainin' In Paradise Neil Young
Paradise City Guns N' Roses

7 - 8
Whatever Gets You Through The Day The Radio
Paisley Park Prince
Chemtrails Beck
Rip Her To Shreds Blondie
I'm A Pilot Fanfarlo
Behave Charlotte Hatherley
You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart Eurythmics
Golden Star My Brightest Diamond
Electrolite R.E.M.
Desecration Smile Red Hot Chili Peppers
Jive Talkin' Bee Gees
Island In The Sun Weezer
Anyone Else But You The Moldy Peaches

8 - 9
Goodbye Stranger Supertramp
Obessions Marina & The Diamonds
Elusive Scott Matthews
All These Things That I've Done The Killers
Radio Free Europe R.E.M.
Fly Away Lenny Kravitz
Falling Slowly Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
Boys of Summer Don Henley

9 - 10
Baker Street Jerry Rafferty
Challengers The New Pornographers
Evident Utensil Chairlift
California Girls The Beach Boys
Drive R.E.M.
You're Unbelievable EMF
Free Fallin' Stevie Nicks
Hurricane Bob Dylan

Monday, 25 May 2009

Playlist 25 April 2009 - Monday

6.30 - 7
Cyprus Avenue Van Morrison
Virginia Avenue Tom Waits
Manhattan Avenue Nellie McKay
Electric Avenue Eddy Grant
42 West Avenue Cashier No.9
Chok-A-Block Avenue Barrio Jazz Gang

7 - 8
Whatever Gets You Through The Day The Radio
Sittin' On Top Of The World Lenny Kravitz
Rattlesnakes Lloyd Cole & the Commotions
Don't Speak No Doubt
Spacewalk Lemon Jelly
Obessions Marina & The Diamonds
Peaches The Presidents of the United States of America
Moral Kiosk R.E.M.
Dust Devil Madness
Crazy Alanis Morissette
Elusive Scott Matthews
Pale Shelter Tears For Fears
A&E (Single Version) Goldfrapp

8 - 9
Digging Your Scene The Blow Monkeys
Ride It On Mazzy Star
Get Miles Gomez
Falling Slowly Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
Nightswimmer R.E.M.
Beat It Michael Jackson
Something In My Way Gemma Hayes
I Try Macy Gray
Evident Utensil Chairlift

9 - 10
Myriad Harbour The New Pornographers
Embrace (featuring Ladyhawke) PNAU
The Turn Stace Gill
Channel Z The B-52's
Rockferry Duffy
Losing My Religion R.E.M.
The Muppet Show Theme Muppets
Welcome to the Jungle Guns N' Roses
Big Yellow Taxi Joni Mitchell
Purple Haze Jimi Hendrix
Main Title from Star Wars John Williams
You're the one that I want John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John

Friday, 22 May 2009

Fartist Vote May 22nd

R.E.M. V Green Day

R.E.M. won with 51% of the vote
Green Day took it badly
Watch that mascara boys!

Wired wrong!

Playlist 22 May 2009 Friday

6.30 - 7
Tenderness Paul Simon
Tenderly Muppets
Try a little tenderness The Commitments
Sugar Sugar The Archies
Sugar And Spice Madness
Sugar Cathy Davey
A Spoonful of Sugar Julie Andrews

7 - 8
Whatever Gets You Through The Day The Radio
American Idiot Green Day
The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite R.E.M.
Saturdays Cut Copy
Do Or Die Grace Jones
In The Year 2525 Zager And Evans
Tomorrow's Just Another Day Madness
Hernando's Hideaway The Johnston Brothers
Stop Me If You Think You`ve H The Smiths
John Dunbar Theme (Dances With Wolves) Hollywood Bowl Orch./John Mauceri
Straight Lines Silverchair

8 - 9
Night And Day Frank Sinatra
Shiny Happy People R.E.M.
Wake Me Up When September Ends Green Day
Wired For Sound Cliff Richard
One Day Like This Elbow
Yesterday's Men Madness
I'm A Pilot Fanfarlo
Spinning The Wheel George Michael
Here Comes Your Man The Pixies

9 - 10
Grey Day Madness
Basket Case Green Day
Stand R.E.M.
Rockit Herbie Hancock
Crazy Gnarls Barkley
Dust Devil Madness
42 West Avenue Cashier No.9
Istanbul (Not Constantinople) They Might Be Giants
War of Words (single) The Blizzards
Good Riddance Green Day

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Playlist 21 May 2009 Thursday

6.30 - 7
Nightblindness David Gray
Blinded By The Light Manfred Mann
She Blinded Me With Science Thomas Dolby
Yes, I Am Blind Morrissey
Blind Talking Heads

7 - 8
Whatever Gets You Through The Day The Radio
Teardrop Newton Faulkner
The Prayer Bloc Party
She Talks To Angels (30 sec intro) The Black Crowes
Blind (feat. Antony Hegarty) Hercules & Love Affair
Burning Of The Midnight Lamp Jimi Hendrix
Swan Lake Madness
Cannonball The Breeders
One's Second Thoughtlessness Madness
Mrs. Robinson Simon & Garfunkel
Nightrocker The Chalets
One More Cup Of Coffee Bob Dylan
Coffee & TV Blur

8 - 9
Night Boat To Cairo Madness
Papa don't Preach Madonna
Something To Save George Michael
A Design For Life Manic Street Preachers
Rainbow Child Dan Reed Network
Across 110th Street Bobby Womack
Bed And Breakfast Man Madness
Fade Into You Mazzy Star
Dust Devil Madness
Breathe Deeper The Mescalitas
Livin' On A Prayer Bon Jovi

9 - 10
One Step Beyond... Madness
Solid Gold Easy Action Marc Bolan & T.Rex
Pride (in the name of Love) U2
The Return of the Los Palmas 7 Madness
Time To Pretend MGMT
Elusive Scott Matthews
True No. 9 Blues (True Romance) Golden Silvers
Wide Open Space Mansun
Land Of Hope And Glory Madness
America Neil Diamond
The Prince Madness

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Madness - One Step Beyone

Released in 1979 the début album by Madness does exactly what it says on the tin!

Track Listing

  1. "One Step Beyond" - 2:18 (Campbell)
  2. "My Girl" - 2:44 (Barson)
  3. "Night Boat to Cairo" - 3:31 (Barson, McPherson)
  4. "Believe Me" - 2:28 (Barson, Hasler)
  5. "Land of Hope and Glory" - 2:57 (Foreman, Thompson)
  6. "The Prince" - 3:18 (Thompson)
  7. "Tarzan's Nuts" - 2:24 (Barson)
  8. "In the Middle of the Night" - 3:01 (McPherson, Foreman)
  9. "Bed and Breakfast Man" - 2:33 (Barson)
  10. "Razor Blade Alley" - 2:42 (Thompson)
  11. "Swan Lake" - 2:36 (Tchaikovsky arr. Barson)
  12. "Rockin' in A-flat" - 2:29 (Wurlitzer)
  13. "Mummy's Boy" - 2:23 (Bedford)
  14. "Madness" - 2:38 (Campbell)
  15. "Chipmunks Are Go!" - 0:51 (Smyth)

You're a Winner!

Congratulations to Colleen and David who are heading off to see Jape play in the Button Factory this Saturday!

Playlist 20 May 2009 Wednesday

6.30 - 7
Sometimes Bessie Jones
Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometimes Beck
Charlotte Sometimes The Cure
Sometimes I'm Happy Joni Mitchell

7 - 8
Whatever Gets You Through The Day The Radio
All I Need Air
Mushaboom Feist
Teardrop Newton Faulkner
Imagine John Lennon
Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Paper Aeroplane Angus & Julia Stone
Michael Caine Madness
Hallelujah Jeff Buckley
The Devil's Crayon Wild Beasts
Gigantic Pixies
Comfortably Numb Pink Floyd

8 - 9
The Turn Stace Gill
Dust Devil Madness
Christopher And Anthony Jape
Wish Upon A Dog Star Satellite Party
Driving In My Car Madness
True No. 9 Blues (True Romance) Golden Silvers
Farewell to the Fairground White Lies
Rose Rouge (Radio Edit) St. Germain

9 - 10
Don't Look Back Madness
Paris Is Burning (Original) Ladyhawke
One Day Like This Elbow
Saturdays Cut Copy
House Of Fun Madness
Livin' On A Prayer Bon Jovi
Don't Stop Fleetwood Mac
Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana
On The Town Madness
Rockit Herbie Hancock

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

May 2009 Tuesday Paylist

6.30 - 7
This Is My Song Petula Clark
This Is My Love Hercules & Love Affair
This is M Life Shirley Bassey
This Is My Last Affair Billie Holiday
This Is Music The Verve
This Is Love P J Harvey
This is Jazz Miles Davis

7 - 8
Whatever Gets You Through The Day The Radio
This Is a Low Blur
These Are Days 10,000 Maniacs
The Turn Stace Gill
Baba O'Riley The Who
The Tide Is High Blondie
Red Right Hand Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Dust Devil Madness
Money Can't Buy It Annie Lennox
Paper Planes M.I.A.
Get It On Marc Bolan & T.Rex
Let It Rain Eric Clapton

8 - 9
Born Slippy (Nuxx) Underworld
The Drowners Suede
These Stones Will Shout Raconteurs
My Favourite Game The Cardigans
Find My Baby Moby
The Sun and the Rain Madness
Deeper Underground Jamiroquai
Bohemian Like You The Dandy Warhols
This is the Dream of Win and Regine Final Fantasy

9 - 10
Roadrunner The Modern Lovers
Numb [June 1993] U2
Break On Through The Doors
Tightrope Yeasayer
A Dustland Fairytale The Killers
Shut Up Madness
Television, the Drug of the Nation The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
Fake Empire The National
Freeway Aimee Mann
Christopher And Anthony Jape
I Want You To Know Charlotte Hatherley
Ride On Christy Moore

Monday, 18 May 2009

Playlist 18 may 2009 Monday

6.30 - 7
The Sun and the Rain Madness
Raining In My Heart Buddy Holly
It's Raining Again Supertramp
Raining Revolution Arrested Development
Here Comes The Sun The Beatles
Sundress Ben Kweller
Soak Up The Sun Sheryl Crow

7 - 8
Whatever Gets You Through The Day The Radio
The Air That I Breathe The Hollies
I Walk On Gilded Splinters Paul Weller
A Hard Day's Night The Beatles
Wandering Star Portishead
Dead Heart Midnight Oil
Sing For Your Supper Cathy Davey
Song 2 Blur
Night Boat to Cairo Madness
Downtown Petula Clark
Step On Happy Mondays
Human The Killers
I Work For The Government Empire State Human
Over And Over Hot Chip

8 - 9
Canta Lo Sentimental Omara Portuondo
The Great Defector Bell X1
No Cars Go The Arcade Fire
Songbird Iain Archer
(Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon
Uncle Sam Madness
Fairytale Alexander Rybak
The Turn Stace Gill
Let's Light Fires Dark Room Notes
Slow Country Gorillaz

9 - 10
Red Dirt Girl Emmylou Harris
Pink (The South Beach Mix) Aerosmith
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again Cat Power
I Love Rock and Roll Joan Jett
Mr Bellamy Paul McCartney
Don't Look Back Madness
I Was A Man Jape
Why Does It Always Rain On Me? Travis
Going Underground The Jam
Edge Of Seventeen Stevie Nicks
Buckets Of Rain Bob Dylan
Let It Rain Eric Clapton

Friday, 15 May 2009

Playlist 15 May 2009 Friday

6.30 - 7
Tenderness Paul Simon
Tenderly Muppets
Try a little tenderness The Commitments
Tender is the Night Jackson Browne
Legal Tender The B-52's

7 - 8
Get Up Stand Up Bob Marley & The Wailers
Driving In My Car Madness
Tender Blur
Holiday Joan As Police Woman
Scartissue Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Golden Age TV On The Radio
You Can Call Me Al Paul Simon
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay Otis Redding
Zombie The Cranberries
Rudi, A Message To You The Specials
November Rain Guns N' Roses

8 - 9
Stairway to heaven Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Baggy Trousers Madness
Stir It Up Bob Marley And The Wailers
Go To Hell Nina Simone
Hearts and Bones Paul Simon
Proud Mary Tina Turner
Weak Skunk Anansie
Old Town Phil Lynott

9 - 10
House Of Fun Madness
Could You be Loved Bob Marley And The Wailers
9 To 5 Dolly Parton
Stolen Car Beth Orton
Loves Me Like a Rock Paul Simon
Let Go Frou Frou
Strange Overtones David Byrne and Brian Eno
Redemption Song Bob Marley & The Wailers

Mmmm food...

Congratulations to Sinead, Martha and Owen who all won a meal for two in Darwin's on Aungier Street, courtesy of Dublin City Soul Festival and

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Fartist May15th

Ladies and Gentlemen for your consideration this morning...


Bob Marley

Playlist 14 may 2009 Thursday

Lots of Paul Simon in the playlist this morning, There Goes Rhymin'Simon was the Critical Junction.

6.30 - 7
They're Red Hot Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red River Rock Johnny and the hurricanes
Blood Red River Beth Orton
Red Right Hand Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Little Red Corvette Prince
Red Dirt Girl Emmylou Harris
Red Rain Peter Gabriel
Red Morning Light Kings Of Leon

7 - 8
Whatever Gets You Through The Day The Radio
St. Judy's Comet Paul Simon
Road Trippin' Red Hot Chili Peppers
Inside A Boy My Brightest Diamond
Magic Ladyhawke
In Seville The Devlins
Magnificent U2
Learn How to Fall Paul Simon
We're Gonna Rise The Breeders
Happy Sad Gemma Hayes
Punkrocker (Feat. Iggy Pop) Teddybears

8 - 9
My Life Erykah Badu
Loves Me Like a Rock Paul Simon
Camera Empire State Human
The Turn Stace Gill
Lets Get Lost Chet Baker
Something So Right Paul Simon
Personality Crisis New York Dolls
How It Ends DeVotchKa
Star Wars Theme John Williams

9 - 10
Tattoo'd Lady Rory Gallagher
(Nothing But) Flowers Talking Heads
Sunlight The 4 Of Us
Kodachrome Paul Simon
California Dreamin' The Mamas & The Papas
Take Me to the Mardi Gras Paul Simon
Mami Me Gusto Ibrahim Ferrer
Tenderness Paul Simon

Get on yer bike!

National Bike Week takes place from the 14th to the 21st of June. There's a whole bunch of events on throughout the 7 days just go to for more info!

DART Closure between Connolly and Dun Laoghaire Stations on Sunday 17th and Sunday 24th May

Iarnród Éireann wishes to advise customers that no DART services will operate between Connolly and Dún Laoghaire Stations on Sunday 17th and Sunday 24th May next. This closure is to facilitate essential engineering works at Lansdowne Road Stadium that necessitates a closure of the railway line running to the rear of the stadium.

The following stations will be closed to services:

  • Grand Canal Dock
  • Lansdowne Road
  • Sandymount
  • Sydney Parade
  • Booterstown
  • Blackrock
  • Seapoint
  • Salthill and Monkstown

Tara Street and Pearse Stations will remain open for information purposes only. Dublin Bus will accept all valid rail tickets on 46A, 7, 4 and 4A scheduled services.

Train Service Details:


Northside DART services: A normal Sunday service will operate between Connolly and Howth/Malahide

Southside DART services: A normal Sunday service will operate between Dún Laoghaire and Bray/Greystones

09:17hrs: Dún Laoghaire/Greystones will commence from Bray at 09:37hrs

22:13hrs: Dún Laoghaire/Bray is cancelled

23:22hrs: Dún Laoghaire/Greystones is cancelled


Commuter services from Dundalk/Drogheda and Maynooth will operate to and from Connolly Station only.


All Belfast and Sligo services will operate to and from Connolly Station as normal

Sunday Rosslare services will operate to and from Greystones only. An express coach service will operate between Greystones and Connolly Stations.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Bite Me!

Congratulations to Paul, Mary and Ken all of whom won a meal for 2 in Pintxo's in Templbar courtesy of Dublin City Soul Festival and

Stay tuned throughout the week for more chances to win a meal for two, all part of Dublin City Soul Festival.

Playlist 13 May 2009 Wednesday

6.30 - 7
Plastic Fantastic Lover Jefferson Airplane
Lover Rock Sade
Rocky Took A Lover Bell X1
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover Paul Simon
For Lovers Wolfman Feat. Peter Doherty
The Way Young Lovers Do Van Morrison
Lover, You Should Have Come Over Jeff Buckley

7 - 8
Whatever Gets You Through The Day The Radio
Mr Bellamy Paul McCartney
Connection Elastica
Supermassive Black Hole Muse
Run, Baby, Run Sheryl Crow
Put a Penny in the Slot Fionn Regan
Being Boring Pet Shop Boys
Late in the Evening Paul Simon
Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing Stevie Wonder
Call Me Blondie
Forever Lost The Magic Numbers
Street Spirit (Fade Out) Radiohead

8 - 9
Valerie Mark Ronson Feat. Amy Winehouse
Fall Guy (Unknown Stuntman) Lee Majors
Paper Planes M.I.A.
Gone Daddy Gone Gnarls Barkley
One-Trick Pony Paul Simon
100 Days, 100 Nights Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Kashmir Led Zeppelin
Good Fortune Pj Harvey

9 - 10
Some Surprise Gary Lightbody and Lisa Hannigan
In bloom Nirvana
Graveyard Girl M83
The Turn Stace Gill
The Obvious Child Paul Simon
Stuck in the middle with you Stealers Wheel
Camera Empire State Human
We Have All The Time in the World Louis Armstrong
Channel Z The B-52's
Can We Still Be Friends Todd Rundgren
Rebellion (Lies) The Arcade Fire

Critical Junction Paul Simon There Goes Rhymin' Simon

Released in 1973 a mere 16 months after his debut solo album, There Goes Rhymin' Simon was the best thing Paul Simon would do Until Graceland in 1986.

there is a big rhythm and blues influence on the record with gospel singers performing on tracks such as Love Me Like A Rock and Tenderness. St Judy's Comet is a beautiful lullaby while the big statement on the record is American Tune. Its Simon's very own state of the union address.

kodachrome, Something So Right and of course Love Me Like A Rock all flesh out the very fine music on one of Paul Simon's best works.

All in all its an up beat positive album, full of optimism and romance all the things we have come to expect in a Paul Simon album.

Track List

  1. Kodachrome – 3:32
  2. Tenderness – 2:53
  3. Take Me to the Mardi Gras – 3:27
  4. Something So Right – 4:33
  5. One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor - 3:44
  6. American Tune – 3:43
  7. Was a Sunny Day – 3:41
  8. Learn How to Fall – 2:44
  9. St. Judy's Comet – 3:19
  10. Loves Me Like a Rock – 3:31

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Playlist 12 May 2009 - Tuesday

6.30 - 7
Goddam Right It's A Beautiful Day Eels
My God Gemma Hayes
In God's Country U2
God Gave Rock and Roll To You Kiss
God With an Ipod Milk Kan
God Only Knows The Beach Boys

7 - 8
Whatever Gets You Through The Day The Radio
Goddess On A Hiway Mercury Rev
Tangled Up In Blue Bob Dylan
Girls Of Valour The Delgados
Is She Really Going Out With Him? Joe Jackson
She Sells Sanctuary The Cult
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face Mark Ronson Feat. The Daptone Horns
You Can Call Me Al Paul Simon
Camera Empire State Human
Killer Seal
Can't Find My Way Home Blind Faith
Les Courants D'air Grand Tourism Featuring Terry Callier

8 - 9
Bananeria [Remixed By Ray & Christian] Bebel Gilberto
Is There Something I Should Know? Duran Duran
Wild Horses The Rolling Stones
The Turn Stace Gill
Shake Shake My Ceiling Dark Room Notes
The Boy In The Bubble Paul Simon
Angry Any More Ani DiFranco
Sexual Healing Marvin Gaye
Picture This Blondie
Chattanooga Choo Choo Glenn Miller

9 - 10
On the Radio Donna Summer
New Killer Star David Bowie
Letter From God To Man Dan Le Sac VS Scroobius Pip
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover Paul Simon
Habenera from Carmen Bizet
Can't Find My Way Home Ellen Mcilwaine
It's Raining Again Supertramp
I Want You Back Jackson 5
There She Goes Again The Velvet Underground & Nico
Fishermans Blues The Waterboys
Devil Inside INXS

Soul Food

Congratulations to Jenny, Dan and Yvonne all of whom won a meal for 2 in The Morgan Bar courtesy of Dublin City Soul Festival and

Stay tuned throughout the week for more chances to win a meal for two, all part of Dublin City Soul Festival.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Playlist 11 May 2009 Monday

6.30 - 7
Dance The Devil Back Into His Hole The Frames
Another Devil Dies Badly Drawn Boy
That Ole Devil Called Love Alison Moyet
Devil Inside INXS
The Devil Went Down to Georgia The Charlie Daniels Band
Sympathy For the Devil The Rolling Stones
Whatever Gets You Through The Day The Radio

7 - 8
Whatever Gets You Through The Day The Radio
The Winner Takes It All ABBA
The Devil's Crayon Wild Beasts
I'm Lucky Joan Armatrading
Kim & Jessie M83
War Edwin Starr
Gorecki Lamb
Still Crazy After All These Years Paul Simon
Beyond Here Lies Nothin Bob Dylan
Redemption Song Bob Marley & The Wailers
Suffragette City David Bowie
Bad Reputation Joan Jett
Pearl's a Singer Elkie Brooks

8 - 9
The Turn Stace Gill
Safe From Harm Massive Attack
Hey Good Looking Hank Williams Sr.
Free Man In Paris Joni Mitchell
American Tune Paul Simon
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Buffy Sainte-Marie
I Left My Wallet In El Segundo A Tribe Called Quest
Let's Light Fires Dark Room Notes
Little Red Rooster Rolling Stones

9 - 10
The Good Times Are Killing Me Modest Mouse
My Delirium Ladyhawke
Olivers Army Elvis Costello
It's Too Late Carole King
Just Radiohead
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover Paul Simon
Time of Your Life Green Day
Killing Me Softly The Fugees
Just Like U Said It Would B Sinéad O'Connor
It's A Man's Man's Man's World James Brown
Handlebars Flobots
Superfamous Supertune Messiah J & The Expert

Overnight closure of East Link bridge

The East Link bridge will be closed from midnight tonight until 5am tomorrow morning to facilitate the movement of the Samuel Beckett bridge.

Friday, 8 May 2009

What We're Listening to!

You all know how much we like new music on Live Drive, well we've come across someone really great, Stace Gill!

We've been playing her single The Turn for the past 2 weeks and its completely grown on us all.

She's playing a few gigs soon, here's a quick sample near Dublin:

May 14th Portloaise in Lethean
May 29th in Drogheda
May 30th supporting John Spillane in the Purty Loft.

There's a full list and you can hear a few of her songs on her myspace

Fartist May 8th 2009

This week for your consideration we had

Bruce Springsteen
Paul Simon

With 54.76% od the vote Paul Simon is next weeks Fartist

Bruce took it badly!

Playlist 8 May Friday 2009

Last 80's Playlist....:(

6.30 - 7
If Not Now... Tracy Chapman
Fast Car Tracy Chapman
For My Lover Tracy Chapman
Baby Can I Hold You Tracy Chapman
Across The Lines Tracy Chapman
Talkin' Bout A Revolution Tracy Chapman
Why? Tracy Chapman
She's Got Her Ticket Tracy Chapman
Behind The Wall Tracy Chapman

7 - 8
Whatever Gets You Through The Day The Radio
Graceland Paul Simon
I'm on Fire Bruce Springsteen
Temptation New Order
Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops Cocteau Twins
Time (Clock Of The Heart) Culture Club
Downmarket Blades
Johnny Come Home Fine Young Cannibals
Don't Stand So Close to Me The Police
Gone Forever Cry Before Dawn
I Want To Be Free Toyah Wilcox
Radio Ga Ga Queen

8 - 9
Theme From S-Express S-Express
Dancing In The Dark Bruce Springsteen
The Boy In The Bubble Paul Simon
Miami Vice Theme(Original) Tv Themes
All Cried Out Alison Moyet
Back in Black AC/DC
You Can't Hurry Love Phil Collins
Danger Zone Kenny Loggins
All Is Yellow Hot, Hot, Hot Auto Da Fé

9 -10
Don't Go Hothouse Flowers
The Sun Always Shines On T.V. a-ha
Chocolate Girl Deacon Blue
Baby I Don't Care Transvision Vamp
Kokomo The Beach Boys
Somebody To Love In Tua Nua
Running up That Hill Kate Bush
Eternal Flame The Bangles
Born To Run Bruce Springsteen

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Playlist 7th May 2009 Thursday

6.30 - 7
If I Could Only Flag Her Down ZZ Top
TV Dinners ZZ Top
Legs ZZ Top
I Got the Six ZZ Top
Sharp Dressed Man ZZ Top
Gimme All Your Lovin' ZZ Top
Three Times A Lady (Commodores) Lionel Richie Commodores
Baggy Trousers Madness

7 - 8
Whatever Gets You Through The Day The Radio
Kyoto Song The Cure
When Love Breaks Down Prefab Sprout
Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes Paul Simon
Money For Nothing Dire Straits
Valley Girl" (Frank Zappa, Moon Zappa) Frank Zappa
I Wanna Be Sedated The Ramones
Star Trekkin' The Firm
She Sells Sanctuary The Cult
This Is The Day The The
Panic The Smiths
Slow Hand The Pointer Sisters

8 - 9
Close to Me The Cure
Into the Groove Madonna
Footloose Kenny Loggins
Hold Me Now The Thompson Twins
Wishing Well Terence Trent D'Arby
In Between Days The Cure
Once in a Lifetime Talking Heads
All Stood Still Ultravox
Wake Me Up Before You Go Wham!

9 - 10
Six Different Ways The Cure
For Those About To Rock AC/DC
I Owe You Nothing Bros.
Kayleigh Marillion
Axel F Harold Faltermeyer
Rent Pet Shop Boys
Total Eclipse of The Heart Bonnie Tyler
Alive And Kicking Simple Minds
Magnum, P.I. Mike Post
The Blood The Cure

For Those About To Rock

Congrats to Elaine who is off to see AC/DC tribute band Hells Bells in the Academy tomorrow night!

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

The Cure - The Head On The Door

In 1985 The Cure released their 6th studio album The Head on The Door. It was a bit of a departure from their previous albums especially the darker side of things.

This is when The Cure finally become hit makers. The stand out tracks Close To ME and In Between Days are still dance floor classics.

Screw, Kyoto Song and The Blood all have the dark lyrics and playful inventiveness that so typifies the cure.

It was on this album that the cure finally found what they were looking for, and indeed what The Smiths and The Pixies both found as well. That perfect eighties blend of dark lyric and danceable music that set a tone for a generation.

Track Listing

  1. "In Between Days" – 2:57
  2. "Kyoto Song" – 4:16
  3. "The Blood" – 3:43
  4. "Six Different Ways" – 3:18
  5. "Push" – 4:31
  6. "The Baby Screams" – 3:44
  7. "Close to Me" – 3:23
  8. "A Night Like This" – 4:16
  9. "Screw" – 2:38
  10. "Sinking" – 4:57

Playlist 6 May 2009 Wednesday

80's week continues....

6.30 - 7
Raspberry Beret Prince
Paisley Park Prince
I Would Die 4 U Prince
Let's Go Crazy Prince
When Doves Cry Prince
Purple Rain Prince

7 - 8
Hunting High And Low A-Ha
Road to Nowhere Talking Heads
Ghosts Japan
Heartland The The
I Feel For You Chaka Khan
Dancing In The Dark Bruce Springsteen
Someone Somewhere In Summertime Simple Minds
Reward The Teardrop Explodes
Ghost Town The Specials
Everyday Is like Sunday Morrissey
Every Breath You Take The Police

8 - 9
Baby Jane Rod Stewart
Rock The Casbah The Clash
Temptation Heaven 17
Graceland Paul Simon
Girls On Film Duran Duran
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) Metallica
In Your Eyes Peter Gabriel
Come On Eileen Dexys Midnight Runners
Two Tribes Frankie Goes To Hollywood

9 - 10
White Lines (Don't Do It) Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel
Gimme All Your Lovin' ZZ Top
Boys of Summer Don Henley
Fame Irene Cara
Call Me Blue A House
Hey Little Girl Icehouse
World Shut Your Mouth Julian Cope
Karma Chameleon Culture Club
Back to the Future Outatime Orchestra

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Playlist 5th may 2009 Tuesday

An all 80's Playlist this week....!

6.30 - 7
Billie Jean Michael Jackson
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) Michael Jackson
Beat It Michael Jackson
Thriller Michael Jackson
Human Nature Michael Jackson

7 - 8
Whatever Gets You Through The Day The Radio
Pride (in the name of Love) U2
Rock Lobster The B-52's
Another Brick In The Wall Pink Floyd
No One Is To Blame Howard Jones
Mony Mony Billy Idol
Close (To The Edit) Art Of Noise
The Reflex Duran Duran
Isolation Joy Division
Total Eclipse of The Heart Bonnie Tyler
Bring On The Dancing Horses Echo & The Bunnymen
Hot for Teacher Van Halen
Don't Dream It's Over Crowded House

8 - 9
Theme from the Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not) Joey Scarbury
About A Girl Nirvana
Just Like Honey The Jesus And Mary Chain
Head Over Heels Tears For Fears
Start Me Up The Rolling Stones
Borderline Madonna
Oblivious Aztec Camera
Buffalo Soldier Bob Marley And The Wailers
Gold Spandau Ballet

9 - 10
Borderline Chris de Burgh
The Final Countdown Europe
Ziggy Stardust Bauhaus
Small Town Boy Bronski Beat
Love Is A Battlefield Pat Benatar
In a Big Country Big Country
Here Comes Your Man The Pixies
Love Action (I Believe in Love Human League
Romeo and Juliet Dire Straits

Friday, 1 May 2009

The Winners Take It All. Again...

Congratulations to Bill who won a copy of Iain Archer's album, to Helen who won a copy of the new Dark Room Notes album "We Love You Dark Matter" and to David who is off to see Stiff Little Fingers in the Academy!

The Decade Dust off; The Next Chapter - 80's VS 90's

You had your say guys, the 80's walked it with 62% of the vote! We'll have an all '80s playlist every morning next week!

It's worth mentioning that we had a bunch of spoiled votes at the end of the show, with a renegade group of listeners voting for the period '85 - '95 otherwise known as the Neighties!

Playlist 1st May 2009 Friday

A themed Fartist vote 80's Vs 90's this morning means that the playlist is heavily populated with sounds form both decades.

6.30 - 7
Nine2five The Ordinary Boys Vs Lady Sovereign
Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses Rosanne Cash
Nineteen Paul Hardcastle
Step On My Old Size Nines Stereophonics
Hey Nineteen Steely Dan
9 To 5 Dolly Parton
Eight Days A Week The Beatles
99 Red Balloons Nena

7 - 8
Whatever Gets You Through The Day The Radio
All I Wanna Do Sheryl Crow
Total Eclipse of The Heart Bonnie Tyler
Whatever Oasis
Safe From Harm (Original) Massive Attack
Follow You Follow Me Genesis
Piano In The Dark Brenda Russell
Weak Skunk Anansie
The Acrobat Iain Archer
Rhythm Is A Dancer Snap
Mixed Emotions The Rolling Stones

8 - 9
Get Myself Arrested Gomez
Like a Virgin Madonna
Let's Light Fires Dark Room Notes
Together In Electric Dreams Human League
Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana
That's All Genesis
November Rain Guns N' Roses
House Of Fun Madness
Today Smashing Pumpkins

9 - 10
Brothers In Arms Dire Straits
Parklife Blur
Firestarter The Prodigy
Shout Tears For Fears
Don't Speak No Doubt
(Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon
Buddy Holly Weezer
Enjoy The Silence Depeche Mode
When Doves Cry Prince
Livin' On A Prayer Bon Jovi
You Learn Alanis Morissette