Friday, 24 December 2010

Playlist Friday 24th December 2010

Foreigner - Cold As Ice
Janelle Monae - Cold War
Bill Withers - Harlem/Cold Baloney
Doris Day & Bing Crosby - Baby It's Cold Outside
Arcade Fire - Cold Wind
Dana - It's Gonna Be A Cold Cold Christmas

The Radio - Whatever Gets You Through The Day
Thin Lizzy - Cold Sweat
The Pale - Walking On The Moon
The Bonzo Dog Band - The Intro And The Outro
Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie
Julie Feeney - Impossibly Beautiful
Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry
Depeche Mode - Master and Servant
David Benoit - Carol Of the Bells

A-Ha - Hunting High And Low
Heaven 17 - Temptation
Nirvana - On A Plain
Bob Seger - Hollywood Nights
The Raconteurs - Steady As She Goes
Will Ferrell & John C Reilly - Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy
Ultravox - Vienna 
Thomas Dolby - Hyperactive

Kings Of Leon - Cold Desert
The Pogues - Fairytale Of New York
Felix Da Housecat & Nina Simone - Sinnerman
Billy Idol - Hot In The City
Paul McCartney - We All Stand Together
Fozzie Bear & Kermit The Frog - A Monologue By Fozzie Bear

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Playlist Wednesday 22nd December

Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes - I've Had The Time Of My Life
Clannad - In A Lifetime
Depeche Mode - New Life
The Beatles - A Day In The Life
Talk Talk - Life's What You Make It
Ike & Tina Turner - Living For The City
James Brown - Living In America
A-Ha - The Living Daylights

The Radio - Whatever Gets You Through The Day
Jim Reeves - An Old Christmas Carol
Joni Mitchell - River
David Benoit - Carol Of The Bells
Frank Sinatra - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Power Of Love
Amy Winehouse - Me & Mr. Jones
Paul Anka - Black Hole Sun
George Michael - December Song

The Breeders - Cannonball
Joni Mitchell - River
Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry
Aretha Franklin - Joy To The World
David Bowie & Bing Crosby - Little Drummer Boy
Eartha Kitt - Santa Baby
James Vincent McMorrow - This Old Dark Machine
The Wombles - Wombling Merry Christmas

Sarah McLachlan - Wintersong
A Flock Of Seagulls - Wishing
Lous Armstrong & The Commanders - Zat You Santa Claus
Nat King Cole - Jingle Bells
Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms
Glenn Miller Orchestra - When You Wish Upon A Star
Ham Sandwich - The Naturist
The Pretenders - 2000 Miles

Monday, 20 December 2010

Playlist Monday 20th December 2010

Miike Snow - Animal
Q Lazzarus - Goodbye Horses
Super Furry Animals - Golden Retriever
The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
Suede - Animal Nitrate
America - Horse With No Name
Knights Bridge - Talk To The Animals

The Radio - Whatever Gets You Through The Day
Chris Rea - Driving Home For Christmas
Echo & The Bunnymen - Bring On The Dancing Horses
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Damien Rice - Dogs
Gil-Scott Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own
The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
Feist - 1,2,3,4
Mercury Rev - Endlessly
The Beatles - Mr. Moonlight
The Bee Gees - Love You Inside Out

U2 - All I Want is You
Joni Mitchell - River
MIA - Paper Planes
Glee Cast - Valarie
Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
The Pretenders - 2000 Miles
Michael Jackson (feat. Akon) - Hold My Hand

David Bowie & Bing Crosby - Little Drummer Boy
Ham Sandwich - The Naturist
Hurts - All I Want For Christmas Is New Year's Day
The Jackson 5 - Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Amy Winehouse - He Can Only Hold Her
The Pogues - Fairytale Of New York
Marina & The Diamonds - I Am Not a Robot
They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse In Your Soul
St. Germain - Rose Rouge

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly sing Little Drummer Boy as Bing and Bowie

Friday, 17 December 2010

For Your Christmas Week Fartist Consideration!

Cliff Richard 


Amy Winehouse

Mistletoe and Wine(house)!

 With 53% of the vote, Amy Winehouse is next week's Fartist!
Cliff decided to merge back into the Shadows, cursing that 'Devil Woman'...

Playlist Friday 17th December

6.30 - 7

TV Theme - Six Feet Under
Paul Simon - Under African Skies
Frank Sinatra - I've Got You Under My Skin
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of the Understatement
David Bowie - Underground

7 - 8

The Radio - Whatever Gets You Through The Day
Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
Cliff Richard - Batchelor Boy
Toto - Africa
Phoenix - Too Young
The Jam - Going Underground
TV Theme - Six Feet Under (Rae & Christian Remix)
The Radio - Whatever Gets You Through The Day
Ella Fitzgerald - Santa Claus Got Stuck In The Chimney
Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own
Cliff Richard - It's So Funny

8 - 9

Queen - Who Wants To Live Forever
Sparks - Let The Monkey Drive
Prison Love - Le Dance De Mardi Gras
Q Lazarus - Goodbye Horsews
TV Theme - The Avengers
Mark Ronson featuring Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Cliff Richard - Wired For Sound
Michael Jackson & Akon - Hold My Hand

9 - 10

Miike Snow - Animal
Ham Sandwich - The Naturist
Amy Winehouse - Rehab
Cliff Richard - Devil Woman
The Pretenders - 2000 Miles
Divine Comedy - Songs Of Love
Lee Marvin - Wandering Star
Ellen McIlwaine - Can't Find My Way Home
The Vienna Boys Choir - In Dulci Jublio
Cliff Richard & The Young Ones - Living Doll

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Playlist Thursday 16th December

6.30 - 7

U2 - Walk On
Annie Lennox - Walking On Broken Glass
The Police - Walking On The Moon
Paul Weller - I Walk On Gilded Splinters
Dire Straits - Walk Of Life
Aretha Franklin - Walk On By

7 - 8

The Radio - Whatever Gets You Through The Day
Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side
TV Theme - Airwolf
David Shire - The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Marc Cohn - Walking In Memphis
Placebo - Running  Up That Hill
TV Theme - Taxi
Massive Attack - Teardrop

TV Theme - Knight Rider
TV Theme - Little Boxes from Weeds
The Radiators From Space - Trouble Pilgrim
Nina Simone - I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

8 - 9

TV Theme - Miami Vice (Crockett's Theme)
Joan As Police Woman - Overprotected
Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
Enya - Silent Night/Oiche Chuin
Queen - Who Wants To Live Forever
Big Country - In A Big Country
TV Theme - The Monkees
Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf

9 - 10

The Beatles - Across The Universe
Tom Waits - Way Down In The Hole

Toto - Africa
TV Theme - Starsky & Hutch
Louis Armstrong & The Commanders - 'Zat You Santa Claus
Tom Rush - No Regrets
TV Theme - The Beverley Hillbillies
Depeche Mode - Walking In My Shoes
TV Theme - The Avengers

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Playlist Wednesday 15th December

6.30 - 7

John Coltrane - Blue Train
Bruce Springsteen - Downbound Train
The Doobie Brothers -  Long Train Runnin'
Chris De Burgh - Spanish Train
Gladys Knight and the Pips - Midnight Train to Georgia
Tom Waits - Downtown Train

7 - 8

The Radio - Whatever Gets You Through The Day
The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
Radiohead - High and Dry
The Doors - Riders on the Storm
Bing Crosby - Do You Hear What I Hear
TV Theme - Doctor Who
Chris Rea - Driving Home For Christmas
The Who - Who Are You
Toto - Africa
TV Theme - Charlie's Angels
TV Theme - The Flintstones
TV Theme - Different Strokes
Pink - Raise Your Glass

8 - 9

Massive Attack - Teardrop
Clannad - Harry's Game
Magic Numbers - Forever Lost
MIA - Paper Planes
TV Theme - Dallas
Bob Dylan - Tangled Up In Blue
The Who - Who Are You?
The XX - VCR
Tom Waits - Way Down In The Hole

9 - 10

Theme from MASH - Suicide Is Painless
The Smiths - How Soon Is Now
Blind Faith - I Can't Find My Way Home
TV Theme - Fraggle Rock
Eartha Kitt - Santa Baby
TV Theme - Bananas In Pyjamas
TV Theme - Banana Splits
Luciano Pavarotti - Oh Holy Night
John Lennon and Yoko Ono - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
TV Theme - Pink Panther
Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends (Wonder Years theme)

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Dublin's not that bad for traffic really...

Not when you see this story from China!

"China is considering an emergency plan to tackle a traffic jam crisis enveloping the capital Beijing.

The city government has issued proposals to clear the congestion and is seeking public opinion on the plan that involves increasing capacity of public buses and subways, building roads and increasing parking fees.

“Traffic congestion is a reflection of economic development and the improvement of living standards,” the city’s transportation commission said today.

It listed causes of the gridlock including high population density, rapid increase in the number of private vehicles, overloaded public transportation and poor traffic management.

There are now 4.7 million cars in Beijing, nearly double the 2.6 million in 2005. An average of nearly 2,000 new cars hit the road each day.

But the high volume does not tell the whole story. The problem is exacerbated by the jostle for space with buses, bicycles and even the occasional horse-drawn cart. Aggressive driving is the norm, as is a casual disregard for traffic rules.

The plan’s release did have one unintended side effect – many car sales sites in Beijing emptied as crowds snapped up vehicles amid rumours the government might try to restrict new sales.

“Sales are much better than we expected,” said Zhang Bo, sales manager at a Toyota dealership where customers have to wait two months for a Camry or Highlander. At a Volkswagen dealership, the wait time for the Golf was six months.

The city is not yet proposing any sales restrictions, although it said it may ban cars on alternate days “when necessary,” based an odd-even system using the last number of the number plate.

Currently, the city bans private cars from the roads one day a week, based on the last number of the plate.

Odd-even car bans were imposed during the 2008 Beijing Olympics and reduced congestion considerably, though the rule also prompted wealthy Beijingers to simply go out and buy another car.

Zhang Yu, a senior engineer with the Urban Transport Centre under the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, said studies showed that 60% of the time, people’s destinations are less than 3 miles from their homes.

“Residents should consider going by bike or on foot or taking public transportation,” she said. But bus lanes are crowded and so many people find it’s faster to drive. "

Playlist Tuesday 14th December

6.30 - 7

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights
Ray LaMontagne - Three More Days
Queen & George Michael & Lisa- These Are The Days of Our Lives
David Bowie - Days
10,000 Maniacs - These Are Days
The Cure - In Between Days
Bruce Springsteen - Glory Days
Van Morrison - Days Like This

7 - 8

The Radio - Whatever Gets You Through The Day
Prince  - When Doves Cry
Flobots - Handlebars
Duke Special - Freewheel
Beth Orton - Sugar Boy
The Smiths - Girlfriend In A Coma
The Blind Boys of Alabama - Way Down In The Hole
Moby - Find My Baby
Kunzel-Cincinatti Pops Orchestra - Anthology of TV Western Themes
TV Theme - The Littlest Hobo

8 - 9

David Byrne & Brian Eno - Strange Overtones
Pink - Raise Your Glass
Jace Everett - Bad Things
Mike Post & Larry Carlton - Greatest American Hero theme
TV Theme - The Muppet Show
Muppets - Being Green
Broken Bells - The High Road
Penfold DM - Bus Ride

9 - 10

Peer Greig - Suite Nr.1: Morning
The Animals - We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place
Belle & Sebastian - The Boy With The Arab Strap
Toto - Africa
TV theme - Happy Days
TV theme - Skippy
Arthur Fielder - A-Caroling/Oh Tannenbauk/Three Ships
TV theme - Star Trek
Enya - Qiche Cuin/Silent Night
TV theme - Hawaii 5-0

Monday, 13 December 2010

Playlist Monday 13th December

6.30 - 7

The Arcade Fire - Antichrist Television Blues
Daft Punk - Television Rules The Nation/Crescendolls
Oppenheimer - Major Television Events
The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy - Television, The Drug of the Nation
Sheryl Crow - Weather Channel

7 - 8

The Radio - Whatever Gets You Through The Day
Gomez - Girlshapedlovedrug
Tom Waits - Way Down In The Hole
B52s - Channel Z
Astrud Gilberto and the Stan Getz Quartet - The Girl From Ipanema
Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed
Lee Majors - Fall Guy (Unknown Stuntman)
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
Paul Weller - You Do Something To Me
Dark Room Notes - Let's Light Fires
Chet Baker - Let's Get Lost

8 - 9

Bruce Springsteen - 57 Channels (And Nothin' On)
Ellen McIlwaine - Can't Find My Way Home
Gary Portnoy - Cheers Theme
Toto - Africa
Angel Badalamenti - Twin Peaks theme
Aerosmith - Pink
Pink - Raise Your Glass
TV theme - Avengers

9 - 10

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Looking Out My Back Door
TV Theme - The Littlest Hobo
Lykke Li - I'm Good, I'm Gone
Billy Idol - Mony Mony
Joan As Policewoman - Holiday
TV Theme - Hill Street Blues
David Bowie and Bing Crosbie - Little Drummer Boy
The Cure - Close To Me
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - Cherry Bomb

Friday, 10 December 2010

...and the Fartist for next week is...

TV Themes defeated Glee with 61% of the vote

Someone stopped believing!

Playlist Friday 10th December

Nina Simone - To Be Young, Gifted And Black
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
George Baker - Little Green Bag
Kermit- Being Green
UB40 - Red Red Wine
Neil Young - Heart Of Gold
Auto Da Fe - All I s Yellow, Hot Hot Hot
U2 - Bullet In The Blue Sky
Cream - White Room

The Radio - Whatever Gets You Through The Day
Glee Cast - Rehab
Joey Scarbury - The Greatest American Hero
The Pixies - Where Is My Mind
Kraftwerk - The Model
Snow Patrol - Never Gonna Fall In Love Again
Glee Cast - Dancing With Myself
Mike Post - The A-Team
Greenday - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
Sparks - Let The Monkey Drive
Blondie - Sunday Girl

Ram Jam - Black Betty
Glee Cast - Don' t Stop Believin'
Mike Post & Larry Carlton - Hill Street Blues
Glee Cast - Bust Your Windows
TV Theme - Golden Girls / Henry Mancini - Pink Panther Theme
Snow Patrol - You're All I Have
M83 - Kim & Jessie

Nick Curran - Psycho
Glee Cast - Poker Face
Mark Snow - X-Files theme
Snow Patrol & Matha Wainwright - Set Fire to The Third Bar
Glee Cast - GoldDigger
Mike Post - Magnum PI
Glee Cast - Safety Dance
TV Theme - Dallas
Glee Cast - Can't Fight This Feeling

For Your Fartist Consideration!

For your Fartist  consideration this morning

Other TV (TV Theme songs)

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Playlist Thursday 9th December 2010

The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
Muse - Supermassive Black Hole
Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
Michael Jackson - Black Or White
Radiohead - Black Star
Alannah Myles - Black Velvet
Fleetwood Mac - Black Magic Woman

The Radio - Whatever Gets You Through The Day
Beck - Chemtrails
Air - Sexy Boy
The XX - Basic Space
Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal
David Bowie - Let's Dance
Snow Patrol - Open Your Eyes
The Bonzo Dog Band - The Intro And The Outro
The Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down To Georgia
The Ramones - Baby, I Love You

Bjork - Venus As a Boy
Donna Summer - No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
Irene Cara - Fame
Glee Cast - Poker Face
Snow Patrol - You Could Be Happy
Mr. Mister - Broken Wings

Bing Crosby - Deck The Halls / Mannheim Steamroller - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
The Animals - We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place
Ram Jam - Black Betty
The National - Conversation 16
Snow Patrol - How To Be Dead
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll
The Delgados - Girls Of Valour
The Beatles - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Rodrigo y Gabriela - Mr. Tang

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Playlist Wednesday 8th December 2010

6.30 - 7

Blur - Girls and Boys
Duran Duran - Wild Boys
Marc Bolan and T.Rex - London Boys
Shirelles - Boys
Waylon Jennings - Dukes of Hazard (Good Old Boys)
Suede - Modern Boys
The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town

7 - 8

The Radio - Whatever Gets You Through The Day
U2 - Stories For Boys
George Michael - Cowboys and Angels
Massive Attack - Angel
John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
Snow Patrol - Hands Open
Talking Heads - Girlfriend is Better
Paul Simon - Boy in the Bubble
Donna Summer - Bad Girls

8 - 9

Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Chris De Burgh - Don't Pay The Ferryman
Blur - Girls and Boys
Duran Duran - Girls On Film
Snow Patrol - Take Back The City
Scritti Politti - The Word Girl
Don Henley - Boys Of Summer 

9 - 10
Ram Jam - Black Betty
Bronski Beat - Small Town Boy
Ani DiFranco - Joyful Girl (Live with the Buffalo Philharmonic)
Snow Patrol - Spitting Games
Badly Drawn Boy - Something To Talk About
Johnny Cash - A Boy Named Sue
The Beach Boys - California Girls

Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice, or Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog's Tails?

We decided to have an off-the-cuff Girls vs Boys theme show this morning. 

As per usual, you, our stupendous listeners, sent us in some great suggestions, as can be seen below...

LCD sound system Drunk Girls - Joey
Girl, you'll be a woman soon bu Urge Overkill
Badly Drawn Boy - Gizmo
Air 'sexy boy' or madonna 'do you know what it feels like for a girl'
Strange little girl by the stranglers
Queen, Fat bottomed girls
'Wonder boy' from Tenacious D - Toetapperman
The word girl by Scritti Politti
Tony Bennett... Beautiful girls,
Girl from ipanema (from Fran!)
China Girl - David Bowie (by 4!)
Beastie boys, girls
Hey boy hey girl, chemical brothers
Joe jackson, its different for girls
West End Girls - Dogwithabone
Watching the girls go by, andy williams - Ray
Boy named Sue by J Cash - David
This Boy by the Beatles - Bill N
'Boys dont cry' by The Cure - Steen
"Mannish Boy" by Muddy Waters or "Midnight Cowboy" by John Barry - Keith
Deacon blue chocloate girl!!
Boys and girls by blur (by 5)
John Lennon's "Beautiful Boy", and with the Beatles "Boys" from "Please Please Me" and "Girl" from "Rubber Soul"
"Boy in the bubble" - Peter
Jamiroquai's "Cosmic Girl" - Stephen
For the boys, the Smith's "the boy with a thorn in his side" and the girls "girlfriend in a coma" - Keith
John Lennon's anniversary
"Sonic Boom Boy" - Nicknameless
Sabrina's "Boys, Boys, Boys", Jamiroquai's "Space Cowboy", Prince's "Boys and Girls" - Keith

Conserve water!

"Dublin City Council is asking people to reduce their water consumption and not leave taps running. All areas will have water restrictions over the next two nights from 7pm to 7am. Don't fill the bath or store water as your tank will have enough to cover the amount needed. 

"We acknowledge and appreciate the high level of co-operation and assistance already received from consumers. With their continued support it will be possible to limit the level of restrictions," says John Tierney, City Manager. "A contingency plan is now being put into effect. This will result in areas having their supply restricted particularly over the next three nights. While every effort will be made to manage any restrictions as fairly as possible, the nature of Dublin’s supply system is such that it is unavoidable that some areas will be more affected than others, so everybody needs to play their part in not wasting water." 
The City Council are locating and repairing watermain bursts as quickly as possible. While the accumulation of snow makes it difficult to identify leakages reports should be made through our contact no. 01 2220600.  Consumers can continue to help by reducing their water usage to the lowest level possible. It is emphasised that there is no need for anyone to store water in anticipation of the restrictions as they will be confined at most to 12 hour periods from 7pm to 7am. This is well within the storage capacity of every home.
A map with a schedule of areas affected by restrictions over the next three nights can be found at Information is also available on RTE Television’s AERTEL service, page 629.

We urge consumers to play their part and conserve water to minimise the level and extent of any necessary restrictions being put in place to reduce demand. provides a number of very simple steps that people can take at home and at work to conserve water, without adversely impacting on their daily lives.

Consumers experiencing extreme hardship should contact the following Emergency Telephone Number – 01 2223881.

Further statements will issue before the weekend to update the public."

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Playlist Tuesday 7th December 2010

6.30 - 7

The Doors - Break On Through
John Lennon - Whatever Gets You Through The Night
Spandau Ballet - Through The Barricades
Sade - It's Only Love That Gets You Through
Sheryl Crow - Am I Getting Through (Part 1 and 2)
Shirley Horn - All Through The Night
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine

7 - 8

The Radio - Whatever Gets You Through The Day
Stephen Stills - The Doctor Will See You Now
Shakespeare's Sister - Stay
The New Pornographers - Challengers
Roxette - Dr. Feelgood
Dire Straits - Romeo and Juliet
Snow Patrol - You're All I Have
Ram Jam - Black Betty
Prince - Money Don't Matter 2 Night
The Cure - Play For Today

8 - 9

Annie Lennox - Money Can't Buy It
Simple Minds - Alive and Kicking
Lenny Kravitz -  Are You Gonna Go My Way
Topol - If I Were A Rich Man
Snow Patrol - Take Back The City
Doris Day - Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
Blackstreet - No Diggity

9 - 10

Bob Dylan - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Angus & Julia Stone - Big Jet Plane
Tori Amos - Angie
Snow Patrol - Run
Pink Floyd - Money
Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf
The Pretenders - 2000 Miles

Monday, 6 December 2010

Playlist Monday 6th December 2010

6.30 - 7

The Beatles - Hello, Goodbye
David Gray - Say Hello , Wave Goodbye
The Doors - Hello, I Love You
Interpol - Say Hello to the Angels
Josh Ritter - Hello Starling (Snow Is Gone)
Lionel Richie - Hello

7 - 8

The Radio - Whatever Gets You Through The Day
U2 - New Year's Day
Ham Sandwich - The Naturist
Squeeze - Cool For Cats
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Snow Patrol - It's Beginning To Get To Me
The New Pornographers - Adventures in Solitude
Miike Snow - Animal
Josh Rouse - Winter in the Hamptons

8 - 9

Snow Patrol & Martha Wainwright - Set Fire to the Third Bar
Heaven 17 - Temptation
Ram Jam - Black Betty
Bobbie Gentry - Ode To Billy Joe
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Dark Room Notes - Let's Light Fires
Everything But The Girl - The Heart Remains A Child

9 - 10

Big Country - In A Big Country
Deep Purple - Fireball
Blackstreet - No Diggity
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
Snow Patrol - You're All I Have
The Bangles - Hazy Shade of Winter
Digable Planets - Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)

Friday, 3 December 2010

For Your Fartist Consideration!

Snow Patrol



Only one band could be left out in the cold this morning. Coldplay were the losers with only 31% of the vote so next week's Fartist is Snow Patrol! 
And their reward was well deserved...

Playlist Friday 3rd December 2010

6.30 - 7

Simple Minds - Belfast Child
Rufus Wainwright- Beautiful Child
Nina Simone - Ooh Child
Iggy Pop - Real Wild Child
Robert Miles - Children
Buffalo Springfield - A Child's Claim To Fame

7 - 8

The Radio - Whatever Gets You Through The Day
Snow Patrol - Spitting Games
Coldplay  - God Put A Smile On Your Face
The Radio - Whatever Gets You Through The Day
Bill Withers - Harlem/Cold Baloney
U2 - Walk On
Queen - You Don't Fool Me
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Fifteen Feet Of Pure White Snow
Squeeze - Cool For Cats

8 - 9

Queen - I Want To Break Free
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Coldplay - Trouble
Green Day - Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance)
Queen - Love Of My Life
The Cure - The Love Cats
Foreigner - Cold As Ice
Goldfrapp - A&E

9 - 10

Snow Patrol - Chocolate
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Richmond Fontaine - The Kid From Belmont Street
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Coldplay - Clocks
Snow Patrol - You're All I Have
Queen - We Are The Champions
Coldplay - Shivers

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Playlist Thursday 2nd December 2010

6.30 - 7

George Michael - Jesus To A Child
Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child
Joni Mitchell - Trouble Child
David Bowie - Thursday's Child
Sheryl Crow - Sweet Child O'Mine

7 - 8

The Radio - Whatever Gets You Through The Day
Eurythmics - It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
Three Degrees - When Will I See You Again
The Devlins - Snowbirds
Autamata - Liberty Bell
Queen - Who Wants To Live Forever
Arcade Fire - Wake Up
Iain Archer - Songbird
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Redemption Song

8 - 9

Portishead - Numb
The Jacksons - Can You Feel It
The Beatles - Back In The USSR
Queen - The Show Must Go On
The Shower Scene - Set The Night Alight
Nick Curran - Psycho
MGMT - Time To Pretend

9 - 10

Foreigner - Cold As Ice
The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
Queen - Save Me
Nina Simone - Sea Lion Woman
Queen - Radio GaGa
Cowboy Junkies - Sweet Jane
The Andrew Sisters - Winter Wonderland
Josh Rouse - Winter In The Hamptons

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Playlist Wednesday 1st December

Patti Smith - Break It Up
Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride
The Doors - Break On Through
Rilo Kiley - Breakin' Up
David Bowie - Breaking Glass
James Vincent McMorrow - Breaking Hearts
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Breaking The Girl
Beth Orton - Daybreaker

The Radio - Whatever Gets You Through The Day
Kate Bush - King Of The Mountain
Prefab Sprout - When Love Breaks Down
Massive Attack - Protection
Doris Day & Bing Crosby - Baby, It's Cold Outside
Queen - I Want To Break Free
The Pogues - Fairytale Of New York
Lloyd Cole - Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken

Tori Amos - Cornflake Girl
Peter Gabriel - More Than This
Annie Lennox - Cold
Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse In Your Soul
Bell X1 - The Great Defector

Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal
The Shower Scene - Set The Night Alight
The Breeders - Cannonball
Queen - Somebody To Love
Julie Feeney - Impossibly Beautiful
Joni Mitchell - River

Queen - Seven Seas Of Rhye
Led Zeppelin - Gallow's Pole
Razorlight - America
Chris De Burgh - A Spaceman Came Travelling
PJ Harvey - Big Exit
Queen - Another One Bites the Dust
The Who - Baba O'Riley
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Congratulations to our Bay Restaurant winner

Congratulations to Jennifer Bruton who won a meal for two every month for a year at Bay Restaurant in Clontarf

Playlist Tuesday 30th November 2010

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Fifteen Feet Of Pure White Snow
Prince - Sometimes It Snows In April
Fionn Regan - Snowy Atlas Mountains
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Snow (Hey Ho)
Vanilla Ice - Ice, Ice Baby

The Radio - Whatever Gets You Through The Day
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Fifteen Feet Of Pure White Snow
Queen - You're My Best Friend
Pier 19 - Tightropes
Squeeze - Up the Junction
Chris De Burgh - Lonely Sky
Queen - Under Pressure
The Stones Roses - Fools Gold
The Beatles - The Ballad Of John And Yoko
Annie Lennox - Walkin On Broken Glass

Depeche Mode - Dream On (Dave Clarke Acoustic Mix)
A-Ha - The Sun Always Shines On TV
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Hans Zimmerman - Orff
The Jam - Batman Theme
Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
Sparks - Let The Monkey Drive
Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
Kermit - Bein' Green
Final Fantasy - This Is the Dream Of Win & regine
Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms
Queen - We Will Rock You
Wynton Marsalis - Where Y'All At
Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls
Mercury Rev - Goddess On a Hiway
Queen - Flash

Monday, 29 November 2010

Playlist Monday 29th November 2010

Patti Smith - Land
The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
Suede - Pantomime Horse

The Radio - Whatever Gets You Through The Day
Foreigner - Cold As Ice
Q Lazzarus - Goodbye Horses
Blondie - Union City Blue
Paul Simon - Graceland
Queen - Radio GaGa
The Devlins - Snowbirds
Paul McCartney - Vanilla Sky
The Beatles - Revolution
Nilsson - Gotta Get Up

Queen - You Don't Fool Me
Lambchop - Up With People
Mercury Rev - Goddess On A Hiway
Queen - We Are The Champions
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Snow
Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone
Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Two Tribes

Queen - These Are the Days Of Our Live
Queen - Killer Queen
Freddie Mercury & Monserrat Caballe - Barcelona
PJ Harvey - This Mess We're In
Dave Brubeck - Take Five
Bryan Adams - Run To You
Nick Cave - Fifteen Feet Of Pure White Snow

Friday, 26 November 2010

...and the Fartist for next week is...


Playlist Friday 26th November 2010

Alanis Morrissette - Thank You
Led Zeppelin - Thank You
Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant Massacre

The Radio - Whatever Gets You Through The Day
Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
Kings Of Leon - Four Kicks
The Stranglers - Skin Deep
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Crimson & Clover
A-Ha - #9 Dream
Eurythmics - Thorn In My Side
Queen - We Will Rock You
Kings Of Leon - The Bucket
Scott Matthews - Elusive
Tom Waits - Way Down In The Hole
Nick Curran - Tough Lover
Codes - Starry Eyed

David Bowie - TVC15
Queen - Radio Ga Ga
Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
D:ream - Things Can Only Get Better
Eurythmics - Angel
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Kings Of Leon - On Call
Rush - The Spirit Of Radio

Eurythmics - I Saved the World Today
Little Richard - Long Tall Sally
Queen - I Want To Break Free
Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
Duran Duran - Electric Barbarella
Annie Lennox & Steven Lipson - Don't Let It Bring You Down
Aerosmith - Dude (Looks Like A Lady)
The Johnston Brothers - Hernando's Hideaway
Eurythmics - Sex Crime
Elastica - Connection

A treat for Kings Of Leon fans

My eyes! Da goggles do naathing!

For Your Fartist Consideration!

For your Fartist consideration this morning

Kings Of Leon

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Playlist Thursday 25th November 2010

Nena - Blowin' In The Wind
Chet Baker - The Wind
The Arcade Fire - Cold Wind
Stevie Wonder - Blowin' In The Wind
Bob Dylan - Hurricane
Bob Seger &The Silver Bullet Band - 
The Radio - Whatever Gets You Through The Day
The Police - Walking On The Moon
Gemma Hayes - Hanging Around
Blind Melon - No Rain
Leonard Cohen - So Long Marianne
Go West - We Close Our Eyes
Red Hot Chilli Pepers - Desecration Smiile
U2- Numb
Pixies - Where Is My Mind?

Stevie Wonder- Sir Duke
The 4 Of Us - Sunlight
Eurythmics - Would I Lie To You?
Handel - Hallelujah Chorus
Eurythmics - The Miracle Of Love
Bruce Reitherman & Phil Harris - The Bare Necessities
Codes - Starry Eyed

Paul McCartney - Mull Of Kintyre
Nick Curran - Psycho
Tori Amos - Happy Phantom
Annie Lennox - Dark Road
Cathy Davey - Sing For Your Supper
Gomez - Whippin' Picadilly
Simon & Garfunkel - America
Led Zeppelin - Dazed And Confused
Eurythmics - Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves

Public consultation: Dublin city speed limit

Proposed Speed Limit Bye-Laws
Dublin City Council is reviewing the Dublin City Speed Limit Bye-Laws 2010, which were made pursuant to the provisions of Section 9 of the Road Traffic Act 2004. It is proposed to make new Bye-Laws in respect of speed limits on certain roads within the area comprising Dublin City.
The changes involve recinding the 30km/hr speed limit on Inns Quay, Upper Ormond Quay, Winetavern Street, Merchant’s Quay, Wood Quay and part of Essex Quay and reverting to a 50km/hr speed limit on these streets. Please click here to see a map of the relevant area
Draft Bye-Laws may be inspected during normal office hours, during the period 23rd November 2010 to 23rd December 2010 inclusive, at Dublin City Council, Roads and Traffic Department,  Block 2, Floor 6, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.
Copies of the proposed Bye-Laws are available free of charge at the above office, tel. 222 2251 or can be viewed by clicking here.
Dublin City Council will consider any submissions made in relation to the proposed Bye-Laws. Such submissions must be made in writing to the Executive Manager, Roads and Traffic Department at the above address and received before 16.30 hours on the 23rd December 2010.

M4 closures in December/January

There has been a bit of confusion about the impending M4 works, Kildare County Council seem to have the wrong info on their website. The NRA got in touch with us yesterday to say there'll be rolling closures from December 16th to 22nd between 10pm and 5am. The closures will be sectional so only one part of the road will be closed at a time.

M4 Signage Improvement Programme
The National Roads Authority is currently undertaking a project to improve the overhead signage on the M4 motorway. This work will consist of 20 overhead gantries to be installed at three primary locations; Mullingar, M4/M6 Junction and M4 Kildare (Between Leixlip and Maynooth).
Locations- Closures -Times
  • Eight cantilever gantries (spanning the hard shoulder and left hand lane, not the entire motorway) will be erected at Junctions 13, 15, 16, 17 on both the Eastbound and Westbound sections of motorway for a total of eight signs.
  • To facilitate the safe construction of the signage the left hand side lane only will be removed from normal operations. There is no motorway closure at these locations.
M4/M6 Junction
  • One portal gantry sign and one butterfly sign will be erected in advance of the M4/M6 split. This work will impact the M4 Westbound only.
  • To facilitate the safe construction of this signage the M4 motorway westbound at the approach to the M4/M6 split will be closed for one night only on December 16th. The closure will take place during the off-peak hours and the carriageway will be reopened before the morning peak. (Exact closure hours will be announced closer to the closure date) Traffic will be directed off and back onto the motorway at clearly identified locations.
  • This one night only closure is weather dependent therefore the closure is booked for December 16th, but can occur from December 16th to December 22nd.
M4 Kildare (Between Leixlip and Maynooth)
  • There will be 5 portal gantry signs (spanning the entire carriageway) and 5 cantilever gantry signs (spanning the hard shoulder and left hand lane). These signs will be located at Junction 5, 6 and 7 Eastbound and Westbound.
  • To facilitate the safe construction of the signage on the M4 Westbound and M4 Eastbound, alternate closures will be scheduled to ensure one side of the motorway will remain open at all times.
  • These closures will occur during the off-peak overnight hours between December 16th to December 22nd and are weather dependent, therefore the expected closure details (exact times) will be confirmed closer to commencement of works. Again, these closures will impact one side of the motorway at one time only. Traffic will be directed off and back onto the motorway at clearly identified locations.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Cat Stevens - The Wind
Patrick Swayze - She's Like The Wind
Jimi Hendrix - The Wind Cries Mary
Dusty Springfield - The Windmills Of Your Mind
PJ Harvey - The Wind
Scorpions - The Winds Of Change
Julie Feeney - Wind Out Of My Sails

The Radio - Whatever Gets You Through The Day
Snow Patrol & Martha Wainwright - Set Fire To The Third Bar
Belly - Feed The Tree
Eurythmics - Who's That Girl
Blur - Brothers & Sisters
Squeeze - Up the Junction
Annie Lennox - Every Time We Say Goodbye
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
U2 - Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
The Stone Roses - Ten Storey Love Song

Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer
Bob Dylan - Things Have Changed
Handel - Hallelujah Chorus
Junkster - Slide
Robyn - With Every Heartbeat
Heaven 17 - Tempation
Codes - Starry Eyed

REM - Shiny Happy People (Furry Happy Monsters)
Maximo Park - Apply Some Pressure
Annie Lennox - Little Bird
Propellerheads - History Repeating
Eurythmics - Don't Ask Me Why
Nick Curan - Reform School Girl
INXS - Devil inside
Thin Lizzy - Dancing In The Moonlight
Ladyhawke - Back Of The Van
The 4 Of Us - Sunlight