Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Playlist Wednesday 31-3-2010

6:30 - 7

Faith - George Michael
Father Figure - George Michael
I Want Your Sex (Parts 1&2) - George Michael
One More Try - George Michael
Hard Day - George Michael

7 - 8

Whatever gets You Through The Day - The Radio
Kissing A Fool - George Michael
Teardrop - Massive Attack
Voodoo Child - Jimi Hendrix
People Still Believeing - Devlins
Fidelity - Regina Spektor
Ohio - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
Heaven - Lamb
Are You Lonesome Tonight (Laughing Version) - Elvis Presley
Head Over Heals - Alanis Morissette
What You All About - Automata

9 - 10

World in My Eyes - Depeche Mode
Poppies - Nina Simone
Good Fortune - PJ harvey
You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) - Sylvester
Cities - Codes
Zoom - Fat Larry's Band
What A Difference A Day Makes - Dinah Washington
Into The Mystic - Van Morrison
Alabama - Neil Young
Truly - Lionel Richie

9 - 10

Hooting And Howling - Wild Beasts
La Vie En Rose - Grace Jones
Thank You - Led Zeppelin
You're The One That I want - John Travolta & Olivia Newton John
In A Country Churchyard - Chris deBurgh
Sugar Mountain - Neil Young
Patience - Gun's N' Roses
The Heart Remains A Child - Everything But The Girl
Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead
Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad - Moby
Life's What You Make It - Talk Talk

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Playlist Tuesday 30-3-10

6:30 - 7

Hey, Hey, My, My - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Thrasher - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Ride My Llama - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Pocahontas - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Sail Away - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Powderfinger - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Welfare Mothers - Neil Young & Crazy Horse

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day - The Radio
Run, Run, Run - Phoenix
Walk On - U2
Love Is The Drug - Roxy Music
Snow (Hey Oh) - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Get Up - James Brown
Cinnamon Girl - Neil Young
Who Are You - The Who
Cold As Ice - Foreigner
Hazard - Richard Marx
Flash Delirium - MGMT

8 - 9

My Favorite Mistake - Sheryl Crow
The Ghost Inside - Broken Bells
Way Down In The Hole - Tom Waits
Thunder On The Mountain - Bob Dylan
Like A Huricaine - Neil Young
Holiday - Joan As Police Woman
Suburbia - Pet Shop Boys
Animal - Mike Snow

9 - 10

Yes - McAlmont & Butler
I Second That Emotion - Japan
Punches - Valerie Francis
Your Hands (Together) - The New Pornographers
Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
Its My Life - Talk Talk
Thorn In My Side - Eurythmics
It Don't Mean A Thing If You Ain't Got That Swing - The Puppini Sisters
Bang Bang - Nancy Sinatra
Joyful Girl - Ani DiFranco

Monday, 29 March 2010

Playlist Monday 29-3-10

6:30 - 7

Out On The Weekend - Neil Young
Harvest - Neil Young
A Man Needs A Maid - Neil Young
Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
Are You Ready For The Country - Neil Young
Old Man - Neil Young
There's A World - Neil Young
Alabama - Neil Young

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day - The Radio
Running Up That Hill - Placebo
Born To Run - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Running To Stand Still - U2
Keep The Car Running - The Arcade Fire
Walk Like An Egyptian - The Bangles
Runaround Sue - Dion
Long May You Run - Neil Young
Walking In My Shoes - Depeche Mode
Run Like Hell - Pink Floyd
Walk Of Life - Dires Straits

8 - 9

Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
Eye Of Tne Tiger - Survivor
Walk This Way - Aersosmith & Run DMC
Rockin' In The Free World - Neil Young
Runnin' With The Devil - Van Halen
Holding Out For A Hero - Bonnie Tyler
Chariots Of Fire - Vangelis
Walking In The Rain - Grace Jones

9 - 10

Running Up That Hill - Kate Bush
Run To You - Bryan Adams
Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
Always On The Run - Lenny Kravitz
After The Gold Rush - Neil Young
I'm Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
These Boots Are Made For Walking - Nancy Sinatra
I Ran - A Flock of Seagulls
Walk On By - Aretha Franklin

Live Drive Wants You

Yes YOU Ladies!

Live Drive wants you to put on those running/walking shoes and get involved in this years Womens Mini Marathon and raise some much needed cash for ActionAid Ireland.

It's very easy to get involved, just register here at the Womens Mini Marathon site, then go to ActionAid Ireland's website and register with them to get some free training and a nifty t-shirt to show who your running for!

Pam and Sarah are signed up and ready to go, so come on girls hustle! hustle!

Friday, 26 March 2010

Playlist Friday 26-3-10

6:30 - 7

The Dancer - The Frames
You Were Wrong - The Frames
Right Road (Wrong Road) - The Frames
Before You Go - The Frames
The Waltz - The Frames
Downhill From Here - The Frames

7 - 8

Whatever gets You Through The Day - The Radio
Born In The USA - Bruce Springsteen
Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
Casimir Pulanski Day - Sufjan Stevens
Homeward Bound - Paul Simon
Myriad harbour - The New Pornaographers
Drive - The Cars
Goddess On A Highway - Mercury Rev
Revelate - The Frames
I'm On Fire - Bruce Springsteen
The Needle And The Damage Done - Neil Young
Africa - Toto
Tempted - Squeeze

8 - 9

7/4 Shoreline - Broken Social Scene
Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
Rockin' In The Freeworld - Neil Young
Michael cain - Madness
The Devils Crayon - Wild Beasts
Rise - The Frames
The River - Bruce Springsteen
Harvest - Neil Young

9 - 10

Crazy - Seal
This Is The Day - The The
Dancing In The Dark -Bruce Springsteen
Old man - Neil Young
Central Reservation - Beth Orten
My Hometown - Bruce Springsteen
Out On The Weekend - Neil Young
Pick A Part That's New - Stereophonics
It's All Over Now Baby Blue - Them
Glory Days - Bruce Springsteen

One Last Bruce Fix

Who is Justin Bieber?

This article by Marina Hyde appeared in todays Guardian.

Justin Bieber: an old person's guide

The teenage pop star has already conquered Twitter and YouTube – and you can't do anything about it

Justin Bieber on stage in New York

Justin Bieber on stage in New York earlier this month. Photograph: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Nickelodeon

You know how every time you say, "I don't believe in fairies", a fairy dies? Well, every time you say "Who is Justin Bieber?", Justin Bieber only grows stronger.

I could begin by firing out some essential facts about this riot-causing teen singing sensation – this darling of the tween tweetoisie – who has just announced his first world tour. I could tell you how he is Usher's protege, how his favourite colours are blue and purple, how his favourite sandwich is turkey, how he's scared of spiders, and how he stands at 5ft 3½in at the time of going to press.

But let's start with an experiment. Visit the front page of Twitter, right now, and I predict with absolute confidence that Justin Bieber will be trending. That's a helluva presumption, you might say. How can she possibly predict what's going to be trending at the precise moment I'm bored and desperate enough to read this so-called article? The trick, my ducks, is that I do it with mirrors. The fact of the matter is that Justin Bieber is always trending. He's the canary in the coalmine of spring/summer 2010 social networking, and if you suddenly don't see his name up there, I wish you best of luck with your Rapture arrangements.

My non-scientific research tells me that one half of Justin's Twitter traffic is caused by excitable tween girls cyber-fainting, while the other half is caused by people asking, "Who is Justin Bieber?". Like I say, ignorance only makes him stronger.

Nevertheless, it's reasonable for you to wonder who this mop-topped popstrel is, why he is being beamed into your world with increasing frequency, and whether you can just ignore him like you do the Jonas Brothers and the second-tier Disney girls. Is he going to be the next Justin Timberlake, or a blast-from-the-past pick for the 2015 edition of Dancing With the Stars?

Put briefly, Justin's story is this: he is Canadian, comes from good Christian stock, and he's the first genuine YouTube sensation to cross over into mainstream pop stardom. (Unless you think Susan Boyle is a popstar, in which case, how old are you?) It all started with his mother posting his musical performances on the site, then they went viral. Next Usher beat out Justin Timberlake in the race to sign him, and now the 16-year-old Biebster has a platinum album, while a world tour is on the horizon. As is puberty, one assumes, though Justin's ear-melting reliance on Autotune currently renders any early signs undetectable.

Now, there may yet be those among you still fighting surrender to Bieber's dominance, which is expected to go full spectrum by June. If you fit that profile, chances are you're a recovering stalker, who's maybe got Hanson's milk teeth in your box of special treasures, and who's thinking, "I swore I'd never let myself get hurt like that again." Also, you pay taxes, can drink legally, and no longer have to ask the permission of the bill payer if you wish to indulge in reality TV suffrage.

In which case, let me sell you on the legal history angle. This week, Justin's manager, Scott Braun, surrendered to police for failing to warn the star's fans about overcrowding at a shopping mall CD signing he staged in Willston Park, New York, last November, in which five people were hospitalised. State police say the minute it became clear the gig was overcrowding, they asked Braun to tweet fans telling them the gig was cancelled. But he refused, even changing Justin's account password so "he could control the event", and the abort mission instructions only appeared on the site two hours later. "By refusing to send out the cancellation Tweet and preventing others from doing so, he blatantly ignored police directives," rages the DA – and Scott now faces up to a year in jail if convicted.

Do you see, oldies? Human civilisation has just notched up the first case of a man being arrested for failure to tweet. This is Justin's world now – you're just living in it.

For Your Fartist Consideration

Bruce Springsteen


Neil Young

With 52% of the popular vote Neil Young wins!

Bruce seemed a little unhappy

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Playlist Thursday 25-3-10

6:30 - 7

Say It To Me Now - The Frames
Bad Bone - The Frames
The Side You Never Get To See - The Frames
True - The Frames
The Cost - The Frames
Sad Songs - The Frames
When Your Minds Made Up - The Frames

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day - The Radio
Downtown - Petula
I Would Die For You - Prince
History Repeating - Propellerheads
Waiting - The Devlins
Rewards - The Teardrop Explodes
Heart And Soul - Joy Division
Fitzcaraldo - The Frames
Chariots Of Fire - Vangelis
Slide - Junkster
Wish Upon A Dog Star - Satelite Party
Girl - Beck

8 - 9

Dead Beat Club - B52's
Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
Get Down - Gilbert O'Sullivan
Time Is Running Out - Muse
Headlong - The Frames
Dig, Lazarus, Dig!! - Nick cave & The Bad Seeds
Pale Shelter Tears For Fears

9 - 10

All Around The World Or The Myth Of Fingerprints - Paul Simon
Would I Lie To You? - Eurythmics
Your hands Together - The New Pornographers
Lost In The Supermarket - The Clash
Peter Gunn Theme - Blues Brothers Band
After All - The Frank And Walters
The Look Of Love - ABC
Homeward Bound - Simon And Garfunkle
I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
Star Wars Theme - John Williams

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Playlist Wednesday 23-3-10

6:30 - 7

Dance The Devil Back Into His Hole - The Frames
Rent Day Blues - The Frames
God Bless Mom - The Frames
The Stars Are Underground - The Frames
Star Star - The Frames
Plateau - The Frames
Pavement Tune - The Frames
Seven Day Mile - The Frames
Perfect Openeing Line - The Frames

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day - The Radio
Obsessions - Marina And The Diamonds
Future Love Paradise - Seal
Winter In The Hamptons - Josh Rouse
Something So Right - Paul Simon
This Is The Dream Of Win And Regine - Final Fantasy
The Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairys - Tchaikovsky
Sweet And Low - Debbie Harry
Evergreen - The Frames
Good Nyooz - Soweto Kinch
3 AM Eternal - The KLF
Five To One - The Doors
Wild Wild Life - Talking Heads
8 - 9

Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) - Soul II Soul
Handlebars - Flobots
Let The Monkey Drive - Sparks
Ten Years Gone - Led Zeppelin
Sound And Vision - David Bowie
Lay Me Down - The Frames
Temptation - Heaven 17
The Devil's Crayon - Wild Beasts
Hit Me With Your Rythm Stick - Ian Dury And The Blockheads

9 - 10

Six Blade Knice - Dire Straits
Busisness Time - Flight Of The Conchords
Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon
Bright Yellow Gun - Throwing Muses
Aother Love Song - The Frames
The Bare Necessities - Bruce Reitherman & Phil Harris
Your Hands (Together) - The New Pornographers
If You Let Me Stay - Terence Trent D'Arby
Alright - Supergrass
Bigmouth Strikes Again - The Smiths

Join Us!

It's Flora Women's Mini Marathon time again folks and this year, Sarah and Pam will be running for ActionAid Ireland.

Live Drive is calling on you, yes YOU the Live Drive Listener to join Sarah and Pam and raise money for Actionaid Ireland.

And it couldn't be easier:

Step 1

Register for the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon at Places are limited so do it now.

Step 2

Contact Veronica on 01 878 7911 or at She’ll sign you up to our FREE Training Session on 28th April in Fallon & Byrne, and send you out your ActionAid t-shirt and sponsor card.

ActionAid Ireland works with the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the world to address the root causes of their poverty and to improve the quality of their lives.

Walk so they don't have to!

Meet the girls from Kitenga Primary School in Western Uganda. Every day they make a 2 hour trek to bring water to their school. The water source is a dirty pothole at the side of the road, shared by animals and full of worms. Sometimes the water they fetch is so muddy it turns their porridge black. They have no choice, but with ActionAid you can change that.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

May The Rap Be With You

If you only plan on doing one thing today... then make sure its watching this:

Star Wars Gangsta Rap: Chronicles

Playlist Tueasday 23-3-10

6:30 - 7

In The Deep Shade - The Frames
Lay Me Down - The Frames
What Happens When The Heart Just Stops - The Frames
Headlong - The Frames
Fighting On The Stairs - The Frames
Early Bird - The Frames
Friends And Foe - The Frames
Santa Maria - The Frames

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day - The Radio
Subcity - Tracy Chapman
Waiting On The World To Change - John Mayer
ABC - The Jackson 5
Southside - Moby
Crystalised - The XX
Highway To Hell - AC/DC
The Cost - The Frames
Waiting For An Alibi - Thin Lizzy
Lucky - Radiohead
Teardrop - Newton Faulkner
Slow Hands - Interpol

8 - 9

The Hymn For The Big Wheel - Massive Attack
Pink Moon - Nick Drake
Hello, I Love You - The Doors
Cinema Paradiso Main Theme - Ennio Morricone
Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
Momument - The Frames
Hooting And Howling - Wild Beasts
Directions - Josh Rouse
Electric Feel - MGMT

9 - 10

Bird House In Your Soul - They Might Be Giants
Free Your mind - En Vogue
I Love Rock And Roll - Joan Jett
Martha - Tom Waits
Animal - Mike Snow
Fighting On The Stairs - The Frames
Goodbye Horses - Q Lazzarus
Big Time - Peter Gabriel
Celebrity Skin - Hole
Consolers Of The Lonely - The Raconteurs
Perfect Opening Line - The Frames

Monday, 22 March 2010

Playlist Monday 22-3-10

6:30 - 7

Are You Satisified? - Marina And The Diamonds
Shampain - Marina And The Diamonds
I Am Not A Robot - Marina And The Diamonds
Girls - Marina And The Diamonds
Mowgli;s Road - Marina And The Diamonds
Obsessions - Marina And The Diamonds
Hollywood - Marina And The Diamonds
The Outsider - Marina And The Diamonds
Hermit The Frog - Marina And The Diamonds

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day - The Radio
Spaewalk - Lemon Jelly
Streetlights - Josh Rouse
Inside A Boy - My Brightest Diamond
The Circle - Wallis Bird
Something In The Air - Thunderclap Newman
God Bless Mom - The Frames
West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
Your Hands (Together) - The New Pornographers
Who'll Stop The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - BJ Thomas

8 - 9

Red Rain - Peter Gabriel
To Be Loved - Joan As Police Woman
Here Comes The Rain Again - Eurythmics
Rainstorm - Kormac
Clair - Gilbert O'Sullivan
The Dancer - The Frames
The Devil's Crayon - Wild Beasts
Soldier Of Love - Sade
Praise You - Fatboy Slim

9 - 10

Come And Fine Me - Josh Ritter
Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney
Handlebars - Flobots
Punches - Valerie Francis
The Stars Are Underground - The Frames
Let's Stick Together - Bryan Ferry
The High Road - Broken Bells
How It Ends - Devotchka
Headlong - The Frames

Friday, 19 March 2010

Playlist Friday 19-3-10

6:30 - 7

Vertigo - U2
Miracle Drug - U2
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own - U2
Love And Peace Or Else - U2
City Of Blinding Lights - U2
All Because Of You - U2
A Man And A Woman - U2

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day - The Radio
Alphabet Soup - BellX1
Rent Day Blues- The Frames
Songbird - Iain Archer
Wildflower - The 4 Of Us
Troy - Sinead O'Connor
Pride (In The Name Of Love) - U2
Back Home In Derry - Christy Moore
Diamond Jill And Crazy Jane - Engine Alley
It's All Good - Damien Dempsey
Weatherman - Juniper
Cannonball - Damien Rice
Nobody Knows - Paul Brady

8 - 9

Spitting Games - Snow Patrol
Baby Please Don't Go - Them
Don't Go - Hothouse Flowers
Flame - Bell X1
Revelate - The Frames
Alone Again Naturally - Gilbert O'Sullivan
Sweetest Thing - U2
A Good Heart - Fergal Sharkey
Some Surprise - Gary Lightbody and Lisa Hannigan
Somebody To Love - In Tua Nua
Linger - The Cranberries

9 - 10

Slide - Junkster
pavement Tune - The Frames
The Great Defector - Bellx1
Basis Of Everything - Dolorentos
Saints And Sinners - Paddy Casey
I Will Follow - U2
This Is Not A Song - The Frank And Walters
Pistachio - Lisa Hannigan
Looking For Jude - Mic Christopher
Gone Forever - Cry Before Dawn
Eve, The Apple Of My Eye - Bell X1

For Your Fartist Consideration

The Frames


Bell X1

With 59% of the vote The Frames are next weeks Fartists

Bell X1 Hide their faces in shame!

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Playlist Thursday 18-3-10

Our Irish playlist continues....

6:30 - 7

Stuck In A Moment - U2
When I Look At The Earth - U2
The Ground Beneath My Feet - U2
Beautiful Day - U2
Elevation - U2
Walk On - U2
Kite - U2

7 - 8

Whatever Get's You Through The Day - The Radio
Mary - The 4 Of Us
Here I Go Agaain -Whitesnake
Rent Day Blues - The Frames
The Signal And The Noise - Juliet Turner
The Blowers Daughter - Damien Rice
Superfamous Supertune - Messiah J & The Expert
Angel Of harlem - U2
The Island - Paul Brady
Here Comes The Summer - The Undertones
Something In My Way - Gemma Hayes
A Ghost In This House - The Immediate
Dreams - The Cranberries

8 - 9

Parachute - Something Happens
Stuck In A Moment - U2
Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello (Petrol) - Something Happens
Sarah - Phil Lynott & Thin Lizzy
Love Like Nicotine - Dark Room Notes
Bad - U2
Arclight - The Fat Lady Sings
The Emporer's New Clothes - Sinead O'Connor
Alternative Ulster - Stiff Little Fingers

9 - 10

The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy
Freewheel - Duke Special
Celebrate - An Emotional Fish
Bus Ride - Penfold DM
Big Decision - That Petrol Emotion
New Years Day - U2
Punches - Valerie Francis
Dirty Old Town - The Pogues
Discoteque - U2
One Horse Town - The Thrills
Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Playlist Tuesday 16-3-10

To celebrate St Patrick's Day, we had an all Irish playlist today. There was such a great response and SO much to choose from that we will be playing even more Irish acts on Thrusday's show!

6:30 - 7

The Ribs Of A Broke Umbrella - Bell X1
How Your Heart Is Wired - Bell X1
Blow Ins - Bell X1
Amelia - Bell X1
A Better Band - Bell X1
Breastfed - Bell X1
Light Cathces You Face - Bell X1

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day - The Radio
Theme From Harry's Game - Clannad
Some Surprise - Gary Lghtbody & Lisa Hannigan
In Seville - The Devlins
Arclight - The Fat Lady Sings
Comeback Girl - Republic Of Loose
When Love Comes To Town - U2
Sweet Thing - Van Morrison
Seven Into The Sea - In Tua Nua
Banana Republic - The Boomtown Rats
Birhday Girl - Microdisney
The Bridge - Cactus World News

8 - 9

Galway Girl - Mundy
Make It Work - Self Aid (Christy Moore And Paul Doran)
Dearg Doom - Horselips
Mandinka - Sinead O'Connor
A Drop Of Irish Rain - Francie Conway With Ronnie Drew
Haunted - Shane McGowan & Sinead O'Connor
The Unfogettable Fire - U2
This Time - Aslan
Where's Me Jumper - Sultans Of Ping

9 - 10

We Don't Need Nobody Else - Whipping Boy
All Is Yellow Hot Hot Hot - Auto Da Fé
Impossibly Beautiful - Julie Feeney
After All - The Frank And Walters
Revelate - The Frames
Hot For You - The Blades
Gone Forever - Cry Before Dawn
Romeos On Fire - Stunning
I'm Sorry - Hothouse Flowers
Only Losers Take The Bus - Fatima Mansions

Monday, 15 March 2010

Playlist Monday 15-3-10

6:30 - 7

Intro - The XX
CVR - The XX
Crystalised - The XX
Islands - The XX
Heart Skipped A Beat - The XX
Fantasy - The XX
Shelter - The XX
Basic Space - The XX
Infinity - The XX

7 - 8

Whatever gets You Through The Day - The Radio
Some Surprise - Gary Lightbody & Lisa Hannigan
Teardrops - The XX
Bullet The Blue Sky - U2
You'Ve Got The Love - Florence And The Machine
We Still Got The Taste Of Dancing On Our Tongues - Wild Beasts
I Love Rock And Roll - Joan Jett
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
A Ghost In This House - The Immediate
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
Remember When - Heathers
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - The Righteous Brothers

8 - 9

Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) - A Flock Of Seagulls
All I Want Is You - U2
Rhythm Of life - Sammy Davis Jr.
Something In My Way - Gemma Hayes
Your Hands (Together) - The New Pornographers
New Years Day - U2
Maybe This Time - Glee Cast
What You All About - Automata
Heroes - David Bowie

9 - 10

15 to 20 - The Phenominal Hand Clap Band
Elevation - U2
Hangin' On The Telephone - Blondie
On The Radio - Donna Summer
Dare - Gorillaz
Beautiful day - U2
Just Dropped In To See What My Condition Is In - Kenny Rogers
Sugar And Spice - Madness
Our house - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
Impossibly beautiful - Julie Feeny
Panic - The Puppini Sisters
Crystalised - The XX

Dublin City FM's St Patricks Day Schedule

Live Drive will be off air on St Patrick's Day, but fear not Dublin City FM have a packed schedule to celebrate the day.

Dublin City FM will be celebrating St.Patrick’s Day by bringing you live broadcasts from the St.Patrick’s Day Parade from 11am -3pm. The programme will be hosted by Robbie Daly in the studio with roving reporters Denzil Lacey, James Prenderville, Jennifer Drennan, Jenny Conlon and Susan Ryan bringing you all the live action from the parade.

St.Patrick’s Day Schedule

8-11am ‘Good Morning St. Patrick’ with Barry Hennessey as he takes a look around the world of the St.Patrick’s Day celebrations taking place.

11am -3pm ‘A Taste of Ireland ‘ with Robbie Daly featuring live up dates from the Dublin parade blended with a mix of Irish and Rock & Roll music.

3-5pm Sin E , St.Patrick’s Day Special. Tune in to Kieran Kelly as he plays the best in Irish folk & ballads.

5-7 pm All Time Greats – David Mc Rory.

7-8.30 St.Patrick’s Day ‘ All in a Song’. The best in Irish singer/songwriters with Peter Grogan.

8.30-9.30pm The Sesssions

9.30-11pm Roots of American Music

11-12am Do Wop Street

12 mid-2am The Night Train

Friday, 12 March 2010

Playlist Friday 12-3-10

6:30 - 7

Take On Me - A-Ha
Train Of Though - A-Ha
Hunting high And Low - A-Ha
The Blue Sky - A-Ha
Living A Boy's Adventure Tale - A-Ha

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day - The Radio
Spanish Train - Chris DeBurgh
Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
Where The Streets Have No Name - U2
The Sun Always Shines On TV - A-Ha
In My Room - The Last Shadow Puppets
Don't Give Up - Kate Bush & Peter Gabriel
Big Love (Acoustic) - Fleetwood Mac
Soldier Of Love - Sade
Circle - Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians

8 - 9

The Distance - Cake
The Killing Moon - Echo And The Bunnymen
Dream On - Aerosmith
With Or Withou You - U2
Don't Pay The Ferryman - Chris DeBurgh
Defying Gravity - Glee Cast
Running Up That Hill - Kate Bush
The Ghost Inside - Broken Bells
Can I Kick It - A Tribe Called Quest
Trouble In Our Fields - Nancy Griffith

9 - 10

Running Up That hill - Placebo
Carol Brown - Flight Of The Conchords
I Will Follow - U2
High On Emotion - Chris DeBurgh
Wuthering Heights - kate Bush
Crosstown Traffic - Jimi Hendrix
Come Together - The Beatles
Your Hands (Together) - The New Pornographers
High Hopes - Frank Sinatra
Ship To Shore - Chris DeBurgh

Your Friday Fartist Choice

Chris DeBurgh



In a shocking Outcome U2 prevail, but only by 2 Votes!

They seem well pleased with themselves

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Playlist 11-3-10

6:30 - 7

The Calculation -Regina Spektor
Eet - Regina Spektor
Blue Lips - Regina Spektor
Folding Chair - Regina Spektor
Machine - Regina Spektor
Laughing With - Regina Spektor
Human Of The Year - Regina Spektor

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day - The Radio
Behave - Charlotte Hatherly
Love Her Madly - The Doors
Don't Panic - Coldplay
Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap
Castles Made Of Sand - Jimi Hendrix
Redemption Song - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Sexual Healing - Kate Bush
Lonely Sky - Chris DeBurgh
Help I'm Alive - Metric
Philby - Rory Gallagher
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith

8 - 9

One Day Like This - Elbow
Over & Over - Hot Chip
Stay - Lisa Loeb
Don't Stop Believin' - Glee Cast Version
Breathing - Kate Bush
Your Hands (Together) - The New Pornaographers
Let The Monkey Drive - Sparks
Ride Of The Valkyries - Wagner

9 - 10

Straight To Hell - The Clash
Punches - Valerie Francis
Wired For Sound - Cliff Richard
Paper Planes - M.I.A.
Cloudbusting - Kate Bush
Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
Lets Light Fires - Dark Room Notes
Impossibly Beautiful - Julie Feeney
A Forest - The Cure
So Long Marianne - Leonard Cohen

Let The Monkey Drive

A new Live Drive favorite, note the position of Abe's Thumb!

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Playlist Wednesday 10-3-10

6:30 - 7

Radio - R.E.M.
Low - R.E.M.
Near Wild Heaven - R.E.M.
Endgame - R.E.M.
Shinny Happy People - R.E.M.

7 - 8

Whatever Get's You Through The Day - The Radio
Country Feedback - R.E.M.
One In Ten - UB40
Here Comes Your Man - The Pixies
Destiny - Zero 7
Pictures Of You - The Cure
Stoney End - Laura Nyro
The Man With A Child In His Eyes - Kate Bush
The Con - Tegan And Sarah
Pure Imagination - Gene Wilder (Willy Wonka)
Jump - Van Halen
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard

8 - 9

Your Hands (Together) - The New Pornographers
Let The Monkey Drive - Sparks
Waterfront - Simple Minds
Babooshka - Kate Bush
If You Like Pina Colada - Jimmy Buffet
Hollywood - Marina And The Diamonds
The High Road - Broken Bells

9 - 10

This Is - Alsan
Jet - Wings
Bullet With Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins
Wouldn't It Be good - Nick Kershaw
Moments Of Pleasure - Kate Bush
Punches - Valerie Francis
Cabaret - Liza Minnelli
Baba O'Reiley - The Who
Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This ONe Before - The Smiths
Hello Earth - Kate Bush

Road Closures For St Patricks Festival

As part of the St Patricks Festival there are a number of road closures throughout the city this weekend and next week.

Event: Fun Fair - Merrion Square West

Time of Clusres: 8 pm on Tuesday 9th March to 10 pm on Friday 19th March 2010

Place: Merrion Square West

Event: Treasure Hunt – Castle Street –Saturday 13th March 2010

Time of Closure: 9 am to 5 pm

Place: Castle Street

Event: Big Day Out – Merrion Square – Sunday 15th March

Time of Closure: Saturday March 13th from 9pm to Sunday March 14th at 10pm

Place: Merrion Square South, Merrion Street Upper

Also Closed on Sunday March 14th from 5am to 10pm hrs

At Merrion Square East, Merrion Square West, Mount Street Upper (to Junction James Street East), Fitzwilliam Street Lower.

Event: Festival Parade – Wednesday 17th March

Time of closure: Tuesday March 16th from 8pm to Wednesday March 17th at 2.30pm

Location: Western Way

Also closed on: Wednesday 5am to 3pm on March 17th 2010

In the following locations: Dominick Street Upper, Mountjoy Street, Mountjoy Street Middle, Palmerstown Place, St. Mary’s Place North, Granby Way, Parnell Square North, Parnell Square East, O’Connell Street (West Lane), O’Connell Bridge

Wednesday 7am to 3pm on March 17th 2010

Westmoreland Street, College Green, Dame Street, Lord Edward Street, Christchurch Place

Wednesday 7am to 4pm on March 17th 2010

Nicholas Street, Patrick Street, New Street South

Wednesday 7am to 4.30pm on March 17th 2010

Clanbrassil Street, Newmarket Square

Custom House Quay - Fun Fair – Wed. 17th March

Tues. March 16th 8pm to Thursday March 18th – 6am.

Custom House Quay

Event: The Ceili - Stephen’s Green North – Tues. 16th March

Time of closure: Tues. March 16th 12noon to Tues. March 16th at 8pm

Location: Stephen’s Green North between Grafton Street and Dawson Street

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

And The Winner Is...

Helen, who won a copy of the new Broken Bells album. Well done to you!

Playlist Tuesday 9-3-2010

6.30 - 7

From A Distance- Nanci Griffith
I Wish It Would Rain- Nanci Griffith
Lone Star State of Mind- Nanci Griffith
Listen To The Radio- Nanci Griffith
It's A Hard Life Wherever You Go- Nanci Griffith
Outbound Plane- Nanci Griffith
Ford Econoline- Nanci Griffith
Gulf Coast Highway- Nanci Griffith
Love At The Five And Dime- Nanci Griffith

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day- The Radio
Trouble In The Fields- Nanci Griffith
Stoney End- Laura Nyro
My Freeze Ray- Neil Patrick Harris
Seven Into The Sea- In Tuath Nua
Roxette- Dr. Feelgood
Only Happy When It Rains- Garbage
Animal- Miike Snow
King Of The Mountain- Kate Bush
Girlfriend Is Better- Talking Heads
Teardrops- The xx
Mrs. Bartolozzi- Kate Bush
Pencil Full of Lead- Paolo Nutini

8 - 9

Brothers In Arms- Dire Straits
I'm Free- The Soup Dragons
Your Hands (Together)- The New Pornographers
Dizzy- Vic Reeves and the Wonderstuff
Army Dreamers- Kate Bush
The High Road- Broken Bells
Weak- Skunk Anansie

Lord Help My Poor Soul- Fionn Regan

9 - 10

Hounds of Love- The Futureheads
Let The Monkey Drive- Sparks
9 To 5- Dolly Parton
Slide- Junkster
Harlem/Cold Baloney- Bill Withers
Hounds of Love- Kate Bush
Wrong- Depeche Mode
I'm Still Standing- Elton John
I Am Not A Robot- Marina and the Diamonds
Please Don't- David byrne and Fatboy Slim feat. Santigold
Cities- Codes

The Live Drive Anthem...

Dave sent us this amazing rap this morning. We might perform it live later in the week but in the meantime, it sits nicely on the beat of "No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn" by the Beastie Boys if you fancy giving it a go yourself.
We’re the Live Drive crew and we do the traffic,
We chill you out with music when it all goes static.
We’ve D.J. Sarah always in fine fettle,
If she stops to take a breath Pam puts on Metal.
We avoid chart divas that’s for sure,
And we can always find a reason to play the Cure.
If you can't recall a tune Sarah sings a few bars,
I think her album's due out at the end of March.
We played Lady Hawk ‘til the file disintegrated,
She even texted in herself to say she’s over-rated!
On Featured-Artist Friday the votes begin to mount,
But if your favourite loses don’t expect a recount!
When Bjork was in the running Sarah gave her a push,
But you all texted "Kate" just to hear her say “Boosh”!
Out-numbered, John left in a hurry for Cuba,
If that doesn’t work he's got a month in Aruba.
The single most popular question for the station:
Did Eternal Journey Man ever reach his destination?
Hey Taz, can you tell us if it doesn’t detain ya,
Is it true that you’re a cartoon all the way from Tasmania?
Little Missy, who is faster with a phone than a pen,
Is texting in to say she’s lost again.
One thing we’ve wondered - it would be a dream -
Does Yellow Van Man sell vanilla ice cream?
We’ll give you more green - doesn’t have to be said -
But if you’re too demanding you get nuthin’ but red!
Our three hour mission is to get you where you’re goin’ ,
Then John and Paul undo it all by bringin’ you home!
(With apologies to little Missy – apparently Dave couldn’t resist!)

Monday, 8 March 2010

The Winner Takes It All!

Or in this case just Tom, who won a copy of Choice Music Prize Nominee Valerie Francis' album "Slow Dynamo". Congratulations!

International Women's Day Playlist! Monday 8-3-2010

6.30 - 7

You're My Thrill- Joni Mitchell
At Last- Joni Mitchell
Comes Love- Joni Mtchell
You've Changed- Joni Mitchell
Answer Me My Love- Joni Mitchell
Don't Go To Strangers- Joni Mitchell
Sometimes I'm Happy- Joni Mitchell

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day- The Radio
Both Sides Now- Joni Mitchell
Stupid Thing- Aimee Mann
One Way Or Another- Blondie
One Two Three Four- Feist
Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)- Ella Fitzgerald
Drop The Pilot- Joan Armatrading
Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)- Kate Bush
Gracias a La Vida- Mercedes Sosa
Red Dirt Girl- Emmylou Harris
Cornflake Girl- Tori Amos

8 - 9

Love Is A Stranger- Annie Lennox
I Love Rock 'N Roll- Joan Jett
Mississippi Goddamn- Nina Simone
Manic Monday- The Bangles
Hounds of Love- Kate Bush
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee- Buffy Sainte-Marie
Punches- Valerie Francis
Because The Night- Patti Smith

9 - 10

Edge of Seventeen- Stevie Nicks
Big Exit- PJ Harvey
Brass In Pocket- The Pretenders

Love Is A Battlefield- Pat Benatar
Dreams- The Cranberries
This Woman's Work- Kate Bush
Stolen Car- Beth Orton
I Am Not A Robot- Marina and the Diamonds
Mandinka- Sinead O'Connor
The Time Is Now- Roisin Murphy
Marlene On The Wall- Suzanne Vega

Friday, 5 March 2010

For Your Fartist Consideration!

Kate Bush



Kate was our winner this morning! Bjork was not "Violently Happy" when she heard she had lost the vote...

Playlist Friday 5-3-2010

6.30 - 7

I Feel The Earth Move- Carole King
So Far Away- Carole King
It's Too Late- Carole King
Home Again- Carole King
Beautiful- Carole King
Smackwater Jack- Carole King
Way Over Yonder- Carole King
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman- Carole King
You've Got A Friend- Carole King

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day- The Radio
Running Up That Hill- Kate Bush
Venus As A Boy- Bjork
Bowie- Flight of the Conchords
Punches- Valerie Francis
California- Phantom Planet
1709 Toccata in D Minor- Johann Sebastian Bach
Calling It Quits- Aimee Mann
Cantaloop- US3
White Rabbit- Jefferson Airplane
This Mess We're In- PJ Harvey feat. Thom Yorke

8 - 9

(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding- Elvis Costello and the Attractions
The High Road- Broken Bells
Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)- Florence and the Machine

Like Glue- Valerie Francis
Concerto Bandeburghese No.5 in D- Trio Loussier
Human Behaviour- Bjork
Cloudbusting- Kate Bush

Your Hands (Together)- The New Pornographers

9 - 10

Enter Sandman- Metallica
Walk This Way- Aerosmith & Run DMC
Fire- Kasabian
Violently Happy- Bjork
Wuthering Heights- Kate Bush
Suite for Solo Cello No.1 in G Major- Yo-Yo Ma
One Day Like This- Elbow
Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)- Soul II Soul feat. Caron Wheeler
Wake Up Boo-Boo Radleys
Bongo Bong- Manu Chao
It's So Quiet- Bjork

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Playlist Thursday 4-3-2010

6.30 - 7

Dreams- Fleetwood Mac
Never Going Back Again- Fleetwood Mac
Don't Stop- Fleetwood Mac
Go Your Own Way- Fleetwood Mac
Songbird- Fleetwood Mac
I Don't Want To Know- Fleetwood Mac
Oh, Daddy- Fleetwood Mac
The Chain- Fleetwood Mac

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day- The Radio
Money Can't Buy It- Annie Lennox
This Is The Dream of Wyn and Regine- Final Fantasy
Animal- Miike Snow
I Just Wasn't Made For These Times-The Beach Boys
Into My Arms- Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Moonage Daydream- David Bowie
Suite For Solo Cello No.1 in G Major- Yo-Yo Ma
Don't Let Him Waste Your Time- Jarvis Cocker
Don't Pay The Ferryman- Chris De Burgh
Bulletproof- La Roux
Impossibly Beautiful- Julie Feeney

8 - 9

Air On A G String (Se7en)- Johann Sebastian Bach
Let's Light Fires- Dark Room Notes
Spring (Allegro) from The Four Seasons- Vivaldi
You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet- Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Teardrop- Massive Attack
Symphony No.35 in D Major- Mozart
Crystalised- The xx
Corale J Sus Que Ma Joie Demeure- Trio Loussier
Suite For Solo Cello No.6 In D Major- Yo-Yo Ma

9 - 10

Let The Monkey Drive- Sparks
Temptation- Heaven 17
Somebody Told Me- The Killers
Firestarter- The Prodigy

Cantata 208- Johann Sebastian Bach
Yekermo Sew (A Man of Experience and Wisdom)- Mulatu Astatqe

I'm Going Back Home- Nina Simone
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds- The Beatles
Strange Overtones- David Byrne and Brian Eno
I'm So Excited- The Pointer Sisters

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Playlist Wednesday 3-3-2010

6.30 - 7

All Blues- Miles Davis
Blue In Green- Miles Davis
So What- Miles Davis

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day- The Radio
Driving Sideways- Aimee Mann
Cabhraighi Lei (Live)- Kila
Groovin'- Aretha Franklin
Violently Happy- Bjork
78%H2O- Ani DiFranco
Let's Stick Together- Brian Ferry
Matthaus Passion (Casino OST)- Johann Sebastian Bach
The Living Daylights- A-Ha
Get Up Off Our Knees- The Housemartins
We Float- PJ Harvey
I Want Candy- Bow Wow Wow

8 - 9

I'm On Fire- Bruce Springsteen
Hide And Seek- Howard Jones
Where It's At- Beck
Country House- Blur
Suite for Solo Cello No.1 in G Major- Yo-Yo Ma
Spacewalk- Lemon Jelly
Help I'm Alive- Metric
Shake Shake- Dark Room Notes

9 - 10

Back In Black- AC/DC
New Orleans Bump- Wynton Marsalis
U Got The Look- Prince
Prelude No.2 in C Minor- Jacques Loussier
Myriad Harbour- The New Pornographers
Son's Gonna Rise- Citizen Cope
Stir It Up- Bob Marley & The Wailers
Steady As She Goes- The Raconteurs
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go- Bob Dylan
Freddie Freeloader- Miles Davis

Is Your Refrigerator Running?

A photo in tribute to the foam-encased object that may have been a fridge that languished for a short period of time on the M50 this morning...

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Playlist Tuesday 2-3-2010

6.30 - 7

The Boy In The Bubble- Paul Simon
Graceland- Paul Simon
I Know What I Know- Paul Simon
Gumboots- Paul Simon
Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes- Paul Simon
You Can Call Me Al- Paul Simon
Under African Skies- Paul Simon

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day- The Radio
Crazy Love, Vol. II- Paul Simon
Nightswimming- REM
Rose Rouge (Radio Edit)- St. Germain
VCR- The xx
When Love Breaks Down- Prefab Sprout
Allegro- Jacques Loussier
Unchained Melody- The Righteous Brothers
Ride It On- Mazzy Star
9 To 5- Dolly Parton
Gracias a La Vida- Mercedes Soza

8 - 9

Let The Monkey Drive- Sparks
The Wild Ones- Suede
Teardrop- Newton Faulkner
Treason- Teardrop Explodes
Cantata BWV 208- Johann Sebastian Bach
Something To Save- George Michael
I Left My Wallet In El Segundo- A Tribe Called Quest
Where The Streets Have No Name- U2

9 - 10

Pencil Full Of Lead- Paolo Nutini
Animal- Miike Snow
Private Sunshine- Ashley Slater
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring- Johann Sebastian Bach
Groove Is In The Heart- Dee-Lite
Walking Back To Happiness- Helen Shapiro
Satellite of Love- Lou Reed
Sacred Trickster- Joan As Policewoman
The Caterpillar- The Cure

Monday, 1 March 2010

Monday March 1-3-2010

6.30 - 7

Do You Love Me?- Nick Cave

Nobody's Baby Now- Nick Cave

Loverman- Nick Cave

Jangling Jack- Nick Cave

Red Right Hand- Nick Cave

I Let Love In- Nick Cave

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day- The Radio
King of the Mountain- Kate Bush
It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over- Lenny Kravitz
Not Ready To Make Nice- Dixie Chicks
Scratch Markin'- Kormac
Black Is The Colour of my True Love's Hair- Nina Simone
Concerto Bandeburghese Number 5- Trio Loussier
Please Don't- David Byrne & Fatboy Slim feat. Santogold
Walking On The Moon- The Pale
Maybe This Time- Liza Minelli
Falling Slowly- Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova

8 - 9

Synchronicity II- The Police
Karma Police- Radiohead
Thunder On The Mountain- Bob Dylan

Sinfonia to Cantata No. 29- Wendy Carlos
The Shampain Sleeper- Marina & the Diamonds
50 Ways To Leave Your Lover- Paul Simon
The Universal- Blur

9 - 10

Gigantic- The Pixies
Dashboard- Modest Mouse
All I Want Is You- U2
1709 Toccata In D Minor- JS Bach
Paris Is Burning- Ladyhawke
Let The Monkey Drive- Sparks
House of Fun- Madness
Just Looking- Stereophonics