Wednesday 30 September 2009

And The Winner Is...

Alan, who will be going see the Wailers in the Olympia in October!

Playlist Wednesday September 30th, 2009

Madness- Tomorrow's Just Another Day
In Tua Nua- Somebody To Love
A Flock Of Seagulls- Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)
Tears For Fears- Head Over Heels
Talking Heads- Once In A Lifetime
The Police- Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
The Thompson Twins- Hold Me Now

The Radio- Whatever Gets You Through The Day
Bruce Springsteen- Dancing In The Dark
Paul Simon- Graceland
Stone Roses- I Wanna Be Adored
Del Amitri- Nothing Ever Happens
Rod Stewart- Baby Jane
Pat Benatar- We Belong
Simple Minds- Don't You Forget About Me
Psychedelic Furs- Pretty In Pink
Black- Wonderful Life
Bronski Beat- Small Town Boy

Prince- When Doves Cry
The Pretenders- Brass In Pocket
REM- Orange Crush
Bon Jovi- Livin' On A Prayer
The Cure- A Forest
Berlin- Take My Breath Away
Bob Marley & The Wailers- Could You Be Loved

Bonnie Tyler- Total Eclipse of the Heart
The Housemartins- Happy Hour
Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush- Don't Give Up
Bros- I Owe You Nothing
Echo & the Bunnymen- People Are Strange
Whitesnake- Here I Go Again
XTC- Making Plans For Nigel
The Firm- Stra Trekkin'
Status Quo- In The Army Now

Tuesday 29 September 2009

The Winner Takes It All!

Congrats to Mary who won a pair of tickets to go see the Wailers in the Olympia on October 28th.

Don't worry if you missed out today, we'll be giving away more tickets for the gig later in the week!

Playlist Tuesday September 29th, 2009

Tracy Chapman- For My Lover
Van Halen- Runnin' With The Devil
Tracy Chapman- Baby Can I Hold You
Simple Minds- Waterfront
Tracy Chapman- Why?
Talking Heads- Burning Down The House
Vangelis- Chariots of Fire
Steely Dan- Hey Nineteen

The Radio- Whatever Gets You Through The Day
Hothouse Flowers- Don't Go
Madonna- Holiday
The Police- Synchronicity II
Cry Before Dawn- Gone Forever
Michael Jackson- PYT (Pretty Young Thing)
Yazoo- Don't Go
Queen- Radio Ga Ga
Dexy's Midnight Runners- Come On Eileen
Phil Collins- In The Air Tonight
The Communards- Don't Leave Me This Way

Big Country- In A Big Country
Scritti Politi- The Word Girl
Hall & Oates- Out of Touch
Eddy Grant- Electric Avenue
Murray Head- One Night In Bangkok
Falco- Rock Me Amadeus
Buffalo Soldier- Bob Marley & The Wailers
Bryan Adams- Run To You

Hazel O'Connor- Will You
Thompson Twins- Hold Me Now
Starship- Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
The Smiths- Panic
OMD- Enola Gay
Marillion- Kayleigh
The 4 Of Us- Mary
Talk Talk- It's My Life
Mr. Mister- Broken Wings

Monday 28 September 2009

Playlist Monday September 28th 2009

We were not on air until 7.30 due to technical difficulties
The Cars- Drive
Howard Johnes- No One Is To Blame
Roxette- Joyride
Paul Simon- Crazy Love, Vol II

Alison Moyet- Is This Love
Dire Straits- Walk of Life
Ultravox- Vienna
David Bowie- Let's Dance
Peter Gabriel- Sledgehammer
The Psychedelic Furs- Pretty In Pink
Sam Brown- Stop
Toto- Africa
Culture Club- Time

Duran Duran- Wild Boys
Depeche Mode- Strangelove
Phil Oakey- Togehter In Electric Dreams
Peter Gabriel- Games Without Frontiers
Aslan- This Is
Something Happens- Forget Georgia
The Steve Miller Band- Abracadabra
Def Leppard- Photograph
Soft Cell- Tainted Love
Frankie Goes To Hollywood- Relax

Friday 25 September 2009

For Your Fartist Consideration

Another decade dust-off this morning, as the 60s squared up to the 80s in the Fartist vote.

The 60s


The 80s

The 80s won after a very heated battle! Thankfully, it was a better decade for music than it was for fashion...

Playlist Friday September 25th 2009


The Moody Blue - Nights In White Satin
Paul Weller - Pink On White Walls
The Offspring - Pretty Fly For A White Guy
Friendly Fires - White Diamonds
David Gray - White Ladder


Paul Simon - Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Feet
Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower
The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
Prefab Sprout - King Of Rock n' Roll
Van Morrisson - Here Comes The Night
Chris DeBurgh - Don't Pay The Ferryman
Pearl Jam - Do The Evolution
The Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin
Julian Cope - World Shut Your Mouth
Elvis Presley - Little Sister
The Specials - Ghost Town


The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
Prince - Paisley Park
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
Pearl Jam - Even Flow
Hall & Oates - Maneater
Bob Dylan - Blowin' In The Wind
Bronski Beat - Small Town Boy
The Doors - Love Her Madly


Tears For Fears - Shout
Dusty Springfield - Wishin' And Hopin'
New Order - Blue Monday
Thunderclap Newman - Something In The Air
Mark Almond & Gene Pitney - Something's Got A Hold Of My Heart
Phil Collins - You Can't Hurry Love
The Kinks - Itchycoo Park
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
The Beatles - Sexy Sadie
Jungle Book - The Bare Necessities

Thursday 24 September 2009

Playlist Thursday September 24th 09

We had a bit of an Arturs Day theme running through the playlist this morning. Expect plenty of song played in homage to the black stuff!

6:30 - 7

Born On The Fourth Of July Main Theme - John Williams
Born To Hum - Erin McKeown
Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
New Born - Elbow
First Born For A Song - Bell X1
Wasn't Born To Follow - The Byrds

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day - The Radio
Back To Life - Soul II Soul
Back In Black - AC/DC
Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard and Marketa Igrlova
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
Ebony And Ivory - Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney
Born Under a Bad Sign - Cream
Hard Sun - Eddie Vedder
Guaglione - Perez Prado
All The Time In The World - Louis Armstrong
Black Or White - Michael Jackson
Alannah Myles - Black Velvet


Paul Brady - The Island
Lenny Kravitz - Black Velveteen
The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
Handel - Hallelujah Chorus
Pearl Jam - Black
Kenny Rogers - Just Dropped In
Christy Moore - Black Is The Colour
Cream - Strange Brew
Ram Jam - Black Betty


Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
Tom Waits - I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
Metallica - Blackened
Christy Moore - Delirium Tremens
Pearl Jam - Alive
Mic Christopher - Heyday
Nina Simone - Black Is The Colour Of My True Love's Hair
Radiohead - Black Star
AC/DC - Back In Black

Wednesday 23 September 2009

6:30 - 7

A Whole Lot Better - Brendan Benson
A Better Future - David Bowie
Love Is Better Than A Warm Trombone - Gomez
Harder Better Stronger Faster - Daft Punk
Something Better Beginning - The Kinks
I should Have Known Better - Jim Diamond

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You through The Day - The Radio
Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon
Getting Better - The Beatles
When We Were Young - Whipping Boy
Even Better Than The Real Thing - U2
Where Did All The Love Go - Kasabian
Everything In It's Right Place - Radiohead
Better Man - Pearl Jam
Homebird - Foy Vance
Southside - Moby
How It Ends - Devotchka
Get it On - Mark Boland & T-Rex

8 - 9

Big Time - Peter Gabriel
Nightrocker - Chalets
Blue Monday - New Order
Crystalised - The XX
Daughter - Pearl Jam
Firestarter - The Prodigy
Can I Kick It - A Tribe Called Quest
Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen

9 - 10

Song 2 - Blur
Jump (For My Love) - Pointer Sisters
Today - Smashing Pumpkins
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
Born Slippy - Underworld
Paris Is Burning - Ladyhawke
Hard Sun - Eddie Vedder
Huricane Drunk - Florence and the Machine
Big Guns - Rory Gallagher
Jeremy - Pearl Jam

Tuesday 22 September 2009

Playlist Tuesday September 22nd 09

6:30 - 7

Help I'm Alive - Metric
Staying Alive - The Bee Gees
Wanted Dead Or Alive - Bon Jovi

7 - 8

Whatever Get's You Through The Day - The Radio
I Dream Myself Alive - Ah ha
Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien - Edith Piaf
It's Oh So Quiet - Bjork
Never Met A Girl Like You Before - Edwin Collins
Alive - Pearl Jam
Cruel intentions - Simian Mobile Disco
Alive And Kicking - Simple Minds
Grounds For Divorece - Elbow
In A Big Country - Big Country

8 - 9

Feel Good Inc - Gorillaz
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Praise You -Fat Boy Slim
Everything Counts - Depeche Mode
Alive And Amplified - The Mooney Suzuki
Hail Hail - Pearl Jam
I Love Rock And Roll - Joan Jett
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now - The Smiths

9 - 10

Somebody to Love Tua Nua
Shake Shake My Ceiling - Dark Room Notes
Cabhraighí Léi - Kíla
All Is Yellow Hot, Hot, Hot - Auto Da Fé
Supersonic - Peral Jam
The Busisness Enterprise (My Friend John) - Those Nervous Animals
Endless Art - A House
Don't Pay The Ferryman - Chris DeBurgh

Monday 21 September 2009

Playlist Monday 21st of September 09

6:30 - 7

Fight Your Kids - Chalets

The Fight - Ryuichi Sakamoto

Fight - Frank and Walters

Fighting In Built Up Areas - Ladytron

Fight For Your Right - Beastie Boys

Fighting On The Stairs - The Frames

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day

Three More Days - Ray Lamontagne

Everything is Everything - Phoenix

Kokomo - Beach Boys

Dust Devil - Madness

Electric Feel - MGMT

Big Love - Fleetwood Mac

Elderly Woman Behind The Counter in a Small Town - Pearl Jam

Fussing and Fighting - Bob Marley

Magic - Ladyhawke

Old Man - Neil Young

With God On Our Side - Manfred Man

Give Peace A Chance - John Lennon

8 - 9

Pipes Of Peace - Paul McCartney

Peace Like A River - Paul Simon

Songbird - Iain Archer

War - Edwin Starr

Universal Soldier - Buffy Saint Marie

Even Flow - Pearl Jam

Two Tribes - Frankie Goes To Hollywood

War Pigs - Black Sabbath

Masters Of War - Bob Dylan

9 - 10

19 - Paul Hardcastle

Goodnight Saigon - Billy Joel

Imagine - John Lennon

Peace In The Valley - Sabrina Johnson

The Times They Are A Changing - Bob Dylan

Do the Evolution - Pearl Jam

Whats so Funny About Peace Love And Understanding - Elvis Costello and The Atractions

Winds of Change - Scorpions

Brothers In Arms - Dire Straits

Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day

Aidadas Half Marathon - Phoenix Park Saturday the 26th

Anyone heading to Phoenix Park this Saturday should take note that the Adidas Half Marathon Road Race will tbe taking place. The race begins at 10 am and the route will have competitors running from Chesterfield Ave through Lord’s Walk, Spa Rd, North Rd, Mountjoy Cross. Runners will then come back to Chesterfield Ave, and through Wellington Rd, Acres Rd, Military Rd, Glen Rd (Upr & Lwr), onto Ordnance Survey Rd and back to Chesterfield Ave

There will be a number of gate and road cloures as a result:

Chesterfield Ave will close from 7am to 12:30pm, from 9:30am to 11am
The Main Gate will close. From 9:45am to 12pm Castleknock Gate, Ashtown Gate and Cabra Gate will close.
Ordnance Survey Rd, Upper Glenn Rd and Knockmaroon Gate will close from 9:45am to 2pm. North Rd will close from 9:45am to 11:30am and Island Bridge Rd will close from 10am to 1pm.

Friday 18 September 2009

For Your Fartist Consideration

Pearl Jam


The Foo Fighters

Though both bands appealed to the Heavens for victory, there could only be one winner.

Pearl Jam were clearly chuffed to win...

It's ok guys, we know you're smiling on the inside.

Playlist Friday 18- 9-2009


Birthday- Junior Boys
Birthday Girl- Microdisney
Happy Birthday- Altered Images
Happy Birthday, Dear Friend Lisa- Jens Lekman
Birthday- Blur
Birthday- The Beatles
Happy Birthday Mr. President- Marilyn Monroe
Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen- Neil Sedaka
Happy Birthday- Stevie Wonder

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day- The Radio
Do The Evolution- Pearl Jam
Learning To Fly- Foo Fighters
August Day Song- Bebel Gilberto
Comfortably Numb- Pink Floyd
I'm So Tired- The Beatles
A Pair Of Brown Eyes- The Pogues
Lone Star State of Mind- Nanci Griffith
Ohio- Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Go Your Own Way- Fleetwood Mac


Dissident- Pearl Jam
Everlong- Foo Fighters
Keep On Running- Spencer Davis Group
Wild Young Hearts- The Noisettes
Fiesta- The Pogues
Fire- Jimi Hendrix
Mr. Blue Sky- ELO
Diamond Jill & Crazy Jane- Engine Alley


Jeremy- Pearl Jam
Monkey Wrench- Foo Fighters
Freebird- Lynyrd Skynyrd
A Rainy Night in Soho- The Pogues
Mah Na Mah Na- Jim Henson
These Boots Are Made For Walking- Nancy Sinatra
Oh Mandy- The Spinto Band
Tears Dry On Thier Own- Amy Winehouse
My Hero- Foo Fighters

Thursday 17 September 2009

Playlist Thursday 17-9-2009

6.30 - 7

Stairway to Heaven- Led Zeppelin
Knockin' On Heaven's Door- Antony & The Johnsons
On Earth As It Is In Heaven- Ennio Morricone
Heaven Is A Place On Earth- Belinda Carlisle

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day- The Radio
Monkey Gone To Heaven- The Pixies
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now- The Smiths
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love- The Blues Brothers
Not Fade Away- The Rolling Stones
Make It Wit Chu- Queens of the Stone Age
The Irish Rover- The Pogues
Puff The Magic Dragon- Peter Paul and Mary
For No One- The Beatles
Big Bad Handsome Man- Imelda May
Too High- Stevie Wonder

8 - 9

Devil In Disguise- Elvis Presley
Teardrops- The XX
It's Still Rock and Roll To Me- Billy Joel
The Sunnyside of the Street- The Pogues
Pink Floyd- Money
Soul Deep- Ike & Tina Turner
Floating- Jape

9 - 10

Uprising- Muse
Pure Imagination- Willy Wonka/Gene Wilder
Shake Shake- Dark Room Notes
C Is For Cookie- Frank Oz
The Band Played Waltzing Matilda- The Pogues
The Debt Collector- Blur
You've Got The Love- Florence and the Machine
You Make My Dreams - Hall & Oats
Venus in Furs - The Velvet Underground and Nico

Phoenix Park Works

Anyone who normally travels through Castlknock and the Phoenix Park should take note. Castleknock Gate in the Phoenix Park will be closed to all cars for 9 weeks from September 28th, but cyclists and pedestrians will still be able to use it. This will definately cause delays in the area.

Wednesday 16 September 2009

Playlist Wednesday 16 - 9 - 09

6:30 - 7

I Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
The Prayer - Bloc Party
Save A Prayer - Duran Duran
Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Like A prayer - Madonna
My Lover's Prayer - Otis Reading

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day - The Radio
Radio Noweher - Bruce Springsteen
Cannonball - The Breeders
Elusive - Scott Matthews
Accross 110th Street - Bobby Womack
The Rat - The Walkmen
Common People - Pulp
The Sick Bed of Chuchulainn - The Pogues
Cruel Intentions - Simian Mobile Disco
Girls of Valour - The Delgados
Busisness Time - Flight of The Conchords
Boris The Spider - The Who
All These Things That I've Done - The Killers

8 - 9

Weak - Skunk Anansie
Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
New Killer Star - David Bowie
Lightning Crashes - Live
The Boy's From County Hell - The Pogues
The Key - Speech Debelle
Martha - Tom Waits
Blind - Hercules And Love Affair

9 - 10

Free Money - Patti Smith
Gotta Get Up - Nilsson
Careless Whisper - The Gossip
I Like Music - Republic Of Lose
The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
Summer In Siam - The Pogues
Close To Me - The Cure
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
The Boss - James Brown
Learning To Fly - Pink Floyd

Tuesday 15 September 2009

Playlist Tuesday 15-9-09

6:30 - 7

Grace Kelly - Mika
Grace Under Pressure - Elbow
Grace - Jeff Buckley
Graceland - Paul Simon
Amazing Grace - Ani DiFranco

7 - 8

Whatever gets You Through The Day - The radio
(I've Had) The Time of My Life - Bill Medley - Jennifer Warnes
The Boxer - Simon and garfuncle
Aquarius - Fifth Dimension
past Mistake - Tricky
Thinking About Tomorrow - Beth Orton
Misty Morning Albert Bridge - The Pogues
Leaving Las Vegas - Cheryl Crowe
Carrey - Joni Mitchel
Kim and Jessie - M83
Something In My Way - Gemma Hayes
OK Lets Take This Outside - Oppenheimer

8 - 9

Weak - Skunk Anansie
A Monologue By Fozzie Bear - Fozzie Bear
Burning Down the House - Talking Heads
Way Down In The Hole - Tome Waits
If I should Fall From Grace With God - The Pogues
Yellow - Coldplay
This is The Dream of Win and Regine - Final Fantasy
Regret - New Order

9 - 10

Paper Planes - MIA
Enjoy The Silence - Depeche Mode
All Around The World or The Myth Of Fingerprints - Paul Simon
Picture This - Blondie
A Pair Of Brown Eyes - The Pogues
Cosmic Love - Florence and the Machine
Here Comes The Rain Again - Eurythmics
Mr Birightside - The Killers
Alright - Supergrass

Amiens Street

There will be Luas testing on Amienst Street today between 10 and 4. Expect delays on Commons Street, Commons Street and Amiens Street as a result.

Tomorrow Wednesday the 16th and Thursday the the 17th Amiens St will Close from 7 pm until 6 am for Luas testing. The same closure will take place next Tuesday the 22nd and Wednesday the 23rd of September .

Happy Birthday US

Live Drive is 4
Heres to another 4!

Monday 14 September 2009

AM Playlist 14 - 9 -09

6.30 - 7

Berlin - Tkae My Breath Away
Cat Power - Breathless
The Corrs- Breathless
The Delgados - Keep on Breathing
Kate Bush - Breathing

7 - 8

The Radio - Whatever Gets You Through The day
Snow Patrol - Chocolate
Brad Mehldau - Paranoid Android
Citizen Cope - The Sun is Gonna Rise
Emmylou Harris -Michelangelo
Bell X1 - The Great Defector
Gomez - Devil Will Ride
The Pogues - Body Of An American
Devotchka - How It Ends
The Chemical Brothers - Where Do I Begin
Nina Simone - Black Is The Colour Of My True Loves Hair (Jaffa Remix)
Elbow - On A Day Like This

8 - 9

Johnny Cash - Hurt
Coldplay - Spies
Florence And The Machine - Hurricane Drunk
Aimee Mann - Wise Up
Stephen Stills - The Doctor Will See You Now
The Pogues - Fiesta
Regina Spector - Us
Hall and Oats - One and One
Paul Simon - Hearst and Bones

9 - 10

Portishead - Wandering Star
Lee Marvin - Wandering Star
Bruce Springsteen - 57 Channels (And Nothin On)
Speech Debelle - The Key
The XX - VCR
Nirvana - Sliver
The Pogues - A Rainy Night In Soho
The Go Go's - Our Lips Are Sealed
Bruce Retherman & Phil Harris - Bear Necessities
Zero 7 - In The Waiting Line
Connie Francis - Lipstick On Your Collar
Dark Room Notes - Shake Shake My Ceiling


The website has been updates and they've put a very handy online calculator on the site which allows you to calculate your savings on public transport tickets. Go to for more information

On Your Bike's

The new Dublin Bike rental scheme has finally begun. go to to register

Coldplay Road Closures

Coldplay perform at The Phoenix Park this evening. Gates open at 5pm and the show starts at 6:15pm. Some road closures will be in place from 6pm until 1am to facilitate the concert. Chesterfield Ave, Acres Rd, Cabra/Mountjoy Cross Rd, Knockmaroon Gate, Ashtown Gate and Castleknock Gate will all be closed close.

Friday 11 September 2009


Congratulations to all who won a a term of Singing, Acting and Dancing classes at the newly opened Habemus Performing Arts School. Barry, Carol, Colm and Mike!

For Your Fartist Consideration

The Pogues



The Pogues Win by 2% of the Vote

Gene Simmons Vows Revenge

Friday 4 September 2009

For Your Fartist Consideration

Aretha Franklin


James Brown