Tuesday 31 August 2010

Playlist Tuesday 31st August 2010

6.30 - 7
Final Fantasy - This is the Dream of Win and Regine
Tom Petty - Running Down a Dream
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
Kate Bush - Army Dreamers
David Bowie - Moonage Daydream
The Cranberries - Dreams
The Human League - Together in Electric Dreams
Blondie - Dreaming
The Brand New Heavys - Dream on Dreamer

James Vincent MacMorrow - This old Dark Machine
Lenny Kravitz - Sittin on top of the World
Fleet Foxes - Blue Ridge Mountain
John Lennon - ~#9 Dream
Dixie Chicks - Not Ready to Make Nice
The New Pornographers - Challengers
Neil Diamond - Hell Yeah
Van Morrisson - The Way Young Lovers Do
Queen - You Don't Fool Me

PJ Harvey - You said Something
Men at Work - Land Down Under
The 4 of Us - WildFlower
Van She - Kelly
James Vincent MacMorrow -This Old Dark Machine
Louis Armstrong - We Have all the time in the World
Bill Withers - Harlem

Don Henley - New York Minute
Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper
Murray Head- One Night In Bangkok
Ani Di Franco - 78% H20
John Lennon - Watching the Wheels
The Villagers - Becoming a Jackal
Glenn Fry - The Heat is on
AC/DC - Highway to Hell

Playlist Monday 30-8-10


B52'S - Planet Claire
The Puppinni Sisiters - Walk Like An Egyptian
Aimee Mann - Driving Sideways
Seal - The Beginning
Talking Heads - Girlfriend is Better
John Lennon - Just Like Starting Over
The Avett Brothers - Laundry Room
Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
The Breeders - Happiness is a Warm Gun
Bruce Springsteen - 57 Channels

The Villagers - Becoming A Jackal
Regina Spector - On the Radio
The Cardigans - My Favourite Game
The Smiths - Please Please Please Let me
John Lennon - Imagine
Janis Joplin - Summertime
Generationals - When They Fight
The Who - Baba O'Reilly


Dark Room Notes - Shake Shake my Ceiling
A-HA  - #9 Dream
Phil Collins- I Wish it Would Rain Down
Hothouse Flowers - I'm Sorry
Beth Orton - Central Reservation
John Lennon - Just Like Starting Over
MGMT-Time to Pretend
Halll and Oates - Say It Isn't So
Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues
The Fugees - Ready or Not
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black

Friday 27 August 2010

And you thought traffic moved fast on the M50 junctions!

A cracking shot of vehicles driving on the Guomao Bridge in Beijing, China.

Awww :(

For Your Fartist Consideration!




John Lennon is next week's Fartist!
Paul McCartney was astounded to find himself being called a loser on John Mc's last day...

The John McEvoy Tribute Playlist Friday - 27-8-2010

6.30 - 7

Say Goodbye To It All - Chris DeBurgh
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
Last Goodbye - Jeff Buckley
Goodbye Stranger - Supertramp
Say Hello Wave Goodbye - Soft Cell

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day - The Radio
Whatever Gets You Through The Night - John Lennon
Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney
Wired For Sound - Cliff Richard
Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
Back Of The Van - Ladyhawke
Me And Paul - Willie Nelson
House Of Fun - Madness
Mushaboom - Feist
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Walking On The Moon - The Pale

8 - 9 

Earth Song - Michael Jackson
Greatest American Hero - Larry Carlton
Alive And Amplified - The Mooney Suzuki
Freewheel - Duke Special
Big City Life - Matafix
Baggy Trousers - Madness
We All Stand Together - Paul McCartney
Watching The Wheels - John Lennon
Making Plans For Nigel - XTC

9 - 10

Can't Stand Losing You - The Police
Vanilla Sky - Paul McCartney
Imagine - John Lennon
Let The Monkey Drive - Sparks
Walk Like An Egyptian - The Bangles
Everything In Its Right Place - Radiohead
Driving In My Car - Madness
No. 13 Baby - The Pixies
Goodbye Horses - Q Lazarus
Jet - Paul McCartney

The Last Live Drive Link Up!

The last ever Live Drive Link-Up on John Mc's last ever day with us. It could only be fitting to play "We All Stand Together" aka "The Frog Song" to send both of them off!

Where did the link go? Well, it went a little like this:

Hi sarah. Simple link, the frog song (we all stand together) is so good it's bad, so call the police, i can't stand losing you for john the brave. Ray

Link - the police - can't stand losing you - how apt ! Please say hello to Richie judge also leaving our job . Gar Gar

The Best Of The Rest Of The Texts:

Paul McCartney to linda McCartney who has a prostetic leg to falling slowly by glen hansard.. From disco stu

The Frog Song to: "Jerimiah Was A Bullfrog" by Three Dog Night to: The Bonzo Dog Band's "The Intro And The Outro" john the us expat

We all stand 2gether > stand > by REM > wots de frequency kenneth {ken} (ken from meath)

Frog song is John Favourite song John is leaving today play Yazoo Don't Go nicknameless

The Frog song to it's not easy being green by Kermit the Frog-MUSICMAN

We all stand together, except the tough who always get going, when the going gets tough, like John Mc - Rachel

If we all stand together does that mean we can look forward to Return of the Mac? Good luck John. Col

Poor mack wanted the frog chorus for the first few weeks of the linkup competition, Sinatra sang mack the knife and he also sang my way, covered by jonny rotten which would be a great send off song for John, Mark

Linkup-the frog song. Paul Mac wrote this he also wrote live and let die, guns and roses did a great cover of this but they also did don't cry, which is the message of the day. Mack

We all stand together to i saw her standing there by the beatles who sing drive my car to let the monkey drive by sparks. Cosmo seinfeld

The frog song 2 kermit the frog who was green, the riddler wore green aswell and his enemy was batman so play here comes your man by the pixies (for john) TEJ

'We all stand together' on the m50 because john is leaving which results in a 'long line of cars' (by cake - hope you have one for john) stephen from swords

Thursday 26 August 2010

Playlist Thursday 26-8-2010

6.30 - 7

Gone Daddy Gone - Violent Femmes
I'm Good I'm Gone - Lykke Li
Be Good Be Gone - Fionn Regan
Since You've Been Gone - Rainbow
Gone Forever - Cry Before Dawn
The Thrill Is Gone - B.B. King
Gone Gone Gone - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day - The Radio
Gone - The Cure
Disco 2000 - Pulp
Gone Daddy Gone - Gnarls Barkley
I Know I'm Not Alone - Michael Franti And Spearhead
The Fly - U2
Veronica - Elvis Costello
My Girl - Madness
Kelly - Van She
Type A Jitters - Saso
Goddess On A Highway - Mercury Rev
The Raiders March - John Williams
The Obvious Child - Paul Simon
The Emporer's New Clothes - Sinead O'Connor

8 - 9

Linger - Cranberries
The Ecstacy Of Gold - Enio Moricone
Suzanne - Leonard Cohen
Flying Theme From E.T. - John Williams
Killer - Seal
Baggy Trousers - Madness
Only Happy When It Rains - Garbage
Mahna Mahna - The Muppets
Stand By The Jams - The KLF

9 - 10

You  Could Be Mine - Guns N' Roses
Talk Talk - Talk Talk
Wings Of A Dove - Madness
Leaving Las Vegas - Sheryl Crow
Walk It Off - Angus And Julia Stone
Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart - Janis Joplin
Uncle Sam - Madness
Because The Night - Patti Smith Group
To My Bones - Wallis Bird
The Prayer - Bloc Party
Can't Stand Me Now - The Libertines
Celebrate - An Emotional Fish

Thursday's Live Drive Link-Up

The Live Drive Link Up this morning was, Garbage's "I'm Only Happy When It Rains"  as lead singer Shirley Manson is 44!

Well believe it or not, but it was linked to Guns N' Roses' You Could Be Mine.

Here how Gavin did it!

Shirley from garbage was in the Terminator tv series (as a terminator) & terminator was a film too. Guns n roses did theme in T2 so play U Could Be Mine. Gavin

The Best Of The Rest Of The Texts

"Only Happy When it Rains" to "Famous Blue Raincoat" by Leonard Cohen. Neither Leonard nor Shirley sound very happy. john the us expat

Garbage is another word for trash. With poetic licence I get thrash metal which is epitomized by Metallica. I'm only happy when it rains is 'Sad but True' so how about that track? Col.

I'm only happy when it rains 2 its raining again by supertramp who sang the logical song. Logical was a favorite saying of mr spock who was in star trek so play the common people by william shatner (as a tribute 2 john) TEJ

Garbage did the worst ever 007 theme, the best one was by Carly Simon, so play The Spy who loved me!

Butch whatshisface was in Garbage and he produced Nirvanas Nevermind. Courtney Love married to Kurt was in Hole, as was Melissa Auf Der Maur who played in the Smashing Pumkins for a bit. Forget that though cos she also dated Dave Grohl who played with Lemmy in Probot so play Ace Of Spades by Motorhead. TallaforniaMan has a sore head after that one

Garbages shirley Manson to shirley valentine to blue valentine by tom waits

Only happy when it rains suggests that she is pad when it's sunny. How about playing the Jackson 5 as they feel the opposite as "there ain't on sunshine" when they are sad. Thanks, Keith.

Only Happy When It Rains leads to Its Raining Men, thats when I'm happy :-) Mathew

Garbage.. Oscar the Grouch lived in a Garbage can. Oscar was the original muppet on Seasme Street play that Muppet song for Anima :) nicknameless

Garbage is rubbish so play something by oasis. Actually dont. Forget i said anything. Cosmo seinfeld

Linkup- simple one november rain a guns and roses. Mack

Shirley manson plays a terminator in the sarah connor chronicles. Guns n roses were on the terminator 2 soundtrack. You could play paradise city. Cosmo seinfeld

If she's only happy when it rains then play make it rain by tom waits

Wednesday 25 August 2010

Playlist Wednesday 24-8-10

6.30 - 7

Birdhouse In Your Soul - They Might Be Giants
Blackbird - The Beatles
Surfin' Bird - The Trashmen
Electric Bird - Sia
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley And The Wailers
Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Bird On A Wire - Leonard Cohen

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day - The Radio
King Of The Mountain - Kate Bush
Birdland - Weather Report
Stupid Thing - Aimee Mann
And It Stoned Me - Van Morrison
Take Me To The River - Talking Heads
Heaven - Lamb
Tarzan's Nuts- Madness
Becoming A Jackal - Villagers
Over The Hills And Far Away - Led Zeppelin
Money Don't Matter 2 Night - Prince
TVC15 - David Bowie
Songbird - Iain Archer

8 - 9

Adventures In Solitude - The New Pornographers
Prince Charming - Adamn And The Ants
Gigantic - The Pixies
Walk It Off - Angus And Julia Stone
Up The Junction - Squeeze
Teardrop - Massive Attack
Tomorrow's Just Another Day- Madness
Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star
Gypsy - Suzanne Vega
Can The Can - Suzi Quatro

9 - 10

Golden Age - TV On The Radio
Together In Electric Dreams - Human League
Dare - Gorillaz
Dust Devil - Madness
Last Night - The Strokes
Embarassment - Madness
Cardiac Arrest - Madness
Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad - Moby
Flower Duet From Lakme - Delibes
The Raiders March - John Williams And The London Symphony Orchestra
Epocha - Gotan Project
We Are Family - Sister Sledge

Wednesday's Live Drive link-Up

This morning's Live Drive Link-Up came to us this morning from The Buggles' legendary "Video Killed The Radio Star", with keyboardist Geoff Downes being 58 today.

It was a potential mind-Buggles-er but not for you clever people. Nicole was astounded by Col's link which incorporated Live Drive so he was the winner. Here's how he did it.

Video killed the radio star. You need a tv to play the video, but you also want to listen to Live Drive on the radio. To do both you can put your 'TV on the Radio' so how about something by them. Col.

And The Best Of The Rest:

John peel was a radio star. I miss him much. Play miss you by the stones. Annie

Video killed the radio star, but they'll always be together in Electric Dreams! MG-Girlie

Guess who else sang about radio? Yep, fab Donna Summer.. So play "On the Radio". Bill

Buggles rhymes with Muggles which are non magical folk in Harry Potter. Harry is a student wizard so play some Wizard. :-) Thanks, Keith.

Barry White is a radio and video star and rather than killing anyone HE saved my life so play Fun Loving Criminals. :-) Thanks, Keith.

Buggles with. Video killed the radio star to Gerry Ryan who was a huge radio star who died this year who has a daughter called bonnie to bonnie Tyler total eclipse of the heart .. From disco stu

Video killed the radio star to what's the frequency Kenneth by rem .. From disco stu

Buggles singer was Trevor Horn who was head of ZTT records links Frankie goes to Hollywood links Marina and the Diamond song Hollywood. nicknameless

Video killed the radio star, but while the run always shines on tv, we're all radio ga ga! Alison

Linkup. It was the first music video to be played on mtv. One of the artists from the monkey's (dave) was the main person behind mtv so any chance of the monkeys theme tune or there is another song about another animal called the frog song. Mack

"Video" killed the "radio" star; "radio" ga ga by Queen which i tink was one of de 1st "videos" on MTV (ken from meath)

Hi. to kill a radio star you must be a killer. Thin lizzy sang killer on the loose... . A good song to get the blood flowing! Mark, The white van man

Lead singer of buggles, trevor horn, went on to become a top producer. Please play clever trevor by ian dury. Gar.

Presidents of the USA covered video killed. Bill Clinton is a president who played the sax, the sax which features prominently in Gerry Raffertys Baker St which is an awfully bad tune, so play Bad by U2

TV On The Radio returned video to the radio. "Golden Age" john the us expat

Hi sarah. Video killed the radio star came out the same year gerry ryan launched his show on 2fm, Play his favourite song chasing cars in his honour. Ray

Video Killed the Radio Star, and all you hear is Radio Gaga...

Video Killed The Radio Star to On The Radio by Regina Spektor

A Live Drive hat on tour!

One of our regular listeners, Cosmo Seinfeld, took a recent trip to the US of A and remembered to bring his wonderful Live Drive hat, an essential piece of headgear in the hot US sun.

Here are some pics documenting his trip.And that of his hat!

Tuesday 24 August 2010

Tuesday's Live Drive Link-Up

This morning's Live Drive Link-Up was brought to you by Jean Michel Jarre who's birthday it just so happened to be. We played you his hit Oxygen and where oh where did it go to? Well simple actually to Air and Sexy Boy

Who did this and how?

Oxygen to Air which are also french so please play sexy boy. Little missy

The best of the rest of the texts:

Jean Michel Jarre did music for the film the Exorcist, it featured a
scary lady, so play Bjork. I find her kinda scary...

Oxygen and The air that i breath. Owen from swords

Oxygen is O2, Best gig in O2 this year was Kiss, play God gave rock n
roll nicknameless

Link-up. Guess what the most common nickname is for a french person?
Guess which song i'm looking for. Mack

Oxygen is what we breathe to live play Prodigy Breathe :) nicknameless

Wendy (who used to be Walter) Carlos was father (or mother) of
synthesiser music and has a name easier to pronounce than JM Jarre.
Play Air on a G String. Bill

Oxygen part ii , love is like oxygen was sung by sweet. Eurythmics
sang sweet dreams are made of this. Dave stewart was in eurythmics.
Dave stewart and barbara gaskin performed its my party, so play that
for JMJ'S birthday  usa boy

Oxygen 2 love is like oxygen by sweet who sang ballroom blitz.
Blitzkrieg meant lightning strike, u cant hav lightning without
thunder which is a loud sound, so play spoonman by soundgarden. TEJ

Hi guys,yassa n'dour is also french,he dueted with nenah cherry on 7
seconds,she is eagle eye cherry's sister,so play falling in love.

Oxygen is needed to breath. Breath is sang by the progidy who also
sang firestarter,so play set the fire to the 3rd bar by snow patrol.

Oxygen feeds the blood, blood goes to the Heart, play Lita Ford she
got my heart pumping when she touched my hand in the Rds 1988 :-P

Sweet had a hit "Love is Like Oxygen." That leads to "Sweet Emotion"
by Aerosmith. Double-link Oxygen in Aero.

Oxygen is air so play phil collins something in the air  pat

 jean michel jar to whiskey in ze jar by thin lizzy ... From ze disco stu .

Hi, Oxygen is in the air that i breathe. Play the hollies. Routefinderman

Hi oxygen is a part of the atmosphere. Why not play ELO Mr. Blue sky !
Enjoying the show as usual... First time to text... Mark

Jean-Michael was married 2 Charlotte Rampling who starred in Tis a
pity she's a whore. So play private dancer by Tina Turner. Dan

Grats Lil' Missy. Three links used "Love is Like Oxygen" by Sweet. Can
you play that one as well? john the us expat

Oxygen is needed to breath. Breath is sang by the progidy who also
sang firestarter,so play set the fire to the 3rd bar by snow patrol.

For link up how about my iron lung...it supplies oxegen. gavin

Playlist Tuesday 24-8-10

6.30 - 7

Sound Fades With Distance - David Kitt
Fade Away And Radiate - Blondie
Fade To Grey - Visage
Fade Into You - Mazzy Star
Not Fade Away - The Rolling Stones
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand
Street Spirit (Fade Out) - Radiohead
In The Fade - Queens Of The Stone Age

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day - The Radio
Don't You - Simple Minds
The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (With All Your Power) - The Flaming Lips
Black-Eyed Boy - Texas
Under The Bridge - The Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Turn - Stace Gill
In The Middle Of The Night - Madness
42 West Avenue - Cashier No.9
Friends In Time - The Golden Horde
Freewheel - Duke Special
I Walk On Gilded Splinters - Paul Weller
Yekermo Sew (A Man Of Experience And Wisdom) - Mulatu Astatqe

8 - 9

Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
Challengers - The New Pornographers
The Weary Kind - Ryan Bingham
Waiting (Tom Lord-Alge Remix) - The Devlins
Television, The Drug Of The Nation - The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy
Michael Caine - Madness
Oxygen Part 2 - Jean Michel Jarre
Thrill Me - The Undertones

9 - 10

One Headlight - The Wallflowers
Yesterday's Men - Madness
The High Road - Broken Bells
Purple Rain - Prince And The Revolution
Shut Up - Madness
Past Mistake - Tricky
Wondaland - Janelle Monae
Goddamn Right It's A Beautiful Day - Eels
New Orleans Bump - Wynton Marsalis

Monday 23 August 2010

I'll never complain about a traffic jam again!

We just spotted this article on AFP 
China's nine-day traffic jam stretches 100km
BEIJING — Thousands of vehicles were bogged down Monday in a more than 100-kilometre (62-mile) traffic jam leading to Beijing that has lasted nine days and highlights China's growing road congestion woes.
The Beijing-Tibet expressway slowed to a crawl on August 14 due to a spike in traffic by cargo-bearing heavy trucks heading to the capital, and compounded by road maintenance work that began five days later, the Global Times said.
The state-run newspaper said the jam between Beijing and Jining city had given birth to a mini-economy with local merchants capitalising on the stranded drivers' predicament by selling them water and food at inflated prices.
That stretch of highway linking Beijing with the northern province of Hebei and the Inner Mongolia region has become increasingly prone to massive jams as the capital of more than 20 million people sucks in huge shipments of goods.

Traffic slowed to a snail's pace in June and July for nearly a month, according to earlier press reports.
The latest clog has been worsened by the road improvement project, made necessary by highway damage caused by a steady increase in cargo traffic, the Global Times said.
China has embarked in recent years on a huge expansion of its national road system but soaring traffic periodically overwhelms the grid.
The congestion was expected to last into mid-September as the road project will not be finished until then, the newspaper said.
The roadway is a major artery for the supply of produce, coal and other goods to Beijing.

Monday's Live Drive Link-Up

This mornings Live Drive link-up song was Survivor's, Eye Of The Tiger as Survivor's singer Jimi Jameson is 59 today.

We had the usual barrage of the weird and the wonderful but in the end Alison triumphed with this wonderfull link-up:

He may have the eye of the tiger, but the lion sleeps tonight so let the monkey drive!  Alison

The best of the rest of the texts:

Survivor to i'm a survivor by destiney's child who had beyonce knowles who was in austin powers' goldmember which was a parody of goldfinger wit james bond who also starred in on her majesty's secret service and her majesty is the queen of england so play Land of hope and glory by madness. It never sent 2 u. Cud u play the song 4 me anyway please :-). TEJ

Eye of tiger..rocky..philidelphia...streets of philly...tom hanks...forest hump..loads of great songs on ost, so let's pick Creedence clearwater revival. gavin

Eye of the Tiger to the Celtic Tiger to Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now by the Smiths

"Eye of the Tiger" was written at the request of Sylvester Stallone for the film Rocky III, as a replacement for Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" for which Stallone was unable to obtain permission. So play "Another Rides the Bus" by Weird Al.

Jimi Jamison also sang backup vocals with ZZ Top "Sharp Dressed Man"

Eye of the tiger survivor to soul survivor link david soul dont give up on me baby  pat

Linkup. eye of the tiger - zoo animals groilla's - unseen artists daft punk - 'alive' which ties back into survivor. Mack

Eye of tiger theme to rocky play tune from rocky horror. Bren mcgrath 29 ayrfield ave ayrfield dublin 13.

Eye of the tiger to The Devil Eye by Chris de Burgh which is the sequel song to Spainish Train  play Spainish Train nicknameless

When The Tigers Broke Free Pink Floyd john the us expat

Jimi Jamison shares his birthday with Rick Springfield who plays Doctor Noah Drake  General Hospital "The Doctor Will See You Now" Stephen Stills

Eye Of The Tiger to Tiger Milk by Belle And Sebastion - May

Eye Of The Tiger to Betty Davis Eyes - Joe

Linkup.eye of the tiger - zoo animals groilla's - unseen artists daft punk - 'alive' which ties back into survivor. Mack

Jimi Jamison shares his birthday with Julian Casablancas of The Strokes which cause "Brain Damage" by Pink Floyd.

Jimi Jamison shares his birthday with Dean DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots who fly the aircraft Belle X1 who sound like the Talking Heads. So play "Burning Down the House."

Friday 20 August 2010

And Now, The End Is Near...

Those of you who regularly commute via the N3 will be delighted to hear that the final pieces of the jigsaw are starting to slot into place. An official opening has been pencilled in for August 31st, after which all of the slips will be opened permanently.

The first stage of these final works will be happening tonight from 10pm with the permanent closure of the existing southbound on-ramp from the junction. This will be replaced by the new free-flow slip from the N3 inbound to the M50 SB which opens at 6am tomorrow morning. Diversions will be in place from 10 to 6.

Just a note on the final layout. There will be no direct access to the M50 South for traffic coming from Blanchardstown village. Traffic wishing to access the M50 South from Blanch village must continue citybound and take the left slip just after the roundabout, this slip will allow you to turn right to the N3/Auburn junction where you must turn right again to the N3 outbound to proceed to the free-flow slip to the M50 South.

For Your Fartist Consideration!



The Cure

Clearly our listeners quite like being gripped by Madness, as the Cure were pipped at the winning post by a mere one vote.

So Madness are next week's Fartist!

They also clearly have a penchant for stating the obvious...

Playlist Friday 20-8-10

6.30 - 7

In The Heat Of The Morning (Live) - David Bowie
London Bye Ta-Ta - David Bowie
Memory Of A Free Festival (Live) - David Bowie
It Ain't Easy (Live) - David Bowie
I'm Waiting For The Man (Live) - David Bowie
White Light/White Heat - David Bowie
Hang On To Yourself (Live with John Peel) - David Bowie
Oh! You Pretty Things (Live) - David Bowie
Let Me Sleep Beside You - David Bowie

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day - The Radio
House Of Fun - Madness
Close To You- The Cure
This Woman's Work - Kate Bush
Little Red - Cathy Davey
I Left My Wallet In El Segundo - A Tribe Called Quest
The Man Who Sold The World - David Bowie
Lover, You Should Have Come Over - Jeff Buckley
You Said Something - PJ Harvey
Becoming A Jackal - Villagers
Fame 90 (Remix) - David Bowie

8 - 9

Friday I'm In Love - The Cure
Our House- Madness
Rock 'N Roll Suicide - David Bowie
Helpless - The Band
Let's Dance - David Bowie
Old Town - Phil Lynott
Baggy Trousers- Madness
The Love Cats - The Cure

9 - 10

Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
Big In Japan - Alphaville
Thunderstruck - AC/DC
Michael Caine - Madness
Boys Don't Cry - The Cure
Dancing In The Street - David Bowie And Mick Jagger
Crystallised - The xx
Victims - Boy George And Culture Club
It Ain't Easy - David Bowie
Modern Love - David Bowie
In-Between Days - The Cure

Win win win!

That's what happened to Shane, Alan and Ritchie this morning when they won tickets to the Last Waltz tribute show taking place tomorrow night in the Olympia.

Well done to all of you!

Friday's Live Drive Link-Up

This morning's Live Drive Link-Up brought us the dulcet tones of one Philip Parris 'Phil' Lynott, who would have been 61 today.

Mark didn't even break a "Cold Sweat" when he sent in this winning link:
Phil lynott's father-in-law was Lesley Crowther, the first host of Stars In Their Eyes, a programme of impersonators, the most commonly impersonated person is elvis, so play suspicious minds.

The quality of useless information that our listeners know never ceases to amaze us!

And The Best Of The Rest:

Old town to Dirty Aul Town - Luke Kelly. Musicman

Phil lynott was from dublin as were de dubliners who sang "dirty old town" but its a common misconception dat it was written about dublin. Ewan mc coll (kirsty's dad) wrote it about salford, greater manchester so it has 2 b DIRTY OLD TOWN by THE DUBLINER'S ! {ken from meath}

Old town 2 allen town by billy joel who sang the piano man so play I'm the man by joe jackson. TEJ

Old Town by Philo Philo was from My hometown Dublin play Bruce Springsteen My Hometown :) nicknameless

Another link between Philo and Elvis Philo sung The Kings call which is about Elvis :) too late to think of that now nicknameless

Oldtown by phil lynott to downtown train by tom waits from disco stu

Oldtown by phil lynott to the town i loved so well written by phil coulter ... Double linkage ... from disco stu

Phil Lynott is an Irish legend and he is singing about old things. How about some other Irish legends singing about new things. New Years Day by U2 maybe? :-) Thanks, Keith.

Phil Lynott was in Thin Lizzy, play Whiskey In The Jar - Michael

Lonely town:rick nelson.

Thursday 19 August 2010

Playlist Thursday 19-8-10

6.30 - 7

Speed Of Life - David Bowie
Breaking Glass - David Bowie
What In The World - David Bowie
Sound And Vision - David Bowie
Always Crashing In The Same Car - David Bowie
Be My Wife - David Bowie
A New Career In A New Town - David Bowie
Warszawa - David Bowie
Art Decade - David Bowie

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day - The Radio
Washington Down - The 4 Of Us
A Boy Named Sue (Live) - Johnny Cash
Let Me Sleep Beside You - David Bowie
Sylvia's Mother - Dr. Hook
Ballad Of Nice And Easy - Gomez
Fallen From The Sky - Glen Hansard
The Loneliest Guy - David Bowie
Buckets OF Rain - Bob Dylan
Smoke 'Em - Fun Lovin' Criminals
Wrong (Todd Terry remix) - Everything But The Girl
Chemtrails - Beck
Alphabet Street - Prince

8 - 9

The Laughing Gnome - David Bowie
A Forest - The Cure
Life On Mars? - David Bowie
Violently Happy - Bjork
Rawhide - Frankie Laine
Thursday's Child - David Bowie
I Want To Break Free - Queen
Victims - Boy George And Culture Club
Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

9 - 10

Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Revolution 1993 - Jamiroquai
Goodbye Horses - Q Lazarus
Orange Crush - REM
Do You Realize?? - The Flaming Lips
Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
Voodoo Child - Jimi Hendrix
The Man Who Sold The World- Nirvana
Underground - David Bowie
Freak - Chic
This Is War - Ben Kweller
Andy Warhol - David Bowie

Thursday's Live Drive Link-Up

This morning's Live Drive Link-Up was Queen's "I Want To Break Free", chosen for John Deacon, the band's bass player, who is 59 today.

After picking a couple of complicated links this week, Nicole went with Lorcan's short-and-sweet link.

The opposite of free you would be in prison, so play Folsum Prison Blues by Johnny Cash. Regards, Lorcan

And The Best Of The Rest:

I Want To Break Free, to I'm Free by the Rolling Stones, to Queens Of The Stone Age and Go With The Flow. A motto for life :) Jim

I Want To Break Free to I'm Free by the Soup Dragons to Alphabet Soup by Bell X1 - Gemma

Brian may from queen did a song called driven by you, used in an advert by ford, another car advert used fly away by Lenny kravitz, who wrote an album with Vanessa paradis, so please link to Joe le taxi. Mark

Queen sung Under Pressure with David Bowie. Vanilla Ice ripped it off with Ice Ice baby... Play Jedward who ripped both off them off :) nicknameless

I want to break free by queen to steve mcqueen in towering inferno, link come on baby light my fire by the doors. pat

I want to break free by queen to I'm in chains by Tina arena to the Texas chainsaw massacre to black eyed boy by Texas. From disco stu

I want to break free by queen is an unchained melody u could say so play this by the righteous brothers. From disco stu

Morn Sarah, Woman in chains tears 4 fears.... break free/Freddie played a woman in the video. Col Klink

Deacon leads to Al Green who suspended his recording career to become a pastor (deacon). Green leads to Green Day. Play "American Idiot". john the us expat

I want to break free to freebird by lynard Skynard who also sang Sweet Home Alabama which is a state in the US next to Georgia. Play Midnight train to Georgia by Gladys Knight. Yolande

Queens marry kings. Kings of the stone age. Dave groel featured as their drummer. He fronts the foo fighters. So play learning to fly!

Wednesday 18 August 2010

"It Must Be Love" for Madness!

There was a definite feeling amongst the Live Drive crew this morning that where our listeners are concerned, "It Must Be Love" for the UK's biggest-selling singles band, Madness.

So it was not a "Grey Day" for Anthony and Shirley, who are both going "One Step Beyond" Dublin to Bray to see the musical "Our House" this Friday at the Mermaid Theatre. Well done to you both!

If you didn't win, the show is running until this Saturday the 21st, go and catch this great production if you can! For tickets, click here.

Playlist Wednesday 18-8-10

6.30 - 7

V-2 Schneider - David Bowie
Sense Of Doubt - David Bowie
Moss Garden - David Bowie
Neukoln - David Bowie
The Secret Life Of Arabia - David Bowie
Abdulmajid - David Bowie
Joe The Lion - David Bowie
Beauty And The Beast - David Bowie

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day - The Radio
I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) - Meatloaf
Money - Pink Floyd
Starman - David Bowie
All These Thing That I've Done - The Killers
Dog Days Are Over - Florence And The Machine
Young Americans - David Bowie
Grace Under Pressure - Elbow
Animal Nitrate - Suede
The Laughing Gnome - David Bowie
Wishing On A Star - Paul Weller
Becoming A Jackal - Villagers

8 - 9

Let Me Sleep Beside You - David Bowie
You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones
Rosanna - Toto
John, I'm Only Dancing - David Bowie
Our House - Madness
Oh! You Pretty Things - David Bowie
Wake Up - The Arcade Fire
Under Pressure - Queen And David Bowie
The Love Cats - The Cure
Footloose - Kenny Loggins

9 - 10

Diamond Dogs - David Bowie
Slide - Junkster
Your Hands (Together) - The New Pornographers
Time - David Bowie
For The First Time - The Script
Sound And Vision - David Bowie
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) - Marvin Gaye
Let The Monkey Drive - Sparks
Bring On The Dancing Horses - Echo And The Bunnymen
Love Me Tender- Elvis Presley
You Can't Hurry Love- Phil Collins
The Beat That My Heart Skipped - Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip

"Leaving On A Jet Plane"? (But hopefully not)

For the morning that's in it, we decided to play some songs for those nervous people getting their Leaving Cert results today.

Dog Days Are Over - Florence And The Machine
Grace Under Pressure - Elbow
Wishing On A Star - Paul Weller
You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones
Under Pressure - Queen And David Bowie

Other suggestions from listeners included Alice Cooper's "School's Out", REM's "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)", Bobby McFerrin's "Don't Worry, Be Happy", An Emotional Fish's "Celebrate", "Freak Out" by Chic and the Verve's "Bittersweet Symphony".

Fingers crossed for all of you from everyone in Live Drive!

Wednesday's Live Drive Link-Up

This morning's Live Drive Link-Up, as always, drew some inspired connections from you clever lot.

In the end, Steve was the successful linker-upper with this:
Arcade Fire are canadian and so is Bryan Adams who sung the theme tune to the three muskateers which starred kiefer Sutherland who was in flatliners with kevin bacon who was in footloose which was by kenny loggins! Ta da! Steve.

He was chuffed to win, since his dog ate his old cap! Obviously his dog has great taste, but still.

And the Best Of The Rest:

Wake up to wake me up before you go go just for a laugh cos its hump day.

Wake up was the Intro song for U2 Vertigo tour, my girlfriend is Cassandra (who is suffering badly with Vertigo), play Wonderstuff and Vic Reeves I'm so Dizzy :) nicknameless

Prodigy had a song about a bloke who started fires, they also wrote a song called charley, which is slang for cocaine, which is an illegal drug, as is heroin, therefore you could play golden brown by the stranglers

Arcade fire."zen arcade" husker du, who covered "eight miles high" by the byrds.there you go. richard

I think the original 'wake up' song was "Wake Up Little Susie" by the Everly Brothers. Bill

For the live drive link up from arcade fire to U2's unforgettable fire, U2 were due to play Glastonbury but couldn't but Thom Yorke played a surpise set so play Pyramid song by radiohead. lorcan

The members of Arcade Fire, Win Butler and Regine Chassagne, also perform under the name Win and Regine. "Final Fantasy" is a Live Drive favorite. This leads to "Final Countdown" by Europe. This leads to "Space Oddity" and Major Tom's final space flight by David Bowie who we are featuring this week. john the us expat

Wake up links to sunday morning by the velvet underground, the film blue velvet is a david lynch film, another david lynch film is mullholland drive which had a fabulous version of crying by roy orbison. Could you please play the spanish or original version? Little missy

Wake up by arcade fire to sleepy the dwarf to snow white to snow patrol , so play chasing cars by snow patrol... From disco stu

Arcade Fire are Canadian, so is Bryan Adams, play Run To You

Arcade Fire to Final Fantasy ("Dream of Wyn and Regine") - Ray

Tuesday 17 August 2010

The Winners Take It All!

Or at the very least, our final pairs of tickets for next week's Girls' gig in the Academy. And those lucky people on this morning's show were Noel and Dermot!

Father Jack Hackett was very disappointed to find out that there are no actual girls in the band...

Congrats to all our winners this week!

Playlist Tuesday 17-8-10

6.30 - 7

Pablo Picasso - David Bowie
Never Get Old - David Bowie
The Loneliest Guy - David Bowie
Looking For Water - David Bowie
She'll Drive The Big Car - David Bowie
Days - David Bowie
Fall Dog Bombs The Moon - David Bowie

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day - The Radio
All The Pictures On The Wall - Paul Weller
You And Me - Vega 4
New Killer Star - David Bowie
Fade Away And Radiate - Blondie
Private Life - Grace Jones
Fame 90 - David Bowie
Love Like Nicotine- Dark Room Notes
These Foolish Things - Brian Ferry And Roxy Music
One More Time - Daft Punk
Under Pressure - Queen And David Bowie
Nightrocker - The Chalets
Always Something There To Remind Me - Sandie Shaw

8 - 9

Hallo Space Boy (Lost In Space Mix) - David Bowie
Roam - The B-52s
Ghost Mouth - Girls
Five Years - David Bowie
Some Candy Talking - Jesus And Mary Chain
TVC15 - David Bowie
Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns 'N Roses
Rock 'N Roll Suicide - David Bowie
Pistachio - Lisa Hannigan

9 - 10

Theme From Hawaii 5-0 - 70s And 80s TV
Say So - Uh Huh Her
Suite For Solo Cello No.1 in G Major - Yo-Yo Ma
Sexy Sadie - The Beatles
Changes - David Bowie
Guess Again - Future Kings Of Spain
Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
Sinnerman - Felix Da Housecat And Nina Simone
Space Oddity - David Bowie

Tuesday's Live Drive Link-Up

This morning's Live Drive Link-Up was courtesy of Guns 'N Roses, who's ex-guitarist Gilby Clarke is 48 today.

Routerfinderman was on the ball this morning with a well-thought out link which Nicole highly approved of:
Morning! Child of mine -> Child in time, a song by Deep Purple featuring Jon Lord. Jack Lord played the lead in Hawaii 5-O, which is back for a new series this year. Play the theme tune - Routefinderman

And while the sender didn't win a hat, the sweetest text to arrive in this morning was definitely this one:
Sweet child of mine, leads to Claire, the name of my child, who is very sweet... Play Claire by Gilbert O'Sullivan


And the Best Of The Rest:

My brother just saw slash play live in oz two nights ago. A song that talks about a family member, his father drives it which leads to The JCB song. Mack. Back from scout camp.

Seal..A kiss from a Rose. Avril

Gun's n Roses to Axel Rose and his tribute band, Axel is a muppet play anything by the Muppets.. Apologies to the Muppets :) nicknameless

Hi guys. Sweet child of mine links to sweet emotion by aerosmith. Gnr also backed up aerosmith the 1987 US Tour. Gavin Dwyer

Slash's real name is Saul Hudson, like Kate Hudson who was married to the lead singer of the black crows so play hard to handle. Steve

Guns n roses has a slash in the band,ac/dc have a slash in their name, therefore thunderstruck please, Mark

Guns N Roses leads to more rock (Aerosmith!) leads to Janie's Got A Gun!

Sweet child of mine guns n roses leads tu cadbury s roses link roses to flowers play brandon flowers killers pat

Guns & roses music was used in Terminator 2, Arnie was in T2 and also in Predator, Danny Glover was in Predator 2, he was in Lethal Weapon which had 'knocking on heavens door'. Cheers, Jag Man.

Sweet child of mine to lou reed who sang sweet jane which was covered by cowboy junkies so please play their version

Sweet child of mine to God bless the child, Billie Holliday, Holiday is a track by madonna who was in the film League of their own with Geena davis. Play Bette Davis eyes by Kim Carnes. Yolande

Sweet child of mine links to when a child is born links to born in the usa links to young americans by Bowie or kids in america by kim wilde. Tom

Sweet child of mine links to when a child is born links to born in the usa links to young americans by Bowie or kids in america by kim wilde. Tom

Gilbie Clark later joined Heart. Play "Magic Man." john the us expat

G n roses to trampled rose by tom waits to a sweet little bullet from a pretty blue gun also by tom waits ... Double linkage ... Disco stu

Monday 16 August 2010

Hard Habit To Break

Judging by the texts we regularly receive from many a frustrated listener, a lot of you are driven mad on a daily basis by the appalling driving habits certain Irish drivers just can't seem to shake.

So it will probably come as no surprise to find that the rest of the world isn't too taken with our driving habits either, if this article in today's Irish Independent is anything to go by!
"Foreign visitors appalled by our driving standards, survey finds

Foreign visitors are appalled at the poor standard of Irish driving especially on motorways, a new survey reveals.
And our notoriously bad driving habits - road rage, tailgating, speeding and using the mobile phone behind the wheel - have not improved by much in the past 10 years.
The findings emerged in a survey of almost 7,000 Irish motorists conducted by the AA.
Mobile phone use while driving, speeding, aggressive driving and tailgating are all cited as the major causes of concern by responsible motorists.
Many of those surveyed, especially drivers from the US, the UK, Australia and continental Europe, also complained about the inability of Irish drivers to use motorways correctly.
Motorists complained of a worsening culture of impatience and speed, often blamed on the values that were prevalent during the Celtic Tiger years.
The AA said that overall the result were positive, as most people felt that standards were better now.
"But the results were far from unanimous and many people felt that Irish drivers had gotten worse, not better," it said.
There were mixed views on whether drivers had improved or not. A total of 43pc of respondents felt that car drivers had improved in the last decade, but 37.5pc said that they had gotten worse.
Conor Faughnan, AA director of policy, said in overall terms, Irish road death numbers had improved greatly, and this was the most important measure of all.
"But there is no doubt that we have a long way to go," Mr Faughnan said.

"Our survey showed that Irish drivers still have lots of bad habits, and in terms of everyday discipline on the roads we do not compare well to other countries in Europe, even as our improving road safety record begins to match theirs.
In fact, foreign drivers in particular seem to find Irish driving behaviour to be poor, based on the comments that we received."
The same poll found that the worst-behaved cyclists were in Dublin, with 38pc of people surveyed believing behaviour had worsened over the last 10 years, while only 25.6pc stated that it had improved.
Mr Faughnan said the results were disappointing at a time when cycling was being promoted, but had to be seen in context.
"Cycling numbers are up, which is a very good thing, and that means that more cyclists are visible on the streets, so it is not much of a surprise that there are more complaints," said Mr Faughnan.
"Most of our towns and cities still do not cater well enough for cyclists in terms of cycle lanes and facilities and in fairness, many of the comments from AA Panel members made this point."
The same poll of 894 drivers showed that just 10.5pc of motorists cycle regularly, with 2.7pc cycling on a daily basis. In Dublin, 12.7pc of motorists are regular cyclists and 4.1pc cycle on a daily basis. "

Collision on the M50 at junction 5 Finglas, yesterday, due to a driver's poor over-taking as they were speeding in the midst of road rage while ranting on a mobile phone*

(*Only joking!)

The Winner Takes It All!

Congratulations to Kerrie, who won tickets on this morning's show to see the band Girls in the Academy on August 23rd. Well done to you!

If you missed out this morning don't worry, we have more tickets to give away later in the week!

Playlist Monday 16-8-10

6.30 - 7

Impossibly Beautiful - Julie Feeney
Oh What A Beautiful Morning (from 'Oklahoma') - Gordon MacRae
Beautiful Day - U2
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World - Prince
Strange And Beautiful (I'll Put A Spell On You) - Aqualung
When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman (Extended Version) - Dr. Hook
Big Bad Beautiful World - Declan O'Rourke
Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) - John Lennon

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day - The Radio
Keep Young And Beautiful - Annie Lennox
Five Years - David Bowie
Beautiful Feeling - PJ Harvey
All The Young Dudes - David Bowie
Stolen Car - Beth Orton
Sound And Vision - David Bowie
Moonage Daydream - David Bowie
The Liberty Of Norton Folgate - Madness
I'm Afraid Of Americans - David Bowie
This Flight Tonight - Joni Mitchell
The Bottle - Gil Scott Heron
Heroes - David Bowie

8 - 9

Wooly Bully - Sam The Sham And The Pharoahs
Absolute Beginners - David Bowie
To Be Loved - Joan As Policewoman
Diamonds And Rust - Joan Baez
Laura - Girls
Wild Is The Wind - David Bowie
Like A Prayer - Madonna
Sorrow - David Bowie
Bowie - Flight Of The Conchords
Life On Mars? - David Bowie

9 - 10

Johnny Got A Boom Boom - Imelda May
Go To Hell - Nina Simone
Underground (Labyrinth OST) - David Bowie
Linger - The Cranberries
A Better Future - David Bowie
Happy Sad - Gemma Hayes
This Is Not America - David Bowie
Slave To The Rhythm - Grace Jones
Ashes To Ashes - David Bowie
Forever Lost - The Magic Numbers
Tin Machine - David Bowie And Tin Machine
Looking Out My Back Door - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Fade Away And Radiate - Blondie

Monday's Live Drive Link-Up

This morning's Live Drive Link-Up featured the one and only Madonna, who is 52 today!

Pat obviously didn't need a prayer to win a hat as he came up with a great link:
Like a prayer madonna, her daughter's name is lourdes, lourdes road in the coombe is the home of imelda may, so play imelda may johnny got a boom boom. pat

And the Best Of The Rest:

Madonna/Like a prayer was used for pepsi but subsequently dropped. Michael Jackson was accidentally set on fire during his pepsi ad. Play rhythm nation by Janet Jackson. Paul

Madonna sang "Papa Don't Preach" which leads to "Son of a Preacher Man" by Dusty Springfield which leads to Buffalo Springfield and "For What It's Worth". john the us expat

Like a prayer to Livin' on a prayer by Bon Jovi, play Bon Jovi because Sarah needs a Jovi fix after losing the fartist vote :) nicknameless

Madonna to Glee (with the whole episode dedicated to her) to Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" which also featured in the show!

Madonna to Glee to Jane Lynch, who stars in Glee, to A Mighty Wind, which she was also in, to Best In Show, which was also written by Christopher Guest, to How Much Is That Doggie In The Window? - Gemma

Madonna like a prayer to madonna like s virgin to I can't get no satisfaction by the stones... He hee.. From disco stu

Best anniversary present ever!

What a quick year it's been since Pam got married!

The acquiring of her anniversary present involved a bit of a drive on her part, but it was totally worth it when she got to bring home Ted, Dougal and Jack...

They're so cute!

Friday 13 August 2010

For Your Fartist Consideration!

David Bowie


Michael Jackson

David Bowie is next week's Fartist, winning by a whopping 77%!

 He celebrated by putting on a daft wig and doing some meditating with his favourite meditation balls.

Playlist Friday 13-8-10

6.30 - 7

Time To Pretend - MGMT
Time Of Your Life - Green Day
The Good Times Are Killing Me - Modest Mouse
Time Is Running Out - Muse
Time (Clock Of The Heart) - Culture Club
The Times They Are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Big Time - Peter Gabriel

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day - The Radio
Changes - David Bowie
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Sign O' The Times - Prince
I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow
Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
The Man Who Sold The World (Unplugged) - Nirvana
Man In The Mirror - Michael Jackson
The Man Who Sold The World- David Bowie
Sharp-Dressed Man - ZZ Top
Crazy - Seal
Most Likely You'll Go Your Way And I'll Go Mine - Mark Ronson And Bob Dylan

8 - 9

Celebrity Skin - Hole
Earth Song - Michael Jackson
Life On Mars? - David Bowie
Venus - Bananarama
Remember When - Heathers
Radio Ga-Ga - Queen
Smells Like Teen Spirit  - Nirvana
A Good Heart - Feargal Sharkey
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Modern Love - David Bowie

9 - 10

You're So Vain - Carly Simon
The Time Is Now - Moloko
Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson
Suffragette City - David Bowie
Float On - Modest Mouse
You Know You're Right - Nirvana
Let's Dance - David Bowie
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
People Walk Away - Robotnik
Big Exit - PJ Harvey
One Day In Your Life - Michael Jackson

Friday's Live Drive Link-Up

This morning's Live Drive Link-Up celebrates the birthday of the one and only Feargal Sharkey, who is 52 today.

We played "A Good Heart", and Yolande took the alternative tack of using Feargal's name to link the track to Carly Simon's "You're So Vain". Here's how she did it.

Fergal Sharkey. A shark was the star of Jaws. Jaws was a character in Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. Title song sung by Carly Simon. Play You're so vain by Carly Simon:) Yolande

The Shark, as he is not known by anyone, would surely be inpressed.

And The Best Of The Rest:

Feargal Sharkey collaborated with Madness on the song "Listen To Your Father". Madness sang "Michael Caine" who starred in the film "Alfie." Play the song "Alfie" from the movie sung by Cilla Black. john the us expat

A Good Heart is the Link song, the winner is picked by Nicole, A Little peace was sung by Nicole in the Eurovision in 80's.. :) nicknameless

Fergal sharky was in the undertones, the undertones lead to two tone records,the specials were on the two tone lable so play ghost town by the specials. bob.

Fergal Sharkey's a good heart seemed to accompany every sex education film we saw at school, using education and teachers, you could link to pink floyd's another brick in the wall, "teacher, leave those kids alone" Mark

Fergal sharkey looked very like Ned Kelly (he really does, google it!), kelly was played in a movie by mick jagger.., play 'waiting on a friend'

Thursday 12 August 2010

Playlist Thursday 12-8-10

6.30 - 7

You Still Believe In Me - The Beach Boys
Are You Still Mad - Alanis Morissette
I'm Still Standing - Elton John
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
People Still Believing - The Devlins
Still Crazy After All These Years - Paul Simon
Can We Still Be Friends - Todd Rundgren

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day - The Radio
Fill My Little World - The Feeling
Army Of Tears - Cathy Davey
Alphabet Soup - Bell X1
Stand By My Woman - Lenny Kravitz
The Jean Genie - David Bowie
Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell
Dumb (Unplugged) - Nirvana
Drop The Pilot - Joan Armatrading
Pull Up To The Bumper - Grace Jones
One Night In Bangkok - Murray Head

8 - 9

My Perfect Cousin - The Undertones
Comeback Girl - Republic Of Loose
Channel Z - The B52s
Blind (feat. Antony Hegarty) - Hercules & Love Affair
I'm Free - The Soup Dragons
Up With People (Zero 7 Mix) - Lambchop
Sliver - Nirvana
Let The Monkey Drive - Sparks
Let's Go Crazy - Prince

9 - 10

Romeo's On Fire - Stunning
In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins
Thursday's Child - David Bowie
In A Big Country - Big Country
In Bloom - Nirvana
Revelate - The Frames
When Tomorrow Comes - Eurythmics
I Ran - A Flock Of Seagulls
Glory Box - Portishead
Just - Radiohead

Thursday's Live Drive Link-Up

This morning's Live Drive Link-Up song was "Let The Monkey Drive" by Sparks.

Philip rather niftily linked this to Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight" by means of a visual link, which Nicole found very clever...

In the Air Tonight. by Phil Collins. (The monkey can drive AND play the drums!) Philip

Gosh Phil Collins, you're lookin' awfully hairy lately...

And the Best of the Rest:

Sparks start fires so how about Fire Starter by The Prodigy - John D.

Let the monkey drive leads to drive by the cars which follows on to cars by gary numan who has a pilots licence as has john travolta who starred in pulp fiction directed by tarantino who also directed reservoir dogs which featured stuck in the middle with you by steelers wheel which helps you DRIVE so play that. Anthony

Let the monkey drive related to the gorilla in the cadbury add wit music by Phil Collins who was in Miami Vice. CSI Miami theme from The Who, how about a track from them! - John D.

What do you expect after the monkey driving. Crash by the primitives. Kev

Keeping the monkey theme play Robbie Williams 'Me and my monkey'. Col

Sparks to Sparkle in the rain by Simple Minds jim kerr was married Patsy Kensit who was in Absolute beginners sung by david bowie nicknameless

Sparks to Sparkle in the rain by Simple Minds jim kerr lived in dalkey/kiliney so did Chris de Burgh dalkey is on the dart line play Spainish Train :) nicknameless

"Let the Monkey Drive" to "Shock the Monkey" by Peter Gabriel who is a flautist as is Ian Anderson - leader of Jethro Tull . Jethro Tull was an agricultural pioneer in the 17th century who improved the seed drill. This leads to Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. So play "Into My Arms."

Short and sweet 2day. Let the monkey drive 2 everybody's got something to hide 'cept for me and my monkey from thd beatle's white album, amazing song. TEJ

Sparks is also an electrician, and electricity can be AC or DC which is metal, so play Gold by Spandau Ballet. Routefinderman

Let the monkey drive by sparks spark is short for electrican link hotel california elo pat

Let the monkey drive leads to ian browns album unfinished monkey business. he was in stone roses so play i am the reserruction....gavin

Let the monkey drive links to monkey on my back by the kills, which links to kill bill so please play that song by the 5,6,7,8s . The Wohoo song? Little missy

Sparks, danger, high voltage by electric 6

Wednesday 11 August 2010

And the Winners are...

Philip, Eamon and Graham who all won tickets for Sharon Shannon and Shane McGowan live in Leopardstown tomorrow, which includes horse racing, a BBQ and a long neck Bulmers, all courtesy of Bulmers Live in Leopardstown.

Congrats to all of you!

Playlist Wednesday 11-10-10

6.30 - 7

Here Comes Your Man - The Pixies
Here Comes The Summer - The Undertones
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Here Comes The Rain Again - Eurythmics
Here Comes My Baby - Cat Stevens
Here Comes The Night - Van Morrison
Here Comes The Flood - Peter Gabriel

7 - 8

Whatever Gets You Through The Day - The Radio
Impossibly Beautiful - Julie Feeney
Wildflower - The 4 Of Us
Ponderosa - Tricky
Sweetest Thing - U2
Head Full Of Doubt, Road Full Of Promise - The Avett Brothers
Driving Sideways - Aimee Mann
Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam - Nirvana
Kokomo - The Beach Boys
Dirty Old Town - The Pogues
The Suburbs - Arcade Fire
54-46 Was My Number - Toots And The Maytals
Tropicalia - Beck
The Drugs Don't Work - The Verve

8 - 9

Challengers - The New Pornographers
Wandering Star - Lee Marvin
Here Comes The Night - Van Morrison
Wherever I Lay My Hat - Paul Young
Praise You - Fatboy Slim
Something In My Way - Gemma Hayes
Road Trippin' - Red Hot Chili Peppers
For The First Time - The Script
Break On Through - The Doors

9 - 10

Overprotected - Joan As Policewoman
Basis Of Everything - Delorentos
Haunted - Sinead O'Connor & Shane McGowan
The Living Daylights - A-Ha
Everything Counts - Depeche Mode
Pennyroyal Tea - Nirvana
Love The One You're With - Stephen Stills
Ordinary World - Duran Duran
The Time Is Now - Moloko
Sun King - The Beatles
Fade To Grey - Visage
Sex On Fire -  Kings Of Leon

Wednesday's Live Drive Link-Up

This mornings Live Drive Link-Up song was "Something In My Way" by our very own Gemma Hayes.

This morning's winner was Colette, who smoothly linked Gemma to The Doors...

Well gemma if there's something in ur way, why dont u break on thru to the other side :-)

And the Best Of The Rest:

Gemma hayes to Isaac Hayes who played voice of chef in south park to parklife by blur.. When u drunk everything a blur. Whiskey makes u drunk. Play whiskey in the jar by thin lizzy. From disco stu ..... Oh yeah

I'm going to keep it simple today. There is something in my way and it's crosstown traffic (light as it is) so please play Jimi Hendrix. Thanks,  Keith.

Gemma is very talented and beautiful, so is Joan Jett so I love rock n roll!

Something in my way 2 my way sung by frank sinatra who sung new york new york which was attacked in september which was sung by earth wind and fire so play come on baby light my fire by the doors. TEJ

Hi sarah. My way, mentioned in the title was also sung at frank sinatra who was mates with dean martin who sang watchin girls which is a nice up-beat summer song, so please play it:-) ray

Something in the way stopping Sarah Francis playing Bon Jovi, Bon Jovi were perm rock so was Europe play The Final Countdown :) nicknameless

If there is something in your way, just step around it. Why do i feel that 'i'm with stupid now' (aimee mann) stephen from swords

Gemma Hase to Purple Haze by Jimi HEN-drix, a chicken is also a HEN, a HEN is a bird so play Sweet Bird Of Truth by The The

Gemma Hayes to Hey Good Lookin', can't remember who sang it!

Gemma hayes to purple haze to purple rain to rain dogs to shake dog shake by the cure. Cosmo seinfeld

Two of Gemma's tracks were played on the RTE drama series RAW which was about a restaurant. "Alice's Restaurant" by Arlo Guthrie. john the us expat

Something in my way link is this the way to amirillo  pat

Gemma Hayes to Isaac Hayes who plays chef in South Park. Fun track 'Blame Canada' from the film. Col

Something in the way by hayes to something in the way by Nirvana so play jesus dont want me for a sunbeam by Nirvana. Gavin 1 myrtle square ve coast Baldoyle.

'Something in my way' to 'Something in the way she moves' to 'she bangs, she bangs. She moves' (ricky martin) to a song called 'bang bang' but can't remember who recorded it.  Yolande

Purple Haze