I Heart Dublin is a new venture I’m undertaking with Maxi a pal of mine who is an incredibly talented photographer, designer, and all-around gadget wizard! Every day he takes his camera with him into work and en route tries to take some interesting shots of our fair city.
Whether it’s junkies in Stephen’s green aping a yogi practicing al fresco, a random quirky statue that you go past every day but have never noticed before, or some seagulls contemplating life and death, he captures really unusual shots that are, IMNSHO, mesmerising. So if you have any rich homesick friends living abroad go onto our shop and send them a photo to remind them how awesome our capital city is 🙂
Who changed the sign? How come the owner/manager hasn’t noticed? God knows how long it’s been like that, I only noticed a few weeks ago.
This is my dad in 1968, in his Sprite shortly before he crashed into a barricade of bales of hay.
He says things like “Capital” and signs off his emails “Bung ho”. He’s also uber religious. Strict practising catholic.
Anyway, the other day he was pretending that he had heard of and was really into Tommy Tiernan.
So we thought we’d surprise him with a ticket to his next show at the Vodafone comedy thing… I’ll keep you posted on how that goes.
Update: the “c” word was used within the first five minutes. I squirmed. II felt the chair beside me shaking. The old man had tears of laughter streaming down his face for the whole show so my apprehension was needless. There was a tiny bit of slight ribbing against the Catholic Church at the end though, or something along the lines of “imagine if Jesus was Irish” and that went down like a cup of cold cat sick.
The Best Man – Peter Baxter
Here is the video for my friend Peter’s song The Best Man. A truly international collaboration with words by Australian writer Andrew Lindsay based on a conversation he had with a diver in the Greek Islands many years ago. It was recorded and produced in Dublin with Dave McCune and the video was created by Barcelona based artist Cristina BanBan and (also from Barcelona) the production team – Sense of Motion