Category: Music


Setlist:

  1. Going Backwards
  2. It’s No Good
  3. Barrel of a Gun
  4. A Pain That I’m Used To
  5. Useless
  6. In Your Room
  7. World in My Eyes
  8. Cover Me
  9. A Question of Lust
  10. Home
  11. Precious
  12. Where’s the Revolution
  13. Wrong
  14. Everything Counts
  15. Halo
  16. Enjoy the Silence
  17. Never Let Me Down Again

Encore:

  1. Strangelove
  2. Walking in My Shoes
  3. Policy of Truth
  4. A Question of Time
  5. Personal Jesus

Pre show noms at Osteria Lucio, Dublin 2

Lucio’s

antica formula, vermouth rosso, bombay

Smoked Duck with Spiced Pear & Endive

Quattro Formaggi

smoked scarmoza, castelmagno, taleggio, gorgonzola, green olives and parsley

Homemade Mushroom Ravioli

porcini, chestnut, button, oyster mushrooms & sage butter

 

Officially too old for two day festivals, it turns out. . .

Mark Ronson

Morcheeba

Julia’s Lobster Truck

AIR

Andrew Wyatt from Miike Snow

Box Burger

Setlist:

  1. Daydreaming
  2. Desert Island Disk
  3. Ful Stop
  4. Airbag
  5. 15 Step
  6. The National Anthem
  7. My Iron Lung
  8. All I Need
  9. You and Whose Army?
  10. Let Down
  11. Bloom
  12. Identikit
  13. Idioteque
  14. The Gloaming
  15. The Numbers
  16. Bodysnatchers
  17. 2 + 2 = 5

Encore 1:

  1. No Surprises
  2. I Promise
  3. Paranoid Android
  4. Present Tense
  5. Everything in Its Right Place

Encore 2:

  1. Lotus Flower
  2. Fake Plastic Trees
  3. How to Disappear Completely

It was truly a phenomenal show.  Amazing crowd!

With Phoebe Bridgers & Miwi La Lupa. . .

Setlist:

  1. Tachycardia
  2. Gossamer Thin
  3. Barbary Coast (Later)
  4. Cape Canaveral
  5. Ten Women
  6. You All Loved Him Once
  7. White Shoes
  8. A Little Uncanny
  9. Ladder Song
  10. Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out
  11. Lenders in the Temple
  12. Mamah Borthwick (A Sketch)
  13. Counting Sheep
  14. The Rain Follows the Plow
  15. Jack at the Asylum
  16. Lua
  17. The Big Picture
  18. At The Bottom Of Everything

SUCCESS!!!  Safari wins the browser race this time.  🙂

Though, it did double our order between entering payment details and charging the card, so technically we can bring friends.

. . . because such a thing exists.  It was also the summer solstice and Fête de la Musique.

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Currently on a balcony, listening to a band cover Pink Floyd while drinking a Corsican Rosé.  If you have to do France, this is the way.

Missed out on Radiohead tickets in both the pre-sale and main event. . .  Having seen them 30 plus times, I guess I should stop being a Radiohead hog and give someone else a chance.  Where’s my reward karma??  ;P

It seems like only a few months ago that we completed our citizenship ceremony and officially became Australian. And so it is that we find ourselves in France wishing everyone our first Government Approved Happy Australia Day!

As all good Aussies know, being 10,000 kilometres from home isn’t enough to stop the celebration. We’ve spent the day as we have in many years past with “cheap wine and a three day growth.”

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It’s a very exciting day here in Nowson House. . .We finally finished the main Guest Room!  Hooray!  We completed the job with three weeks to spare before the delegates from Edinburgh descend upon our home.  🙂

Isn’t it amazing that Paul Weller still has the same haircut as he did in 1977?  Some things never change.  😉

This past Friday, the 21st of June, was Fête de la Musique, or World Music Day. Though it is now enjoyed in cities around the world, its spiritual home is here in France.  Most cities organise a host of free events, but it’s also expected that people will just join in. Though we’d only just learned of the event, we knew we’d get to enjoy a lot of music being played at the restaurants around us and from people just wandering the streets expressing themselves.

So it was that on a lovely summer evening we had our balcony doors open well into the night enjoying some easy jazz, rhythmic drum beats, and a random clarinet solo from the sidewalk.

And then, close to midnight, we thought we heard something bigger in the distance. We peered down the street to find it was filling with people. As the crowd drew closer and the music grew louder, it was clear that something big was coming our way.

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Then, from behind the trees it emerged – this blaring, glowing, carnival! Take a look for yourself, but imagine it being even louder and more festive!  🙂

Vive la Musique!