Posted in at home, byphone, forfun

low tech

sometimes you need to shut everything off and chill out low tech style..  so after roaming the house looking for things to fill my fidgety hands I found an old modelling clay kit. Score!
Trouble was I wanted it to last a while. So I took three hours, thats THREE hours, making individual hairy for my shaggy. Not something to be done too often but it was very relaxing for one night. He’s still not finished but I reckon that can hold for another night.

Go get yourself some Marla! Get your kids some Marla! Make something silly. Send me your photo if you do, I’d love to see.

(note: I used a tray, thank feck, I’d forgotten how the suff gets into every lil crack)

Posted in Event, forfun, gigs, music, Out on the town, Uncategorized

Video Games Live

I went to Video Games Live last night in the National Concert Hall Dublin (as mentioned over on and it was so much fun!

what is it?
the website says “Video Games Live™ is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Top orchestras & choirs perform along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussionists, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive entertainment experience”.
Blah Blah Blah. look it’s so not that stuffy. It’s orchestras at their finest; having fun whilst blowing you away with the incredible skill and a high does of Nostalgia thrown in. You name me any other concert where a 14 year old audience member can play guitar hero live on stage with a full orchestra accompaniment and guitar rock.
There was an incredible buzz in the crowd for the whole show (and it is a Show) and the composers/creators/artists were obviously enjoying themselves too.

It’s been going since 2002 and it’s about time it hit Ireland, thanks to all who made that happen. Thanks to the NCH orchestra and Celtic Voices Choir who executed it with such gusto!