Text 6 Sep Calculated Brutality

Originally posted on Cunning Hired Knaves:

Yesterday’s Irish Times editorialrefers to the ‘barbarous’ execution of journalist Steven Sotloff and the ‘calculated brutality’ of his death at the hands of Isis, calling it ‘almost medieval’. It might be worth thinking about how something can be at once ‘almost medieval’ and ‘in…

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Song written for DCTV programme Now We’re Hurlin’. The programme explores the dual emergence/re-emergence of both Hip Hop and Hurlin’ cultures in Dublin in recent years. Due to problems suffered by DCTV in recent times the project is as of yet unfinished and it’s future remains uncertain. However, the song which was the aim of the show from the emcees point of view was completed. apologies for final quality of mix/master but it’s pretty much there. The track was produced by Danz with DJackulate on the cuts and features some of the best of the new generation of Dublin Hip Hop writers and emcees. These include the well known at this stage geniuses of Costello and Temper-Mental MissElayneous as well as the up and Coming Reece and Linco, both who are in the middle of projects of their own. Will put up links to their own releases in the next few days. I’m also in the song

Video 22 Apr

Song written for DCTV programme Now We’re Hurlin’. The programme explores the dual emergence/re-emergence of both Hip Hop and Hurlin’ cultures in Dublin in recent years. Due to problems suffered by DCTV in recent times the project is as of yet unfinished and it’s future remains uncertain. However, the song which was the aim of the show from the emcees point of view was completed. apologies for final quality of mix/master but it’s pretty much there. The track was produced by DJackulate and Danz and features some of the best of the new generation of Dublin Hip Hop writers and emcees. These include the well known at this stage geniuses of Costello and Temper-Mental MissElayneous as well as the up and Coming Reece and Linco, both who are in the middle of projects of their own. Will put up links to their own releases in the next few days. I’m also in the song

Text 14 Apr The Language of Others

The Language of Others

It is the substance of this political climate to use apolitical language as a form of unspeak to hide, cloud and obscure the ideology that is in fact, its’ true form. The neo-liberal capitalist dominant ideology is one of many ways to describe this. Another would be a celebration of greed, power, authority, privilege, property and exploitation. The use of language such as democracy and democratic…

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Video 12 Apr

Song written for DCTV programme Now We’re Hurlin’. The programme explores the dual emergence/re-emergence of both Hip Hop and Hurlin’ cultures in Dublin in recent years. Due to problems suffered by DCTV in recent times the project is as of yet unfinished and it’s future remains uncertain. However, the song which was the aim of the show from the emcees point of view was completed. apologies for final quality of mix/master but it’s pretty much there. The track was produced by DJackulate and Danz and features some of the best of the new generation of Dublin Hip Hop writers and emcees. These include the well known at this stage geniuses of Costello and Temper-Mental MissElayneous as well as the up and Coming Reece and Linco, both who are in the middle of projects of their own. Will put up links to their own releases in the next few days. I’m also in the song

Video 10 Apr

Song written for DCTV programme Now We’re Hurlin’. The programme explores the dual emergence/re-emergence of both Hip Hop and Hurlin’ cultures in Dublin in recent years. Due to problems suffered by DCTV in recent times the project is as of yet unfinished and it’s future remains uncertain. However, the song which was the aim of the show from the emcees point of view was completed. apologies for final quality of mix/master but it’s pretty much there. The track was produced by DJackulate and Danz and features some of the best of the new generation of Dublin Hip Hop writers and emcees. These include the well known at this stage geniuses of Costello and Temper-Mental MissElayneous as well as the up and Coming Reece and Linco, both who are in the middle of projects of their own. Will put up links to their own releases in the next few days. I’m also in the song

Text 5 Apr Totally Shattered

You may ask is Shatter lying? And in addition, did he lie by denying he was lying which implies he’s twice the liar denying the truth? but, seen as it is a truth he’s denying, does it make his denial true, even if it is a lie? And, will he deny it?

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Text 5 Apr The Enclosure of the Cumann

The Enclosure of the Cumann

Originally posted on Cunning Hired Knaves:

The deal struck by the GAA with Sky Sports is causing a lot of consternation, and receiving a lot of media attention. I am not the biggest GAA fan in the parish by any stretch of the imagination. The last time I was at a match was maybe nine or ten years ago. I only went to Armagh matches when they were good. I watch the championship sporadically and…

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Text 25 Mar Tommy Wood, youngest Irish Spanish Civil War fatality

Tommy Wood, youngest Irish Spanish Civil War fatality

Originally posted on Come here to me!:

Thomas ‘Tommy’ Wood (1919-1936), aged just seventeen, was the youngest Irish volunteer to fight and die with the International Brigades. A Dubliner from a staunch Republican family, he left for Spain with Frank Ryan on 11th December 1936 and was mortally wounded just eighteen days later at the Battle of Cordoba.

Wood (often misspelt as Woods) joined Na…

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