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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Video 31 Mar
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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Video 3 Mar

im staring at the sun it all begins to click
bono is a cunt bono is a prick
when im lookin at the world it hits me like a brick
bono is a cunt bono is a prick
callin him a saint are ye that fuckin thick
bono is a cunt bono is a prick
Even Better Than the Real Thing i think im gettin sick
bono is a cunt bono is a prick
bono is a cunt bono is a prick
bono is a cunt bono is a prick
bono is a cunt bono is a prick
bono is a cunt bono is a prick



in the depths of despair he cashed another cheque
a moralising mantra manifesto effect
his head in the clouds as he stares at the sun
a makeshift clown master of another pun
as he reasons aloud that he’d sup with the devil
breathin aloud proud thinking hes a rebel
polarisin protest claims of representing
speaking to the great man that fuckers unrelenting
the tax breaks withered he sought another nation
took his money on the plane to financial elevation
damn sticking up for his fellow man
by telling you what you should do while he pockets all he can
a million dollar industry comin out the crack
got the crumbs from your table hes bailin out the back
with the cash in a big sack cackling his claptrap
your worshipping that prick dont you know yer gettin laughed at







the bespectacled fly in the ointment dirtied the page
in the name of love hugging himself on stage
a rock star whose double standards are his biggest hit
have you still not found what your looking for you hypocrite
all the adulation you garner from the herd as they swallow
your horseshit singing i will follow
bono said this bono said that
bonos just a dirty little shit with a hat
as he points at you the self appointed whose
a buccaneer of the free marketeer point of view
cause when it comes to who is gonna pay say uh oh
we all know what it means when you claim its pro bono
cause what you represent they all sing it from above
on the pulpit you scream with a dream one love
for the 1 percent nation
the same benefits his anti-poverty foundation
starstruck stars fuck equality sure
starbucks harvesting the enlightenments cure
easy cotton pickins libertarian mockery

of an establishmentarian idiocracy





the attention seeker who speaks for the rest
we are so gullible we are so blessed
while these leaders of men clamber about their prop
grasping the hand for a photo-op
while he stands on the podium learn how to count
how many cunts in the crowd heard his sermon on the mount
what a great man he’ll sort it all out
whether with or without you his big fuckin mouth
will speak with devout sentiments of false praise
as he moves his cash about in mysterious ways
he’d drop the debt but keep the people restrained
its easy to forget where the streets have no name
but when he campaigns who really benefits
i’ll sing a beautiful day if that prick ever quits
so next time you talk shit just reach for the bogroll
remember just like bono u2 can be an arsehole

Text 26 Feb Notes on a Rebranding

Notes on a Rebranding

Originally posted on Cunning Hired Knaves:

Rosas

The attempt by the Conservative Party in Britain to rebrand itself as the ‘Workers’ Party’ will provoke both mirth and dismay from people who can remember the long, distinguished and continuing history of that party in destroying the lives of working class people.

But such a rebranding is not intended to win the hearts of all workers.…

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Text 24 Feb 213 notes Is Venezuela burning? A letter from Caracas

revolutionarysocialism:

Caracas is seeing an uprising of the middle classes and the rich. The working class neighbourhoods remain loyal to the government, but also deeply cynical about the extraordinary corruption of the heirs of Chavez. Mike Gonzalez analyses this contradictory situation:

For over a week now, the world’s press and media have carried images of a Venezuela in flames. Burning buses, angry demonstrations, public buildings under siege. But the pictures are rarely explained or placed in any kind of context and people are left to assume that this one more urban riot, one more youth rebellion against the crisis, like those in Greece and Spain.

The reality is both very different and far more complex. Venezuela, after all, is a society that declared war on neoliberalism fifteen years ago.

Caracas, where this series of events began, is a divided city. Its eastern part is middle class and prosperous; to the west, the population is poorer. The political divide reflects exactly the social division. Leopoldo Lopez, who has been a leader of this new phase of violent opposition to the government of Nicolas Maduro, was mayor of one of the eastern districts. Together with another prominent right wing anti-chavista, Maria Corina Machado, he had issued a call for an open public meeting the previous Sunday to demand the fall of the government. Youth Day, on Wednesday February 12th, provided an opportunity to bring out students to march, demonstrate and occupy the streets.

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