Friday, September 30, 2011

Playlist for Friday 30-9-2011

Dire Straits - Money for nothing
Foo Fighters - Best of you
Stunning - Brewing up a storm
Vampire Weekend - White Sky
Smiths - Charming Man
Barenaked Ladies - One Week
Basement Jaxx - Do Your Thing

Florence & The Machine - Dog days are over
ACDC - Whole Lotta Rosie
Noah & The Whale - 5 years time
Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name
Other Lives - For 12
Jam - Going Underground

Gene Kelly - Singing in the rain
Creedance Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son
Fatboy Slim - Right Here Right Now
Cake - Short Skirt Long Jacket
The Naked & Famous - Young Blood
The 52's - Rock Lobster
Jimmy Eat World - The Middle
The Mama's & Papa's - California Dreaming

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Playlist for Thursday 29-9-2011


The Cure - Just Like Heaven
Brendan Benson - Folk Singer
Darwin Deez - Radar Detector
Blur - Girls & Boys
Nina Simone - Feeling Good
Doves - Snowden
Supertramp - Goodbye Stranger
Foster The People - Houdini
Maria Doyle Kennedy - 40 Days
Metric - Gold Guns Girls


Iggy Pop - Lust for life
Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls
Destroyer - Poor In Love
Madness - It must be love
Arcade Fire - Ready to start
The Doobie Brothers - Long Train Coming
The Clash - Train In Vain
Beck - Everybodys gotta learn sometime


White Table - Delta Spirit
Cat Stevens - Here comes my baby
Holy Ghost - Do It Again
Led Zeppelin - Gallows Pole
The Knife - Pass this on
Scott Matthews - Elusive
Gymnopedies 1
Le Galaxie - You feel the fire
Janes Addiction - Been Caught Stealing
Field Music - Them that do nothing

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Playlist for Wednesday 28-9-2011


Phoenix - If you ever feel better
Cake - Love you madly
Simon & Garfunkel - 59th street bridge song
The Jezebels - Easy to love
Pearl Jam - Alive
Cults - Go Outside
Average White Band - Pick up the pieces
Deus - Constant Now
Kings of Leon - California Waiting
Morrissey - Suedehead
Hives - Hate to say I told you so


Frank Turner - Photosynthesis
Iggy & The Stooges - I wanna be your dog
Blind Melon - No Rain
Rory Gallagher - As the crow flies
The Naked & Famous - Young Blood
James - Laid
Outkast - Hey Ya
Pretty Lights - Finally Moving
Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the devil


Jackie Moon - Love you sexy
Marlena Shaw - California Soul
Other Lives - For 12
The Strokes - Someday
Field Music - The Rest is noise
Metronomy - The Look
Al Murray - Morning Sun
Chemical Brothers - Setting Sun

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Playlist for Tuesday 27-9-2011


This Club - This Club
Beach Boys - Don't Worry Baby
Weezer - Island in the sun
Mando Diao - Motown Blood
Super Furry Animals - Hello Sunshine
Metronomy - The Look
Kraftwerk - The Model
Modest Mouse - Dashboard
Powderfinger - Waiting for the sun
John Martyn - Sunshines Better
Tahiti 80 - Gate 33
Kinks - Waterloo Sunset


White Lies - Death
Tom Petty - Running down a dream
Phoenix - Everything is Everything
Eels - Looking Up
Joe Tex - I gotcha
Wilco - I might
Crosby, Stills, Nash - Our House
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Maniac
ACDC - Shoot to thrill
Ocean Colour Scene - Hundred Mile High City


Fleet Foxes - Bedouin Dress
Baby Huey - Hard Times
Destroyer - Savage Night At The Opera
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - War
Lana Del Rey - Video Games
Jimi Hendrix - Castles made of sand
Ramones - Blitzkreig Bop
The Antlers - French Exit
Rolling Stones - Paint it black

Monday, September 26, 2011

Playlist for Monday 26-9-2011

I am Kloot - Proof
The National - Fake Empire
Hem - Half an Acre
Wilco - I might
Groove Armada - If everybody looked the same
Fairport Convention - Who knows where the time goes
Other Lives - For 12
Spoon - The way we get by
Neil Young - Harvest
Twin Shadow - Shooting Holes
Laura Marling - I was just a card
Faith No Harm - Epic

The Decemberists - Down by the water
Foo Fighters - The Pretender
The Clash - Police & Thieves
The Weeknd - What you need
REM - Bad Day
Fanfarlo - I'm a pilot
Beastie Boys - Sabotage
Lana Del Rey - Video Games
Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye

MIA - Paper Planes
Owen Pallet - This is the dream of Win and Regine
Bob Dylan - Positively 4th St
Tune Yards - Powa
Steve Winwood - Valerie
Feist - How come you never go there
Interpol - Heinrich Maneuver
Simon & Garfunkel - Sound of silence
Mayer Hawthorne - A Long Time
Eels - Novacaine for the soul
SBTRKT - Wildfire

Friday, September 23, 2011

Playlist for Friday 23-9-2011


This Club - I won't worry
Faces - Stay with me
Kasabian - Fire
Wild Cherry - Play that funky music
Echo & The Bunnymen - Seven Seas
Kiss - God gave rock and roll to you
Arcade Fire - Ready to start
Green Day - Time of your life
ACDC - You shook me all night long


Electric Six - Danger, High Voltage
Dire Straits - Walk Of Life
Foster The People - Houdini
The Cure - A Forest
Feeder - Buck Rogers
Eddie Grant - Electric Avenue
Le Galaxie - You feel the fire
Beach Boys - Good Vibrations


Violent Femmes - Blister in the sun
Elliot Smith - Son of Sam
Fred Falke - Golden Cage
Other Lives - For 12
New Order - 60 miles per hour
Clap your hands say yeah - Maniac
The 4 of us - Mary
Robert Randolph - I need more love
Lana Del Rey - Video Games

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Playlist for Thursday 22-9-2011


Rory Gallagher - Philby
Kings of Leon - The Bucket
Stereophonics - T-Shirt Sun Tan
Beach House - 10 mile stereo
The Fall - Touch Sensitive
Small Faces - Itchykoo Park
De La Soul - Eye Know
The Naked & Famous - Young Blood
REM - Its the end of the world
White Lies - Death
Lana Del Rey - Video Games

An Emotional Fish - Celebrate
Mason Williams - Classical Gas
Neil Young - Mr. Soul
Goldfrapp - Oh La La
ELO - Mr. Blue Sky
Metronomy - The Look
Unit 4 + 2 - Concrete & Clay
White Denim - Drug
Futureheads - Decent days and nights
The Drums - Lets go surfing

Perez Prado - Guaglione
ACDC - Whole Lotta Rosie
Other Lives - For 12
Laura Marling - Rambling Man
Beirut - Nantes
Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower
Deus - Constant Now
Tahiti 80 - Gate 33
Outkast - Hey Ya
Queen - You're my best friend
Arctic - Old Yellow Bricks

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Playlist for Wednesday 21-9-2011

Eels - Prizefighter
Destroyer - Poor in love
Dusty Springfield - Son of a preacher man
Doves - Black & White Town
John Denver - Leaving on a jetplane
Foster the people - Houdini
Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
Black Keys - 10 am automatic
Bruce Springsteen - Born to run
Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robot
Other Lives - For 12
Warren Zevon - Lawyers, Guns and money

Arcade Fire - Rococo
Gill Scott Heron - The Bottle
Lana Del Rey - Video Games
We are scientists - After Hours
Rolling Stones - Jumpin Jack Flash
The Strokes - Machu Picchu
Queens of the stone age - No One Knows
Depeche Mode - Just can't get enough
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Nirvana - Lithium
The Beatles - Blackbird
Yuck - Get away
Cat Power - He War
Air - All I Need
Thin Lizzy - Cowboy Song
Elbow - Lippy Kids
Interpol - Lights
REM - Shiny Happy People

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Playlist for Tuesday 20-9-2011

Goldfrapp - Caravan Girl
Eels - Railroad man
The Kinks - You really got me
Lana Del Rey - Video Games
Led Zeppelin - Over the hills and far away
Band of horses - The Funeral
The Meters - Cissy Strut
Reef - Place Your Hands
Cults - Abducted
Bob Dylan - Don't think twice its alright
Radiohead - Jigsaw falling into place
Bruce Springsteen - Glory Days

Holy Ghost - Wait & See
Simon & Garfunkel - The only living boy in New York
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zero's - 40 Day dream
Echo & The Bunnymen - Killing Moon
Blues Brothers- Everybody needs somebody to love
Tahiti 80 - Gate 33
Dreadzone - Little Britain
Midlake - It covers the hillside
ACDC - Back in Black

Laura Marling - The Beast
Style Council - Speak like a child
Bat For Lashes - Daniel
Police - So Lonely
Kasabian - LSF
Little Green Cars - My love took me down to the river
Cake - Short Skirt, Long Jacket
Nina Simone - Feeling Good
TuneYards - Powa

Monday, September 19, 2011

Playlist for Monday 19-9-2011

Cults - Go Outside
Rolling Stones - Start me up
Eels - Souljacker part 1
Echo & The Bunnymen - Seven Seas
Queen - We are the champions
The Antlers - French Exit
Thin Lizzy - Whiskey In The Jar
Gloria Jones - Tainted Love
Laura Marling - The Beast
Eels - Hey Man

Arcade Fire - Rebellion
Cloud Control - This is what I said
An Emotional Fish - Celebrate
Stone Roses - Made Of Stone
Fleetwood Mac - Big Love
Whipping Boy - When we were young
Bon Iver - holocene
Captain Beefheart - Big Eyed Beans from venus

The Band - The Night they drove old dixie down
MGMT - Time to pretend
Why? - A sky for shoeing horses under
Imelda May - Johnny Got a boom boom
The Decemberists - Down by the water
Muse - Time is running out
The Frank & Walters - After All
Patrick Wolf - Time of your life
Thin Lizzy - The boys are back in town
Luke Kelly - Monto

The Divine Comedy - National Express
Phoenix - Too Young
Cure - A Forest
Beirut - East Harlem
Neil Young - Cinnamon Girl
Ham Sandwich - The Naturist
John Martyn - Glory Box
Pretty Lights - Finally Moving
Destroyer - Downtown
Super Furry Animals - Golden Retriever
UNKLE (Feat Nick Cave) - Money & Run
The Blades - Hot for you
Metronomy - The Look

Friday, September 16, 2011

Playlist for Friday 16-9-2011

The Clash - Should I stay or should i go
Cee Lo Green - Its OK
Vampire Weekend - A-punk
Prodigy - Out of space
The Coasters - Down in Mexico
Primal Scream - Rocks
Clap your hands say yeah - Maniac
Tom Petty - Running down a dream
Death Cab For Cutie - You are a tourist
Beach Boys - I get around

The Jam - Town Called Malice
Reverand & The Makers - Heavyweight champion of the world
Peter Gabriel - red Rain
Cathy Davy - Sing for your supper
David Bowie - Lets Dance
This Club - I won't worry
Police - Can't stand losing you
Cake - Short skirt, Long Jacket
Doves - 10:03
Blondie - One way or another

The Flaming Lips - Race for the prize
The Lovin Spoonful - Summer in the city
Ladyhawke - My Delerium
Blur - Country House
Director - Reconnect
Guns N' Roses - Paradise City
Basement Jaxx - Bingo Bango
Thin Lizzy - The Boys are back in town
Betty Wright - A Clean Up Woman
Foster The People - Houdini

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Playlist for Thursday 15-9-2011


Charlie Parr - 1922 Blues
Phoenix - 1901
Marshell Tucker Band - Can't you see
Metronomy - The Look
Thin Lizzy- Cowboy Song
Laura Marling - Sophia
Zutons - You will you want
Curtis Mayfield - Move on up
Destroyer - Savage Night at the opera
Kasabian - LSF
Billy Bragg - A New England


Cake - The Distance
My Morning Jacket - Circuital
Bee Gees - Jive Talking
White Stripes - Hotel Yorba
Foster the People - Houdini
The Commitments - Try a little tenderness
Noah & The whale - 5 Year's Time
Cream - White Room
Funeral Party - Finale


Chairman of the board - Give me just a little more time
Doves - Snowden
BB King - Paying the cost to be boss
Blur - The Universal
Cashier No. 9 - Goldstar
The Smiths - This Charming Man
Arctic Monkeys - Old Yellow Bricks
The Cat Empire - Hello
Big Audio Dynamite - Rush
Tallest Man On Earth - King of Spain
The Clash - Complete Control
Tune Yards - Powa

Get On Your Boots!

Though your running shoes would probably be a better idea...!

The National Lottery Dublin Half Marathon takes place this Saturday September 17th in Phoenix Park.

There will be a number of gate and road closures in the Park to facilitate the event.

Gates to be closed:

Chapelizod Gate  Until 2.00 pm (except to Hospital traffic)
Islandbridge Gate  10.00 am – 12.00 noon
Knockmaroon Gate  9.30 am – 2.00 pm
Castleknock Gate  9.30 am – 2.00 pm
Ashtown Gate  9.30 am – 2.00 pm
Cabra Gate  9.30 am – 2.00 pm

Roads to be closed to traffic:

Acres Road  7 am – 3.00 pm
Wellington Road  10.00 am – 12.00 pm
Upper Glen Road  9.30 am – 2.00 pm
Chesterfield Ave (upr)   8.00am – 2.00 pm
Chesterfield Ave (lwr)   8.00 am - 2.00 am
Ordnance Survey  9.30 am - 2.00 pm
Back Road  10.15 am– 2.00 pm
Military Road  10.00 am – 12 noon

Best of luck to everyone taking part!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Playlist for Wednesday 14-9-2011


Cake - Short skirt, long jacket
Smiths - How soon is now
Weezer - Say it ain't so
The Stooges - I wanna be your dog
Foster the people - Houdini
Destroyer - Downtown
Grandmaster Flash - The Message
David Holmes - I heard wonders
Chairlift - Bruises
Bush - Glycerine
Eels - Fresh Feeling


The Who - Pinball Wizard
Bee Gees - Love you inside out
Art Brut - Good Weekend
Radiohead - High & Dry
Oh Land - Sun of a gun
Blue Oyster Cult - Don't fear the reaper
Boo Radleys - Wake up
Yuck - Get Away


Bright Eyes - First day of my life
Nina Simone - Feeling Good
Jimi Hendrix - Crosstown Traffic
Pretty Lights - Finally Moving
The Allman Brothers - One Way Out
Blitzen Trapper - Furr
Clap your hands say yeah - Maniac
Aeroplane - We can't fly
Noisettes - Wild young hearts
Cure - Just like heaven

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Playlist for Tuesday 13-9-2011


Beats for beginners - You can't kill a dead man
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son
Beastie Boys - Sabotage
Beirut - East Harlem
Dave Matthews Band (feat Jurassic 5) - Work it out
Daft Punk - Something about us
Deus - Constant Now
Black Strobe - I'm a man
SBTRKT - Wildfire
AC/DC - You shook me all night long
Green Day - Time of your life


George Clinton - She's a bad mama jama
The National - Lit Up
The Jam - Going Underground
Laura Marling - I was just a card
Smiths - The boy with a thorn in his side
Bobby Womack - California Dreaming
Modest Mouse - Dashboard
Super Furry Animals - Hello Sunshine
Al Murray - Morning Sunshine
Blur - Tracy Jacks


Muse - Feelin' Good
Beatles - Revolution
Tahiti 80 - Gate 33
Basement Jaxx - Rendez Vu
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge over troubled water
Foster the people - Houdini
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
Feist - How come you never go there
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
Jamaroquia - Space Cowboy

Monday, September 12, 2011

It's (not) Raining Men...

... But it was pretty windy out there this evening. So with that in mind, we decided to have a spontaneous wind-themed show! Well, mostly.

We didn't have time to get to all the great requests we received but here are just some of the texts our lovely listeners sent in:

Stormy weather by Billy holiday
Jimmy H - wind cries Mary! Can't beat a bit of Hendrix! Julie.
Not sure if Gareth Brooks comes into the category of songs you won't play :) .... but how about the 'thunder rolls' - Amanda
Hi John Can you play Hurricane by Bob Dylan please John k
Winter winds, mumford and sons. Darkwind, the saw doctors, wild is the wind, david bowie/nina simone, the fart song, south park! White Bhoy
Wind of change.scorpions - chris
Can you play some Air, wind is air in motion after all - GK
Mandolin wind  by Rod Stewart
Ill wind bob dylan! White Bhoy... Play it for kerry fan's...  
Can you play Scorpions - Wind Of Change, a good old 80s ballad. Dermo
John, red hot chillies, the zephyr song, as a zephyr is a cool breeze! Do ya like apples - White Bhoy
Guns N Roses - November Rain, The Weather Girls - It's Raining Men, The Cure - Prayers for Rain, Prince - Purple Rain, Dinah Washington - September in the Rain, Adele - Right as Rain, The Butch Cassidy & Sundance song - Raindrops Keep Falling, the Pogues - A Rainy Night in Soho - Keith
Hi LiveDrivers, how about Riders on the Storm by The Doors? Siobhánio
Have you played 'Waiting for the Hurricane'? N4Nobby
Something in the air by Thunderclap Newman
Wat about rhiana umbrella song, because they get broken in the wind. Teresa. 
The Hollies, the air that I breathe. Is that pushing it? Pajo
How about Raining Blood by Slayer? Go on you know you want to play it!
Brewing up a storm, by The Stunning?
Like a hurricane... Neil young?
Hurricane by athlete - Mark
Otherwise Rainy Monday by shiny toy guns ( - also Mark)
David Bowie "Wild Is The Wind" and "Stormy Monday" by Little Milton - Keith
Lads, I'm tellin yez... Play Windy by The Association.. Proper song about the wind!! Tony
Can you play Earth, WIND and fire - September

Via Twitter:
Stormy Weather: Pixies / Bossanova 
Earth Wind & Fire - September. You can kill 2 birds with one stone there. Ger
Dare I say it, 'Wind Beneath My Wings' (No please don't play it) - also Ger

And possibly the most enthusiastic text ever:
Waiting for a hurricane me @rse...ROCK YOU LIKE A HURRICANE! 

Well said sir, well said...

Playlist for Monday 12-9-2011

Themed show: wind/hurricane

Stunning - Brewing up a storm
Laura Marling - I was just a card
New Order - Ceremony
Tahiti 80 - gate 33
Depeche Mode - Walking in my shoes
Frank Turner - Photosynthesis
Stone Roses - She bangs the drum
Bobbie Gentry - Ode to Billy Joe
School of seven bells - Windstorm
Jimi Hendrix - The wind cries Mary
Pink Floyd - The great gig in the sky

Clap your hands say yeah - Maniac
Joni Mitchell - Stormy Weather
Mumford & Sons - Winter Winds
David Bowie - Wild is the wind
Architecture in Helsinki - Do the Whirlwind
Bob Dylan - Blowing in the wind
Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Zephyr Song
Doves - Sky starts falling
The Doors - Riders of the storm

Air - All I Need
Bill Callahan - Rococo Zephyr
Thunderclap Newman - Something In The Air
Scorpions - Wind of change
Florence & the machine - Hurricane Drunk
Wild Beasts - Hooting & Howling
AC/DC - Stormy May Day
The Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds
Neil Young - Like a hurricane
Slayer - Raining Blood

Friday, September 9, 2011

Playlist for Friday 9-9-2011


The Beatles - Hello, Goodbye
Supergrass - Moving
Kingsmen - Louis, Louis
Phoenix - Too Young
Robert Randolph & The family Band - I need more love
The Naked & Famous - Young Blood
Queen - Bicycle Ride
Doves - Pounding
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke

Fatboy Slim - Praise You
Billy Idol - White Wedding
Futureheads - Decent Days & Nights
This Club - I won't worry
James - Sit Down
Led Zeppelin - Ramble On
Cut Copy - Hearts on fire
The Jam - Beat surrender
Foster The People - Pumped up kicks
Earth, Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland

Bran Van 3000 - Drinking In LA
New Order - Temptation
Clap your hands say yeah - Maniac
ELO - Evil Woman
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
edwin Starr - War
Electric Six - Danger, High Voltage
O'Jays - For the love of money
ACDC - You shook me all night long
Prodigy - Out of space

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Go Skyride!

Sky Ride Dublin, a fun family cycle day supported by Dublin City Council and Sky, takes place this Sunday from 10am til 4pm. Participants will be able to cycle the designated route at their own pace & there'll be an array of entertainment along the way.

Road closures are in place before, during and after the event, as follows:
Location 1:
From 07:00 hrs to 18:00hrs on Sunday 11th September 2011
Samuel Beckett Bridge, Sir John Rogersons Quay, City Quay, Cardiff Lane, Macken Street, Grand Canal Street Lower, Clanwilliam Place, Warrington Place, Mount Street Upper, Merrion Square South, Fitzwilliam Street, Fitzwilliam Square, and Baggot Street Lower (from Pembroke Street to Mespil Road / Haddington Road).
Location 2:
From 07:00 hrs on Saturday 10th September 2011 to 22:00 hrs on Sunday 11th September 2011
Merrion Square West, Dublin 2.
Those travelling in the listed areas are advised to use alternative routes where possible.
Sky Ride is an event created to inspire and help everyone whatever their age or ability to get on their bikes and have fun. The event has been organised by Dublin City Council, in partnership with Sky and will see approximately 8km of the city centre’s roads closed to traffic. Participants will be cycling the route at their own pace, with an array of entertainment along the way. Further information on the event is available from Goskyride's website.

Playlist for thursday 8-9-2011

The Bees - Minha menina
The Cure - Lovecats
Cloud Control - this is what I said
Talking Heads - Crosseyed & Painless
Arctic Monkeys - 505
Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Ohio
Manu Chao - Me gustas tu
Eddie Veddar - Hide your love away
The Zutons - You will you won't
Rory Gallagher - As the crow flies
Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
Depeche Mode - Wrong

James Brown - get Up
Kasabian - Club Foot
ELO - Livin Thing
Weezer - Island in the sun
Police - Can't stand losing
Destroyer - Downtown
Dolly Parton - 9-5
White Denim - Drug
Metronomy - The Look
ACDC - Rock n' Roll Train
Midlake - It covers the hillside

Kings of Leon - Red Morning Light
the Who - I can see you for miles
Queen - Radio Ga Ga
Gill Scott Heron - The Bottle
Foster The People - Houdini
Delgados - Come in from the cold
John Lennon - Watching The Wheels
Doves - Snowden
Rage Against the Machine - Renegades of Funk
The mama's & the papa's - California Dreamin
Lambchop - Up with People (Zero 7 remix)
Yes - I've seen all good people

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Playlist for Wednesday 7-9-2011

Steve Earl - Lungs
Stars - Wasted Daylight
John Cale - Things
The Kills - Nail in my coffin
Steely Dan - Reelin in the years
Miike Snow - Black & Blue
Elbow - Lippy Kids
The Stone Roses - She bangs the drum
Deus - Constant Now
Goldfrapp - Caravan Girl

The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
REM - Drive
Kasabian - Fire
Led Zeppelin - Good Times Bad Times
Little Green Cars - My love took me down to the river
the 4 of us - Mary
The pogues - A rainy night in Soho
Clap your hands say yeah - Maniac

Eels - My beloved Monster
The Cure - A Forest
Pretty Lights - Finally Moving
America - Horse With No Name
Yuck - Get Away
Radiohead - My Iron Lung
Queen - Your best friend
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
Arcade Fire - Ready to start

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Playlist for Tuesday 6-9-2011


The Cult - She sells Sanctuary
Butthole Surfers - Dracula From huston
Rilo Kiley - The Execution of all things
Kasabian - LSF
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Midlake - Fortune
Doors - LA Woman
This Club - I won't worry
Raconteurs - Old Enough
Public Enemy Ltd - Rise


Martin Sexton - Diner
The National - Conversation 16
Mooney Suzuki - Alive & Amplified
Martin Sexton - Found
Happy Mondays - Step On
Stornoway - I saw you blink
AC/DC - Thunderstruck
The Black Keys - Heavy Soul
Moby - In my heart


Wild Beasts - Hooting & howling
Nirvana - Come as you are
The Rapture - How deep is your love
Small Faces - Two Faces
Police - Roxanne
White denim - Drug
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zero's - 40 day dream
Blackstreet - No diggity
Foster The People - Houdini
William Shatner - Common People
Feist - How come you never go there

Monday, September 5, 2011

Playlist for Monday 5-9-2011

Queen - Your my best friend
James - Laid
Foster The People - Call it what you want
Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye
James Brown - The Boss
The Beatles - I want to hold your hand
Ash - Girl from mars
Futureheads - Hounds Of Love
Destroyer - Savage night at the opera
Fleet Foxes - Bedouin Dress
The White Stripes - Dead Leaves and the dirty ground
Pulp - Mis-shapes

Vampire Weekend - White Sky
The Jam - Start
Pixies - Where is my mind
Brenton Wood - Oogum Boogum
Blur - The Universal
Tuneyards - Powa
Pearl Jam - Better Man
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Bats in the Attic
Kinks - You really got me
Matt & Kim - Daylight

Arcade Fire - Wake Up
The Vapours - Turning Japanese
TV Girl - Benny & The Jets
Primal Scream - Rocks
Dr. Dog - The Rabbit, The Bat and the Reindeer
Beirut - East Harlem
Isreal Kamakawiwo'le - Somewhere over the rainbow
Mayer Hawthourne - A Long Time
Temper Trap - Love Last
Men Without Hats - Safety Dance

Friday, September 2, 2011

Playlist for Friday 2-9-2011


Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
Jimmy Cliff - Harder they come
Oh Land - Sun of a gun
Sinead O' Connor - Mandinka
Twin Shadow - At My Heels
OMD - Enola Gay
Santigold - Lights Out
The Charlatans - The only one I know
Pulp - Disco 2000


Public Enemy - Fight The Power
Lykke Li - Dance Dance Dance
Arcade Fire - Rebellion
Sly & The Family Stone - Everyday People
Yuck - Get Away
Toots & The Maytals - 54-46 was my number
Republic Of Loose - I like Music
Clap Your hands say yeah - Maniac
Arcade Fire - Ready to start


Jimmy Cliff - You can get it if you really want
Beirut - Nantes
ACDC - Thunderstruck
Lykke Li - Get Some
Chemical Brothers - Let Forever Be
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zero's - 40 day dream
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son
The Go Team - Get it together
Guns 'N Roses - Welcome To The Jungle

Not the Teddy Bears Picnic, but the Electric Picnic!

Electric Picnic takes place this weekend at Stradbally Hall until Sunday. 35,000 people are expected to attend.

Most traffic can be expected this afternoon and this evening and also on Monday morning. Bear in mind, this year day tickets will be available on Sunday so traffic is likely to be busy throughout the weekend.

Gardaí are appealing to any motorists not attending the event to avoid the area and take an alternative route. There is no official closing time for campsite on Mondayso motorists are in no hurry to get on the road on Monday. Be sure it’s safe to drive before you take to the road.


The Abbeyleix Rd (R427) will be closed from Money Cross to Stradbally until 4am on Sunday and from 8am until 3pm on Monday. Access to Stradbally along this route will only be for residents and event traffic during these times.


From the M7 southbound approaching Stradbally, motorists should exit at J16 Portlaoise East to the Ballydavis Interchange and continue onto the Bloomfield R/A. All event traffic (with the exception of coaches, mini buses, camper vans and taxis) will go straight at the Bloomfield R/A.

From the M7 northbound motorists should exit at J17 Portlaoise Centre to the Togher Interchange. Event traffic will proceed on the Abbeyleix Rd to Meelick Jct, onto the Timahoe Rd and join other traffic at the Bloomfield R/A.

Travelling on the M8 Cork/Dublin Rd exit at J4 Urlingford and travel through Durrow, Abbeyleix and turn right to Ballyroan and onto Money Cross.

Portlaoise traffic will be directed onto the Knockmay Relief Rd, to the Clonminham Relief Rd and then on towards the Bloomfield R/A.
With the exception of coaches, mini buses, camper vans and taxis all traffic approaching Stradbally from Carlow/Athy will travel through Stradbally town to the Portlaoise Rd.
From Vicarstown divert at Garran’s Cross to the Athy Rd and continue through Stradbally.


All car parks are free of charge and will be signposted. Car parks A, B and C can be accessed via the Abbeyleix Rd and have been open since this morning (Friday).
Camper van car parks will open at 7pm on Thursday and can be accessed via the Timahoe Rd (R426).
The car park for Family Camping ticket holders will be located at the GAA Pavilion, on the Timahoe Rd (R426).
Parking for day ticket holders (Sunday only) can use car park Z on the N80 Portlaoise Rd.



Bus Éireann will provide a bus service to Electric Picnic from Custom House Quay in Dublin.
  • Tonight, services will run from 10am to 6pm.
  • On Saturday, they will run from 10am to 1pm.
  • On Saturday, and Sunday return buses will run from 10pm to 1am and on Monday they will run from 6am to 2pm. Tickets cost €28 return.
Bus Éireann will also operate services to the festival from Cork and Galway as follows:
  • Bus will depart from Cork Bus Station, Parnell Place at 10am on Friday and will depart from Stradbally, Co. Laois at midday on Monday.
  • Bus will depart form Ceannt Station, Eyre Square in Galway at midday on Friday and the return service will depart from Stradbally, Co. Laois at 10am on Monday.
Kelly travel will also operate bus services to Electric Picnic as follows: On Friday services will depart from Limerick at
  • On Sunday services will also be available from Limerick, Cork and Galway at 9am.
  • On Monday, return services will depart from Stradbally Hall from
  • A designated drop off zone for taxis will be located on Main St (N80).

The nearest train station is Portlaoise station which is about a 15 minute drive from the festival site. For scheduled train services to Portlaoise click here.  Shuttle buses will operate from Portlaoise train station to the festival site. The times of the shuttle buses will correspond with incoming Irish Rail services.
Return shuttles are available on Monday from 8am until 1:30pm. Tickets can be purchased on the bus.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Playlist for Thursday 1-9-2011


Teddybears - Punkrocker
James Brown - Say it loud
Nathan Fake - You are here
ACDC - School Days
White Stripes - We're going to be friends
Don Henley - Boys Of Summer
Lykke Li - I'm good, I'm gone
Paul Weller - The Changing Man
UNKLE - Money & Run
Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick blues
The Antlers - I don't want love
Sugerhill Gang - Rappers delight


Arcade Fire - Keep the car running
The Beta Band - Squares
The Who - Pinball Wizzard
Metronomy - The Look
Midlake - Roscoe
George Baker - Little Green Bag
Sebastian Tellier - La ritournelle
Sly & The Family Stone - Everyday People
The Naked & Famous - Young Blood
Billy Bragg - Waiting for the great leap forward


King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Bats in the attic
Paolo Nutini - Pencil full of lead
The Velvet Underground - Who loves the sun
New Order - Hellbent
Chemical Brothers - Galvanise
Foster The People - Houdini
Chromeo - Word Up
Everything Everything - Leave the engine room
MGMT - Time to pretend
Violent Femmes - Blister in the sun
Edward Sharpe & Magnetic Zero - 40 Day Dream