Tinnitus Sticky

May 19, 2009

The actual post on my tinnitus was too long to remain a sticky so you can check out the full post here.

The important note is that if you are going to regularly go to gigs/clubs make sure you wear earplugs!


Merry Christmas! Wolf Larsen “If I Be Wrong”

December 25, 2015

Thanks to a Christmas ad for a mobile network in Ireland this goes through my head every Christmas.

Merry (or Happy) Christmas!


Electric Picnic Site Map 2013

August 23, 2014

Just for posterity and anybody wondering on the Electric Picnic site setup for 2013 before they head to 2014.  There was only a singular map for EP last year- presumably because of the late start in announcing the festival.  Not many changes last year but with increased capacity for 2014 I would imagine that the campsites and parking areas will be expanded with the main arena pretty much staying the same.  For those that are going this year- enjoy!




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Electric Picnic 2012 Maps

May 16, 2013

[Edit] 2013 site map is here.

Since the essentially defunct blog is still getting hits for maps for the previous Picnics I am putting up the 2012 maps for posterity sake.  Hope people can make the 2013 event now that it is going ahead!  Click on the picture for a jpg or the link above for a pdf.

Arena Site Plan

Pdf  EPArena2012

Camping Site Plan

Pdf  CampingSite2012

Arts Trail

Pdf  ArtsTrail2012


Laura K- an EardrumsPop Single

November 21, 2011

Another post nicked from the release from the EardrumsPop netable I work with….the full details are below but click here to get the three tracks along with the artwork!

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ePop018 – Laura K

COVER ART made by Sarah Lippett.
Visit Sarah’s website http://crayonlegs.com/
We have done an interview with Sarah, where you can read more about her and her art. You can find the illustrator interview here.THE BOOKLET is designed by Julia Pax and put together in InDesign by Andrej Dolinka.
View the booklet.

1. Saboteur
2. This Happens Every Time
3. Beach Comber (Real Estate cover)

Tracks 1 and 2 are written by Laura K. Track 3 is a cover of Real Estate’s song “Beach Comber”. More about this song further down on this page.
PROBLEMS DOWNLOADING? If you have problems downloading the single-zip, try downloading through this link instead.


Creative Commons License
This single is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.Feel free to share it with your friends, play it on your podcast, use it on your mixtape etc, as long as it’s used non-commercially and as long as you do not edit the songs in any way. Please link back to this page if you use it online. Please DO NOT upload the full zip to your own server without our permission. Use a link to our zip instead.



23 year old Laura K wrote her first song when she was 8, and learned to play piano 3 years earlier. Today, she writes lots of poppy songs and plays several instruments: keyboard, ukulele, glockenspiel and melodica, whilst also singing with her lovely voice. Her songs tell tales of love, life and heart break, yet she somehow manages to do it in an uplifting and amusing way. She used to live in Brisbane, where she played in bands like Roman History and Little Scout, but is now based in London. In addition to making sweet songs on her own, she also plays keyboards and sings backing vocals in Tigercats. She says that the coolest thing that’s ever happened to her was meeting Jarvis Cocker backstage at Leeds Festival, where he put her on the guest list for one of Pulp’s sold out shows at Brixton Academy. So, now you know Laura K. Maybe you should listen to her music?  www.laurak.bandcamp.com


The innovative website A NEGATIVE NARRATIVE make interviews with bands, but instead of answering with words, the artists have to take a photograph for each question. You can view Laura K’s photographic answers on A.N.N.’s website, or in the booklet for this single. Hope you enjoy them!

We are collaborating with A Negative Narrative on this single-series, and they have made photo-interviews with all our single-artists. Visit http://anegativenarrative.com/ and see more bands’ photographic answers to their interview questions.


We have encouraged the single-bands to make a cover version of a song they think deserve more attention.

Laura K has chosen to cover “Beach Comber”, originally written and performed by Real Estate. The song can be found on Real Estate’s self-titled debut album (listen on Spotify)



Real Estate is a psychedelic surf pop band hailing from Ridgewood, New Jersey now rooted in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The band was formed in Ridgewood, New Jersey by singer/guitarist Martin Courtney, guitarist Matthew Mondanile (Ducktails), bassist Alex Bleeker (of Alex Bleeker and the Freaks), and drummer Etienne Pierre Duguay (of [{Predator Vision]]) in 2008. In 2011 Jackson Pollis joined on drums.

After issuing singles on the Underwater Peoples and Woodsist labels, the band’s 2009 self-titled debut received an 8.5 rating and Best New Music tag from the Pitchfork Media website. Tours followed supporting acts such as Girls, Kurt Vile, Woods, and Deerhunter. In 2011, Real Estate signed with theDomino Recording Co. and plan to issue their sophomore record, Days, on October 18th, 2011.

Here is Real Estate’s original version of the song:


Zenda Marie EP

November 21, 2011

I have been a fairly reflective mood recently and at those times I always go back to simple folk tunes on my ears instead of the more  convoluted math rock or electronica that usually reside there.

Zenda Marie have that simplicity and in such lovely measures- wonderful harmonies, slow guitar strumming and low electronica  that leaves you with the feeling of being in a meandering stream with the water slowly flowing over you.  You can buy/stream their self-titled EP over at their Bandcamp.

Prairie County



Niamh Regan

August 30, 2011

An artist that has been on my ears over the past few months has been Niamh Regan.  There isn’t much information on her except that she is a teenager in Galway but I think that it’s better that her song’s speak for her rather than a long and wordy bio.

There are only two tunes up on her Breaking Tunes page at the moment and such a delight on the ears they are!  Two Seeds and Said To Me are warm and heartfelt and delivered with a clear and robust voice that will leave you hooked pure and simple.

Looking forward to many more but for now the YouTube she posted of a new song will have to do…


Electric Picnic 2011 Maps and Set times

August 28, 2011

Another year, another Electric Picnic and although I won’t be able to go this year due to lack of funds, the lineup is a solid one if you haven’t seen any of the groups before.  The set times leaked a bit earlier this year and as usual there are bound to be conflicts for groups that you really want to catch.

Just for some useful information check out the Garda traffic plan along with the 10 day forecast and start touching wood and crossing fingers now that the sun will be out for the majority of the weekend!

The maps are over on the official site but for handiness sake I have put the pdf’s and jpegs below- click to enlarge and print.

Enjoy the weekend folks!

Main Arena Set-times

PDF-  Set Times Main Arenas

Arena Site Plan

PDF-  Arena Site Plan

Arts Trail

PDF-  Arts Trail

Camping Site Plan

PDF-  Camping Site Plan

Family Camping

PDF-  Family Camping


So….it’s been a while

August 27, 2011

Has it really been a year since the last post?  That was a longer breather than I had anticipated!

It really hasn’t seemed like that long at all and although I may be a neglectful blogger I have been busy elsewhere.   I haven’t exactly been screaming about it but some of you may know that I have been working with EardrumsPop in my scarce free time and helping Knut and Stefan release some music that we enjoy and are proud to have on the netlabel.   First with the collaboration project Between Two Waves and then with our singles projects– all free digital downloads so jump on over and get some!

So a slap on the hand for not updating on what tunes are going through my ears but I will endeavor to update here with new artists that I come across…I may not be writing much about them but as always with me I think the best way is to let the artist speak for themselves through their music.   For those on Twitter hit me up there since I will still probably mention them there first!


Electric Picnic Maps 2010

August 28, 2010

[Edit- 2011 Maps and main arena’s set times are here: https://tenacioustimothy.wordpress.com/2011/08/28/electric-picnic-2011-maps-and-set-times/]


I won’t be going along for the fun this year but as this place is getting hit for maps of the fields in Stradbally, I thought I would make life a bit easier for you since you can’t find the maps on the official site with one click.  So click below for jpg’s of the maps or go to Festival Site Maps for pdf’s.  Happy Picnicking!

Arenas – Electric Picnic 2010

Camping – Electric Picnic 2010

Arts – Electric Picnic 2010

Green – Electric Picnic 2010

Family – Electric Picnic 2010


Magic Man

June 22, 2010

Yes a while since I posted here and it’s not from lack of inspiration but real world matters which have been hindering my thinking and time.

Lots to catch up with and no better way to start than with Magic Man.  There certainly is something magical about their tunes and it’s more than just smoke and mirrors going on in them- each tune full of the duo’s catchy vocals and more layered electronica tinged instrumentation than you can shake a wand at.

So many standouts that it’s just easier to listen to the whole album which you can do on the widget below or head to their Bandcamp to get the free download of the full album Real Life Color.  No trickery here so just listen and in their own words- if you like the songs, please share them with anyone you think will enjoy them as well.