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I’ll hold my hands up. I’m a shit Blogger. I’m non-existent in the blogging community. I don’t read other people’s blogs unless someone specifically links me. Before today I didn’t even have a blog roll. Shame on me, I know.
I look at other journos blogs and I’m ashamed. They seem to have all the time in the world to construct beautiful gig reviews full of witty puns. They also have shit hot web design…most of the time I’m doing well if I can even turn the computer on.
The fact of it is that I’m busy. Physically busy. I shoot every day whether it be at a gig or a photocall, or running around town with some drunken band. I also try to run my own portrait studio. Then there’s the editing of the pix to be done and the celebratory pints to be had.
But I’ve made a Resolution. I’m going to give back to the blogosphere and to all the other bloggers out there. Ya see, I got nominated for a Digital Socket Award for Best Music Photography not too long ago. And I’m fairly sure that the nom came from my wonderful little blog readers and other like-minded bloggers. People are throwing so much love at me and I’m hogging it. But that’s gonna change. I’ve now listed the top Irish music blogs in the Blogroll (big thanks to Digital Sockets for making up the handy list!). Now I vow to actively read and comment on all those inspiring blogs. I’ll shake these bad blogging habits once and for all… I’ll bet you I’ll even learn a thing or two!
To infinity and beyond!
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Now… where do I start? Muddy fields and great craic (well, as long as you were safe within the confines of the backstage area where I hid most of the weekend!).
Bands I shot:
Eliza Doolittle, CODES, Vampire Weekend, Stereophonics, Tinie Tempah, Jay Z, Villagers, Wallis Bird, Arcade Fire, 2 Door Cinema Club, Chapel Club, Rise Against, Florence and the Machine, Dirty Projectors, The Drums, Bombay Bicycle Club, Muse, Kate Nash, The Middle East, We Are Scienctists, Paulo Nutini, Delphic.
Plenty more variations of each band, just ask to see more! ruth(at)gmail.com
much more, just click through the slideshow below! enjoy xxx
Bundoran, you beautiful little town. Full of surfers and kind old folk feeding us 3 euro pints.
Although the festival may seem like something out of Father Ted, what with it’s constant power failures and lack of many facilities, you cannot fault the kindness of the people in attendance or the epic landscape surrounding us.
The weekend featured local and international acts such as Fun Lovin Criminals, Tom Baxter, The Heathers, CODES, Hot Sprockets, Cathy Davey, Director and many more!
Fundoran, you Rock.
Approached by a band called Tarantella… they have mad an album based upon a story. From what I remember it was dark and disturbed. Featuring kidnapped daughters, abandoned roads and murder. Definitely worth a late night listen when it’s released. I will publish more when the album art work is all wrapped. x Read more »
I probably don’t have to tell you much about the Choice Awards that you don’t already know so I’ll just tell you a few things that I personally have found out through my Choice years.
It’s one of the greatest nights of the year if you work in this little Irish music industry. People are lovely. They are just lovely. The conversation will never ever run dry in the bar (although the bar itself might). Scandal and gossip occurs but nobody will talk about it after because People Are Lovely! Doing shots it way more fun with the music legends you adore, even whilst silencing your inner fan. The bar doesn’t really close when they say it does.
I missed Adrian Crowley’s performance… I was at the bar with Daragh being a bold “professional” photographer.
For those of you not bothered to take a wander into town to view this masterpiece… here’s the pix for your internetual viewing pleasure.
one very hungover (or quite possibly still pished) Easter Saturday in the Library bar. Mr Fish is indeed a sweetheart and a charmer, and no stranger to the lens. God i LOVE it wen my subjects have style.
… Now he did however mention that his ideal photoshoot would be out his back garden in Wellies and his PJ’s… so Jerry, if you’re reading this… wen’s good for you?!
my second time seeing this Nordy band in Twisted Pepper… and christ it was well worth it. They really rock it out, shouty women and bass u can bop to. love it. Go see them live, their myspace doesn’t do them justice. sorry the pix are a bit shite… i was a bit drunk, to say the least. plus the lights were non existent. typical of small Dublin venues really.
Oh and yea, that is a stage invasion… always fun! x
These guys have been kicking about our fair music scene for the past few years… poppin their heads up in all the right places… they won the prestigious King Kong Club battle of the bands and in 2008 alone they played over 100 gigs (!!!)… They’ve got a new EP recorded which is due out on April 3rd and they are about to embark on an 8 week tour of the UK….in a tour bus….God help em.
This shoot was actually one of the prizes offered by myself and the King Kong Club to the overall winners along with 2 weeks studio time!… its a free competition to enter and amazing promotion for you’re band…you’ve no excuse not to really… so get onto the lovely Keiron Kong to enter the next round!