The Human League

The Human League played to a packed crowd in Cork last night. Murphy’s sponsored the event as part of their Little Big Nights Out promotion so there was plenty of the black stuff drunk. I still have my voucher if anyone wants it?

The band played most of their hits, mixing in songs I’ve never heard as I’ve never bought any of their albums. Still, it was surreal hearing them sing Don’t you want me and other songs that synonymous with 80’s music!

Yes girls, there’ll be a picture of Phil Oakley in a few days time …

(left to right: Susan Ann Sulley, Joanne Catherall, Nic Burke, Phil Oakley)

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 72mm
ISO 500
Shutter speed 1/60s

Scrap Saturday

I loved this show while it was broadcast and I even have the multi-CD compilation that came out a couple of years ago too.

Technology is ever changing. I don’t think I’ve recorded anything off the radio in years and the last time I did, I used the station’s Internet broadcast piped into mencoder to save it on my computer. No more cassettes.

Hands up those who have never used a cassette like this? I bet that number will grow and grow as the years go by…

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/60s

The Lone Guitar

The Lone Guitar

A street entertainer plays his guitar on Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork last month during the WW photowalk on the 18th.

I have the winners of the hotel rooms for next month’s photowalk. I picked them with the help of Alexa, Laughing Lion and Andrea who picked the first distinct numbers between 1 and 5. Thanks also to Laura, Elliot (might need rounding up?), Ron and Dena who also responded.

And, the winners are (cue drum roll, etc):
1. Pa Dineen
2. Kevin
3. Rudy

I better get on to Damien or Pat and tell them. They’ll probably have to get in touch with the winners next week!

The wires that ring Shandon Bells

The wires that ring Shandon Bells

Next time you’re in Cork and you have a spare hour to burn head up to Shandon and into St. Anne’s Church where you can ring the Shandon Bells. They’re heard for quite some distance and any tune can be played. Check out the music in the photo above: “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”, “Final Countdown” and more!

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/50s