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Smooth Operator…

Posted: September 11, 2009 in Random
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It’s guys like this who give the rest of us a bad name!


After much procrastination and daydreaming, I’ve finally gotten around to revamping the blog. I’ve deleted some of the older entries (mostly ones where I was rambling on about nothing in particular), changed the layout and designed a new logo. And with a bit of luck and the odd injection of willpower, I also hope to post more often than I have in the past.

Yes, I know I’ve been neglecting this blog again. I don’t seem to have much time lately – even though I’d find it hard to explain where the time goes if you asked me. Anyways… normal service, as they say, will resume shortly. With a bit of luck.

In the meantime, whilst browsing on YouTube I excavated a classic sketch from my childhood favourites Zig and Zag. If you grew up in Ireland during the 1980s and early ’90s then these guys were an essential part of your daily TV viewing. Those of you in the UK will probably know them better from the time they spent on Channel 4’s morning show ‘The Big Breakfast’. Anyways, I reckon if you look back on such things from your younger days and still find them hilarious then you’ve either got an underdeveloped sense of humour or it was, in fact, ball-breakingly funny. As I take pride in my sense of humour, I’m declaring this clip to fit quite firmly into the latter category:

Zig and Zag imperonsating Elvis impersonating the Beastie Boys!

Artwork by Magdalena Migas

Look familiar? It should – because it’s me! The painting is part of a collection by Polish artist Magdalena Migas that is scheduled for display at a forthcoming exhibition in Krakow.

I first met Magda at the Europavox music festival in Clermont-Ferrand, France, during the summer of 2006. It was on the train back to Paris afterwards that she took a photo of me as I slept in my seat and used as the basis for this stunning piece of artwork.

As you can see, Magda’s work is quite exceptional and I’m honoured to be the subject of one of her portraits. To view her portfolio, go to

Aerial Photography

Posted: February 5, 2008 in Random

With spring just around the corner again and the weather improving (hopefully), I can look forward to enjoying the occasional helicopter flight once more. And with a bit of luck I’ll be able to take some more photos like these as I’m whizzing around the Irish skies:

 Ring Fort

Lough Derravaragh

Norman Castle