Back in April, Darragh put a post on Culch.ie titled “Be part of a massive Bollywood dance scene in Dublin”. How could I resist? Myself and a fewothermessers signed up and on a blissfully sunny Sunday morning hit Moore St to be put through our paces for Moore Street Masala which is being screened this week.
I honestly have no idea what to expect but of course can’t wait to see how the Bollywood routine at the end works out! It was heaps of fun to be involved in and I would definitely be up for doing more.
So all that listening to the amazing Luka Bloom yesterday got me thinking about how much I wish I could play guitar.
I bought an acoustic guitar with my first paycheque from my first ever job at 15. I didn’t know much about them and ended up being sold a huge thing with a thick fret and steel strings. Not very playable for someone with short girlie fingers. So I learned a few chords but never did much else coz well, it hurt and I struggled to make chord shapes with short little fingers.
So yesterday I thought “what about a little Ukulele?” and I might just go ahead and give it a go this weekend.
So Ukulele connoisseurs, any advice on what to buy/not buy/where to go in Dublin for one?
I popped in briefly to the launch of the Dublin Fringe Festival 09 last evening – my was it a lively event! Still sifting through the packed programme of events to see what I might get to see but first impressions are awesome. Check the site for all the info you need and keep an eye on culch.ie for extra nuggets.
Autumn is creeping upon us ever gradually and with it comes the usual flux of awards events for the design world. While it’s a little quieter this year with the IIA Net Visionaries moved to the month of May as of this year, there’s still plenty opportunity to try your hand at getting something tasty for over the fireplace. The IDI Awards and Irish Web Awards are accepting nominations till the end of the month. The Golden unmentionables are taking place also and still charging ridiculous amounts for seats at the awards ceremony (€300 per head) and a saucy €150 per nomination. Stick with either of the previous I think.