Jonathan O’Brien

Jonathan O’Brien

Albums

Albums

Electronic: Róisín Murphy, Hairless Toys (Play It Again Sam)

An uneven trundle down a musical memory lane

An uneven trundle down a musical memory lane

Music: Original Rockers. By Richard King. Faber & Faber, €25.25.

Italians and the art of illusion

Italians and the art of illusion

The Italians. By John Hooper. Allen Lane, €25. Reviewed by Jonathan O’Brien.

Albums

Albums

Seasick Steve: Sonic Soul Surfer (Caroline)

Selling satire by the sound

Selling satire by the sound

Reviewed this week: The Pat Kenny Show Newstalk 106-108

Young tech titans may be bright, but don’t set the pages alight

Young tech titans may be bright, but don’t set the pages alight

You Only Have To Be Right Once. By Randall Lane and the staff of Forbes. Portfolio Penguin, €25. Reviewed by Jonathan O’Brien.

Long lens of the law

Long lens of the law

Last week, Eamonn Farrell, who owns the photographic agency Photocall Ireland, wrote a lengthy post on the website Broadsheet.ie. In it, he expressed considerable alarm at the fact that the Garda Síochána had recently forced Photocall to hand over ph

A small-town mentality

A small-town mentality

Reviewed this week Drama On One: Bombshell RTE Radio 1

Lively look at the lords of the music industry

Lively look at the lords of the music industry

Cowboys And Indies

More pressing matters

More pressing matters

Reviewed this week

Notes on a scandal

Notes on a scandal

News At One RTÉ Radio One Michael Lowry’s surreal interview with Áine Lawlor on the News At ...

Radio: When Marian met Marian

Radio: When Marian met Marian

Reviewed this week: The Marian Finucane Show RTE Radio 1

Radio review

Radio review

How Redcoats whiled away the days at Butlitz Reviewed this week Goodnight Campers Newstalk 106-...

Radio review

Radio review

Reviewed this week Documentary On One: Bombs, Balls And Beyoncé RTE Radio 1 Shakhing all over ...

The first wild man of rock  ’n’ roll

The first wild man of rock ’n’ roll

Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story. By Rick Bragg. Canongate, €19.