BUSHMILLS LIVE HIGHLIGHTS

One of my favourite things to do is watch/hear Dan play music. He’s one of those uber-talented musicians who can pick up anything and make it sound good. There’s something so lovely about watching people you love doing the things they love. (Wahhh, so much love in that last sentence.) Anyway, he keeps things tight downContinue reading “BUSHMILLS LIVE HIGHLIGHTS”

FREEDOM SONGS

Off the back of the sold-out ‘Freedom Songs’ event in November 2013 at Crumlin Road Gaol, Hannah McPhillimy is releasing a 3-track EP of some the songs from the night itself, with all proceeds going to No More Traffik. Amidst a hugely successful year of breaking onto Northern Ireland’s music scene, Hannah bravely lets goContinue reading “FREEDOM SONGS”

Body Image in the Classroom

I read an article the other day about what parents can do to fight body image issues in young children who have fallen or are vulnerable to falling into the trap of the distortion of what is ‘beautiful’ and ‘normal’. It struck a chord with me. The British Journal of Psychology’s findings are deeply worrying:Continue reading “Body Image in the Classroom”

Monster – Updated

27.06.2011 update: MTV will NOT be screening the video. Yes!!! (via Adios Barbie) Thank you for having taken the time to sign the petition and stand against this atrocity. You have made a difference! 08.06.2011 update: The official version of the video is here: http://www.twitvid.com/BBBAX (WARNING: the video is extremely offensive and graphic. I doContinue reading “Monster – Updated”

Baby, I Was Born This Way

Self-esteem: confidence in one’s own worth or abilities. (Oxford English Dictionary 2008) I’ve been struck recently by the pursuit of self-esteem that seems to be at the forefront of our society’s agenda. TIME ran an article last month on research carried by Ohio State University that found college/university students to choose a boost in self-esteemContinue reading “Baby, I Was Born This Way”

”I crossed the line”…Kanye, you certainly did.

08.06.2011 update: The official version of the video is here: http://www.twitvid.com/BBBAX (WARNING: the video is extremely offensive and graphic. I do NOT recommend watching it.) They have taken out the young girls from Jay-Z’s scene, but the video remains absolutely sick. The written message at the beginning of the video states that its content isContinue reading “”I crossed the line”…Kanye, you certainly did.”