Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge


Wayne Coyne Battles the Bad Buzz Robots

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Electric Picnic 2005. I had only a couple of minutes notice I’d be talking to Wayne Coyne. No time to prepare questions. So I got to thinking, you know, the guy is always so insanely happy. Wouldn’t it be funny if I just tried to depress the shit out of him. So I tried. Did it work? Well… Read the rest of this article here.

January 19th, 2010. 11 Comments »

It’s like Pierce Brosnan’s weddin’ all over again…

Sorry, I’ve been watching the Hardy Bucks on YouTube all day and laughing until the tears ran down my cheeks. I think this episode might be my favourite.

January 18th, 2010. 12 Comments »


faith alive
Bit of a change of speed for this segment… This is a really interesting article from the New York Review of Books about Robert Wright’s The Evolution of God, which “purports to provide an account not only of the evolution of man’s view of God but, at least possibly, of God himself.”

January 18th, 2010. 3 Comments »

Let’s just say, teenage boys will be teenage boys…

“You mean he’s…?”

“Every fucking night. As soon as the lights go out.” Read the rest of this article here.

January 18th, 2010. 8 Comments »

GLORIA (1975)

Jesus died for somebody’s sins but not mine Read the rest of this entry »

January 18th, 2010. Comment now »

Miscellaneous Amusing Items I’ve Come Across #22

I’m sure I wasn’t the first to misread that title…

January 17th, 2010. 4 Comments »


Hip-hop and macho posturing have long been synonymous. But no one told Kilkenny’s MC Sniffy. He may not got swagga… but boy does he have grovel.

January 15th, 2010. 11 Comments »


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Ilusionist David Copperfield will not be facing charges over allegations of sexual assault made against him. Yeah, I know… who gives a shit? But check out the hilariously sleazy image the Huffington Post used to illustrate their report (not the same image as above.) Egads, it really begs the question… How is this man not a rapist? I mean, look at him. That’s your case right there! Read the rest of this entry »

January 15th, 2010. 15 Comments »


As previously mentioned, I’m a huge fan of Conan O’Brien and am, therefore, hugely disappointed to see that he’s been given the elbow after only seven months presenting The Tonight Show. Not to worry, he’ll be back. In the meantime, here he is at his best. Interviewing the world’s leading bread expert.

January 15th, 2010. 10 Comments »

Higgins ‘Gutted’ Over Choice Music Prize Snub

Singer-songwriter, nice guy and general old-mucker-of-mine Ollie Higgins released a statement tonight admitting he’s “gutted” his Grand Stretch in the Evenings album was overlooked by the judges of the Choice Music Prize this year. Magnanimous to a fault, Ollie pays tribute to all the nominees. But his own exclusion, he attributes frankly to “politics plain and simple”. Read the rest of this entry »

January 14th, 2010. 10 Comments »