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Martin’s track of the week is Siouxsie and the Banshees version of The Beatles Dear Prudence. Click here for a small post on why. Ronan’s track of the week is Aldeia de Ogum by Joyce. He has written a small post explaining why

Our Library Spotlight this week focused on our Film Studies Collection. This collection is in the main utilisted by the large number of Film Studies courses run by many departments. It is also used by the general library user with an interest in cinema. UCC Library holds over 3,000 films on DVD, most of them borrowable. We also stock thousands of texts dealing with cinema. We subscribe to numerous journals and film magazines. And of course we subscribe to many film databases such as Film Index International , American Film Index Catalogue, International Federation of Film Archives A Film Studies libguide, newly released, can be accessed here our film studies liaison librarian is Claire O’Brien.

Our recommended read of the  week is one for those concerned with their Digital Privacy. This article by Kevin Mitnick on how to go invisible online is worth definitely worth a read.

Martin’s track of the week 15 May 2017

My Track of the week is a 1983 Siouxsie and The Banshees release – their beautiful version of The Beatles  track Dear Prudence. The track reached number three on the UK Charts, by a long short, their biggest hit and is available on their Hyaena album.

The Beatles version is good, brilliant even, but for me Siouxsie and her Banshees (including The Cure’s Robert Smith) capture the psychedelic haunting soul of this White Album track perfectly.

As a fourteen year this track struck me strongly and even now after, many many, years it still haunts me any time I listen to it. The video, recorded in Venice, is a perfect accompaniment to the music. Click and enjoy

Ronan’s Track of the Week (15 May 2017)

My track of the week, featured on Monday’s show, is Joyce’s ‘Aldeia de Ogum’. Born in Rio, Joyce Silveira Moreno has released over 20 albums since her debut release in 1968.  As a singer, songwriter, and guitarist she has collaborated with other Brazilian greats like Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa and Elis Regina, and prefers to refer to her music as “MCB” (Creative Music of Brazil), rather than MPB (Música popular brasileira).  ‘Aldeia de Ogum’, which translates as ‘The Village of Ogum’, was recorded for her 1980 album ‘Feminina’, and became an anthem of sorts a few years later in the acid jazz clubs of 1980’s London. It’s a magical track – a firm favourite of mine for many years.