The podcast of today’s show can be listened to here

The setlist can be found, and listened to, at Spotify

Ronan’s track of the week is from Belle and Sebastian. You can read why here. Martin’s track of the week is from Flaming Lips. Read here to see why.

This week we did short interviews with two of our colleagues. We spoke to our Library Director Colette McKenna about what UCC Library has to offer our users. We also spoke to Rose Buttimer, our Electronic Resources Librarian about our new search facility OneSearch.

Our recommended read of the week this week is in honour of Grant Hart who sadly passed away today (14.09.17). This great post pays homage to the seminal band Husker Du – the band that Grant and Bob Mould furiously unleashed upon the world in 1979



Flaming Lips. Not a band I’m particularly up on of to be honest. Most of their albums since their 1999 release The Soft Bulletin have passed me by for some reason. They are a band not on my radar some for reason.

But, that being said they have what a consider an American classic in their collection. And that track is their 1993 wonder She Don’t Use Jelly. It’s a brilliantly played and structured straightforward indie rock song with wonderfully absurdist singalong lyrics

The single, their biggest hit, is taken from the 1993 album Transmissions from the Satellite Heart album is not representative of the rest of the album. Pity. 

Now  just sit back and enjoy the wonderful She Don’t Use Jelly…

Ronan’s Track of the Week (11 September 2017)

Track of the Week from me this week is Belle and Sebastian’s ‘I’m a Cuckoo’, taken from the ‘Dear Catastrophe Waitress’ album from 2003, and released as a single the following year. As I said on Monday, I think it’s so good I’d be happy to play it two or three times in a row, but spared the listeners this time…

It mentions Thin Lizzy, and there’s something of their sound in there, but it also reminds me a lot of Bob Dylan, and ‘Positively 4th Street’ is the song I’m thinking of – maybe…

I love the video too, which shows what a great running song this is! There’s also quite a maximalist remix from The Avalanches which was included with the single at the time. I prefer the original though  – pure genius.