SHUSH! SOUNDS FROM UCC LIBRARY (2 OCTOBER 2017)

The podcast of this week’s show can be listened to here.

 

The playlist of the show can be listened back to here

Ronan’s track of the week is the brilliant jazz version of the country classic Ode to Billy Joe by Nancy Wilson. Click here to read why

Martin’s track of the week is also the Nancy Wilson track. Click here to see why.

Our Shush interview this week was with Jill Rogers of UCC Music Department and Malgorzata D’Aughton of UCC History who told us about their recent UCC President Excellence in Teaching Awards. They had many great things to say about the library. That interview can be listened to in full here.

Our recommended read of the week this week is a Libfocus blog looking at how librarians are actually a lot like DJS

SHUSH! SOUNDS FROM UCC LIBRARY (SEPTEMBER 25 2017)

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

And the playlist can be listened to here

Martin’s track of the week is the perfect Weeping Song by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Read why here.

We did an interview with Kathy Bradley all about the new UCC Skills Centre, based in Q-1 of the Boole Library. That full interview can be listened to here.

Our recommended read of the week is a great read on one of our favourite bands – Belle and Sebastian via Toppermost

 

MARTIN’S TRACK OF THE WEEK (25 SEPTEMBER 2017)

I should have found it difficult to choose my track of the week this week. I chose, what for me, was a very strong selection of tracks. Any of the seven tracks I chose would have been single of a week another week.

But in the end it was very very easy and the track I had to choose was the Nick Cave & Bad Seeds beautiful 1990 epic ‘The Weeping Song’. The track can be found on what for me is one of his finest albums The Good Son. From the very opening chimes of Mick Harvey’s vibraphone to closing hand clap it is four minutes twenty five seconds of of emotion and ache. And I haven’t yet mentioned the duelling vocals of Nick himself and Blixa Bargeld the founding member of the avant garde, heavily influential, German band Einsturzende Neubauten. Perfect harmony.

Now, over to Nick and Blixa