Tuesday, August 30, 2005

MonAug30 - Finally, An Actual Update

Instead of ranting about the Nazi gay defenders, I'm actually going to start my nightly show updates again! After the wee break, we're back in the saddle. But first, here's the funniest joke I've heard all day: how many DJ's does it take to present a breakfast show? Six, apparently.

Anyway, here are the pics from last Wednesday's Bud Rising Jem/Maroon 5/Franz Ferdinand/Scissor Sisters gig.

Me, getting pissed on, while the dude from Maroon 5 tells us about rainbows.
Franz Ferdinand hit the stage.
Bitches using the gents toilets.
The show last night:

ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE!!!
TRICKY DICK!!!
They were professional musicians!

THE OLDIE BUT A GOODIE GUESSING GAME... STRIKES BACK!!!
Ali in Kilkenny got Deep Blue Something - Breakfast at Tiffany's

LAST REQUEST!!!
Eric Prydz - Fading Like a Flower

Ray

MonAug30 - Rant: Gay Mark From Westlife

There's a lot of smart, funny people who listen to our show. In fact, we're glad to say that they're in the majority when it comes to texting, calling or emailing to say how they feel, but as the Tayto ads go, there's always one.

In this case, there's always a few stupid morons who feel "outraged on behalf of the gay society" or "never listening to todayfm again bcoz of what u said. anti-gay f**kers". Tonight, we referred to Mark from Westlife - who openly admits he's gay - as "gay Mark from Westlife". Before I continue, I think it's a great thing for him, it's a shame for himself that he couldn't have been honest from the start and enjoyed his life publicly, but fair play to him. Anyway, a few texts followed from the usual sadcases defending the homosexual cause.

If there's one thing that gets my back up, it's the serial idiotic complainers. Talking about it after the show, JP made the point that these people feel outraged because they feel they should feel outraged, but don't make their complaints due to any actual sense of moral obligation to make a stand. They make a complaint hoping it might make them look more intelligent than they actually are. They don't understand exactly what it is they're complaining about, but just that they must complain. These are the type of stupid texts we get on a regular basis from the same few plebs who are outraged by an occasional remark you might hear in any pub in the country:

"What you said about (insert race/sex/sexual orientation/whatever here) was outrageous. I'm complaining to your boss."

I particularly liked three texts tonight. The first I copied above, about us being "anti-gay f**kers". Eh, what? When we called him "gay Mark from Westlife", we hardly called for a pink crucifiction. In fact, the word "gay" (as opposed to some others with negative connotations) was the only one we used, very well aware that we might offend people if we went any further. As for us being anti-gay, that's ridiculous and stupid. I absolutely hate to use the "I've got a gay friend" line, but I do. In fact, I have several. I even talked to one of them in public once. So there.

The second text I found hilarious was the one about us not giving "a thought for any gay young people who might be listening. how do they feel?" My advice to them: get used to it. If you're not comfortable with people using the word gay, what kind of gay are you? If you're a gay young person listening to our show, then you know what you're gonna get - it's not homophobic ranting, but it is having a laugh, and unless you only hang around with other gay people, it's what you'll hear from your mates on any night out on the beer. It's not mean, it's just slagging - the same type of slagging the fat lad and the spotty lad get. Apologies if you're fat, spotty and gay. Raw deal.

The third funny thing I noticed in a couple of complaints, was people declaring their credentials and their "straight"ness in their texts. One woman said she was in her thirties with two kids. Oh, so that makes you qualified to be the spokesperson for the rights of homosexuals these days, does it? Listen love, you don't need to have a PhD to get pregnant, so telling me you've managed to do it twice hardly makes me think "oh, she must really know what she's talking about. I'd better say sorry."

The worst were the people who kept texting "Before you go and say anything, I'm not gay, but..." Actually, why do you people feel you should tell us about your own sexual orientation? You shouldn't be ashamed if we do assume you might be gay. After all you are, in your own narrow mind, defending gay people! There's nothing wrong with it you know! Unless of course you feel maybe you have something to prove? Do you perhaps have something to share with the class? Come on now, we won't judge you. Although if you say you're gay, we might say "gay"...

Oh no: after writing all that I now realise what people got so worked up about. They were defending him from the Westlife tag. "Gay Mark from Westlife." Shit.

Ray Foley, F.O.G. (Friend of Gays)

Monday, August 29, 2005

Blast! Music - 29th August

I'm back! The blog is alive again, and we're ready for a killer September.

Sorry for no updates - had a wee holiday and we're only back since yesterday. Plus, my internet "service" "provider" tell me that they believe me now when I tell them my connection is shit. It's taken me half an hour to put this up, for Christ's sake. So basically that's why you've had so few posts. But they're finally working on it.

Oh, I also have a few pics from last Wednesday's Scissor Sisters/Franz Ferdinand gig for you. I'll put them up soon.

Anyway, without further ado, here's the music!

50 Cent – Outta Control

Akon – Bellydancer (Bananza)

Black Eyed Peas – Don’t Lie

Ciara ft Ludacris- Oh!

Franz Ferdinand – Do You Want To?

Girls Aloud – Long Hot Summer

Goldfrapp – Ooh La La

Gorillaz – DARE

Gwen Stefani - Cool

Hard-Fi – Living for the Weekend

Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot

Kano – Nite Nite

Kanye West ft Jamie Foxx – Gold Digger

Liberty X – Song 4 Lovers

Magic Numbers – Love Me Like You

Mylo vs Miami Sound Machine – Dr Pressure

Oasis – The Importance of Being Idle

Pussycat Dolls – Don’t Cha

Rihanna – Pon De Replay

Sugababes – Push the Button

White Stripes – My Doorbell

X-Press 2 – Give It

Any more ideas? EMAIL HERE

Ray

Sunday, August 21, 2005

SatAug20 - Downstairs Loo / Underground Toilet / Basement Jaxx

What a cracking night!!!

Basement Jaxx in Marley park. I'm so hungover I think my head is about to fall off, but jeez louise, I haven't seen a crowd so bleedin' up for it since the last time I saw Basement Jaxx live. The bees knees, missus.

I always presumed camera phones were crap, but these pics are ok - I forgot my camera, but I might just use the phone from now on...

The crowd and the moon

The Jaxx on Stage

JP @ the jacks @ Basement Jaxx

Next gig: Scissor Sisters

Ray

Friday, August 19, 2005

ThuAug18 - The Music Needs Us...

The Bud Rising Festival kicks off this weekend. We're going to see Basement Jaxx on Saturday! Wahey!

ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE!!!
TRICKY DICK!!!
E - the letter E

TOBAGGG...SB!!!
Paul in Dublin got Bubba Sparxx - Lovely

LAST REQUEST!!!
Amerie - 1 Thing

Night

Ray

Thursday, August 18, 2005

WedAug17 - Fat Bastards...

Lads I think I'm gonna burst. We went for a Chinese before the show tonight and had a dirty big dessert (chocolate caramel ice-cream thing) and I'm still stuffed. Let's get the crap out of the way:

ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE:
TRICKY: 5 cent

TOBAGGGSB: S Club 7 - Bring it All Back. Hi to Grace, our winner from Kerry.

LAST REQUEST: Kanye West - Gold Digger

Tonight was results night.

Rant to follow...

Ray

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

TuesAug17 - Now That's What I Call Shoes!

Tonight, the show was brought to you by JP's new shoes, and NOW 1995.

We'll be using your favourite CD compilations on the show over the next few months, so any more of your old faves would be appreciated, just email here...

WE ALREADY PLAYED THE SUGABABES 1ST THIS WEEK, AND NOW WE'VE DONE IT AGAIN!

WITH THE 1ST PLAY OF THE BRAND NEW FRANZ FERDINAND TUNE, "DO YOU WANT TO?"


The website can be viewed within the Today FM compound again. Some tech nerd/nazi somewhere in cyberspace apparently decided that the fragile minds of Ireland's top presenting talent were too precious to expose to www.rayfoley.net - Actually, now that I think about it, they might have a point.

Oh, and we have some "best" bits on our "best bits" page now too...

Someone's mam was taping tonight's show so she could complain that it was too rude. This is a radio show that's on between 10 and midnight. If you turn on your telly, you can see tits at this hour, not to mention violence and swearing. We say the word dildo and mammy wants to tape us? Silly old cow. Did you get that? I said C.O.W.

Magic Numbers, not a pretty sight:


It's a good job they play good music. Actually, just looking at the middle girl, maybe she's not so bad. But am I only saying that because I'm looking at the other three with her? Is she only attractive by comparison? Yes.

This coming from an overweight nighttime radio DJ. Believe me, I know ugly when I see it.


ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE!!!

TRICKY DICK!!!
€15

THE OLDIE BUT A GOODIE GUESSING GAME... STRIKES BACK!!!
Orla in Sligo got Blur - Country House. From NOW 1995.

LAST REQUEST!!!
Boo Radleys - Wake Up Boo! Also from NOW 1995.

G'night

Ray

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

MonAug16 - Paperfight

I won the paperfight (click to listen). Which makes JP a loser.

We've been banned in Today FM! It's true! www.rayfoley.net is banned by the internet administrators in the Today FM building. I knew it was a bad idea putting up those nudie pics of me with the whipped cream.

Gigs: Weezer in the point on the 24th, Scissor Sisters @ Lansdowne RD on the same night, and Basement Jaxx in Marley Park this Saturday. We're going to most of them - it's gonna be an expensive week.

ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE!!!
The new Sugababes song Push the Button sounds nothing like Mariah Carey's All I want For Christmas is You. Though loads of people texted in to say it does.

We like trekkies - both our mams love Star Trek.

TRICKY DICK!!!
The glass was full, but not with water.

THE OLDIE BUT A GOODIE GUESSING GAME... STRIKES BACK!!!
William in Kildare got Crash Test Dummies - Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm, which reminded us of songs Scarlet - Independent Love Song and The Connells - 74,75.

LAST REQUEST!!!
Killers - All These Things That I've Done

Our mate Tracy's calling in to say hi tomorrow night. I wanted to show you a photo of her, but all I have is this one from Oxegen this year:

Ray

Monday, August 15, 2005

Blast! Music - 15th August

The list this week.
  • 2 Pac ft Elton John – Ghetto Gospel
  • 50 Cent – Outta Control
  • Akon – Bellydancer (Bananza)
  • Black Eyed Peas – Don’t Lie
  • Ciara ft Ludacris- Oh!
  • Craig David – All The Way
  • Daddy Yankee - Gasolina
  • Game - Dreams
  • Girls Aloud – Long Hot Summer
  • Goldfrapp – Ooh La LA
  • Gorillaz – DARE
  • Gwen Stefani - Cool
  • Kanye West ft Jamie Foxx – Gold Digger
  • Kelly Clarkson – Since You Been Gone
  • Magic Numbers – Love Me Like You
  • Mariah Carey – We Belong Together
  • Martin Solveig – Everybody
  • Mylo vs Miami Sound Machine – Dr Pressure
  • Pussycat Dolls – Don’t Cha
  • Rihanna – Pon De Replay
  • Roll Deep – The Avenue
  • Sugababes – Push the Button
  • White Stripes – My Doorbell
Ray

SunAug15 - Photoshop: Making DJ's Appear More Attractive

Hey - spent the weekend drinking and eating like a pig in Mayo. Thanks Mammy. But now I'm a zit-covered spotty teenager type, as you can see from this webcam pic:

But use photoshop (like they do in magazines to make bums look smaller) to un-teenager yourself, and viola: you're clean-shaven and less frightening to look at!

There's no "shrink big nose" button on it though...

The show! Had a good laugh talking about games and stuff. Slagged off Sligo in a nice way. It used to be a bit of kip, but is much better now - nice new shopping center too. Oh, and we played loads of exclusive new music just for you:
  • Kanye West - Gold Digger
  • Sugababes - Push the Button
  • Akon ft Notorious BIG & 2Pac - Ghetto
  • JamesyP - Nookie
  • K-os - The Man I Used To Be
  • McFly - Pinball Wizard
  • Jem - Wish I
TRICKY DICK!!!
61 arrows.

THE OLDIE BUT A GOODIE GUESSING GAME... STRIKES BACK!!!
Margarite from Kerry got Pato Banton ft UB40 - Baby Come Back.

Night

Ray

Friday, August 12, 2005

ThuAug11 - Just a Quick Update...

I'm on for Tony Fenton in the morning, then headin' west for some Sligo dramatics to see my cuz in this production.

Not enough tomato ketchup on burgers. Pet hate. We made everyone listening hungry. One person texted to say they had to get out of bed to go and buy a burger.

Played new Kanye West song - soooo freakin' good! So good, in fact, we played it twice. Called Gold Digger ft Jamie Foxx.

ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE!!! TRICKY DICK!!!
The pillowcases were empty.

Did you have to wear slippers in school? I did. I'm ok now though.

THE OLDIE BUT A GOODIE GUESSING GAME... STRIKES BACK!!!
Cathal in Clare got TLC - No Scrubs

LAST REQUEST!!!
Kanye West ft Jamie Foxx- Gold Digger. What a surprise.

Ema (yes, only one m) emailed us - she designed a T-Shirt for the show:

Well, it's the thought that counts.

Have a good weekend - more new music for you on Sunday night, 10pm.

Ray

Thursday, August 11, 2005

ThuAug11 - Complaint from Webmistress

Ann, the webhead in Today FM writes:

"What's this about....

THE TODAY FM WEBSITE'S BEEN UPDATED! PRAISE THE WEBMASTER/MISTRESS!

I want recognition, dammit! he he"

The webmistress I was referring to in the last update is the lovely Ann. Yes, the same Ann that does the humming thing with Tom Dunne on Pet Sounds. We hereby officially recognize the sterling efforts of Ann in the updating of our TodayFM.com page. Thank you Ann!

In her honour, we have this to say:

hmmmm, hmmm, hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Ray

EDIT - Ann has begged me to remove this post. She's sitting next to me at the moment, but can't see what I'm writing. She thinks I'm removing it, but I'm not. Hahahahahaha! (in evil voice).

WedAug10 - 6/10 Must Try Harder

Got a taxi home from work tonight - hi to the taxi driver. Lovely fella who says he listens to Tom Dunne and just leaves the radio on after and hears us. Every listener counts.

Flora - don't forget the flora, otherwise I'm in trouble. Thanks to everyone who texted in to remind me. Also, I am not whipped. I choose to allow my girlfriend to tell me what to do. She told me to say that.

THE TODAY FM WEBSITE'S BEEN UPDATED! PRAISE THE WEBMASTER/MISTRESS!



Celebrity Death Match: Foley vs D'arcy. Wouldn't be fair, because D'arcy has more people working for him and Jenny can kick both of our asses on her own.

Dime bars won't be called Dime anymore: instead, they'll be called Daim bars. For f**k's sake. First we lose Marathon Bars, then Opel Fruits, and now they want to take Dime bars away from us.

It's Roy Keane's birthday today. Happy Birthday Roy!

ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE!!!
Donal Dineen's dinner smelt (or smelled?) great. He was microwaving his tea while we were on the air.

TRICKY DICK!!!
They were in a drive-in. Crap question.

THE OLDIE BUT A GOODIE GUESSING GAME... STRIKES BACK!!!
Margerite in Wexford (mentalist) got Tom Jones & The Stereophonics - Mama Told Me Not To Come.

Scorecard for the show:
  • 10:00-10.30pm: 4/10
  • 10:30-11:00pm: 3/10
  • 11:00-11:30pm: 3/10
  • 11:30-12:00am: 6/10!
We passed!

Gud Evenin'

Ray

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

TuesAug09 - Finger Lickin' Good (Show)

Tom Dunne playing songs we play: we're not the only ones to notice. A few people texted in to say he's begninning to sound awfully like The Blast! these days...

Record company EMI had a big barbeque with free drink on Friday and didn't invite us to it. We're gutted. Coincidentally, we didn't play any music from Coldplay, Magic Numbers, Jermaine Dupri, KT Tunstall, Simon Webb or Athlete tonight. Coincidentally.

ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE!!!
Guards asking people "where are you coming from tonight?":
"Well guard, I was just picking up a few quid from my ho's, who're dealing some heroin for me on the side, and now I'm on me way to kill someone".

TRICKY DICK!!!

She gave 9 kids a cracker each from the jar, then gave the jar with the last cracker in it to the 10th kid...

Girls masturbating: loads do it, and many texted in to say so. Hope they washed their hands first.

THE OLDIE BUT A GOODIE GUESSING GAME... STRIKES BACK!!!
Podge in Carlow got Wamdue Project - King of My Castle

LAST REQUEST!!!
Daddy Yankee - Gasolina

Foley out.

Ray

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

MonAug08 - Monday, Monday

6.26 million listeners. Wow!

No, not me. That's Chris Moyles (my hero, next to D'arcy, Dempsey and Fento') on UK radio station BBC Radio 1. I've been listening to him on the internet for a few years and he's class. This week, he was told he has 6.26 million listeners.
  • Depressing fact #1: 6.26 million listeners = About 300 times my audience. BALLS!
  • Depressing fact #2: He probably makes 300 times my wages. MORE BALLS!
  • Depressing fact #3: When I first came to work at Today FM, he called my voicemail to wish me all the best, and told me to f**k off. I still have that voicemail.
Not much to report tonight, had a grand show. Did you know bulls shite 15 times a day? Well, they do. Who counted? These flying ants are freaking me out.

ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE!!!
TRICKY DICK!!!

Chess. It was chess.

THE OLDIE BUT A GOODIE GUESSING GAME... STRIKES BACK!!!

This is an urgent appeal: Please give us ideas for songs you want on the game. They have to be oldies. Email here. Suggestions for songs came flooding in. Kate in Kildare wouldn't answer her phone, so Rebecca in Tralee got Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag correct.

LAST REQUEST!!!

Gewn Stefani - Cool

G'night

Ray

Monday, August 08, 2005

Blast! Music - 8th August

Here's this week's music:
  • 2 Pac ft Elton John – Ghetto Gospel
  • Akon – Bellydancer (Bananza)
  • Black Eyed Peas – Don’t Lie
  • Ciara ft Ludacris- Oh!
  • Craig David – All The Way
  • Daddy Yankee - Gasolina
  • Eric Prydz – Fading Like A Flower
  • Game - Dreams
  • Girls Aloud – Long Hot Summer
  • Goldfrapp – Ooh La LA
  • Gorillaz – DARE
  • Gwen Stefani - Cool
  • Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone
  • Mariah Carey ft Jadakiss & Styles P – We Belong Together Remix
  • Martin Solveig – Everybody
  • Missy, Ciara & Fatman Scoop – Lose Control
  • MVP – Rock Ya Body (Mic Check 1,2)
  • Mylo vs Miami Sound Machine – Dr Pressure
  • Rihanna – Pon De Replay
  • Roll Deep – The Avenue
  • Tyler James – Your Woman
  • Uniting Nations – You and Me
Play nice, and I’ll put these on:
  • Amerie - Touch
  • Fiddy – Outta Control (radio version)
  • Pussycat Dolls – Don’t Cha
Cheers

Ray

SunAug07 - Celebrity

You're a Star? Yeah.

Geri Maye's a fox. Can't sing but looks great in a red dress. Geri, we applaud you!

New music, first on The Blast! Hi to the many competing radio station people who check here regularly to see what they'll be playing next month. Well, here's what we had tonight:

  • Roll Deep - Shake a Leg
  • Vinyl Shakerz - One Night in Bangkok (soon to be done by Cabin Crew)
  • Charlotte Church - Say My Name
  • 50 Cent - Outta Control (radio version)
  • Bodyrockers - Round and Round
  • Pussycat Dolls ft Busta Rhymes - Don't Cha?
  • Les Rhythmes Digitales - Jaques Your Body (Loads of versions of this floating around - we played the version that's set for release. First, of course.)
  • Martin Solveig - Everybody

Sleepless in Sligo texted to ask what he should do. He's just found out the love of his life is a lesbian. Cool! Ask her to bring a friend over.

Don't waste your time renting Man on Fire, starring Denzel Washington over-doing it. To save me calling it shit, go to this page on rottentomatoes.com and see for yourself. I wish I'd seen it before going to rent it.

TRICKY DICK!!!

The man was walking.

THE OLDIE BUT A GOODIE GUESSING GAME... STRIKES BACK!!!

Ciaran from Donegal but living in Rathmines got Junior Senior - Move Your Feet

I thought that the girls listening would love Charlotte Church's forthcoming single, called Say My Name. They hated it.

G'night

Ray

Friday, August 05, 2005

ThurAug04 - €115 Million

She picked up her cash today. Dolores whatshername from Limerick picked up €115 million. It was her first time playing, she was the first Irish winner, someone said he let her in the door before him and she got his ticket, she was missing for days before picking up her cheque, she's one lucky lady. But will she be happy? Eh, yes! If I won, I'd give away a million on the show and then pay JP to quit. Now that's happiness.

They're cloning dogs now... No, not Jade Goody.

ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE!!!

Fave beers. Erdinger, Tuborg, Dutch Gold, Amstel. What's yours? Cider - Strongbow, Bulmers/Magners, Linden Village....

TRICKY DICK!!!

He threw the ball into the air.

Pissed off with the weather? Complain to www.god.com

THE OLDIE BUT A GOODIE GUESSING GAME... STRIKES BACK!!!

Alice from Castlebar, Mayo got 50 Cent - In Da Club

Question: Did they take the bullets out of Fiddy? Answer: Yes, of course they did.

Ray

Thursday, August 04, 2005

WedAug03 - Hey Lads, Love the Show!

Got mobbed by the clipboard mafia in town earlier today. I always wear headphones to avoid these charity people who try to sign you up to direct debit money from your account. They don't care about the headphones anymore, and just keep waving at you til you talk to them. I just kept walking on and waved back. Texts said I should look really upset, act mad, stalk them, or wear sunglasses. I've also been thinking about getting one of those long sticks...

Sile Seoige is Grainne Seoige's sister. Why isn't Grainne Seoige, celebrity, on Celeb You're a Star?

Played the new Martin Solveig tune tonight. Meant to play it sooner, but totally forgot about it. It's called everybody.

ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE!!!
In the immortal words of Tom Jones, "she's a lady, woah, woah, woah, she's a lady..."

BIG Brother faces a rap from TV watchdogs after housemate Kinga performed a sex act with a wine bottle. Kinga, 20, was seen by 5.4million viewers during Tuesday's highlights show telling the others what she was going to do. She then ignored Anthony's pleas not to do it and was seen about 10 minutes from the end of the show performing the act under her skirt.

That's 5.4 million people who know where that lost set of car keys went. Where's the remote?

TRICKY DICK!!!
George was a horse.

I'm taking this stuff at the moment. "Fosfor syrup, the pleasant way to overcome tiredness and fatigue. Fosfor is especially formulated with phosphorylcolamine, an amino acid complex occurring naturally in the body, to improve the appetite. Available in 200ml bottles and 5 litre containers."

Christ, you'd want to be awfully bleedin' tired to need a 5 litre container! Comatose, even.

Email from Sabrina: "hey ray and Jp! my names sabrina and i'm bored out of my mind ! play a REALLY good song 2 make me happy please and play it for my and my best friend tania. p.s love the show! xxxxxxxxx"

Everybody loves the show! And we're not just saying it!

THE OLDIE BUT A GOODIE GUESSING GAME... STRIKES BACK!!!
Stevie in Limerick got Eiffel 65 - Blue. Great!

Fact time! Italy's dance-pop trio Eiffel 65 consists of singer Jeffrey Jey, keyboardist Maurizio Lobina and DJ Gabry Ponte. Eiffel 65 - whose name was generated at random by a computer program - released their debut album Europop in late 1999. And no-one bought it.

LAST REQUEST!!!
2Pac ft Dr Dre - California Love

Cheers

Ray

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

WedAug03 - Speed 2: Even Speedier

Hey, I'm currently on hold with my internet service provider. I have been since 4.19

While I'm waiting and waiting, here are a few of the lines I've been fed:

All of our technical support agents are busy assisting other customers... alternatively you can email us at weneveranswerourphones@foleysisp.ie

We appreciate your patience while we connect your call [what patience?]... thank you again for calling.

We are pleased that you chose to call [eh, why? I'm calling to complain]... we are trying to connect you now.

Thank you for calling, thank you for giving us opportunity to serve you, and thank you for holding.. please stay on the line [you're welcome, you're welcome, you're welcome - now answer the phone!].

4.41!!! An answer! Gotta go talk to him... hang on...

...

I'm back. Ok, so they have no idea why my line went to shit for the night, but the mumbling dude assures me (I think) that they will "keep an eye" on it to see if there's any more trouble with it. I don't know if this involves a geriatric security guard sitting in my room where the computer connects to the internet, but as long as it keeps working (which it appears to be now) then I'm a happy chappy.

Any bad internet connection stories? Send 'em in...

Ray

WedAug03 - Speed!

Alright, take a look at this:

See where it says "your download speed is 59.1 kbps"? It normally says someting like 2.8Mbps.

And where it says "your upload speed is 6.02 kbps"? It should say around 2.6Mbps.

I'm paying through the nose for a business service I'm not getting and I'm not a happy bunny.

I can feel a theme coming on...

Ray

TuesAug02 - Back to Work

Talking about driving lessons. 35 quid an hour? You're having a laugh, right? For what?

Frig: not a word you should say on the radio. Lesson learned.

I've an annoying spot right up my nose. No, not JP.

Cheers to the person who texted in to "Rick & JP". Nice. Real nice.

ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE!!!
TRICKY DICK!!!
Tissue paper.

THE OLDIE BUT A GOODIE GUESSING GAME... STRIKES BACK!!!
Eileen in Clare got it right on her own!
5ive - Keep on Movin'

LAST REQUEST!!!
Snow Patrol - Chocolate

So, who's gonna lend me $2,800 for a pool table?

Ray

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Blast! Music - 2nd August

The music you'll be boppin' to. Boppin'? Who says that anymore?

2 Pac ft Elton John – Ghetto Gospel
Ciara ft Ludacris- Oh!
Daddy Yankee - Gasolina
Eric Prydz – Fading Like A Flower
Girls Aloud – Long Hot Summer
Goldfrapp – Ooh La LA
Gorillaz – DARE
Gwen Stefani - Cool
Inaya Day – Nasty Girl
James Blunt – You’re Beautiful
Kanye West – Diamonds
Kelly Clarkson – Since You Been Gone
Mariah Carey ft Jadakiss & Styles P – We Belong Together Remix
Mario – Here I Go Again
Missy, Ciara & Fatman Scoop – Lose Control
MVP – Rock Ya Body (Mic Check 1,2)
Akon – Bellydancer (Bananza)
Rihanna – Pon De Replay
Roll Deep – The Avenue
Tyler James – Your Woman
Black Eyed Peas – Don’t Lie
Uniting Nations – You and Me

And if you're good:

Amerie - Touch
Freemasons - Love on My Mind
John Legend ft Kanye West - Number One
Missy - Teary-Eyed
Mylo vs Miami Sound Machine - Dr Pressure

Ray

MonAug01 - Moody

Seriously lads, I have no idea what's the matter with me, but I'm in a serious mood. I have been since I got home from Mayo yesterday (Sunday) evening. It's like I'm depressed or something, but I wouldn't go so far as to say I'm suffering from depression - just moody. I think maybe some vitamin supplement or something is in order. What does Berocca and all that stuff do? Are there any better ones? Fizzy ginseng? I'm open to ideas...

The idea of a longer Monday show didn't help the mood. Ugh! How do people work full days? An extra one hour felt like a day! Being a nighttime DJ affords me such student-y luxuries as Oprah and lie-ins that the notion of a "real" job at this stage brings me out in a cold sweat. Normally I am quite a sweaty sod anyway, but this sweat is from fear.

I'm thinking I'll do a course of some sort. At least then when I lie in and watch Oprah in the afternoon I'll be missing lectures like a proper student. Any ideas? I'm debating drama, internet something-or-other or maybe some sort of business thing. Suggestions welcome... unless you're my dad telling me to get a real job and I can't be a student all my life.

The reason I haven't been posting is because my parents way out Wesht haven't caught on to the idea of broadband, and updating over the wonder of dial-up (remember that?) is just too much of a pain in the arse. Also, we've been mucho lazy over the past two nights and done nothing worth mention on the show, so there's been nothing to write.

Christ - with dull, boring posts like these you'd wonder why I'm depressed.

We'll be back tomorrow at 10 to rock your radio socks.

G'night

Ray

PS - Tricky Dick is considering quitting the show.

PPS - I'm not joking.

PPPS - Nothing, just wanted to do a PPPS.

PPPPS - Ok, now I'm really taking the piss.

PPPPPS - Or should that read: "really taking the PPPPS"?