Sunday, October 30, 2005

SatOct30 His Name Is Robert Paulson...

Hey, just in from a night on the booze with my still-awfully-young-and-I'm-not-just-saying-that-because-she's-my-girlfriend girlfriend tonight. It's her birthday and I've just tucked her into bed, and she's saying some sort of French stuff to me - since I've never studied French there's a good chance she's telling me the present I got her was shit, but hey, what I don't know won't kill me.

On the telly in the restaurant, VH1 were running their top 50 power ballads of all time, presented by... the Hoff!

And what was number one? As I predicted (thank you, thank you) it was bitch-tits himself, Meatloaf - I Would Do Anything For Love. I had that on a cassette tape which I taped off the radio when Tony Fenton did the Hotline. I think I still have it somewhere actually...

Anyway - I did the (Ray) D'arcy show last week. Back on me own slot Sunday night from 10, then on Bank Holiday Monday from 2-5, with MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES!!! Can't wait. Was that Meatloaf tune in a movie? Well, the video was bloody long enough it would probably count as one...

JP's off relaxing on Achill Island over the weekend, so usual highjinx with the pair of us back in action Tuesday night from 10.

Ray

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

WedOct19 Foley: I Can't Believe It's Not D'arcy...

Elmo texted...

Hello to the girls in waterford drinking wine and modeling their underwear. I wish i wasnt working tomorrow. Elmo in Longford

We were considering walking out on the show and taking the first train, plane or automobile to Waterford. Then another text:

The half naked waterford ladies are listening. Please play something nice. Frustrated Elmo in Longford

To which we played Nelly - Hot in Herre. Awww, the pain of having to do a show.

I'm in for Ray D'arcy again next week - good chance of Floody again from Sunday-Thursday next.

Another text:

Hey Foley, how u gettin' on wit ur PSP? Any good games on it? And did you get any new PS2 games?

Well, I'm getting on great with me PSP - the price of the games is a joke, and I'm just waiting for GTA: Liberty City Stories at the end of the month. Then my relationship will officially be over. As for the PS2, I've been meaning to list all of my games in alphabetical order for three reasons.

  1. So JP will know what games I have, and will stop recommending games to me I already have.
  2. When get new games in future, they can be added to my list and i'll be all organised.
  3. To show off.
So, half an hour later, and the pretty solid - yet sometimes embarrassing - list looks a lot like this:

007: Everything or Nothing
Area 51
Batman Begins
Beyond Good and Evil
Burnout 3: Takedown
Burnout Revenge
Call of Duty: Finest Hour
Capcom vs SNK 2
Darkwatch
Destroy All Humans!
Devil May Cry 2
Devil May Cry 3
Die Hard: Vendetta
Enter the Matrix (Ruairi, this is yours)
Everybody’s Golf
Full Spectrum Warrior
God of War
Goldeneye
Gran Turismo 4
Grand Theft Auto 3
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Heroes of the Pacific
Hitman 2: Silent Assasin
Hitman: Contracts
ICO
I-Ninja
Jak & Daxter
Jak 2: Renegade
Killer 7
Killzone
Kingdom Hearts
Lego Star Wars
Manhunt
Mashed
Max Payne
Max Payne 2
Medal of Honour: European Assault
Medal of Honour: Frontline
Medal of Honour: Rising Sun
Mercenaries
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Midway Arcade Treasures
Monster Hunter
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance
Mortal Kombat: Deception
Onimusha 3
Primal
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Prince of Persia: The Warrior Within
PSI-OPS: The Mindgate Conspiracy
Psychonauts
Ratchet & Clank 2
Shadow of Rome
Sonic Heroes
Soul CAlibur 2
Spartan: Total Warrior
Spiderman 2: The Game
Star Wars Battlefront
Tekken 4
Tekken 5
The Getaway
The Getaway: Black Monday
The Hulk
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction
The Sims
The Sims Bustin’ Out
The Urbz: Sims in the City
Timesplitters 2
Timesplitters: Future Perfect
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness
Total Overdose
Transformers
Ultimate Spiderman
Viewtiful Joe
Viewtiful Joe 2
World Rally Championship 4
Worms 3D
Worms Forts
X-Men Legends

Note: I know that's quite a lot, but bear in mind I've only finished about 7 of these because (a) I'm shit at games and (b) I do have a girlfriend I share a telly with. I'm still buying games like a 20-year old singleton. Sad.

PSP games? Ha! Everybody's Golf and Wipeout Pure. Ridiculous that we have so few games on our market when all the other territories have shedloads of choice, and the games are region-free. Ah well, just go to
Amazon US for your PSP gaming needs for the time being...

Oh, and if you (like me) like your PSP loaded with music and movies, here's a chunky memory option you might be interested in:



You can see the two yokes attached to the back of the PSP on the top right. It's a 4GB hard drive add-on with a double-life battery pack. All for around 170 euro - that's about 50 euro cheaper than the cheapest 2GB mem card I can find . Full details here. Yeah, it's a bit big for my liking, but it might drive down the price of the 2 and 4GB memory cards. Hopefully.

ENTERTAIMENT UPDATE!!!

TRICKY!!!
It was an airplane cabin that cashed.

TOBAGGG...SB!!!
Nicky in someplace near Newross got Lemon Jelly - Nice Weather For Ducks

LAST REQUEST!!!
Pussycat Dolls - Don't Cha?

Ray

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

TuesOct18 Son of Dork...


Sorry Dorkfans, just gotta say this: James looks weird (he's the 4th from the left) but Dave looks ten times weirder... he's the first fella.

Find more at their website by clicking here...


And we were thinking maybe Welshman Dave calls himself Dai because he dyes his hair - ha ha! joke!... cue stupid texter:
"Dai is the shortend version for david in welsh.dumbasses."
That's from Emma in Cork. Duh!


Funny GW Bush quotes

ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE!!!
TRICKY!!!
It was a snowman!

TOBAGGG...SB!!!
Very quick Adele got Robert Miles - Children

LAST REQUEST!!!
White Stripes - The Denial Twist

That's all folks.

Ray

Blast! Music - 18th October

Music-tastic!

Finally sorted out the music, and additions this week include Madonna, Girls Aloud and Son of Dork...

LOVING that new Fort Minor song too.

Ray

MonOct17 A Jolly Good Show...

Yes, it was!

I've had texts and emails all day asking who the various people are listed below in my "what we got up to at the radio awards" list. No can do, kids. Lips are sealed.

Hi though to Anne in Universal Music (previous Anne reference) who guessed just about every name under the sun and I still didn't crack. Aha!

Jess! We've got a new catchphrase for JP. It's jess!!!! You'd need to hear the show to know what I'm on about.

ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE!!!
TRICKY!!!
Four daughters, three sons.

TOBAGGG...SB!!!
Kevin eventually got Primal Scrream - Rocks.

LAST REQUEST!!!
Green Day - Holiday

That's all for tonight - I'm off to watch Season 7, episode 4 of the West Wing. Ooooh!

Ray

Monday, October 17, 2005

SunOct17 Everyone Else Thinks You're An Asshole, But I Like You...

That's either the nastiest compliment I've ever got or the the nicest insult, I've yet to decide. That's what happens at these things: everyone who works in the industry meets up, watch people win awards, congratulates them (to their face) and says touching nice things they don't mean to them about their show, then get pissed and slags them off behind their back. That was why I didn't give anyone an opinion on their show this year - it meant I didn't have to lie to the shit ones and look like I was lying and ass-licking to the good ones.

Oh, I forgot to mention: me & JP were at the
PPI Radio Awards last Friday night. And what a night it was, with the entire radio community (bar the bitter ones who failed to get nominated protesting by their absence) descending on a very large room in Dublin for the occasion. A mish-mash of egos, managers and anoraks all squeezed into one venue.

For fun, just add Foley.

Today FM scooped six awards including overall station of the year. When that announcement was made, everyone was marching up to the stage to have their photo taken as Willie the boss accepted the award. I actually missed the announcement because I was at the bar, and walked back in to see a procession a mile long of Today FM-ers all doing a conga line to the stage. Not one to be left out, I grabbed the person at the end and joined in the fun. It was only when I was actually up there with everyone I realised I didn't even know what we were up there for. Anyway - all a bit of craic.

The night moved on to the celebrations, and included a good laugh with Ian Dempsey, who I have to confess to never really speaking to before for longer than thirty seconds. It's because our shows are so far apart in the day that we never meet and don't really know one-another - but on Friday night I got to know him a bit better. Lovely guy - I did get a bit of a fright when he moved in for a snog, but I don't think he noticed.

Other highlights:
  • An old bloke, who obviously puts on a weird voice when he's on the radio telling me to "be myself".
  • Shouting. Like: "FENTO! GIZ A SANDWICH!"
  • Having a chat with 2FM's (boo hiss) Dan Hegarty and Jenny Huston who are two absolutely lovely charming and funny individuals. Very tall though. And that's just Jenny.
  • My old boss, who knows I get really pissy when I'm being given advice (because of course, I know it all and don't need advice) giving me advice.
  • Talking about Everybody's Golf with my old boss (he's so old) and how bloody addictive it is. No, the advice wasn't about golf.
  • Seeing the attending staff of one radio station COMPLETELY LOSE IT! as they (or their colleagues) are announced winners for awards. Very very weird. I mean it's not like I can say for sure (still award-less, sniff) but I think if I won an award, I'd certainly be very happy, but not LOSING MY FRIGGIN' MIND WITH JOY BEYOND BELIEF! and when Justin McCarthy and Tommy Dunner got their awards I was very happy for them, but my God, these people WENT TOTALLY APESHIT! at this other table. Jumping up and down, screaming. I think there may have even been stains on a few seats. Disturbing.
  • My girlfriend stopping lads in their tracks with a stunning wee black dress. The dress was on its hanger; she was wearing a tracksuit. Anyway, more than once I was told in the nicest possible way "Foley, ya lucky bastard - she's way too good for you". Again, I think it was intended as a compliment - but she would've looked a lot better if she wore the dress.
  • Another backhanded compliment: "I think your own show at night is really good, but I just don't think you're any good when you're on for Tony or Ray". Cheers. I don't know exactly why my Dad was there.
  • Seeing several ladies throw themselves at JP, and him (you wouldn't) trying to politely tell them to f**k off.
  • Getting the funniest bitchy text ever. The text came from one of the nicest, un-bitchy people I know, who was defending an evil chubby person from my venom early in the night. However, this evil chubby person must've done something baaad before the end of the night, because the text called them - wait for it - "A nasty piece of fat nasty". I know, this text is unfair to fat people, but sums up this nasty fat person perfectly. I nearly wet myself.
  • 2FM's (boo hiss) Rick O'Shea telling me he reads this. Hi Rick. No, the text wasn't about you or, indeed, anyone in 2FM (boo hiss).
  • Fake smiling in other people's photos. I look totally thrilled to be there. Almost too thrilled...
  • Forgetting to take any photos of my own. Brought the camera. Didn't use it.

And that was that. Another great night wasted.

In other news, I had great craic with Jenny, Will and Mairead on the D'arcy show last week. It's just so busy and so much fun it doesn't seem like work at all. There should surely be a union regulation against that sort of thing.

In other news, Foley's photo tips. If a picture is too dark, just add light:


TRICKY!!!

Water would be frozen 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

TOBAGGG...SB!!!

Rob Dougan - Clubbed to Death

LAST REQUEST!!!

Black Eyed Peas - My Humps

Ray

MonOct17 Do I look Like I've Had A Few Beers?

Me & the lovely Lisa Ní Choisdealbha from the BCI from this site. Just remembering I was pretending to lick her face about 2 seconds before this pic was taken. She looks happy enough though...

Ray

Friday, October 07, 2005

ThuOct06 Bloggin'...

Whoda thunk it, eh? A whole radio show about blogging. Yawn.

Blogging, dear reader, is what I'm doing now. For those of you who I've fooled into thinking I have some sort of web-savvy to build a whole website all by myself - ha! the joke's on you. Basically, I went and bought the name www.rayfoley.net then linked that to this page here (you're looking at it) a free "blog" site lets me post whatever I want on it in a "web for idiots" style. We don't really talk about the blog (this page) an awful lot on our show because:
  1. It's boring
  2. About 2 people a week ever look at the bleedin' thing
  3. Not everyone who listens to the show has the internet
  4. It's boring

Anyway, we're gonna talk about it more right here, right now for those of you who do have the internet, have logged on here and don't find it boring. Both of you.

Going back to why I set up this page in the first place: it was to be an extension of the show. It was not to be all those things we all hate in blogs eg: where the writer apologises in just about every post about how he never writes enough, or where he/she tells us about the mundane self-centred crap goings-ons in their (let's face it) boring lives, or where... well, you get the idea . As I read I've noticed these vexing trends that piss me off so much in other people's blogs emerging in my own, so I'm re-evaluating once again.

Okay, so in my new blog/page rules, rule number:

  1. The blog/page is about - and an extension of - the Blast! 10pm to midnight on 100-102 Today FM. Don't just tell a friend, tell... EVERYONE!!!
  2. Again, the blog/page is about - and an extension of - the show. Therefore all contents must be relevant to what's been on or what will be on the show.
  3. The blog/page cannot contain bullshit.
  4. The blog/page bullshit loophole: since Ray talks so much bullshit every night, that bullshit which features on the show can be deemed relevant to the blog/page.
  5. The blog/page may contane mispeling.
  6. The blog/page must be updated at least 3 times per week, not including the weekly music update.
  7. We do not talk about Fight Club.

Of course, you will notice that this post breaks several of these rules, but I assure you it will be the last to do so. Now, on with business...

I'm on for wee D'arcy next week!!! I'm shittin' it lads. I'm gonna be okay though: Jenny, Will and Mairead will all be babysitting me (I'm a handful) so I should be grand. Still shittin' it though. Floody will be on for me for the full week from Sunday.

Scarlet Cow update: we got our fridge! The lovely Aoife sorted us out for a fridge full of Red Bull this evening. The very lovely Emer and very lovely Karlie (hope I spelled both names correctly) brought the fridge over. I have a pic on my phone, but I dropped it on the way into work tonight and for whatever reason, my connection isn't working to the pc. Time for a new phone methinks...

ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE!!!

TRICKY!!! It was daytime!

TOBAGGG...SB!!! Eleanor got Skee-Lo - I Wish

LAST REQUEST!!! Missy - Teary Eyed

Talk to ya Monday at 9AM!!! AM!!! Aaaargh!

Ray

Thursday, October 06, 2005

WedOct05 Balls...

I wrote a great update - spent 45 minutes at it - and bleedin' internet connection collapses like a granny with a bad hip after one sherry too many and I lose everything.

Balls.

Wrote all about our poor TOBAGGG...SB!!! player Sarah who's in boarding school and got caught on the phone and had it confiscated. About Katie Holmes, Nick & Jessica and more... stuff.

Anyway, I'll write more over the weekend, and I'll have pics too...

Ray

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

MonOct05 Hi, My Name is...

...DJ Will Cumalot! We were on about DJ's with fake names tonight. Some of the suggestions for my new radio name were very funny.

Also, my broadband service is still at sham levels.

ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE!!!
TRICKY!!!
He hung the hat on the end of his gun.

TOBAGGG...SB!!!
Niamh in Manooth got Green Day - Basket Case

LAST REQUEST!!!
Sean Paul - We Be Burnin'

Good night

Sunday, October 02, 2005

SunOct02 Music This Week!

Yup sham.

Here's this week's music...
  • 50 Cent – Outta Control
  • Basement Jaxx – Do Your Thing
  • Bob Sinclair - Love Generation
  • Charlotte Church – Call My Name
  • Coldplay – Fix You
  • Franz Ferdinand – Do You Want To?
  • Gorillaz - DARE
  • Hard-Fi – Living for the Weekend
  • Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot
  • Kanye West ft Jamie Foxx – Gold Digger
  • Kelly Clarkson – Behind These Hazel Eyes
  • Liberty X – Song 4 Lovers
  • Missy – Teary Eyed
  • Mylo vs Miami Sound Machine – Dr Pressure
  • Olav Basoski - Waterman
  • Pharrell & Gwen - Can I Have It Like That?
  • Pussycat Dolls – Don’t Cha
  • Robbie Williams - Tripping
  • Roll Deep - Shake A Leg
  • Sean Paul - We Be Burnin'
  • Sugababes – Push the Button
  • Tatu – All About Us
  • X-Press 2 ft Kurt Wagner – Give It
Ray