Saturday, December 31, 2005

SatDec31 Happy Friggin' New Year

Well, here we are at the end of 2005, and with just a half-hour before the next one starts up, I thought I'd better show up here to say hello.

Well, hello - and thanks a million for making the past year on the show so good - stick with us: 2006 will be known as "Year of The Blast".

We're on-air from 9 tomorrow night so for now, I'll leave you with one question: what is it about cheddar cheese that's "Xtreme"?

What was on the agenda at the marketing meeting the morning the cheddar cheese people came up with the idea for Xtreme Cheese? No-one had bought any of it in my local Tesco's anyway.

JP & me are back from 9pm Sunday 1st January.

Talk then.


Thursday, December 22, 2005

ThuDec22 New Sugababe...

Couldn't be arsed re-writing it, so here's the official press release:

Sugababes Press Release - New Member announcement


For Immediate Release: 22nd December 2005

Europe’s biggest-selling girl group, Sugababes, today announce that their line up has now changed with immediate effect. Following a week of intense media speculation, management have confirmed that Mutya Buena has departed the band and Keisha Buchanan and Heidi Range will continue as the Sugababes, being joined by another member to complete the trio.

The lucky new Sugababe is revealed as being Amelle Berrabah, a 21 year old from Hampshire. Amelle, who is of Moroccan descent, commented: “For years I’ve dreamt of breaking into the music business but never did I dream of waking up one day to be the 3rd Sugababe! They’re the biggest girl group in the country and absolutely the only band I would ever thought about joining. When their manager approached me with the offer, I was in such a state of shock that I couldn’t even answer him! Like millions of girls my age, I’ve grown up with Sugababes’ music as a soundtrack to my life and I’ve been a fan of theirs for years. I still can’t believe my luck!”

The band’s manager, Mark Hargreaves, assured fans that Keisha, Mutya and Heidi remain the best of friends. Mutya took the decision because she wanted a break from the heavy media commitments involved in promoting their No.1 triple-platinum-selling new album Taller In More Ways, and their new single Ugly, which is currently enjoying its 3rd week inside the Top 10 UK Singles Chart, and the follow up to their European smash No.1 hit Push The Button.

WedDec22 That Game & Old Pics...

That game from my last update has had quite a reaction - keep up the "hard work" there, Blastards.

Lads, I dont know why I care but will u be finishing the advent calendar tomorrow night as u wont be on? When will u be back after Xmas?
L, Mayo.

Yes, advent calender ends tomorrow night... sniff. As for when I'm on over Christmas and New Year:

23rd: Off
24th: Off
25th: Off
26th: Off
27th: 1-3pm
28th: 1-3pm
29th: 1-3pm
30th: 1-3pm
31st: Off
1st: 9pm-12am (The Blast!)
2nd: 10pm - Midnight (Back to normal)

You might notice a load of DJ's sounding like they're pre-recorded over Christmas, but not me. No sir, you'll know it's not pre-recorded because I'll sound hung over every afternoon. Happy (hic) Chrishmash...

I need the name of a highly-recommended driving school in Dublin. Email me please...

TRICKY!!! A Towel

TOBAGGG...SB!!! Fatman Scoop - Be Faithful

LAST REQUEST!!! Strokes - Juicebox

I FINALLY got my phone to work tonight. Here are the pics I had in it that I couldn't get off and onto my PC. Remember when I said there was a guy on the bus one night who looked like Horatio Caine, Miami Dade CSI? Here's the proof:

Remember when I had to draw a picture of me mate Dave's party? Well, here's Dave in a very mature pose with his teeny birthday cake:

And have you noticed JP is always wearing that free Chemical Brothers T-Shirt? Here he is, sucking on a cocktail while we were on holidays:

Last Blast before Christmas from 10pm!

See ya then,


Tuesday, December 20, 2005

TuesDec20 Brookstein...

Steve Brookstein - last year's X-Factor winner. Remember him? Me neither... Latest on Steve...

Did this game in 407 moves. Beat me. Warning: it's addictive, but it's pretty easy after a while. I LIKE POST-IT'S! This is awful funny - the guy in the Santa hat's the funny one: the other lad's annoying...

TRICKY!!! A sponge!

TOBAGGG...SB!!! Christina Aguilera - Dirrty

LAST REQUEST!!! Girls Aloud - Biology


MonDec19 King Kong Sing Song...

What you lookin' at?

Hey - just back from King Kong. Me arse is like a board: three hours long, but worth it. A mate of mine, Niall has the WORST taste in films and he told me yesterday evening that it was the best film he's seen all year (heard this before about the 40 Year Old Virgin!), which left me quite apprehensive as I forked out 14 quid for a pair of tickets, but for once, he was right!

I won't give a load away, but you will find yourself asking "how the hell do they come up with this shit?" It's pretty amazing. Look out for Nicole Kidman's cheaper lookalike (and longtime best mate) Naomi Watts looking just like Nicole Kidman, Jack Black playing an actual character, and a kickass fight scene involving several T-Rex's. Class.

Go see it.

Last night's show was a good laugh - if you missed it, where were you? Cop on to yourself and tune in or listen live online from 10pm. In the show:

Ipods do not have radios, Creatives do... What's the diference between a JCB and a giraffe? One has hydraulics, the other has a high bollicks... JCB song: soft mushy shite for sheep - we played it anyway coz we got the votes...

TRICKY!!! A dictionary.

TOBAGGG...SB!!! Shaft - Much Mambo (Sway)

LAST REQUEST!!! Hi-Tack - Say Say Say


Monday, December 19, 2005

SunDec18 Still Getting Over The Party...

I'm okay now - sorry for the lack of updates, but I'm so overwhelmed (or whelmed? - old Blast in-joke) by Christmas cheer that I've been hungover for three days. And now I'm panicked, because hits on the site are up to 2,000 a week (not bad for an amateur) so I feel both obliged to post and sorry for you at the same time...

Some pics:

Found this over on - where you'll waste YOUR LIFE away reading message boards, and searching for keywords that pop into your head. Check out the games-consoles-playstation forum for why the Xbox 360 ain't that hot...


The studio floor: is that blood?

A long way down: the top of the stairs at Today FM towers...

I had severe insomnia overnight and was still awake at 9 o'clock this morning, so flicking around listening to morning radio (which I never usually get to do) I landed on Today FM's Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show and it was definitely the most craic on the radio at that hour. And no, I'm not just saying that. Listen live tomorrow from 7am GMT...

TRICKY!!! Stars

TOBAGGG...SB!!! Puretone - Addicted to Base

LAST REQUEST!!! The Bloodhound Gang - Bad Touch (Shite Eiffel 65 Remix)

Right, I've got Christmas cheer to spread. I could be calling you between now and the show. Hear yourself from 10pm.


Saturday, December 17, 2005

FriDec16 Christmas Party...

Just In...


What. A. Night.

More from 10pm Sunday

Am I spelling thesee owrds corrtcly?


Friday, December 16, 2005

Blast! Music - 16th December

This week:
  • 50 Cent – Window Shopper
  • Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You look Good…
  • Black Eyed Peas – My Humps
  • Coldplay – Talk
  • Dave McCullen – Bitch
  • DHT – Listen To Your Heart
  • Eminem - When I’m Gone
  • Girls Alud – See The Day
  • Gorillaz – Dirty Harry
  • Gwen Stefani – Luxurious
  • Hard Fi – Cash Machine
  • Kaiser Chiefs – Modern Way
  • Kanye West – Heard Em Say
  • Madonna – Hung Up
  • Notorious BIG – Nasty Girl
  • Pussycat Dolls – Stickwitu
  • Republic of Loose – You Know It
  • Sugababes – Ugly
  • Sunblock – I’ll Be Ready
  • The Game – Put You On The Game
  • Waterbabies - Under The Tree
  • White Stripes – The Denial Twist

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

TuesDec13 Lazy Foley...

Got a text tonight from Kia.

Hi Ray and JP! How ye.....just textin to Ray dat your slackinin on your blogs - play water babies from Kia

Apologies for the slackinin, Kia. I must - and will - try harder in future.

There has been much speculation about the release date of my next-generation games console of choice, the Playstation 3: I said on air (and here's my source) that the PS3 is set for a Spring release, although there is no I repeat NO confirmation whether there'll be a Japan, America then Europe release or if they'll release to all the territories at once. Sony don't usually do worldwide releases at once, so don't expect Ireland to have any until the very last minute. My money's on August/September for us to see it though... More PS3 stuff here...

In other news, here's that very funny audio from a local BBC station I played at the end of tonight's show.

Is Goofy a dog? Pluto is obviously a dog - but what is Goofy? Here are some interesting points made on this website...
  • If Goofy were a dog, don't you think Disney would have had him bark once in awhile? Pluto barks all the time. Why doesn't Goofy?
  • Goofy talks. He has conversations with Mickey and Minnie. They talk about just about everything that you and I would talk about.
  • Goofy shops. I remember one time when the famous Mouse asked him to go to the drug store to get some strong cough syrup when Mickey was down with the flu. Now, a St. Bernard might be able to fetch a newspaper. And a beagle might retrieve a duck for a hunter. But, a dog goes to a pharmacy, gets medicine off the shelf and then pays for it? Not a chance.
  • Goofy stands upright and walks around on two feet. If he were a dog, don't you think he'd be down on all fours, prancing around like Pluto. Why doesn't Goofy do that?
  • And what about the hat? Goofy wears a hat. Dogs don't do that.
  • And Goofy not only wears a hat - he wears clothes. Pants, shirts and shoes - he has an entire wardrobe! Why, he's a living advertisement for the Walmart Menswear Department.
  • Well then, it turns out that Goofy isn't so goofy after all, is he? In fact, the contrast between Pluto and Goofy is so startling that the very existence of Pluto proves the point. Can you see them standing next to each other. If you saw them out in your driveway right now, wouldn't you be able to tell which of them wasn't the dog? Can't you see that it would have to be Goofy bent over and petting Pluto, and not the other way around? Now, what dog would do that to another dog?
  • And Goofy has had a lot of jobs. One time he was a bus driver. Another time he was a cab driver. He drives, for Pete's sake. Pluto doesn't do that. He chases buses and cabs. He doesn't drive them.
  • And what about the fingers? Goofy has fingers! Like all the Disney characters except Pluto, he has three on each hand. Please notice, I said, "hand." Dogs don't have fingers and they don't have hands! Take a look at Pluto. He's got paws. How much easier can this get?
  • And when he eats - Goofy sits at the table like most normal folks and uses a knife and a fork - and napkins. Pluto has a dish on the kitchen floor and Mickey puts Dog Chow in it. Pluto hasn't the faintest idea how to use a fork or a knife. He gobbles his food like any dog would.
I leave it to you to decide...

TRICKY!!! His shadow

TOBAGGG...SB!!! Jackson 5 - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

LAST REQUEST!!! Sean Paul - Ever Blazin'

Gotta go Christmas shopping tomorrow - up at 10am! Agh!

'Night - more talk from 10pm


Tuesday, December 13, 2005

MonDec13 Xbox 360, Where For Art Thou, Xbox 360...

No sign of my free Xbox 360 yet. Though reading on I'm a bit put off from wanting one now - even if it was free. Doing some more research around the net, and apparently the general consensus from people who've shelled out up to 600 quid for it is it's not all it's cracked up to be. Apparently, it's bloody loud, it tends to burn out and overheat, and it's missing a HD-DVD drive, which means they'll have to re-release it sometime in 2006 - meaning if you have one now, it'll be out-of-date within a year. I could be wrong on all of this, but of course I wouldn't know for sure, because I don't have a free one...

No update last night's (Sunday) show? Here:


TOBAGGG...SB! Robbie & Nicole - Somethin' Stupid

LAST REQUEST! Faithless - Insomnia 2005

And for tonight...

TRICKY!!! Silence

TOBAGGG...SB!!! Chris Rea - Driving Home For Christmas

LAST REQUEST!!! Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends

We're spreading Christmas cheer from 10pm. Don't miss it - it's funny.


Wednesday, December 07, 2005

WedDec07 Xmas Postcard...

Spotted this while we were on holidays - had to buy it for:
  1. "Santa's" boots
  2. His slimmer figure
  3. The warm champagne
  4. Those bikini bottoms
Merry Christmas to all!

TuesDec06 Happy Christmas...

Listening to the genius of Chris Rock as I type. Brilliant.

Was called a "fagger" on the way home. This silly (I think drunk) bint screamed it from a speeding car. Fagger? Anyway, I noticed they'd been pulled over by the cops as I made my way home. Ha - I laugh my fagger laugh in her face.

By the way, weekly visits to have hit the thousands, so, thanks... I kinda feel under pressure to actually do something now...


Check these puppies out. A pretty good price for a 37" lcd TV. Of course, if you know where I can get one cheaper, do let me know... I'm writing to Santa this weekend. Also, why do people call him Santy? Santy!! It's SantA, you hick freaks. SANT-A! Christmas has arrived with the annual Blast Chocolate Advent Calendar (BCAC). What fun we had eating our Disney calendar - devouring the smiling faces of Daisy Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Scrooge McDuck, Minnie and Mickey. Who dies tomorrow night? Tune in from 10...


TRICKY!!! New Year's day and Christmas day in any given year are 51 weeks apart. Christmas of one year is a week before new year's day of the next...

TOBAGGG... SB!!! Cassidy and R Kelly - Hotel. We were a bit stuck for an oldie tonight - sorry.

LAST REQUEST!!! The Game - Put You On The Game


PS: Here are those two LOST ladies (they were in the back of the plane which crashed on the other side of the island - you'll see in the second series) that got pulled over for driving under the influence. Think they've had a few?

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

MonDec05 Good Show...

Yeah - that was a good one. Not gonna win any awards, but hey - it's not like I'm expecting one any time soon anyway.

To recap quickly - no sign of an Xbox 360 from that extremely attractive lady who works for Microsoft - I've emailed twice now... Lumines on PSP (the game that beat GTA:LCS for best handheld game 2005) is not worth 50 quid, which is what I paid for it in XtraVision on Sunday evening. I found it for half that on since then... the weather - how we hate DJ's who talk about the weather, and how we always do... That ad for UCD Horizons. The guy says "U Shhhe D Horishons". It's the same way Craig Doyle talksh when heesh doing adshh.

And we talked about drinking games while watching TV:
  • In CSI Miami when Horatio pauses, repeats himself, leans his head to one side, is wearing sunglasses, puts his hands on his hips, says "what do we have here?" or "here's what I want you to do" take a drink...
  • In Dallas, take a drink when they do...
  • In LOST, take a drink when Hurley says dude, when Kate flirts with someone, when Jack looks like he's gonna cry, or when Locke talks about Destiny... by the way - I just watched episode 9 of season 2, and it's CLASS! Back in the game again - finally. I was getting worried.
  • In Coronation Street, take a drink when they talk about or take part in drinking or eating. You won't last long.
  • In The Smurfs, take a drink when they say the word "Smurf".

Good, clean fun for all the family.

Ever seen Phil Cawley and I'm A Celebrity's... Jimmy Osmond in the same room? They're the same person!


TRICKY!!! Pour the juice from cup 2 into cup 5 without moving cup 5 and put cup 2 back.

TOBAGGG...SB!!! Brian Adams - Summer of '69

LAST REQUEST!!! Mylo vs Miami Sound Machine - Dr Pressure

I'm off to play Prince of Persia: Warrior Within before I go and buy Two Thrones.

More at 10pm


PS: Chris says hi:

Monday, December 05, 2005

MonDec05 Noo Moosick...

Got loads of new tunes delivered while we were away. New songs to possibly add this week:
  • Eminem - When I'm Gone
  • Sunblock - I'll Be Ready (that Baywatch theme mix)
  • Waterbabies - Under The Tree (At Spar?)
  • Girls Aloud - See The Day
  • Chris Brown - Run It (sounds like a cheap Usher)
  • Hound Dogs - I Like Girls (funny and good)
  • LMC - You Only Get What You Give
  • Texas - Sleep (cool vid, pity about the song)
  • The Kooks - You Don't Love Me
  • Three 6 Mafia - Stay Fly
  • Mary J Blige - Be Without You
  • James Blunt - Goodbye My Lover (yeah - so long, James. Don't call us, we'll call you)

Your feelings on any of these would be appreciated. Email now...

And below are the results of one hell of a crrrrrazy game of crazy golf. As you can see, I won. JP didn't win. He lost - making him a loser.

Pic: Crazy Golf...

SunDec04 Update: Radio Babes...

The website we were on about tonight: According to JP, these radio girls are not approached by the website to participate, but instead actually go out of their way to be featured. As you'll find, the term "babe" is used loosely. It seems the first requirement (radio) rules most of them out of the second requirement (babes).

Speaking of radio babes, we got sunburned!



Here's another thing we were talking about tonight:

Yes, it's the whoop-whoop Xbox 360: your all-in-one, state-of-the-art, next-gen and other terms-with-dashes-in-between console. I got an email about the launch party in Dublin while I was away, but couldn't make it because I was on a sun lounger next to the pool. I want one. For free. Now, I know the odds are stacked against me, because they are very very rare.

While we're on this subject, I'd like you to meet my mate, Chris. At least I think he's my mate. He never came to my birthday party or MSN Messengers me anymore. Even conventional methods of communication like text and calls escape him:

Although I'm sure I'll hear from him pretty soon now. Like, as soon as he reads this. For the record, he's lost about twenty stone since the above pic was taken, but through the magic of photoshop I can show you how he looks now:

Anyway, Chris is the friend of a second cousin of the cleaning lady for the head of the company that employed the next-door-neighbour of a guy who was once going out with this girl who once farted in the same room as a penpal of a mother of somebody whose landlord once coughed in the background in a radio studio while the DJ in a local radio station had the microphone turned on. From that "background in radio", he's managed to convince Microsoft that he's so important he needs a free Xbox 360. And they gave him a free Xbox 360. I'm sure I can find his one somewhere on Ebay, but I don't fancy forking out a small fortune for it.

But here's my propsal: if Chris who has no radio show can get a free Xbox 360, then PLEASE can I have one? PLEASE? I might even say it's good on my radio show with 22 listeners... Bill, think about it and get back to me.

To keep things fair and impartial, here's a mouthwatering pic of that other console which won't be supporting Halo, but will feature Metal Gear Solid 4, GTA, Killzone, built-in wireless network (it's an extra accessory on the 360) 6, yes, 6 USB ports, Hi-Def from launch and the return of Dante in Devil May Cry 4.

Geek fact 1: they use the same font for "Playstation 3" as they do for the title of Spiderman: The Movie.

Geek fact 2: it'l use the same menu system as the PSP.

Geek fact 3: The controller looks like a bent dildo.

I must do a complete comparison between PS3 and the 360 in the next week or so.

Oh, and speaking of mouthwatering pics, calm yourselves ladies - JP's been catching some sun:

Nice socks.

TRICKY!!! Island!

TOBAGGG...SB!!! The Pogues - Fairytale of New York

LAST REQUEST!!! Sean Paul - Ever Blazin'. Remind me by email to play Franz Ferdinand - Walk Away in the first hour of Monday's show.

It's good to be back - talk from 10pm.


Sunday, December 04, 2005

SunDec04 We're Back!!!

Red faces all 'round! The lads are back, hungover and sunburned from Gran(ny) Canaria.

We're just in and it's just after 2, so we'll update you Sunday night (tonight) from 10pm.