Blog of radio presenter, producer and writer Vanessa Monaghan AKA NESSY

Tune of The Week 14/10/2011: The Chevin

I’ve been listening to this for a few weeks now and I really like it. This is the debut from The Chevin, a Leeds band who have just signed to Fierce Panda. Other than that I don’t know a whole lot about The Chevin. Upbeat indie, a little hint of The Killers, this would be...

The Shuffle on DCUfm

I’ll be back on the radio, interweb wise at 5pm this evening. Seeing as Culture Cafe has a new home on RTÉ 2XM, I’m now presenting The Shuffle, a lighthearted music based show. This show is totally NOT Culture Cafe and is in no way meant to be taken seriously. I have a computer generated...

Culture Cafe on RTE 2XM Show 12 Playlist and Podcast: 12/10/2011

This literally was jam packed with chat and interviews! I had lovely guests to chat to. Hope you enjoyed the show too. Here’s what happened: 1. DJ Flip & Freezemaster Slick: Crossroads 2. Bitches with Wolves: Hurricane 3. Chat with Ann Scott 4. Ann Scott: Killerman remix 5. Chat with Lyndon Ogbourne who plays Lester...

Albatross: Movie Review

Albatross is the new film directed by Niall MacCormick which hits movie theatres this Friday. It tells the story of Emelia, a loveable rogue who seemingly has no cares in the world. She starts a cleaning job at The Cliff House, a B&B owned by the totally dysfunctional Fischers and immediately makes a mark with...

I’ve just seen this on TV and think it’s the best advert I’ve seen in a while. It features a fantastic mix of animation, 3D and live action and a dizzyingly awesome amount of pop culture references. But hey, once K.I.T.T. makes an appearance does anyone care after that?

Donka: A Letter To Chekhov at The Gaiety Review

I had the pleasure of attending the opening of the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival at The Gaiety Theatre.  A couple of things helped me along before seeing the production. Donka is German slang for ‘danke’, thanks.  Chekhov was a Russian playwright and short story writer who many consider to be one of the greatest....

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