I’ll be running the @Ireland twitter account this week. @Ireland is curated by a new person each week. If you’re on twitter, please follow along, it’d be great to hear from you wherever in the world you are.
“For “Twist and Shout”, Broderick said, “we were just making everything up”. Hughes explained that much of the scene was spontaneously filmed. “It just happened that this was an actual parade, which we put our float into—unbeknownst to anybody, all the people on the reviewing stand. Nobody knew what it was, including the governor.”—On the Parade scene in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off - (via Wikipedia)
I’m a huge Josh Rouse fan, over the last few years I’ve listened to him more than any other artist. I’ve been lucky enough to see him play live twice, once in Dublin, once in London and both gigs were superb. Here’s a playlist I’ve put together of all my favourite Josh tracks, please give it a go.
“With the Freedom of Information Act they were revealing how the FBI really was hovering over him and tapping his phone and following him, and in one case preparing to kill him if they had to, when he was doing this counter-espionage work on Cuba in 1942, which is what my novel’s about. And it was because of things that he uncovered just playing spy. We’ve all heard that in his last days Hemingway was paranoid because he was sure the FBI was following him, he was sure they were tapping his phone — this was in 1961 when he committed suicide — but they were following him … so his paranoia had real foundations, most of which have been classified until very recently.”—Dan Simmons on researching Ernest Hemingway for The Crook Factory