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Not so long ago I went with The Mammy to a recording of For One Night Only starring Imelda May. Let’s just be clear…I loved Imelda May. LOVED her. And after the recording of the show…I adored her even more. You couldn’t meet a more honest, down to earth, real and genuine person. She is just wonderful and a truly happy person, it radiates out from her not only when she’s singing but when she was being interviewed too and most especially when talking about her family.

On the night Imelda looked amazing in a retro cut white dress with a rose pattern:

She looked amazing and wore sparkly red shoes and I wanted it – the whole outfit!! So imagine my delight one day last week when I spotted that exact dress on a dummy outside Retro in George’s Street Arcade! I went in, I asked was it the same dress (it was) and I checked that they had my size (they did). I’m not sure I can carry off white with red roses but they had the same dress in different patterns. I have made a dress-up date with a pal from work and tomorrow on our lunch break we are going to go and try on dresses. I will try on that dress.

For the first time in a long while, I have some money to spend on myself. This is a major treat for me and I can’t wait. If they have those sparkly red shoes too – sold!

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I’ve just finished editing Darragh’s interview with Duke Special back stage at the Greystones Theatre on 26th February 2009.

See if you can spot how many times Darragh says ‘Okay’ :mrgreen:

Darren has already posted some photos from the night.

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I’m a little saddened today. I’m saddened after reading a story on movies.ie about Joaquin Phoenix quitting acting to pursue a music career.

I’m not a huge film buff and although I love the cinema, I go through phases of going all the time or not at all – feast or famine! Currently I am going through a famine ๐Ÿ™‚ However I know what I like and who I like andย  Joaquin Phoenix is right up there on the list. When I see his name attached to a film I can be pretty sure it’s a damn good one. He’s one of the best actors out there in my opinion. He’s not someone I find especially good-looking but there is definitely a quality about him on screen, a certain something about him and when I see his name on a film trailer or flyer I know it’s going to be a good one!

Earlier in the year when I was in Dunedin in New Zealand and saw a poster for We Own The Night outside the local cinema

I knew nothing about it, had never heard of it, had seen no trailers, but based on Joaquin Phoenix being named on the poster I went to see it. And I was delighted I did, I loved the film it was wonderful, gritty, dark, entertaining, and had a great cast of actors besides JP – Robert Duvall, Eva Mendez and Mark Wahlberg also star – rent it out if you haven’t seen it already! And watch out for the hot and steamy opening scene ๐Ÿ˜‰

I loved Joaquin in Gladiator in his Oscar-nominated role as Commodus, one of my very favourite films ever

And of course there was his other Oscar-nominated performance as Johnny Cash in Walk The Line.

When making his announcement recently, he had this to say:

“I want to take this opportunity to give you the exclusive, and to talk a little bit about the fact that this will be my last performance as an actor,” he said at a benefit in San Francisco to honour Paul Newman.


He added: “I’m not doing films anymore, I’m working on my music. I’m done. I’ve been through that.”

His upcoming movie ‘Two Lovers’ starring Gwyneth Paltrow will be his last. I’ve just watched the trailer and I think I’m in love all over again! I will definitely be going to see this movie even if I have to go on my own, I will make sure I go see it!


Good luck with the music career Mr. Phoenix, if your performance in ‘Walk The Line’ is anything to go by, you’ll do well.

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