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Nostalgia

Louis Walsh what have you done? 

If one man could be held accountable for the regulation of teenage hormones in Ireland in the 90's, it'd be Louis Walsh.  Only he knew that a few dance sessions in Diggs Lane and the ancient art of bleaching virgin hair could transform five Northsiders into an emotional harpoon aimed at Irish cailinis. A teen in love had great power in the Irish household when the boyz were due on […]

today13 October 2021

Nostalgia

Those 90’s Clubs……

We still have the music but what about those 90's venues that contained our teenage spirit? The Belgard Inn Who recalls Nirvana's 'Smells like Teen Spirit' lifting the Old Belgard Inn up in rapturous song at 1am, or the tomfoolery of those carefree nights?  Tallaght teens, queuing to gain entry, with their 'Rachel' haircuts at the mercy of the elements.   Cascadas 'Everytime We Touch' bellowing out into the night air […]

today27 September 2021

Fashion

90’s Fashion

Dublin teens sported those Adidas tearaway tracksuit bottoms of the 90's without a care for athleticism. Three bold stripes and a legs length of snap buttons guaranteed the envy of the O'Neills cargo pants crowd. A good level of trust was essential when wearing these – as one’s friends could come along and rip the bottoms open, exposing legs, and with stronger conviction - your thighs and all.  Yet fashion […]

today22 September 2021

News

WTAF!? Freedom FM got an FM licence!!!

As most of you will know already, Freedom FM started as a pirate radio station back in the day (1995) and was operating outside of the law until we were closed down on that fateful day (Tuesday 20th May 2003) known as black Tuesday. This was the day when Comreg (the Irish governing body of TV/radio) got control of the FM band; not just in Dublin but countrywide. Although pirate […]

today17 September 2021

DJ

Where on Earth… Ultra-Sonic

It was 1995 when I first saw a live gig by Ultra Sonic [US].  On 27th December 1995, I boarded a chartered bus from the Square Shopping Centre car park in Tallaght, Dublin circa 6.30 pm, destined for N.E.C. Navan, County Meath. Fortunately, I had a V.I.P. pass giving me [triple AAA] Access-All-Areas, even backstage!  When we arrived, my friend and I got to hang out with the performing artists, […]

today21 August 2021

Events

Lovers and Friends – Second date added!

If you had read our article on Lovers and Friends Festival 2022 you'll know that i was very, very skeptical about this event but was also going to be in the queue to buy a ticket. For this to be true, i was more than willing to risk a couple hundred to avoid FOMO. It certainly looks like this is legit. Many more stars have now confirmed and the event sold […]

today6 August 2021

Events

Lovers & Friends Festival 2022

When i first saw this advertised in 2020, my immediate thought was that this HAD to be another Fyre Festival. How could anyone (Even Snoop) put a line up like this together? If it's too good to be true, it usually is! I trawled through social media accounts and I wasn't alone with my suspicions as everywhere was talking about it but saying that there was no way on earth […]

today30 July 2021

Music

The Curious Case of the Sugababes

https://youtu.be/wqZMWzFPQHQRemember the Sugababes from the noughties? A trio that had some memorable tracks like Freak Like Me, Round Round and Push The Button? You might remember the name but the group changed personnel numerous times over the years leading to breakups, makeups...and some legal mudslinging. Originally formed by then All Saints manager Ron Tom back in 1998, they started out with best friends Mutya Buena, Siobhán Donaghy and Keisha Buchanan linking […]

today26 July 2021

Music

New Irish stamps celebrate Christy Moore, Lisa Hannigan, Hozier and Sinéad O’Connor

Extract taken from the An Post website: An Post invites fans in Ireland and across the globe to enjoy a unique virtual ‘Festival’ performance by the artists at Dublin’s historic General Post Office ​Donation from every stamp sale will go to the Music Industry Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund Irish Singer Songwriters, Christy Moore, Hozier, Lisa Hannigan and Sinead O’Connor are celebrated on a new set of Irish Stamps from An […]

today22 July 2021

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US woman pays price for non-returned Sabrina the Teenage Witch rental

An arrest warrant, felony embezzlement charge and 20 years of turned-down jobs - all over a Sabrina the Teenage Witch videotape! The criminal history was slapped on Texas resident Caron McBride after she failed to return the VHS copy of the nineties sitcom in 1999. She only found out the truth when she tried to change her name on a driving licence after getting married. She said she'd not watched […]

today16 May 2021

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