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Nialler9 talks new music, new albums with interviews and chat.
Podcast: 10 recommended albums from 2020 so far
Episode 97. Niall and Andrea pick five albums each we recommend we didn't cover on the podcast so far this year for listeners to check out. We also discuss some of those favourites towards the end along with more talk of Succession and The Last of Us Part 2.
Podcast: Haim’s Women In Music Pt. III in review + How Other Voices brought Courage to the world
It's Episode 96 and we talk to Other Voices' booker Aoife Woodlock about how the Courage live series came about, we review Haim's looser, more eclectic Women In Music Pt. III, we discuss the Gender Disparity Report on Irish radio plus songs from Beyonce, SAULT, Soccer Mommy and CMAT.
Podcast: The dignified doubt of Phoebe Bridgers
It's Episode 95 of the Nialler9 Podcast and we are so used to remote recording. We review Phoebe Bridgers' Punisher, tell Andrea the news while she's been on a social media break and discuss songs from Idles, Pillow Queens, Jafaris and NewDad.
Here’s what the programme for government says about plans for Irish night-life
With the passing months since the election and the outcome dulled by a worldwide pandemic, it was easy to forget their are other things to think about in the world.
So after the February election in which the result showed Sinn Fein in ascension but not enough to form a government, a coalition of Fine Gael, Fianna Fail and the Green Party is what we are left with a rotating Taoiseach role. Gluttons for punishment we may be, but there is some light in the programme for government this week.
Direct Provision, which has become a lightning rod of an issue in the wake of BLM protests, is due change to a non-profit system to “accommodation for asylum seekers that has the protection and promotion of human rights at its core.” About time.
There's an increased emphasis on green issues including increased cycling infrastructure and reduction of emissions including a ban on the sale of new and the importation of second-hand petrol and diesel cars from 2030 and LGBT1+ policy allows adoptive leave and benefit for same-sex male couples.
You can read an overview here or see the whole thing here.
Of interest to Nialler9 as a supporter of the Give Us The Night campaign which has been working tirelessly in the last few years to address Ireland's archaic licensing laws and night-time economy issues. The text proposals about those concerns in the programme are as follows (my text in bold for emphasis):
Social distancing will have a major impact on night-time culture. We will work withstakeholders from across the night-time culture sector to develop innovative approaches to enable the sector to function and to create a vibrant, diverse and sustainable night-time economy in Ireland.We will:
* Establish, in the first thirty days of Government a Night-time Economy Taskforce.* Conduct a full review of the regulations and policy framework governing our nighttime culture at national and local level, including the staggering of trading hours for pubs, late bars, clubs and restaurants.* Modernise our licensing laws and application processes.* Support the establishment of the Night-Time Culture Mayors proposed for Dublin and Cork and examine the establishment of local committees to advance and improve our night-time entertainment and creative offerings in other urban areas.
Creative and Cultural Infrastructure
* Examine 'Agent of Change' * initiatives whereby existing cultural spaces have to be taken into account when building.* Support measures to increase the provision of affordable work spaces for artists and creative practitioners.* Examine ‘meanwhile use’ legislation for vacant buildings with a view to its potential application in Ireland.* Ensure the timely delivery of arts and culture capital investment commitments, including our National Institutions, as outlined in Project Ireland 2040.
*The Agent of Change idea is one where existing venues or spaces are recognised as essentially being there first so if a new hotel or residential development has an issue with noise etc then it's up to the developer to soundproof its new builds not put the onus on the venue to retrofit to them.
Nialler9 Podcast: Run The Jewels are the soundtrack to the trash fire of the world
Episode 94 of the Nialler9 podcast and we're mostly about RTJ4 along with discussion about Black Lives Matter, representation and perception of Black Irish voices, and the End Direct Provision movement.
New songs from Leon Bridges, MuRli, Roosevelt and His Holiness The Dalai Lama and a frank recommend for the Beethoven movie. Yep, the one about the St. Bernard dog.
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Black Lives Matter, Black Irish voices and the End Direct Provision movement.
Check out the Modern Problem podcast for background on DP.
Reasons To Be Cheerful
* His Holiness The Dalai Lama is dropping his debut album* Artists donating their Bandcamp revenue to MASI
Album of the week
Run The Jewels - RTJ4
The Anarchic dystopian rap duo El-P and Killer Mike are back with RTJ4, their shortest album since their debut.
Songs of the week
* MuRLi - Til The Wheels Come Off* Leon Bridges and Terrace Martin - Sweeter* Roosevelt - Sign* Ellie Bleach - He Bought Me Nikes
Any Other Business?
Ozark Season 3
Kiki's Delivery Service
Beethoven Movie (1992)
Closing track: UD - Laundry
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Nialler9 Podcast: Black Irish creatives speak up on racism & inequality in Ireland
Now isn’t the time for this podcast to speak. Now is the time for us to listen. Instead of our regular podcast, you will hear, in this order - the voices from the protesters on Monday along with words of Black Irish musicians and creatives Erica Cody, Loah, Denise Chaila and Amanda Ade.
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