Just bought myself a weekend ticket for this - don’t know (yet) if I’ll have company, cos it’s not until May and it was an impulse decision. A decision based on two bands, one Irish and one international, out of an impressive list (most of which I’m under-familiar with): Wounds, and Iceage.
Two competing visions of punk, you could say: one a hardcore band aurally reminiscent to me of the chaotic hardcore of the early 90s, but apparently derived through the thrash-y angsts of 00s ‘Moshspace’ groups, the other a paradoxically fresh- but retro-sounding punk band crossing the gap between the morbid post-punk of the early 80s and the fuzzy abandon of modern lo-fi guitar rock (e.g. Male Bonding, only edgier). That one has just been kicking around the Dublin scene - and some excursions abroad to the UK at least, I think - for a while trying to record an album in between serious mishaps, while the other has had their debut LP catapulted into prominence all the way across the Atlantic from Denmark to the readers of Pitchfork (who are of course global, too), I’d like to say is irrelevant if only because I’m seeking to avoid parochial judgements of quality. As it is, I hope neither pull out, because I’m looking to replicate my singular live experience of the former (supporting Joe Lally with more well-known Irish metallers Adebisi Shank), and constructing a fuller interpretation of the latter’s album, New Brigade.
I just received an interesting phone call from a new tenant that had rented a unit but had not moved into it yet. Originally they had stopped by about a week ago. They are about to move from their home to a new condo locally.
I suggested that we look at a couple of different sized units, and…
Optic nerve glioma
The tumor on the optic nerve is pushing the eye out of the orbit. Gliomas arise from glial cells, so they always start in the brain or spine. Since the eyes are essentially specialized extensions of neural tissue, they are among the most commonly-affected structures.
We were just talking about the spinal cord today! The lecture also mentioned Tay-Sachs and MS.
Lost in Dublin?
Combination bus, train, and Luas maps for Dublin city centre and the entirety of Dublin, done as a schematic diagram, like the London Underground transit map