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    Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post

    It is interesting and skirts around some interesting points, but it's also pretty self-serving and a little lacking in intellectual rigour! Matt Levine has been writing about problems with ESG in Bloomberg for the last few months, it's pretty interesting reading.
    Looking at this a lot more for work, the FT pieces especially with BlackRocks former head of ESG were interesting.

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      Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
      Our house hunting journey seems to have finished today with the vendors signing on the dotted line. A somewhat unimaginative journey given that we bought a house we saw on the very first day.

      Quite an interesting situation on the close though, which I have to thank my car driving instructor for. The basic situation is that we agreed to pay €610,000 for a bog standard council house measuring a grand total of 80sqm, and everything was going grand until the bank valuer came back and said its not worth a penny over €550,000 - so the mortgage was stuck to that amount.

      That left us with a €60,000 hole to fill as we genuinely like the place and the vibe it gives off, despite me dismissing it above as a small run-down council house.

      How we did that was first to get the mortgage valuer to increase his valuation. We tried to get him to go half the distance, but he would only reluctantly go up €10,000. And that was just a favour to the broker. €10,000 down and €50,000 to go. We were going to give up and then I decided to give it a last push remembering what my driving instructor said about him and his siblings selling their parents house. He said the broker, when they were selling, had implored him to wait another another month or two before closing and there might be an extra €20,000 in it. He said - well whats €20,000 to me - it will be divided four ways with the rest of the family and what if the sale falls through. Grab the duck in hand not the 20k richer duck in the bush.

      And that's what our situation was, approximately. Three siblings selling for their father who had lived there happily since 1959 and was now in assisted living. I sold €30,000 of my precious crypto, narrowing the remaining gap to €20,000, and we went back and said - look we can close tomorrow, everything is ready to sign. The bank has the mortgage ready to pay out. Except that we can't go over €590,000. Really sorry, we'd love to pay you what we initially promised, but we physically can't due to that darned valuer. They came back the next day saying no bother, let's sign. Everyones happy. And I get to write about how I negotiated 20k off a house at the height of the boomiest boom in boomtimes. (leaving unquestioned the idea that maybe we agreed to overpay so much, that even the seller felt sorry for our cluelessness).
      Congratulations and well done on negotiations and getting the 20k off. No doubt you'll write a paper on it, "The Art of the Property Deal" would be my suggestion.
      Just can't get over 590k for a 80sqm gaff in Deansgrange.
      Jayzus, Sheila! I forgot me feckin' trousers

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        Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
        What we need to do in Ireland is everytime there's a news story about a ramshackle building being knocked down for apartments is to personally hand deliver a letter to the journalist who wrote about it saying: fuck off and do some actual journalism. It doesn't matter. We've been made to believe it matters, but it simply doesn't. There's going to be loads more city centre hotels as tourism is maybe 50,000 jobs in Dublin alone, there's going to be hundreds of thousands of more apartments, over the next few decades, as we modernise the city making it capable of handling almost double the population. That's the way it is. We fit the city around who we are now, not who we were in the past. The fabric of the city will change. Things will turn into memories.
        This is a terrible take - People aren't against progress. People are against the cleansing of the city of all cultural centers. We've lost so many venues over the last few years, it absolutely ridiculous. Will the Cobblestone be knocked down, no, but it will be structurally altered, reducing the size of it and changing the character of it. Putting a building that is donkey's years old into a brand new shiny building isn't a good idea. I saw them do it in Singapore with an old Chinese market and the place was just sterile as fuck.

        We do not need more hotels, we have a shit ton of them already.



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          Originally posted by dinekes View Post

          The wrist was perfect and I knew that going in. It's just a bit knobbly looking (but well within knobbly bone parameters)where the forearm meets hand on the outside edge.He didnt even think the thumb was broken!! I was basically just wanting a referral letter so I could get it treated quicker in ER


          On the Crypto dont know if he had to swallow and pay it and hes protecting future earnings. Either way he made a chunk and if be was into Cardano then another chunk.
          Ah right I was thinking it was a new knobby bone, or a boney knob that wasn’t there before.

          as for the crypto, he probably just pissed office without paying. No idea who actively they police or chase these guys

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            Hitchhiker's Guide To...

            https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/prope...dvice-21791783

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              Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
              If the Cobblestone wasn't a rancid shithole tourist trap it wouldn't be up for replacement by something better.

              FFS! it wouldn't make it onto any reasonable persons list of 50 Dublin pubs worth preserving and you can be certain that the overall quality of traditional music in Ireland will increase when the filthy kip is expunged from history.
              PSV is back, in Strewel form!
              "I can’t find anyone who agrees with what I write or think these days, so I guess I must be getting closer to the truth." - Hunter S. Thompson

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                Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post

                This is a terrible take - People aren't against progress. People are against the cleansing of the city of all cultural centers. We've lost so many venues over the last few years, it absolutely ridiculous. Will the Cobblestone be knocked down, no, but it will be structurally altered, reducing the size of it and changing the character of it. Putting a building that is donkey's years old into a brand new shiny building isn't a good idea. I saw them do it in Singapore with an old Chinese market and the place was just sterile as fuck.
                It's literally the worst part of the pub being removed. Nothing of value will be lost. Yes there is a pattern of cultural hubs being replaced by sterile, modren buildings. This is not one of them.

                We do not need more hotels, we have a shit ton of them already.
                The market and pricing indicate the exact opposite of this is true.
                "I can’t find anyone who agrees with what I write or think these days, so I guess I must be getting closer to the truth." - Hunter S. Thompson

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                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                  Our house hunting journey seems to have finished today with the vendors signing on the dotted line. A somewhat unimaginative journey given that we bought a house we saw on the very first day.

                  Quite an interesting situation on the close though, which I have to thank my car driving instructor for. The basic situation is that we agreed to pay €610,000 for a bog standard council house measuring a grand total of 80sqm, and everything was going grand until the bank valuer came back and said its not worth a penny over €550,000 - so the mortgage was stuck to that amount.

                  That left us with a €60,000 hole to fill as we genuinely like the place and the vibe it gives off, despite me dismissing it above as a small run-down council house.

                  How we did that was first to get the mortgage valuer to increase his valuation. We tried to get him to go half the distance, but he would only reluctantly go up €10,000. And that was just a favour to the broker. €10,000 down and €50,000 to go. We were going to give up and then I decided to give it a last push remembering what my driving instructor said about him and his siblings selling their parents house. He said the broker, when they were selling, had implored him to wait another another month or two before closing and there might be an extra €20,000 in it. He said - well whats €20,000 to me - it will be divided four ways with the rest of the family and what if the sale falls through. Grab the duck in hand not the 20k richer duck in the bush.

                  And that's what our situation was, approximately. Three siblings selling for their father who had lived there happily since 1959 and was now in assisted living. I sold €30,000 of my precious crypto, narrowing the remaining gap to €20,000, and we went back and said - look we can close tomorrow, everything is ready to sign. The bank has the mortgage ready to pay out. Except that we can't go over €590,000. Really sorry, we'd love to pay you what we initially promised, but we physically can't due to that darned valuer. They came back the next day saying no bother, let's sign. Everyones happy. And I get to write about how I negotiated 20k off a house at the height of the boomiest boom in boomtimes. (leaving unquestioned the idea that maybe we agreed to overpay so much, that even the seller felt sorry for our cluelessness).
                  Congrats! Is that the one you wanted to renovate/expand? Thought it was ~100m^2. A friend sent me a house in Stoneybatter that put up a for sale sign the other day, they put up a sold sign the next day haha.

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                    Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                    What we need to do in Ireland is everytime there's a news story about a ramshackle building being knocked down for apartments is to personally hand deliver a letter to the journalist who wrote about it saying: fuck off and do some actual journalism. It doesn't matter. We've been made to believe it matters, but it simply doesn't. There's going to be loads more city centre hotels as tourism is maybe 50,000 jobs in Dublin alone, there's going to be hundreds of thousands of more apartments, over the next few decades, as we modernise the city making it capable of handling almost double the population. That's the way it is. We fit the city around who we are now, not who we were in the past. The fabric of the city will change. Things will turn into memories.
                    Off the top of my head, we've lost;
                    The tivoli, andrews lane, Jigsaw, The bernard shaw, Ri Ra, the globe, Jam Park, the pod, the red box, the metropolitan, the belvedere, rogue, hanger to the progress of more hotels in the last few years. Vicar street & merchants arch are other places on the chopping block
                    I'm sure I'm missing loads more. Whether you personally value them as culturally important, we seem to be in a habit of destroying or replacing large parts of what attracts people to visit Dublin or venues that are important to people living in Dublin in order to house people who visit Dublin for a short time.
                    Last edited by DeadParrot; 07-10-21, 14:55.
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                      Rome

                      Food
                      drink
                      Women ​​​​​​



                      No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity, but I know none, therefore am no beast.

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                        Originally posted by AndyFatBastard View Post

                        It's literally the worst part of the pub being removed. Nothing of value will be lost. Yes there is a pattern of cultural hubs being replaced by sterile, modren buildings. This is not one of them.

                        .
                        It'd be absorbed into the hotel. Only the small front bar would remain and according to Tom would be a residents bar. Him and the family are gonna fight it anyway.
                        People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
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                          Originally posted by pokerhand View Post
                          Rome

                          Food
                          drink
                          Women ​​​​​​



                          Someones on their third glass of vino

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                            There is a certain type of Roman lady that drops you dead with a Godfather style lightning bolt of pure love and lust. The perfect beauty. Poised and perfect. We've all seen her.
                            "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                              Originally posted by Tar.Aldarion View Post
                              Congrats! Is that the one you wanted to renovate/expand? Thought it was ~100m^2. A friend sent me a house in Stoneybatter that put up a for sale sign the other day, they put up a sold sign the next day haha.
                              That's it. Nah, it's 80sqm, they dodgily included the dimensions of the garage in the house size specs.
                              "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

                                the firestick is IN the tv and I'm paying for the TV on tick?
                                This futuristic model of renting tvs is inspiring
                                It is clever in a rather insidious way.
                                Now the yearly call to get a better deal can be answer with, ok we'll be around monday to pick up the tv.
                                People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
                                Get a shiny metal Revolut card! And a free tenner!
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                                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                  There is a certain type of Roman lady that drops you dead with a Godfather style lightning bolt of pure love and lust. The perfect beauty. Poised and perfect. We've all seen her.
                                  Remember that old adage,
                                  if you want to see her future look at the mother.

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                                    Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

                                    Off the top of my head, we've lost;
                                    The tivoli, andrews lane, Jigsaw, The bernard shaw, Ri Ra, the globe, Jam Park, the pod, the red box, the metropolitan, the belvedere, rogue, hanger to the progress of more hotels in the last few years. Vicar street & merchants arch are other places on the chopping block
                                    I'm sure I'm missing loads more. Whether you personally value them as culturally important, we seem to be in a habit of destroying or replacing large parts of what attracts people to visit Dublin or venues that are important to people living in Dublin in order to house people who visit Dublin for a short time.
                                    But what you are describing there is just a bit of history progressing as to specific location. I would wager that there's far more concerts happening now (covid effects aside) than happened in e.g. these venues heyday of the early 2000s. So it's not stopping the flow of concerts. We're just changing the location. Culture isn't actually being destroyed.

                                    ​​​​​​
                                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                      1200 users for *B u m p* now, 800 of which are active weekly. Which, in the grand scheme of things, is .01% of what I'd like to get too. But its some going for literally zero marketing, and 5 golf courses using it.

                                      There is a disproportionate amount of women using it....

                                      Way more than the proportion of women playing golf v men.

                                      I figured, hey maybe women are just smarted and more patient about getting tee times.

                                      nope.

                                      It's because it sits amongst all the pregnancy apps.

                                      I used to make fun of devs for naming things horrendously. Looks who's laughing now.

                                      This may or may not be an original thought of my own.
                                      All efforts were made to make this thought original but with the abundance of thoughts in the world the originality of this thought cannot be guaranteed.
                                      The author is not liable for any issue arising from the platitudinous nature of this post.

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                                        Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                        But what you are describing there is just a bit of history progressing as to specific location. I would wager that there's far more concerts happening now (covid effects aside) than happened in e.g. these venues heyday of the early 2000s. So it's not stopping the flow of concerts. We're just changing the location. Culture isn't actually being destroyed.

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                                        The years have made me bitter, the gargle dims me brain
                                        'Cause Dublin keeps on changing and nothing seems the same.
                                        The tivoli and the Pod have gone, the Cobblestone long since pulled down
                                        As a hundred thousand hotels makes a theme park of my Town.
                                        People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
                                        Get a shiny metal Revolut card! And a free tenner!
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                                          Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                          But what you are describing there is just a bit of history progressing as to specific location. I would wager that there's far more concerts happening now (covid effects aside) than happened in e.g. these venues heyday of the early 2000s. So it's not stopping the flow of concerts. We're just changing the location. Culture isn't actually being destroyed.

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                                          What are the new locations they have changed to?
                                          airport, lol

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                                            Fish jumping in the canal up by Baggot St bridge just now. Strange days.

                                            In the good auld days they would have been dead on the toxicity of Ronnie Drew's piss which was pumped in raw from O'Donoghues.
                                            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                              Originally posted by AndyFatBastard View Post

                                              It's literally the worst part of the pub being removed. Nothing of value will be lost. Yes there is a pattern of cultural hubs being replaced by sterile, modren buildings. This is not one of them.



                                              The market and pricing indicate the exact opposite of this is true.

                                              The back room is the gig venue. It'll only be left with the front bar which is used for sessions and can fit what, 50 max?

                                              Upstairs will also be gone which held music and Irish classes.

                                              If this goes ahead as planned, it will become a hotel lobby bar and will have all the character, soul and atmosphere of one too.


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                                                Originally posted by eamonhonda View Post

                                                What are the new locations they have changed to?
                                                I've no idea. But I'd also say there were more concerts in 2019 in Dublin than there were in 2000. So they're going somewhere.
                                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                  Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

                                                  The years have made me bitter, the gargle dims me brain
                                                  'Cause Dublin keeps on changing and nothing seems the same.
                                                  The tivoli and the Pod have gone, the Cobblestone long since pulled down
                                                  As a hundred thousand hotels makes a theme park of my Town.
                                                  I'd campaign for you to have a historic venue to recite slam poetry. Sign me up, good sir.
                                                  "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                    Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
                                                    If the Cobblestone wasn't a rancid shithole tourist trap it wouldn't be up for replacement by something better.

                                                    FFS! it wouldn't make it onto any reasonable persons list of 50 Dublin pubs worth preserving and you can be certain that the overall quality of traditional music in Ireland will increase when the filthy kip is expunged from history.


                                                    Give us your top 50 Dublin pubs there worth preserving?


                                                    Your beloved Lankum think very differently about The Cobblestone...

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                                                      Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                      I've no idea what I'm talking about on this topic!
                                                      FYP

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                                                        Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post
                                                        Your beloved Lankum think very differently about The Cobblestone...
                                                        It reminds me of the JJ Smyths debate. When was the last time anyone was actually there?

                                                        For me it was 1996, and I only used it as an early house. Doubt I was ever in it past 11am. Tried going in October 2019 and it wasn't even open at 4pm.
                                                        “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                          Got some Njuda. Spread it on some rice cakes. It was fine. Then I sprinkled some Henderson's Relish on it and it was fucking whopper. Unbelievable combo.
                                                          "I can’t find anyone who agrees with what I write or think these days, so I guess I must be getting closer to the truth." - Hunter S. Thompson

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                                                            AndyPoshBastard
                                                            I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                              Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

                                                              It reminds me of the JJ Smyths debate. When was the last time anyone was actually there?

                                                              For me it was 1996, and I only used it as an early house. Doubt I was ever in it past 11am. Tried going in October 2019 and it wasn't even open at 4pm.
                                                              Was prob only there about 10 times spread over a few years but I do miss it.

                                                              The Sunday afternoon session upstairs was phenomenal.
                                                              I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                One of the best gigs I've ever been to was in there one Sunday afternoon. My first time there.

                                                                A band called Raindogs. The lead singer was a rough looking Dublin oul lad, sinking pints and growling out his take on Astral Weeks.

                                                                Sitting there drinking Budvar by candlelight in the middle of the afternoon.

                                                                We stumbled upon it too.

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                                                                I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                  Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                                                  AndyPoshBastard
                                                                  Tha saying Hendos from Sheffield is posh lad? Ya wanna beef or wat?
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                                                                    Originally posted by AndyFatBastard View Post

                                                                    Tha saying Hendos from Sheffield is posh lad? Ya wanna beef or wat?
                                                                    Ay up, if it was a breadcake m8.

                                                                    Bleedin rice cake
                                                                    I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                      Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

                                                                      It reminds me of the JJ Smyths debate. When was the last time anyone was actually there?

                                                                      For me it was 1996, and I only used it as an early house. Doubt I was ever in it past 11am. Tried going in October 2019 and it wasn't even open at 4pm.
                                                                      Two weeks before the 1st lockdown last year was the last time I was there. Haven't been in it since but I've been in a very small number of pubs since.

                                                                      Mate lived in Smithfield so it was always a good option. I do remember getting a few funny looks early one Sunday afternoon, before the music session started for the day, when four of us pulled out two chess boards and started playing a few games while sinking pints.

                                                                      I'd have no problem stating that Trad music isn't my number 1 go to genre but I've had some great nights at Trad sessions and The Cobblestone is a huge focal point & hub for that element of culture. I don't think we can just stick up for/fight for one element that we like the most, we need to fight for it all as otherwise, it'll only be a heap of sterile shite in the city.

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                                                                        Originally posted by Lazare View Post

                                                                        Ay up, if it was a breadcake m8.

                                                                        Bleedin rice cake
                                                                        Sorry m8 am gluten intolerant tha knows
                                                                        "I can’t find anyone who agrees with what I write or think these days, so I guess I must be getting closer to the truth." - Hunter S. Thompson

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                                                                          Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post
                                                                          I'd have no problem stating that Trad music isn't my number 1 go to genre
                                                                          I'd have Jazz<<<<<Trad<<<<<Baroque. Don't get to experience much live ever.
                                                                          “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                                            I think the real culture of Dublin is happening on the likes of Capel Street. A street built from the ground up by a ragtag collection of eccentrics and foreigners, and its brilliant as a result. Thats what culture is - as in that's what the current generation of out and abouters are up to. Old places crumble and get mashed up and new places emerge and they are blends of cool new ideas. The lads in Smithfield obv weren't making a bomb if this is the situation - the people had moved on. To Capel Street, or *wherever*. The new culture is kimchi mayo korean bbq chicken, not auld lads thinking they are in the wilds of Kerry in the centre of dublin. Maybe, maybe not.
                                                                            "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                              If you ever go to a traditional session , the inner circle are the regulars, the supposed best musicians and less so on the outer circles ( normally) a kind of clannish seniority. We had a professional Finnish musician who was visiting with his friend travelling Ireland and taking his squeeze box on tour.
                                                                              we went to the Cobblestone one night. He unpacked and requested to play . Him and his friend were head and shoulder the supreme musicians in the room. He upped the game and the standard. However , one or two asked him to opt out of one or two tunes. I was mortified. We left . He continued on his tour of Ireland and made great memories. To this day the reaction we got that night sticks in my craw.

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                                                                                Originally posted by Dice75 View Post

                                                                                Someones on their third glass of vino
                                                                                You are not far off in fairness .

                                                                                In all seriousness though, it is an amazing city just to chill out in. Been 25 years since I was last here, but with flights only 2.5 hours, seems mad I haven't be going over more often... Plan to remedy that though .
                                                                                No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity, but I know none, therefore am no beast.

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                                                                                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                  I think the real culture of Dublin is happening on the likes of Capel Street. A street built from the ground up by a ragtag collection of eccentrics and foreigners, and its brilliant as a result. Thats what culture is - as in that's what the current generation of out and abouters are up to. Old places crumble and get mashed up and new places emerge and they are blends of cool new ideas. The lads in Smithfield obv weren't making a bomb if this is the situation - the people had moved on. To Capel Street, or *wherever*. The new culture is kimchi mayo korean bbq chicken, not auld lads thinking they are in the wilds of Kerry in the centre of dublin. Maybe, maybe not.
                                                                                  No offence but Culture isnt so easily defined or dismissed .



                                                                                  I meant tradition .
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                                                                                    Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                    I would wager that there's far more concerts happening now (covid effects aside) than happened in e.g. these venues heyday of the early 2000s. So it's not stopping the flow of concerts. We're just changing the location. Culture isn't actually being destroyed.

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                                                                                    With all due respect HH I'd wonder how many gigs and clubs (of the music not lap dancing/gambling variety) you've been to in the last 20 years?

                                                                                    Places change. I get that. Musical trends change too and venues fall in and out of fashion as promoters move on, management want to maximise profit and change use etc... Places get developed and that's generally ok too. I agree that creative people usually find a way to keep the music and arts alive.

                                                                                    But what's happening now is different and there's a palpable anger and fear at the destruction of genuinely valuable cultural spaces, especially places with "character" (whether it fits with SPs version or not).

                                                                                    There's no doubt that corporate cultural appropriators like Press Up (buy up a bar, tip out the 'locals',rip its insides out, take the insides from another bar and shoehorn that in then and sell it back to tourists as authentic - JJ Smyths being the perfect example, or John's Haberdashery or any of a dozen others in the city centre in recent time), lifestyle aparthotel developers, and small picture, planning jobsworth don't care and don't get it.

                                                                                    Yes there may still be gigs to go to but not everyone wants to go and see Garth Brooks at e150 a ticket or be virtually strip search on the way into the The Point.

                                                                                    Not much culture or authenticity in any of that if you ask me and many others huddling on the edge of a rapidly evaporating landscape of basements and backrooms where we largely (and happily) entertain ourselves free from the gaze of the normies who'll never get unless they see a buck to be made.

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                                                                                      I remember comparing NFT's to star naming registries here some time ago, this guy gets it:



                                                                                      Also GL with getting out of this solvent

                                                                                      https://www.bloomberg.com/news/featu...&sref=qpbhckVU


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                                                                                      Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                        Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

                                                                                        I'd have Jazz<<<<<Trad<<<<<Baroque. Don't get to experience much live ever.
                                                                                        We did some Baroque with the choir in the beforetime m9. Would have invited you if I'd known. Your Monteverdis, your Purcell's. Some serious bangers:







                                                                                        That's me at the back on the left obvs
                                                                                        "I can’t find anyone who agrees with what I write or think these days, so I guess I must be getting closer to the truth." - Hunter S. Thompson

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                                                                                          Originally posted by AndyFatBastard View Post

                                                                                          Sorry m8 am gluten intolerant tha knows
                                                                                          Rice cakes give you tonnes quick healthy of options to avoid processed snack foods.

                                                                                          Savory treat. Rice cakes. Anchovies. Pesto.

                                                                                          Sweet treat. Rice cakes and lashings of honey.

                                                                                          They were made for whacking on a fried egg with some, greens and a nice sauce or salsa.

                                                                                          Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                                                                            Ethan Hawke has made some great movies. I love the Before Trilogy, Training Day and Boyhood.

                                                                                            Anyway seeing as Jazz popped up, why not give his Chet Baker biopic Born to Be Blue a spin. You don't have to be a Jazz aficionado to enjoy.

                                                                                            Sure while we are at it the Ken Burns Jazz documentary is well worth the watch.

                                                                                            Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                                                                              Originally posted by AndyFatBastard View Post

                                                                                              We did some Baroque with the choir in the beforetime m9. Would have invited you if I'd known. Your Monteverdis, your Purcell's. Some serious bangers:
                                                                                              That's class m8. I only ever sang with the DIT Kevin St choir, and my vocal range is pure shite. Being able to read music, and doing sight singing up to grade 6 in the DIT college of music made it feel ok though.
                                                                                              “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                                                                Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

                                                                                                No offence but Culture isnt so easily defined or dismissed .
                                                                                                It sounds like people are fearful. That they think the mere act of taking a backroom from a pub is enough to topple a culture that lasted through 800 years of heartache. If the cultural interest is there, and it is, then the cultural outlet will simply switch to a new venue. The shutting down of The Screen cinema didn't end Dublin cinema going, in fact most people just remembered stories of how crap it was, and hence why it didn't have enough customers, and the business switched to the likes of the much better Lighthouse. Maybe it was the Cobblestones (backroom) time to die. Maybe we need some new dedicated venues that fix the problems of the old ones.
                                                                                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                  There is nothing wrong with tradition. In fact it's super important. Odd to not agree IMO.

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                                                                                                    Originally posted by Degag View Post
                                                                                                    There is nothing wrong with tradition. In fact it's super important. Odd to not agree IMO.
                                                                                                    Who's disagreeing with it? Just pointing out that tradition isn't tied to a physical building. And turning a city centre building into something that will actually be used is not a bleedin attack on tradition.
                                                                                                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                      Originally posted by Degag View Post
                                                                                                      There is nothing wrong with tradition. In fact it's super important. Odd to not agree IMO.
                                                                                                      Listening to trad music in a Dublin pub isn't a tradition though is it? I'd have fighting/smoking/raping well above it as things that could have been preserved as cultural norms.
                                                                                                      “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                                                                        Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                                                                        Who's disagreeing with it? Just pointing out that tradition isn't tied to a physical building. And turning a city centre building into something that will actually be used is not a bleedin attack on tradition.
                                                                                                        We fit the city around who we are now, not who we were in the past. The fabric of the city will change. Things will turn into memories.
                                                                                                        Maybe you don't mean it but your posts just seem very anti-tradition to me. Nothing in the past matters.Tear everything down - it doesn't matter, something else will replace it.

                                                                                                        I've no connection to this pub- never been in it. Know nothing about it really. Could be a shithole for all i know. Maybe it should be replaced. But there seems to be genuine dismay about it so maybe it's the wrong decision?

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                                                                                                          Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

                                                                                                          I'd have Jazz<<<<<Trad<<<<<Baroque. Don't get to experience much live ever.

                                                                                                          Not sure what happened when I tried replying last time.

                                                                                                          I grew up with Jazz. My Dad was a huge into it and we'd regularly head somewhere on a Sunday afternoon to listen to a band. I bizarrely remember that the airport hotel nearly always had a jazz band on a Sunday. I've always loved it since, but don't get to experience it live. Must try to route out some good live sessions.

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                                                                                                            Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                                            I think the real culture of Dublin is happening on the likes of Capel Street. A street built from the ground up by a ragtag collection of eccentrics and foreigners, and its brilliant as a result. Thats what culture is - as in that's what the current generation of out and abouters are up to. Old places crumble and get mashed up and new places emerge and they are blends of cool new ideas. The lads in Smithfield obv weren't making a bomb if this is the situation - the people had moved on. To Capel Street, or *wherever*. The new culture is kimchi mayo korean bbq chicken, not auld lads thinking they are in the wilds of Kerry in the centre of dublin. Maybe, maybe not.
                                                                                                            You do know that there are many forms of culture - food, music, film, theatre, literature, etc, etc?

                                                                                                            You also get that lots of different types of culture can exist at the same time and that if anything, they help to support and breath life into each other, right?

                                                                                                            How many of those ragtag eccentrics and foreigners on Capel St do you reckon own their own premises. What happens when the landlord discovers a more profitable trick and turfs them out regardless of whether people have 'moved on' or not?

                                                                                                            The lads in Smithfield, i.e. The Cobblestone, don't own the building. The pub is operated by Tom Mulligan but the building is owned by Peter Marron of Marron Estates Ltd. The planning application is being made by the building owners as they feel that a hotel will make them more cash and obviously don't give a fuck about anything else.

                                                                                                            Hotels aren't culture.

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                                                                                                              Tremendous sense of me heroically holding off a sneeze for nearly 13 minutes during O Sing Unto The Lord
                                                                                                              "I can’t find anyone who agrees with what I write or think these days, so I guess I must be getting closer to the truth." - Hunter S. Thompson

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                                                                                                                fucken nailed it tho
                                                                                                                "I can’t find anyone who agrees with what I write or think these days, so I guess I must be getting closer to the truth." - Hunter S. Thompson

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                                                                                                                  Midnight Mass is more my cup of tea. Netflix.

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                                                                                                                    Insanely good theatrical experience this evening. To back up the shit one from last week.

                                                                                                                    Eight audience members sent down to the Pump House in Dublin Port. Then divided into two groups of four. Followed by a performance that took place around, and occasionally on top of, we audience members as we were whisked through various indoor and outdoor locations while the script unfolded. The actors included us in the play, both physically and emotionally. I volunteered myself to be shot at one stage.

                                                                                                                    The play is The Book of Names. Still buzzing after quite a few post-show sharpeners. 100% strongly recommend.
                                                                                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                      Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post

                                                                                                                      You do know that there are many forms of culture - food, music, film, theatre, literature, etc, etc?

                                                                                                                      You also get that lots of different types of culture can exist at the same time and that if anything, they help to support and breath life into each other, right?

                                                                                                                      How many of those ragtag eccentrics and foreigners on Capel St do you reckon own their own premises. What happens when the landlord discovers a more profitable trick and turfs them out regardless of whether people have 'moved on' or not?

                                                                                                                      The lads in Smithfield, i.e. The Cobblestone, don't own the building. The pub is operated by Tom Mulligan but the building is owned by Peter Marron of Marron Estates Ltd. The planning application is being made by the building owners as they feel that a hotel will make them more cash and obviously don't give a fuck about anything else.

                                                                                                                      Hotels aren't culture.
                                                                                                                      Hotels aren't culture. Office blocks in the IFSC aren't culture. Shipping containers aren't culture. Thank you Captain. I hate to break it to you, but we do some things for jobs also. Like the huge number of people supported by tourism in Ireland. Hotels are for tourists. The people who make those jobs for that sector.

                                                                                                                      I'm sure none of us would want to look at another sector and declare their jobs, being created out of largely a set of buildings that are derelict, as disposable.

                                                                                                                      And the whole point about a fluid city culture is that it keeps on moving around, adapting and flowing into new forms. Maybe premise insecurity is a good thing. The people who own their own premises are Costa and Weatherspoons. Maybe new forms of culture are meant to be precarious. If you can't handle change get out of the city perhaps. I'd say Dingle is wonderfully consistent.
                                                                                                                      "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                                        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                                                                        Insanely good theatrical experience this evening. To back up the shit one from last week.

                                                                                                                        Eight audience members sent down to the Pump House in Dublin Port. Then divided into two groups of four. Followed by a performance that took place around, and occasionally on top of, we audience members as we were whisked through various indoor and outdoor locations while the script unfolded. The actors included us in the play, both physically and emotionally. I volunteered myself to be shot at one stage.

                                                                                                                        The play is The Book of Names. Still buzzing after quite a few post-show sharpeners. 100% strongly recommend.
                                                                                                                        That sounds amazing.

                                                                                                                        And I won't lessen your experience by noting that you managed to have a cultural experience without any premises at all, and most certainly didn't need to rely on a dastardly Finland-hating establishment.
                                                                                                                        "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                                          Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                                                                                          I'd say Dingle is wonderfully consistent.
                                                                                                                          Might fit that description.

                                                                                                                          It's also chocobloc busy pretty much all year round so maybe not the best example!

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