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The Irish Times names The Brownbread Mixtape among 100 most creative catalysts in Ireland today!

 

 

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What a huge honour. In today’s Irish Times, the brownbread mixtape has been named in an inspiring list of creative people here in Ireland. Every single person or group on the list pushes things forward artistically and creatively in this country, so we are truly proud to be named among them. We believe strongly in the power of live performance and art to unite and inspire. All of these people are heroes. Support them all and there is no doubt this country will continue to grow in the right direction. Respect to one and all.

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the brownbread mixtape is a free monthly live comedy, poetry & music show in Dublin, Ireland.

Each show has a theme. Each act does a performance based on the theme. We all have loads of fun. Simple as that.

We can be followed & liked in these places:

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

In honour of the greatest snake charmer of them all, we wish you all a very happy St. Patrick’s Day. Even though there is much to be downhearted about right now, there are still a million reasons to be proud of Ireland. On this day of all days, may your blood be boiling for Ireland!

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a little promotional video with cool original music where performers & critics say nice things about the brownbread mixtape

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the brownbread mixtape is a free monthly comedy, poetry & music show in the Stag’s Head pub in Dublin, Ireland.

Each  show has a theme. Each act does a performance based on the theme. We all have loads of fun. Simple as that.

We can be followed & liked in these places:
YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Google+

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a short little film that promotes how brilliant the brownbread mixtape is

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The brownbread mixtape is a free monthly comedy, poetry & music show in the Stag’s Head pub in Dublin, Ireland.

Each  show has a theme. Each act does a performance based on the theme. We all have loads of fun. Simple as that.

We can be followed & liked in these places:
YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Google+

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the brownbread mixtape is paused for September, but fast forward to “Three Men Talking…”


Alas, this month there will be no brownbread mixtape. We have pressed pause on the brownbread tape deck and will resume in October with a brilliant new show, which we will also be taking to the Imagine Arts Festival in Waterford on Oct 31st. We look forward to seeing you all there!


In the meantime we strongly encourage you to go and see the spoken word show “Three Men Talking About Things They Kinda Know About” in the ABSOLUT Fringe Festival. It is written by our very own Kalle Ryan in collaboration with two brownbread mixtape favourites Stephen James Smith and Colm Keegan. The show is directed beautifully by the talented actor and director Sarah Brennan. It has been sold out every night this week and has just received an extremely positive four star review in The Irish Times from Sara Keating

” **** …each of the men brings their own energy, tone and distinct poetic style to the composite structure…”  [Click here to read the review in full]

Don’t miss this opportunity to see three of Ireland’s very best spoken word artists and writers performing in this remarkable show. Tickets are selling out very fast so get yours today to avoid missing out.

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS TO THE SHOW!

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“Kalle now does everyday PR campagin”: Pedantic musings on spelling mistakes and grammar


Time for the grammar police to get heavy handed. If you are not a pedantic person, look away now. This post contains scenes of unforgivable cruelty to the English language.

As one strolled home of an evening, one spotted two advertisements on either side of a bus stop advertising hoarding. So far, nothing truly unusual. However, upon closer inspection, both ads contained fairly irritating and unforgivable cock-ups. It’s one thing making a mistake on a blog that no one reads  but if you have a team of people (all in possession of a brain presumably) to look at the advertisement multiple times in the “creative” process, surely one of them could have raised an objection or concern at some point. Let’s begin with the case of Bulmers which is the most galling as it appears to be intentional.

“Bulmers Light Now Does Pint Bottle”. No, Bulmers now does grammar bad. Bulmers now does away with the conventions of the English language. Actually, Bulmers Light doesn’t really do anything if we’re being honest.

One can only assume that this is some attempt to tap into the vernacular of a cider drinker who asks the barman (albeit incorrectly) “Do you do pint bottles?” Unless the barman is a sexual deviant, the correct answer is “No, but Bulmers Light is now available in a pint bottle if you would like to purchase one to get off your cider drinking little face”. But life just isn’t like that. Instead we have an ad that says “Bulmers Light Now Does Pint Bottle”. And by the way Bulmers, we were not waiting eagerly for this moment to arrive. Not even a little bit.

The next case is the following advertisement by Magnum ice-cream. Their ice-cream is certainly delightful but their copy-editing leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

“Seek pleasure and win dream experiences everyday”. Let us set aside the fact that the sentence is completely baffling and ultimately meaningless. Or the fact that the ad is cluttered and utterly banal. There is a more everyday mistake to be tackled. The type of spelling mistake one could easily make every day. Unless, one would hope, one were part of a large marketing team who presumably speaks English and has to sign off on everything before it goes to a printer at a cost of several thousand Euro. That everyday mistake is clearly now being regretted every day at Magnum. Or, most likely, nobody has noticed yet because they are too busy high-fiving each other about the revenue impact of the ad campaign, which will be difficult to measure as people tend to buy Magnum ice-creams anyway, regardless of any poorly thought out ad campaigns.

And so we come to our last culprit: Our esteemed national newspaper The Irish Times. More of an oversight this time round, but a bad miss nevertheless.


Sure, it’s a big story. A really big story.  But surely the bigger story is that someone forgot to copy edit the piece and check the spelling in the headline? So, with that in mind, I am officially starting a “PR campagin” to get the job as sub-editor at the Irish Times! You heard it here first. Can I count on your vote? Pedants of the world, join me! – Kalle

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The brownbread mixtape is a free monthly poetry, comedy & music show in The Stag’s Head pub in Dublin, Ireland.
Each month’s show has a theme and we all have loads of fun. Simple as that.

We can be followed & liked in these places:
YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Ustream

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Irish Times on poetry, BBMT, The Glor Sessions, Nuyorican Poets Cafe and the whole Irish spoken word movement

Many thanks to Davin O’Dwyer for his excellent piece in the Irish Times on Wednesday about the Irish poetry showcase in the Nuyorican Poets Cafe featuring our very own Kalle Ryan. The article featured a really enjoyable interview with Stephen James Smith (The Glor Sessions) and Kalle about the informal network of DIY poetry events in Dublin’s fair city. All in all a positive and hopeful take on the growing appeal of the burgeoning spoken word scene in Ireland. Take a peek and spread the word!

Click here to read the article online.

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The brownbread mixtape is a free monthly comedy, poetry & music show.

We can be followed & liked in these places:
YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Ustream

 

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