Why can’t all TV shows be like this?

18 09 2008

No really. Why can’t all TV shows be like this? This is what the public wants to see:

TRACK OF THE DAY: Cru “Just Another Case”




14 09 2008

Hey, It’s a horrible rainy day. This might cheer you up…

Tickets for the FROM THE WORD GO Album Launch Party In Andrew’s Lane Theatre on October 18th are now on sale. They are €15 and available online here

If you would prefer to buy em in person at the WAV box office or ticketbastard outlets

You should pick em up early as it is selling well

Track Of The Day – The Only Ones – Another Girl Another Planet


Thought of the day: why do people always say “bumped up” when talking about somebody getting upgraded on an airplane?

9 09 2008

Ah yesh yesh yall,

We started properly rehearsing for live shows last night. The lineup is pretty much as you were: MJ, Ex, G bone, Twiddler with Frankadelic filling in from time to time. We’re out in a space near the Phoenix Park and it’s rough and ready but good for what we need. It’s the same space G bone’s other outfit Connect 4 Orchestra get busy. We’ll be moving to another space before long cos apparently the lease is up soon. Speaking of live dates, here are a few we are doing thus far (more TBA):

17 Oct 2008 17:00
Tower Records, Dublin Dublin, Dublin
18 Oct 2008 19:00
Andrew’s Lane Theatre Dublin, Dublin
6 Nov 2008 20:00
Roisin Dubh, Galway Galway, Galway
7 Nov 2008 19:00
Auntie Annie’s, Belfast Belfast, Northern Ireland
14 Nov 2008 20:00
Trinity Rooms, Limerick Limerick, Limerick



From The Word Go – Album Cover

7 09 2008
This is the new MJEX album cover. It was taken in a carpark in Zurich, Switzerland by Chintu Merai.


TRACK OF THE DAY – Idle Race – Please No More Sad Songs (sickest vocals ever!!!)



Single/Album/Launch Gig Dates

4 09 2008

Hey folks,

As you may know, Messiah J & The Expert have new music in the works. Here are the release details:

October 10th – MEGAPHONE MAN – single – DOWNLOAD ONLY

October 17th – FROM THE WORD GO – album – CD & DOWNLOAD

MJEX will be launching FROM THE WORD GO at Andrew’s Lane Theatre in Dublin on Saturday October 18th


Don’t forget you can download a track from the new lp, Jean Is Planning An Escape, at http://www.myspace.com/messiahjandtheexpert

Inaudible Records

Oui Oui

27 08 2008

Party people,

Haven’t been on the auld world wide web for a while as I was just away in Paris before all the music madness begins. It was such a lovely holiday in such a lovely city. Any country who thinks that the best thing to eat in the morning is a roll with a long strip of choclate running through the middle of it is all good by me. While I was there I also got to go to one of my favourite places in the world, Centre Pompidou:

dope juice!

dope juice!

Some things I noticed there are:

1) I look very pale alongside the average French man.

2) Orangina is pretty great.

3) Dublin is a very very very grey city.

4) People allowed to take photographs in Art Museums is just plain wrong.

5) A French child getting hit on the head by a ball is just as funny as it happening to any other nationality.  

Also slipped in some time to go digging in the crates. Bought a good few naff sampleable records and then got some good soul stuff I had wanted for ages. Especially this one record which I have wanted for about 4 years or so. I was fooking delighted. It’s Gloria Scott’s “What Am I Gonna Do” LP and todays Track of the day is by her good self.

TRACK OF THE DAY: Gloria Scott – “Too Much Lovemaking”


Jean Is Planning An Escape Lyrics

15 08 2008

Two people mailed me asking could they see the lyrics for Jean Is Planning An Escape. Voila!:

Bastard, that filthy bastard
If there’s justice she’ll get the last word
That’s it now, no more heartache
Jean is planning an escape
Plastered, he’s always plastered
She’s got enough clean clothes to last her
The engine’s on, a new clean break
Jean is planning an escape

Go Jean Go
And All Her Friends Say Go Jeanne Go

Prisoners, he takes no prisoners
When he’s done she takes no visitors
Stays in her sister’s when he goes ape
Jean is planning an escape
Given her, advice they’ve given her
“Get the cops in. Call your solicitors
Press charges, don’t wait,” they say
She has waited but she is brave today
He’s away with mates – the brute beefcake
He uses the boot in a routine way
And a routine way’s been hard to break
But Jean is planning an escape

Go Jean Go
And All Her Friends Say Go Jeanne Go
This is the showdown, she’s hitting the road now
She’s taking control now, the pressure is on
She’s got to be strong

Showtime, this must be Showtime
She knows deep down she’s been so blind
Crawling on back to what she knows
The blood, sweat, tear drenched rocky road
And all her friends say “ready or not?”
They’ve heard so many alarms
Then seen her back in the enemy’s arms
Oh, Jean, tell us the penny has dropped!
Go Jean Go; she’s got her suitcase
With a ‘don’t fuck with me’ look on her face
Go Jean Go; tomorrow’s too late
Foot on the clutch, foot off the break
Why did it take her this long to thunder?
They wonder. It’s summed up in one word:
Jean is coming to her own conclusion
Go Jean Go

In other news, I’m just back from my first trip to the dentist in 8 years. I am terrified to find out what ‘root canal’ actually means. “Is it Safe” , the menacing. haunting quote by Laurence Olivier in Marathon Man ran through my head as my “extremely deep cavity” (he he, i’m such a child) was filled. lovely dentist in fairness