Monday, 30 January 2012

                    Monday is Memory Chart Day and today we take you                                                                 back to this week in 1986

Top 40 Hits of Late January 1986
^1A-haThe Sun Always Shines On TV
^2Dire StraitsWalk Of Life
^3Nana MouskouriOnly Love
^4Mr MisterBroken Wings
fall5Pet Shop BoysWest End Girls
^6Feargal SharkeyYou Little Thief
fall7Cherelle With Alexander O'NealSaturday Love
^9Fine Young CannibalsSuspicious Minds
fall10Bronski BeatHit That Perfect Beat
 The Dj's choice this week is Dire Straights walk of life

This song has to be the most played jive a dj has in the box and 
 this leads me to what is a very Irish thing "the jive" 

With the advent of Rock n Roll came the Jive and here in Ireland it peaked in popularity  with the rise of the show bands but still it lives on at Country shows ,weddings ,pub gigs and of course our nostalgia nights .
You can be sure as you read this that somewhere at a gig right now there's a couple enjoying a jive to Dire Straights  Walk of life

Bye for now hope you like our iphone friendly format

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

                                         Tonight could be the night to see the northern lights (Auora Borealis)
 Latest weather says It's going to get cold & skies will clear.Remember wrap up with gloves etc.Find a good view north keep looking low for a glow along the horizon and hopefully shafts of light coming up from it in pulses .the activity comes in waves so be patient and remember it takes around 20 minutes for your eyes to fully adopt to the dark .We're heading out on the Arigna Miners way for it's clear dark skies.Keep up to date on the aurora watch using the link
Good luck with the chase for this rare sight..Dermot

Monday, 23 January 2012

Remember January 1997 with Memory Radio Boyle

Hi welcome to our new blog page .We blog Charts here because we find facebook is too restrictive on space especially for videos .
Monday is our chart day and this week we take you back to late January 1997 for our Top 10 
(Yes that's right a we have the space.)We've got lots of new features , the top 3 videos'
 Dj's choice and the first of our selection of youtube reviews of 1997 .                                    
Review of 1997
            Top 3 Videos Late January 1997        

   No 3
Dj's Choice
Every time I hear this song (no mercy where do you go)I remember when I first started using mini disc 
The song  was really popular in the clubs and hard to get  I had just discovered eultel satellite and  the newly launched europop channel VIVA. With my new mini disc I recorded  it and  was blown away by the quality.
                                        I have to say I played this one to death with my new toy.

My favourite toy in 1997

Top 10 Hits of Late January 1997
^1White TownYour Woman
fall2Tori AmosProfessional Widow (It's Got To Be Big)
^4TexasSay What You Want
^5No MercyWhere Do You Go
fall6Backstreet BoysQuit Playing Games (With My Heart)
fall7MadonnaDon't Cry For Me Argentina
fall8En VogueDon't Let Go (Love)
new9George MichaelOlder / I Can't Make You Love Me
^10SuedeSaturday Night

                                                             Hope You like our new look chart 

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Moone Boy filming in Boyle Co Roscommon

When we uploaded this video on Youtube a friend commented "what a great memory for you" How very true! The day's shooting was amazing watching a large professional crew set up and shoot a high budget  TV show .
Speaking of the crew ,they were so nice and said go ahead take as many pictures as you want all that was ruled out was using flash photography (which is only common sense) .
Chris O'Dowd is just so down to earth no airs and graces just the same Chris we always knew and
it's all down to him that the exterior scenes were shot here in Boyle .
It's one thing to get SKY TV to finance sending cast and crew to Dublin but 100k west to Boyle took a leap of faith on their behalf and real commitment  from Chris.We were blessed with the weather as the week before was very stormy but right on que it faired up and we even had some hazy winter sun.

As you can see I had great fun with Deirdre O'Kane and Norma Sheahan as they took a break from filming
We were having tea and a great chat about Chris writing the show with Nick Murphy and about Boyle Town when Norma leaned forward and said "I'll tell you something  funny" but Deirdre stopped her mid sentence and pointed at the Chris and the crew outside wearing their headphones "We're still Miked up" she said  to a chuckle of laughter  from outside.
Well that's our first Blog hope you enjoyed the first of our little behind the scenes previews of Moone Boy.

Took this snap just before Steve Coogan started filming his famous touchy Feeley scene on the bridge in Boyle.