The urban dub-reggae and super sunny disposition of his debut album, Maverick A Strike--which spawned five singles, including the ultra chilled "Even After...... more
The urban dub-reggae and super sunny disposition of his debut album, Maverick A Strike--which spawned five singles, including the ultra chilled "Even After All" and his calling card "Sunday Shining" and won him Best Male Solo Artist at the 1998 Brits--made Finley Quaye a house hold name. Due predominately to the fact that Maverick was the perfect summer soundtrack, Finley's success also owes a part debt to the fact that he, his voice and his sound were, at the time, unique. Two years on and very little has changed. Finley still has no competition when it comes to spirit lifting dubpop and his new album has just as many effortlessly cool tunes as its predecessor. Most importantly, Finley still knows how to take the rootsiest grooves and organic beats and turn them into instantly memorable pop tunes. Be it single "Spiritualized", with that other classic Quaye trait, wacky lyrics; "Paint the wall/fix the plugs/gonna fill this room with Persian rugs" and a rock powered guitar groove or the Desmond Decker reggae sway of "Burning", everything on Vanguard is topped with a contagious melody. Not a revelation, then, but a reassurance that Maverick A Strike was no flash in the pan. If anything, Vanguard is just that little bit sunnier. --Dan Gennoe
Since the late 1970s the identical twin Quay brothers have made a unique contribution to animation in general and the puppet film in particular....... more
Since the late 1970s the identical twin Quay brothers have made a unique contribution to animation in general and the puppet film in particular. Filtering arcane visual literary musical cinematic and philosophical influences through their own utterly distinctive sensibility each Quay film rivets the attention through hypnotic control of decor music and movement evoking half-remembered dreams and long-surpassed childhood memories fascinating and deeply unsettling in turn. This two-disc set contains thirteen of their classic short films in brand new restored and remastered editions plus a collection of 'footnotes' including interviews idents alternative versions unrealised pilot projects and more. The Quays were extensively involved with the preparation of these DVDs personally supervising the transfers and menu designs recording commentaries on selected titles and contributing an illustrated video introduction. Disc 1 films - The cabinet of Jan Svankmajer (1984) - This unnameable little broom (1985) - Street of crocodiles (1986) - Rehearsals for extinct anatomies (1987) - Stillie nacht I-IV (1988-93) - The comb (1990) - Anamorphosis (1991) - In absentia (2000) - The phantom museum (2003) Special Features Disc 2 footnotes - Nocturna artifcialia (1979) - The calligrapher (1991) - The summit (1995) - The falls (excerpt) (1980) and more
Much More than Much Love is only Finley Quaye's third album in seven years. When Finley Quaye first burst onto the scene in 1997 with the...... more
Much More than Much Love is only Finley Quaye's third album in seven years. When Finley Quaye first burst onto the scene in 1997 with the happy-go-lucky debut Maverick A Strike, he was an irresistible proposition. His distinctively reggaefied vocals, idiosyncratic "nonsense" words and insouciant, pseudo-spiritual vibe made the album the ultimate soundtrack for a long, hot summer. Quaye's second album, Vanguard, fared less well, and so this third long player was bound to be hailed as a return to form. The collaborative single "Dice" (featuring William Orbit and Beth Orton--the first release from the album) bodes well. It's original, well crafted, introspective and poignant. The folkish elements of the song (but not the electronic ones) become a gentle, persistent leitmotif throughout the rest of the album which fuses Quaye's sweet reggae sounds with refined diversions into rock and country. It all makes for an interesting and still distinctive sound, but there is now a commercial edge and maturity at play that were joyously absent on his debut. A return to form perhaps, and certainly a more sophisticated album, but Much More than Much Love doesn't come close to his good old renegade days, which sadly now seem lost forever. --Paul Sullivan
Quay Traders DECORATIVE ROTATING METAL GLOBE WORLD MAP
DECORATIVE METAL GLOBE This is an all metal silver coloured spinning globe. The world map is engraved on the globe with the countries names also engraved. ...... more
DECORATIVE METAL GLOBE This is an all metal silver coloured spinning globe. The world map is engraved on the globe with the countries names also engraved. The map is not to scale, it is hand engraved Approx size 25 cm tall x 15 cm wide. Globe approx 12 cm diameter. Base diameter 9.5 cm This is an excellent quality unusual item Would make a great gift Please take a look in our shop for other novelty and gift items
Advantages: Pleasant staff. Some good dishes. Good wines. Great if you like sole! Disadvantages: Difficult access, overcooked food, ridiculous prices.
...~Good Lord! Edward?~Whilst working in Dublin last year our staff group were taken out for dinner to the Lord Edward Seafood Restaurant. It is the oldest seafood restaurant in Dublin and is directly opposite the beautiful Christchurch cathedral. It is about ten minutes walk from O'Connell Street. The restaurant is set at the top of an old...
Advantages: Fantastic food, interesting building, centrally located Disadvantages: poor staff service on the day
...9.95E for a main course, and given the strength of the rating on toptable, we assumed the restaurant would be superb.
The Tea Room is situated in The Clarence hotel, at 6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland (which is right by the river). It was built in 1852 but fell in decline; in 1992, Bono and The Edge (from U2) purchased the hotel, in order to restore it to it?s former...
Advantages: Live music most nights, good atmosphere, easy to find Disadvantages: very crowded, expensive
The Quays is located in Temple Bar which is easiest found off Dame Street, Temple Bar is well signposted as it is a hot spot for tourists and any local shop or Taxi Driver will be able to point you in the right direction....beware when asking that many Dubliners don't have a fondness for temple bar mainly due to the number of druink tourists roaming around. The actual bar is...