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Session Pixies: Holistic Lifestyle Column from #rabble5

In #rabble5, Blog, Print Editionby adminLeave a Comment

  Yes folks, they are back and rested after a summer wrecking heads in festival campsites by corrupting Gala’s Freed From Desire into a tale of love that has no money, but a bag of Es – and singing it fucking loud at the wrong side of 9am. It’s your friendly local filth peddlers. Dear Session Pixies, I stopped taking pills and smokin’ dope 2 years ago. Now I’m bored by my … Read More

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[Flash Fiction] Miley’s Purgatory

In #rabble5, Culture, History, Humour, Print Editionby John LeechLeave a Comment

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. Miley from Glenroe dies and arrives at the Pearly Gates. He’s met by St Peter who offers him a fat bowl of DMT straight from the inside of Salvadore Dali’s skull. Intrigued? Read on gentle reader…   Wasn’t it that Prince Valiant fellah that once said “To die would be a great adventure”? Well I can tell ya one thing, it was … Read More

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rabble 5 – Take Five!

In #rabble5, Culture, History, Humour, Print Editionby rabble3 Comments

    1. Dublin’s Little Feckers   They come in all shapes and sizes. Big ones, little ones, snotty-nosed, lazy-eyed, gap-toothed or freckle speckled. Cheeky chungfellas and yobby young ones that shout after you as your dog drags you along the street. Halloween belongs to them, a festival of chaos punctuated with bangers, stolen pallets and a warm can of bulmers shared between five. On bicycles they come unlit whirling … Read More

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Hollywood’s Fear of the Horde

In #rabble5, Blog, Culture, Film, History, Politics, Print Editionby Dave Johnson1 Comment

David Johnson explores a creeping relabelling of the mob in some of Holywood’s latest offerings.   One, Two, Many, Mob. Everything you need to know about the Hollywood blockbuster can be summed up in these four simple words. One is the hero, a lone rebel fighting against an unjust system. Two are the buddies, a mismatched but balanced yin and yang. The Many is the team, able to overcome all … Read More

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The Sun Always Shines On #Vinb

In #rabble5, Culture, Humour, Illustration, Politicsby Cultural Fatwa7 Comments

A Festival of Cruelty curated by as pure a curmudgeon as ever sprang from Eire’s grassy hills. Culturalfatwa looks beyond the haranguing to the true message of Tonight with Vincent Browne. By any measure Tonight with Vincent Browne at the unearthly hour of 11pm on TV3 is a weird yet wonderful phenomenon. In fact, in a political landscape almost completely devoid of genuine debate, it might just be said to … Read More

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The Venial Glint

In #rabble5, Culture, Print Editionby Chris Connolly1 Comment

My father was a lost cause, Granny informed us shortly after arriving to spend her final year of wisdom and illness with us, and by the time she was almost ready to be judged herself, confined to her armchair in the living room from morning until evening when he – The Great Sinner – would carry her to bed, she had given up speaking to him entirely, judging him solely … Read More

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Keep it on the Download?

In #rabble5, Culture, Print Editionby Myles Ni Gangstaleen1 Comment

  Ever since the invention of the player piano, there has been moral panics about the consumption of music, about who stands to gain from it, and who is losing out. Myles Ni Gangstaleen take a look at the ethics of downloading. Sure even back in the 1870’s when it was invented, towns across America were covered in black and white posters emblazoned with a skull and crossbones, and the … Read More

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Home Grown Heroes

In #rabble5, Print Editionby Myles Ni Gangstaleen1 Comment

  It’s a damn good time for electronic music coming out of Ireland that sounds feck all like anything else. Myles Ni Gangstaleen has this rundown of recent releases that demonstrate this Releases from acts who certainly don’t slot in easily with the current popular subgenres and “sounds” in electronic scenes the world over. A couple of months back, LionFX dropped the ‘How a Kid from the Hood became the … Read More

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A Fistful of Bitcoins

In #rabble5, Culture, Print Editionby Ed Zillion1 Comment

Ed Zillion takes us to the wild wild west of digital culture. The Libertarian Millenium, if you will. A place where the twin technologies Bitcoin and Tor have led to the emergence of an online community like no other with its own marketplace and it’s own currency. A place inhabited by a disparate collection of cyber-utopians, digital activists, scammers and their inevitable marks. A place where you can buy LSD … Read More

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Helping Hands

In #rabble5, Interviews, Print Editionby FedaynLeave a Comment

“Those who need the service will continue to get a service”, Enda Kenny told the Dáil amid fresh calls from all sides for the cuts to Home Help to be reversed. Mr Kenny said that people with an assessed need for help will get it. rabble thought it better to go straight to the source and asked those on the frontline how these cuts were affecting them and those in … Read More