Bon Iver – 22, A Million “Turn around now, you’re my A-Team.” 22, A Million is the Bon Iver album I sort of always wanted but wasn’t sure if we’d get; one where Vernon explores the depths of his sonic possibilities without the burden of his background as a folk musician. In 22, A Million, … Continue reading Albums of 2016: Colm’s Picks
It’s called CTRL-LEFT because a bunch of racists tried to start a fight with me on Twitter while I was halfway through recording this, but I was jamming to this so I kept mixing in between exasperated replies. Downloads available. Soundcloud hasn’t deleted it.
There isn’t an experience quite as phenomenally strange as the task of trying to sum up, on a page, ‘All The Reasons Why I’m Unreal And The Obvious And Perfect Candidate For This Opportunity.’ For me, this came when I was at pains to compile said list in an application to a certain far-flung and … Continue reading The Art of Decision Making
glass(prelude) I’ve been pretty awful at gauging times and places lately, so I’ve been out late at night a few times, far past the time when a single soul stirs in the city. And in the depth of the winter night as the frost sets in everything feels like glass. There’s a thick fog in … Continue reading Glass | Collected Efforts
I’m going to talk about what’s next for Sharp, as soon as I get the time to put things in motion, and the help and support I’m looking for to get there.In 2011, Google launched their social network Google+ in an attempt to overthrow the social networking giant of the time, Facebook. The benefits for … Continue reading Motivations | Collected Efforts
A version of this was originally published by Jonny O’Mahony on Medium. Really Though, What Are Plans? I’ll start this by saying that I have all the plans in the world. I like to think I know where I want my life to go, I like to think that if I continue down the path … Continue reading I’m Not Sure Where I’m Going & I Don’t Know If That Matters
One night I left work about 7pm to see a friend, I asked my phone for the directions to the pub and it told me “go towards Love Lane”. – A few disconnected pieces about the long walk home, by Colm Cahalane. I. Until The Quiet Comes Before we begin, a question — what’s the song you play when … Continue reading navigating cities
So that’s it, it’s my last day in Germany. It’s a weird feeling. On one hand, I am so excited to come home, see everything and everyone I know and love, experience everything that I’ve been missing for the last twenty four weeks. On the other hand however, I have spent twenty four weeks in … Continue reading Germany Part Six: The End
Longitude Festival! It’s the god-knows-how-many-weeks-late review! To give a brief overview, it’s Ireland’s absolute best festival lineup, but let’s get into that later. It got lucky this year with some absolutely stunning acts and the light of a rare Irish summer. But the planning of the festival itself wasn’t exactly ideal, and I missed a … Continue reading Dublin Review of Gigs 2: A late Longitude recap, plus Thundercat!
I remember the first time a boy made me feel worthless. And I remember all the times after that. by Jill Kingston for Jill & Tonics, brought to Sharp as part of our blog syndication series. Accompanying Artwork: Frida Kahlo – The Wounded Deer (1946) I was 14, we had come back to school from … Continue reading Jill&Tonics: Pine Needles Don’t Just Fall Off Live Trees