Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween - Have a frightenly good time (Sorry)

Monday, October 24, 2005

What a weekend!!! I spent most of Friday morning wrestling with a TV bracket, and most of Friday afternoon in a doctors waiting room. For the last couple of days, Ive been suffering with a sore throat on one side or something to that effect. A mild redness is what the doctor called it! So he tells me to drink shit loads of lemsip before I go off and get the prescription. Its clearing a bit, but still very sore and annoying at this stage. Not sure what caused it, could be run down etc.etc.etc.etc.etc. To be fair, the Lemsip has made a difference.

Thats about it really! Just not in the mood for much at the moment, with this bloody throat yoke.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Its been a busy week. 2 cinema screenings, A speech course, floods, arrested. Well one of those isnt true. I was announcing Into The Blue to a packed Reel Cinema Tuesday night and it went down very well, same for Nanny McPhee at the Gate last night. Although Im sure some of the 2 and 3 year olds had no idea who I was or what was going on :)

Yesterday was a disaster when it came to the weather. Im living on a bloody Island literally so that didnt help. I had to leave the show at around 11:50 last night to make the cross river ferry. I wasnt taken my chances with the fota road. Made the ferry (just) and got home in one peace. I also had 2 hours with a chap called Eric Dixon yesterday as did plenty of other presenters from Red and other radio stations. He does voice coaching for the BBC and other places to boot. It was quite interesting, and not as tedious as youd think.

Plans are at foot for a follow up to last years Halloween party, although this time I wont be getting anywhere near as bolloxed as I was last year...probably!

Im waiting for Batman Begins to drop through the letterbox tomorrow and roll on Star Wars Episode III next week. Thats it for now kiddies, but we will be following up the off licence controversary from last night, and me good mate Karl Spain will be on the show around 11ish.


Monday, October 17, 2005

God Im Lazy

Yes, God Im Lazy of late. I dont know whats wrong with me (besides being lazy with this blog). I think like alot of things blogging is a form of OCD. It has to be done every day at a certain time, in a certain way. Looks like Im cured then!
Another week goes by and the show seems to be holding its own at the moment. We are extremely busy, so thats a good sign. Although at times, for me personally when a topic doesnt work the way you'd think it would, it makes me feel the whole thing is crashing down on top of me. Which of course it isnt!

People have been asking are we going to do anything for Halloween like we have in the past. Well at this stage, we're not going to be sending any of the listeners to haunted pubs or the likes, but we will be sending Risteard out and about to some haunted locations. This will more than likely happen on the Thursday before Halloween. It should be interesting to say the least!

I got to see Kinsey over the weekend. Yes I know its been out a while, but I never got round to it. Good show. I also managed to take in Ong Bak as well. I finally used that Virgin Voucher I had :) As a movie its your typical kick shit flick, at times very cheesy. But to see Tony Jaa do his thing, no wires, stunt men, CGI is breath taking. Ive been talking about this movie and Tony Jaa for the last year and a bit now, and hes definitely one to watch.

Im after getting really hooked on the Sopranos and its the first thing I look for when I get home after the show. Im after finding the box sets at a cheap price online, so no doubt that will be my Xmas pressie to meself. Anyway, thats it for now. Bada Bing!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005


Laziness and a busy time are me excuses! First off I did not get nominated in either the documentary category (for Star Wars) or Spoken Word programme for the Radio awards. Am I gutted? A bit yeah, but theres always next year!!!

I must be the last person on the planet to get into the Sopranos, but I watched my first ever episode on More 4 the other night. Its also great to see The Daily Show with Jon Stewart finally arrive on these shores. Keeping with things all TV, Karl Spain wants a woman wrapped up last night. I have to say I really enjoyed it, great show. Respect to Mr.Spain!

Its been a long week and its only Wednesday. I was also gutted to see the Aristrocrats also got its Cork screening at the kick off for the Film Festival. Look out for it soon, and of course my classic Gilbert Gottfried interview. Thats it for now, up to me nipples and all that!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

F You

Well, nearly a week on Ive finally got a few minutes to update this. Down to business, at the moment I think the price of a pound of butter is absolutely over the top. Id nearly buy a cow and make me own. Yeah, thats it, one of those talking cows on tv. Ebay here I come.

Right "Fuck You Asshole" echoed around the city and county last week. It richoched from New York to LA if the emails I got were anything to go by. In hindsight, it wasnt the most professional thing to do. Granted I did announce that I was throwing the professionalism out the window. Why did it happen, simple! For once I let a guest get the better of me and the temper just reached critical mass. I have a pretty short fuse off the air, but never before on the air. Shit happens I guess. Again, Im not making excuses, and for anyone that got offended I apologise again. I have to say I really appreciated the extremely large quantity of texts, emails and even voicemails left on our 1850 number. Those words are something that every caller wanted to say over 2 nights, but had the decency not to lower to yer mans level. Maybe people like him only understand one level, the gutter level. Some people were wondering did I get into trouble, yes to a point. I had a few chats, shall we say. But the postive fair outweighs the negative in all of this. I was at a wedding on Friday last and it was the talk of the whole thing. As we were leaving the wedding, a guy came up to me and asked me was I Victor Barry from Red FM, to which I replied yes. He said "Thanks for standing up for the northside" which again was a very nice comment! So there, I dont know what people were expecting me to say about Fuckgate (!) on here. There have been more hits than usual to the blog since Fuckgate. Maybe people were expecting me to write some mad, delierious, losing my mind shit. Not this time, that happened years ago!

Right so, the blog shall hopefully return to normal updates (again!!!!) from now on in. Other than that, all is good. Im about to preorder the Xbox 360 over the next day or so. Ill keep you posted!!!


Monday, October 03, 2005


Apologies for the delay in updating. But Im up the walls and an extended bit of DIYing with 2 bastards of shelves hasnt helped. Either way, Im not going to delve into what happened with the infamous "Fuck You" comments last week for another day or 2...tops!!! Sorry again!