Friday, April 30, 2010


It wasn’t so long ago that I was in a hotel suite with a bunch of radio folk where a close colleague of Gerry was singing his praises. Little did I think I’d be typing about Gerry’s death a few short weeks later.

It’s been an incredibly sad day for the country as Gerry Ryan has moved onto the big radio show in the sky. Working in the institution that is radio, it’s even more painful to lose a fellow broadcaster. And not any old broadcaster. Personally I think Gerry was at the top of his game, and was at the peak for quite some time. Audience’s come and go and figures peak and dip, but the Ryan Line for most of the country was like an extended member of the family that normally sat on a shelf in the corner of a kitchen or on top of the fridge.

As I type this, I still can’t believe it. This wasn’t his time! And I’ve shed a few tears today as I sat in the car, outside my front door in the belting rain staring at the whole thing unfolding on Twitter. From my own perspective, doing a talk show, I take inspiration from only a very small handful of people. And Gerry was one of that few that I ever took inspiration from. His style, his wit and his grasp on an audience were second to none and it’s something I have tried to take on board and use as a source of inspiration.

I will sorely miss the man who has done so much for broadcasting in this country. And it brings a tear to the eye that I’ll never again hear the infamous G Ryan toned “Good morning”!

My thoughts are with his family and friends!

The Ryan Line may now be closed on the radio, but the line to Ryan is now open 24/7!

I’ll miss you Gerry!! RIP!!!!!!!!


Thursday, April 29, 2010


Should have a review of Iron Man 2 online this afternoon, peeps!!!


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The one with tyres

The last time I checked, there is still a Recession on! You know the thing, business need everything they can get, people need to watch the cash as there is less of it around!

Well not down my way! Went off to get 2 tyres this morning. Arrived in the local tyre place in Cobh (I think there is only one). Of course I arrived at the wrong time, where everyone is slugging tea and eating foil wrapped sandwiches. Anyway, one bloke asked was I alright and when I told him what I was looking for, he replied, saying he wasn’t sure if the particular tyre was in stock! Now it isn’t a Monster Truck I’m driving and every single other time I’ve needed new tyres I’ve gone to the same place, with no problems. But these things happen. Its like a Coke machine running out of Coke, or Apple running out of Ipods and what not!

So…he said “2 Seconds and I’ll take a look”. “Grand” says I! So he toddles off and goes back propping up a wall drinking tea. The tea drinking went on for another few minutes, while I hung around like some hooker outside the building. Then some dude pulled up with a truck with a car on the back of it. The truck driver asked for a key to shift a car that was in the way. Of course the bloke that said he’s look after me in 2 seconds, thundered off looking for a key and then proceeded to shift said car!

See, I worked in retail for years. I managed a major retail store and I also ran a Corporate division for an I.T. company. So I have an idea about customer service. Going back to your little warm beverage, while leaving a customer standing around isn’t good customer service! Neither is running around doing other things, while the customer is still hanging around. After all, it’s the customer who pays your little wage!

“Fuck this!!” says I. So, I got into the car and drove off. The sad thing is these fuckin’ idiots have taken my money for years. I’ve always used them, ya know, supporting local and all that. And then this! The last time I checked, 2 seconds doesn’t equate into nearly 10 minutes.

I don’t have time for this kind of bullshit! But the recession is still on, so I understand you don’t need the business. I’ll gladly hand over my money to some crowd that actually need the business. And as I’m on it, I’ll NEVER ever go back to your business again!!! Good luck on the dole queue!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

The one with this weeks podcasts

This weeks Movie Bit podcast is now available to download here. Date Night gets reviewed, Clint Eastwood is this weeks Flick Facts, The Irish Box Offce, I bitch about 3D conversion AGAIN and tonnes of audio clips including Iron Man 2 and Twilight Saga: Eclipse

And the latest best bits of Cork Talks Back is available here

I’m in a f$%ker of a bad mood today so there!


Friday, April 23, 2010

The one with the funny

Right, time to bring some funny to your Friday! As played out on the show last night.

Y’all have a nice weekend! Gurinder Chadha (Bend it like Beckham, Its a Wonderful Afterlife)on the Late Night Interview this Sunday amongst all the other madness!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The one with this weeks podcasts

They’re online a little earlier than usual! Grab ‘em here

The one with NUMBER 1

The Movie Bit Podcast is now ranked in the top spot in the TV&Film category in Audio Podcasts!!!!!! Hooooooooorrrrrayyyyyyyyyyyyy! Thank you all so very much for all the downloading love :)


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The one with Podcast Charts

Cheers to all for downloading! The podcasts are currently as follows :)


Grab it here

And as for the Movie Bit Podcast, well… 

number3 Grab it here

Again, cheers for downloading! Much appreciated! Happy Bunny dot com!

The one with idiots

I deal with idiots sometimes, professionally and other wise. But in all fairness, this takes it to a whole new level! Duelling Banjo's comes to mind!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The one with some Volcano Pics

More like the pic below here. Seriously awesome set of pics of one serious bad-ass Volcano!


The one with a bit of awesome

Since when the F$%K did a F1 car, nearly go vertical whilst driving on a straight, without crashing!
Anyway, here comes the awesome...sorta

Monday, April 19, 2010

The one with podcasts

Plenty of podcasts available to download from iTunes! The 3rd and final part of the Kevin Smith interview is there, as is last nights Movie Bit and the best bits of Cork Talks Back! Click the links and get listening!

In other news, I threaten to cut the grass all weekend, but instead ended up in The Brehon on Friday / Saturday. Came home and couldn’t be arsed and now today, I’m seriously debating it!
I’d nearly employ a sham with a lawnmower at this stage to do it!

And I just thought, I have to get petrol for the lawnmower! FFS! Serious Rock’n Roll shit here I tells ya!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The one with Kevin Smith part deux

Part 2 of my interview with Kevin Smith happens at 2230 GMT (1730 EST)

Don’t miss it!!!!

The one with holy s%^t

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The one where I want THIS NOW!!!!

Now, now, now!!!!

The one with Tried and Tested

Cork Sitcom pilot, fair play to all involved!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The one with a Bacon AT-AT

I’m sure by the time you’d have the first 2 legs eaten you would die, but awesome all the same!



The one with an image of the future

This will be my house in a few months!

Except without a Wolf (and yes I know it’s not a wolf FFS,)

Monday, April 12, 2010

The one with bad driving

Over the weekend, not sure what day it was, but lets be honest it was one or the other. I saw what I think is the biggest bout of bad driving I have seen in quite some time! And, tragically, for the female species, it was a “lady” driver.

I was driving behind a small little Fiat jobbie, or similar when the driver lifted her left arm off the wheel, as if to wave to me. Then the right arm came off the wheel and I wondered was she thinking she was in a rollercoaster, you know where you put your hands up and think your flying. She then proceeded to bunch her hair with one hand, brush it with the other and then…yes, it gets better..or worse, she put a bloody go-go on. At this point, the car swerved toward a wall and she swerved back and then turned around staring as to say “What the fuck was that wall doing there?”

If she had collided with the wall, I would have laughed and kept driving. At least her hair would have been braced for impact. The dope!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The one with Kevin Smith

Part one of my epic interview with Kevin Smith begins tonight! You don’t want to miss this!

Available after the show to download on iTunes and listen online from 10pm GMT

Thursday, April 08, 2010

The one with some Epic-ness

Got to talk to Kevin Smith the other day for well over an hour in an epic interview. Lots of stuff covered including the shooting date for his next flick, Red State, which I do believe RedFM are the first media outlet on the planet to get such info!

Anyway, part one of this epic interview is this Sunday night! And because you are such a nice bunch, here’s a sample of what's to come!

Kevinsmithsample by vicbarry

The one with a night off

Not gonna be on air tonight, but there will be some really great best bits, happening from 9pm!

For today, that is all!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

The one with Old Spice

Pppp.pppppoww...and so on!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

The one with Tim White

Tim White, as you know by now won the Wild Life. Tim came in last night for a chat about the escapades in Fota! Really lovely bloke and congrats to him again!

tim timandvic

Monday, April 05, 2010

The one with TONIGHT!!!

We are LIVE tonight with the winner of the wildlife, Tim White and all the usual madness! From 9pm!!!!


The one with this weeks Movie Bit podcast

Lots going on in this weeks podcast, which should be available on iTunes very shortly.
Clash of the Titans gets reviewed, Liam Cunningham talks Titans, Al Pacino is this weeks Flick Facts and Vic rips the shit out of 3D. That and a whole lot of other movie stuff including plenty of trailer audio from the likes of the A-Team and Knight and Day to name but a few!

So download it now! Please. Thanks. Have you started the downloading process yet? FFS, hurry up!

Saturday, April 03, 2010

The one with the podcast

This weeks podcast with the best bits of Cork Talks Back with yours truly now available here

Friday, April 02, 2010

The one with cuddly Easter Bunnies

Happy Easter!

Don't forget GMC will be on the Late Night Interview this Sunday and on Monday night I'll have the winner of the wildlife in studio! And yes, we will be LIVE on the Bank Holiday!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

The one where I met Michael Bay

Jesus, what a night. After the show I drove home, forgot to get bread. On route for bread shopping, wife rings saying can I pick her up from her Easter staff night thingy. Being the good husband, I drive in, double park on street next to hotel and wander around looking for her. I find her and then on the way out I find Michael fuckin’ Bay. And what follows is the result of shitty camera phones and wife not being able to take a picture to save her life. Like a big child, I didn’t even ask him why he was here! Anyway, here’s the pic!