Saturday, October 30, 2010

John Lennon to appear on British £5 Coin

Just as 'Lennon month' is ending, more great news for lovers of the late, great Beatle. John is to be featured on a limited edition coin having won the Royal Mint's public vote, as part of their 'Great Briton' series. Winning with a huge 92% of the vote, Lennon beat the likes of Jane Austin and Walter Raleigh.

"It's entirely fitting that John Lennon has been chosen by the public in what would have been his 70th year," said Dave Knight, director of commemorative coins at Royal Mint. "The massive proportion of the vote he received shows clearly just how much his untimely death still resonates with the nation."

Monday, October 25, 2010

'Why Can't We All Get Along' by Coppercab

Originally appears in Issue 5

As we know, the internet has given everyone a voice, and while most choose to use this voice for less noble pursuits, one man is using his to scream and shout for gingers everywhere. A bona fide YouTube sensation, Michael AKA CopperCab is 18 years old, christian, ginger and with serious anger management issues. His first video entitled ‘Gingers Do Have Souls’ was a desperate plee to his peers - and the rest of the world - to stop their persecution of red haired people, sprinkled with vicious, unpredictable and often disturbing yelps at his handheld camera. First appearing eight months ago, he’s continued his viral onslought, targetting M.I.A, South Park (who even parodied him in an advert) and his friends and classmates who continue to ridicule him.

While the debate rages on whether CopperCab is actually real, or just some expertly executed comedic hoax, his most recent video will either give doubters extra ammunition, or serve as further evidence that Michael has a slipperly grip on reality. An original compisition, ‘Why Can’t We All Just Get Along’ sees him spreading his message, not though anger and frustration, but through song. “I just want to know why this world can’t go on” he tunelessly croons acapella. A comic masterpiece, or one young man’s descent into mental illness, this is pure car crash viewing. --Dean Van Nguyen

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Spies - 'Liars Call Me King' Launch

Spies, who are featured in our latest issue, are launching their awesome new single 'Liars Call Me King' on Wed, the 27th of Octoboer at The Workman's Club. €5 at the door; it's well worth a look.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Originally Appears in Issue 5

In each issue Declan Aylward dives head first into the weird and wonderful world of the web, and reports back with his findings.

Geek Food

A show about cooking for geeks? But that’s just frozen pizzas and Meanies right? Not according to Scott and Kim Johnson, presenters of the revamped Geek Food podcast. The geek in question is definitely Scott, who asks the dumb questions we are all thinking while Kim does the actual cooking. There’s a bit of an American focus, with lots of stuff coming from Costco, but Tesco probably works as a substitute on this side of the pond.

Now presented in glorious video, as opposed to its humble beginnings as a painfully hard to follow audio podcast, Geek Food has joined the proud ranks of the FrogPants network, bringing it to a whole new audience of vitamin starved geeks. So check out their site on FrogPants or subscribe via iTunes and you’ll never be stuck for munchies during a Buffy the Vampire Slayer marathon again.

The MMOrgue

Everybody and their grandmother has a World of Warcraft account at this stage and massively multiplayer online games are starting to edge away from the neckbeard and glasses market towards a more mainstream demographic. That’s why it’s so great to find a site like the MMOrgue, to remind us all that no matter how many beer swilling Halo jocks create a Death Knight named TeabAgGer_09 and bunny hop their way through Azeroth, there are always a group of hardcore nerds prepared to wax lyrical on the in-depth minutiae of the game and the industry.

The MMOrgue’s writers are actual gamers, which makes it a great source of unbiased news about the MMO scene; since most of the news about any particular game comes directly from the developing company and its lackeys, making it about as trustworthy as a shifty eyed fox in a dirty mackintosh. Articles are well written, without any of the flame and fearmongering of gamer message boards, and show a pretty impressive level of knowledge about the inner workings of the gaming industry, so the MMOrgue can fast become your way to sound more knowledgeable about a topic not that many people care about.


If you have ever played a video game and don’t know who Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins are, then you have officially failed at the Internet. Never fear though citizen, One More Robot knows and is here to drag you kicking and screaming into the light. The two genius creators of the Penny Arcade webcomic and founders of PAX, one of the biggest gaming conventions in the United States, have become something of an institution in the gaming world, a fact that has become even more noticeable with the launch of their internet ‘television station’, PATV. The flagship show, Penny Arcade: The Series is that rare beast: a reality television show that doesn’t suck. In truth it’s more of a fly-on-the-wall documentary about the people at Penny Arcade and manages to be funny and sweet without making anybody want to vomit. Blamimation is the only other show currently running. It’s a series of animated shorts that will make any game fan laugh out loud. Scott Kurtz and Kris Straub won a Richter Award for the series but it hasn’t gone to their heads and the humour is self defacing and cheerily caustic.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

We Can Take You Higher!

Replacing the less snappy, albeit bang-on accurate "Analysing Pop Culture", our new tag line "We Can Take You Higher!" is inspired by that old-fashioned west coast revivalist The Game. It's a pretty good song. Here's a fan video with lots of bouncing cars.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

One More Robot - Issue 5

Featured Articles

Dublin's Sonic Boom!
Our team hand picks their favourite Dublin acts right now, proving than on a global scale, our little city is holding its own.

Money For Nothing and Your Chicks For Free

Like many other countries there are a wide variety of grants and initiatives available to fledgling bands. Many are just unware they exist.
by Ian Maleney

Rebecca Mayes: Audiogamer
Musician and gaming fanatic Rebecca Mayes talks about how she’s become the hottest
thing in computer game-themed folk music
by Declan Aylward

Also Includes

Axl Rose's Appetite for Destruction
Brendan O’Dowd charts the GnR frontman’s often temptestuous relationship with his fans.

Rage Against the (Hollywood) Machine Derek Owens counts down his top 5 celebrity tantrums.

Tapes 'n' Tapes Niamh King discovers a record label so retro they put out their releases on cassette tapes.

More cherry picked intenet sites from Declan Aylward.

The Exodus of Steve Jobs The road to the top wasn’t totally smooth for the Apple kingpin, as Laura O’Brien discovered.

The Show Box Karen Byrne’s tips on office etiquette.

Half Nelson Jason Robinson on why Swingers has stood the test of time.

& More