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Random bus blog 12: Multi-Award Winning Me! Cause I’m Cool Like That.

So wow ok, it’s been a while now since I won, really should have posted about this sooner. But yeah… I won! Twice in fact. And the funny part is I wasn’t even there to collect em! Maybe I should start from the beginning.

One of the last times I blogged was the night of the Smedia awards where DCUfm did pretty damn good for itself winning 4 awards over the course of the night. It was also the same day of the Society Awards for which I was nominated for best poster. Winning in the Society Awards leads to a night at the BICS which are the all Ireland Society Awards taking place this Thursday. Unfortunately, style soc won for their poster of cobble stones with a photoshop filter over it (swear I’m not bitter at all…).

But forgetting about my totally un bitter loss there ( it was two weeks ago, I’m over it already!), last week was a second chance for me to shine. For weeks I had sat in work in the loans office where the submission box for the DCU MPS Hybrid Awards remained fairly empty. We had already decided that we would all submit for radio presenter of the year (we being Carly, Kev an I with Boomstick etc) and enter for arts/features show (should have gone for entertainment in hindsight). I also decided that since luck had screwed me over at the Soc Awards, maybe my poster might fair better at the Hybrids.

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DCUfm 24 Hour Broadcast Endurance Test

24 HOURS OF NON STOP MEEEEEE!!!! possibly… I have to get picked first. So DCUfm, the college radio station where I have my show Boomstick every Wednesday from 7 – 8 pm; we discuss many topics of the nerdy nature (multiple plugplugplug), are hosting a charity 24 hour broadcast-athon where 2 radio DJs will spend a full 24 hours trapped in the studio with no one to keep them company but a few computer monitors and the various random people who stare at them through the windows of the fish bowl that is DCUfm studio in the HUB. Read the rest of this entry

Random bus blog 7: blogging for the sake of a blog

Ok so I’m willing to admit I’m only blogging now so that I don’t miss a day from my blog each day for lent thing I’m doing but in my defence, I haven’t given myself much time today to blog. So I thought I might as well put this short blog post to some use.
Ok so first of, go to It’s the website for my final year project group. Now I know there’s probably not an awful lot on it just yet but I’ll start updating it when I get home. Promise.
Next up, if you haven’t checked it out yet, go to my radio show, boomstick’s website at Currently we are looking into getting hosting and server space for podcasting our show and it would be a great help if you know of any cheep good quality podcast hosting sites that you could direct us towards.
Next up, I’m on tumbr. If you’re on it too, follow me and I’ll see if you’re interesting enough to follow back. You can find me there at
Finally I know that there isn’t an awful lot of people who read my blog but if you’re one of the few, thank you.
Ok that’s all I’ve time for. Gtg. Ttyl ttfn

Oh man I suck at this…

Wow ok so over a week without blogging once? well done Eoin, so much for 3 updates a week. So in fairness to me, I have had one hell of a week filled with crazy emotional roller coasters and paintball along with finally getting glasses. Throw into all that the fact that I’ve my final year project still going on and surely you can excuse my lack of dedication to this thing.

Now, I know I promised a blog about Beardyman and the Blanks but to be completely honest, I think too much time has passed since either to try recount all the loverly little details of the gigs. in short, Beardyman blew my eardrums with the intensity of his drum’n’bass mixes and the blanks burst my gut from laughter at their comical genius as well as making me sqeeee like a little school girl by having a signing afterwards and giving me a short sound clip to use for the radio show I produce on DCUfm called Boomstick. Read the rest of this entry

Quick Update

Ok, so I’ve got to write a blog post about beardyman and the blanks definitely but i’ll hafta wait till tomorrow.

right now though, I just wanna say, thanks to the guys for talking to me and giving me a sting to use for boomstick on DCUfm. Very much Appreciated.

Ok, goodnight now, I’ve work in the morning!

Random bus blog 4: i gots me a new job :D

Thought I’d just write a short post about the good news I recieved today. So yesterday an e-mail was sent out to the good folk of multimedia and journalism to tell us that a job possition had opened up in the loans office and that they needed someone to take on 10 hours a week there. Loans is basically the place where students in DCU can borrow recording gear like the Sony EX-3 cameras or the maranz audio recorders. Naturally, being in my final year and needing a lot of this gear throughout the next few months, I lept at the opportunity. As soon as I could, I sent in an email requesting the job. I got a reply a few hours later saying that I was in the last 2, and that the choice would be made in the morning.
So off I went to bed, watched some youtube vids, blogged about cameras.and eventually managed to fall asleep.
Up i got at 12 the next morning and realised that I’d completely set back half my day by I dived out of bed and got organized for going to BEARDYMAN!!! that night and then ran to the bus stop so i could book a studio from loans for an interview we’ve got for boomstick with, wait for it, the Blanks (aka Teds band from Scrubs)! next week. So I was at the bus stop when I checked my emails and saw a reply Re the loans job.
I’D WON! WOO!! Well that’s what it felt like anyway. So I made a few calls, organised the rest of my afternoon and hopped on the bus to go in for a brief training of what to do when I start work next monday.
So that’s it basically. I’m on the bus now into college where I will get a load down of what to do and then handly get picked up and swooped off to see beardyman tonight. This year is goin pretty good for me so far. Let’s hope it stays that way.