Njáls Saga, an Icelandic saga (heaps better than Game of Thrones).
When I Saw You by Annemarie Jacir.
Habeas Corpus, a work by Laurie Anderson, installed in the Park Avenue Armory, New York. Anderson collaborated with former Guantanamo Bay prisoner, Mohammed el Gharani. He remains barred from the US, so a live feed of his image was streamed from west Africa, and projected onto a giant-size throne and sculpture of a seated figure, creating a hologram effect. The accompanying music was completely immersive, but it was the political treatment of the work that interested me the most, as it was so direct and powerful.
I go through phases of buying vinyl, otherwise mainly iTunes and Youtube.
Two really exciting new acts I’m proud to say are friends — Games Violet and Feather.
‘Into My Arms’ by Nick Cave.
I think I only have one, Kate Bush!
My attention span for TV series is very bad but one recent series which involved marathon-watching was The Americans.
Nova on Lyric FM, Raidió na Gaeltachta, John Creedon in the evenings — his voice is so calming, and he’s got great taste.
Meeting Elvis Costello in the Steinway building in New York where we were both rehearsing.
Shark diving. Definite adrenaline rush, but it’s only in retrospect that you realise how potentially, disastrously wrong things could go.
I like the Pomodoro App for helping me work and focus, and also the ‘to do’ planner within Google Calendar. I use Sibelius and Ableton for music. Facebook is great for keeping in touch with people away from home, but otherwise it’s a bit of a wasteland, and yet, it’s still distracting.
Abortion Rights Campaign! Also Pieta House, and a group of heroes from Limerick I only learned about recently, Corbett Suicide Prevention Patrol.
Housing and a decent living wage for all.