Turbojugend Dublin

Turbojugend is the international fan club of the Norwegian rock band Turbonegro. A Turbojugend member can be recognised by their specially-made denim jackets with the Turbonegro logo and 'Turbojugend [name of chapter]' stitched on the back, as seen below.

The band's stated motivations are anti-racist and an attempt to change the attitude of racism and nationalism perceived as prevalent in parts of Scandinavia. There are more than 2,300 Turbojugend chapters worldwide.

iPhone | Various

Sometimes I take photos on my iPhone*
Who doesn't?
Here's some from recent times.
*Other smart phones are available of course


Whose Board in Thomas House?

There's fun and games every night in Thomas House. However, for the serious analogue/board gamer, Wednesdays are an evening of battling with painted models on bar tables. Aren't they always!

 Warhammer (40k) is a favourite [pictured], along with Star Wars - X Wing, Settlers of Catan and Magic the Gathering

It beats dominoes.  

Not for you? I'd have thought the same. I'm not adverse to electronic games but they're generally about dexterity and quick thinking. Board games are about strategy, controlled thinking and company. 

Games in your local pub isn't a new concept. Brining people together isn't either. But marry both when especially, a large number of people can participate together, and you've got something different.  

Looking on in interest is good. Sports and I never agreed but I can watch most and enjoy. Most. Having an interest in something outside the 9-5, humdrum of life is interesting and I'll happily take part in anyone's sideline kicks.  

I've heard about the figurine painting under magnifying glasses, the painstaking care that people take to create their board game figures (no longer pre-cast old boots and top hats), and the therapeutic nature of decorating these pieces.  

Different is something that the Thomas House does well. 

"Subculture is as much about being an insider as it is about being an outsider".  

Warhammer and more every Wed night in the Thomas House

Warhammer and more every Wed night in the Thomas House

   Warhammer and more every Wed night in the Thomas House

 

Warhammer and more every Wed night in the Thomas House

   Warhammer and more every Wed night in the Thomas House

 

Warhammer and more every Wed night in the Thomas House

   Warhammer and more every Wed night in the Thomas House

 

Warhammer and more every Wed night in the Thomas House

   Warhammer and more every Wed night in the Thomas House

 

Warhammer and more every Wed night in the Thomas House

   Warhammer and more every Wed night in the Thomas House

 

Warhammer and more every Wed night in the Thomas House

   Warhammer and more every Wed night in the Thomas House

 

Warhammer and more every Wed night in the Thomas House

   Warhammer and more every Wed night in the Thomas House

 

Warhammer and more every Wed night in the Thomas House

   Warhammer and more every Wed night in the Thomas House

 

Warhammer and more every Wed night in the Thomas House

   Warhammer and more every Wed night in the Thomas House

 

Warhammer and more every Wed night in the Thomas House

Recording, Periscoping, Archiving, Digitising Analogue

Recording, Periscoping, Archiving, Digitising Analogue

© 2015 Anthony Griffin. All Rights Reserved.

Pop Up Poetry

With my iPhone (other smart phones are available) in one hand and a latte in the other, I moved from my seat as Karl Parkinson (Poet, Writer, Author of Litany Of The City (Wurm Press) set up and proceeded to performed a number of his highly entertaining, insightful and personal poems for the customers of Cafe Noto, Thomas Street, Dublin 8 (amongst other venues 12-2pm this afternoon.

This was part of the Liberties Festival which takes place this week.

 

Karl Parkinson, Poet @Kparkspoet

Karl Parkinson, Poet @Kparkspoet

Cafe Noto

Cafe Noto

Karl Parkinson, Poet @Kparkspoet

Karl Parkinson, Poet @Kparkspoet

© 2015 Anthony Griffin. All Rights Reserved.