Author — Philip McSweeney

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18/08/14

‘Museum of Endangered Sounds’. This website was launched in early 2012 with a mission to “preserve the sounds made famous by my favourite old technologies and electronics equipment”.

17/08/14

Salient reporter Philip McSweeney checked out some of the places who offer kai around Kelburn Campus. Here are the results.

10/08/14

I heard on the wind that there was a party at Weir House with a rumoured 1000 people invited. I had to go and infiltrate this scene of hip youth if it was the last thing I did before my 22-year-old lungs gave out.

20/07/14

Feature writer Philip McSweeney doesn’t have a smartphone, so we got him to investigate the world of mobile-phone gaming apps.

13/07/14

They explained why they go to church on Saturday; why, when they fast, they don’t eat animals who shed red blood; how they volunteer for the community, and have done for 30 years. They were weird. They were lovely. They were human.

13/07/14

I don’t think it’s contentious to say that bodies, and specifically orifices, are wonderful – but fucking weird.

01/06/14

The Grace Jones story is one marked by freneticism. After settling in New York by way of Jamaica and a brief stint in Paris, she pursued at once a modelling career, acting career and music career, proving herself appallingly adept at all three.

18/05/14

Just 20 years ago there were no forums, no circulation of information, personals in the paper were unvetted and risky; that our cultural landscape has changed so swiftly for the better is a testament to how fucking great the internet is, surely?

11/05/14

I’ve been an avid music listener/consumer for years, and I thought I might impart some of my scant knowledge regarding genres on the trail-less-travelled for your amusement.