Halloween Song Survey
Just a little over a week left before the outcome of the Halloween survey is revealed.
Now's the time to vote for your favorite Duke Special Halloween-time song! Which song will get the most votes? Flesh and Blood Dance? Apple Jack? or something else? Click on the jack-o-lantern to the left, or click here, and put your vote in! Results will be posted in next week's blog.
Contributing Blogger, John Bowman!
Punch of a Friend's Video Collection
Plans are in the works to put the data into a real SQL database and make it available on the web. Stage of one of this project is complete. Stay tuned for more updates down the road.
Who's Looking at Punch of Friend?
Since starting the Punch of a Friend site in September, 2014, I've tracked visitor traffic by location using Statcounter.com. This has given me some interesting data.
Unsurprisingly, most of the visitors to the site are from the UK. I did expect a higher percentage of visitors from Ireland, however. After the UK, the next highest country is the United States (my computer does not register hits)!
Happily, after about a month online, Punch of a Friend is becoming a place for people all over the world to come and read about Duke, watch some videos and try out some of the interactive features of the site.
"He stopped round for a couple of hours, recorded his vocals, piano and flute tracks in just a handful of takes, like the true professional he is! Duke wrote the lyrics while I was setting up a basic backing track. The subject matter of the lyrics explores the phenomenon of Second Life and alter egos online. I spent the rest of the evening laying down other elements and adding my trademark quirky production skills"
And Just Recently...
The Noise It Makes has published a review of the October 4, 2014 Duke Special performance at Sandinos, in Derry. Included is about 17 minutes of recording from that night. Duke sings God in a Dive, Worn My Elbows, Our Love Goes Deeper Than This, Love is a Series of Scars, and Jump!
An Irishman Abroad show by Jarlath Regan featured a Duke Special interview on October 19, 2014, right before his show with Clannard. Duke Special and Clannard played at Union Chapel, on Sunday, October 19, 2014.
Duke released a promotional video for his 10-24-2014 London concert at the Slaughtered Lamb on his Facebook page.
15th ARMAGH - MARKET PLACE THEATRE www.marketplacearmagh.com
16th MANORHAMILTON - THE GLENS CENTRE www.theglenscentre.com
17th SLIGO - HAWK'S WELL THEATRE www.hawkswell.com
22nd CORK - COUGHLAN'S www.coughlans.ie
23rd CLONAKILTY - DE BARRAS www.debarra.ie
24th WATERFORD - GARTER LANE ARTS THEATRE www.garterlane.ie
29th WEXFORD- ARTS CENTRE www.wexfordartscentre.ie
30th NAVAN - SOLSTICE ARTS CENTRE www.solsticeartscentre.com
31st CASTLEBLANEY - IONTAS THEATRE www.iontascastleblayney.ie
All tickets for the Irish tour are all €15/ £15 and are on sale from Monday 20th October.
5th CULDAFF - McGRORY'S www.mcgrorys.ie
6th ANTRIM - OLD COURTHOUSE www.antrim.gov.uk/oldcourthouse
7th DOWNPATRICK - DOWNS ARTS CENTRE www.downartscentre.com
12th KILDARE – CUNNINGHAMS www.cunninghamskildare.com/cms
13th KILKENNY - THE SET THEATRE www.set.ie
14th TINAHELY - THE COURTHOUSE ARTS CENTRE www.courthousearts.ie
19th SLANE - BOYLES OF SLAYNE www.boylesofslane.com
20th DUNDALK - SPIRIT STORE www.spiritstore.ie
21st DROGHEDA - VENUE STILL TBC
26th KILLORGLIN - SOL Y SOMBRA www.solysombra.ie
27th GALWAY - ROISIN DUBH www.roisindubh.net
28th LIMERICK - DOLANS (UPSTAIRS) www.dolans.ie