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28 May 2020

Best Oasis Songs #12 Fade Away

#Oasis #BestOasisSongs #BSides These could be the best days of our lives, but the dreams will Fade Away. Subscribe with the bell! Official Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOoidN2s5qY Cover version: Isis Archair https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zODmyeMcLGE James Masterton Chart Blog https://chart-watch.uk/archives/1994/week-ending-october-22nd-1994 Manchester Evening News List: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/every-oasis-song-ranked-decade-16801989 NME list: https://www.nme.com/features/every-oasis-song-ranked-greatness-best-worst-2488711 Snarkiad List: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/mar/05/oasis-greatest-songs-ranked Ranker list: https://www.ranker.com/list/best-oasis-songs/voteable Find me on Twitter (@jmcanespy), and watch my acting showreel on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82UGJw501Ps and find Ecumenical Matters: The Father Ted Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ecumenical-matters-the-father-ted-podcast/id1116660897?mt=2#JamesMcAnespy

27 May 2020

Father Ted Podcast - S2 E1 Hell

#FatherTed #FatherTedPodcast #NoelFurlong Colin Hassard joins us again to discuss Graham Norton's bow on the show as the relentless Father Noel Furlong. Father LARRY DUFF! He's tremendous fun, I'll give him a call. And Dougal's spatial awareness causes concern ("These cows are very small...") It's July 19th, so to celebrate Galway's liberation from India, Jack reminds the Islanders to go on holidays - unfortunately they run into their own version of Ugly Naked Guy. Mrs Doyle has been baking with a different kind of white powder, which sets us talking about caravan holidays in Bundoran, Subbuteo collections, the curse of Fairy Trees, bonnet slides and an eyewitness account of Hurricane Sandy in New York. Subscribe now to get a new episode every Sunday morning - just in time for Mass! Subscribe on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ecumencial-matters-father/id1116660897?mt=2) or search for Father Ted on your favourite podcast provider

25 May 2020

OASIS YOUTUBER CARRIES THE CLASSICS THROUGH THE LOCKDOWN IN OMAGH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


OASIS YOUTUBER CARRIES THE CLASSICS THROUGH THE LOCKDOWN IN OMAGH


Don’t Look Back in Anger, it’s All Around the World!, D’You Know What I Mean?


OMAGH, Co TYRONE, (May 2020)  When you embark on a journey to list a band’s 50 greatest songs, with a descriptive video for each one, it’s a daunting enough prospect. For Omagh Youtuber James McAnespy, having to contend with the lockdown made things considerably more challenging.


The Omagh actor and writer, who is listing his fifty favourite Oasis songs in release order had started releasing the project in his Belfast flat in January, but the lockdown and personal circumstance meant he’s had to continue it from his family home in Omagh. Now past the first ten songs from the seminal Definitely Maybe era, James has found a new angle to the songs that weren’t obvious the first time round.


“Definitely Maybe songs were all about feeling trapped and getting out of the situation Noel Gallagher found himself in,” James said. “Suddenly phrases like ‘It would be nice to be alone for a week or two,’ (Married With Children), or ‘Is it worth the aggravation to find yourself a job, when there’s nothing worth working for?’ (Cigarettes and Alcohol) feel a lot more prescient.” 


James is planning to continue to release two videos a week, with the next one he’s set to record being Half the World Away, the theme tune to the beloved sitcom The Royle Family. His videos are a mix of respectful criticism, informed breakdowns and fan celebration of the songs, and he feels fifty isn’t even enough to do the band justice!


“The whole challenge was to find fifty better songs than Roll With It, the song they had in that chart battle against Blur. In the end I had to pare it down from nearly seventy!


“Oasis have been unique in that they were successful commercially speaking, but ten years after they ended, they still have an undeniable imprint in the culture of the population as a whole. No other band can claim to have so many songs that the general public are intimately familiar with as Oasis. That’s what I’m looking to celebrate with these videos.”


The videos, and much more including Ecumenical Matters The Father Ted Podcast, plays, show reels, acting clips and even audition tapes, are available as a free subscription on the James McAnespy Youtube channel.


James McAnespy is a writer and actor, responsible for some of the most beloved new plays to be performed in Tyrone. His 2012 play Sitting Up For Michael was the best selling play of the year in the Alley Theatre and the Strule Arts Centre, and was followed by a three week run in the legendary White Bear Theatre in London, where it garnered five star reviews. He has also hosted the hugely popular Ecumenical Matters The Father Ted Podcast, which is also being re uploaded to his Youtube channel.


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For more information on any of these topics, please email james.i.mcanespy@gmail.com, or phone James on 07745 763543.

Best Oasis Songs #11 Listen Up

#ListenUp #Oasis Listen Up - Noel's cattle cry for attention, Season 2 starts with the title track of the YouTube and the first B Side on the list. Subscribe with the Bell! Official Video: https://youtu.be/Rg66061HPDU Cover version: Roundheads https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6isomG7CHpw Manchester Evening News List: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/every-oasis-song-ranked-decade-16801989 NME list: https://www.nme.com/features/every-oasis-song-ranked-greatness-best-worst-2488711 Snarkiad List: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/mar/05/oasis-greatest-songs-ranked Ranker list: https://www.ranker.com/list/best-oasis-songs/voteable Find me on Twitter (@jmcanespy), and watch my acting showreel on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82UGJw501Ps and find Ecumenical Matters: The Father Ted Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ecumenical-matters-the-father-ted-podcast/id1116660897?mt=2#JamesMcAnespy

19 May 2020

Best Oasis Songs #10 Married With Children

#Oasis #BestOasisSongs #DefinitelyMaybe #MarriedWithChildren It would be nice to be alone for a week or two... but that's not possible in a lockdown bunker! Married With Children, song number 10 in the Top 50 Oasis songs. Subscribe with the bell! Official Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOoidN2s5qY Cover version: Isis Archair https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zODmyeMcLGE Manchester Evening News List: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/every-oasis-song-ranked-decade-16801989 NME list: https://www.nme.com/features/every-oasis-song-ranked-greatness-best-worst-2488711 Snarkiad List: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/mar/05/oasis-greatest-songs-ranked Ranker list: https://www.ranker.com/list/best-oasis-songs/voteable Find me on Twitter (@jmcanespy), and watch my acting showreel on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82UGJw501Ps and find Ecumenical Matters: The Father Ted Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ecumenical-matters-the-father-ted-podcast/id1116660897?mt=2#JamesMcAnespy

18 May 2020

Best Oasis Songs #09 Slide Away

#Oasis #SlideAway #DefinitelyMaybe Ranked as the best Oasis song by the NME, how can I say it's underrated? Subscribe with the bell! Official Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX0o7SFVeHM Cover version: Sonic Daydream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmt9t99Q4eI Manchester Evening News List: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/every-oasis-song-ranked-decade-16801989 NME list: https://www.nme.com/features/every-oasis-song-ranked-greatness-best-worst-2488711 Snarkiad List: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/mar/05/oasis-greatest-songs-ranked Ranker list: https://www.ranker.com/list/best-oasis-songs/voteable Find me on Twitter (@jmcanespy), and watch my acting showreel on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82UGJw501Ps and find Ecumenical Matters: The Father Ted Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ecumenical-matters-the-father-ted-podcast/id1116660897?mt=2

15 May 2020

Best Oasis Songs #08 Digsy's Dinner

#Oasis #DigsysDinner #DefinitelyMaybe Digsy's Dinner, a charming little two and a half minute ditty, will forever hold a place in the hearts of Oasis fans. Subscribe with the bell! Official Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrARl0dzd-0 Cover version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-Pr_9wGc-U Manchester Evening News List: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/every-oasis-song-ranked-decade-16801989 NME list: https://www.nme.com/features/every-oasis-song-ranked-greatness-best-worst-2488711 Snarkiad List: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/mar/05/oasis-greatest-songs-ranked Ranker list: https://www.ranker.com/list/best-oasis-songs/voteable Find me on Twitter (@jmcanespy), and watch my acting showreel on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82UGJw501Ps and find Ecumenical Matters: The Father Ted Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ecumenical-matters-the-father-ted-podcast/id1116660897?mt=2

14 May 2020

Best Oasis Songs #07 Cigarettes and Alcohol

#Oasis #DefinitelyMaybe #Lockdown Nothing for it in these social distancing times. Hole up with something worth working for! Number 7 on my list, Fegs & Beer! Subscribe with the bell! (recorded in a #PaddysDay Lockdown, which was why I was cranky) Official Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaeLKhRnkhQ Cover version: https://youtu.be/TDk3G4wYVQU Find me on Twitter (@jmcanespy), and watch my acting showreel on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82UGJw501Ps and find Ecumenical Matters: The Father Ted Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ecumenical-matters-the-father-ted-podcast/id1116660897?mt=2

13 May 2020

#06 Bring It On Down

#BringItOnDown #Oasis #BestOasisSongs A raw, guttural classic from Definitely Maybe - underrated in my opinion. Also, will Oasis reform for the end of the lockdown? Subscribe with the bell! Official Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQbT1CqlLvo Cover version: Paul Billingham https://youtu.be/gJFNDvWMs0Q Manchester Evening News List: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/every-oasis-song-ranked-decade-16801989 NME list: https://www.nme.com/features/every-oasis-song-ranked-greatness-best-worst-2488711 Snarkiad List: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/mar/05/oasis-greatest-songs-ranked Ranker list: https://www.ranker.com/list/best-oasis-songs/voteable Find me on Twitter (@jmcanespy), and watch my acting showreel on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82UGJw501Ps and find Ecumenical Matters: The Father Ted Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ecumenical-matters-the-father-ted-podcast/id1116660897?mt=2 Pre Match Playlist on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4xN5yjfg55q1siGZb7Z7R2

12 May 2020

Best Oasis Songs #05 Columbia

#Oasis #Columbia #DefinitelyMaybe #BestOasisSongs Columbia by Oasis is one of their trippiest songs - which lends well to all this cabin fever we're succumbing to... 🙃 Subscribe with the bell! Official Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QyF5UdhBJI Cover version: The Union https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7elDHzoBG0 Manchester Evening News List: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/every-oasis-song-ranked-decade-16801989 NME list: https://www.nme.com/features/every-oasis-song-ranked-greatness-best-worst-2488711 Snarkiad List: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/mar/05/oasis-greatest-songs-ranked Ranker list: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/mar/05/oasis-greatest-songs-ranked Find me on Twitter (@jmcanespy), and watch my acting showreel on Youtube: https://youtu.be/h3XfP4Z9ouY and find Ecumenical Matters: The Father Ted Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/ecumenical-matters-the-father-ted-podcast/id1116660897?mt=2 #JamesMcAnespy

8 May 2020

Best Oasis Songs #04 Up In The Sky

#Oasis #DefinitelyMaybe #UpInTheSky Up In The Sky there are lots of threats! Helicopters, Viruses, people never breathing out, before they breath it in. Subscribe With The Bell! Official Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKkgoi8_mgE Cover Version: georgiarose16 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWmCNVswt5w #Lockdown #WithMe #JamesMcAnespy

7 May 2020

Best Oasis Songs #03 Rock N Roll Star

#Oasis #DefinitelyMaybe #RockNRollStar Everyone knows it, an epic, epic track! Toni-i-i-ght! I'm a Rock n Roll Star! Subscribe with the bell! Official Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKPlo2D1Q5E Cover version: Spacemartini https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0p5gKx2ODFU Find me on Twitter (@jmcanespy), and watch my acting showreel on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82UGJw501Ps and find Ecumenical Matters: The Father Ted Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ecumenical-matters-the-father-ted-podcast/id1116660897?mt=2

6 May 2020

Best Oasis Songs #02 Live Forever

#Oasis #DefinitelyMaybe #LiveForever Dum, dum, da-da-da dum-dum da. M-a-a-y-b-e-e-e.... The second song on the count UP of the 50 best Oasis songs, and it's a worldie. Oh, and have some nostalgia porn with #Atlantic252 and Ireland's Top 30 Hits. Subscribe with the bell! Official Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDe1DqxwJoc Cover version: IndiePianist https://youtu.be/eV07yY9LDlY Here's the blog! http://blog.jamesmcanespy.co.uk/2017/08/the-lead-single-can-it-sink-anticipated.html

Best Oasis Songs #01 Supersonic

#JamesMcAnespy #Oasis #Supersonic #DefinitelyMaybe The journey begins as I embark on the challenge to get 50 better Oasis songs than Roll With It. Is Supersonic by Oasis one of their 50 best songs? Well, yes obviously. But stick around to see what else makes it into the list Subscribe with the bell! Official Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrARl0dzd-0 Cover version: Psychedelickk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuXIKXfjz-E