Newspaper Annoyances

The press release came from It was sent via my email address, ken [at] kilkennymusic DOT com. The name in the header of the email said Ken McGuire – The signature of my email had all over it. The end of the release stated ‘For full details, visit’.

So why do they print it as ‘’ ? The whole organisation is called ‘’ – nothing more, nothing less (except for the cliqueish types who like to refer to it as KKM, me included – I do like the pet name). Surely its not that hard to copy and paste details or at least CHECK your final article against the details that have been sent to you. Or has someone been really sneaky and launched another level to the .ie domains without telling me, then gone and hijacked everything I do musically and move it to this new secret website?

When the newspaper contacts YOU looking for the information, rather than the other way around, you think they’d want to get it right when putting it into print don’t you think?

Small gripe but its late and I’m annoyed…


  1. keith bohanna February 1, 2007 at 7:34 am

    Morning Snarky ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Ken McGuire February 1, 2007 at 8:50 am


    Amazing what a good night’s sleep does….

  3. Conor O'Neill February 1, 2007 at 9:52 am

    That and jamming www in front of everything.

    My seven year old kid asked me the other day why all web-sites have www in their name. I put him straight. Now only another couple of billion more to educate.

  4. Ken McGuire February 1, 2007 at 9:57 am

    Ah yeah! I can see the picture now, me walking into the newspaper office….

    “Hey folks, I’m Ken from and I’ve got a slight bone to pick with you” ๐Ÿ™‚

    We could organise a mob to educate the masses? “Say no to WWW”?

  5. Conor O'Neill February 1, 2007 at 10:05 am

    Old habits die hard tho. I’ve spent the past few weeks trying to unlearn typing http:// in the address bar, years after browsers stopped needing it. And I feel guilty every time I leave out a trailing slash.

  6. Ken McGuire February 1, 2007 at 10:22 am

    Conor – so long as you’re not going to Google, putting the proper web address into the Google search box and and then looking through the results to wonder if it is the first or second result that will take you to the site that you already know the address to, then thats good by me.

    Peter – I know for sure that it wasn’t me ๐Ÿ™ Of course, if whoever wins it wanted to make a hefty donation towards the running of and my retirement at a young age then they’re most welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Conor O'Neill February 1, 2007 at 10:27 am

    Fingers crossed it’s my Mum’s lottery ticket.

    I have been lazy enough to type a company name into google bar despite knowing their address. I’m a bad person.

  8. Ken McGuire February 1, 2007 at 10:53 am

    Tsk tsk tsk….. Ticket was bought out on the Comer Road by New Park Hotel on Tuesday, or so the specualtion has been going on the radio this moring. Everyone walking around… “was it you, was it you?”

    We’ll all get there eventually!

  9. Conor O'Neill February 1, 2007 at 11:19 am

    Not me Ma. Or her friend who lives in Glendine, unless the friend is lying……

  10. Ken McGuire February 1, 2007 at 11:24 am

    Sure its only across the road! Send out the spies I tell you! Handy having a start-up that might be looking for investment and a family friend who might have won รขโ€šยฌ8.6m ๐Ÿ™‚

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