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01 Apr 2007 12:26 PM
    A bit later than their initial announcement said it would but, but www.muse.ie went live this weekend.
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    02 Apr 2007 07:10 AM
    Posted By admin on 01 Apr 2007 2:26 PM
    A bit later than their initial announcement said it would but, but www.muse.ie went live this weekend.




    Cheers for the plug, Eoghan... any feedback appreciated!
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    03 Apr 2007 08:09 AM
    My first feedback on the freshly launched muse.ie website is outlined in my (spanking new) blog. Check it out:

    'Muse.ie: your Auntie's favourite site?'.

    Eoghan
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    03 Apr 2007 11:34 PM
    wow, eoghan, theres a lot of bitterness in your blog there. both towards the original muse and the new muse. live and let live, man. i'm just amazed you didnt point out how similar Muse 2.0 is to Cluas - all those boxes at the top of the page, same bad writing etc etc
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    04 Apr 2007 12:55 AM
    Rockchicklet,

    Sorry, but there is no bitterness towards the original muse, which was a site that set standards CLUAS strived for in its early years. My smug micro-dose of sentimental outrage was directed at Rondomondo, muse's mother company. Anyway, Rondomondo is hardly worth losing breath over. Whenever (and if ever!) someone decides to write a the history of early Irish internet companies Rondomondo will probably register as nothing more than a tiny blip, a company that - like many others at the time who were 'out to change the world' - got and spent loadsa of dosh despite not having a business model that stood up to any sort of scrutiny. Muse v1.0 though is still today - quite rightly - remembered as being the best thing that Rondomondo did with their megabucks.

    On to Muse.ie v2.0. If the editor of a new music website goes on the record stating that they "hope to bring Irish music fans the best reviews" and it then transpires that the first album review they publish has been written by the artist in question's Aunt, I think it is completely vaild and appropriate that someone points that out. Don't you? Or would you rather I shut up and put up?

    You also state that the "same bad writing" is on CLUAS. If there is something on CLUAS up to (down to?) the same standards as the Vanessa Holmes review on muse, then - please - point it out. I would love to know where it is.

    Finally, it goes without saying that I am not bitter towards muse.ie v2.0. As I said above in the blog entry I am very pleased they are back on the Irish music web scene. The original muse was a source of inspiration for CLUAS in its early days, and I expect the new muse to also be a source of ongoing inspiration to the (almost) 8 year old CLUAS, even if they stumbled on one front at their launch.

    Eoghan

    PS - This response has also been added to the comments section of the blog (where Rockchicklet also posted her observations). I am therefore locking this thread now and any further additions anyone wants to make to this discussion should be made directly to the comment section on the blog in question (your discussion board login also works there). Doing this as I don't want to have the same discussion going on in two different places, 'tis neater to do keep it to one place, etc, etc.
    PPS - The Irish online IT magazine Electricnews.net is now featuring my discovery about muse.ie's first ever album review in their blog.
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