Tuesday, 5 June 2012


First of all thank YOU for pushing us up to a 1000 hits on this Blog .With the bank holiday this week we're blogging a day late so we hope to make it worth the wait.Our feature year is 1999 and we look at this week in June 99 with the music and memories of the last year of the 20th century



Ruth Regan Brennan chily willy only 12p
Tuesday at 20:28

Memoryradio Boyle Well spotted Ruth :)
Tuesday at 20:34

Pauline Kelly I rem little devils we're 5p omg I am so old!
Tuesday at 20:38 

Catherine MC Guire you can get HB tub of icecream with brunch crumbs in it,yummie.
Tuesday at 20:59 ·

Jason Mcglynn Mmmmhh Bonanza ice creams.. loved them
Tuesday at 21:08

Tuesday at 21:26

Val McCormack I loved sky ice-cream oh and Freaky Foot


  Remember when a Brunch Ice cream cost just 40p Irish punt

A pint of Guinness cost in today's money €2.74

 Don't try this with your smart phone Remember when a Nokia 5210 was the coolest thing ever

                                                1999 was the year of the stuffed crust pizza

There's lots happening at Memory Radio Boyle we're working on a new website at the moment,there isn't much content up on it yet I'm working on the look of the pages and I'm very happy with the result  CLICK HERE FOR A PREVIEW
I had hoped to have the Parkers video up this weekend but it's proving to be more  time consuming than I had reckoned As soon as it's edited we'll have it up on the Blog.

We look back at this week in 1999 and start with the Chart Sponsored By Margaret's Cafe Boyle

 TOP 10 JUNE 1999

1Shanks & BigfootSweet Like Chocolate
^2The WiseguysOoh La La
-3Shania TwainThat Don't Impress Me Much
new4Baz LuhrmannEverybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
^5JamiroquaiCanned Heat
^6Sixpence None The RicherKiss Me
^7Chicane featuring Maire BrennanSaltwater
fall8Backstreet BoysI Want It That Way
fall9BoyzoneYou Needed Me
^10Precious Say It Again

No2 in June 1999 

The band was formed in 1994 with two members, Touche  (Theo Keating) and Regal (Paul Eve). They were music production partners from 1990 
Regal left the band in 1997 to pursue his career as co-founder of the UK's Bronx Dogs, and Touche worked on the second Wiseguys album, The Antidote. This was released in 1998, and contained their two most famous songs "Ooh La La" and "Start the Commotion". "Ooh La La" was a minor UK hit in April 1998, then in March 1999 it was re-released as a single and went to #2 in the UK Singles Chart following its use in a popular TV commercial for Budweiser  In 2001,
The Wiseguys disbanded in 2001.



No3 on this weeks Chart "That Don't Impress Me Much" was written by Shania Twain and her producer husband Robert John "Mutt" Lange, and was originally released to North American Country radio stations in late 1998 as the sixth Country single released from her 1997 album Come On Over. It became her third biggest single on the Billboard Hot 100 and her biggest hit in the UK, where it sold 763,000 copies. It also topped the singles charts in Belgium, Ireland, Norway and the Netherlands.


As the flipside of our country classic this dance re-mix was a great floor-filler in 1999

 Baz Luhrmann "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)"

The lyrics are taken from a famous essay  written in 1997 by Mary Schmich, a columnist with the Chicago Tribune.
There are songs that are perfect for their time and this is one them ,It's a life long memory ,that day of the summer holidays when your class break up for the last time and we  identify with American High School who do graduation like no other.With the new millennium on the way the Class of 99 felt that this was a special year and this song captured all those feelings becoming a surprise hit mainly due to the power of the early days of Social Networking mostly on Napster and other peer to peer sites

 TV 1999

Friends was one of  the most watched TV show in 1999 . The series ran for a decade between 1994 and 2004 and it''s 2004 finale  attracted  52.5 million viewers in America alone.
The sitcom which launched the careers of Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox, revolves around a group of friends living in New York city.

Saturday Morning TV

This is how 1970'S  SI FI imagined 1999 would look ,It made great kids TV when the year actually came round



 Jim, Oz, Finch and Kevin are four friends who make a pact that before they graduate they will all lose their virginity. The hard job now is how to reach that goal by prom night. Whilst Oz begins singing to grab attention and Kevin tries to persuade his girlfriend, Finch tries any easy route of spreading rumors and Jim fails miserably. Whether it is being caught on top of a pie or on the Internet, Jim always end up with his trusty sex advice from his father. Will they achieve their goal of getting laid by prom night? or will they learn something much different.




The Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) series unveils a dramatically different translucent "blue and white" enclosure with a "fold down door" on the side that makes the system extremely easy to upgrade. It also introduced Firewire -- a then new high speed peripheral connection standard -- and was the first "pro" system to include USB (along with an ADB port for "legacy" use). It dropped traditional Mac serial ports and onboard SCSI.
 The Apple Power Macintosh G3/350 (Blue & White), based on the Yosemite architecture, features a 350 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor 64 MB or 128 MB of RAM, a 6 GB or 12 GB Ultra ATA/33 hard drive, a 32X CD-ROM drive or a 5X DVD-ROM drive, and an ATI Rage 128 GL graphics card with 16 MB of SDRAM
There are three modestly different configurations of this model -- M6668LL/A -- which shipped equipped with 64 MB of RAM, a 6.0 GB hard drive, and a 5X DVD-ROM drive for US$1999, M6666LL/A -- which shipped with 128 MB of RAM, a 12.0 GB hard drive, a 32X CD-ROM drive, and a Zip 100 drive for US$2499, and M7556LL/A -- introduced June 1, 1999 -- which swapped the DVD-ROM drive for a CD-ROM drive but is otherwise identical to M6668LL/A. However, the revised configuration sold for only US$1599.

Mike Edgar comments on our facebook page
"My first PC had a Hard Drive of 24Mb !!!!! it ran on an Intel 8086 processor and had no windows interface so each command had to be typed in cd\ etc. It had no interconnection with any other PC until modems came along which had an audio connection achieved by placing the telephone handset onto a mic/speaker arrangement after first manually dialling the recepient... It seems unbelievably cumbersome now but it beat the hell out of manually typing a letter..."

Top News Story of 1999

The Web everywhere, Microsoft's battles, and the Y2K bug lying in wait (maybe).
At the end of a decade that's seen tremendous advancements in technology, the biggest news was not about a dazzling new invention. Rather, it was a short-sighted programming decision made decades ago that created the technology story that this year spread like out-of-control ivy and poked its tentacles into virtually every media outlet in the world.
Y2K. By now everyone who doesn't live in a cave (as well as those who plan to move into one for New Year's Eve) has heard of the world's most famous computer bug. It didn't start out as a bug, it started out as a memory-saving programming technique: Why use four digits for a date when you can use two? Alas, that question has now been answered, and in the process untold billions of dollars have been spent--and millions of consultants employed--to ensure that our computer-controlled world doesn't come to an end because it thinks it's 1900 when the clock ticks over to January 1, 2000. By now, most technology professionals seem confident that on New Year's Day, Y2K will be one big non-story. However, viruses set to trigger on January 1 may provide some diversion for the thousands of data center staff (and computer journalists) who have to work over the holiday "just in case."

Woman from Aran Islands celebrates 105th birthday

Bridget Dirrane from the Aran Islands,  celebrated her 105th birthday, and talked of seeing in her third century. Bridget knew many of the 1916 leaders, and later worked with the Kennedy family in the United States. She also made history two years ago when she became the oldest woman in the world to receive a university degree

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