Tweets Of Jape
It is well known that Richie Egan, the man behind Jape, is one of Ireland’s best musicians and one of the loveliest men you will ever meet in your life. He even won the Choice Music Prize twice! His albums Ocean Of Frequency, Ritual and The Monkeys In The Zoo Have More Fun Than Me are stone cold future classics. And of course, his live performances are some of the best, danciest, sweatiest gigs you’ll ever see up and down the country.
But what is slightly less known about Richie Egan (only to a select band of followers) is that he is also the best Irish musician on Twitter. The insanely talented Irish man tweets like a demon. If you want good music and film recommendations, sports commentary, tour van tidbits and general craic, then he’s your man. It also helps that he is absolutely hilarious.
To celebrate his gig tonight in Set Theatre, get yourself warmed up with an insight into the mind of Richie Egan. It’s a lovely place to be. Here’s a summer’s worth of his Twitter highlights.
Oh, and follow him. He’s at @richiejape
My favourite thing about living in Malmö is that Swedish people say 'Shubby Shecker' instead of 'Chubby Checker' - jättebra. – August 14th
Clothes are a waste of money. You're gonna die - buy a hat or something! – July 19th
I ate two pears tonight, I might have a third one. it must be pear season or something because they tasted exceptionally good.
#tastypears – July 9th
Has anybody ever coined the term, 'childsvestite' e.g jimmy krankie, june rodgers, angus young et al.? – June 21st
Big up to the guy who just ordered a pint of fat frog in Vicar St. – June 16th
I think it will be a tough game for us tonight, we will probably only beat Spain 5 or 6 nil. – June 14th
They have ran out of Irish regalia around here so might have to hang some cabbages and carrots off a white t shirt today for the game. – June 10th
Imagine if Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobains holograms had an affair and their holographic child had it's own music career. – June 8th
Also if you have any crows you need bludgeoned to death by our van, bring 'em down! – June 2nd
What's the craic with these computer shops always spinning a load of bullshit about retrieving shit ? It's not hard ! – June 7th
Every single border guard is an immigrant at heart. – May 15th
I wish Ronnie Drew was alive and on Twitter – May 22nd
It will be great if Jedward win this Eurovision, a victory for real music, none of this X Factor crap! – May 22nd
Any woman with a crown of dreadlocks is alright by me – May 22nd
So that’s our case for Richie Egan: Best Irish Musician On Twitter.
Get your dancing shoes and come on down to Set Theatre tonight to see him in action! All event details are here.