Time for our an­nual Gong show – or is it Mup­pet show?

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Gong-a-rama! De­spite the ef­forts of the Ticket Awards last week to steal our thun­der, here’s OTR’S Gongs of 2011, our trib­ute to those who gave rock’n’roll a good, bad and ugly name dur­ing the last year. We’re seek­ing a spon­sor for a gala awards show with our show­biz pals. Me­teor, give us a call.

New­som’s show in Dublin’s Mar­lay Park.

Michael Flat­ley’s show at the Cliffs of Mo­her, can­celled due to our “tough eco­nomic cli­mate”.

U2, whose tour with the crab made a lot of wonga.

RAGE, Elas­tic Witch and E2 Mu­sic, who bucked the pre­vail­ing trend with record stores in the cap­i­tal.

Spo­tify, which be­came the whip­ping boy of the mu­sic in­dus­try.

Odd Fu­ture king­pin Tyler, the Cre­ator, whose tunes and live shows counted for noth­ing af­ter some child­ish in­ter­views.

The For­bid­den Fruit PR com­pany, who told jour­nal­ists they couldn’t spare a press ticket be­cause “all the As­sets mod­els want to come down and we have to look af­ter

them”.

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