My playlist…

Friday - - Bookmark - We ask UK-based stand-up co­me­dian and writer Caimh McDon­nell about what mu­sic means to him... Caimh McDon­nell is part of Laugh­ter Fac­tory’s line up of co­me­di­ans who’ll per­form in the UAE from Au­gust 14 to 21.

iPod picks

1. Lover of the Light by Mum­ford & Sons 2. The Stars Are Un­der­ground by The Frames 3. Su­per­mas­sive Black Hole by Muse 4. Cru­cify by Tori Amos 5. Bittersweet Sym­phony by The Verve 6. Baba O’Ri­ley by The Who 7. Strangeness and Charm by Florence and the Ma­chine 8. State of Love and Trust by Pearl Jam 9. Pri­vate Psy­che­delic Reel by The Chem­i­cal Broth­ers 10. Hurt by Johnny Cash

Sound-bytes

What’s your favourite kind of mu­sic? Be­fore I was a co­me­dian, I was a drum­mer in sev­eral not very suc­cess­ful bands, so I’m a big fan of rock.

Song you as­so­ciate with Dubai?

Tax­man by The Bea­tles. No idea why.

Your mem­o­rable mu­si­cal ex­pe­ri­ence? I saw Mum­ford & Sons at Manch­ester Acad­emy a cou­ple of years ago. They know how to put on a show.

Mu­sic you grew up lis­ten­ing to? U2. It was pretty unavoid­able grow­ing up in Dublin.

What’s your all-time favourite song? The Who’s Won’t Get Fooled Again. I used to be in a band with two of my friends and we’d play this song as an en­core. Each time I hear it I’m re­minded of those two grin­ning at me over a drum kit.

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