Wednesday, 15 January 2014

The Hennebry Franchise!!

 I know I've yapped on in most blog post about my dream to become a journalist and presenter but I decided it was time I reveal a big hidden secret passion of mine that only a few people know about me, and that is... 
 .....Drumbeat!! I love business, literally love it!! So much!!
I really do and I'm not even joking business is my favourite subject in school and my CAO is filled with business courses, I was always curious as to why people were surprised when I express my love for business... 
 The dream of walking around a big city on my phone bossing people around is almost a fantasy dream for me, and it's from here I lead on to my discussion about my future!!

Here's my strategic plan...
 I become as famous as an Irish presenter can get on radio stations and work my way around the journalism and media industry for at least 5-6 years saving my money, remember I'll be Irish famous so money... No issue.
That will bring me up to around 28 years old I will then open my own business.
Yes you heard me, my own business and not just one business but six business!! A franchise perhaps!!!
 And what will this business you ask?.. Pubs.
Classy I know, but these are different!! These aren't pubs these are "aul traditional Irish pubs/nightclubs''
And where will I put these pubs you may ask?
I've it all planned:
- 2 pubs in Limerick: 1 in the city centre (Over 21's on the weekend) 1 out in Castletroy near UL (Strictly over 18's however college ID required)
- 1 in Cork: City centre, to be honest haven't thought much about anywhere other than my Limerick branch
- 1 summer pub that opens in Kerry, more a beach club to be honest with this one
- 1 in Dublin (Pretty much all I know so far regards to that one)
- and finally 1 in London, yep London you heard me!! What can I say? You gotta aim big!!!

I even decided to think about my managing technique!!
This is how I shall run my businesses!! I shall treat my staff with the utmost respect! However in return they must be friendly, outgoing and polite to customers, in my opinion the most important person in a business is a customer!! Think about it, who keeps you open? who pays for your staff.. and vodka?.. CUSTOMERS!!!
''There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
Not only all this but I've also began to think about the layout of my pubs/nightclubs/restaurants : Yeah okay so I just added on restaurant but the more I think about it perhaps in a few chosen venues it can have a upstairs restaurant! WAIT!! no a downstairs one so that people have to walk past the delicious cooked homemade food - by a top chef at that.. maybe Rachel Allen!! Oh wait she's not a chef is she? - well that Marco Pier White lad he'll do the job.
 Anyway, the interior of the premises.. well hmmm.. I'm kinda getting a vibe similar to the Savoy night club in Cork, with a mix of Havana Browns, and maybe a patch on Angel Lane in Limerick and a little bit of the Sin Bin and well then a pinch of Maggie Dunnes - and then finally a bit of class, adding a bit of 37 Dawson Street - Not that I've actually been to any of these places, but what I imagine they are be like!!

Now finally what makes my pubs unique and amazing, well apart from the fact I will own them, and I'll have amazing staff and gorgeous food and an amazing buzz about the place! We've something else!! We have a tap!!! And what is in that tap you may ask?- Strawberry Daiquiri's!! Yes you heard me!! Ice cold Strawberry Daiquiris!!
 Not only that!! but we've something else, a childhood favourite we've slush puppies! not your regular blueberry ones though, vodka ones!! Not only vodka but we've cocktails!! - Here's where I'd love to say there's free refills, however that may not be the smartest idea especially these days, with peoples hidden problems etc, you know what I mean!!
 So that is my business planned out!! - That's organisation for you!!! ;-)
PS. DON'T STEAL MY IDEAS!!!! - That's not nice!!

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Oh Pumped Up Kicks How You Break My Heart!!

For those people out there that do not share my love/admiration/passion for that Foster The People tune I bid you good day even at this early stage of my post! -Only Joking! You can stay!!

For those of you that like me adore the catchy amazing sing along tune of the century then I admire you!! Three cheers for you and your amazing taste of music.I don't think there are many people out there that haven't heard of the song, and the majority can whistle along with the chorus, even being voted best song of 2011.And coming 11th in the Irish charts.
Foster the people really did out-do themselves with this one, the tune that was released in 2011 and the bands debut single holds some of my favourite memories with some of my favourite friends.
I even love the song so much that if I ever become famous and they want to make a documentary out of my life then this shall be my theme song, you heard it here first!!

Before I get into the web in which I'm spinning here I want to tell you a little bit about my second favourite band in the world (Kings Of Leon come first of course) Foster The People.
Foster The People are an American band from LA, made up of three men, two Marks and a Cubbie,
Cubbie Fink being a personal favourite of mine, sometimes known as the one with the big nose an absolute hunk that in my eyes makes the band and song even that little bit better if that's even possible.
There is Cubbie above!! back off girls he's mine!! (Even if he is already married! Oh if only I was born seven years earlier in LA)
Anyway, it's at the sorry note that pumped up kicks fans I must fracture my heart! Incase you haven't yet discovered the meaning of the song through the lyrics (Incase you haven't think about them again...'Out run my gun' 'faster than my bullet') I've decided to burst your bubble and tell you the true meaning of this catchy little pop song!!
Without going way over the top with detail I'll give you the basic jist of what it's all about, pumped up kicks is based around a child who has basically lost his mind, an outcast from the rest of the world he feels like he doesn't fit in and in short words has a crappy life. The whole song is really based around a pair of shoes believe it or not, pumped up kicks referring to the nike shoes worn in the 80's and 90's, these were very expensive at the time and this child couldn't afford them, he decides enough is enough and uses his fathers gone to shoot up his school all these people with the shoes, and that's basically it.
A cheery happy song with such a dark hidden meaning! is it awful to say I love it even more?
 However, my mother on the other hand cannot get her head around it and now hates the song.

It's at times like this I begin to wonder what Mark Foster is like as a person writing a song like this so when I researched his concept behind it I was astonished as he explained how he put himself into this character and instead of writing about the victim he wrote about the criminal it's very smart he also describes about how it's based on mental illness which should be disguised more and more and frankly brought up as a discussion.
Whether you like the tune or not you can't help but admit it's a very smart song.
This song is literally one of the most special songs I've ever heard, without the lyrics it's the beat the instruments the whistle it really is heaven for the ears :)