Shane MacGowan, leader of The Pogues, dies at 65

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Shane MacGowan of The Pogues died today at 65. I feel drunk just looking at pictures of him. I know what I'll be listening to tonight.

 


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Damn. Big Pogues fan.

there was a documentary about MacGowan that came out a few years ago. I'm going to have to track that down and watch it. titled "Crock of Gold - a few rounds with Shane MacGowan."

time to cue up "Fairytale of New York," with the classic opening line - "It was Christmas Eve babe, in the Dunk tank...."

(and for gawd's sake - do not listen to the remake done by the Kelce brothers for some charity album - I listened to about one minute of it on X and I wanted to shove an ice pick through my ears.....)
 

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I got into the Pogues through watching the Wire so I'll always be partial to Body of an American.

I'm sure every bastard at his funeral will get piskey.
 



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Damn. Big Pogues fan.

there was a documentary about MacGowan that came out a few years ago. I'm going to have to track that down and watch it. titled "Crock of Gold - a few rounds with Shane MacGowan."

time to cue up "Fairytale of New York," with the classic opening line - "It was Christmas Eve babe, in the Dunk tank...."

(and for gawd's sake - do not listen to the remake done by the Kelce brothers for some charity album - I listened to about one minute of it on X and I wanted to shove an ice pick through my ears.....)
One of me favorite lines is "I could've been someone." "Well, so could anyone". The self-wallowing, calling out the BS, the ebb & flow of a relationship -- just a masterful song. Certainly one of my favorites.
 


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One more time for the departed Shane, Phil, Daryl and Kirsty.

 

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Love how more people keep joining on the chancel, like one guy just pulls a flute out of his jacket pocket, and people start dancing in the church.

 






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