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Shane Show

Yesterday I posted about the birthday of The Pogues’ bassist Cait O’Riordan. It’s likely that my YouTube searching for that video of Cait singing “Danny Boy” had YouTube suggesting this today: The Great Hunger-Life and Songs of Shane MacGowan. “This the extraordinary story of how a North London punk transformed himself into one of Ireland’s [...]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from INSOMNIA

I first heard The Pogues when I was a junior in college, working a journalism internship at an alternative music and arts paper in Lansing, MI. My editor was into his job mostly for all the free music he was mailed and all the free shows he was invited to. Like all good music journalists, [...]

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