Containing Multitudes Since 2004
So. fucking. sad. The Pogues were he last band I had any real emotional investment in.
Still with us though...
I'm an alcoholic, so I tend to credit alcohol with a lot of "power" -- perhaps more than it warrants.But I suspect alcohol had something to do with Shane's life path. Call me crazy . . . .[appropriate follow-up comment: ya think?]
A friend of mine got backstage after a vintage Pogues show once, and described MacGowan as "the drunkest man I've ever met."
Booze is good food, and good for you!
At work, rest or play, booze helps you through your day.
" Wonderful World",( Cave a,Macgovern)hurts me so unerträglich,that i want crying vever ending.
McGowan's "Xmas Eve in the Drunk Tank" duet with Ms McColl is one of the great pieces of late 20th Century music. Maybe he had to live the way he did to get to that moment? What's sad is that he couldn't get out of the labyrinth. Compare, e.g., Anita O'Day at her moment of sublimity, "Sweet Georgia Brown," 1957, Newport, RI, and her fortitude in finally kicking heroin 15 years later, and then her show at Ronnie Scott's, 1986. Just sayin'.
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