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shaun  said about 7 years ago  or at  12:49PM on Thursday, June 12 2008 in chat

Holy fucking shit!

MountainMan  said about 7 years ago:

community service announcement: this thread fails due to lack of information and openings for other users to comment.

LockingPlier  said about 7 years ago:


blake3030  said about 7 years ago:

They're touring in October.

That's what he's holy fucking shitting himself over.

LockingPlier  said about 7 years ago:


Simon_Sez  said about 7 years ago:

MacGowan's still alive then?

MountainMan  said about 7 years ago:

oh. well that information WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE!

shaun  said about 7 years ago:

fucken whingers

MountainMan  said about 7 years ago:

he's got new teeth. i don't know if i want to see him in that condition.

Block  said about 7 years ago:

New teeth?


slant6  said about 7 years ago:

Just heard it was cancelled this morning.

MountainMan  said about 7 years ago:

hmmm, maybe he had falsies.

bamesjaker  said about 7 years ago:

Conflicting dental appointment?

Block  said about 7 years ago:

hungryhungryhippo  said about 7 years ago:

teeth or no teeth, that's some chronic gingavitis (sp? gum disease not reference to hair).

offers Shane bonjella

slant6  said about 7 years ago:

So drinking IS bad for you.
Ponders halting alcoholic decline into middle age

MountainMan  said about 7 years ago:

he probably just has a problem with brushing his teeth.

HEB  said about 7 years ago:

Whoever would have thought that Shane MacGowan would outlive Joe Strummer?

montyclift  said about 7 years ago:

doing the great escape in sydney...

visions of macgowan stumbling run the armoury campgrounds in the early hours....

astralwerkor  said about 7 years ago:

So, um, have they actually cancelled then or what? Still not listed on the Great Escape website.

Kenny Burger  said about 6 years ago:

what happened here? it's october now.

kickcat  said about 6 years ago:

i saw him last time with the popes... it was awesome. he had a pint glass holder on his mic stand

JunkiePhil  said about 6 years ago:

Did they ever do anything bar the Irish dittys they seem to churn out?
Like a rock'n album or what not?
I really don't get the appeal here, bar him being a toothless drunk, thats great.
I do like his song on J.A.M.C's stoned and dethroned.
'God Help Me'

montyclift  said about 6 years ago:

the only christmas song:

It was Christmas Eve babe/
In the drunk tank/
An old man said to me, won't see another one/
And then he sang a song/
The rare old mountain Dew/
I turned my face away/
And dreamed about you.

Got on a lucky one/
Came in eighteen to one/
I've got a feeling/
This year's for me and you/
So happy Christmas/
I love you baby/
I can see a better time/
When all our dreams come true

They've got cars big as bars/
They've got rivers of gold/
But the wind goes right through you/
It's no place for the old/
When you first took my hand/
On a cold Christmas Eve/
You promised me/
Broadway was waiting for me.

You were handsome/
You were pretty/
Queen of New York City/
When the band finished playing/
They howled out for more/
Sinatra was swinging,/
All the drunks they were singing/
We kissed on a corner/
Then danced through the night

The boys of the NYPD choir/
Were singing ''Galway Bay''/
And the bells were ringing out/
For Christmas day...

You're a bum/
You're a punk/
You're an old slut on junk/
Lying there almost dead on a drip in that bed/
You scumbag, you maggot/
You cheap lousy faggot/
Happy Christmas your arse/
I pray God it's our last

The boys of the NYPD choir/
Still singing ''Galway Bay''/
And the bells were ringing out/
For Christmas day

I could have been someone/
Well so could anyone/
You took my dreams from me/
When I first found you/
I kept them with me babe/
I put them with my own/
Can't make it all alone/
I've built my dreams around you

The boys of the NYPD choir/
Were singing ''Galway Bay''/
And the bells were ringing out/
For Christmas day

The boys of the NYPD choir/
Were singing ''Galway Bay''/
And the bells were ringing out/
For Christmas day....

dirtylover  said about 6 years ago:

well in Monty

I listened to that about half an hour a go

great song, almost sad in some ways, but always the great song for xmas for me

appy xmas ya bums, sluts and drunks

HEB  said about 5 years ago:


Justice for Kirsty Campaign
5 December 2009

The committee which has led the fight to achieve justice for Kirsty MacColl has agreed to cease campaigning. It will disband and stop collecting money to fund its activities. The remaining funds will be distributed to charities of which Kirsty would have approved.

The committee recently received news that the Mexican government have closed their case file on Kirsty’s death, and regard this as the end of the matter. They said they had exhausted all avenues of investigation and taken statements and affidavits from many witnesses. None of these had led to further information as to who may have been implicated, apart from the boat hand Cen Yam, who had already been convicted of causing the accident.

Once the case was closed there was virtually nothing left for the committee to campaign for. We are not able to bring any more pressure on the Mexicans than we have achieved already.

After Kirsty’s tragic death in Cozumel, Mexico in December 2000, her mother, Jean MacColl, launched the Justice for Kirsty campaign. Its primary purpose was to establish whether the Mexican judicial system had investigated the case sufficiently thoroughly for Kirsty’s family, friends and fans to accept that justice had been done in accounting for her untimely death. It did so by rallying the outrage and anger at the accident, and raised funds to allow Jean and the committee to pay for lawyers, and to approach governments at the highest level.

The committee was successful in achieving most of its aims. The Mexican government was compelled to re-open its enquiries after pressure from the campaign and the British government exposed the clumsy cover-up that followed the accident. In the unstable circumstances in Mexico in recent years, it is unlikely that any more could be achieved: the case has been re-examined very thoroughly.

Jean intends to continue working in a personal capacity to raise public awareness of the key issues in the campaign: committee members have pledged their informal support for her efforts. She wishes to thank everyone who has contributed in any way to helping her and the campaign. The support of The Pogues and Billy Bragg have been especially important in increasing the public profile of the campaign.

The two charities receiving the remaining campaign funds are:
• Casa Alianza Mexico, which provides care and rehabilitation for homeless children and others at risk in Mexico
• Cuba Music Solidarity, which Kirsty had supported enthusiastically.

whathaveyou  said about 5 years ago:

almost sad


Are we listening to the same song?

bosmaa  said about 5 years ago:

shaun  said about 5 years ago:

Tony Abbott likes them.

MATTPHEONIXxoxoxo  said about 5 years ago:

how dare you

Ralph Malph  said about 3 years ago:

Seminal Celtic group The Pogues will finally be returning to Australian shores next year.

Renowned for their 30 year legacy are often declared by fans as one of the last true punk rock bands. It's been a 23 year wait for Australian fans, after The Pogues last tour fell through will the collapse of the Great Escape festival in 2008.

The Pogues will play Festival Hall on Wednesday April 4

PooPeeTaste  said about 3 years ago:


BunkerSpreckels  said about 3 years ago:

The Pogues will play Festival Hall on Wednesday April 4

Hope someone has told Shane

GayGuysWearBlack  said about 3 years ago:

It's a hoax

Loki_The_Demon  said about 3 years ago:

The story?

Evilio  said about 3 years ago:

hungryhungryhippo  said about 3 years ago:

Saw them at brixton academy many moons ago on Christmas eve eve which is of course appropriate. Good show. He is a great front man.

And they let off fake snow into the crowd at the end. Nice memory. Would make a great rom com.

Brian O'Dwyer  said about 3 years ago:

any idea how much this will be? ticketek only lists sydney.

jumpjump  said about 3 years ago:

that's strange - i swear details of the Melbourne show were on the ticketek site the other day too.

BunkerSpreckels  said about 3 years ago:

Sydney = Ticketek
Melbourne = Ticketmaster

Melbourne on sale to General Public on Friday.

For AU $85.76 - AU $107.00, Shane better make it onto the plane.

Brian O'Dwyer  said about 3 years ago:

AU $85.76 - AU $107.00

fuck me!

Morris Iemma  said about 3 years ago:

The Shane Gang featuring Johnny Depp. Sounds good.

I'm not giving Shane money to make more shit music.

Daggers  said about 3 years ago:

Shane is in the country and in fine form! From last night in Perth...

mark  said about 3 years ago:

Should be a great show tonight. Can't wait.

MeanMrMustard  said about 3 years ago:

they absolutely killed it!
shane was in fine form, and everyone looked like they were having a great time.

even nick cave was having a good time dancing along to fiesta

jimmy hutspah  said about 3 years ago:

they nailed it. great show. pity bout the fucken venue.

Ralph Malph  said about 3 years ago:

Never had as much fun as last night. Thought I would be saddened by Shane, but celebrated the fact he is still with us. Had to laugh at his antics, like how he couldn't put the michrophone back in the stand so he just said fuck it, the cymbal playing where the band just ignored him, and dedicating Sunny Side of the Street to Nick Cave and Jeff Rowland. Loved it.

GrantleyBuffalo  said about 3 years ago:

''Shane MacGowan's Popes'' are playing a prominent Victorian festival later this year... minus Shane MacGowan.

ChrisBrimstone  said about 3 years ago:


ChrisBrimstone  said about 3 years ago:

that was an amazing show. no Fairytale, but Streams of Whiskey, Body of an American, Sally Macleanne, a heartbreaking Rainy Night In Soho, Band Played Waltzing Matilda, only he forgot the best verse... still great

Dexter Ramone  said about 3 years ago:

I think he forgot a few verses from BPWM!

It was sad seeing him up there, he looked 90. Still had a voice on him (when he was singing that is)

tangerine peen  said about 3 years ago:

Great night. Band Played Waltzing Matilda was the highlight for me. Shane seemed in good spirits (no pun intended).

ChrisBrimstone  said about 3 years ago:

the Popes (minus Shane) are playing the National Celtic Festival. hoping for a sideshow

mark  said about 3 years ago:

A bit rich, $52, without Shane.

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