Sunday, September 26, 2010

You Rambling Boys Of Pleasure, You Easy Girls Of Leisure

Ouch though.  Running amok in Homer can be exhausting.  One of the bars here doesnt close until 5 in the morning.  Five.  In the morning.  As I stated earlier....ouch though.  These nights are unrelenting.  Last night we were watching a crappy cover band and out of nowhere they did 6 Misfits songs in a row.  The bartender introduced me to the Homer Stage Dive, which consists of throwing yourself on the floor in front of the band.  Awesome.  HOMER PUNK ROCK.

In bird-related news, I've really taken a liking to Northwestern Crows.

Don't you love the Pogues?  Gotta love the Pogues.  One of the few bands that I still need to see. Too bad you have to be a millionaire to afford a ticket, and people are constantly claiming that Shane MacGowan is about to die.  I did see Spider Stacy play with Filthy Thieving Bastards once, which was great.  Half the set was FTB songs, half Pogues.

Without the Pogues, you would not have Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, The Tossers and the dozens of other Celtic punk rock bands out there....but you knew that, right?

Here's an excerpt from an interview frontman Shane MacGowan did a few years ago, who is the consummate professional.  Hope you had a good weekend!

Livewire: I caught your show with The Popes in Chicago a couple of years ago, which was incredible. I did, however, think it was strange that at one point you somewhat matter of factly turned away from the audience and vomited onstage. Was this a first time for you, or just another night?

Shane: Well, I mean, that happens every now and then, you know what I mean? The excitement and you have a few drinks before you go onstage, you know? You try getting up there and jumping around in front of thousands of people!!

Livewire: Its just that it seemed so natural. 

Shane: Well, it was. It was. It wasn't unpleasant, you know? I just did it and carried on, you know? In the early days with The Pogues a lot of us used to puke onstage, because we used to drink a helluva lot before we went on. We used to practice puking at the right time, you know, 'where's the stop?'.  Between words, you know what I mean? Or in-between a chorus and a verse.

Livewire: So you've pretty much got this puking thing down to a science then? 

Shane: Yeah. I try not to miss a word, you know?


  1. Hey Stevie- I also like the Pogues, however, I did not find them until 2018. Check out - Christella Berthon - Dirty old Town. NB.

    1. I never thought I would get jams recommended by Nelson Briefer! Poor video, but awesome cover.