Shane McGowan of the Pogues: Still Not Dead. But How?

Here’s a great interview from The Telegraph out of the UK.  Why have this man’s internal organs not shut down completely?

[H]e stumbles gamely into the lounge of a Dublin hotel, albeit two hours late for our appointment, and is soon ensconced on a sofa with an assortment of drinks in front of him, including a pint of Guinness, a glass of red wine, a bottle of rosé, and an extra-large gin and tonic.

It is hard to tell whether he is in the early or latter stages of a binge. Maybe it doesn’t make a difference any more. His skin is deathly white, his hair grey and upward-pointing. He occasionally removes his sunglasses to reveal pale-blue, unfocusing eyes, and when he grins, he displays his gums, now entirely bereft of his once-famous stumpy teeth. 

Read it all here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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  • August 20, 2012 at 5:36 pm
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    [H]e stumbles gamely into the lounge of a Dublin hotel, albeit two hours late for our appointment, and is soon ensconced on a sofa with an assortment of drinks in front of him, including a pint of Guinness, a glass of red wine, a bottle of rosé, and an extra-large gin and tonic.

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