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Today is a solemn day as we remember those who gave their lives in service to the country. Here areRead more
One of the most beloved modern Christmas songs of all time is “Fairytale of New York” from the Pogues with a guest appearance from the late Kirsty MacColl–even though it’s really not about Christmas at all.
The song was born sometime in 1985 when Jem Finer, the Pogues’ banjo player, started messing about with an idea. He showed it to singer Shane McGowan who like it but didn’t really know what to do with it.
For the next two years, Jem and Shane struggled with the song. Coming up with the lyrics was especially difficult. The original idea was to tell the story of a sailor heading to distant seas, but that didn’t work. The song was abandoned.Read more
Two kangaroos walked into a pub. One spilled the other’s pint. That’s when this happened. And with that, here’s musicRead more
One more month left in this horrible year. Hang in there. Here’s music news for December 1, 2020. Halsey hasRead more
If it seems that Christmas music has started up earlier than usual this year, it’s not your imagination. And theRead more
Shane McGowan is one of the most interesting characters in the history of Ireland. Known equally for his poetic lyricsRead more
I was behind an SUV on the weekend that sent mixed messages. Right next to a Jesus fish was aRead more
Had a bad day at work this week? Not as bad as this guy. Let’s move over to music newsRead more
[This was my column for GlobalNews.ca. – AC] You know it’s getting close to Christmas when a certain segment ofRead more
Off to the NE Caribbean Outpost for the next week. But that doesn’t mean I won’t be delivering music newsRead more