What are you listening to?

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  1. TRF_Olyy

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    Nah, it's written about the tuna crunch baguette from Greggs
    Mayo from the tuna mayo, green is the cucumber and red is the red onion
     
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    I acknowledge I’ve no right to say what is or isn’t Irish, but my outsider’s take has always been similar to yours. Given a long history of migration, The Irish Diaspora is a not insignificant part of Irish history/culture/identity and The Pogues represent the diaspora more than Ireland. Their style, especially early on, is basically British punk played on a mix of British and Irish instruments. Play their songs using only distorted guitars and you’d have punk with an Irish hint. Lyrically they talk about anywhere in the world Irish people have settled, songs about Ireland, London, USA, Australia.

    While on the topic of Irish punks, a shout for Stiff Little Fingers, one of my favourite original UK punk bands, and actually my first live gig! (On a reunion tour in 2002)
    Thinking back, I think mine was 2005 anyway. Support was Dropkick Murphies, Boston Irish punk, Les Pauls and bagpipes. Mental
     
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    MGMT - In the afternoon.

    It came up on my YouTube recommendations a few days ago. I clicked on it because I haven't really heard of them in a decade. I'm glad I checked the video out because it's a cracking song. Best new song I've heard in a while.

     
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    @TRF_Olyy @The Alpha Bro and anyone else interested...

    The Story of Fairytale of New York - Thursday at 10pm on BBC4

    “All eight members of The Pogues return to the studio where their biggest hit - and the nation's favourite Christmas single - was recorded, to tell the story behind the song.”

    Holy penny whistle am I in for that bad boy
     
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    I really enjoyed it, MacGowan manages to be an absolute character while barely being coherent! Kirsty MacColl's death was such a tragedy, the scenes with her son were probably the most memorable of the show.
     
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    My fave punk band too. Seen them 2 or 3 times at Brixton Academy St Patricks day gigs they used to do in early '90s. Johnny Was on the HANX live album still one of my all time fave songs. Brother saw them recently, said they were still good.
     
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    Man it was brilliant. I love how the rest of them are grown up and sensible, sensible clothes, neat haircuts, clearly quite earnest about their music, and Shane is ... Shane.

    Thought it was a genuinely excellent documentary, told the story without being sensationalist, the right balance of accuracy and myth-making and I particularly enjoyed the way it was soundtracked with different instrument versions of the song’s central melody. Cleverly brought home how good that basic melody is, by showing how good it sounds with different instrumentation. Personally I would’ve enjoyed a bit of music theory digging into the actual composition, but I’m a bit of a geek for that kind of thing and I can see that for a gebwrsl audience it wouldn’t have been particularly worthwhile.
    Ah man good choice, one of my favourite covers that. I love Hanx, great live band. Glad they’re still killing it!
     
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    @TRF_Olyy, I’ve just noticed the London Irish wall on music at Madejski is a Dropkick Murphies song. Fitting as they’re about as Irish as each other
     
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    Two French chicks Flora Fischbach and Clara Luciani



     
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    Merry Christmas!

     
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    I had to even if im a day late! Happy Christmas everyone!

     
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    What else @The Alpha Bro, what else?

    Good use of Fairytale in the Gavin & Stacey special yesterday FYI.

    Since we’re doing Christmas songs, this is a personal fave:
     
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    I'm listening to 80's music. Those were wonderful times.
     
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    This being released has been the highlight of my day. Absolute choon.
     
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    Rest in peace Neil Peart. He died today after a long battle with cancer. He was 67.

     
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