Waking Up With… Streams Of Whisky

Works faster than caffeine

STREAMS OF WHISKEY by THE POGUES

Last night as I slept
I dreamt I met with Behan
I shook him by the hand and we passed the time of day
When questioned on his views
On the crux of life’s philosophies
He had but these few clear and simple words to say
I am going, I am going
Any which way the wind may be blowing
I am going, I am going
Where streams of whiskey are flowing

Let’s have a drink…

Irish Indie Rockers FONTAINES D.C. Cover Anglo-Irish Legends THE POGUES

7 Decmeber 2020

This year the young Irish wolves FONTAINES D.C. rocked their way to
the top of the indie universe with their second album A Hero’s Death.

Today we feature them with a magnificent rendition of sepia-colored
ballad I’M A MAN YOU NOT MEET EVERY DAY.

Actually, a traditional Irish music hall song recorded by THE POGUES
for their superb 1985 album Rum Sodomy & The Lash sung by Cait
O’Riordan
, ex-wife of Elvis Costello, who played bass with The Pogues
for four years.

The Fontaines‘ version is glorious. Frontman Grian Chatten‘s melancholic
voice, the Xmassy harmonies, and the overall Fairytale Of New York feel is
just exquisite.

Listen here…

The Pogues take…

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THE POGUES Released ‘HELL’S DITCH’ 30 Years Ago

6 November 2020

Band: THE POGUES
Active: 1982–1996, 2001–2014

Album: HELL’S DITCH – fifth LP
Released: 6 November 1990 – 30 years ago today

The Courier Journal wrote at the time: “This great new album proves MacGowan has somehow managed to survive without turning into a bore… For all their musical prowess,
the Pogues would be just another pack of jigmasters without lead singer, chief songwriter
and dental-hygiene poster boy Shane MacGowan, whose brilliant, half-muttered singing and blackly sentimental writing are at the heart of this band.”
Full review here.

Shane MacGowan: “The most important thing to remember about drunks is that
drunks are far more intelligent than non-drunks- they spend a lot of time talking in pubs,
unlike workaholics who concentrate on their careers and ambitions, who never develop
their higher spiritual values, who never explore the insides of their head like a drunk does.”

Turn Up The Volume: Not their most inspired work, yet some remarkable songs on it make it a notable listen like this magnificent ballad Summer In Siam

Full album

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