Category Archives: music

WALTZING MATILDA the Pogues

The Fleet in the Dardanelles. April 25, 1915. The British Empire versus The Ottoman Empire. Bloody disaster for Ireland. Only one Dubliner officer survived the landing and of the 1,012 Dubliners who landed, just 11 survived the Gallipoli campaign unscathed. And the rest of the Anzacs fared no better. Fucking tea bag General Staff. Peace. […]

Top 5 Halloween Songs

My top 5 Halloween songs; THE MONSTER MASH by Bobby “Boris” Pickett HAUNTED CASTLE by the Kingsmen THRILLER by Michael Jackson I PUT A SPELL ON YOU – Screaming Jay Hawkins PEOPLE ARE STRANGE – the Doors And the winner FIRE by Arthur Brown To hear this monster hit please go to the following URL […]

NEW ROSE – The Damned 1979

The Damned played Hurrah in September 1979. New York’s Misfits opened the show. The 62nd Street club was packed with punks. I was working security and my job was to lead the band up to the stage. Several minutes before the show I asked them if they needed anything and one of them said, “4 […]

WORKING CLASS HERO / John Lennon

I can’t stand the Beatles after BEATLES FOR SALE. Most of the McCarthy songs beyond that LP are minorpieces of mediocre insipiditude. REVOLUTION is a total cop-out. Post-Beatles John Lennon was another story and few song beat the power of WORKING CLASS HERO to inspire the struggle. The revolution was over only for those who […]

CBS Top 10 Songs For Labor Day 2012

I googled ‘top ten songs labor day’ and was surprised by the top selection from CBS. #1 Van Morrison “Brown Eyed Girl” I never expected Van Morrison to score that high. Go Ireland. The rest of the list was comprised of old classics. #2 Eagles “Hotel California” #3 Four Seasons “Sherry” #4 Beatles “Hey Jude” […]