Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Dirty Old Town

I was originally going to post the Pogues' version of this song but this version from the songwriter presented instead. I wrongly had thought that the song was about Dublin but of course it's about Manchester, England. I like the juxtaposition of optimistic love and grimy realism:


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    1. That's a pretty cool expression. I didn't catch it first time I read it.

  2. Ewan's daughter Kirsty sang the famous duet with Shane MacGowan called "Fairy Tale of New York"