Last week, as I write, this blog and its beloved went to see Johnny Marr play at that lugubrious Dublin venue, The Academy. For anyone in their 40s who had seen The Smiths in their heyday (i.e. any point in their brief career), it was an extraordinary experience. Johnny Marr has finally settled back into […]
Read More Marr, Morrissey and the notion that comebacks don’t work
So farewell, Delio Rossi. After six months at the helm of my beloved Fiorentina, the frustration he, his players and all of us who shout for the Viola share, finally blew into violence when he took several swipes at insubordinate young forward Adem Ljajic in full view of the world. Today, he finds himself fired, […]
Read More Way to go, Delio!
Clever old spammers. No sooner is Gok Wan in Dublin to peddle his range of retro frames at Specsavers than the cookies get to work trying to find appropriate blog posts to spam. Congrats to the cookies, then, for finding several posts on IHGN which, for some obscure reason, seem to suggest that I’m a […]
Read More I never never want to go home, because I haven’t Gok Wan…
Sir Roger Moore turned 83 today. They say you shouldn’t meet your heroes but I always hold out a little hope I’ll meet him one day. He was my first pin-up hero, the first ‘person I wanted to be’. I’m not sure who bought me the giant Roger Moore poster on my wall when I […]
Read More Roger? I still would…
Great Fall line-up: Mark E. Smith, Brix E. Smith, Craig Scanlon, Steve Hanley, Simon Wolstencroft, Marcia Schofield. Brilliant opening track to a brilliant album. Introduced by Tony Wilson.
Read More He. Is. Not. Appreciated.