Happy birthday, Philo

Phillip Parris (Philo) Lynott would be 67, if he'd lived. His birthday was celebrated two days ago and I posted a notice on my Facebook page. As a former music journalist, our paths crossed quite often but the first time I came across him was in 1972 when Thin Lizzy, then an unknown Irish rock…Read more Happy birthday, Philo

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The REAL Thing – 5 strange days inside the U2 Zoo

A tour awash with sightings of strange characters in silver lame suits. A tour invaded by snarling, bug eyed, rock star, alien, party animals and shot through with brain jamming subliminal messages.

Last encounter with the purple enigma

Funnily, or in a grotesquely ironic, pre-emption of his death, the Irish Times chose to publish an article by Jim Carroll that questioned Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Steve Miller's assessment of that same industry as a bunch of thieves, etc. But, I wonder, if Prince might've praised him.

Hat’s Entertainment

Does anyone know about men's hats, anymore? Back in the day, buying a hat was easy. I started wearing my hat, a grey, snap brim trilby, in 1995. I remember the day and the circumstances. The editor of the Evening Herald called and confirmed my appointment as the paper's diarist, writing a daily column about…Read more Hat’s Entertainment