Shane MacGowan turns 50 tomorrow, miraculously. A Christmas miracle, in fact. The Daily Mirror, surprised at his coherence, delivered the most surprising news for the new year. Teeth.
The Pogues return to America in March to help us celebrate St. Patty's.
Fairytale of New York made it to Number 4 on the British charts based on the BBC censoring some of the song lyrics. The same kind of censorship helped get the Pogues attention at the beginning of their careers. Their original name was Pogue Mahone, which means, "Kiss my arse," in gaelic.