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Culture, The Exhibitionist 5 Tips for Feeling Like You've Accomplished Something By 30

5 Tips for Feeling Like You've Accomplished Something By 30

I know it's bad form, but sometimes I still want to eat as much junk food as possible as quickly as possible. Last night, for example, while in line at the grocery store, I wanted to grab as many Kit…
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Music, Hear This The Pogues

The Pogues

Shane MacGowan once said the Pogues were his way of overcoming guilt for not laying down his life for Ireland with the IRA. He was probably shit-faced at the time. Despite their punk leanings, the sodden violence that often accompanies…
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Calendar, Night&Day Irish Song of the Damned

Irish Song of the Damned

Taking their name from a Gaelic expression meaning "kiss my ass," the Pogues grew out of a one-off gig singer Shane MacGowan and friends played as the New Republicans in 1981. When MacGowan and that dubiously named group of upstarts…
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Music, Drunk Poets Society

Drunk Poets Society

o fans around the globe, Celt-punkers the Pogues are the very embodiment of Irish craic, or rollicking good times. And many know their frontman, Shane MacGowan, as one of the most powerful poetic voices of his generation. Alas, MacGowan's endearing…
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Film, Shane's Addiction

Shane's Addiction

Shane MacGowan drinks a lot of alcohol and sings about it. Although the iconic rocker once declared himself "the anti-Morrissey," this self-appraisal now seems highly inaccurate. Both Shane and Steven hail from the Irish diaspora amid English friction, both suffer…
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Music, House of Tudor House Of Tudor

House Of Tudor

For years I have harbored an irrational, childish animosity toward Joe Strummer. See, at one time Strummer toured as a guitarist for the Pogues. That was nice; Strummer recognized an internal combustion in the Pogues that could sate those rambunctious…
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The 12 Steps

Are you an alcoholic? Do you lose time from work due to drinking? A quavering apprehension creeps into the voice of Shane MacGowan's publicist: "You want to do a phoner? Well, I can try to set something up ... but…
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