A people’s republic?

Although you could claim that detachment lends insight, it is always dangerous to risk comment on electoral matters in a jurisdiction in which you are not entitled to vote. Like many, I possess an Irish passport but not the qualification to vote in tomorrow’s election. Though the Irish media are observing a moratorium on commentContinue reading “A people’s republic?”

Cristiano Ronaldo, my mum, and Chris Hogg

Chris Hogg, erstwhile Hibernian captain, has just joined Inverness Caledonian Thistle. After five or six years at Easter Rd, including a league cup win, his last year has been disappointing, littered with mistakes, and increasingly fewer appearances, and sections of the crowd have turned against him. In the end, it’s probably a good move forContinue reading “Cristiano Ronaldo, my mum, and Chris Hogg”

Still on the Line? (Let’s get lyrical)

Writing about a selection of my favourite lyrics for the Edinburgh/Glasgow celebration ‘Let’s get lyrical’, I realised that the great Jimmy Web had merited much more attention than I gave him. I got to thinking about his lyrics and why they make such an impact and realised it would be difficult to really do himContinue reading “Still on the Line? (Let’s get lyrical)”

Let’s get lyrical

‘Let’s get lyrical’ is a Glasgow/Edinburgh joint celebration of song lyrics during the month of February 2011. Budrszeyeview is blogging on it and was kind enough to include my thoughts below in her blog http://burdzeyeview.wordpress.com/ this weekend Billy Connolly claims my generation never heard the lyrics on early pop singles, we just copied the noisesContinue reading “Let’s get lyrical”