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December 14, 2004



Kirsty MacColl was amazing. I heard "Fairytale of New York" just last week in an Irish bar on Second Avenue. I've heard the song a million times, but I got a little snuffly this time around.


my friend emilie made me a comp cd awhile back and the KM song "innocence" was on it and i was intrigued. her part really does make "F of NY" shine:
"Happy Christmas your arse
I pray God
It's our last..."
she is missed.


The part that always gets me is her response to Shane's "I coulda been someone":

"Well so could anyone.
You took my dreams from me
When I first found you."

Goes straight to the heart every time.

Plus, ya gotta love an Xmas song that includes the line "you scumbag, you maggot / you cheap lousy faggot".


Shane MacGowan did a great duet with Sinead O'Connor called "Haunted." It's on his "The Snake" album.


I've heard it. Personally, I think Kirsty's voice matches a little better with Shane's than Sinead's does. "Earthy" goes with "drunk"; "ethereal', not so much. It's still a good song, though.

It occurs to me that I've sorta ignored Shane's part in "Fairytale", which hardly seems fair since he wrote it. Apparently he did it on a dare. And if anybody was ever going to sell the opening line - "it was Christmas eve, babe / in the drunk tank" - well, it would have to be Shane McGowan.

lynn markey

omg ,,,, ive came across a site with some1 with my surname markey!!!!
r u relatated lol ,,, chech out us on dfm ,,

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