R.I.P Shane MacGowan (31)

Nov 30, 2023 7:25 AM CST R.I.P Shane MacGowan
bodleing2
bodleing2bodleing2Manchester, Greater Manchester, England UK84 Threads 6,132 Posts
Another of rock's true characters dies at the age of 65.

He and Kirsty, both gone......sad flower

Fairytale of New York.... Christmas number one?

Nov 30, 2023 7:49 AM CST R.I.P Shane MacGowan
You beat me to it.....yes another icon gone.... hopefully it does go to no 1 ....the original version of it and not the woke watered down version sad flower
Nov 30, 2023 7:49 AM CST R.I.P Shane MacGowan
bodleing2: Another of rock's true characters dies at the age of 65.

He and Kirsty, both gone......

Fairytale of New York.... Christmas number one?
sad flower
Nov 30, 2023 8:51 AM CST R.I.P Shane MacGowan
Bid64
Bid64Bid64Waterford, Ireland7 Threads 5,415 Posts
bodleing2: Another of rock's true characters dies at the age of 65.

He and Kirsty, both gone......

Fairytale of New York.... Christmas number one?
Rip Shane ....sad flower ..sad flower
Nov 30, 2023 9:33 AM CST R.I.P Shane MacGowan
Stringy_Bob
Stringy_BobStringy_BobNeepsntatties, Grampian, Scotland UK17 Threads 3 Polls 586 Posts
bodleing2: Another of rock's true characters dies at the age of 65.

He and Kirsty, both gone......

Fairytale of New York.... Christmas number one?
I'll vote for that.
Nov 30, 2023 3:27 PM CST R.I.P Shane MacGowan
sad flower
Nov 30, 2023 3:44 PM CST R.I.P Shane MacGowan
RIP
He had one good song and was the ugliest man I’ve ever seen. His teeth were shocking
Nov 30, 2023 4:51 PM CST R.I.P Shane MacGowan
bodleing2
bodleing2bodleing2Manchester, Greater Manchester, England UK84 Threads 6,132 Posts
Coldheaven: RIP
He had one good song and was the ugliest man I’ve ever seen. His teeth were shocking
One good song? Not many would agree with that....

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to Shane MacGowan, saying his songs seemed to capture “the measure of our dreams”.
In a statement, Mr Higgins said MacGowan would be remembered “as one of music’s greatest lyricists”.

“His words have connected Irish people all over the globe to their culture and history, encompassing so many human emotions in the most poetic of ways,” he said.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said MacGowan was an “amazing” musician and artist. “His songs beautifully captured the Irish experience, especially the experience of being Irish abroad,” he said.

Speaking in the Dáil, Tánaiste Micheál Martin said MacGowan was “an iconic musician who blended many different musical disciplines and genres”.

Nov 30, 2023 5:00 PM CST R.I.P Shane MacGowan
I should have said IN MY OPINION he had one good song. I didn’t like any of his other songs only fairytale of New York.
Nov 30, 2023 5:15 PM CST R.I.P Shane MacGowan
bodleing2
bodleing2bodleing2Manchester, Greater Manchester, England UK84 Threads 6,132 Posts
Fair enough. One of the many tributes I heard today..

"A beautiful person and an extraordinary poet."
Nov 30, 2023 5:48 PM CST R.I.P Shane MacGowan
bodleing2
bodleing2bodleing2Manchester, Greater Manchester, England UK84 Threads 6,132 Posts
The Dunes, written by Shane MacGowan, he really was an extraordinary poet.

I walked today on the cold grey shore
where I watched when I was much younger
while they built the dunes upon the sand
for the dead from the Great Hunger
for the dead from the Great Hunger.
Although I was a doctor's son
I gazed in fear and wonder
as they perished from the raging plague
that came in from the Great Hunger
that came in from the Great Hunger.

When I watched at the age of four
in Eighteen Forty Seven
the mounds they built upon the shore.
They seemed to point to heaven
they seemed to point to heaven.

But the wind and the rain they have worked away.
Now the dunes are uneven
and the children kick the sand around
and the bones they are revealed then
and the bones they are revealed then.

My brothers and sisters died.
My mother only four and twenty
and I alone survived to see
the potatoes grow in plenty
the potatoes grow in plenty.
They stole our grain as we died in pain
to put upon their tables.
The dying covered the dead with sand
and danced while they were able
and danced while they were able.

While the fiddler played we drank poitin
and ate the last of the berries.
Then knelt and said the rosary
round the mounds of dead we'd buried
round the mounds of dead we'd buried.
I saw dark shadows rise up from the sand
and dance all around the dunes
and they danced the rattling dance of the dead
to a set of mournful tunes
to a set of mournful tunes.
A crack of lightening split the sky.
The rain on the dunes it poured.
I left them lying where I shot them down
the bailiff and the landlord.
Then I went for a drink in Westport.

I walked today on the cold grey shore
where I watched when I was much younger
while they built the dunes upon the sand
for the dead from the Great Hunger
for the dead from the Great Hunger

Shane macGowan

Dec 1, 2023 3:50 PM CST R.I.P Shane MacGowan
DearyMe
DearyMeDearyMeCork, Ireland20 Posts
Discovering more of his music since he passed.
Some lovely songs, lyrics.

I like the story of him and Kiefer Sutherland who met at an event one night and how they ended up rowing over politics.
Later on in the night Shane relied on Kiefer to let him stay in his hotel room as all his friends had left.
In the morning the bed was made perfectly by Shane with a long note left on the bed for Kiefer.
Kiefer said it was the most poetic and beautifully written note about their night before and how they rowed etc.

Kiefee has that same note today framed and up on the wall in his home.

Nice story...

R.I.P. to Shane and sad for his wife Victoria who was married to him for many years.

sad flower
Dec 2, 2023 1:20 PM CST R.I.P Shane MacGowan
That duet with Sinead O Connor....was a brilliant number.... really haunted now... sad flower
Dec 3, 2023 1:59 AM CST R.I.P Shane MacGowan
sad flower
Dec 3, 2023 5:57 AM CST R.I.P Shane MacGowan
sad flower Rip
Dec 8, 2023 3:59 PM CST R.I.P Shane MacGowan
What a send off.....fully deserved..... playing fairytale of new york like they did this evening would put the hair standing on your neck. sad flower
Dec 8, 2023 4:15 PM CST R.I.P Shane MacGowan
Inthewoods
InthewoodsInthewoodsColorado Springs, Colorado USA9,863 Posts
sad flower ... The Parting Glass


Dec 8, 2023 4:26 PM CST R.I.P Shane MacGowan
Youcannow
YoucannowYoucannowLondon, Essex, England UK95 Threads 3,517 Posts
It’s funny how people who haven’t mentioned a deceased person in their tenure on CS , suddenly mourn their death as though he meant something in their lives .
Dec 8, 2023 4:43 PM CST R.I.P Shane MacGowan
Youcannow: It’s funny how people who haven’t mentioned a deceased person in their tenure on CS , suddenly mourn their death as though he meant something in their lives .
Well he does actually....a throwback to much younger days... brings back a lot of memories
Dec 8, 2023 4:49 PM CST R.I.P Shane MacGowan
Youcannow
YoucannowYoucannowLondon, Essex, England UK95 Threads 3,517 Posts
Whataboutromance: Well he does actually....a throwback to much younger days... brings back a lot of memories
I’m not necessarily referring to this particular person .
It was a general statement.
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