November 26, 2004
Touring, Reissue and the Lash

Several months ago AZ and I, though the magic of Tivo, watch the 2001 Shane MacGowan documentary. If I Should Fall From Grace. It was an engaging and ultimately somewhat depressing affair, an exploration of a gifted artist struggling to make his way.

You can imagine my pleasure, thus, when in this morning's feed from the Guardian is a piece by Dave Simpson providing a catchup on the Pogues. With MacGowan somewhat cleaned up, apparently, the original Pogues lineup (including Costello-ex Cait O'Riordan) lineup will be doing a small tour of Ireland and England. All the albums have been remastered (released this month in Europe, though it is unclear whether they've been released in the US).

Heartening, indeed.

Posted by esinclai at November 26, 2004 09:18 AM |