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15-08-2019, 23:27   #31
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Is he dead or wha?
The hell he is, punk!

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15-08-2019, 23:35   #32
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He's a great singer
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Ah the Beatbox
I seem to remember Smiley Bolger turning up every week, wearing a Lir T-Shirt and spouting about how great this band was...
I also remember him being interviewed from his hospital bed after getting the living daylights bate out of him at a Lizzy tribute gig in Limerick when the older brother of some young one he was trying it on with took exception. Two black eyes and his head in sling he was still demanding Ian Dempsey play something by Lir.
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Ah the Beatbox
I seem to remember Smiley Bolger turning up every week, wearing a Lir T-Shirt and spouting about how great this band was...
He sent some AC/DC money to a guy I went to school with.
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Nah, BP was the human embodiment of early glam. If you put his speech to music you'd end up with a nifty T-Rex number. A genuinely cool cat, though. Like a time traveller from the hippest corner if 1974.
Always thought 'the Beep' was a bit of a hanger-on & for a guy who'd seen it all, a bit of a bore too tbh.
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I saw Louie Walsh once when I was leaving the pub where the Screen used to be.

I shouted "Louie Walsh!"

He turned in my direction, but I hadn't planned any further.
I did the exact same on the train down to Trip to Tipp with Brush Shiels, actually. I saw him and shouted "Oh, its yer man" didn't know who he was other than someone I recognised from telly.

He turned around and I had absolutely nothing to follow it up with so just sat there in silence sipping a can.
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On recent reflection it could have been BP Fallon. Both are a bit alike and of similar ilk.
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On recent reflection it could have been BP Fallon. Both are a bit alike and of similar ilk.
Beep beep, the name dropper supreme. Dining out on a passing acquaintance with Marc Bolan in 1971.
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‘Musos’ are always such arseholes.
Aren't you a bit of trad 'muso' yourself, Johnnyboy?


Hmmm...?
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Is he dead or wha?
No. All three potatoes missed and the op had to buy chips that day.

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Back in the 80s it seemed like Brush was on the Late Late every other week (when other guests were scarce)? Always reminded me of a Dublinese version of Nosferatu in a beret

...ah jaysus lads, dat takes me back to Philo ....
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I did the exact same on the train down to Trip to Tipp with Brush Shiels, actually. I saw him and shouted "Oh, its yer man" didn't know who he was other than someone I recognised from telly.

He turned around and I had absolutely nothing to follow it up with so just sat there in silence sipping a can.
I did the same with Bob Dylan a few weeks back. It was when he was playing Kilkenny.

Anyway I obviously know who he was but I shouted “it’s that guy!” as my mind went blank. Bob turns around from his entourage and stares me down for 5 terrifying seconds. Waiting for me to get the name. Then he’s had enough and he turns back.i leave quietly.

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Now that I think about it that mightn’t have been Dylan at all. I was on Killarney not Kilkenny. It was a week later and the guy I shouted at was a red head.

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I saw him play a gig for Galway RTC Rag week back in the late nineties, or maybe 2000. He put on a good show. Admittedly i'd around fifteen pints in me by the time he started playing.
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The Brush was a legend on the pubs and clubs circuit around the country in the 1980's. You were always guaranteed a good night of music and stories when he was on stage.

He always claimed he could rock up any song ...

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I saw him on a doc about the song 'Old Town' by Phil Lynott the other night, he got very emotional at the end when talking about Philo. He played at my cousin's wedding, I've often seen him and smiley Bolger at rock gigs in town.
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