Wednesday, December 26, 2007
FAIRYTALE OF SHANE
Lots of cool people were born on Christmas. Jesus, Cab Calloway and Shane MacGowan.
Yes, the former frontman of The Pogues (and whatever happened to The Popes?) and the writer of one of my favorite Christmas songs, "Fairytale of New York" just celebrated his 50th birthday. (Thanks to Frank for pointing this out.)
Some people seem shocked that Shane made it to 50. But come on, Keith Richards is past 60 and Jerry Lee Lewis is in his 70s.
Personally, I'm just surprised that Shane is younger than me.
Happy birthday, blessed drunkard! I'm a day late, but I bet you're still celebrating.
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