Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Red Noses for Me

A profile of Shane MacGowan in today's New York Times.

In another tangent, speaking about The Butcher Boy, Neil Jordan’s film version of Patrick McCabe’s darkly satirical novel about a boy’s murder spree in County Monaghan, he said with a rasping chortle, “It’s great if you don’t actually know everything that happens in every Irish town every day of the week.” He said he loved Mr. Jordan’s adaptation of Mr. McCabe’s Breakfast on Pluto, about a London drag queen in trouble with the I.R.A. in the 1970s. He said it brought “back nostalgia for mass killings and bombings, you know what I mean?”

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