Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Kirsty MacColl and Shane MacGowan

This song was pretty magical when it was released just before Christmas, 1987. An amazing duet, one I imagined would be sung again and again by its principals, Shane MacGown and Kirsty MacColl, every time the season neared.

But then MacColl's life was cut short by an accident in 2000, and MacGowan, well, he seems to spend as much time writ[h]ing in the ether, allowing himself to be cartooned back at us, than he does at love's "live" mic.

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