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FREE THE OLLIE HIGGINS ONE!

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Tripping Along the Ledge joins with the entire Irish music industry family in extending our best wishes to popular singer-songwriter Ollie Higgins, who finds himself behind bars tonight – incarcerated (he says) for a crime he didn’t commit.

The veteran musician, who appeared in Smiley Bolger’s annual ‘ones to watch’ list a record-breaking six times (1987, ’88, ’90, ’91 and ’93), was arrested outside Walton’s World of Music in Dublin this afternoon in connection with the theft of some guitar strings and a plectrum.

Now the former Kill City Snowmen drummer is appealing to fans for their assistance in tracking down a one-armed-man he says he saw fleeing the scene at about the time of the alleged incident. Alas, it’s not the first time poor Ollie has been in the wars this year.

Here’s an interview I conducted with him in happier times.

Finally,this one’s for you, Ollie… Keep your spirits up, mate!

October 18th, 2009.

15 Responses to “FREE THE OLLIE HIGGINS ONE!”

  1. golden graham Says:

    This poor chap doesn’t seem to have any luck at all.

  2. El Kid Says:

    I hear Bono’s organising a tribute single.

  3. sarah Says:

    Is this real? Not mentioned anywhere else on internet….

  4. Conal Says:

    I’m pretty sure its not real.

  5. El Kid Says:

    @ Conal – typical of the negativity Ollie has been up against his whole career

  6. Conal Says:

    yeah… i didn’t mean that in a ‘well duh’ kind of way, kind of came out dickish there. this is the last straw im retiring from this commenting lark. good luck with the blog Butsey!

  7. Colin Says:

    I miss Conal already. Someone apologise for something.

  8. Eoin Says:

    I apologise for Ireland drawing France in the World Cup playoffs… Howzat!

  9. El Kid Says:

    Er, did I do something wrong?

  10. Conal Says:

    no jeez, forget it man, it’s like chinatown already or something

  11. Colin Says:

    I still prefer France over Russia, Portugal or Greece. If we can just get someone who can play at midfield that isn’t either a walking zombie or an absolute liability. *cough* Come Home, Andy Reid.

  12. Conal Says:

    *sneeze* come home steven ireland ya little fucker enough is enough

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