Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge


“I really admire any game that can go on for five days and not produce a winner”

EOIN BUTLER talks to Neil Hannon about cricket, Britpop and “Father Ted”.

What are you listening to these days?
I listen to far too much music that is not considered cool. I’m a lifelong fan of Cole Porter and Noel Coward. I also love Maurice Ravel. As far as pop music is concerned, it tends to be strangely commercial stuff. I’ll find I’m just mad about a Sugababes song or something. The new Jarvis Cocker album is brilliant too, much better than his first album. I was always a massive Pulp fan.

Do I recall that you and Jarvis once had an argument about an anorak?
That has a basis in truth. Jarvis and I once did a joint cover shoot for a French magazine. I turned up wearing an anorak, basically, because I had no clue. It got back to me afterwards that Jarvis had been outraged. The phrase he used was “You’ve got to live it” [referring to being a pop star, presumably]. Afterwards, I thought “Hmm . . . He was probably right.” But we never had a face-to-face argument. Read the rest of this article here.

June 30th, 2009.

4 Responses to ““I really admire any game that can go on for five days and not produce a winner””

  1. Jenny Says:

    Cool article… btw did you ever do that Ardal O’Hanlon interview you were talking about a couple of weeks ago?

  2. Eoin Says:

    Just did it this morning Jenny. Met him in the Westbury hotel – he was relaxed, easygoing, no PRs hovering or anything like that. Exactly as you’d expect, pretty much.

  3. massey Says:

    Haha… for some reason I read that as “hoovering”!

  4. Eoin Says:

    Yes Massey, those PR people have to make ends meet any way they can!

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