Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge



jacket001[This is from a very early issue of Mongrel. I ambushed this guy backstage at the Temple Bar Music Centre after a gig. There is no word in the English language for drunk I was. An hour or so afterward, my friend Scally tracked me down at the counter in Zaytoon (kebab house) on Parliament Street trying to order a round of drinks… Not my finest hour, I’ll be the first to admit.] Read the rest of this article here.

September 22nd, 2009.

22 Responses to “NO JACKET REQUIRED”

  1. Darragh Says:

    I friend of mine sold their roadie hash that night, and after the gig the band said it was the worst shit they ever smoked.

  2. Eoin Says:

    Well you gotta credit the dealer for going back and asking if they enjoyed it at least. That’s good customer service!

  3. Darragh Says:

    wasn’t exactly like that. They told us straight out. We were trying to be cool and get them back to a party in our kip of a flat. It was looking like all systems go for all of two minutes.

  4. Eoin Says:

    Yeah, had almost the exact same experience when the Strokes were gonna come back to our apartment after gig in TBMC in 2001 – as Conal and JohnnyComeLately may recall…

  5. El Kid Says:

    Yeah, Richie’s exact (bearded) double1

  6. Jenny Says:

    Tell us about zaytoon – why were you trying to buy drinks there??

  7. albinicus Says:

    it’s a pity bands always think your some kinda stalker..even the promise of bacon & cabbage pizza couldn’t tempt fleet foxes back to mine

  8. Eoin Says:

    @ Jenny – ah, I was drunk.

    @ albinicus – when we invited the Strokes to our house, Julian Casablancas asked us if we had “girls and drugs”… They were seriously on for coming.

    On cross examination, however, we had to admit that by girl’s we meant Conal (who posts on here sometimes)’s girlfriend and by drugs we meant maybe about a ten spot of hash…

    They made their excuses.

  9. Eoin Says:

    Incidentally, is this entire page in italic for anyone else? And if so, does anyone know how I can fix this??

  10. albinicus Says:

    @eoin..ya italic city.no idea how to fix it but i like it..’girls & drugs’ how rock and roll..you could have improvised with maybe some aerosol and a few trips to stonybatter

  11. Eoin Says:

    Yeah, nothing like aerosols and junkie prostitutes to get the party started!

  12. Eoin Says:

    Holy shit, I think I just fixed the italic problem. This might just be the first time I’ve ever solved anything in my life – can someone please confirm??

  13. albinicus Says:

    italics gone like a junkie ho into the night

  14. Matt Says:

    Yaaa, it’s fixed. Any chance you could come over and programme my Sky+ for me?

  15. Darragh Says:

    what did you do Eoin?

  16. Colin Says:

    A pint per question.

    You got anything for Arthur’s Day ? I’ve secretly got my fingers crossed that the whole thing’s a bust. But if Tom Jones shows up to sing in Brogan’s, I’ll be pissed.

  17. Eoin Says:

    @ Darragh – pretty simple really, it was the flux capacitor

    @ Colin – I’m talking about it on Tom McGuirk’s show on 4FM this afternoon.

    It was a prerecord – he quizzed me on a topic completely different from that which I’d been invited on to discuss. So I probably sound like a bit of a moron.

    Really swanky studio though, it was my first time in there.

    I’m also in with Tom Dunne tomorrow (Fri) morning and with Orla Barry on Newstalk Saturday.

  18. El Kid Says:

    What time you humiliating yourself at today??

  19. Eoin Says:

    No idea EK, presume sometime this afternoon!

  20. Conal Says:

    I do remember that night; Eoin is JohnnyComeLately also “kev”?

    do you remember his conversation with one of the band members – was it Casablancas himself? The band seemed reasonably impressed by our giving it socks up the front of the crowd…

    It could have been a scene from Extras:

    kev: Julian! great set!
    JC: yeah you guys were great
    kev: Yeah we got all your songs off napster.
    JC: !
    (awkward pause #1)
    kev: …ahh, but we all went straight out and bought the album.
    JC: the album is not released for another month.
    (awkward pause #2 – kev looks him up and down)
    kev: Can I have your tie?
    JC: No.
    kev: How about a badge?
    JC: Um…no.

    Legend. We wouldn’t want the badge hoarding bastard at our dutch gold extravaganza anyway.

  21. pennyforthebaba Says:

    jesus that weird eoin… apparently im a ringer for some kid in a denny ad also. maybe i should go into the doppelganger business?

  22. JohnnyComeLately Says:

    That was some legendary night alright. I remember a certain someone not too far away from this blog being ridden like a horse around the flat floor after a friendly scrap.Definitely a Top 10 funniest thing I’ve ever seen.Then there was the Mould Peaches/Construction site incident.Wasnt the carpet cleaning episode the next morning? Or am I creating a clip show of the entire Summer?

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