Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

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SCHOOL’S OUT

20-rock-n-roll-high-schoolIt’s a bank holiday, the sun is out and… I’m off to Cavan for the weekend. Well, that’s two reasons to be cheerful. Before I go I should mention:

1. My Morrissey symposium story appeared in the Ticket today. You can read it here.
2. The Lisa Hannigan story is in the Irish Times magazine tomorrow.
3. The backlash against the Steve Appleton backlash is underway here and here.
4. And finally, I just got served with a summons to appear in court on June 5th. WTF? I’m an innocent man… I’m going out the front door with Gerry etc. etc.
5. Have a great weekend!

May 1st, 2009. 12 Comments »

FILLMORE JIVE (1994)


Goodnight to the rock n’ roll era…

April 30th, 2009. 4 Comments »

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAMMY!

gift-voucherToday is my mother’s birthday. It’s a special birthday (with a zero on the end) so I decided to buy her a special present. And with the appropriate-present-buying accumen for which I am rightly renowned, it wasn’t long before those ideal gift ideas were just piling up. Read the rest of this entry »

April 30th, 2009. 6 Comments »

READERS LETTERS

mailbag-2Dear Eoin,

I’ve never been lucky in love. My first husband Michael was great with the kids and the sex was fantastic. But one day he ran off with my best friend Tracy and stole all our money.

Then I found new love with Dan. He was great with the kids and the sex was fantastic. But he ran off with my brother-in-law Pete and the contents of my lingerie drawer. Read the rest of this entry »

April 30th, 2009. 9 Comments »

EVERYBODY BE COOL, THIS IS A ROBBERY

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April 29th, 2009. 6 Comments »

POSTCARDS FROM THE HEDGE

paper_readerI was perusing the Sunday papers the other day (it might have been Sunday, now that I think of it), when something dawned on me. I hate the Sunday papers. The first six days of the week, newspaper articles tend to follow the format: ‘Brian Cowan has announced…’, ‘Sources in Ballyjamesduff report…’ or ‘Grave robbers in Timbuktu have stolen…’ Read the rest of this entry »

April 29th, 2009. 5 Comments »

IT’S CLOBBERIN’ TIME!


The world’s lamest superhero. Might he have been inspired by this?

April 29th, 2009. 2 Comments »

THIS IS FUNNY

Two snare drums and a cymbal fall off a cliff. Read the rest of this entry »

April 29th, 2009. 4 Comments »

YOUNG AMERICANS (1974)

April 28th, 2009. 4 Comments »

“WHAT KIND OF PERSON WOULD USE THIS? A PSYCHIATRIC PATIENT?”

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Oddly heart-warming video from the New York Times today about two Pakistani brothers who chanced their way into a most unlikely business venture. Two working class entrepreneurs in Karachi have amassed a $1m fortune exporting leather fetish and bondage gear to Europe and the U.S. But their employees have absolutely no idea what the products they’re manufacturing are used for.

April 28th, 2009. 1 Comment »