Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge


“Christ, if Ireland had just beaten England 4-1 in the World Cup, there’d be bodies strewn in the ditches today…”

driving in germany
The internet was aflame last week with rumours that Tuesday (or was it Wednesday? or Thursday?) was the exact date Michael J. Fox travelled forward to in Back to the Future II. The story was a hoax, of course. The actual date the DeLorean transported to in the film was October 21st 2015.

Insofar as anyone in 1985 would have understood it though, the future already is upon us today. No, we haven’t developed hoverboard technology yet. (Who gives a shit? How many of us even know how to skateboard?) But we have perfected a slew of technologies that would most likely make Dr. Emmett Brown smack his forehead and exclaim “Great snakes, Marty!” Read the rest of this entry »

Berlin (1973)

Not only the title track from Reed’s best solo album – check out The Kids, one of the most heartbreaking songs you’ll ever hear – but also the name of the city I’ll be in by the time any of you suckers read this.

There’s a really freaky/disturbing fact about the latter track after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »