Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge


I’m in Love With a Girl (1974)

R.I.P. Alex Chilton.

“God bless you Jade. Hope Princess Di is taking care of you in heaven. You are my hero.”

You know the way gay people think everyone is gay? And stoned people think everyone is stoned? In the same sort of way way, I can’t help thinking the person who left this message was being really, really sarcastic.


Best wishes to singer-songwriter Ollie Higgins, who suffered a smashed pelvis and broken ribs in an accident earlier this week. Many of you will remember Ollie as drummer with the acclaimed Kill City Snowmen, who were big favourites at the Sound Cellar and Baggot Inn back in the day.

True legends of Irish rock, the Snowmen were tipped in Smiley Bolger’s annual ‘ones to to watch’ list a record-breaking five times (1987, ’88, ’90, ’91 and ’93!) One of the nicest guys in the business, Ollie apparently fell fifty feet onto concrete while attempting to rescue a kitten from a tree.

[P.S. In 2004, I was lucky enough to be granted an interview with Ollie, which you can read here.]

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