The man lived way too hard and it showed in his face, his voice and the disconcerting look of missing most of this teeth.
MacGowen, while Irish, was part of the British punk scene prior to forming the Pogues in the early '80s.
I normally do a holiday song for one December MMM post, and this isn't it - though it is.
In the late '80s, the Pogues teamed with Kirsty MacColl to record an extremely critically lauded song "Fairytale of New York", which would be their highest charting single in the UK.
I've always wanted to like this song, but it has never resonated with me. Maybe I'm missing something.
I'm opting to post it here, but I'm not going to consider it my holiday MMM post. That will be another day.