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Creator of HBO’s ‘The Wire’ Creating Musical Based on Music of The Pogues

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David Simon is apparently a huge fan of The Pogues. Who know? (Incidentally, The Pogues perform one of a handful of Christmas songs that I can stomach. An honor also held by The Kinks and The Ramones.)

Via The Rolling Stone:

David Simon, creator of the TV series The Wire and Treme, has reportedly finished the first draft of a musical based on the music of British-bred Irish rockers the Pogues. He has been working on the production with the understanding it will be produced by the Irish theater company the Druid. According to the Dublin-based newspaper Evening Herald, which broke the news, it “will take years” before Simon’s script is ready for staging.

Reportedly, Simon had been working on the musical with the raucous rockers’ guitarist Philip Chevron, who died of cancer in October. Previously, Chevron had been working on his own musical, about an Irish-American boxer, Jack Rooney in Person, though it was not produced, due to underfunding.

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Fats Domino Has A Really Awesome Couch

As reported:

Fats Domino was an important influence on the music of the 1960s and 1970s and acknowledged as such by some of the top artists of that era. Paul McCartney reportedly wrote The Beatles song “Lady Madonna” in an emulation of Domino’s style, combining it with a nod to Humphrey Lyttelton’s 1956 hit “Bad Penny Blues,” a record Joe Meek engineered Domino did manage to return to the “Hot 100″ charts one final time in 1968—with his own recording of “Lady Madonna”… Domino lived in a mansion in a predominantly working-class Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood, where he was a familiar sight in his bright pink Cadillac automobile. He makes yearly appearances at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and other local events. Domino was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987. Domino’s last tour was a three week European Tour in 1995. In 1998, President Clinton awarded him the National Medal of Arts.

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