Friday, October 11, 2013

Phil Chevron - RIP

Sad news came this week that Phil Chevron, guitarist for the Pogues, as well as legendary Irish punks Radiators from Space, lost his battle with cancer at age 56.    I had the great fortune and honor of interviewing him last year when the Radiators' "Trouble Pilgrim" was released here in the states.  I figured rather than try to write some kind of eulogy like everyone else, I'd re-post that interview here as tribute to his life, his body of work, and his well earned reputation as a lovely man.  Thanks to big John Murphy of Shite 'N' Onions for setting it up.  You can read the article here.

It's been well over a year, I know.  I keep meaning to write, I've started and stopped more times than I care to admit.  I don't know if it's writer's block, inertia, too much going on elsewhere, or what.  All I know is I've neglected this blog for far too long.  I'll be writing more very soon.