Do You feel Lucky, Punk?


Free tomorrow?

The Bollock Brothers V Clashjamwallop!

Eugene Connolly writes:

The legendary punk rock character Jock McDonald comes back home with his band of Europeans.

Legendary gig promoter & record company owner, Elvera Butler will give a brief talk about bringing punk acts over to Ireland back in the ’70s & early ’80s amongt them The Buzzcocks, The Stranglers & Jock’s original band The 4b2s to Trinity College..

Johnny Rotten came ‘home’ to see his brother Jimmy perform and ended up being sentenced to 3 months in Mountjoy. More innocent times!

The Bollocks brothers at The Grand Social at 8pm sharp.

24 thoughts on “Do You feel Lucky, Punk?

  1. Frilly Keane

    Ah here
    no offense to anybody but I thought that girl Elvera was dead

    same girl int’it – Downtown Kampus in the Arc

  2. Eugene Connolly

    One & the same Lady Frilly. Elvera’s had her fair share of health issues but she is very much alive and still kickin out the jams, MF.
    We’ll send her your kind regards (or you can do it yourself in person).
    Regarding the gig, both bands have turned this double header into something of a grudge match so not for the faint hearted.
    Actually strike that, more for the kind hearted. Special guest vocalist singing a number with both bands too. Local tenor banjo player Tommy Donovan has been drafted in for the iconic ‘One of the Lads’.
    Whole affair being filmed so wear your Sunday best. Sorry for calling you Lady Frilly, hope it doesn’t stick.

    1. Lady Frilly Keane

      ah sur’ nothing sticks on me that I’m not willing to wear Hugie
      well, give my regards to Elvera, its made my day to know she’s alive and kicking

      she gave my Generation of Langers some of the best nights ever in the Arc

      won’t make tomorrow night – its not the kinda gig I’d go to solo
      maybe the next time
      if she’s doing a Stump / Real Mayonnaise reunion; I’ll be expecting back stage passes

      1. Eugene Connolly

        Well if you liked Stump then it is very much the gig for you LFK. Coincidentally, I was in advanced talks a couple of years ago to bring Stump to Dublin. They played 2 low key gigs in Cork/West Cork. All going well but then I got a phone call to say that Mick Lynch was in Merrimont hospice. He died 2 days later Come along to the GS as my guest, I’ll look after you. Lights, Camels, Action!

  3. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    I saw The Buzzcocks while on hols in Argentina a few years ago. They were absolutely desperate.
    So now so.

      1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

        YEAH! GET ME!
        It’s a fantastic place: I’d love to go back. Buenos Aires is a poop cool city.

        1. scottser

          i walked through a random park in buenos aires one evening to find loads of folks practicing the tango. bizarre and wonderful.

          1. Bertie "the inexplicable pleasure" Blenkinsop

            I once saw a guy in Courtown wearing a Rangers jersey.

          2. Sheik Yahbouti

            Fair fecks, Bertie :-D – at the same time, I really appreciate the tango, when performed for real. Beautiful.

          3. Sheik Yahbouti

            Hey Bertie, here’s a real life story for you. More than 45 years ago meself and me beloved rented an alleged ‘caravan’ in Courtown for a weekend. The alleged caravan turned out to be a wooden structure – obviously ‘repurposed’. We didn’t care – we were young and horny. Lying in what passed for our bed one night, we heard some chaps returning to the ‘caravan’ site. They were singing, thus, ” Hi Ho, Hi Ho, what’s that in the po? By God you’re right, it must be sh!te, Hi Ho, Hi Ho,” – we still laugh at the memory, so many years later. :-D

          4. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            I’ve stayed in a caravan in Courtown! I’ll never do it again, but I’ve been amongst you people for the briefest time and understood your lives. A glimpse, if I may, into the existence of the ‘real’ people, as I like to call you.
            No offence, obv.

          5. Brother Barnabas

            please refer to and think of me as “him above”. still real and all. just a bit better.

        2. Birneybau2

          Bookended a trip to Patagonia with Buenes Aires. Cool place, mental situation exchanging money. Cambio Cambio

          1. Brother Barnabas

            You wanted InterCambio for changing money. CambioCambio is a gender reassignment clinic. How’d it go anyways?

          2. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            Must have worked. Birneybau1 was the first incarnation, obviously.

          3. Birneybau2

            “Since Argentines rely heavily on dollars, a parallel, unofficial dollar market has emerged with a separate rate called the “blue dollar”. To give you an idea of the difference, the official exchange rate at the time of the last edit this article was 8.47 pesos to the dollar, while the blue rate was 12.75 pesos to one dollar.

            A cueva is basically a local slang term for an underground casa de cambio, or money exchange house. These are often close to streets with heavy foot traffic, like Calle Florida in the City Center. As you walk down Florida, keep your ears open! You will hear lots of guys saying “cambio, cambio, cambio” (cam-bee-oh). This man is a blue-dollar-trader, and takes those interested in selling their currency to an unmarked office where he offers one of the best rates available. However, tourists should be very cautious if they choose this option, and should not be asked to exchange their cash on the street. If you choose to visit a cueva, you might want to ask around for the location of a reliable one, perhaps in your hotel or maybe to your tour guide.

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