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Philomena Lynott, mother of the late Phil Lynott, with Balla Bán Art Gallery owner, Frank O’Dea next to Phil’s statue outside Bruxelle’s on Harry Street, Dublin 2 and a portrait of Phil dressed as Charlie Chaplin

Phil Lynott’s mum Philomena receiving a portrait of her son dressed as Charlie Chaplin by Dublin caricature artist, Ray Sherlock ahead of this weekend’s Chaplin Film Festival in Waterville, Co. Kerry.

On Sunday there will be a Guinness World Record attempt to have the largest gathering of people dressed as Charlie Chaplin.

Also on Sunday, A Birthday Party For Phil will take place at the Bloody Stream Pub in Howth,  Co Dublin from 3pm.

Charlie Chaplin found ‘no room at the inn’ in Waterville (John Daly, Irish Examiner)


[Yuzuru Hanyu setting a World Record in the Figure Skating Short Program at 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia earlier, performance unavailable online]

Mark Geary writes:

This is a good news story…You may already know this, or it may be well covered in Ireland, I am in Australia, so I can’t tell. The Gary Moore song, Parisienne Walkways, with Phil Lynott on vocals, was played for the men’s figure skating gold medal: I am watching it now, it sounds like the LP or 12 ”version.

Hanyu delivers historic performance (ESPN)


USA’s Jason Brown skating to ‘Reel Around The Sun’ from  Riverdance.

Thanks James Cregan

big-1productimage-picture-aw13-tct-lynott-ss-tee-11696_t_w452_h452Phil Lynott, illustrated by Jamie Hewlett for Liam Gallagher’s clothing label Pretty Green

Part of a three tee set White Guitar collection [including Paul Weller and Pete Townsend] to raise money for the UK-based Teenage Cancer Trust.

RB writes:

Disrespectful much?



Yours for an eye-popping €65.

Jamie Hewlett x Phil Lynott (Pretty Green)

vanphil(Phil Lynott, Maria Osmond and Van Morrison, London, 1980)

That jukebox in the corner blasting out my favorite song/ The nights are getting warmer, it won’t be long/ Won’t be long ’til summer comes/ Now that the boys are here again ...
The Boys Are Back In Town, Thin Lizzy

The metrical elasticity of these lines and their easy sensation of transport, poetic lift-off, has a lot to do with Van Morrison.
For Philip, as for Bruce Springsteen (from whose “Kitty’s Back” the guitar riff of “The Boys Are Back in Town” was apparently nicked or adapted), Van’s Astral Weeks was a wellspring, and his street-bardic gabble a pure energy.
“The Boys Are Back in Town” shares a three-in-a-row rhyme scheme with “Madame George”—you could put Van’s lines, actually, right into Philip’s song without disturbing the meter or even (much) the meaning: ‘And outside they’re making all the stops/ The kids out in the street collecting bottle-tops/ Gone for cigarettes and matches in the shops …’



There you go now.

Guess Who Just Back Today? (James Parker, The Slate)

Pic; Melody Maker

Thanks annebxis


philoOutside Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin, this afternoon.

Previously: He Broke The Mould

Thanks Neil Dorgan