Sunday 22 October 2017

Leo and Paschal go large

Leo Varadkar and Paschal Donohoe. Picture: Collins
Leo Varadkar and Paschal Donohoe. Picture: Collins
Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor

Daft Punk is playing at Leo's House. Well, not exactly, But Leo went to a gig last Friday, and, Oh, My, God, where to start?

It's possibly the end of rock 'n' roll. It's possibly the end of dance punk. It's possibly the end of Leo in the eyes of anyone under 40. In some ways, it tells us everything about the place we find ourselves in right now. And it's just too funny.

I'm going to lay this out in stages for you. Bear with me and I'll try to explain some context for older readers. Not being much younger than the older readers my context will be limited. US band LCD Soundsystem are THE trendy band right now. They were a few years back as well. And then they disbanded. But they got back together again, partly because David Bowie told bandleader James Murphy they should. And it's been a triumph and all right-thinking cool people are very excited about it all. OK? That'll do for now.

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