Saturday 24 February 2018

Born to run over time

llThe hubbub over the decision to cut off Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney in the middle of 'Twist and Shout' in a concert in London reverberated through the week.

Springsteen duly continued the song in his first gig at the RDS in Dublin this week with the introduction. . . "before we were rudely interrupted".

Could this fashion for cutting short ageing legends spread?

Did Paul Simon have to curtail his recent performance at Dublin's O2?

As one wag noted: "Paul Simon didn't do all the Simon & Garfunkel songs older fans hoped to hear. Apparently he dropped plans to do 'Parsley, Sage, Rosemary' because he didn't have time."


ll A judge in Carlow District Court dismissed a case against a Scottish lady after her lawyer said her accent made her sound more drunk than she really was.

Katherine Cupples from Baltinglass was accused of being intoxicated in a public place and using threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour, The Nationalist reported.

Her solicitor said her Scottish manner of speaking may have contributed to gardai thinking she was more drunk. "She would say herself that perhaps her Scottish accent may sound stronger and slurred with drink."

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