Articles by Tommy Mackay

Madman Across The Water

  Opening track from the new Supertrump album, Isis? What Isis? featuring Elton John and, er, a madman across the water.   Please follow and like us:


The Declaration Of Arbroath

  It’s about time we had another national holiday Christmas, Easter and New Year are so passé The 6th of April sounds good to me When Bernard of Kilwinning tried to set us free He…


If I Were To Run A Zoo

by Darius Budrys   As Joe Exotic succumbs to coronavirus, we pay tribute with the Lithuanian entry in the Reckless Eurovision Song Contest: If I were to run a zoo I wouldn’t leave out the…


Canedolia

  Canedolia (An Off-Concrete Scotch Fantasia) by Edwin Morgan music – Tommy Mackay oa! hoy! awe! ba! mey! who saw? rhu saw rum. garve saw smoo. nigg saw tain. lairg saw lagg. rigg saw eigg….


Coppers Got a Brand New GrabBag

  As emergency laws come into practice, a reminder of the last time Police Scotland reassured the public by issuing this statement. Carry on: “September is preparedness month. Emergencies can happen at any time and…


Dominic

  Dominic a nic a nic a A strategic mastermind He’s the brains behind the throne With a towering intellect And a towering forehead He’s a one man thunderdome Are these people really clever Or…


This Is The Time

by Zvezdana Žitnik   This is the time This is the time This is the time This is the time It’s ten past nine Ten past nine Ten past nine And five seconds Six Seven…


Put Your Hands Out In Front Of You

by Celebrazione I want you to put your hands out in front of you And bend your knees Backwards Go! Hands, hands, hands… Knees, knees, knees… Boomp a daisy, boomp a daisy… Put your hands…


Charlie Is A Dalek

  Charlie is a dalek A dalek, a dalek Charlie is a dalek But he’s still not bloody king! Mummy is still in charge In charge, in charge Mummy is still in charge In charge…


Bucky Bottle Game

  As production of Buckfast halts due to coronavirus, we revisit an old They Might Be Gannets number: I lost the Bucky bottle game Which means I have to be Heading to the off licence…