Articles by Tommy Mackay

Ken?

  Val McDermid replies to the question of whether Scots should abandon the English language. With guitar!


Iggy Pop’s Parrot

  I tell you Iggy Pop’s parrot is a cockatoo Iggy Pop’s parrot knows what to do Iggy Pop’s parrot’s gonna throw some shapes And why not? Iggy Pop’s parrot (It’s a cockatoo!) It likes…



Elected ’21

  I’m your top prime cut of meat in Scotch pies You wannae be elected, aye? I like my caramel logs deep fried You wannae be elected, aye? The kids want independence too You wannae…



Let’s Do It

  Birds do it, bees do it Even educated fleas do it Let’s do it, let’s declare independence Even the United States did it United Arab Emirates did it Let’s do it, let’s declare independence…


Pacific Quay Cowboy

  I’ve been on the BBC so long Reportin’ the same old song I know every crack in the dirty politics of Scotland But bias is the name of the game And facts get washed…


Put A Phone In Your Pocket/Laura

  Laura got a tory nut, she bought him for a line Peston had another one, he paid for all the time She put a lie on the internet, she made it all up While…



Chaos

  I wish I was a duck on Alexandra Park pond I could swim, and fly, and walk and have three wives, and everything I wanted But I’m a man. I have a mind, and…