Articles by Tommy Mackay

Muriel Sparks

Recorded live at the Scottish Poetry Library by @ByLeavesWeLive She wrote lots of books and probably Her most famous is The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie But there’s lots of other stuff no-one knows She…



Wrap Party

I shall be playing songs from A Reckless History Of Scottish Poetry at this event this evening. Be there or be elsewhere. If you can’t make it, here’s one of the songs I’ll be doing:…


IMF

  Oh! What the fuck? Economically risky Likely to increase We recommend you take An early opportunity For a re-evaluation Of the policies The untargeted fiscal packages Are being closely monitored The things they say,…


Power To All Our Friends (Except Scotland)

  Keir Starmer once again extols the glorious virtues of ‘Britain, Britain, Britain’ whilst dismissing the d:reams of the Scottish people.   see also: Tony Blair’s Mortgage Advisor The Deluded English Patient


Killer Truss

  She’s only been here five minutes And her gruesome cabinet “Let them eat cake, ” she says Just like Marie Antoinette She’s fucked the economy Crucified the monarchy That is quite the graduation You…


Dead Flag

  We used to be Socialists But now we’re raving Monarchists We’ve learned to serve and scrape and bow We’ve torn the red flag into bits Now we sing God Save The King We don’t…


Laughing All The Way To The Bank

  Hi, my name is Kwasi Kwarteng I like chuckling every now and then Funeral for me is real fun But now I’m looking after number one Laughing all the way to the bank Cutting…


A Reckless History Of Scottish Poetry

A compilation of Reckless music about Scottish Poets and their work. Tracks: Haggis Bombs Sic A Parcel O Rogues (Surfin’ Bard mix) William Topaz McGonagall Louis Louis Supercalifragilisticcircumjackcencrastus A Drunk Man Looks At Throbbing Thistle…


This Royal House

  This royal house wants doing over This royal house wants demolishing This royal house is home and comfort To old queens and pretend kings This royal house has run its course now This royal…