Articles by Tommy Mackay

Red Eyed And Reckless

Cabaret Voltaire’s album ‘Red Mecca’ mixed with Taylor Swift’s album ‘Red.’  This is what they want! Tracks: A State of Evil Sly Beautiful Tragic Red Landslide A Thousand Treacheries I Almost Do Red Mask Trouble…


There’s A Squirrel In My House

  There’s a squirrel in my house Squirrelling memories Squirelling money Where Peter used to be Only shadows from the past I see Time seems to have erased The vision of his smiling face Now…


C-People

  Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! We don’t understand the British people You can trust me You’ve done me wrong, your time is up You took a sip from the devil’s cup You broke my heart, there’s…


No Smacking, No Fracking, No Union Jacking

  S.C.O.T.L.A.N.D Massive heart, wee country Reject the landlord, reject the laird Celebrate John Logie Baird And Alexander Graham Bell I could make a list like Billy Joel But that would be just too cringey…


Pothole Pete

  Many have made my acquaintance, through lack of highway road maintenance. I’m Pothole Pete living in your street. To get me repaired, you’ll need plenty of patience I started as a crack in the…


Fly Bonny Boat

  See that bonny boat like a bird on the wing Floating near Banff in the sky Bending the light, it’s a form of mirage Known as Fata Morgana Isn’t science wonderful? Things are not…


Wild Thing Called Love

  When Wire met The Troggs, the result was not litigious, as opposed to  when Wire met Elastica.   see also: I Could Be In Your Heart Pauline – The Girl U Want


Lucy Rimmer R.I.P.

Another ex Fall member gone. Here’s Lucy Rimmer singing the Jeff Lynne song ‘Birthday’ from the Sinister Waltz compilation album.   She had a birthday yesterday, she cried Took off her glasses, let her hair…


Being And Nothingness

  Well, if I’m in an existential funk I find it helps if I get drunk I take a single malt, I reach for Jean Paul Saltire When I’m lonely Being and nothingness I will…


Beatles Bones

  The Beatles meet Mark E Smith meets Captain Beefheart in a retelling of Strawberry Fields Forever. From the album Top Of The Popstock Vol.4 by The Foul.   see also: Six Months Later –…