Remember when Damien Dempsey was just a singer-songwriter?
Neither do I, because I always thought he was a poet from day one.
But yis wouldn’t believe me, would yis?
Well it’s official now boys and girls.
Damien Dempsey is a poet.
Read it and weep.
It takes one to know one. And another poet has done exactly that.
A quite eminent one to boot.
So yiz can stick that in your ipods and press play.
Not shuffle though – Jesus no –
You must listen to the running order on each album as God (Damo) intended.
Anyway, as long as I’m proven right I’m happy. And I have been.
See Ma? it does sometimes happen!
In summary –
And here’s a few more poets that the well-fed and funded cultural elite
won’t allow themselves call poets
that the Bogman didn’t mention –
(Just off the top of my head like)
Mark E. Smith
Only messing with that last one. Ha. Ha. Of course, that’s Janey Macken Street’s tax consultant.
And a great one at that. Highly recommended.
Really looks the part, don’t you think?