A walk on the Wilde side

by Gavin Friday “People stared at the make up on his face laughed at his long black hair, his animal grace the boy in the bright blue jeans jumped up on the stage, Lady Stardust sang his songs of darkness and dismay” David Bowie As a teenager it was David Bowie who turned me onto…

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Three Wishes for Kosovo

By Gavin Friday From: Irish Independent, September 26, 1999 “Taxi, Barry’s Balloon’s Phibsboro, then I’m off to Artane to see ‘Joe’ the magic man” ” What’s the story Bud?” “I’m just getting a crash course in balloon magic….” “What are you doing, starting up a circus?” “No, I’m going to Kosovo” “Kosovo? Why? Are you…

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