Tom Waits - Mule Variations * The Twilight Sad - Fourteen Autumns And Fifteen Winters * Cap'n Jazz - Burritos, Inspiration Point..., etc * Billy Bragg - Back To Basics * Lifetime - Jersey's Best Dancers * Bear vs. Shark - Right Now, You're In The Best Of Hands. And If Something Isn't Quite Right, Your Doctor Will Know In A Hurry * Osker - Idle Will Kill * Alkaline Trio - Goddamnit * Jawbreaker - 24 Hour Revenge Therapy * Braid - Frame And Canvas * American Football - American Football * Eels - Electro-Shock Blues * The Promise Ring - Nothing Feels Good * Elliott Smith - Either/Or * Explosions In The Sky - The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place * Q And Not U - No Kill No Beep Beep * Sigur Ros - Ágætis Byrjun * Latterman - ...We Are Still Alive * NOFX - So Long And Thanks For All The Shoes * None More Black - This Is Satire * Descendents - Milo Goes To College
Andrew Jackson Jihad, Bomb The Music Industry!, Sigur Ros, Tom Waits, Eels, way too many more to mention.
Milk, Eggs, Newer Jokes.
Declan Patrick MacManus began having the time of his life on Wednesday, the 25th of August, 1954. He was the son and only child of trumpeter, vocalist and erstwhile bandleader Ronald (“Ross”) MacManus (born in Birkenhead, October 20, 1927) and record store manager Lillian MacManus.
The MacManus family’s original association with music occurred quite literally by accident. Elvis' grandfather Patrick was an orphan – his father (Elvis' great-grandfather) John MacManus (who was an Irishman from County Tyrone who'd moved to England) was killed in an accident on the dockside in Birkenhead and Patrick's mother (Elizabeth Costello) didn't survive much longer herself. Patrick and his brothers got shipped off to an orphanage in Southall where they all learned to play musical instruments. Patrick later ended up in the British Army in Ireland and was shot in 1917 (I assume he didn't heed the warning he was given by his Irish mates – as retold by Elvis in his song "Any King's Shilling") but later recovered and played jazz on the luxury trans-Atlantic cruise ships "Georgic" and "Majestic" up until 1933.
London to Liverpool
Declan was born at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington in London, England. The family first lived in Olympia in Kensington (inner West London), and then moved to Twickenham, Middlesex, on the outskirts of West London, when Declan was seven. Declan later attended Hounslow Secondary Modern (high school) in the same area. Ross and Lillian then separated, and when Declan was sixteen, Lillian and Declan moved to Liverpool and he finished high school there, completing his “A Levels” (or University Entrance Exams) in English. Declan has four half-brothers courtesy of his father’s second marriage.
At the time of Declan’s early childhood Ross was a featured vocalist with the Joe Loss Orchestra (Britain’s premier big band) and he used to bring home acetate recordings to practice the latest pop tunes. Declan loved to listen to these and other records, his favourite (
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