Friday, October 4, 2019

Queen Age Kicks

I did not know that Queen Elizabeth was an Undertones fan, but I found out yesterday that Feargal Sharkey was admitted to the Order of the British Empire this year. Being an Undertones fan myself, this pleases me to no end. I can imagine the queen listening to John Peel in the late 70s and mumbling to herself how polite that nice Sharkey boy was, compared to that awful, nasty Lydon boy.

Post title taken from this classic paean to teenage sexual longing:

The only downside to this honor is that, as far as I understand, this level of OBE doesn't entitle Feargal to call himself 'Sir Sharkey'.

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