When the Clancy Brothers sang "Whiskey, you're the devil. You're leadin' me astray," they weren't kidding.
My new lyric essay, "5 Stops on the Road to Ruin," is out today with Roi Fainéant Press.
An excerpt: "If you happen to be staying at the George Frederic Handel Hotel during your time in Dublin, and you’ve made the perilous decision to rent a car, spring for the GPS. While the hotel itself doesn’t have a parking lot, they will provide you with a coupon for the garage at Christchurch, which is just a quick 10 minute walk down the road. However, I advise you drive past the hotel before making your way to the parking structure in order to familiarize yourself with the location. Because, while proximity may be on your side, the George Frederic is located on a small side street called Fishamble which no Dublin local has apparently ever heard of. Ever. I mean no one. Don’t even bother asking. You’ll have better luck finding out how to locate the lost city of Brigadoon."
Read the whole piece HERE.
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