|James, on the left, with The Pogues - Photo by Paul Slattery|
|James Fearnley at The Faber Social - Photo by Steve Worrall|
He touches on other stories too, from the break up of The Pogues in Yokohama, Japan - where they try to decide who will tell Shane he is out of the band - to who was the first choice to sing the female part on the duet of "Fairytale of New York", and no I'm not telling, you'll have to buy the book to find out..! Unfortunately, there were no copies of the book available on the night, which was a shame but I ordered a copy as soon as I got home, and I'm really looking forward to reading it. I shall end on a lovely quote from James' talk, the wonderful line that Shane MacGowan "turned Artlessness into Beauty."