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What links Joyride to The Simpsons via Bobby Gillespie?

In the endless scroll of grim news, people need a bit of joy. And surely it can be found in an Irish indie comedy starring Olivia Colman. In Joyride (due out Friday) she plays Joy, a down-on-her-luck mother on a wild road trip across Ireland; newcomer Charlie Reid plays Mully, the scamp teenager who joins her. Also supporting is Olwen Fouéré.
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Bobby Gillespie wins Best Music Book at the BandLab NME Awards 2022

Bobby Gillespie has won Best Music Book at the BandLab NME Awards 2022 this evening (March 2) for Tenement Kid. The Primal Scream frontman’s memoir beat music books by Dave Grohl (The Storyteller: Tales Of Life And Music), Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast (Crying In H Mart), Questlove (Music Is History) and Paul McCartney (The Lyrics) for the win.
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Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie on his working class youth: “Kids like me were judged to be stupid”

Bobby Gillespie has spoken about his upbringing in a Glasgow tenement, saying that he constantly felt “like a failure” at school age. The Primal Scream frontman said in a new interview with Scottish Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh that he felt inhibited and disillusioned with the world at an early age thanks to judgements about his socio-economic standing.
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Bobby Gillespie: ‘For the first 10 years of my life, I lived in a Glasgow tenement … that stuff stays with you’

Bobby Gillespie’s memoir, Tenement Kid, starts by documenting Gillespie’s Glaswegian working-class background and ends in 1991, as Primal Scream prepare to release their Mercury prize-winning album, Screamadelica. As Gillespie’s final line in the book has it: “Some say this is where the 1990s began.”. Last month, he and old friend,...
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