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Thread #13337   Message #986590
Posted By: Big Tim
19-Jul-03 - 12:21 PM
Thread Name: Whatever happened to Matt McGinn?
Subject: RE: Whatever happened to Matt McGinn?
I've just finished reading "McGinn of the Calton": fascinating, humourous, and sad, in the light of Matt's premature death. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in Glasgow, the human spirit and who enjoys a good laugh.                     

MMG joke: he is teaching, the Inspector calls, asks a wee boy "who pulled down the pillars of the Temple"? Wee boy: "well it wisnae me". To MMG: "what have you to say about that?". "Well, if the boy says it wisnae him...". To Head: "what have you to say about that?". Head: "Well MMG knows the boy well, and if he says it wisnae him..." To Education Committee: "what have you to say about that?". "We're sorry, it's a shame, shouldn't have happened, we'll send a couple of joiners round in the morning to fix it up again"!

Also listening to some of Matt's old records: it's like being back inside a 60s folk club.