Rhythm Nation: Patrick Freyne’s favourite tunes
Writer Patrick Freyne lists the tracks that he takes inspiration from, along with his reasons why
Comedy equals tragedy plus time. It’s an old adage that’s rarely been better illustrated than in Ok, Let’s Do Your Stupid Idea, an intelligent and entertaining new collection of essays by the award-winning Irish Times features writer Patrick Freyne.
On one level this is a humorous look back at Freyne’s more regrettable life choices, from jumping out of a plane for a charity he didn’t care about to falling...
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