Rhythm Nation: Patrick Freyne’s favourite tunes

Writer Patrick Freyne lists the tracks that he takes inspiration from, along with his reasons why

20th September, 2020
Rhythm Nation: Patrick Freyne’s favourite tunes
By his own rueful admission, Patrick Freyne spent many years trying to become a rock star before embracing ‘the much more stable and secure world of journalism’

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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