Desi gets together with renowned Scottish Author, Musician, DJ and all round good Celtic Man, George Paterson to talk about his great novel, The Girl, The Crow, The Writer and The Fighter.
They discuss Georges life growing up in Pollok and his adventures and experiences elsewhere. They cover his writing and his Music career and they chat about his love for Glasgow Celtic.
Listen to George talk about how his wonderful novel came to be created and hear about all the influences and many interesting aspects which helped in its creation along the way.
The chat ranges from The Bundy to Byres Road via Zurich, London, New York and Paris to name but a few locations before it settles on Paradise as George recalls being introduced to Celtic and his many memories following the Hoops from both near and far ever since.
If you love seeing a local guy make good, wondered just how good must it feel to write a book, love hearing about the Creative process and the ups and downs of an Artists life or maybe you also love hearing great Celtic stories from a great Celtic fan…well there’s something here for everyone!
Great listen btw. Quite a few bells ringing /crossing over on our backgrounds: . Brought up first few years in Govan (born in the Suffer-In-General), then moved to South Nitshill & Old Nitshill – Cleeves Rd – a stone’s throw (literally) from Priesthill. Also went to the same school (Bellarmine) as George.
Desi, 10/10 for your efforts and for clearly being a right good Tim.
Similar to George Patterson, going from what you said. I regret my ignorance but I don’t (didn’t) know of him. His book reviews seem immense and I like something ‘different’, a la Iain Banks (The Wasp Factory) or Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting).
I don’t ever listen to podcasts but I’ve a feeling I’m missing something here!
Byres Road was once a very happy place for me, Curler’s and Tennents etc. and the Rock not far away.
And, my Granny lived in Hyndal Avenue in Pollok which took forever to get to when I was a wean in Knightswood. Number 15 bus all the way to Corkerhill Road then the 50 to The Bundy? At the terminus. (there was a Bundy there but maybe not that referred to)
Anyway Desi, thanks for your efforts, and I’ll look for that book.
Hail! Hail! to both of you.
Thanks TicToc..Im sure youwill enjoy the read.
Growing up I just remember hearing that “The Bundy” were a Pollok Gang…possibly more myth than reality of course..I was living in sunny Toryglen by then.
Some good wee reading here –
Desi, the “Bundy” I was on about was a clock at the bottom of Braidcraft?, near the wee river.
the dog beaton tried to steal it off celtic today we need to highlite that when we ar the champions hail hail
hatati has already said he is exausted gie the bhoy a rest ffs
Exactly what I said recently ‘charlie’. Anyway we’ve plenty to hammer the Jambos without Hatate and then bring in Ideguchi and others for a run out in The Hoops. We should also have more time in summer if we avoid qualifiers in the CL to get all our Bhoys training together and getting to know each other.
Good to see you posting both here and ‘in another place’, yer patter is sorely missed!
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After reading the news about JB I just wondered if one of the red tops in Scotland would have a front page:
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Thanks Cha, I didn’t know that.
Hope all’s well in ‘the Smoke’ and we batter the Jambos at the w/end. I’m feeling just CHAMPION!