Legendary folk punk singer-songwriter and pisshead extraordinaire, Shane MacGowan is looking for a new dentist brave enough to tackle his knackered pegs. A post on the official Pogues twitter page asked fans who were "great dentists" to have the "job offer of a lifetime". And possibly the challenge of a career also. According to those promoting the campaign, Shane also promises to do an "advertising campaign for the winning dentist", which may not be the most appropriate commercial face for a dentistry promotion.
Along with his poetic lyrics and raucous vocal style, Shane is well known for the fairly consistent state of his dental health, or lack of it. However, it seems that the band may have already sourced a willing contender. "Dental geek" and Pogues fan Mark Skimming, who runs a private practice in Glasgow, has responded with a tweet accepting the challenge.