Gogarty moves from Dáil to recording
Former Green Party TD Paul Gogarty is probably most famous for his use of “unparliamentary language” in taking a pop at Labour TD Emmet Stagg during a Dáil debate in 2009.
However, he has now turned his hand to pop music instead under the stage name His Sweet Surprise, having released a debut single on August 26th and a corresponding YouTube video posted yesterday.
The video, which begins with Gogarty perusing photos in a USA biscuit tin and moves on to him playing a computer game called “Stagg hunter” before taking in a cake sale, a kidnapping and a murder, was yesterday described by the former TD as a “complicated dream sequence”.
When asked about some of the criticism levelled at the material yesterday, he appeared unfazed.
“Anyone who sticks their head out or does something different gets abuse no matter who they are . . . There are people who look through a political prism, they’re going to make judgments based on that. They’re never going to close their eyes, listen to a song and make a judgment without prejudice,” he said.