Do you remember “The Mick?” Or better yet, Christopher Kavanagh? No? What about the larger than life central character from Colin Post‘s recent book: “Mad Outta Me Head: Addiction and Underworld from Ireland to Colombia.” No, well let me refresh your mind a little or better yet tune in to the Colombia Calling interview I did with Post some time ago. I got to meet “The Mick” a couple of months ago, down some beers (of course I picked up the tab) and then wrote a profile piece for a new magazine called Marx Rand. Check it out.
“I DON’T KNOW HOW I FEEL”
IN 2014, AN AMERICAN JOURNALIST BEGAN A CAMPAIGN ON KICKSTARTER TO RAISE $15,000 SO THAT HE COULD WRITE AND PUBLISH THE BIOGRAPHY OF AN OLD IRISHMAN HE KNEW IN BOGOTA, COLOMBIA WHO SEEMED TO HAVE A FASCINATING, TERRIFYING PAST. PART DRUG MULE, PART CHARLATAN, CHRISTOPHER KAVANAGH ONCE RUBBED SHOULDERS WITH THE WORLD’S MOST NOTORIOUS VILLAINS AND HAD HIMSELF SERVED TIME FOR ATTEMPTED COCAINE SMUGGLING DURING THE LATE 1980S. MEANWHILE, HIS GIRLFRIEND OF THE TIME WAS TWO-TIMING HIM WITH ONE OF IRELAND’S MOST NOTORIOUS AND VILLAINOUS GANGSTERS. A TWO-DAY REDDIT AMA AND A GRUELLING MARKETING SCHEDULE HELD IN 2014 ENSURED THE FUNDING ARRIVED, AND COLIN POST FINISHED THE BOOK AT THE START OF THIS YEAR, WHEN IT WENT OUT TO THE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN SUPPORTERS. MAD OUTTA ME HEAD: ADDICTION AND UNDERWORLD FROM IRELAND TO COLOMBIA IS NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON AND HAS GARNERED RAVE REVIEWS AND CRITICAL ACCLAIM.
and this is how my latest long form piece for Marx Rand magazine begins. To read the full article, head over, enjoy and then leave some feedback and share!