Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Wearin' o' the Green

                …will not be happening on this blog.  Sorry, folks, ‘tis nothing personal: it took me long enough to get the background to stop being pink, so I don’t think I’ll futz with it any more until I come up with a better name for this thing and am thusly forced to click on the dreaded OPTIONS tab.

                Anyway, happy St. Patrick’s Day to one and all!  How ‘bout some Irish music, then?  I figure that by the end of today you’ll all have heard enough of the traditional stuff as well as the Pogues, U2 and Black 47 (not that there’s a thing wrong with any of ‘em.)  Instead, here’s a good one each from two of my favorite Irish groups:

                Finding early-ish Stiff Little Fingers on YouTube that had both decent audio and video turned out to be more of a chore than I’d anticipated.  Bless yer hearts, then, Rockpalast:

                On the other hand, picking which Therapy? video to imbed could have taken days.  This old pop hit (well, everywhere but here in the USA) still seems to make every other mix I throw together, and if you’ve never heard ‘em before, this should make for a fine introduction:

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