Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Paddy's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day,

I've never been to this green land they call Ireland - but do have some blood ties from way back. The one thing I know is that the people are friendly and hard as nails. This toughness comes from a deeply routed will to survive from way back in the day. They are very much like the Scottish (or is it that the Scottish are like the Irish:)

Today is the patron Saint of Ireland's day - St. Patrick's Day. This means green is worn and Guinness is drank. The origins of this date are best left explained by wikipedia (I'm lazy today).

To mark the occasion - here's a quick 10 tunes to get you in the mood (some not actually Irish - but in that direction).

  1. U2 -'The Sweetest Thing'
  2. The Cranberries - 'Ode to My Family'
  3. Snow Patrol - 'Chocolate'
  4. The Pogues - 'Fiesta'
  5. Thin Lizzy - 'The Boys are Back in Town'
  6. Sinead O'Connor - 'The Emperor's New Clothes'
  7. House of Pain - 'Who's the Man'
  8. Ash -'There's a Star'
  9. Ronan Keating - 'Rollercoaster'
  10. Damian Rice - 'Cannonball'
Honorary Irish for today
  1. Mighty Mighty Bosstones - 'The Impression That I Get'
  2. Spirit of the West - 'Venice is Sinking'

Have a safe night!


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