Tuesday, December 8, 2015

In A Lighter Vein...


Okay, so maybe I am a big fan.

Had some Dropkick Murphys in a post last week, I've been exploring their catalog. Yeah, Celtic punk, it's a thing. They have some really great tunes, some of which I'll be sharing over the weeks ahead. (No, don't worry, I'm not turning The Chant into a music revue, though if Tuna and Juvat wanna jump in on that, I'll not stand in their way.)

For some reason (perhaps because they're fellow New Englanders and fellow Celts) Dropkick Murphys' music has struck a chord (pun intended) in me as of late. They even have a website.

The rhythms of this music (if not the actual content) tugs at something ancestral in me. I enjoy it and these lads rock. Bit rough around the edges aye, but so am I from time to time. Though I've mellowed a lot in my old age!

As it's the holiday season, give this one a listen. I can't say my family ever behaved this way over the holidays, but it looks like fun. And the kids are cute, well, most of 'em.


Oh and Tuna, here's some jets, you've been a good lad this year...

Go read this, it's interesting.


20 comments:

  1. Cool tune. A few years back I had never heard of them. I was scheduled to deejay a St. Patrick's Day party at my sportsman's club and one of the younger members asked me if I was going to play any Dropkick Murphys, he being 100% Irish and even taking his honeymoon in the Emerald Isle. He lent me a couple cds which I listened to about a week ahead of the party. WOW! That stuff does stir the blood on some deep level. Kind of like the pipes. I mixed quite a few of their songs in with the more traditional and received a lot of compliments on the selections. I've been a fan ever since. I'm happy that you've discovered them. I hope that they've finally purged Nickleback from your system. HA, ha. Sorry.................................

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    1. Hahaha! I had that one coming.

      Yeah, these guys have good stuff. They were in the parade in Boston when the Sox won the Series in 2013, there's video of it on YouTube.

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  2. Took a couple weeks leave to visit UK countries while I was in Germany. Fell in love with the Scots/Irish folk. The English . . . eh? My birth name was Cooper. I'm of Irish descent. My maternal great-grandmother was born in Ballylooby (It's a real place. Look it up.) The only problem I have with the Scots and Irish is understanding them when they speak English. I, once, was detailed to assist an RAF sergeant in the repair of a piece of U.S. gear that his unit had borrowed. He was a Scot. The whole time we were together I understood not one word of whatever he said. We ended up using hand signals and intuition. But I love 'em yet. Here's a link to a Youtube video of Kenneth McKellor, a Scots/Irish tenor who I first heard of when I visited Glasgow . . . 1979, I think. Love his work.
    https://youtu.be/gT6Rq3e9A9E

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  3. Ironic, innit, that the further one gets from Ireland, the more traditional the music sounds.
    That selection will probably end up as one of my holiday favorites.
    Thanks!

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    1. Yeah, I like it, rather a lot really.

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  4. Great tune and video! I'd have never seen that without Sarge and the interweb, so yet more to be thankful for.

    I followed the last link and figured out what the navy's major malfunction is. Rainbow Sideboys.

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    1. Rainbow sideboys...

      Doesn't everyone have those now?

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  5. I guess this means I'm getting coal for Christmas, but, thanks to Obama and his emphasis on curing Global Warming, it's supposed to be cold this winter. I'm good to go!

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    1. I was just reading Nebraska's ag climate update and saw that the Climate Prediction Center forecast "shows increased odds for above normal temperatures December-February for most of the U.S., except for Texas." You guys must've really papa india sierra sierra echo delta off the HMFIC climate change.

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    2. @Juvat - Tuna wanted more jets the other day in a comment. So he got them.

      To my knowledge, you're still on Santa's list.

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    3. @Shaun - yeah, so far the weather in New England has been very mild, we should hit 60-something this weekend.

      I like snow at Christmas, about two inches in the morning, melted by noon.

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  6. My new favorite Christmas song! Reminds me a wee bit o' me own family. And thanks for the link- I had no idea how Carrier Aviation worked! /Snark/

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  7. There are some other fun tribal Celtic bands on YouTube. Albannach and Scythian will get your heart pumping and your toes tapping.

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    1. I checked those bands out on YouTube. Awesome!

      Thanks for the heads up, Mary.

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  8. My first exposure to Dropkick Murphys. Very nice! Learn something new every day!

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  9. Check out the Flogging Mollys if you like the Murphys

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    1. I shall do just that. Thanks for the tip.

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