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Morning Music Edition

Today we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a selection of Irish delights and nary a shamrock, leprechaun or green beer to be found. Blessed with the gift of gab and the gift of song, the Irish have churned out some amazing and timeless songs. The sort of songs that describe wistful love, fill you with pride or bring a mischievous grin to your face.

 






 

U2 can be on the list as soon as they start paying Irish taxes. And let’s be honest, Bono hasn’t really been Irish since he started donning those wanker sunglasses.

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March 17, 2009 - Posted by | Daily Whims | , , , , , , , ,

15 Comments »

  1. THANK YOU for not including U2. And I am cracking up the Cranberries as I type this.

    Comment by baby fish mouth | March 17, 2009 | Reply

  2. *cracking = cranking

    Comment by baby fish mouth | March 17, 2009 | Reply

  3. But where’s Enya???!!

    Kidding!!

    ::ducks::

    Comment by SeaKat | March 17, 2009 | Reply

  4. ::plays tape of irish whales making mating sounds::

    There ya go SeaKat.

    But really…Is Enya actually Irish??

    Comment by baby fish mouth | March 17, 2009 | Reply

  5. She is, sure. If memory serves, she was in Clannad, one of the earlier “dreamy, synthesizer, LOTR-sounding” bands and then struck off on her own. In fact, I think Clannad was a family affair. (Cue Sly Stone, only all synthesizer-y and medievalish)

    Comment by SeaKat | March 17, 2009 | Reply

  6. Maire Brennan, the lead singer of Clannad, is Enya’s sister. 🙂

    Comment by Cait | March 17, 2009 | Reply

  7. Dirty Old Town is one of my all-time faves.

    BTW, Cait – do you like Kirsty McCall? Not Irish, but she’s the female singer w/Shane McGowan on Christmas in NY. (I think that’s the song…)

    She was amazing. I was so sorry to discover her after her death and to know that there was no hope of looking forward to what she would do next.

    Comment by SeaKat | March 17, 2009 | Reply

  8. I’d like to suggest the Irish Drinking Song by Buck O Nine. It always makes me feel like slamming back a few, a few dozen.

    Comment by oilybohunk7 | March 17, 2009 | Reply

  9. Correction: Kirsty MacColl and the song is “Fairytale of New York”

    It was bugging me b/c I knew I was close but not quite there, so Wikipedia to the rescue!! 🙂

    Comment by SeaKat | March 17, 2009 | Reply

  10. I love Kirsty, and that’s my favorite Christmakwanzakkuh song.

    Comment by Cait | March 17, 2009 | Reply

  11. ah, dirty old town.

    Comment by DonnaMartin | March 17, 2009 | Reply

  12. you forgot chumba wumba.

    hahahahahahaha

    got that song makes me want to die in a fire.

    Comment by DonnaMartin | March 23, 2009 | Reply

  13. that’s “god” not “got.”

    i don’t know who got is.

    Comment by DonnaMartin | March 23, 2009 | Reply

  14. Would you like to look at this pamphlet, “Who Is Got?”

    Comment by baby fish mouth | March 23, 2009 | Reply

  15. Makes the whole Got Milk campaign kinda creepy.

    Comment by SeaKat | March 23, 2009 | Reply


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