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Happy St. Paddy’s Day Widdershins
(note:  this is a repost of a post written by our chatblu for St. Patrick’s Day. )

 

 “I suffer from Irish-Catholic guilt. Guilt is a good reality check. It keeps that ‘do what makes you happy’ thing in check.”
– Irish American actor and director Edward Burns

Erin Go Bragh, Widdershins.  ‘Tis  St. Patrick’s Day, and time to get our playlist together.  Despite my iffy back, I will venture out to celebrate my maternal ancestry with those of the ilk, which pretty much includes everyone by 9 p.m.   So, load up on Bailey’s, Jameson’s and room temperature Guiness, and prepare to party.

Irish music is wild, sweet, and emotional – some bouncing and happy and others more than a little melancholy .  She has a troubled history,  and a terrible beauty.  26+6 =1 remains as much a political difficulty as it is a mathematical impossibility.  Truly, it is a nebulous concept at best. The ongoing upheaval is well reflected in Ireland’s traditional music.  Oddly, some of the songs sung lustily at Irish bars are word for word the same as those belted out at Highland games, with both sides vociferously claiming credit for the tune. Go figure, but since I had a parent from each line, I sang them loudly and proudly, as either way they are all mine.

Here’s my abbreviated list.  Add yours to it, please, as well as anything else that strikes your fancy in this open thread.

(1) Wild Rover – The Dubliners

(2) Whiskey in a Jar – The Dubliners

(3) Back Home in Derry –  The Young Wolfetones

(4) Wild Mountain Thyme = Don Williams and the Chieftains

(5) Molly Ban – Allison Krause and the Chieftains

(6) The Soldier’s Song – Irish National Anthem  (Try this one with a wee drap of Jameson’s and a Southern accent.)

(7) The Sick Note –  The Dubliners

Have a glorious day, and my Mother would have reminded you to pray for Ireland.

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Good Sunday Widdershins!

 

I had been at somewhat of a loss last weekend and this one on what kind of post tying in some songs or movies that I could do.  Then one of our fellow shinners mentioned the possibility of writing on the Oscar fubar and that yeah, stuff happens.  We know the story well by now.

The two accountants in charge of handing out the envelopes at the 2017 Academy Awards “froze” when La La Land was mistakenly announced as the Best Picture winner over Moonlight, this according to the show’s stage manager.

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Gary Natoli spoke to The Wrap about what occurred backstage as the events unfolded, saying Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz, accountants with PricewaterhouseCoopers who handled the Oscars balloting, didn’t react fast enough when the mistake was made.

“I’m sure they’re very lovely people, but they just didn’t have the disposition for this,” Natoli said. “You need somebody who’s going to be confident and unafraid.”

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The veteran stage manager said he immediately told other stage managers in the wings to get Cullinan and Ruiz onstage to correct the error. But, he added, both the accountants hesitated.

They probably “hesitated” because in fact, they are accountants,  CPAs in fact.  These are not people who are used to being front and center on nationwide television.  No, these are backstage -backoffice type folks who deal with pencils (probably good ones like Ticonderoga #2s), and adding machines with lots of paper spilling out of them.

So, as they say, shit happens or to be passive about it: mistakes were made.  And that brings us to our musical theme:  Mistakes.  There is a goodly number of songs about mistakes and not necessarily mistakes of the romance type.  My choices are below.

(1) Everybody Makes a Mistake ~ Otis Redding

(2) Last Mistake ~ Glenn Hughes

(3) Make a Mistake with Me ~ Brad Paisley

(4) A Mistake ~ Fiona Apple

(5) We took the wrong step years ago ~ Hawkwind

(6) Laughing ~ David Crosby (from 1st solo album)

Okay so those are my choices.  Feel free to add your own in the comments.  Oh and here’s one mistake none of us made:

This is an open thread for you to take wherever you wish.

Greetings, Widdershins.  It’s time for a weekend palate cleanser.

Last week brought a tremendous victory in Mississippi, as well as a hair-breadth loss of less than two points in Michigan.  The latter is, of course, being billed as a sign of Bernie’s inevitable victory. (“She’s ugly, her mother dresses her funny, and noooobody likes herrrrrr!”)

I plan to spend a lot of time making GOTV calls for Hillary this weekend, although I believe that FL should go well enough.  The Rust Belt has me a bit worried, though, and I need to chill out some prior to rocketing back into politics.  Therefore, I have gathered up some of my favorite relaxation music to share, and would be much obliged if you would post some for me as well.  Other than that, this is the usual wide-open thread.

Y’all have a great week-end, and make some calls for Hillary should you have the time to do so.

 

(1) Smooth – Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas

(2) Roll With the Changes – REO Speedwagon

(3) Old Time Rock and Roll – Bob Seeger

(4) Turn! Turn! Turn! – The Byrds

(5) Kokomo – The Beach Boys

(6) Atlantis – Donovan

Bonus:  Pachelbel’s Canon in D on a continuous loop.

It’s Friday, Widdershins.  Are you ready for the weekend?  And, are you ready for some football?  The preseason officially kicks off today.  The Dark Times are over, y’all.

Meanwhile, back at the blog, it’s time to take the weekend off and enjoy ourselves.  This week’s topic is songs with names in the title.  I found well over 100 of them while researching this, so there should be no brain strain involved here.  Post your favorites, along with anything else that comes to mind in this wide open thread.  I’ll be in and out, as my stepmother is being discharged tomorrow, so I need to get some things done to prepare her apartment for her arrival, then settle down and watch the preseason games.

(1) Abraham, Martin, and John – Dion

(2) Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin

(3) Cathy’s Clown – The Everly Brothers

(4) Lola – The Kinks

(5( Lady Lynda – The Beach Boys

BONUS:

(6) The Name Game – Shirley Ellis

 

 

Good weekend, Widdershins.   I’m baaaack.

The convention was good, Charleston is one of my favorite places, and I am nicely filled up with Country Captain and other local yummies.  We came back through Georgia, visited mom’s grave on St. Simon’s, and nibbled some of the world’s best ‘que along the way.  We arrived home almost a day late due to unremitting, torrential rain, so let’s celebrate rain, storms, thunder, lightening and all that it brings to Southern coastal summers.

I’ll be in and put this weekend, as my stepmother is in the hospital, but the floor is open to any and all discussion.  Love to all.

(1) A Rainy Night in Georgia – Ray Charles

(2) Fire and Rain – James Taylor

(3) One Rainy Wish – Jimi Hendrix

(4) Have You Ever Seen the Rain? – Creedence Clearwater Revival

(5) Buckets of Rain – Bob Dylan

Good Sunday, Widdershins. Hopefully we are all feeling better today.  Our merry little band has been a train wreck of late – I’ve had a number of nasty episodes of sciatica, Fredster injured his knee, MadamaB has had some respiratory problems, etc. Prolix appears to be still on his feet, but little appears to be certain.  Anhhow, the list of maladies goes on and on and on.  Therefore, our best bet for today is to try some healing tunes.

There are lots of songs about healing.  There are New Age. Native American, and Gregorian chants, as well as music that just tends to make us feel better when we listen.  Let’s concentrate on anything whatsoever that will make us all feel ever so much better, or next week we may need to have a séance.

My selections are posted below in this otherwise open thread.  Have a great day, feel good, and be careful.

(1)  Healing Hands – Elton John

(2) Lakota Healing Song – Trad.

(3) The Healer – Carlos Santana and John Lee Hooker

(4) Healing Music For DNA Repair

(5) Doctor’s Orders – Aretha Franklin and Luther Vandross

Good Sunday, Widdershins.  This week has brought us both the beauty of the Passover and Easter holidays,  as well as the not so lovely Tax Day and some disconcerting international news.  All in all, it’s a time for new beginning, and as far as I’m concerned, that’s a celebration in and of itself – usually.

So, as is our Sunday custom, please feel to post any music that you see fit, or any thoughts that you have on your mind.  It’s our day off, and we should enjoy,  Paschal greetings to all who celebrate, love and light to those of us who do not.

This is an open thread.

(1) New Morning – Bob Dylan

(2) Morning Has Broken – Cat Srevens

(3) Turn, Turn, Turn – The Byrds

(4) Brand New Day – Sting

(5) I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash

 

 


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