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Belatedly, Happy St. Paddy’s Day
Widdershins!

How’s the craic Widdershins?  (Don’t know if I used that correctly or not!

So according to the link above on Irish slang that’s supposed to mean “Hello”!   Friday was officially St. Paddy’s day but we’ll just celebrate it today.  We’ll  pretend we’re still celebrating from Friday.

Now of course this being an Irish holiday/celebration, it has to have music and indeed there more Irish music than you could shake a shillelagh at.  And the styles do run the gamut.  So I’ll put my selections below and you can, if you wish, add your in the comments.

 

(1) Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ~ Irish Celebration

(2) The Dubliners ~ Molly Malone

(3) The Great Big Sea ~ The Night Pat Murphy Died

(4) The Pogues ~ Dirty Old Town

(5) Dropkick Murphys ~ I’m Shipping Up To Boston

(6) The Dubliners & The Pogues ~ Irish Rover

So there ya go Widdershins!  A nice six-pack of songs to help you to continue celebrating the grand day!  Of course it’s an open thread.

 

 

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Good Saturday and weekend to you Widdershins.  By the title I assume you have guessed what the theme will be for our weekend music on the blog.

that there is light despite all of the darkness

We are going to have to keep that in mind my peeps.  Every time we see an incident or thing happening that show how clueless this Prez-elect and his entourage are, we have to keep that in mind.  That whenhope-1024x320 the talking yam wants to bring into the White House a racist, bigoted, supporter of the alt-right, we have to keep that in mind.  That when he appoints as his national security adviser, a man who was in the pay of the Turkish government as a lobbyist, we have to keep that in mind.

So let’s take a look at some songs of hope.

web-page-separator-line(1) Rise Up ~ Andra Day

(2) When You Believe ~ Whitney Houston & Mariah Carey

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(3) Titanium ~ David Guetta

(4) Skyscraper ~ Demi Lovato

(5) Long Promised Road ~ The Beach Boys

(6) The Show Must Go On ~ Queen

web-page-separator-lineOkay there’s a half-dozen to get y’all started.  There are tons and tons of these songs out there so I know you will find some to add in the comments.

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Open thread, obviously.

 

 

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Good Saturday and Weekend to you Widdershins!

The current music post was getting to be a bit of a loggy in loading so I made a part two.  So keep on posting music vids folks!

 

First off, let us say we are all totally disgusted and unhappy about what Director Comey did yesterday, spooky-scary-skeletons-animated-gifalong with everything that followed.  Second, let’s not talk about it today, shall we?  I am more than certain there will be plenty of grist to discuss and elaborate on by Monday.  Instead, let’s use this weekend post as what our dear Chat first intended:  a palate cleanser to remove the foul taste of politics – at least for a weekend.

skelteon-memesSince Halloween will fall on Monday this year let’s start our musical celebration of it early.  Now for heaven’s sake there are tons of spooky Halloweenish songs out there and your google machine will help you find them.  I know because that’s exactly what I did.

My selections are right below and I look forward to seeing your choices in the comments.

(1) Dead Man’s Party ~ Oingo Boingo

(2) Season of the Witch ~ Donovan

(3) Black Magic Woman ~ Santana

(4) This is Halloween ~ Marilyn Manson (a box might appear in the vid – find the x and click on it to clear it out)

(5) Zombie ~ The Cranberries

(6) Werewolves of London ~ Warren Zevon

(7) Highway to Hell ~ AC/DC

So there you go Widdershins, seven great Halloweenish songs.  Hope to see yours in the comments.

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Good Saturday and Weekend to you Widdershins!

First off, let us say we are all totally disgusted and unhappy about what Director Comey did yesterday, spooky-scary-skeletons-animated-gifalong with everything that followed.  Second, let’s not talk about it today, shall we?  I am more than certain there will be plenty of grist to discuss and elaborate on by Monday.  Instead, let’s use this weekend post as what our dear Chat first intended:  a palate cleanser to remove the foul taste of politics – at least for a weekend.

skelteon-memesSince Halloween will fall on Monday this year let’s start our musical celebration of it early.  Now for heaven’s sake there are tons of spooky Halloweenish songs out there and your google machine will help you find them.  I know because that’s exactly what I did.

My selections are right below and I look forward to seeing your choices in the comments.

(1) Dead Man’s Party ~ Oingo Boingo

(2) Season of the Witch ~ Donovan

(3) Black Magic Woman ~ Santana

(4) This is Halloween ~ Marilyn Manson (a box might appear in the vid – find the x and click on it to clear it out)

(5) Zombie ~ The Cranberries

(6) Werewolves of London ~ Warren Zevon

(7) Highway to Hell ~ AC/DC

So there you go Widdershins, seven great Halloweenish songs.  Hope to see yours in the comments.

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pot·pour·ri
ˌpōpəˈrē,ˌpōpo͝oˈrē
a mixture of things, especially a musical or literary medley

A good weekend to you Widdershins! Good grief – what a week we have had.  And the same goes for our gal.  Bernie has questioned her “judgement” while he did finally, grudgingly admit that she was qualified to be President.  Coming from Sanders that was just oh so extra special, don’t you agree?  Jane Sanders explained to us that instead of reading a dry old transcript of Bernie’s words what we really needed to do was to hear them.  Uh…no thanks Jane; I’d rather hear a donkey bray.  And that fingah!  Well enough said about that.

So with that I’m going to suggest for our palate cleanser this week, a medley or potpourri of whatever musical selections you want as your cleanser that will remove the bad, bad Bernie taste we’ve had to endure this week.  Here are mine.

(1) A. Vivaldi – The Four Seasons – Spring (as Fredster goes achoo! )

(2) Beethoven – 6th Symphony – 1st Movement (still sort of springish sounding)

(3) Ray Charles – Hit The Road Jack (perhaps we’ll say this to Bernie after the New York primary)

(4) Preservation Hall Jazz Band – St. James Infirmary

(5) Ella Fitzgerald – Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

black-line divider-no-background-thAs you can see, this is a rather eclectic selection of songs so feel free to add whatever you wish in the comments that will cleanse your palate.  Or failing that, feel free to just add a comment.  This is a completely open thread.

Well, Widdershins, we’ve made it through another week.  This one began with much whispering about what Hillary would do if she suffered another “crushing” loss (of less than 2 points?) to Bernie Sanders.  Bill Curry busied himself writing article after article for Politico during which he huffs, puffs, and “catastrophizes” her (less than 2 point) Michigan loss into a total wipeout.  Bill has been quiet the past few days, but I’m fairly certain he’ll be back in a big way following Bernie’s first caucus victory.  He is undoubtedly putting this time to good use by mathematically calculating the delegates necessary for the convention to “feel the Bern”.

Back here in the less alternate reality, Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio fell to Hillary Clinton in a big way, with Illinois following along.  Finally, the hair’s breadth difference in Missouri has been awarded to her as well, depriving the Sanders campaign of even a moral victory.  The stretch next week will be less certain for her, although initial polling in Arizona looks good.  After that is a stretch of states will little or no diversity, and that may very well give Bernie a boost.  We wait, we see.

My fellow Floridian S/M proposed the “Rebel Girl” video as the inspiration for this week’s LW post.  It will be the lead vid, followed by anything that find inspirational about her stated in a title.  To wit:  strong, calm, etc.  Give it a whirl, it’s easier than you think.

Also the actual March Madness basketball games are going forward as well.  I like basketball, but really the only time I pay attention is during tournaments.  There are way too many games for me to even try to keep up, so I don’t even try.  Further, men’s bball at my alma has a reasonable dismal history.  We have retired exactly one jersey – Dominique Wilkins – in the entire history of UGA men’s basketball.  We had a better year than usual, and are going to the NIT.  For the Big Dance, I will watch UM men and UGA women.

 

Tomorrow I sail off on a week-long cruise to the Western Carribean, so fussing over voting is yours until I get back last Easter Sunday night.

This is an open thread – peace. out.

(1) Rebel Girl:

(2) What Doesn’t Kill You:  Kelly Clarkson

(3) A Woman’s Worth:  Alicia Keyes

(4) Run the World:  Beyonce

(5) Respect:  Aretha Franklin

 

Happy Valentine’s Eve, Widdershins.  After another salty week of political fun, frolic, and frenzy, I think that we need a little rest, relaxation, and whatever passes for romance in our lives.   Whether that means a weekend getaway with your life partner, or just a quiet time to chill out and think happy thoughts, let’s remember love in the best possible way.

There are literally thousands of songs celebrating love, from every genre and every era – our selections reflect our age, preferences, and life experience.  I read an article whose author had actually counted and found 1127 songs with the word “love” in the title, so I know that you should have zero difficulty in finding tunes to post.  Of course, as this is the usual open thread, you can throw topic to the wind and do as you will, just as long as the usual rule of civility is followed.

Have a great weekend, Widdershins.

(1) Higher Love – Steve Winwood (1986)

(2) When I Fall in Love – The Lettermen (1961)

(3) I Can’t Stop Loving You – Ray Charles (1962)

(4) There Is Love (The Wedding Song) – Paul Stookey (1969)

(5) You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling – Righteous Brothers (1964)

 


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