Friday, March 17, 2006

Pub Grub and Guinness - Hold the Green Food Colouring
In keeping with my practice of listening to national music on appropriate days, today I will listen exclusively to Irish music. Let's see: the Pogues, Van Morrison, U2, Stiff Little Fingers, the Waterboys, the Cranberries, yeah, I can do this.
Oh yeah, and the Undertones! I could listen to Teenage Kicks!
Previous national music days include:
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And what the hell is going on at SXSW (South by Southwest)? Why is there no coverage of it this year? The only thing I have heard is that there was a debut of a new film about the Pixies reunion, called loudQUIETloud. Has anybody heard anything?

22 comments:

Tydes Perdition said...

I'm not wearing green today. But I'll be more than happy to consume a beer in honour of the Irish.

Will said...

Not sure what's going on at SXSW - I had a dream of going this year, because a band I know is. Oh well, maybe next year ... that would be awesome.

I'll try and be sure to have a beer today.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Jeff, I'm wearing black. But I will also consume some black beer later today, so it all evens out.

Is it a band you personally know, Will? Who is it?
I would love to go sometime, although NXNW in Toronto may be a little more doable for me.
Beer all round!

Barbara said...

I'll take an offer of beer. But I'll have to wait 'til after work.
If my blog is back up by then I will be saying Cheers! If my blog is not back up I will be crying in it. 'Everybody loves Raman' among others, is also down in this bloggers server problem thingy. Good thing I have 9 hours of work to keep my mind of my blog problems. Sorry to rant on your comment section Barbara B. I feel homeless. :-(

Will said...

The band is called Push to Talk - they are on Doghouse. The guitarist is a buddy of mine from college. Hopefully soon I will finish up a video profile on them and post it over at N&UR.

I think We Are Scientists are at SXSW - another band I went to school with.

Tydes Perdition said...

I'm actually wearing white today. But everyone who's anyone knows that white is the new green.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Aw, go ahead Barbara W, have a beer at work! You've got blogger problems, what better excuse?
You can come camp out at my blog if you want until yours gets fixed.

Looking forward to finding out about Push to Talk, Will. And now I feel badly for ripping on We Are Scientists for their content protection on In Love and Squalor. Although it was really EMI that got the brunt of my fury.
Christine Fellows, wife of John K Samson of the Weakerthans is at SXSW this year. She's absolutely amazing and lives in my hometown. I don't know her personally, but I did stalk her husband for the entire day at a Folk Fest last summer - accidentally.

hahaha Jeff - white is the new green! See I knew that, because I am somebody.

Will said...

No prob Barbara ... if I ever see them again I'll ask what was up with that copyright protection.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

'preciate it, Will ... you're a good man.

Will said...

Well, thank you Barbara ... one of my first ever blogs was of my WAS college memories: http://newusedrecords.blogspot.com/2006/01/memories-of-we-are-scientists.html

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That'll be an interesting read! I will check it out; thanks.

Barbara said...

Ok the good news is my blog was up and running. I even posted and answered comments. Then guess what! Error.
I am afraid to look to see if it crashed again. I will go look for that beer now...

Ben Heller said...

There's been lots of coverage from Austin on MTV2 over here. It's not as good as last year from what I've seen, but then, I'm not quite sure that there's as many exciting new acts playing there this year.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Oh dear, Barbara W. Best get a Guinney into you.

Last year's SXSW looked really great, Ben. I've asked the producers of a news show here in Canada (The Hour) to give us some coverage from this year, although it is almost done anyway. I'd still like to see some highlights.

michelle said...

I wore black today, too! But I don't have a hint of Irish in me so WTF, why the hell not, heh.

The only time I ever went out and truly celebrated St. Pat's day was like in '90 with GOB, the daughter of a Russian professor who begged us to take her sheltered kid out, and said daughter's French hoity-toity girly man husband. I had my first black-and-tan (and then a helluva lot more). I sang "The Unicorn Song" for the first time. And I swore I'd never go pubbing on St. Pat's day again. It's WEIRD being the only darkish-skinned chick in an Irish bar in Seattle.

Barbara said...

Cheers Barbara B. Errors aside the blog is back and I am back and fearless. I had re-templated my blog yesterday in hopes that that would fix the problem. (bad idea)so I had to redo all my links today. I have done that and survived. lol
*sip, *gulp, *gulp.
*burp. Scuse me!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

haha Michelle, I would love to have seen you belting out the Unicorn song after a couple of Guinneys! I may even have joined you, although at 100% German descent, I have no Irish leanings whatsoever either (being German just makes me a sneakier fighter, so I would have had your back).

Barbara W - you've earned that beer. Burp away!

Maureen said...

I feel so wrong, I drank red wine, haha.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Maureen, you shock me!

Ahh, it's okay though, the hubby drank red wine last night too. And I'm going to drink some tonight, so it's all good.

Barbara said...

All I drank was one virtual beer officer! hic. Really!
I saw Ben Mulroney today!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

oh you poor thing, Barbara W! Did he still have that awful fake tan?

Barbara said...

lol. Hard to tell from that distance.