Sunday, 28 April 2013
Yes, there are a lot of things going on in Ireland at the moment.
AIB have hiked their interest rates, though the ECB will soon lower them.
Fianna Fail, the party of gobshites that bankrupted the country, look set to get back into power at the next general election - with the Shinners as natural coalition partners - thanks to the short memories of the Irish electorate. Are 800 years short? There must be an element of selectivity at play.
I don't know about you, but I've had enough of the whole shooting match, so I'm off up my hole like the rest of them.
Gombeen Nation is now a leisure blog (apart from when needs dictate otherwise). I'm too busy doing other things to be arsed chronicling what a mad place Ireland is; such as getting used to some recently acquired gadgets - decent camera (with video), dashcam, and VideoStudio Ultimate. Sorry - it's for the sake of my - admittedly disputed - sanity.
Anyway. I can't sing to save my life, but I can play OK I think - so excuse the vocals. Here's my "tribute" The Undertones (first clip), and their seminal (as opposed to semenal) Teenage Kicks.
It was tough being a lad back then. I suppose some things have improved, at least.
Best Irish band ever : The Undertones.
Second best? A photo finish between The Blades, Thin Lizzy, The Boomtown Rats, The Radiators, Stiff Little Fingers, The Outcasts and maybe a few others. Suggestions welcome.
And for the future (and the revelant past), there's Cavan songsters The Strypes covering an Eddie Holland Motown number... though they do lots of other good things too.
Some hope, perhaps?
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Posted by The Gombeen Man at Sunday, April 28, 2013