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Best Band With My Name In Their Title

I'll say something positive about music tonight.

I am enjoying Flogging Molly more than, perhaps, I should. (Considering I'm much more a sadist than a masochist and thus shouldn't appreciate their name.) Technically they're Irish punk, and sound rather like the Pogues, but I can't help thinking "Pirate music!" when I listen to them. And pirate music, as you may imagine, is great fun. It has made me wear a red bandanna, dab some Jolly Roger on my wrists, and get a ruthless smirk on my face.

Seems Talk Like a Pirate Day is coming up soon (Sep. 19), so you might want to download a few tunes and get ready. Obviously some of you know about them already, since I heard of them from seeing them mentioned here and there on LJ. To you I can only say "Thank you."

Secondary recommendation: if you miss the Goth-flavored rock of the '80s, you could do worse than to check out The Killers. I'm finding a few of their tunes quite catchy lately. Trouble is they only have one album so far, so pickings are slim.



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Sep. 8th, 2004 09:31 pm (UTC)
DUDE! TLAPD!!! Totally forgot that was coming up!!! *dances dance of joyyyyyyyyy*

Last year I made Jack & Will icons with the Top 10 Pirate Pick Up Lines. And a wallpaper with the #1 Pirate Pick Up Line.

This year, I'll have to focus on the Dread Pirate Beckman... ;)
Sep. 8th, 2004 09:39 pm (UTC)
Bhahahaha! I am SO putting that as my wallpaper.

Dread Pirate Beckman. Hee. *throws Darth a comfy black mask and some sexy boots*
Hmm, maybe we should come up with the Top 10 Pick-up Lines of Cute Republican Couples. ;)
Sep. 8th, 2004 09:41 pm (UTC)
I'm not contributing anything from my Private Files :P

(But maybe I'll show you the resulting pictures of said pirate outfit when I get to see it in person...)
Sep. 8th, 2004 09:51 pm (UTC)
I didn't believe Dread Pirate Beckman last year when he told me that it was Talk Like a Pirate Day. I thought he was joking around!
Sep. 9th, 2004 01:41 pm (UTC)
Hehe - somehow I'm thinking people here at work won't believe me either. But luckily it falls on a Sunday this year anyhow...
Sep. 8th, 2004 11:20 pm (UTC)
I like The Killers.
Sep. 9th, 2004 01:42 pm (UTC)
When I first heard "Somebody Told Me" on the radio, I guessed it was a remix of some obscure '80s song. :) They do a good job at capturing that feel.
Sep. 9th, 2004 04:38 am (UTC)
I really like Flogging Molly - first heard of them a year or so ago as my brother saw them play at a festival in London, and I own a couple of their albums. Great fun stuff to stomp about to. :)
Sep. 9th, 2004 01:42 pm (UTC)
Indeed it is! They must do a fun live show. Arrrr.
Sep. 9th, 2004 06:23 am (UTC)
Maybe Molly is doing the flogging. That might fit better ;)

*goes in search of music*
Sep. 9th, 2004 01:43 pm (UTC)
Good point - it could be an adjective, not a verb. :) I like that better.
Sep. 9th, 2004 10:11 am (UTC)
Arrr! Some day I'll be invitin' Katie aboard fer some formal parley!
Sep. 9th, 2004 01:48 pm (UTC)
Aye! Shiver her timbers, laddie!

(That can just be interpreted however you like.)
Sep. 19th, 2004 07:48 pm (UTC)
Hey...Flogging Molly...good choice!

Their new CD just came out and I'm very excited about that. The only thing that put a damper on it was hearing that there was a song on there about Bush and his 'warmongering'. I don't know though...hopefully that's wrong.

Anyways, can't go wrong with some FM and pirate speak.
Sep. 21st, 2004 05:39 pm (UTC)
Ugh, yeah...I saw that on their website. I'm choosing to ignore it. Or to consider it reason enough to download their tracks for free. ;) Still, catchy stuff!

Hope all's well with you - sorry I haven't been commenting much! Life is crazy lately. :)
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