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Patrick, You're A Saint
So Cow - "Inis Meain" (02:19)
So Cow - "Inis Meain" (02:19)
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miscellaniac on 03/15/2013 at 11:00AM

Patrick, You're A Saint

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In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I present a mix made up of artists who currently reside in Ireland, have Irish roots, or simply a pronounced Irish influence. As you'll discover, not all Irish music sounds like what you would hear at a parade or a sports pub (aka. a spub, like a spud - Irish!). For more overtly Irish-sounding tunes, I recommend this Magically Delicious Mix featuring "Irish Hearts" by Fred van Eps.

Patrick J. Touhey “Drowsy Maggie” - OK, this is one of the few exceptions to my preface, but this is such a gorgeous traditional folk song. Irish-American Touhey played the Uilleann pipes (Irish bagpipes) and this recording is from 1919.

Dublin Duck Dispensary "Irish Rebel Song" - Now I really am starting to look like a hypocrite. But, Bobby Aherne's lo-fi solo act is one of my faves and he happens to be from Dublin and to also have produced this dreamy song that sounds like it could have emanated from the recent crop of Northern New Jersey bands like Big Troubles, Ducktails, and Julian Lynch.

Nora O'Connor "Two Way Action" - O'Connor is a first-generation Irish-American (and native Chicagoan), performs with Andrew Bird and The Blacks, has toured with everyone from Mavis Staples to New Pornographers, and also happens to be a renowned bartender, doula, and ordained reverend. (Yeah, what have YOU done today?) The eclectic warmth of all of these endeavors melts through in this track.

Sláinte "Julia Delaney" - Another one to slip past my preamble, Sláinte is a legit Irish band from Tacoma. Pronounced "slawn-cha" it is Gaelic for "cheers" or "good health." This is definitely one you can get jiggy with (sorry). Combines the good parts of a jam band with stunning traditional instrumentation that would kick the crud out of an Irish Spring commercial.

Solvents "Yr. Ghostwriter" - Bandmembers Emily Madden and Jarrod Bramson met when Bramson played rhythm guitar in Madden's father's traditional Irish folk band. The spark that crackled into Solvents lays its melodic residue all over rich violin and vocals.

 


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miscellaniac on 11/23/2012 at 09:15AM

Black (Metal) Friday Mix

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Here's something you don't need to run out and buy today -- a tidy little free compilation of (mostly) black metal. It's a soundtrack for department store trampling, chain store protesters, and conscientious consumers.

Yes, there is some throwback Neapolitan hair metal, some grindcore, and a little dash of death metal thrown in for added texture. But, don't let that stop you from making this Friday as Black as Black can be.

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katya-oddio
on 11/06/2012 at 07:37PM
The posting of your newest mix reminds me I am way overdue for sending you some mixmaster appreciation. Love your mixes, miscellaniac!