Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

St. Patrick’s Day – The Way It Ought To Be

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Click to bigger them. Erin Go Bleaugh!

Dropkick Murphys are gonna livestream a full concert today (7pm ET, 4pm PT). Info here.

[Related posts here.]

Saturday Matinee – Brogan’s Bar, Selfish Murphy & The Rumjacks

Saturday, 14 March 2020

It’s St. Patrick’s Day Eve Eve Eve. so let’s wear out the green.

Locals show up for impromptu performances of traditional songs at Brogan’s Bar, Ennis, County Clare, Ireland.

Selfish Murphy is a Romanian band (playing a Swedish DJ’s song with an Irish twist). “Wake me up when it’s over” was my mantra recently…

Hailing from Sydney Australia, The Rumjacks kick it with a profane but fun romp of a protest song.

Have a great weekend and we’ll see you tomorrow (unless the internet is shut down due to the mass hysteria over The Virus).

 

Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler! – It’s Mardi Gras!

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

King Oliver & His Creole Jazz Band – Sugar Foot Stomp (1926)
Louis Armstrong played 2nd cornet, married the piano player Lil Hardin.

Lil Armstrong & Buck Washington – Or Leave Me Alone (1936)
That’s Mrs. Louis Armstrong to you.

Al Hirt – When The Saints Go Marching In
Not sure what year, but I’m pretty sure that’s Pete Fountain on clarinet.

Might as well throw some Cajun into the mix while we’re at it. No idea who the artist is or what year, but the song is called Toot Toot.


Joyeux Mardi Gras!
J’espère que vous en avez un gros!

[Gator roast .gif found here.]

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

New Year’s Eve

Tuesday, 31 December 2019

[Speakers up? Click here. Sure it’s a Christmas song, but so what.]

Saturday Matinee – Terry Miles’ Boogie Woogie, Wrap It Up, Can’t Wrap This, The Magical Piano & Christmas Of Love

Saturday, 21 December 2019

Terry Miles finds odd pubs and unusual venues with under-used pianos, then heaves bricks of boogie woogie at the heads of the unsuspecting patrons. I love it.

Wrap It Up: Bonnie Raitt, Brittany Howard, Gary Clark Jr. and Jimmie Vaughan take on the Sam & Dave soul classic. Good gawdamighty.

[h/t Christmas Carolyn R.]

The only vid better than the Magical Piano is this:

Christmas Of Love (Little Isidore & The Inquisitors) is one of my favorite holiday songs, and that video makes it all the better.
[Related Little Isidore vids here and here.]

Christmas is coming, and around here the presents always show up on time, so see you back here tomorrow.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 614 – T-Rex Unwraps It, It’s For Your Sister & Bad Santa Booby Trap

Friday, 20 December 2019

[1st & 2nd found here, 3rd found here.
Bonus: Santa Gangnam Style.]

Santa’s Elvis

Thursday, 19 December 2019

Kid’s got a killer costume, and is way cooler than the others.
Blue Christmas, indeed. Don’t Be Cruel, he’s All Shook Up.

[Found here.]

Christmas Is Clumping

Monday, 16 December 2019

Someone was proud of that lawn decoration, and so was his missus. God bless them, and God bless the Polaroid camera for preserving it for all to enjoy decades later.

[Found here.]

Stuff What My Kid Drew

Tuesday, 3 December 2019


Child’s Own is a company that takes children’s pictures and turns them into stuffed animals things. Unfortunately, it’s too late to order for this Christmas, but it’s still a cool idea.

[Click on any image below for larger examples of awesome.]

[Found here. Related post here.]


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