Friday, March 16, 2007

Kiss the Irish Cat

Today in Music History:

In 1992, during a Metallica gig at Orlando Arena fans dangled an usher by his ankles from the balcony as trouble broke out at the concert. The band was charged $38,000 for repairs and cleaning after the audience trashed the building.

Over last weekend I read an article about blogging that was interesting. The article said that this "fad" has peaked and that from 2006 to the present over 200 million blogs have been abandoned. The bottom line seemed to be that it ended up being too much like work and people have better things to do with their time. Homercat has seen many a fine music blog hang up it's hat in the last few years. Most recently the RIAA has discovered music blogs and have started it's crusade against us folks who promote their artists for free. Without so much as a warning to the person running the site, the RIAA is going straight to the ISP providers and telling them to suspend their sites. This site has discovered many new artists through other blogs and has purchased their albums. So in another marketing coup the record industry is shutting down the free promotion that bloggers such as myself offer.

Homercat has slowed down his postings here yet he will continue to slog on once or twice a week and try to bring you the finest of oldies and new discoveries. Hopefully some of you have found something here you were unaware of and went out and purchased someones music I have featured here. That has been the intention of this site from the very beginning. Even though I find that I have less and less time to sit here and write, Good Rockin' will continue promoting the music it loves until those bastards at the RIAA shut me down. If it didn't take me so long to write, I could pump out a few more a week, but it takes me hours to write one post as I'm not very good at it.

I could rant on and on about the idiocies of the RIAA for days but it seems like there's some kind of party atmosphere heating up for this weekend. Yep, St Pattys Day is on Saturday this year and on a day when everyone seems or claims to be Irish, the green beer will be flowing like raging rivers of spring floods. Even the place I work at is having a huge bash featuring the Newfie Trio and the Kokanee Glacier Girls and lots of Guiness and green beer. If you clicked on the Newfie link you will notice that they recorded that album at same pub where homercat hangs his hat. The songs I'm serving up today are some classic Irish drinking songs and may well have been featured here before. In fact they may be featured on many sites right now. If you celebrate St. Patricks Day and you do not hear one of these songs then you went to a lame party. These three songs are essential to a successfull St Pattys Day.

The Night Pat Murphy Died
by Great Big Sea
Buy It

Kiss My Irish Ass by Frank Mackey and the Keltic Cowboys
Buy It

The Unicorn Song by The Irish Rovers
Buy It

If that Great Big Sea tune grabbed your attention you might want to clicky to hear more.

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