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Old 09-16-2004, 09:47 AM   #16
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I've skimmed through Songbook. I read about "Thunder Road" and "Caravan" (Van Morrison), and some of the others looked interesting, (the stuff about his son was sad) but I haven't really picked it up yet.
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I may pick up Street Dogs' album today, I got a crapload in tips last night. I just have this weird thing with Mike McColgan. I like his voice a lot, but when I see him, he doesn't look like his voice to me. Ken Casey, I think, has the best face/voice match. Ignore my weirdness. Please. Oh, and the Murphy's celtic element extends far beyond Irish, so Al being Scottish still works.

We should petition Flogging Molly to get Mike on stage to do Finnegan's Wake at some of the live shows. (Fanboy dreaming continues)

Gimme a shout some time, AIM:

TheFly22284 or MangledSac (this is a long story, involving ex-girlfriends and trashy romance novels belonging to said ex)

yeah, i know the celtic thing extends to al's background...i was just adding that as a geeky little thing...you definetly don't need to apologize for fan-wierdness (unless you've got stories about stalking the band members, haha), i'm just as bad if not worse about stuff like that. i'd argue i'm more of a geek...i went to the warped tour 10th anniversary show, before the show i had all sorts of nightmares about not making it to foxoboro stadium that morning, and i even had a couple cool ones like dicky barrett showing up to do vocals on "justifiable fisticuffs' with mike (on the album, he does that song with the street dogs, as al and ken are featured on 'stand up', it's pretty cool).

anyway, at the show, street dogs played a killer set, and if that hadn't made my day alone (it was easily one of the top 2 sets of the day), they threw in a piece of a clash cover (they did 'bankrobber'). and if that still hadn't made my day, before kicking into another song, they did part of joe strummer & the mescaleros' "coma girl". i happened to be wearing a joe strummer & the mescaleros shirt, and i was standing down in front near the stage like i usually try to be (because i'm a geek, i know all the words, and i sing along like there's no tomorrow...hehe)...so i start waving my arms and pointing to my shirt. mike looks in my general direction, but i figure he didn't see the shirt...oh well. that was still cool. but after the set, i figured i'd go over with the other people who were going over to shake hands and talk to the band...i shake mike's hand and mumble something about how cool the band was, and he goes i saw your shirt, awesome. he was cool. so yeah...i'm a geek...
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Re: You said you don't know me, so...

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This is a picture of my girlfriend, Colleen, and I just before I left for Greece and she left for Japan (she's still gone).
I forget if geocities allows remote linking, so I'll try that with no promises, if not just click here http://www.geocities.com/jasonccash/jasoncolleen.jpg

Name: Jason Cash
DOB: February 22, 1984

I'm currently a junior English Major at Bridgewater college in Virginia. I plan on possibly doing two graduate programs, one in film studies, and one in Arthurian Literature. I read a lot, and constantly listen to music. I have no set philosophy on music quality, if I like it I like it, regardless of how indie or mainstream anything is, I'll probably give it a chance. I think there is too much emphasis on credibility, because it's such a difficult thing to define. To paraphrase Kevin Smith, "the first penny you make off of your work, you've sold out." So that's pretty much my philosophy towards music (and movies). I'm also a big movie buff, a big fan of Stanley Kubrick, Kevin Smith, Tim Burton, and Quentin Tarantino. My favorite actors and actresses are Alyson Hanngian, Daniel Day-Lewis, John Cusack, Uma Thurman, Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Jack Nicholson, Johnny Depp, Al Pacino, Nicole Kidman, and Steve Buscemi, among others. I am a bit neurotic, but nobody really notices. I miss my girlfriend who is in Japan at the moment, and um, here are some lists.

Favorite Bands
1)U2
2)Bruce Springsteen
3)Weezer
4)Dropkick Murphys
5)Red Hot Chili Peppers
6)Oasis
7)The Clash
8)Radiohead
9)Led Zeppelin
10)Ben Folds

Favorite Movies
1)Schindler's List
2)Pulp Fiction
3)Citizen Kane
4)Bram Stoker's Dracula
5)Dr. Strangelove: Or How I learned to Stop worrying and love the bomb
6)The Empire Strikes Back
7)Chasing Amy
8)One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
9)The Godfather Part II
10)On the Waterfront

Favorite Books
1)A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man- James Joyce
2)Dracula- Bram Stoker
3)Le Morte Darthur- Sir Thomas Malory
4)The Lord of the Rings- JRR Tolkien
5)A Farewell to Arms- Ernest Hemingway
6)Lolita- Vladimir Nabokov
7)Invisible Man- Ralph Ellison
8)High Fidelity- Nick Hornby
9)Irish Folktales- edited by William Butler Yeats
10)Mrs. Dalloway- Virginia Woolf

songs and albums would be waaay too difficult. There's an overview intro, take care.


cool.
good taste in music, movies, and books, and all that stuff

i'm a junior at UMASS Amherst...i don't have a major because i've got no idea what i want to do with myself. i'm leaning towards russian studies if they'll let me do that. i take russian at amherst college. i hate most college kids (especially here) cos i work security in the dorms...i sit at a desk and check stickers on ID cards to make sure the people coming in live in the building, and to make sure their guests get signed in and are accounted for...too many drunken idiots tell me that it sucks to be me cos i have to work when there's so much partying going on. then i realize that they'll somehow graduate, even thought they never actually go to class, their mommy or daddy will get them a high paying job, and so on...i'm not bitter, really i go off on tangents...

nick hornby rules. i haven't read 'songbook' because it was checked out of the library and never returned. 'high fidelity', 'about a boy', 'how to be good'...those rule.

i listen to music almost every waking hour, unless i'm in class or somewhere where i can't.

i'll try to catch you on AIM sometime. i took my screen name off interference cos wierdos were pestering me, asking me why i don't like u2, but when a random person with DKM in their screen name shows up, that will be me.
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ok if you like nick hornby ( and who doesn't ) check out david sedaris. he writes about his life like nick hornby does ( whatever high fidelity was totally about him )
david sedaris is a greek gay man who writes about his childhood and family. wear a diaper. you will pee!!
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may be one of you could also help me.
i got the ' rock against bush vol 2 ' cd ( very good and very informative dvd )
dkm have a song 'we got the power ' and i just have no frickin clue what it's about. maybe because i'm not the best with mainstream news ( my news source is the daily show )
but i am just sooo in the dark on this one.
got a clue? thanks!
read "confederacy of dunces" ?
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may be one of you could also help me.
i got the ' rock against bush vol 2 ' cd ( very good and very informative dvd )
dkm have a song 'we got the power ' and i just have no frickin clue what it's about. maybe because i'm not the best with mainstream news ( my news source is the daily show )
but i am just sooo in the dark on this one.
got a clue? thanks!
read "confederacy of dunces" ?
From the Murphys website http://www.dropkickmurphys.com

AP Interview with the DKM

Is there a specific moment or story behind the song "We Got The Power"?
"We Got The Power" is about the 1919 Boston Police strike and the people that lost their jobs as a result of it.

What are some political causes the DKMs as a whole supports?
For the most part we have always been a band that has kept our beliefs pretty low key because we feel too many bands associate or support a political cause as a means to further their career by generating publicity in relation to these causes. In most cases we have preferred to take a different path for example doing individual work away from the spotlight of the band or if the involvement is directly related to the band we try to let the lyrics from our songs do the speaking for us because the world doesn't really need another high school dropout with a microphone holding political debates. However the most notable exceptions to that rule would be our strong relationship with the AFL-CIO, we have a good history of working together with them and we have a lot of respect for the people there especially Joe Ueline and President John Sweeny. We have also done several tours in support of anti-racist causes.

What inspired the DKMs to join the Rock Against Bush compilation?
We want people to know that you don't need to be super liberal or anti-American to vote against the government that is in office. I would like to make it very clear we chose to be on this compilation simply because we're all Democrats and we would like to see our guy in office. We consider ourselves to all be patriotic, we love this country and we support our troops however that doesn't mean we have to agree with all the decisions that a guy who doesn't even fight comes up with.

Coming from Mass., what kind of insight do you have on John Kerry's political career in your home state?
Well I'm no political analyst, as a kid that came from a strong pro-union family I was told to just shut up and vote Democrat however I do have a lot of respect for Kerry's ideas and his background. I think his biggest drawback is that he comes off as a bit robotic, he needs to loosen up and let people see more of his personal side.

Do the DKMs support Kerry's election campaign?
Yes, we do support Kerry as the Democratic's candidate but it's hard for that to be a cut and dried answer as I don't think I would ever find myself agreeing with everything a politician had to say.

Outside of performing live, are there any other things the DKMs are doing to support the Rock Against Bush comp?
No, were we supposed to?

Are there any other politically-minded compilations or any more politically-minded songs we should expect from you guys in the near future?
I am sure there will be a lot more politically minded songs but probably not that many more compilations. As I said earlier this is a pretty rare thing for us.

You guys recently resurrected a century-old Boston Red Sox fight song called "Tessie." What was the inspiration and reasoning behind re-writing the song?
Free Red Sox tickets!!
Seriously though it's an honor to be involved in anything to do with the Red Sox, we've been fans since we were little kids. We even got to perform the National Anthem and "Tessie" on the field at Fenway Park before a Red Sox/Yankees game (especially a game that had a bench clearing brawl and a last inning rally for a Red Sox victory!).

What was the biggest challenge in maintaining the original integrity of "Tessie"?
What integrity? The song was horrible, it was a hundred years old. We basically rewrote the whole song with just a hint of the original melody. We were more intrigued by the story behind the song (in the early 1900's rabid, drunken Red Sox fans would relentlessly sing "Tessie" to annoy the opposing team. The fans stopped singing "Tessie" after 1918 and the Red Sox have not won a World Series since).
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that song's also one of the b-sides on the walk away single (aka the reason i bought that 7" )
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My stereo with the phonograph went through a flood, so I haven't bought any 7" singles for ages. Very happy to find out that Boys on the Docks is still available in CD format.

Speaking of singles, what did you think of "Tessie". Not amazing, I like the sound, but the lyrics seem really forced, even for a rewrite. Also, didn't think "Fields of Athenry" fit on there, though it is my favorite traditional cover by the band, and "Nutty" worked really well with the whole Boston sports thing.
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stories of dead record players are definetly sad (says the big fan of vinyl).

i don't like how they seem to stick 'fields of athenry' in the same version as the album version on nearly every single, but as it's one of my favorites on blackout, i didn't mind too much.

'tessie'...first time i heard it was on a half-hour tv red sox special about the re-doing of the song, and it was accompanying the video (interestingly enough a rougher edit of the video on the single, so it wasn't the final version or something...not entirely sure)...i watched the video a couple times more (cos i taped the special being the geek i am). a benefit of living in MA.

the first time i heard it, i didn't really like it. after a couple more listens, it grew on me musically. i like the whole boston sports thing. i grew up as a mets fan until the baseball strike in the mid 90s and then i decided i didn't give a fuck about sports. i was raised to hate the yankees from day 1, i lived in NY but my dad was a baltimore fan (i still have no idea why). so if i couldn't be a yankees fan, i figured i'd be a mets fan. i never watched hockey until recently. blame pinball wizard/cujo for that, but that's a long story. anyway, last fall i got wrapped up in the red sox mania because everyone on campus seemed to be watching the game every night. then they'd riot...there were some yankees fans, but i swear they didn't dare show it while 90% of the campus was walking around in varitek jerseys. plus my brother is a huge sox fan, so if i want to be able to talk to him about anything...

i like the version of 'nutty' on the single better than the live one on the live album. the bagpipes fit in there really nicely.

'the burden' is actually pretty cool...the acoustic track. i actually think had i heard it without knowing who it was at first, i wouldn't have been 100% sure it was a murphy's song. i'd have heard ken on there and gone 'whaaaa?? wait...who is this?'...haha.
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thank you thank you thank you
i really should have thought to look at the website ( duh ) but you know.
WOW you really know your stuff!! very impressive!

thank you again.
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They were playing it at the CD store I went to after work today (which I spent an hour and thirty minutes in......)

Seemed really good. I amost picked it up, but I found something else....
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It's not gonna be flying off shelves, so there's always next time!
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It's not gonna be flying off shelves, so there's always next time!
Next time it was

Just got it, havent listened to it yet. I'll let you all know what I think when I do.
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i'm starting to think i like 'drunken lullabies' a bit more, but it's probably cos it's still the more familiar of the two (and let's not even get into the fact that i still don't have 'swagger')
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and let's not even get into the fact that i still don't have 'swagger')

You don't have Swagger!

No...
Black Friday Rule
Beggar's Bush
Devil's Dance Floor
Salty Dog
Grace of God Go I
Far Away Boys
Worst Day Since Yesterday

That makes me sad. Alas. I think it's better overall than Drunken Lullabyes, but DL does have What's Left of the Flag and Rare Ould Times, and If I Ever Leave this World Alive, and Another Bag of Bricks and Death Valley Queen... have I mentioned I love this band?

Did you hear about the album debuting on the top 200 at number 20? I'd say that's pretty fucking impressive for a band like Flogging Molly.
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