#0081 – May the road rise to meet you

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Well it isn’t St. Patrick’s Day yet of course, but it’s coming up, today is the Saturday before, and I’ll wager many of you are already enjoying the holiday cheer.

I’m more ignorant of my Irish heritage than I’d wish to be, but there isn’t anybody left to teach it to me at this point, so I have to content myself with the Americanized version.  And I like it well enough; I’ve seen Darby O’Gill and the Little People more times than I’d care to admit, I love a good dark ale, I vote early and often and I have a ton of kids.

But one part of that heritage I’d love to explore is the music.  I love the idea of the traditional music session, where talented local musicians gather around their favorite table in the local pub and play sets of traditional reels and jigs.  I also love the modern take on Irish folk music from bands like the Pogues, and even the Irish-influenced punk and metal bands out there.  And yes I probably do like the Pogues too much, what’s it to you?  So anyway, I’ve put together a little mix for all of you, and I hope you’ll give it a listen during your St. Patrick’s Day festivities and that it’ll help you get into the spirit that much more.


  1. The Pogues – Mountain Dew
  2. The Fenians – Come Out Ye Black & Tans
  3. David Kincaid – Kelly’s Irish Brigade
  4. Dropkick Murphys – Worker’s Song
  5. Stiff Little Fingers – Tin Soldiers
  6. Flogging Molly – Factory Girls
  7. The Waterboys – And a Bang on the Ear
  8. Various (Music at Matt Molloy’s) – Cape Breton Jigs, McGurk’s
  9. Various (Music at Matt Molloy’s) – Kilkelly
  10. Waylander – Bru Na Boinne
  11. Cruachan – The Very Wild Rover
  12. The Pogues – Medley: The Recruiting Sergeant/The Rocky Road To Dublin/The Galway Races
  13. The Bothy Band – Old Hag You Have Killed Me
  14. Shane Macgowan and the Popes – More Pricks Than Kicks
  15. The Dubliners – Fields Of Athenry
  16. Lúnasa – O’Carolan’s Welcome/Rolling In The Barrel
  17. The Pogues – If I Should Fall From Grace With God

#0042 – File under: Shamrock Whore


This mix goes out to Julie in J-town, PA. That’s right. I said it.

My original plan was to defy FCC regulations and make a play-by-play St. Patrick’s Day debauchery-laden mix while drinking, but this cold/flu thing has waylaid my plans. At any rate, I hope you enjoy this inebrious collage of the Celts and sundry other friends.

  1. Dropkick Murphys – The Rocky Road to Dublin
  2. The The – Armageddon Days Are Here (Again)
  3. Flogging Molly – Seven Deadly Sins
  4. Pogues – Sally McLennane
  5. Frankie Yankovic – Too Fat Polka
  6. Motorhead – Down on Me
  7. The Tossers – No Loot, No Booze, No Fun
  8. Thin Lizzy – Running Back
  9. Rod Stewart – You’re In My Heart
  10. Herb Albert & the Tijuana Brass – Taste of Honey
  11. (unknown) – F*ck the British Army
  12. Frankie Yankovic – Beer Barrel Polka
  13. Pogues – Whiskey in the Jar
  14. Frankie Yankovic – In Heaven There is No Beer
  15. Flogging Molly – Drunken Lullabies
  16. Dropkick Murphys – Kiss Me I’m Sh*tfaced
  17. Frankie Yankovic – Who Stole the Keeshka

#0019 – File under: Imperialism


I was watching our President the other day and he dropped a line about avoiding World War III by keeping Iran from having a nuclear weapon. Now, whatever you think about the state of politics in the US or the world today, there’s no doubt that there’s a lot of people that just don’t like the U.S. and think we’re being too imperialistic. So this is a mix I’ve been kicking around for a while and it seems like it’s gestated long enough. This mix includes music from the soundtrack of Team America, Black Label Society, Rage Against the Machine, Front 242, The Cure, Dropkick Murphys, Sex Pistols, David Bowie, Trent Reznor, Tears for Fears, Ween, Static-X, Motörhead, Gogol Bordello, Ladytron, Outkast, Rammstein and Nine Inch Nails. Strength and Honor, citizens!