Scots/Irish Music....

... sitting here... watching the snow fall out the window.... nursing my first Scotch of the evening... having just been forced to watch "My Fair Lady".... AGAIN... ahhhh.. I am safe in the manroom once more... with computer, gun cabinet, guitar, and stereo... damn... every man should have a place in their home where they can retreat to... and, this is mine... and life is good....

...last night, I taught myself a new song... it is by the Scottish group, "The Proclaimers".... I like it.... CHECK IT OUT.....

...also, Geoffrey left a link to a kickass Celtic song in my comments.... so, HERE IT IS... give them both a listen... they are totally different... but, both beautiful in their own ways...

..G'night.... I'm gonna read some blogs, finish the Scotch, and watch the snow fall...

by Eric on February 15, 2004 | Comments(15) | Drinking

Comments so far:

Why just this afternoon I was down in the basement fondlin' the woodsheathed iron...

posted by: John of Argghhh! on February 15, 2004 05:10 PM

yeah, John, but you've got a whole BASEMENT full... I just got one stinkin' gun cabinet! heh... but, gimme some time, I'm a workin' on it...

posted by: Eric on February 15, 2004 05:17 PM

Eric, I knew it had to be the 500 Mile Song was the second I saw "the Proclaimers" - it is a good one. Thanks for the link!

posted by: Beth Donovan on February 15, 2004 05:19 PM

John and Beth, you guys do NOT want me to bring the guitar when I come up to Kansas to visit... trust me!

posted by: Eric on February 15, 2004 05:21 PM

You don't have to - I have two guitars.

posted by: Beth Donovan on February 15, 2004 05:58 PM

HA! I'll bring my pipes. You'll be BEGGING for a guitar.

posted by: Geoffrey on February 15, 2004 06:10 PM

How'd it go last night, Geoffrey? Didja play "Flower of Scotland"?

posted by: Eric on February 15, 2004 06:12 PM

Well, I will admit, I have not touched either of them for some time, and I'm sure they both need new strings. I don't even have callouses anymore. All the traveling has pretty much ended any hobbies I once had.

posted by: Beth Donovan on February 15, 2004 06:32 PM

well, when F and I come up this year, I'll bring a fresh set of Martin Extra Light strings.. the ear plugs?... you and John will have to provide for yourselves..heh..

posted by: Eric on February 15, 2004 06:36 PM

No, but I did Scotland the Brave instead. One out of Two isn't bad.

posted by: Geoffrey on February 15, 2004 07:55 PM

Damn, Geoffrey....you da man..I appreciate the mention... we've tried in three major cities... New Orleans, Dallas, and Boston, and NEVER gotten a pub band to play Scotland the Brave.... thanks...

posted by: Eric on February 15, 2004 08:00 PM

ah, and those are exactly the strings I use!
Must run catch plane now.

posted by: Beth Donovan on February 16, 2004 05:49 AM

Eric - 1. I'm an artilleryman. You could play right next to me and it would sound as if you were two glens over and one brae back.

2. I like pipes. Learn "Men of Harlech".

posted by: John of Argghhh! on February 16, 2004 01:28 PM

thanks, John... since you can't hear that well, you'll probably LOVE my playing!

as for Men of Harlech, you'll have to take that up with Geoffrey.. he's the piper...

posted by: Eric on February 16, 2004 01:31 PM

Some things cannot be taught, only discovered.

posted by: Saperstein Ali on May 3, 2004 11:18 AM