Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday Rock Out : The Pogues - Fiesta

While Bastian and Blair regale one another with tales of how awesome the Dropkick Murphys are, we'll kick off our weekend tearing it up to Shane MacGowan and the boys. The Dropkicks couldn't carry Shane's toothbrush.

(And the whole Dropkicks association with the worst elements of the Masshole Nation and Papelbon's spastic self-aggrandizing jigs just makes them that much less palatable. Especially this weekend.)

Drink up, sailors...the weekend is here! The Ack is back, if he hasn't lost himself in the pity drinks already.

What happens in Vegas gets reported in Vegas
The Las Vegas Sun's Ryan Greene had an excellent piece in yesterday's edition on Brett Cecil and his impressions of his first shot at the big leagues. Of course, no interview with a young Jays pitcher would be complete without the requisite tale of how Roy Halladay showed them the way and the light.

Specifically, Halladay told Cecil how to deal with Boston Red Sox pompous runt Dustin Pedroia. (It's just a shame that Halladay hasn't had the opportunity to put that knowledge to better use himself yet this year.)


Shortwaveboy said...

The best...ever.

Darren Priest said...

Not sure there is a toothbrush to be carried, but point taken.

The Ack said...

Shane MacGowan is a handsome man.

You are much more sophisticated than I am, Tao.....I was thinking of rocking some Mitchell "Lager and Ale" as my own personal Friday Rock Out.

Fucking caveman, I am.

Tao of Stieb said...

Don't worry Ack. It's only Rock and Roll.

That tune sucks! said...

That tune sucks!

Philipp said...

Shane MacGowan is awesome (and not just because his name resembles one of the Blue Jay hopeful pitchers).

But I do have to say that apart from their massholeness the Dropkick Murphys are a great Band ("dirty glass" qed)

Tao of Stieb said...

@That tune sucks

Oh yeah?

Well, you've obviously never listened to it whilst dancing around a smoky apartment without air conditioning when it's 38 degrees outside (and about 48 degrees inside) and you're drunk with your best buddies after watching the Jays-Red Sox game when half of said buddies are BoSox fans.

You might appreciate it a little more in those circumstances.

That tune rules!! said...

That tune rules!!

Sven the Swede said...

Excellent choice, but I actually prefer Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah

Shane's teeth are in excellent shape here.

It's finally spring in Edmonton and patio is a calling.

Go Jays.

Tao of Stieb said...

Yeah, we were also thinking about Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah, or their version of Honky Tonk Women, or Joe Strummer doing London Calling with them.

Ultimately, this song just reeks of drunken fun to us. Which is what the weekend is all about.

Am i right?

Honky Tonk Man said...

I got long sideburns
And my hair slicked back
I'm gonna do your town in my pink cadillac
I'm just a Honky Tonk Man (he's a Honky Tonk Man)
I'm just a Honky Tonk Man (he's a Honky Tonk Man)
I'm just a Honky Tonk Man
I'm cool, I'm cocky, I'm bad

I pick a mean guitar
I wear blue suede shoes
You're gotta hear me sing the snakeskin blues
I'm just a Honky Tonk Man (he's a Honky Tonk Man)
I'm just a Honky Tonk Man (he's a Honky Tonk Man)
I'm just a Honky Tonk Man
I'm cool, I'm cocky, I'm bad

Roll over Elvis, let the Honky Tonk Man show you how to rock n' roll
Elvis Who? He wouldn't get a tune if it had handles on it.
Ooooooh, have mercy, baby
Let the Honky Tonk Man pick that guitar
It's Honky Tonk Mania runnin' wild
I got Peggy Sue behind me
The colonel's in the back
I'm gonna do your town in my pink cadillac
I'm just a Honky Tonk Man (he's a Honky Tonk Man)
I'm just a Honky Tonk Man (he's a Honky Tonk Man)
I'm just a Honky Tonk Man
I'm cool, I'm cocky, I'm bad

I'm just a Honky Tonk Man (he's a Honky Tonk Man)
I'm just a Honky Tonk Man (he's a Honky Tonk Man)
I'm just a Honky Tonk Man (he's a Honky Tonk Man)
I'm just a Honky Tonk Man (he's a Honky Tonk Man)
I'm just a Honky Tonk Man
I'm cool, I'm cocky, I'm bad

I'm just a Honky Tonk Man
I'm cool, I'm cocky, I'm b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-bad

Tao of Stieb said...

Let's hope the Jays put the Shake, Rattle and Roll on the Red Sox tonight.

MRB said...

Nice one Tao!

Voodoo Matt said...

Hmm... for the Pogues I'd probably gone with Bottle of Smoke kinda fits with the drinking theme for the weekend and (hopefully) victory for the Jays. I don't think the odds against the Jays are twenty-fucking-five to one though.

Tao of Stieb said...

I like Bottle of Smoke...but my gambling days are done.

Actually, if it was the Yankees this weekend, I would have used Bottle of Smoke because of this lyric:

Fuck the Yanks
And drink their wives
The moon is clear
The sky is bright
I'm happy as the horses shite
Up came the Bottle of Smoke

Voodoo Matt said...

You're right better hold that one back for the next Friday the Yankees are in town.

Darren Priest said...

I think you nailed it with your assessment of the Dropkick Murphys, Tao. There's this ugly sentiment in pop culture that's difficult to pinpoint, but there's this notion that 5th and 6th generation Irish should get drunk and act like complete hooligans. Meanwhile, the Republic of Ireland has built a nice little knowledge-based economy and they seem to want to distance themselves from the image of down-on-their-luck criminal micks that the Dungheap Murphys celebrate.

Brendan said...

With the way the Jays have been playing, I would have gone with Rum, Sodomy, and the lash.

Bruno Van Rottweiler said...

@ DP, have you ever been to the Rep of Ireland? Trust me mate, you'll find plenty o beer swilling rubes there even still! The idea of a Mediterrean diet AND drinking culture is quite foreign to them to this very day. The drinking had gotten so bad that two years ago the government had an initiative to combat drunkenness and acoholism under Bertie Ahern...I kid you not!

Darren Priest said...

No, Bruno, I have not been there. My position was based on a company I worked for, which was based in Ireland. They were a pretty conservative bunch. I guess you can't paint a nation with one brush.

Anyways, Jays win!!!

Anonymous said...

Ok...I am an A's fan. Was literally just sitting here downloading some more Pogues to top off the collection when I saw this post.

So in addition to Scutaro, this just gave me another reason to like the BJ's and your blog.

Good one.

go A's,


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