Happy St .Patricks Day
Ah, what a beautiful day to be Irish! Everyone decked out in green, corned beef and cabbage,the annual parade, people getting sick in the street, loud guys kicking the crap out of each other in bars...hmmm. Maybe I'll stay in and watch a movie instead. Here are some great Irish movies for tonight:
Waking Ned Devine
Love the old naked guy on the scooter.Great, heartwarming film.
In the Name of the Father
Daniel Day Lewis is a phenomenonal actor. Rent this and see why he is one of the all time greats.
State of Grace
Uneven film with incredible cast- Ed Harris, Gary Oldman Robin Wright and her soon to be hubby, Sean Penn- and ultracool St.Patricks Day shootout.
The Quiet Man
John Wayne classic shown every St.Paddy's day that...wait, I've never seen this film.Supposed to be real good.
A Circle of Friends
Irish chick flick with the kinda-hot-but-kinda-not Minnie Driver.
And if all those flicks are out, you can crank up these greats on yer boombox:
U2-Under the Blood Red Sky
Gloria rules this record, but it's all great.The band is the best thing to come from Dublin ever.Try not to shout "This is the Edge!' during the guitar solos. Can't be done.
Van Morrison-Astral Weeks
He's cranky, and, quite frankly, kind of a dick, but a tremendous talent.If you don't know this record, you are in for a major treat.
The Pogues-Rum, Sodomy and the Lash
Produced by Elvis Costello (real name:Declan Patrick McManus), this record is soooo Irish, it makes The Chieftains sound like polka music. Lead singer Shane McGowan is hammered through the entire album( big surprise there) and has the world's most hideous teeth. If you don't believe me, go to Google Images. I dare you.
As always, feel free to post your Irish faves in the comments.Now drink up!