Ah, Saint Patrick’s Day.  One of my favorite days of the year.

Mind you, I don’t consider myself to be Irish at all nor do I partake of any of the celebrations of the day nor do I drink any green beer.  Come to think of it, I don’t really have anything against snakes either.

I do have some connection to Ireland according to a Genealogy.com study my sister paid for last year.  Turns out that “black Irish” is a small part of my identity.  I assume that means I’m descended from one of the sailors of the Spanish Armada who shipwrecked in Ireland and stayed there rather than a black guy with an Irish name like Eddie Murphy or Barack O’bama.

No, this is my favorite day of the year because it always signifies the coming of what I call “The Upside of the Year”.  I hate winter, hate Christmastime, and am basically annoyed from November 1st to March 16th.  That’s “The Downside.”  Today, it’s over.  So today is special.

It gets even better.  Tomorrow will be my 10th Wedding Anniversary.  Mrs Thrill are looking forward to a visit to the art gallery and dinner at our favorite German restaurant.

Next week is Spring Break and I’ll be on vacation with the family.  We’re not going anywhere, but we like to spend time doing fun things with the kids around town.  Don’t worry,  I’ll be taking advantage of the spare time to write and there’ll be plenty more steady content during that time.  You might also get to enjoy some of my fabulous drunk-blogging (it’s actually awful).

Finally, my oldest daughter, Thrillianna, will turn 16 near the end of the week.

It’s a momentous time and I’m happy as can be!  I invite everyone to join in the celebration by helping pay for all the expensive shit our kids want to do sharing some great music with me according to this week’s theme.

As you add songs, they will be included on the YouTube playlist embedded below.  Here are this week’s themes that I’m looking for.

  • The color green.
  • The numbers ten (10) or sixteen (16).  This one’s hard.
  • Irish artists or at least Irish-sounding groups.  This one’s easy.

Ready for your dedications?

First, a very special one for Mrs Thrill.  Pardon us while we have a slow dance.

kevinmkr: A band you got me into.

westvirginiarebel: I personally can’t get enough of this band.

pfluffy: How about a traditional song for a traditional lady?  Damn shame about the mandolin.

Santino: Good, solid rock music.  If you’re not already into them, I’d be surprised.

mashav: You get one from an Irish artist who’s a big favorite in my household.

Grendel: Something on point for you, you magnificent Irish devil.  I’m trying to keep my winning streak going.

Finally, I have a very special call out.  I’m overjoyed to announce that our old friend dakrat is out there and has been lurking.  Step into the light, little buddy, and get funky.

I hope lots of people join in.  We have something very special lined up for you next week!

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Heh, great choice on the dedication! I love St. Patrick’s Day too. I have the same issue with the winter months. This year is not so bad because our weather has been so nice that I have been able to take in some extra sun and plant a cabbage garden. I am so lame. I use daylight savings time to declare victory over winter but St. Patrick’s Day is also a good line in case some jackass eliminates DST. I will be drinking some non-green beer. I put food coloring in some jello shots for my Superbowl party and let’s… Read more »


No, it’s not Irish BUT to be honest, Americans who claim to be Irish aren’t either. SO LET’S KEEP IT!


kevinmkr: A band you got me into.

Dammit! That was the first “16” that came to mind.

How about this, instead? It may not work in the playlist but it’s nifty because I never knew this old footage existed. Also, bonus points for the Whitesnake riff at :40.

This one is a classic Irish drinking song that gets a lot of play at my favorite pub, and always gets the whole room clapping along. There’s always one or two folks who don’t stop clapping at the right moment, and you know what that means–time to pound your Guiness, lad! This is a version that adequately captures the good times had by all when the liquor is flowing and some great irish tunes are playing:

The Stubby Shillelaghs – Finnegan’s Wake



This is by a Canadian band, but the sound is fitting. Home For A Rest


Ha! The whole album! That’s ballsy, my friend. Interestingly, I loved Pearl Jam back when grunge was in and I was angsty (Soundgarden was my favorite though). I even preferred them over Nirvana.

These days I rarely listen to Pearl Jam. Most of my 90’s stuff that I have is Soundgarden, Nirvana, Blur, and Oasis (yes, you got me to appreciate them).

Today, I will listen to Ten all the way through for the first time since I was 18. I thank you.


How about a fun distraction? Anybody else a fan of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia?” There’s some fantastic music littered throughout the series. Not for the playlist since it’s off-theme, but fun.





Mrs. Thrill

For my husband, a little of our favorite Irish band. The Sweetest Thing, because he is a brown-eyed boy who met a blue-eyed girl. And for the number 10, one of my favorite German Songs 10 Kleine Jägermeister!

For my wonderful stepdaughter – a little obvious: sixteen candles


Uh oh, She’s here! CODE 10! CODE 10! Quick, hide all the anti-vaxx and homeschooling threads!

A little inside joke for you.


Daaaaaaaaaang. Nailed it.


It’s not St Patty’s Day until someone flogs Molly. And I don’t mean Mollie Hemingway.


To Mr and Mrs Thrill, I dedicate to you this – my wife and I sang it to each other at our wedding. And it’s called ‘The next ten minutes’. Happy anniversary, and congratulations.


Many thanks, ilovecress. But please, it’s just “Thrill.”

“Mr Thrill” is what I force my children to call me. It gets me some strange looks in public, yes, but they have to learn to respect me and my Internet alter-ego.



2 thumbs up for the Tragically Hip!


My favourite Irish band


No dedication for me????

Well then.


Be that way.


(Hey, you asked for green).

I hope you had a Perfect Day., Thrill. Once again, not Irish but it ran through my head after reading your post.

Ha! mashav was the first to break out the Nick Cave. Was about to post about Green-eyed Lottie from Millhaven.. Nick Cave has a thing about black hair and green eyes. I think it has something to do with PJ Harvey.

Yo, ! thrill Great choice, i heard of these guys before funny ass song!…

ok few from me.

Irish Rovers.

Whisky in the Jar. this is a fairly old song, that over the many many years has evolved some.. and been covered by many…



Thin Lizzy


Sorry, my brother, but dedications are given only for those who shared a song the previous week. You are now on the list for next week though. This is our sacred tradition!

for Green….

Green River. CCR.. hell yeah…

oh Green day

21 guns

Good riddance

Working class Hero

Harley! How could I forget about Green River.?

Royal Blood!~,,,,, nice my oldest by immediately loved that…

To the gutter with this thread!



Thank you for the warm welcome, Thrill. I am about 10 beers into it, so I will keep this short. First, congratulations on your anniversary, I hope you have many more.

I’m going to stick with the Irish theme.

Sinead – Jackie


Thank you! It’s great to have you back after all these years.


Ahh! I did not know that. Well, enjoy the songs from my high school days anyway.


Don’t worry about it. You’re in the Inner Circle now! Definitely keep adding what you like. We want a broad spectrum.

welcome back man!


Ha, touché! Great album. Fun fact, for their first several years they were known as Bush-X in Canada.

BTW, forgot to mention, your dedication was bang-on as usual.


Ah, very good. I like knowing whether or not I connect on a selection.


Hey, dakrat!


Heya, Mrs. Thrill!

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