Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This is the day when we can all pretend to be a little Irish and drink Green Beer. For the non-beer drinkers maybe an Apple Martini instead.
I don’t think I’ll color my wine green, though – I seriously doubt that’d be cool like green beer.
Since it happens to be Monday, that means we get to enjoy some great tunes – first I must apologize for not making such a glorious return last week as I ended up getting Little Dude’s bad case of Pink Eye, and had to stay off the computer because my eyes hurt too much. Luckily it’s well on the way out, so I’m good to go this week.
Since I’ll be taking it easy, I decided to take it easy on you this week as well – with just one song. And of course since it’s St. Patrick’s Day, you know it’s theme appropriate.
From Washington, DC comes an award-winning a cappella quartet who takes four part harmony and stands it on its ear. They’ve been described as Bobby McFerrin and ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic colliding on stage, their tight vocal blend, infectious humor, and madcap antics have made them a favorite on stages and at festivals throughout the country.
Founded in 1993, their eclectic blend of a cappella harmony – a fusion of doo-wop, jazz, bluegrass, calypso, opera, and rock – evolved into a unique show, whose professional awards include two Wammies (Washington DC local music awards) for “Best A Cappella” group. Sadly the band disbanded in 2004, when two of the members hit the road as a musical duo.
The original group still performs together occasionally for corporate shows, and in 2013 this particular song was featured in the film Despicable Me 2, with new lyrics in the language of the Minions.
Parental Guidance is suggested – some of the words and theme of the song may not be appropriate for the younger minions, but the grownups will undoubtedly laugh like 12-year olds like I did.
Here’s Da Vinci’s Notebook with the hilarious “Another Irish Drinking Song” (Animatic):
I’ll leave you with some Irish Luck – I’m guessing it still works coming from a Swedish girl, don’t you?
Have a great St. Patrick’s Day, try to limit pinching people to a minimum, m’kay?
Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:
I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohorts, Callie from JAmericanSpice, Cathy from Cathy Kennedy’s Blog, and Naila Moon at Just the Stuff Ya Know. Naila will be on vacation (lucky girl) for a little while, so our friend Danielle from Royalegacy will be helping us out. And a big thank you to Becca from Everyday Life for picking up the slack whilst my co-hort in crime Cathy and I were in absentia.
Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!
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