Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St Patrick's Day, Folks

In a couple of earlier posts, I made reference to the 1986 Self Aid benefit to alleviate Irish unemployment. I've only seen bits and pieces of the fourteen hour concert here and there, but there are a couple of 'best of' videos released in 1996 by RTE:





Oof, there are some harsh comments on that video. Here's the second part of the 'best of' compilation:





My favorite performance of the concert has got to be In Tua Nua's set, about a half-hour into the first 'best of' video. The band should have been much bigger, but they apparently released their single 'Seven Into the Sea' right around the time of the Challenger disaster, so no American radio station would have played it.

Speaking of self-aid, I think I'll help myself to a double of Tullamore Dew... Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit, folks.

4 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Happy Saint Patrick's back atcha!

Sláinte!
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Nasreen Iqbal said...

It's so weird to watch Bob Geldof actually singing.

I was born in 1992, so the only contexts I've ever seen him before this has been a) smiling and waving in stock footage about Live Aid, and b) as Pinky in Pink Floyd's "The Wall" movie.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Sláinte!

Slán agus beannacht leat.

I was born in 1992, so the only contexts I've ever seen him before this has been a) smiling and waving in stock footage about Live Aid, and b) as Pinky in Pink Floyd's "The Wall" movie.

Your musical tastes seem to be 'before your time', Nasreen. My favorite Bob Geldof number is the Boomtown Rats' Up All Night.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

By the way...
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