Paddy’s Day Music Special!


Hi! I have plenty of notice to give this time – nearly a whole day in advance. Go me! Actually, it’s ‘Go iDJ’…
He’s been doing the Soul Shenanigans internet radio show for five years. Unpaid, by the way – it is all for the love of music – and he really does have a fabulous St Patrick’s Day show every year. It only needed a couple of tweaks and a new poster and bam! he had it all done tonight by 10pm (instead of around 3am, the man doesn’t seem to need sleep). So here I am, able to blog about it and share the love the day before instead of the day of.

Here’s the poster; he’s been scanning old photos out of his personal archive. This one dates to Paddy’s Day 1989. I think it is just perfect.


As always: his Facebook is here, and the link to the live show is here.

Past broadcasts are on Podomatic – but they don’t stay up forever. Very much a limited time offer!

And since he’s a terrible self-promoter, here’s the donate link, too! (donations go to keep the station on the air, not to SoulShenanigans)

21 responses »

  1. Ahhhh — all those beautiful ruddy Irish faces (and ruddy Irish heads of hair, says a redheaded person whose surname could be Scots or Irish).

    If I miss the show I’ll at least hum a few bars of “Punjab Paddy.”

    • It’s half over now! I had to Google that song – never hoid of it. Rather funny the lyrics mention Bohola – that’s only a few miles up the road from me!

      It is a lovely photo – I hope the gal in the middle likes it (she’s a teacher now, according to Himself). Everyone gets ruddy when the wind comes down the street, and marching all up and down the town… Okay, so it’s about 2 miles one way before you are not in the town any longer πŸ™‚

  2. Gosh! I checked the post, than checked the time. Great, it’s in 20 minutes since with set time ahead one hour already! Fuck me, I forgot he played on American schedule. I missed 40 minutes already. But, the podcast will be playing at high volume this weekend πŸ™‚

    5 years, really? You can tell when someone is dedicated to his art. The poster, which obviously have some work put in, proves just how dedicated he is. So few of the listeners would actually see it, but he wants one.

    This is why I try to stay about a week ahead of publication schedule when writing my posts. Before I did that, I was going to bed way too late the day prior to a release. Not that this method would work for him.

  3. The show’s good so far! Somehow, I expected something a little more stereotypical. It’s highly probable that the St. Patrick day as celebrated here in the streets does not represent how it’s really celebrated there.

    Question: How does it work there? It is a day off Monday? Will you hold the celebrations on Sunday or Monday?

    • The parade is Sunday – and the day off is Monday. We will start celebrating tomorrow night after I get of work πŸ™‚
      He doesn’t do stereotypes, love him for it! Every band he played is Irish, even the ones that surprised you πŸ™‚

      • Haha I figured that! The accent, maybe? πŸ˜›

        And I definitely love his show for that too!

        I’m not sure what day they will do the parade here. I’ve not heard any announcement of closed streets yet.

        Happy St. Patrick to both of you!

  4. I’m listening to the podcast just right now. It accompanied me during my Sunday evening work (that I really should do on Friday afternoons, but it’s only needed for Monday mornings, so why bother? why do now what you could do later) and it will accompany me for another hour. At which point it will be time for bed (not that I ever go to bed at the reasonable time I tell myself).

    But… At the time of writing this, both Spiders and her hubby are drunk dead, to be found dancing on a table in an Irish pub. Damn lucky them, I wish I was Irish!! πŸ™‚

    • That’s funny haha, and funny peculiar πŸ™‚ Great song! We stayed out til about 8, had food, he went back out and I stayed home with tummy issues. Today is actually The Day, so we’ll be out again – despite me having to work the morrow.

      • I’m waiting for 18pm to have the right to play music at loud volume, at which point I will play the podcast again. I bought myself some beer. Not Irish beer (they don’t sell Guiness at a reasonable price at my store), but any beer will do.

        We have our National day on Tuesday this year. We work the day before, and the day after. For some reason, I expect many of our employees will call sick the day after.

        Have a good time! And good luck at work tomorrow πŸ™‚

        • Guinness shouldn’t be cheap – it does have a lot of ocean to cover first! The sad thing it that it doesn’t travel well – it always is best here where it is brewed.

          National day – is that like our bank holiday? Day off for no specific reason?

          • “The National Day is a designated date on which celebrations mark the nationhood of a nation or non-sovereign country. This nationhood can be symbolized by the date of independence, of becoming republic or a significant date for a patron saint or a ruler (birthday, accession, removal, etc.). Often the day is not called “National Day” but serves and can be considered as one. The National Day will often be a national holiday.”

            St. Paddy’s Day is your National Day. You may not call it like that, but our local media tend to describe it as such for those of us too dumb to know what it is. We have both a Canada National Day and a QuΓ©bec National Day (7 days apart, so we have 2 4-day work weeks in a row — yes we know how to celebrate) and we do call them national days, though they also have a former name.

            Actually I bought Sapporo, a Japanese beer (heated by two dragons). It’s usually just slightly more expensive than regular local beers, but it’s on sale this week. And it’s my favorite *light* beer, isn’t it convenient?

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