Monday, May 16, 2011

My Music Monday


I've blogged before about my liking Great Big Sea - a little known folkish band from Nova Scotia.

Some celtic like music, some sea shanty like music, and some good dive bar drinking music.  Like most of my choices here, it's not for everyone.

While they haven't tried to mainstream too much, there are signs of it and who can blame them?  You want the attention, success and cash that comes with your career, right?  But it's the less common stuff that I like.

Let's take my selection today:  "Mari Mac".

A fast song that goes faster as it goes along.....to an ΓΌber-frantic pace.  Perfect for when you're drunk drinking.  If you can't actually sing along, you think you can.......and that's really half the battle, isn't it?

It is all of two and one-half minutes in length, but for most of you, it will feel like it goes on much much longer.  Deal with it.

The video is kind of creepy, but when are marionettes not creepy?   The guy who takes the lead on this song (who normally isn't the lead singer) is key-ute, so maybe that will hold your attention.

But a funny, unrelated story on the marionette thing.  I ran a program for new students entering college, a life time ago, and one kid got a note from his camp saying he couldn't attend since he was attending, yes, Marionette Camp.  The logo and tagline?   "Let's Give Puppets a Hand".

I still have the letter somewhere, along with my one from Collis B. Toomer.   ...but that's for another post at another time.

Enjoy the song.  But maybe have 3-4 beers first.  You'll see what I mean.


3 comments:

Ur-spo said...

what spirit they have!
I concur; they have a sea shanty feeling to their music.
It is pleasant.

Birdie said...

They're great in concert, too.

Erik Rubright said...

I like! Thanks for the new band (to me)!