I feel I need to explain something. As odd as my array of music taste may seem to some, it far exceeds most expectations when I tell people that some of my favorite music on the planet is Irish punk/folk rock. Mainly the music of Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys. I love this stuff. A lot.

This is a preface to my next statement which is: the new Dropkick Murphy’s CD ‘BlackOut’ is incredible. Now, of course my feverish fandom of this band has absolutely nothing (*cough*) to do with my feelings toward this album. Actually, in complete honesty, it’s a great album. 99% of the population isn’t a big fan of Irish punk rock but for those who appreciate this type of music, this is a good one. I shall quote:

Time To Go

Go Go Go! Black and Gold!
Old-time hockey, bar the door
Clear the track, it’s all out war
Light the lamp, throw a hit, Black & Gold never quit
The barn is full, our team’s in town
So put’em up boys, knock’em down
Drop the puck, it’s time to go!

Bust outta work, it’s quarter-past five
Time to round up the gang and take the Red to the Orange Line
Head for the street and the Causeway crowd
You can feel it in the air when the team’s in town

Rancourt’s ready, it’s time to take the ice
So tie down the jersey ’cause it could get ugly tonight
Top corner, five-hole, off the post and in
On a quest for the cup, and we’re ready to win

Did I mention I’m a huge hockey fan? The combination of punk rock and a song about the Boston Bruins is like heaven for my ears. Did I mention these guys are from Boston? Perhaps I didn’t. You see, this, musically, is the combination of everything I love: Irish/Scottish themes, hockey and the best city on the planet, Boston. Hell, if you could make Irish-Boston-Hockey Techno I think I’d soil myself… but, until that happens, this is the best thing I’ve got. I enjoy it immensely.

I’m listening to it at the moment waiting for Chip who’s working on his HTPC. Later we’re going to take a bit of a war-drive up to some hydro-dam somewhere so Chip can do something magical with his computer skills and wireless thingys. Afterward we’re going to go see the new zombie movie 28 Days Later.

Now, like Irish music, I have to admit I have a soft spot for zombies. I laughed my head off the first time I saw Night of the Living Dead. I’m looking forward to a fairly updated cheese-fest with the worst looking fake zombies yet. If that sounds like an oxymoron to you you’d be right. I love these movies because they’re so horrible. There’s a distinct difference between bad movies and movies that are bad. It should be fun.

Also, I don’t know if I mentioned this or not but yesterday I mailed back my broken heatsink for replacement as well as a few other things (a package for Lauren and a copy of some of newspapers for Canadian relatives). Hopefully all that should be straitened out next week.

Matt out.