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GO BUCKS, and Erin GO Braugh

PLEASE JOIN ME:

Join me my buddies at the newest venue in The Arena District, Big Woody’s (old Lodge Bar) Grand Opening Celebration on March 26th! This will be the newest hot spot for game watching, dinner, drinks, live music, and just a great time! Sign up for tickets here and like us on Facebook here!”

 

 

Join my crews/friends for ST. Paddy Day at Tilted Kilt and Fado (info below)

 

Please “suggest” “like” or become a “fan” of our new “fan page” Matty Sexton on facebook. In addition to letting you know where we play, we also “break” concert news. Last week we announced Journey before ANYONE ELSE did. This week? Charlie Sheen on April the 6th. It only takes seconds…
http://www.facebook.com/DJMattySexton

PLEASE check out the updated website (please let us know what you think?)

http://www.rmsexton.com/

 


TRAINING:

In memory of my buddy who was in his early 30’s and died of heart complications from no other reason than he was out of shape, I am offering 3 FREE TRAINING SESSIONS TO ANY NEW CLIENT.

 

I WILL work with you to meet your goals and within your abilities to push you to become the healthier person you deserve to be!!!

 

If you are interested in this service, or want to schedule your personalized appointments e-mail sosaudio@yahoo.com.

 

GREETINGS FROM SEBRING FLORIDA, the first couple days of this leg of travel/work has been a little frustrating with MANY items that are beyond my control in a “perfect storm” of issues, it has been kinda fun riding the waves and finding some “tranquil waters” as we find solutions to the negative issues.

 

While I am working this weekend, I am taking a few days while here to visit extended  “Florida Moms” and “Mother Mother Ocean.” After the Winter in O-H-I-O it is MUCH needed.

 

Thursday (Saint Patrick’s Day) calls for a 15 hour working day as well as a planned workout. I WILL MAKE SURE I MAKE TIME FOR A GUINESS and toast to my Irish Heritage!

 

For the first time in over 10 years I will not be working in Central Ohio and not be wearing my kilt. BUT that does not mean I am not celebrating my heritage I am so proud of!

 

I used to say St. Paddy’s Day is the second greatest day of the year. While I am VERY proud of my heritage, I am realizing this is not the greatest day…the greatest days are those that mean something to others you care about like Birthdays, Christmas, Turkey Day etc. Those days filled with family and friends.

 

But regardless St. Paddy’s Day is kinda cool; here is what it is all about, enjoy-SLAINTE!!!

 

SAINT PATRICK’S DAY:

Background music for the remainder of this (just posting it and listening brings a tear to my eye!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQlzITtxAMA

 

FIRST OFF if you feel the need to abbreviate, DO NOT CALL IT ST. PATTY’S DAY-The day of tradition and history is about the Celtic Isle…NOT HAMBURGERS! If you MUST abbreviate it is St. Paddy Day!

SECOND DO NOT WEAR ORANGE!!! Like the guy working this even with me is doing RIGHT NOW! (Sorry CA had to throw that in 😉 The IRISH Flag is Green, White, and Orange. Green for The Irish Catholics (who have had their land stolen and lived under English Protestant Rule), Orange for The English Protestants, and White for Peace between the two-there will be NO PEACE until the land is returned!

HISTORY:

I am proud to be Irish and we are the second highest Ethnic Group making up THE UNITED STATES!


The FLAG

What are the colors of the Irish Flag? Orange, white and green The green on the flag symbolizes the people of the North, the orange represents the people of the South. The white stands for peace, which brings the green and orange together (in theory) as a united nation.

 

Better yet…how about the connection between Saint Patrick’s Day and Halloween?

Paddy’s Day honors Saint Patrick is celebrated on Mar 17th. Paddy has Its roots in Celtic Lore with the Color associated with this day is Green. Halloween falls on the opposite side of the traditional calendar. Halloween has Its roots in pagan/druid cultures. Halloween is associated with the color orange. (See a pattern yet?)

 

St. Patrick was a pagan and turned to Christianity to when he was sold as a slave who later drove the Druids out of Ireland.

 

The Celts resided in Northern Ireland and the Druids were in The South. Later Catholics were in the North with British/Scottish Protestants in the South.

 

For the past 400 years Catholics have been fighting to keep their land in the North That was savagely taken from US!

 

Both Halloween and Saint Patrick are not only associated in ancient times, but also on the current calendar, as well as the documented discontent between the North and The South.

 

While the white DOES stand for peace between two parties/religions…there will be NO PEACE UNTILL OUR LAND IS RETURNED!!!
THOUGHTS ON St. PADDY DAY:

Pog Moi Thoin!
It’s more than green beer and kisses! By the way real Irish Beer is BLACK and THICK, not metallic tasting Miller Light.

Customs and Traditions
The person who was become St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born in Wales about AD 385. His given name was Maewyn, and he almost didn’t get the job of bishop of Ireland because he lacked the required scholarship.

Far from being a saint, until he was 16, he considered himself a pagan. At that age, he was sold into slavery by a group of Irish marauders that raided his village. During his captivity, he became closer to God.
He escaped from slavery after six years and went to Gaul where he studied in the monastery under St. Germain, bishop of Auxerre for a period of twelve years. During his training he became aware that his calling was to convert the pagans to Christianity.

His wishes were to return to Ireland, to convert the native pagans to Christianity. But his superiors instead appointed St. Palladius. But two years later, Palladius transferred to Scotland. Patrick, having adopted that Christian name earlier, was then appointed as second bishop to Ireland.

Patrick was quite successful at winning converts. And this fact upset the Celtic Druids. Patrick was arrested several times, but escaped each time. He traveled throughout Ireland, establishing monasteries across the country. He also set up schools and churches which would aid him in his conversion of the Irish country to Christianity.

His mission in Ireland lasted for thirty years. After that time, Patrick retired to County Down. He died on March 17 in AD 461. That day has been commemorated as St. Patrick’s Day ever since.

Much Irish folklore surrounds St. Patrick’s Day. Not much of it is actually substantiated.

Some of this lore includes the belief that Patrick raised people from the dead. He also is said to have given a sermon from a hilltop that drove all the snakes from Ireland. Of course, no snakes were ever native to Ireland, and some people think this is a metaphor for the conversion of the pagans. Though originally a Catholic holy day, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into more of a secular holiday.

One traditional icon of the day is the shamrock. And this stems from a more bona fide Irish tale that tells how Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Trinity. He used it in his sermons to represent how the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit could all exist as separate elements of the same entity. His followers adopted the custom of wearing a shamrock on his feast day.

The St. Patrick’s Day custom came to America in 1737. That was the first year St. Patrick’s Day was publicly celebrated in this country, in Boston.
Today, people celebrate the day with parades, wearing of the green, and drinking beer. One reason St. Patrick’s Day might have become so popular is that it takes place just a few days before the first day of spring. One might say it has become the first green of spring.

IRISH TOASTS
Irish Drinking Toasts
May your glass be ever full.
May the roof over your head be always strong.
And may you be in heaven
half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead.

Here’s to me, and here’s to you,
And here’s to love and laughter-
I’ll be true as long as you,
And not one moment after.

Here’s to you and yours
And to mine and ours.
And if mine and ours
Ever come across to you and yours,
I hope you and yours will do
As much for mine and ours
As mine and ours have done
For you and yours!

Health and life to you;
The mate of your choice to you;
Land without rent to you,
And death in Eirinn.

Here’s a toast to your enemies’ enemies!
When we drink, we get drunk.
When we get drunk, we fall asleep.
When we fall asleep, we commit no sin.
When we commit no sin, we go to heaven.
So, let’s all get drunk, and go to heaven!

Here’s to a long life and a merry one.
A quick death and an easy one.
A pretty girl and an honest one.
A cold beer—and another one!
Here’s to our wives and girlfriends:
May they never meet!

FROM MY GRANDMA
During the day I worry work and think
at night I gamble, screw, and drink
at the end of my day and my time has come to pass…

I hope they burry me upside down so my critics can kiss my a**!

IRISH BLESSING
May the road rise to meet you.
may the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

May you live as long as you want,
And never want as long as you live.

Always remember to forget
The things that made you sad.
But never forget to remember
The things that made you glad.

Always remember to forget
The friends that proved untrue.
But never forget to remember
Those that have stuck by you.

Always remember to forget
The troubles that passed away.
But never forget to remember
The blessings that come each day.

May the saddest day of your future be no worse
Than the happiest day of your past.

May the roof above us never fall in.
And may the friends gathered below it never fall out.

May you have warm words on a cold evening,
A full moon on a dark night, And the road downhill all the way to your door.

May there be a generation of children
On the children of your children.

May you live to be a hundred years,
With one extra year to repent!

May the Lord keep you in His hand
And never close His fist too tight.

May your neighbors respect you,
Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And heaven accept you.

May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.

Walls for the wind,
And a roof for the rain,
And drinks beside the fire –
Laughter to cheer you
And those you love near you,
And all that your heart may desire!

May God be with you and bless you,
May you see your children’s children,
May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.

May God grant you many years to live,
For sure He must be knowing
The earth has angels all too few
And heaven is overflowing.

May peace and plenty be the first
To lift the latch to your door,
And happiness be guided to your home
By the candle of Christmas.

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

IRISH FUNNIES:
Into a Belfast pub comes Paddy Murphy, looking like he’d just been run over by a train. His arm is in a sling, his nose is broken, his face is cut and bruised and he’s walking with a limp. “What happened to you?” asks Sean, the bartender. “Jamie O’Conner and me had a fight,” says Paddy. “That little snit, O’Conner,” says Sean, “he couldn’t do that to you. He must have had something in his hand.” “That he did,” says Paddy, “a shovel is what he had and a terrible lickin’ he gave me with it.” “Well,” says Sean, “you should have defended yourself. Didn’t you have something in your hand?” “That I did,” said Paddy. “Mrs. O’Conner’s breast, and a thing of beauty it was, but useless in a fight,”
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An Irishman who had a little too much to drink is driving home from the city one night and, of course, his car is weaving violently all over the road. A cop pulls him over. “So,” says the cop to the driver, “where have ya been?” “Why, I’ve been to the pub of course,” slurs the drunk. “Well,” says the cop, “it looks like you’ve had quite a few
to drink this evening.” “I did all right,” the drunk says with a smile. “Did you know,” says the cop, standing straight and folding his arms across his chest, “that a few intersections back, your wife fell
out of your car?” “Oh, thank heavens,” sighs the drunk. “For a minute there, I thought I’d gone deaf,”

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Brenda O’Malley is home making dinner, as usual, when Tim Finnegan arrives at her door. “Brenda, may I come in?” he asks. “I’ve somethin’to tell ya.”
“Of course you can come in, you’re always welcome, Tim. But where’s my husband?”
“That’s what I’m here to be tellin’ ya, Brenda. There was an accident down at the Guinness brewery…”
“Oh, God no!” cries Brenda. “Please don’t tell me.”
“I must, Brenda. Your husband Shamus is dead and gone. I’m sorry.” Finally, she looked up at Tim. “How did it happen, Tim?” “It was terrible, Brenda. He fell into a vat of Guinness Stout and drowned.”
“Oh my dear Jesus! But you must tell me true, Tim. Did he at least go quickly?”
“Well, no Brenda… no. Fact is, he got out three times to pee.”

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Mary Clancy goes up to Father O’Grady after his Sunday morning service, and she’s in tears. He says, “So what’s bothering you, Mary my dear?” She says, “Oh, Father, I’ve got terrible news. My husband passed away
last night.” The priest says, “Oh, Mary, that’s terrible. Tell me, Mary, did he have any last requests?” She says, “That he did, Father..
“The priest says, “What did he ask, Mary?
She says, “He said, ‘Please Mary, put down that damn gun…'”

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McQuillan walked into a bar and ordered martini after martini, each time removing the olives and placing them in a jar.

When the jar was filled with olives and all the drinks consumed, the
Irishman started to leave.

“S’cuse me”, said a customer, who was puzzled over what McQuillan had done, “what was that all about?”

“Nothin’, said the Irishman, “my wife just sent me out for a jar of olives!”

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“I’ve Lost Me Luggage”

An Irishman arrived at J.F.K.  Airport and wandered around the terminal with tears streaming down his cheeks.  An airline employee asked him if he was already homesick.

“No,” replied the Irishman “I’ve lost all me luggage!”

“How’d that happen?”

“The cork fell out!” said the Irishman.

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“Water to Wine”

An Irish priest is driving down to New York and gets stopped for speeding in Connecticut.

The state trooper smells alcohol on the priest’s breath and then sees an empty wine bottle on the floor of the car.  He says, “Sir, have you been drinking?”

“Just water,” says the priest.

The trooper says, “Then why do I smell wine?”

The priest looks at the bottle and says, “Good Lord!  He’s done it again!”

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“The Brothel”

Two Irishmen were sitting at a pub having beer and watching the brothel across the street.

They saw a Baptist minister walk into the brothel, and one of them said, “Aye, ’tis a shame to see a man of the cloth goin’ bad.”

Then they saw a rabbi enter the brothel, and the other Irishman said, “Aye, ’tis a shame to see that the Jews are fallin’ victim to temptation as well.”

Then they see a catholic priest enter the brothel, and one of the Irishmen said, “What a terrible pity…one of the girls must be dying.

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Irish Cemetery

Three Irishmen, Paddy, Sean and Seamus, were stumbling home from the pub late one night and found themselves on the road which led past the old graveyard..

“Come have a look over here,” says Paddy, “It’s Michael O’Grady’s grave, God bless his soul.  He lived to the ripe old age of 87.”

“That’s nothing,” says Sean, “here’s one named Patrick O’Toole, it says here that he was 95 when he died.”!

Just then, Seamus yells out, “Good God, here’s a fella that got to be 145!”

“What was his name?” asks Paddy.

Seamus stumbles around a bit, awkwardly lights a match to see what else is written on the stone marker, and exclaims,

“Miles, from Dublin.”

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Irish Predicament

Drunk Ole Mulvihill (From the Northern Irish Clan) staggers into a Catholic Church, enters a confessional box, sits down , but says nothing.

The Priest coughs a few times to get his attention but Ole Mulvihill  just sits there.

Finally, the Priest pounds three times on the wall.

The drunk mumbles, “ain’t no use knockin, there’s no paper on this side either.”

TOP 10
Reasons for St. Paddy’s day Party

10.) It is a Thursday
09.) You can get a kiss for actually lying (Kiss me I’m Irish)
08.) Most of the Kennedy’s are dead (did he really just say that?)
07.) Pi**ing Green the next day
06.) Drinking at 6AM!!! On a NON OSU FOOTBALL GAME DAY!
05.) Half way to Halloween
04.) A day to pi** off the Italian Catholics (How many people lie and say “I’m Italian” on Columbus Day?)
03.) The stories of forgiveness overheard in the bathroom stalls
02.) Taking home an ugly person just because he/she has red hair.
01.) You can be short, mean, drunk, and wear a dress and be considered cool (Ahh yes!)

LIMERICKS

There once was a man from Nantucket,
Who kept all of his cash in a bucket,
But his daughter, named Nan,
Ran away with a man,
And as for the bucket, Nantookit.

There once was a teacher named Gray
Who said to her students one day,
“Now, you have until one,
to get a limerick done.”
The class groaned the hour away!

A nudist by the name of Roger Peet
Loved to dance in the snow and the sleet,
But one chilly December
He froze every member,
And retired to a monkish retreat.

There was a young lady named Sharkey
Who had an affair with a darkey.
The result of her sins
Was quadruplets, not twins,
One white, and one black, and two khaki.

A love-sick young barn-owl in Kew
Had a pretty young she-owl in view.
He twittered, “I oughter
Endeavor to court ‘er
But I don’t have enough wit to woo!”

There was a young man who said, “Why
Can’t I look in my ear with my eye?
I think that I might
If I stretch very tight
You never can tell ’til you try!”

There was a young fellow named Fisher
Who was fishing for fish in a fissure,
When a cod, with a grin,
Pulled the fisherman in
Now they’re fishing the fissure for Fisher.

IRISH QUOTES:
“To be Irish is to know that in the end…
the world will break your heart”
-Daniel Patrick Moyniham

“Yeah, yeah. And let me tell you something. I’ve had enough of Irish-Americans who haven’t been back to their country in 20 or 30 years come up to me and talk about the resistance, the revolution back home, and the glory of the revolution, and the glory of dying for the revolution. F*** the revolution! They don’t talk about the glory of killing for the revolution. What’s the glory of taking a man from his bed and gunning him down in front of his wife and his children? Where’s the glory in that? Where is the glory in bombing a rememberance day parade of old-age pensioners, their medals taken out an polished up for the day? Where’s the glory in that? To leave them dying or crippled for life or dead under the rubble of the revolution that the majority of the people in my country don’t want.”-Bono ’Sunday Bloody Sunday’

MOVIES TO RAISE A TOASTE TO:
The NEWEST: The Fighter JUST RELEASED THIS WEEK ON DVD!!!

1.) Boondock Saints (any doubt?)
Very intelligent action movie, about two Irish brothers who kill ’sinners’ to punish them. The movie is a bit different from the typical action movie, as it doesn’t have car-chases or explosions. The action consists of stylish shooting sprees. It also has a fairly original idea that is utilized in nearly every action scene in the movie, and that should be used more often in action films; first you see the aftermath, the crime-scene, the police investigating, counting bodies, etc. After/as the police come up with theories to the crime, we see the actual scene, of the brothers punishing criminals. It’s a different kind of vigilante movie. It’s particularly gory and bloody, but this just makes it all the more realistic. In real life, there is a significant amount of blood when someone is shot in the head. The movie has some Christian subtexts, I think I’ve heard about five major theories about the whole movie’s meaning. This shows, in my opinion, that there was obviously a lot of thought put into the movie. I’d recommend it to anyone who can stand the gore, even if they aren’t Christians.

2.) The Black Donnelly’s (ok a TV show but wow, was it a good one-why cancelled?) If I grew up in Brookeland I would be Tommy Donnelly!!!
I don’t know what the problem is with this show.. that everyone seems to hate it, but I watched it, and I thought that it was very good. The dialogue was good, the premise was dark, and of course, unbelievable. But seriously, what are the hit shows on today… Heroes? Lost? Desperate Housewives?, doesn’t TV thrive on the unbelievable? I mean, why else would we watch something that could be going on next door? It’s just not that interesting.

3.) RUDY (I had to put this one on)
If this movie doesn’t get you motivated, then something is wrong with you. This movie proves that good things happen to people who work hard and don’t except the circumstances they are dealt. I’ve seen this movie more than 30 times in my life, and I still can’t get through the end of this movie without getting tears in my eyes. Another thing this movie teaches you is to listen to the people in your life who believe in you and want you to succeed, don’t listen to the people who want you to fail and constantly remind you that you’re going to fail. “The best revenge is success.” One of my favorite quotes comes from this movie as well, when the coach Dan Devine tells Rudy and the rest of the team that “Nobody, and I mean nobody, comes into our house and pushes us around.”

4.) Gangs of New York (and I HATE Leo-but it is so good!)
Based on the New York Draft Riots that did happen, just two weeks AFTER the Northern victory at Gettysburg, demonstrating that the outcome of the War was anything but certain, even after Lee had been forced to retreat to the south bank of the Potomac River. Today, many would find this surprising.

Day-Lewis does a superb job with a character that is unevenly developed. He is a homicidal thug in the beginning, a menacing, but somewhat benign, presence in the middle, and a psychotic killer in the end. It isn’t really clear why he vacillates the way he does. Bi-polar, I guess. DiCaprio proves he can act, and he exudes a manliness he did not possess in earlier films. Diaz turns in a creditable performance. The cast of thousands adds a nice touch to the film.

Kudos to Scorsese for the herculean effort, and a tip of the kepi for the poetic ending, which reminded me of the ending in 1936’s “San Francisco.”

5.) U2 Rattle and Hum (for the record I don’t like Bono either)
“this is a song Charles Manson stole from the Beatles and we’re stealing it back!”

When U2 arrives in the fall 1987 to start the second leg of their American tour to promote “The Joshua Tree” (1987), they already filled with enthusiasm millions of Americans with their masterpiece and they were showered with praise by virtually all musical critics but also important newspapers (the magazine Newsweek even put them on the cover!). The amount? Bono and his band were crowned the biggest rock and roll band in the world. A status which isn’t easy to assume and when one has a rock and roll masterpiece under one’s belt, delivering it a follow-up is a difficult task. Maybe that’s why the most famous Irish quartet had the idea to make a film accompanied by an album: to try to forge ahead and to take a new musical direction.

So, “U2: Rattle and Hum” (1988) is a documentary which goes back over the band’s tour in America where they alternate concerts and cultural discoveries (the visit of Graceland). Their album “the Joshua Tree” had already expressed their fascination for America, the movie “Rattle and Hum” confirms it. The director Phil Joanou (Martin Scorsese turned down this role) also filled his work with interviews and recording sessions which took place after the tour in 1988. Each member’s disposition is revealed in these interviews but also throughout the movie and during their tour especially with concerts. So, in Joanou’s opus, Bono and his men reaffirm their positions on a social, cultural and above all musical point of view while not forgetting their Irish roots. Concerning music which constitutes the backbone of the movie, the band explores several facets of American music. The Stax-soul tribute “Angel of Harlem”, the blues “When Love Comes to Town” with a prestigious guest: BB King, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” in a gospel version show a progressive Americanization of the band. But in parallel, not to lose their identity, the four members remain faithful to their musical influences; either it is the sinewy “Desire” or the atmospheric “Heartland” that sounds like a “the Joshua Tree” outtake. Hence an impression of hodgepodge: the tracks cut in studio are rather badly linked up. It is difficult to let oneself rock with beautiful heavenly flights then to follow with unusual tracks for the band without losing the thread.

That said, the musical trimmings that somewhat hinders the movie didn’t stop Bono and his men to write some of U2’s best songs. On another extent, Phil Joanou’s technical feats enable the spectator to attend the concerts as if he were on stage with the band. The latter is presented in this state like we would imagine them for the ones who have never seen them in concert: fiery, feverish, passionated by their music and ready to make a declaration aiming at peace in Northern Ireland and why not in the rest of the world (Bono’s words in the middle of Sunday Bloody Sunday”). And I address the fans of the band who may have the album but not seen the movie and the casual listeners: a good part of U2’s hits of the eighties and notably from “the Joshua Tree” are performed on stage: “Bad”, “Where the Streets Have No Name”, “With or Without You”.

I also think that having shot the movie in black and white and in color gives it a arty side. At the end of the day, it’s a worthy but suicidal undertaking. Indeed, the limited commercial career of Joanou’s opus clearly shows once again that this kind of film is seldom successful in the theaters in spite of the fact that the video was a best-seller in the Anglo-Saxon countries. And for U2, the eighties ended in a little rough way but fortunately, the nineties will begin (and for me end) triumphantly with “Achtung Baby” (1991).

6.) The Devil’s Own (great deep movie)
An American movie starring two American actors (Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt) about sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland. Not surprisingly, critics and historians (not to mention Ford and Pitt, eventually) decried the film for its “history lite” approach. Those looking for a more accurate take on Irish history should check out Michael Collins or In the Name of the Father.

7.) The Boxer
This is a great film and I’ve watched it several times. The photography is stunning. The musical score is brilliant. The characters are believable and endearing. The film does not take sides except to say “Enough!” Enough bloodshed. Enough hatred. Enough poverty. Northern Ireland has had enough.
Daniel Day Lewis and Emily Watson give stellar performances. I saw Emily Watson in “Breaking the Waves” which I did not understand at all, but I did recognize a fine actress. I’ve seen all of Daniel Day Lewis’ films–even his early releases. This is one of my favorite DDL films–a difficult choice as he has made so many excellent films. The supporting cast is composed of first class actors. The scenes are terribly realistic. I still jump when a bomb explodes early in the movie, and the boxing scenes are fabulous. (In the fifties I was a fan of Carmine Basilio, so I know what the real thing looks like.)

The contrast of stark, war-torn Belfast with tenacious individuals attempting to lead relatively normal lives–marrying, having children, teaching day-school, mopping floors, is heart-rending. Who wouldn’t root for peace?

Those who have taken one side or the other in this awful conflict might not appreciate the neutrality of the film. That is the whole point. Most of the Irish are fed up and want to get on with their lives. I thought the coincidence of the film release with the current peace process effort was grand.

8.) In the Name of the Father (very good and twists from start to finish)
This movie is based on a true story that began in 1974 when an IRA bomb exploded in England, killing several people. Soon Gerry Conlon, a petty thief from Belfast, was convicted of the bombing. Several of Conlon’s friends and relatives, including his father, were also jailed. But after languishing behind bars for 14 years, Conlon and his father were completely exonerated and released. The tale of the miscarriage of justice is well-told in this movie, but I think the best thing about the film is the nuanced way the relationship between son and father is developed during their years in prison.

9.) The Departed (what is it with Leo on this list?)
Excellent. A great, great movie. Even though Boston is not really a gritty town Scorsese was able to capture a darker side of the city. Local Bosoton pros like Damon and Wahlberg they were able to really grab hold of it and not go overboard… most of the time. The true stand out performance has to go to DiCaprio. He has really come into his since hooking up with Scorsese, having scored a number of original performances all of which have expanded his range. He really snagged onto a deep and tragic character and created something that will hopefully be recognized come awards season. One of my favorite aspects was the friendly hostility the characters had for each other. It is a specific trademark that I have never noticed in any other city. In Boston, when you are really close with someone (or not really) it is, more or less, a requirement to bust their balls and shoot cruel insults back and forth in rhythmic banter. That detail was extensively realized in THE DEPARTED and I doubt anybody who was raised outside of the metro Boston area, or at least visited at some point, would find it nearly as hilarious as those who were. As for Scorsese’s direction, I think he scored big with this one. While many have criticized that his movies have become more commercial I believe that he has just evolved. There were some classic Scorsese moments here, my favorite being a scene where DiCaprio is alone and packing his things in his apartment. Beautifully cut and stylistically directed. Is it his best effort? No. But it still is truly mesmerizing. He has created something truly special from a city that is highly underrated.

10.) The Commitments (I play this sndtrack at EVERY GIG!)
A group of working-class young men from the poorest district of North Dublin form a band that plays soul music. The film follows the ups and downs of the band as they go from gig to gig, performing their own version of numbers like “Mustang Sally” and “Try a Little Tenderness.” There’s not much plot here, but I found the dialogue, the characters, the energy, and the music irresistible.


MUSIC:
Top 10 Songs for St. Paddy Day
1.) Amazing Grace-Originally written by a former Slave trader who’s boat almost sank-this is a great tune of forgiveness even when no warranted. I especially enjoy when played on the Bag-Pipes. For the sake of a St. Paddy Mixtape, I will suggest the version from The DropKick Murphys!

2.) Baba O’Reilly-This is one of my all time favorite songs. One line sums it up “Out here in the fields I fought for my meals…I put my back into my living!

3.) Danny Boy-So sad

4.) Sunday Bloody Sunday-Written about that faithful day in Dublin, Ireland-for the record, I don’t have a problem with it-No land=’s no peace! I support the resistance!

5.) Jump Around Fun rap song WITH BAGPIPES!!!

6.) Big Country-if you don’t bob yer head to this you have no rhythm OR SOUL!

7.) The Scotsman-I will be in my kilt, and maybe “won first prize!”

8.) What’s Left of The Flag-The only thing I care about is the Green and white!

9.)The Last Letter Home-Saddest song ever about a man who stumbles onto a gravestone and asks about the history of the person

10.) Kiss Me I’m #*%@faced-Sing along late in the day!!!

How To Have A Successful Paddy’s Day.
Here is a short and simple guide about the best way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day:

1. Do not call it St. Patty’s Day. Cannot stress this one enough. I am not entirely sure where Patty’s Day came from; patron Saint of burgers maybe. Anyway if you must shorten it, it is Paddy’s Day.

2. Prepare yourself ahead of time. Chances are you will be covering yourself in as much green, white and orange as physically possible. (IN MY OPINION WHERE NO ORANGE-AND IF YOU WEAR PRIMARILY ORANGE BE PREPAIRED TO HAVE YOUR A** KICKED!!! Orange is the color or the English Protestants who STOLE OUR LAND!) Make sure you have your outfit all ready to go in advance of the big day. Sometimes outdoor festivals with copious amounts of drinking can lead to accessories being stolen. So make sure to bring back ups. A back up hat and back up pair of sunglasses are a necessity.

3. Line your stomach. It is a big drinking day for most people. Please make sure that your stomach is well prepared for all that alcohol. Eat a big Irish breakfast. Then fill up again at lunch time. This will give plenty of soakage and help keep you going as long as the Energizer bunny.

4. If you meet someone from Ireland, only tell them you are Irish if you can legitimately back it up. “My last name is McFlanagan” or “I have red hair” or “I can drink a lot” are not a legitimate back ups. Being born there or having an Irish passport is legitimate. Feel free to tell them how much you love Ireland and then give them a kiss as a sign of your appreciation.

5. Get plastered. It is a big day for drinking. So make sure you get absolutely poleaxed drunk. Any memories of the day should be short and impossible to piece together. Drink Irish drinks – Guinness, Jameson, Kilkenny, Smithwick’s, Bushmills and so on.

Follow these 5 Steps and you should have a successful Paddy’s Day.

 


THOUGHT(s) FOR THE WEEK:

As I re-Redread these things I realize that even though I use spell check, many times my form of dyslexia that challenged me in school rears it’s ugly head


SONG FOR THE WEEK:

YES I AM!!! (Not edited!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7g3RuoreRc

 

GOOSEBUMPS!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPC0kTWaE7I

 

Fighting the fight for OUR LAND on The Island, or if fighting against the terrorism and those who attempt to après throughout the world, THANK YOU!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrQnnZJ68Xo

 


QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

Facts, Figures & Folklore about St. Patrick’s Day

 

What is a Claddagh?

Other than being (what I believe the most sacred symbol of a love/friendship bond, and a tattoo I have on my right inner tricept), The Claddagh is a heart being held by a pair of hands with a crown above. A symbol of love and friendship. The hands are friendship, the crown is loyalty, the heart is love.

 

Did you know that St. Patrick’s Day is the Roman Catholic feast honoring Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick? The holiday is also an international celebration of Irish history and heritage.

 

Did you know that Patrick was neither Irish nor particularly religious, at least not initially? Patrick was born Maewyn Succat in 385 CE in the Welsh town of Banwen, and for the first sixteen years of his life he was an avowed pagan.

 

Did you know that Patrick, nee Maewyn, was captured by Gaelic slave traders at the age of sixteen and sold to an Irish sheep farmer? Patrick was enslaved for six years, during which he turned to Christianity for comfort. He escaped at the age of 22, and spent the next 12 years living in a British monastery. It was there that he adopted the name Patrick.

 

Did you know that Patrick returned to Ireland after his time in a monastery, along with 20-some followers, serving as a Christian missionary?

 

Did you know that St. Patrick is believed to have died in Ireland on March 17, 461 C.E.? The anniversary of his death is now the day on which St. Patrick’s Day feast is celebrated.

 

Did you know that the myth that Saint Patrick drove all the snakes from Ireland into the Irish Sea is just that — a myth? Many locals still insist that the serpents were drowned in the Irish Sea by Saint Patrick, causing their seas to be so rough. The truth, however, is that serpents where never native to Ireland. The story is most likely a metaphor for the druidic religions, which disappeared from the Emerald Island after St. Patrick spread the seeds of Christianity.

 

Did you know that St. Patrick’s Day is a national holiday in Ireland? It is also a provincial holiday in Newfoundland and Labrador, both Canadian provinces with significant Irish populations.

 

Did you know that there are 34 million U.S. citizens claiming Irish ancestry? That’s nearly ten times the population of Ireland today, which has 3.9 million people. Since 1820, 4.8 million Irish have legally immigrated to the U.S.

 

Did you know that Irish Americans are the second most numerous ethnic group in the United States? Only four other countries (Germany, Italy, Mexico and the United Kingdom) have sent more native-born residents to U.S. shores.

 

Did you know that while it is customary to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day in the United States, the color green is actually considered unlucky in Ireland? Green is the color of faeries, which are believed to steal children who wear too much green.

 

Did you know that the Irish celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by wearing shamrocks on their lapels’ and dressing their children up in the colors of the Irish flag: orange, white and green? The green on the flag symbolizes the people of the south, the orange represents the people of the north. The white stands for peace, which brings the green and orange together as a united nation.

 

Did you know that the first St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in Boston, Massachusetts? The parade has been an annual tradition since 1737.

 

Did you know that the first St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York was held in 1762? Irish immigrants serving in the British colonial army marched down the streets.

 

Did you know that the New York St. Patrick’s Day was officially launched in 1850? Today, this parade is the longest running civilian parade in the world, with 150,00 participants and nearly three million live spectators.

 

Did you know that the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in Canada is held in Montreal? The parade began in 1824.

 

Did you know that Chicagoans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by dyeing the Chicago River green? The tradition started in 1962. Today, 40 tons of dye is used, which keeps the river green for several hours.

 

Did you know that Guinness, the most famous of Irish dark stouts, was first brewed in Dublin Ireland in 1759? More than 1.9 billion pints of Guinness are drank around the world every year.

 

Did you know that Dublin is the capital of Ireland? There is also a Dublin in California and another Dublin in Ohio.

 

Did you know that the shamrock, considered the official plant of Ireland, was viewed as a sacred plant in ancient Ireland? The shamrock symbolized rebirth.

 

Did you know that in the seventeenth century, the shamrock became a symbol of Irish nationalism? In defending themselves against encroaching English imperialism, many Irish wore a shamrock on their lapel as a symbol of their opposition to English rule.

 

Did you know that leprechauns are traditional Irish folk figures? Leprechauns are believed to be cranky little fellows responsible for mending the shoes of fairies and causing all sorts of mayhem and mischief.

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ALSO, a prayer request

Prayer request from a friend
Sometimes, honestly most times, the work here is just overwhelming. There is always someone in need of something. I work in one small village in Haiti, which has huge problems. My prayer is that I can help some of the people there well…but sometimes it seems that I am standing in the middle of a tornado watching everything get blown around and more messed up than it was when I came to work that morning.

I am writing to make you all aware of an urgent prayer request. Daniella is a 15 yr old girl who came to me after church one Sunday in December. She was 14 yrs old then and very pregnant. She looked at the ground when she talked to me and told me she came for help. I asked what kind of help and she simply answered, “I don’t know.” Her face was totally blank and she just looked lost. There is no other word for it.

Lost.
I told her to come back tomorrow when I was would have clinic hours and we could talk more. She came back with her 21 yr old sister. Daniella explained to me that she wanted to give her baby away. Then I pried for some more information. Here is her story:

Her mother died a few years ago (she says her uncle sent a voodoo curse on her that killed her) and Daniella went to live with her aunt in Port au Prince. Shortly after her aunt’s husband started raping her when the aunt went out. When Daniella’s stomach became big her family sent her back to the village on a tap-tap by herself to find her sister.

Now she was standing in front of me in the clinic. I know a Canadian midwife (Sarah-see website:http://www.olivetreeprojects.com) who lives in Jacmel and got an appointment for to see Daniella. Sarah examined her and did an ultrasound-she had trouble measuring the head on the ultrasound. Sarah really took an interest in Daniella and took her in to live with her until she delivered. Peredo is an hour away from Jacmel so this was better for everyone and this way Daniella could eat well and be taken care of better. Her sister who was struggling to take care of her 2 small children-couldn’t care properly for Daniella-so everyone was happy with her staying with Sarah.

Daniella settled in well with Sarah and was doing really well. Last week she went into labor and delivered a baby girl at Sarah’s maternity center. There were major complications after the baby was born. She was not breathing and had a low heart rate. Sarah did CPR but noticed the babies head was misformed. This explains why head measurement was difficult to find on the ultrasound.

The baby died shortly after. When she went into labor Sarah had called me to call her sister to come to Jacmel for the birth. Her phone was off and I called someone else in the village to go to her house to give her the message. They couldn’t find her. They said she left and went to Port au Prince days ago.

So here’s Daniella, 15 yrs old, with a bunch of white people-none of her own family, her baby dead. I know that’s putting it bluntly-but it’s the truth.

Would you join me in praying for this young girl? She is doing fairly well considering all she has been through-she is not yet a Christian but I know God can heal her and give her hope for the future.

A lot of problems here in Haiti are way too big for this missionary to handle. But none are too big for MY God to handle. He is waiting for All his children to come to His protective arms. Let’s pray for Daniella to find Him.

 

PASSING:

Long Beach hip-hop crooner Nate Dogg dies at 41

 

Long Beach singer Nate Dogg, whose real name is Nathaniel D. Hale, died Tuesday after years of health issues. He was 41.

 

Nate Dogg died of complications from multiple strokes that he suffered since 2008, attorney Mark Geragos told the Associated Press.

 

“We lost a true legend n hip hop n rnb. One of my best friends n a brother to me since 1986 when I was a sophomore at poly high where we met,” Snoop Dogg tweeted Tuesday night, adding, “I miss u cuzz I am so sad but so happy I got to grow up wit u and I will c u again n heaven cuz u know d slogan.”

 

His monotone-like voice has been featured on songs by Warren G, Tupac Shakur, Ludacris and Eminem. But the hip-hop crooner got his start with fellow Long Beach rapper Snoop Dogg when producer Dr. Dre signed him to the Death Row label. He made his debut in 1992 on Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” album.

 

He comprised the “supergroup” named 213 with Snoop Dogg and Warren G, leaving his mark on the hip-hop genre.

 

“I wrote the chorus to 21 questions I needed nate to sing it for me. He had a way of making everything feel hard,” rapper 50 Cent tweeted about his 2003 hit song.

 

“There is a certain void in hip hop’s heart that can never be filled. Glad we got to make history together RT @SnoopDogg: RIP NATE DOGG,” Ludacris also wrote on Twitter.

 

Nate Dogg dropped out of high school to join the Marines but was dishonorably discharged three years later. The West Coast rap staple also had a spate of legal issues. He was briefly involved in the drug trade and later accused of kidnapping, armed robbery, drug possession and stalking.

 

Many of the charges were dismissed.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1plPyJdXKI

JUST FOR FUN:

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ENTERTAINMENT:

Happy 11th Anniversary to one of my favorite movies “Boondock Saints”

The Boondock Saints: 10 Year Anniversary
“and they didn’t even need the rope”

They say the best form of viral is word of mouth. Long before money was spent on creating campaigns and websites, the best way to get people to know about your movie was to make a movie that people wanted to know about. A film that people wanted to talk about. A film that people WANTED to tell their friends about. A film that earned the title of a cult classic.
10 years ago, a film did just that: The Boondock Saints.

Troy Duffy’s film, about two brothers who need to clean up the streets of Boston in such a righteous way that it’s far from frowned upon, did just that. A film praised (no pun intended) for its action, its comedy, its writing, and its sheer visual greatness, cleaned up the town known as “old viral” and became a film that many know and love. The sequel, where you can read my review here, continues the story in a way that all fans wanted.
Just like the word of mouth that made the first film what it was, and helped the second film make it from limited to nationwide viewing, the Saints are looking to get you to talk the talk and get some more word of their spiritual journey out in celebration of a milestone event.
Eventful, the same site that helped spread the word for Paranormal Activity, is being used to spread the “gospel” of the MacManus’ brothers in an effort to bring the original film back to the big screen for its ten year anniversary. Those of you unfamiliar with Eventful, it’s simple. Give them the zip code you are in, that counts as a demand/request, and then, the word of mouth kicks in when you tell your friends. It’s simple.
So there you have it. If you want to see a great film, then see The Boondock Saints. If you want to see a great film on the big screen, then get your rope, because you never know when you’ll need it, and click the link below and start demanding!

“And Shepherds we shall be

For thee, my Lord, for thee.

Power hath descended forth from Thy hand… See More

Our feet may swiftly carry out Thy commands.

So we shall flow a river forth to Thee

And teeming with souls shall it ever be.

In Nomeni Patri Et Fili Spiritus Sancti.”
http://www.boondocksaints.com/

 

 

BOOKS:

‘Words of Wisdom Daily Affirmations of Faith’-Rev Run

Focus, Focus, Focus! You will only have significant success with something that is an obsession. Success comes from having passion and having fun creating your objective!

 

Words of Wisdom is a collection of inspirational aphorisms, which Rev Run sends out to his closest friends each day and which were made suddenly popular when his television show zoomed to the top of the MTV charts. Rev Run (an ordained minister) closes each episode of Run’s House by reading philosophical, Christian, and inspirational books in the bathtub before penning words that inspire, encourage, and motivate. Here, available for the first time to the public, are Run’s Words of Wisdom published in a gifty yet affordable format just in time for the show’s second season.

 

All great blessings come from being at peace. When the day is over, go to sleep. Never sit up worrying about tomorrow. Work hard and let God do the rest. I always say these words at night: “I can sleep tonight because God is awake!” Relax. Rest easy.

 


POLITICS:

I am GLAD we are helping our friends in Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami! I am glad our leader is offering the assistance of The United States. I am glad our leader pledged military support through 2 U.S. Carriers. MY PROBLEM is he did all this in a great time of need, HOWEVER did not act so quickly to assist OUR FRIENDS in Libya who also needed help. Showing compassion is a GREAT strength of a leader…however that characteristic IS a that of a GREAT community activist/leader, NOT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!

WHAT THE HELL?:

Woman Appears in Court With Monkey in Her Bra

 

A woman turned few heads when she entered a rural Virginia courthouse with a tiny monkey clad in a pink-and-white dress tucked in her bra.

 

The woman brought the palm-sized marmoset to Amherst County Courthouse on Thursday for a hearing in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. The monkey apparently wasn’t detected until the woman went to an office to complete some paperwork.

 

In an interview with The News Advance of Lynchburg, the woman said the marmoset was 7 weeks old on Friday and it requires constant attention.

 

The woman told the newspaper she purchased the animal on an online auction site and had its clothes specially made in West Virginia.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?:

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SUCCESS:

The fact is that you’re like a tea bag. You won’t know your own strength until you get into some hot water. John Mason

QUOTES:

God is trying to teach u how to be comfortable being uncomfortable-Rev Run

CLOSING:

People know you for what you’ve done, not for what you plan to do.  ~Author Unknown

 

TO DO:
I’m Matt Sexton here’s what’s happening on This Lucky weekend in Buckeye Nation in Central Ohio

 

THURSDAY SAINT PADDY DAY!!!

MY CREW AT THE TILTED KILT

8665 Sancus Blvd.

Columbus, OH, 43240

Join us in the pub or our HUGE outdoor tent holding 500 people!  Projection screens showing all the NCAA action, DJ NOBODY of RM Sexton Enterprises for the Legends Against Leukemia fundraiser and more kegs of beer than we know what to do with!

 

My Buddy’s at Caribbean Jerks

1262 East Powell Road

Holding a Saint Patrick’s Day Fundraiser tent party with Lt. Dan’s New Legs, and Six pack Theory.

 

Downtown THE place to be for Irish Cheer is Callahan’s

520 Park Street.

Cover Patio Rooftop, 3 DJ’s Irish Dancers and plenty of Irish Cheer

 

Friday, March 12, 2010 1:24 PM EST

The Blarney Stone will start the party at 3 p.m. with live music by The Junk Yard Dogs and finish with a set by Hot Shotgun from 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. 1172 Hill Road (Pickerington), 614-751-0027.

 

Brazenhead Irish Pub will host St. Patrick’s day events at both the Dublin (56 North High St., 614-792-3738) and Grandview (1027 West Fifth Avenue, 614-737-3738) locations. The authentic Irish pub atmosphere and wide menu make this a smart choice for St. Pat’s revelers seeking a wide selection of stouts and Irish whiskeys.

 

 

Three days of St. Patty’s day at Byrne’s Pub begin Tuesday night with Celtic music by Searson. The big day features music by 9 Castle Close, The Drowsy Lads and Knot Fibb’n. Byrne’s annual “Survivors Party” on Thursday the 18th will be hosted by The Hooligans. 1248 W. Third Ave. (Grandview), 614-486-4722. Byrnespub.com.

 

Rokcity Studios is hosting a racy St. Patrick’s Day party at Circus featuring the Ohh-La-Las and live music by The Dirty Flaggs, Besieus and DeadSetReady. The show begins at 9 p.m. at 1227 N. High St. $5, 18 and over. (614) 421-2998. Myspace.com/circuscolumbus.

 

Chris Howes performs at Dick’s Den St. Patty’s evening, $4. 2417 N. High St. (OSU), 614-268-9573.

 

Fado Irish Pub celebrates St. Patrick’s Day for an entire week, beginning tonight with a Jameson whiskey social at 7 p.m.; Friday features a Bailey’s tasting with live music by John Andrews; annual tent party begins Saturday with the St. Baldrick’s Charity event, 1-4 p.m. followed by live music by Blood, Sweat & Beers at 3:30 p.m., Irish dancers at 4:45 p.m., music by Get in the Van at 6:30 p.m. and the Menus at 9 p.m.; Sunday will feature live Six Nations Rugby and English Premier League Soccer; the Shamrock Club and daughters of Erin will be guest bartending and hosting trivia beginning at 6 p.m. Monday; Tuesday the Drowsy Lads perform at 6 p.m. followed by the Milennium School Irish Dancers at 7 p.m. and the Ladies of Longford at 9 p.m.

 

The main event begins at 7 a.m. Wednesday with Kegs and Eggs ($5 cover includes a free breakfast until 10 a.m.); Music and live entertainment begins at 9 a.m. with Blood, Sweat & Beers, Homeland at 1 p.m., Katie’s Irish Dancers at 4:30 p.m., Mother Trucker Duo at 4:30 p.m., Soul Kitch’n at 7 p.m. and Swagg at 9 p.m. 4022 Townsfair Way (Easton). 614-418-0066. Fadoirishpub.com.

 

Flanagan’s Pub celebrates its biggest party of the year with corned beef and cabbage, bagpipers and music by John Andrews and Charlie Tatman. Come early, stay late Wednesday. 3001 Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road (east), 614-855-7472. Flanaganspub57.com.

 

Galleria Evangelia is hosting a Celtic Celebration featuring photography of Ireland and Scotland by Kathleen Dlabick, paintings by Keith Kligenberg and Celtic-themed works by Evangelia Philippidis. William and Pamela Rees of Rees Harps will unveil their latest instrument, with live music by the Central Ohio Harpers Organization. Refreshments and leprechauns will also be at the event. 4269 N. High St. 614-354-6557 or galleria-evangelia.com.

 

Hamilton’s Pub will host a St. Pat’s party featuring a line-up of St. Patty’s bands. 4866 Thompson Road (northeast), 614-775-0007. Hamiltonspub.cpm.

 

Harrison’s on Third will host its annual St. Patty’s Day Bash on Wednesday. 335 W. Third St. Harrisonsonthird.com.

 

Keystone Pub will feature live music by Shuckin Bubba acoustic. 1081 Gemini Place (Polaris), 614-847-0007. Keystonepolaris.com.

 

Lazy Chameleon’s annual St. Pats party will feature live music by My Kid Sister, $3. 4028 Presidential Parkway (Powell), 614-792-8393. Lazychameleon.com.

 

Nike Sports Lounge will feature live acoustic music on St. Patty’s day with Dan & Paul. 2165 Hilliard Rome Road (south), 614-771-6116.

 

On the Rocks will feature music by The Jack. 5815 Karric Square Drive (Dublin), 614-717-9215. Otr-bar.com.

 

The St. Patty’s Day Crawl on Park Street at the Park Street Patio will start at 11 a.m. with DJ Matt Majik and DJ Ductape. Jonathan White, the Bourbon Kings, The Jimmy Hensley Band, World Famous Weed Eaters and Erik Marcum will perform throughout the festivities. 533 Park St. (Arena District). Parkstreetpatio.us.

 

The Park Street Tavern will host a party during the St. Patty’s Crawl on Park Street featuring Tim O’Connor, Eric Dove and The Cheesequake Band. 501 N. Park St. (Arena District), 614-221-4099. Parkstreettavern.com.

 

The Frank Harrison Group will perform during the St. Patty’s Day party at the Pit Stop Lounge, 900 Oakland Park Ave. 614-261-9386.

 

The Rumba Café will feature live music by Toubab Crew and The Heavy Pets, $12. 2507 Summit St. (OSU), 614-268-1841. Columbusrumbacafe.com.

 

The Shamrock Club will feature Irish music the weekend leading up to St. Pat’s. Friday, the Ladies of Longford perform ($2), followed by Mossy Moran on Saturday ($2). The St. Patrick’s Day celebration will double as a reunion party for the Irish Brigade featuring music by celtic group The Kells, $5. 60 W. Castle Road (south), 614-491-4449. Shamrockclub.com.

 

Skully’s Music Diner turns O’ Skully’s for the night during a St. Pat’s day party featuring bar specials on Tullamore Dew and live music by The Lost Revival and Monolithic Cloud Parade. 1151 N. High St. (Short North), 614-291-8856. Skullys.org.

 

Royal Columbus presents “Luck of the Irish” Day party at Sugar Bar, co-hosted by Aaron and Corruption Productions. Beads, prizes and super-low drink prices. 10 p.m. Wednesday during the Park Street Pub Crawl, 525 N. Park St. Royalcolumbus.com.

 

Victory’s in the Brewery District will host a St. Patty’s Day party beginning at 6 p.m. for a happy hour set by the Top Heavies followed by the Josh Kracjik Band. 543 S. High St.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Dates: March 17, 2012

Location: Throughout Dublin

Hours: Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Address: 9 S. High St., Dublin, 43017

Phone: 800-245-8387

Web: www.irishisanattitude.com

 

 

Columbus will celebrate its Bicentennial in 2012 with a full calendar of fun festivals and events, including this annual celebration.

 

Come to Dublin, Ohio on the greenest weekend of the year! Bring the entire family to stay and play on Saturday, March 17th and enjoy our annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. It includes a pancake breakfast and a miles-long community parade filled with bands, leprechauns, floats and all-things-Irish. Then, spend some time exploring the Historic District hopping for Irish imports, taking in some Celtic entertainment, sipping an Irish tea, tasting some scones or Irish potato chowder and having fun!

 

SATURDAY:

Mix Master Mike, Nicki Manaj, Rick Ross, Travis Barker and Lil Wayne play Nationwide Arena

 

 

FUNNIES

ALL WEEKEND:

John Morgan is at the Funny Bone Comedy Club at Easton.

 

MORE TO DO:

SATURDAY:

Winter Safari Tours at The Wilds. For more info www.thewilds.org

 

 

ALL WEEKEND:

Broadway Across America presents Les Miserables at The Ohio Theatre. For more info www.broadwayacrossamerica.com

 

 

 

IN THEATERS:

Bradley Cooper stars in the exciting “what if” thriller,  ‘Limitless,’ rated “PG 13.”

 

Matthew McConaughey stars in ‘The Lincoln Lawyer,’ rated “R.”

 

A movie/animation not for kids, ‘Paul’ rated “R.”

 

 

DVD:

Just in time for St. Paddy’s Day-and one of my new ALL TIME FAVORITES,

‘The Fighter,’ staring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, rated “R.”

 

Date night movie in ‘The Switch,’ rated “PG-13,” and starring:  Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, and Juliette Lewis.

 

 

Go Bucks and if going out to celebrate the Isle this weekend, please don’t drink and drive for your hometown country station I’m Matt Sexton

COMING SOON PUBLIC EVENTS:

Caribbean Jerks “Caribbean Idol” Now until April 20th

 

St. Pete Grand Prix (St. Pete Florida)

 

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