October 19, 2002

I was flipping through the newest issue of "Arches," the sappy magazine for UPS alumni, when I came across a mention of Pint o' Guinness. Basically, they were The Pogues, but a bit more punk. And while they didn't really put a huge amount of thought into their songs, they were fun. That's when I hopped onto MP3.com. Because hey, if The A$$ Merchants can have an mp3.com page, so can Pint o' Guinness. However, while they've got some unreleased tracks up, there's nothing from the album. So I'm begging, pleading, and cajoling anyone who might have the tape to let me borrow it so that I can make with the copying.

Wow....that brings back memories. But now that I listen to it again, they were a hell of a lot better live than recorded. Jumping around to really fast "celtic punk" that's being played right in front of you is much more fun than sitting down and listening to a bunch of kids play "celtic punk" in a studio.

Posted on October 19, 2002 01:07 AM

Hehe! I can't help but chuckle when I look at that photo with Adam Gherke ominously lurking in the background. I can almost hear his perfect "radio voice" now telling me about the traffic problems in the Puget Sound area on NPR.

Posted by: Doug on October 19, 2002 11:24 AM

Adam was a good man. I don't like that Gavin fellow. So, do you have the album now, Jacob, because it has become time for me to borrow it.

Posted by: jason on October 20, 2002 10:36 AM

Sadly, no one has stepped forth and put their copy of the album on the line. I'm starting to lose hope.

Posted by: Jacob on October 20, 2002 11:13 AM

i used to have a copy of the tape...i might still have it. i bet it's really fuzzy as all shit though. i'll look for it one of these days. damn that hedgehog song! so catchy!

p.s. i am loving the new banner.

Posted by: michele on October 20, 2002 02:55 PM