I meant to write this during the week. I didn’t. I’m therefore writing it on my phone early on St Patrick’s Day. Sorry about its brevity and any grammar/spelling errors.
This playlist is dedicated to my awesome friend Sue (again). She’s so compassionate, caring and generous. This year’s rugby get together at her house was early in the tournament for the Ireland v England match. We were well fed and watered, as usual, no cocktails this time – which was probably a good thing! I popped to see her yesterday. She was good humoured as ever, despite domestic appliance breakdowns. Later in the day she sent me this message to a group chat about yesterday’s match which gives you a flavour of her graciousness:
I’d love to be in Cardiff tonight, even wearing Green they are gonna go mad!!
I’m not going to add much about the bands featured here other than to say Fontaines DC are my new favourite punk outfit. I’ve been following them for a while. They are now breaking through and getting good radio airplay. I love them and the singer’s Irish drawl.
I’ve added Imelda May because I know Sue likes this track.
My book recommendation for today is Normal People by Sally Rooney. A coming of age story centred on 2 young people studying in Dublin.
(If someone could embed the playlist for me i’d appreciate it – can’t work out how to do it on my phone)