Thursday, March 18, 2010
Anita & The Yanks
St. Patrick's Day is one of the two holidays that i love (the other of course being Halloween). Tonight was great. I got turned on to a new band: Anita & The Yanks. They're wonderful. After their first set i went up to Anita and told her that their version of "Fairytale In New York" was the best i'd ever heard. (And who expected to hear that song on St. Patty's Day?) And i asked her to play "Seven Drunken Nights." She asked me to sing a bit of it to her to remind her of it, so i did. And she said it's a great song, but that they don't know it. But then guess what? Toward the end of the second set, she said they'd play it, and the owner of the pub got up to sing lead on it. It was great. Sure, it was only six nights. And sure, we had to prompt him on certain nights (a pipe, a head). But it was wonderful. And then they ended their second set with a great "Fields Of Athenry" with a bit of Yes thrown in for good measure. (Oh, and earlier they had actually done a kick-ass version of "Baba O'Reilly." Seriously.) Great band. I can't wait to see them again. Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone.