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Posted: 8/21/2005 2:19:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2005 2:20:26 PM EDT by rasanders22]
My favorite band, Dropkick Murphys, did something I cannot see any other band doing. They are pro-american and most of their songs are about working class people and the military. Anyways, alot of their fans are military members. One of there fans that was in the Army wrote to his parents after they sent him their new CD while he was in Iraq. Several letters were wrote and in one of them he said that when he dies he wants the bag pipes played at his funeral. (They have bag pipes in their music.) Well he was KIA in Iraq and his mother sent copies of their letters to eachother to the band. The band wrote a song about him and put it on their latest CD and they played at his funeral for free. Can you see Barbera Streisand doing that? How about Madonna? I dont see any other band doing anything like this.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 2:22:45 PM EDT
That's a great story. Of course, we don't hear about great things like this. Only about Hanoi Jane and how we can denigrate v. support our military families.

Here's a linky about it that I found to satiate my curiosity. Thanks for telling this story.

www.dropkickmurphys.com/index1.php
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 2:25:53 PM EDT
Been playing the local scene here for ages. Seen them at least a half dozen times (they are a real working class band).

See... not everyone from Boston is a screaming Liberal.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:40:14 AM EDT
The Murphs rule...I usually keep one of their CDs in the 6pack.

Flogging Molly is cool too, if you're into the whole Irish punk scene.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:17:17 AM EDT
I love the Irish punk stuff.

Dropkick Murhpys and Flogging Molly are GREAT!
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:25:59 AM EDT
The Spicy McHaggis Jig
Music/Lyrics Dropkick Murphys

I'll tell you a story, believe me it's true a tale you'd best hope never happens to you old spicy mcHaggis, how he met his fate you I can save, but for him it's too late

Spicy was big, burly and strong his pipes were gigantic, and so was his schlong from city to city running around looking for chicks over four hundred pounds

One night at the pub a girl caught his eye big as a house, just the right size the broad was enormous, stacked to the hilt spicy soon noticed a bulge in his kilt the piper delivered his best pick-up line thought to himself, "this beast is all mine" the portly young lady could stand for no more grabbed his cojones and went for the door

They got to her house and dimmed all the lights Spicy was in for one hell of a night he said that he loved her, he'd always be true "But Mr. McHaggis, I've only just met you!!"

By now he saw double through his drunken eyes neither had looks or appropriate size he came to his sense, thought to himself, "At this time of night I won't find nothing else" he took off his shirt, she lifted her skirt, they pulled out his unit and stared to play she asked for a glove, he gave her a shove, had baby McHaggis nine months to-the-day.

Three packs a day, he'll smoke 'til he dies Spicy McHaggis, one hell of a guy!
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:35:47 AM EDT
I met them last year, great guys, very down to earth.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:51:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2005 7:52:09 AM EDT by desertmoon]

Originally Posted By rasanders22:
My favorite band, Dropkick Murphys, did something I cannot see any other band doing. They are pro-american and most of their songs are about working class people and the military. Anyways, alot of their fans are military members. One of there fans that was in the Army wrote to his parents after they sent him their new CD while he was in Iraq. Several letters were wrote and in one of them he said that when he dies he wants the bag pipes played at his funeral. (They have bag pipes in their music.) Well he was KIA in Iraq and his mother sent copies of their letters to eachother to the band. The band wrote a song about him and put it on their latest CD and they played at his funeral for free. Can you see Barbera Streisand doing that? How about Madonna? I dont see any other band doing anything like this.



The Dropkicks ARE one of the GREATEST bands in America...if any of you guys have never seen them......DO IT!!!! They are better live than recorded!!!! Not only that....THEY RESPECT OUR TROOPS!!!!!!!!!

I can't remember the title ( I am too old for doing that anymore ) but there is a song called "the New American Way" ( or something like that ) that many here will identify with......

damn good band!!!!
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 8:29:02 AM EDT
Here is a link to the story. It's good to know that there is still people that will go out of thier way to help.

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