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August 21st, 2006

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mangoprophetess:
I'm currently feelin: disappointed disappointed

 
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From:mangoprophetess
Date:August 22nd, 2006 12:05 am (UTC)
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However, if you walk down Grafton St, the buskers aren't (usually) playing Britney Spears

Actually, Kelly Clarkson. But I'm glad to hear I was (generally) not misinformed as to the quality of the Irish music scene. It just struck me as odd not to hear them really at all, seeing as Bruce Springsteen grew up a stone's throw from where I live (he still lives a few towns over), and you can barely escape the man on a lot of our radio. I guess I figured it would be a similar situation with U2 in Dublin. Hometown heroes and all that.

And funny you mention Nina Simone - I almost bought this 40 euro boxed set of hers while over there but remembered I'd already spent *way* too much money already and resisted the temptation.
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From:roads_outgrown
Date:August 22nd, 2006 12:18 am (UTC)
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Are you serious? That rules. Last summer they were into the Pixies and Bob Dylan (as they always are, I suppose-- just depends where you catch them). The irish music scene is great, however it is just that- the *irish* music scene. If you stick to going to tourist spots or just shops or whatever you're not going to hear it, generally. But stop in Whelan's for a night, or Road recs or any other place... and you'll be set, you know?

To me it was... I guess reassuring that U2 isn't all over the place there? I go over every year and I don't *want* to get hit over the head with it- I'm sure natives don't either. You can go to rhythm records or whatever for when you want to indulge and for the rest you can just visit the actual country.
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From:roads_outgrown
Date:August 22nd, 2006 12:24 am (UTC)
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*I guess I find it reassuring

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