by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
The social media channels are blossoming with comments about St. Patrick’s Day — from those who have adorned their Facebook and Twitter pages with shamrocks, shillelaghs and Guinness logos, to those who feel the need to vent their burning hatred for the holiday (I feel the same way as the haters about the bastardization of Halloween).
That said, I am a lover of the green, and will be taking my place at some point down at The Dubliner this afternoon, where Dicey Riley (ex-The Turfmen, including the lawyerly sot known as Tom Riley) will be performing from 2 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 11 p.m. For me, there is no other place to celebrate this annual holiday. $5 cover.
But I’ll be done early because I have to pack for Austin. Wheels up tomorrow morning, and the weatherman is telling me to bring a raincoat. I’ve been to South By Southwest on years when it’s rained and, yes, it is a drag, but at least this year it’s supposed to be a warm rain. Expect first reports on Thursday (podcasts?). And it’s a short trip — flying out Saturday morning. One can only take so much SXSW madness…
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