The stars at night are big and bright...

The stars at night are big and bright...
The stars at night are big and bright...

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I'd like to introduce you to the hardest-workin' band in the world!

On bass, Derek "Meatman" Scully. On piano, Steven "Soul Surgeon" Clifford. Dean "Mr Nipple" Fay on sax. Joey "The Lips" Fagan on trumpet. Our gorgeous chanteuses are Bernie, Imelda, and Natalie. Deco "Deep Throat" Cuffe on vocals. On lead guitar, Outspan "Fender bender" Foster. Finally, on drums, Mickah "Don't Fuck With Me" Wallace. Ladies and gentlemen... 
The Commitments. 

Everyone say testicles!

This is one of my Top 5 favorite films. In 2005 it was voted Greatest Irish Film of All Time. Allen Parker's adaptation of Roddy Doyle's 165 page novel is a spellbinding story of hard working, underprivileged white kids in 1980's Dublin who struggle against the odds to become the "Saviors of Soul" only to see it all come crumbling down right before their very eyes. As great as the film is you really need to read the book. It adds tons of flavor to an already savory film.

Remember Kids, Heroine Kills!

This is one of those rare films, like The Blues Brothers, where they captured lightning in a bottle and the cast soundtrack is as good or better than the original artists. From James Brown, Martha and The Vandellas, Otis Redding and Al Green to Roy Head and Wilson Pickett they relentlessly belt out the hits and leave you begging for more.

Quite simply put, The Commitments is a must see.

So what was it like when you decided to start the blog?

Well that's a tricky question Terry, I remember thinking I had Liberally Lean to measure up to
 and that's a tremendous undertaking.

It's not the singing, it's the showmanship. That's what you've got to measure up to Lads.