The less I say about Great Big Sea, from the tropical island of Newfoundland, the better.
Because I do tend to rave.
But here be a YouTube beginner's course for our friends who not be fans already.
(Yes, there be grown men singing sea shanties in a stadium full of youngsters).
How many other songs can you name that mention keeping the whiskey cool in a coffin? Eh? How many?
I first heard Great Big Sea on a kitchen party Chieftains album I picked up at the ABC shop for $9. They sang aboot Lukey's green boot. I fairly jumped around the room when I first heard it.
A warning for the innocent though - on doing further Great Big Sea YouTube searches, you may come across some videos where GBS is performing with Russell Crowe. Don't touch them. I don't know what me boys were thinkin' but there may have been too much old black rum.
I can't get their albums in Australia, but blessed be the iTunes shop. I just got their new album.
I think they like their jobs, don't you?
We'll be back to regular crafty unemployed bum news tomorrow. And I have to tell you that I feel bad about yesterday's post - I was too harsh on those public servants. Today they were really nice to me. We shared the pain together.