Friday, March 13, 2009

An Open Letter to the Dude Selling T-Shirts at The Dublin Pub in Dayton, Ohio


Do you realize that I drove nearly four hours
through country roads littered with anti-choice billboards, making one stop along the way in Bagwine to visit Matt-Man, who contrary to his on-line persona is a nice and even trim guy,





and endured getting lost in downtown Dayton to see Larry Kirwin and Black 47, the incredible indie Celtic-punk-rock band, who like the incredible Jeff Tweedy and Wilco has done their own thing without regard to the popular music industry, but unlike My Jeff Tweedy in that Black 47 is revolutionary (as in Michael Collins, Easter Rebellion, Irish Revolutionary), 


and do you have any idea, any idea at all how hard it is after eating the patty melt and those pub fries, which I did not realize came smothered in cheese, and drinking those Two-Hearted Ales, do you have any clue how tough it is to dance an Irish reel in one square foot of space, in front of giant speakers, to a tempo of 120 when you're whoozy and bloated and trying not to bump into the people passing by on their way to the smoking tent,

and can you understand how exciting it is when you, the Middle-Aged Hippie Lacrosse Mom, do win the t-shirt, but in your glory of trying to get your prize, some punk, young enough to be your grandson says to you, 

I think you should take the X-large, maam.


WT...?




Dude, do you know anything at all about women?




At least the evening ended well:








It's almost St. Paddy's Day.  Get yourself some Black 47:








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12 comments:

Lilacspecs said...

I think that has to be one of the coolest t-shirts I've ever seen.
want.one.now.

Shieldmaiden96 said...

Saw em in Philly around 1990 and they were AWESOME. Danced with a very very large man in the same IRA t-shirt I was wearing, only he had a kilt.

Matt said...

I hope you smacked him.

for a different kind of girl said...

oh, no he did not! The added material would only be better to wring his scrawny punk neck, I say!

:)

(a smiley emoticon, for I'm really a lover, not a fighter)(though seriously?!)

Kevin John said...

So what hospital is the fine young lad in anyway? (After you smacked him?)

Btw, you have money for all this running around town/country to get to your idols? Is this a paying gig or just a hobby?

Not that its any of my business my lady...

Can I borrow a few bucks Megg by love?

Matt-Man said...

It was good to see ya Meg, albeit briefly. You take really good pictures. Of course, when your subject is so damn good looking it's not hard. Cheers Meg!!

Chas said...

OK, I've had about 6 different comments typed now, and it all comes down to one thing: The kids have been in bed for 2 hours and I've had two drinks too many. Nothing witty is being typed by these fingers tonight, but I'm hoping you'll understand. I do love that shirt, though.

Jeff said...

Cool band. I haven't heard them before. Sounds like a total blast. Well, except for that tee-shirt kid's remark.

bernthis said...

that kid is dead now right? At the very least you knocked out cold, didn't you?

Theresa B said...

Maybe it was supposed to be a compliment on your rack?

TwoBusy said...

I'll presume you kicked the vendor in the groin, thereby restoring justice to the world. Good work!

Kay said...

Niiiice.

I hope you gave him a XL smack on the head....