Here’s some things to make your St. Patrick’s weekend even better.
Listen: Huey Lewis and the News – Fore!
Fuck all these know-nothing assholes who say that “Sport” is better, Fore! is Huey Lewis and the News’ best album. It’s olde-time rock n’ roll, done by a bunch of guys who knew what rock n’ roll was. The perfect antidote to all these insipid girly-men whining about how they’re missing their girlfriends and it’s breaking their hearts, or whining about how they’re sooooo misunderstood and it’s breaking their hearts (hey, fuck you, Chester Bennington). Huey Lewis, on the other hand, wrote about missing his girlfriend and how he was gonna ride the shit out of her when he got home.
Everybody else is holding hands
I’m here lonely, playing around with my microphone stand
But i’m coming home one more week
The first three days we won’t get any sleep
To get you in the mood, here’s the video for “Stuck with you”, which is definitely going to be the first song at my wedding.
Useless Trivia: Huey Lewis played harmonica on Thin Lizzy’s Live and Dangerous.
Kickboxer is a great movie at the best of times, but it’s a masterpiece after a couple of beers (and this being Patrick’s weekend, this is almost a given). After his jackass brother gets his back broken by evil mongoloid Tong Po in a kickboxing match, Jean Claude Van Damme decides to become a master kickboxer himself and get revenge. My favourite thing about this movie is the fact that the people in Thailand keep giving Jean Claude Van Damme shit for being American when he clearly isn’t.
It also features the gayest dancing ever put to film. Observe.
I really want to remake this movie. I think it would still work as a low-budget youtube kind of thing, shot around the streets of Dublin.
Useless Trivia: After Kickboxer, Dennis Chan, who played Van Damme’s trainer Xian Chow, went on to star in “Xiang Gang qi an zhi qiang jian“, aka ‘Legal Rape’, aka ‘Naked Killer 2’, aka ‘Raped by an Angel’, aka ‘Super Rape’. (And that sentence is going to fuck my google traffic for months now.)