Things I Like… My Soundtrack

Thought I’d do another installment of Things I Like, but do something a little different. Normally I try to bring you something I’ve just discovered. Sometimes they’re not new bands (like the Editors), but they’re new to me. Instead, today, I thought I’d bring you two of the bands that basically comprise the majority of My Soundtrack.

They’re two bands that aren’t really things I like . . . they’re things I LOVE. Both have been around forever, but they’re huge influences on me. Pretty much every action scene I write is, in my mind, soundtracked by one of these bands. They’re on every single one of my playlists, so whenever you come over to my house you’ll hear them, off and on, throughout your visit. In other words, they’re my most beloved background noise.

This first band is pretty much always on in my house. It’s what I work out to, work to, and absolutely adore. I love this band because I associate them with my brother (who is a huge fan) and because I went to undergrad in Boston and it is like nostalgia in a lyric. It is, of course, the Dropkick Murphys. Here’s one of my favorite songs:

And this little ditty always gets me going at the gym:

I may also have a wee crush on the guitarist. And the piper. His KNEES are tattooed! Le sigh.

The second band is also from Boston, and they also make me very, very happy. Again, they’ve been around forever and they will often open for the Murphys. Heaven! No doubt you’ve already guessed . . . it’s The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Here’s one taste . . .

This video is AMAZING. And for your second taste, here’s a song I am slightly obsessed with at the moment:

So here are two of my major musical influences. Not what you expected? Or just what the Doctor ordered? 😉

Posted by Nicole Peeler

Author, Professor, Lover, Fighter

8 thoughts on “Things I Like… My Soundtrack”

  1. LOVE me some Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and I approve of Dropkick Murphys being on constant rotation 🙂

    BTW – saw Jesus on a Pegasus – LOVED it…lol

  2. Wow, I haven't heard the Mighty Mighty Bosstones in a long time. I forgot how much I liked them. Also, I've been on a sea shanty kick lately, so the Dropkick McMurphys will make a nice, harder-core addition to that. I had never heard of them, so thanks! They shall go into rotation along with Great Big Sea and Show of Hands.

  3. Super Bre: LOL It's like he WANTS us to go to Fitness World!

    Laurie: And I LOVES the Dropkick Murphys! They are SO fun! Hope you like them! They're MUCH harder. 🙂

    Elie: Thanks!! Me too!!! Yay!

  4. All wonderful songs that'll get the heart pumping in the gym…I most of all loved the first Dropkick Murphys song. I went to a Boston Irish bar in LA once which was JUST like that one.

  5. I lost my leg!! I constantly sing this to my teens just because they don't like the Dropkick Murphys as much as I do. YOU were on my top ten favorite author's list, but I think you just made it to number 1. I LOVE the Dropkick Murphys. Oddly, I had never heard the Bosstones before, and I need to get some of their CDs too! I've heard Flogging Molly is good too, but haven't heard enough to know.

    My grandpa was born in Ireland and he came over to the US as a merchant seaman. He did not lose his leg though:)

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