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The picture is an Illuminated Manus‎crip‎t from The Book Of Kells.(No, it's not)

Runrig is a band I've been listening to a bit too much for the last few years. How'd you come up with your name?

My Unitarian Jihad Name is: Brother Immaculate Mushroom Cloud of Mild Non-Dualism. What's yours?

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CurrentlyLast heard playing on runrig's stereo:

The Dream Syndicate - Live at Raji's
The Albion Band - Rise Up Like The Sun
Green On Red - No Free Lunch
Gram Parsons - GP/Grievous Angel
Nova Mob - (Nova Mob)
Alejandro Escovedo - A Man Under the Influence
Little Feat - (Little Feat)

Humble Pie - Town and Country
The Dixie Chicks - Home
The Ernie Del Fante Quintet
Stiff Little Fingers - See You Up There!
Steve Earle - Shut Up and Die Like An Aviator (gotta love that title :)
Ian Hunter - Shades of Ian Hunter
Old Blind Dogs - Five
Rank and File - Rank and File
The Feelies - Only Life
Cowboy Nation - Cowboy Nation
Moby Grape - Listen My Friends - The Best of Moby Grape
Cowboy Nation - Journey Out of Time
Ry Cooder - My Name is Buddy
The Flamin' Groovies - Groovies' Greatest Grooves
Texacala Jones & Her T. J. Hookers

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FYI, my tastes run toward country/blues/rock (CCR, Lynyrd Skynrd, SRV, Stones, Zepplin), also reggae(Marley, The Harder They Come soundtrack), punk (Ramones, Stiff Little Fingers), progressive (Jethro Tull, Yes, Genesis, King Crimson), and folk (Chieftains, Silly Wizard, Old Blind Dogs, Woody Guthrie). Oh yeah, and what about my namesake from whom I most un-originally nicked my nick? I think every album has at least a couple of great songs, and at least one in Gaelic. The Long Player compilation is excellent, especially if you can get the version with the bonus CD that has "Saints of the Soil" and "Ribhinn O" on it. Nothing quite like the way they make a rock anthem out of "Loch Lomond" either...

And I'm a complete sucker for a I-bVII-IV-I song. Feel free to send me additions to the following list and win points nearly as valuable as those given by dws or Whose Line Is It Anyway (please indicate preference of American or British points). And finally, if you have heard of all of the music mentioned on this page, you earn extra Bonus points, and if you've heard all the music mentioned on this page, then you earn Mega-Bonus points:
Runrig's I-bVII-IV-I list:


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