Regular readers will know that we have a standard - some might say tired - format for these posts. We start with a bit of burbling from me, then you get the mp3s, then we finish things off with a video clip that is only ever tangentially linked (if at all) to the music, and more often that not features something naff from the 80s or 90s.
Well hold on to your hats folks, because tonight we are going crazy (or subverting the tropes as they might say on a more intellectually robust blog). We are reversing the order of the mp3s and the video!!! Before you switch off in disgust, let me explain. We have a very good reason to do so.
Some of you may remember that a few posts back I mentioned that the mighty Pierce Turner had agreed to cover the equally mighty Joe Dolan's "The Answer To Everything" if I pledged some money towards the cost of making his next album.
Well, he's a man of his word, and here he is performing it in Wexford earlier this month. For reasons best known to himself Pierce has chosen to change my name to Chris and exaggerate the amount of money that I pledged - but that's performers for you. And if his rendition is not quite as smooth as Joe's original, well what would have been the point of that? It's great fun and worth every penny.
Now to the music. I thought of trying an Irish link and combining "Irish", "80s/90s" and "slightly naff" led me immediately to "C'Est La Vie" by B*Witched. Inexplicably, it appears I don't possess it, so instead you are getting the Robbie Nevil hit of the same name - it is not Irish but it meets the other criteria admirably. And from Robbie Nevil, there is really only one way to go.
"C'Est La Vie" - Robbie Nevil
"Imagination" - Belouis Some
If you enjoyed any of that, or even if you didn't, please remember to Pledge for Pierce!