Sure, today’s the day the Sox will bust with the cool green unis for more grapefruit madness. But it’s also the day that I call in “sick” or “disenchanted with my job” or “Chinese” and troll the downtown bars. I will likely be spending a good chunk of time at Crossroads’ Pub at Beacon and Mass. Ave.

For the past couple years I’ve posted my St. Paddy’s Day iPod mix. Feel free to add your own or taunt my taste in music. Either way, I’ll see you at the pub. An bhfuil tu ar meisce fos?

“If I Should Fall from Grace with God” – The Pogues
“Star of the County Down” – Van Morrison & The Chieftains*
“N17” – The Saw Doctors
“Boston Rose” – Wolfe Tones
“Cocktail Blue” – The Mahones
“It’ll be Easier in the Morning” – The Waterboys
“Whiskey You’re the Devil” – The Clancy Brothers
“Seven Drunken Nights” – The Dubliners
“Teenage Kicks” – The Undertones
“Chelsea Girls” – The Tossers
“Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own” – U2
“Did She Mention My Name” – The Irish Rovers
“The Bank Of Ireland/The Dairy Maid” – Tommy Peoples
“Alternative Ulster” – Stiff Little Fingers
“The Bunch Of Keys/The Girl That Broke My Heart” – Kevin Burke
“Foggy Dew” – The Clancy Brothers
“Give It Up” – Hothouse Flowers
“The Irish Rover” – The Dubliners w/ The Pogues
“Women of Ireland” – Wolfe Tones
“She Moved Through The Fair” – Van Morrison & The Chieftains
“Hallelujah Here She Comes” – U2
“The Worst Day Since Yesterday” – Flogging Molly
“Years May Come, Years May Go” – The Irish Rovers
“The Rocky Road to Dublin” – Dropkick Murphys
“Irish Blood, English Heart” – Morrissey
“A Rainy Night In Soho” – Shane MacGowan
“Everlasting Love” – U2
“Living in America” – Black 47
“That’s What She Said Last Night” – The Saw Doctors
“Has Anybody Seen Hank?” – The Waterboys
“O’Sullivan’s March” – The Chieftains
“Peggy Gordon” – The Corrs [Oh, so shoot me.]
“If I Should Fall From Grace With God” – The Pogues
“Tessie” – Dropkick Murphys

*To quote Jack Black in High Fidelity, it’s ridiculous if you don’t own this album.