Friday, March 16, 2007
Continuing with the St. Paddy's celebration, here's a fairly recent clip of Mike Scott and the Waterboys playing a drumless version of "Fisherman's Blues." The song, and the classic album from which it comes, are beautiful enough to make you weep. Not that Fisherman's Blues is depressing; it's some of the most transcendent and stirring music you'll ever hear. And Scott is a master lyricist; he's a true poet in the sense of being a true poet like his favorities Robert Burns and W.B. Yeats. Not in that "Dude, Chad Kroger from Nickleback is a POET!" way.