...and Sinn Fein.
A quick PSA to let folks know one of my favorite New Olreanians, Danny O'Flaherty, will be performing at the Deutches Haus Friday, July 31, from 7 to 10 pm.
Just last month I was having a conversation with a friend about things lost after Katrina and what we missed most. At the top of my list was O'Flaherty's Irish Pub. I loved that place....loved it. I loved the pissed off bartenders, the shusher in the concert room, the amazing musicians, the upstairs special event area that would host all kinds of cultural events like Moscow Nights, etc....damn I miss it.
On a side note, I used to work at an Irish Pub in Alexandria, VA. where Danny and his brother used to play before he moved to Nawlins. Ireland's Own was run by this....well....tyrannical, little guy named Pat Troy. I'll stop there cause I don't want to wallow in the misery of the man, but I did love the bar and the people I worked with. For about a year, I paid the bills slinging pints at IO's. I finally decided the money wasn't worth the maniacal tirades you had to endure from Pat on a weekly basis so I moved on down to Georgetown Harbor and started pulling in the big bucks.
Anyway, check out Danny at the Deutches House, I'm gonna do my best to do the same.