…..on my couch.


School canceled for four weeks.

Bars, restaurants, and gyms closed.

People are running around scared.

Kansas is not holding face to face school for the rest of the year.

We were told today that we may add another four weeks to our four weeks.

Six new cases found in Iowa today.

Dogs and cats living together.

We need a hero.

And the Dropkick Murphys were that hero.


They are an Irish punk band out of Boston that I stumbled over a few years ago. They play loud and fast, are fairly inappropriate, and look like they are having a freaking BALL doing it!

I’ve never been to a DKM concert as they closest they’ve come is an eight hour drive away. They rock, which doesn’t always jive with my wife’s taste in music (more an Indigo Girls kind of woman). The music I own is top quality and the two live albums are tremendous! However, like I said above, I’ve never seen them in concert.

Until tonight.


I came across a Facebook post (Facebook is rocking with great information!) that stated they’d do a live stream concert on St. Patrick’s Day! YES!!


And play hard and loud they did!! They were in a spot, even with no fans, no cheering, and no mosh pit (gotta have a mosh pit!!). It was a surreal experience watching this great band in the comfort of my own home. And to watch them with no fans was just crazy. But to see them in concert, live and uncut, was just a treat I cannot explain. My wife and my daughter were “in attendance” with me along with about 150,000 people who were part of the live stream as well.


Yup, this was a St. Patrick’s Day concert for a whole bunch of people who have been emotional, anxious, and plain scared, helping all of us forget, if just for a couple of hours.

And for that, I am grateful.


UPDATE: I forgot the best part, this was recorded and put on YouTube!! If you watch, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!