The following will be an ongoing exchange between DJ Caterina and different people between now and Friday…
Friend: Hi DJ Caterina! What’s up for the weekend?
DJ Caterina: Glad you asked, “friend”….welp, I’ll be looking for something green to wear for Monday’s jolly observation of St. Patrick’s Day.
Friend: Really? Why you goin’ all out for that?
DJ Caterina: Well, if you must know, although I, DJ Caterina, am not Irish, I have been to Ireland twice, took an ambitious class in Irish literature for my master’s degree program and I also enjoy listening to The Chieftains.
And while working on the Tommy Conwell rockumentary for school, I was simultaneously writing a 25-page essay on “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” by Irish author James Joyce, where I found similarities between the struggles of young artist Joyce trying to break artistic boundaries in literature, and young artist Conwell; particularly with the emergence of Tommy's band the Little Kings - it was about rebellion against traditional musical styles, bringing together the jazz/punk/blues fusion that TC always wanted to pursue.
By the way, Tommy is playing some Irish music this weekend, too!
Friend: *yawn* So, that's all the reasons you're into St. Patty's Day?
DJ Caterina: I’ve also always had a soft spot in me heart for the Lucky Charms fella.
Friend: *crosses arms* Are you done?
DJ Caterina: And I’m a Galway girl!
Friend: *sighs* NOW is that all?
DJ Caterina: Oh, I am also posting a St. Patrick’s Day concert recording of Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers performing “Write Myself a Letter” from 1987 live at Maxwell’s in Carney/Towes, Maryland.
Friend: *walks away*
DJ Caterina: Sláinte!