April 06, 2007

It's Tartan Day 2007!

It's Tartan Day once again, a day to celebrate all things Scottish.

Remember, if it's not Scottish, it's crap!

For more on Tartan Day, see Ith's post, or check out the Tartan blogroll (near the bottom of the left sidebar on this page)

Last year's post recognizing my own Scots ancestry is here.

One of my favorite Scottish things is the music. There are TON of great bands from Scotland, both in traditional and popular music. Check out this list of Scotland's favorites. You might even know some of them.

Here are some Scottish bands that are DEFINITELY NOT crap:
(LOTS of YouTube vids below the Jump!)

The Bay City Rollers:

AC/DC (ok, they're Scottish AND Australian):

Franz Ferdinand:

Big Country:

The Proclaimers:

Del Amitri:

And, last but not least, Simple Minds:

Posted by caltechgirl at April 6, 2007 12:57 AM | TrackBack

I'm of Scottish descent. My surname is rooted near Edinburgh, and I have MacDougall and McKinnon as well. You wanna make me cry, play Amazing Grace performed by one of those large piper bands; the one that starts with one piper, followed by the rest, followed by the strings. Wow.

Small wonder the English considered the bagpipes a weapon and outlawed them back in the day.

Posted by: PaleoMedic at April 6, 2007 02:42 PM

I love "So I married an Axe Murderer". My wife hates the fact that I like that movie.

Posted by: Contagion at April 6, 2007 04:50 PM

HAHAHAHAHA! I finally got to watch the whole "if it's not Scottish, it's crap" video. I nearly died when I saw the dartboard in the bathroom!

Posted by: Ken S, Fifth String on the Banjo of Life at April 6, 2007 06:15 PM

The Crawford Tartan
If that link panned out, which I doubt. I blame the single malt.

Posted by: Velociman at April 7, 2007 07:29 PM