Making music: Now this is what it's really all about

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There's a million reasons that guys play music. Some are in it for the money (heh-heh...yeah, right!), or the pursuit of fame (key word here is "pursuit," because hardly anyone every actually becomes famous), or in the case of some guys, it's for the chicks (er, yeah, this seems even more futile a endeavor than the prospects of becoming famous -- few of the musicians we've ever known are easy on the eyes, no matter how talented of a player they are). Oh, yeah, and lest we forget, some are into it purely for the love of making the music. And if you ask us, that's really the only reason you need. Maybe we're being idealistic here, but when it comes down to it, when music is being made in its purest form, none of that other crap matters. While we've always held close to this notion, it was especially gratifying to come across this post on the Denver Music Board from a member of Sixtysixdays -- an Irish-centric punk band slated to play an early morning (7:30 a.m.) set at Scruffy Murphy's on Friday, March 13. For those who don't end up getting into LoDos for KTCL's Keggs and Eggs, this is a great alternative. Read the Fidd's sage musings after the jump.

"I've had a lot of people tell me that I won't go anywhere playing Irish punk because of the amount of people that it appeals to. While they may be right, I don't give two fucks, because that's not my reason for playing it. I focus on Irish music because, well, I fuckin' like it. I grew up listening to the Clancy Brothers and the Wolfetones, and Tommy Makem, and I honeslty enjoy the smell of stale guinness. I like to hear feedback too once in a while though, so as soon as we get off our lazy asses and record again, I'll be sure to let y'all know."

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