SURRENDER TO ST. PATRICK'S DAY

So, to review: Inequality is rampant, glaciers are melting, the banks are hanging on by a thread and HITS is still publishing.

On the other hand, you can drown your sorrows in green beer, because St. Patrick's Day is upon us.

If that alone doesn't get your Irish up, how about this? U2 has issued Songs of Surrender, a new 40-song set (via Interscope) revisiting material from the entirety of its incredible career, which serves as a stout prelude to its members' harping about the band's upcoming Achtung Baby engagement at the Sphere in Vegas, which will likely generate more cash than a factory of wish-granting leprechauns. Noted Irish mogul Irving Azoff says: Slainte, bubby.

Also, it's the birthday of another Son of Éirinn, Columbia troubadour Hozier, who is blowing out the candles on this incredibly Irish day by rolling out a new EP, Eat Your Young, and touting his Live Nation-promoted tour.

In other Irish news, Guinness qualifies as a breakfast food. As does Jameson.

Photo: Anna Shvets via Pexels

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