Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Music & Sports
October is the best time to be a sports fan. The World Series, the beginning of the basketball season, the middle of the football season, hockey might start, I don't know, I'm not Canadian. This is an especially good October for sports in New York (unless you're a M/Jets fan): The Yankees are in the World Series, the Giants are excellent, the Knicks are only one season away from getting LeBron. To celebrate, I made a short mix of songs about sports. The best part is, you don't even have to like sports to like these songs.
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1. Belle & Sebastian - Piazza, New York Catcher - buy
(Baseball-as-gay-relationship metaphor = brilliance)
2. Lil' Wayne - Kobe Bryant
(The "Best Rapper Alive" pays tribute to the best basketball player alive [arguably])
3. The Mountain Goats - Fall of the Star High School Running Back - buy
(A lot of athletes are only an injury and a bad decision away from oblivion)
4. Sun Kil Moon - Duk Koo Kim - buy
(Duk Koo Kim was a boxer who died from injuries sustained in the ring)
5. Warren Zevon - Hit Somebody (The Hockey Song) - buy
(Who gives a shit about hockey? David Letterman, maybe, who appears in the background of this song)
"Go, my favorite sports team, go!"
"The sports team from my area is superior to the sports team from your area"