Friday, June 23, 2017

Wham! There goes a car window

It was probably 1980 when I was covering American Legion baseball in Seneca, S.C. The Seneca Legion team played at a local elementary school, and everyone felt safe with their cars parked on the other side of the building.

They were playing under the lights, and a guy jacked a foul ball to his right. The ball bounced once on the roof of the school, and we heard "CRASH!" as the ball went through a windshield. About 200 people raced around the school, and most came back relieved. I heard one guy yell a one-word expletive while he was standing in the parking lot, and he was still cussing under his breath when he came back to the field.

When I went around the school after the game, I saw a red pickup truck with a soccer-ball sized hole in the windshield. Expletive, indeed. I hope he was insured. He'd probably have to pay a deductible, though.


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Friday, June 16, 2017

My favorite music

NOTE: All available on YouTube

Alien (Atlanta Rhythm Section)

Amanda (Waylon Jennings)

Amarillo by Morning (George Strait)

Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground (Willie Nelson)

A One in a Million You (Larry Graham)

Bad Moon Rising (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Black Magic Woman (Santana)

Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) (Looking Glass)

Cara Mia (Jay and the Americans)

Change the World (Eric Clapton)

Deacon Blues (Steely Dan)

Desert Rose (Sting)

Dr. Wu (Steely Dan)

Don't Worry About Me (Marty Robbins)

Ebb Tide (Righteous Brothers)

El Paso (long version) (Marty Robbins)

El Paso and El Paso City (Marty Robbins)

Fields of Gold (Sting)

Friends in Low Places (Garth Brooks)

Fur Elise (Ludwig van Beethoven)

Ghost Riders in the Sky (Johnny Cash)

Ghost Riders in the Sky (The Outlaws)

Green River (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Highwayman (The Highwaymen)

Hotel California (The Eagles)

I Still Miss Someone (Johnny Cash)

I'm So Lonesome I Could I Could Cry (B.J. Thomas)

Jean (Oliver)

Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band)

Mama Tried (Merle Haggard)

Moonlight Sonata (Ludwig van Beethoven)

More Than a Feeling (Boston)

My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion)

Never Trust a Stranger (Marshall Tucker Band)

Ode to Joy (Ludwig van Beethoven)

Ode to Joy (A Little Girl Gives Coins To A Street Musician And Gets The Best Surprise In Return)

Ode to Joy (Flash mob “Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9”)

Ode to Joy (A Little Girl Plays For A Street Musician And Gets The Best Surprise In Return)

Precious and Few (Climax)

Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry)

Roll Over Beethoven (ELO)

Rose in Paradise (Waylon Jennings)

Silver Stallion (The Highwaymen)

Some Velvet Morning (Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood)

Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin)

Star Trek Medley (The Danish National Symphony Orchestra)

Sweet Home Alabama (Leningrad Cowboys Red Army Choir)

Tender Years (John Cafferty)

That Smell (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

The Lonely Bull - steel guitar

The Power of Love (Huey Lewis)

They Call the Wind Maria (Harve Presnell)

The Wind Beneath My Wings (Roger Whittaker)

Things Have Changed from Wonder Boys (Bob Dylan)

This Girl is a Woman Now (Gary Puckett and the Union Gap)

This Magic Moment (Jay and the Americans)

Traces (of Love) (Classics IV)

Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers)

Unchain My Heart (Joe Cocker)

You Can Keep Your Hat On (Joe Cocker)

You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling (Righteous Brothers)

(What If God Was) One of Us (Joan Osborne)

While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Eric Clapton in concert for George Harrison)


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