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scratchbomb

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Inappropriate Walk Up Music
« on: March 06, 2009, 02:36:41 PM »
This is totally self-pimping of my own site, but I figured this might interest FOTs, as it is spiritually similar to the music-related topics Tom throws out from time to time.

I'm currently doing a series of daily posts on my site (Scratchbomb.com) wherein I list three songs that would be inappropriate as walk-up music for a major league batter.

These aren't necessarily bad songs per se (though that certainly helps). Just ones that you can't imagine a pro athlete choosing for their walk-up music.

Here's today's post:

http://scratchbomb.com/2009/03/inappropriate-walk-up-music-030609.html

Peep at your leisure, and by all means contribute ideas here and in the comments.
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Re: Inappropriate Walk Up Music
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2009, 05:31:37 PM »
I love this idea! And I look forward to your future posts.

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Re: Inappropriate Walk Up Music
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2009, 10:31:04 AM »
I love this idea! And I look forward to your future posts.
Thank you, sir. A new post hath been posted this morning. All of them are archived here:
http://scratchbomb.com/sports/inappropriate-walkup-music-1/
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Re: Inappropriate Walk Up Music
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2009, 02:21:23 AM »
Gary Glitter's song Rock & Roll Part 2 gets played all the time in major sports venues. And these folks are really committed to the idea that it's inappropriate as walk-up music, or anything else in connection with sporting events.

http://www.petitiononline.com/nmgg2006/petition.html


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Re: Inappropriate Walk Up Music
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2009, 02:13:27 PM »
Gary Glitter's song Rock & Roll Part 2 gets played all the time in major sports venues. And these folks are really committed to the idea that it's inappropriate as walk-up music, or anything else in connection with sporting events.

http://www.petitiononline.com/nmgg2006/petition.html



I hadn't seen that before, but I do find that song's continued use at all sporting events puzzling. I mean, ths guy is a convicted pedophile. And also, the song is supremely stupid.
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Re: Inappropriate Walk Up Music
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2009, 07:12:45 PM »
'Dude looks like a lady'
'Creep'
Any Joy Division song
Achy Breaky Heart
Songbird by Kenny G
etc

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Re: Inappropriate Walk Up Music
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2009, 08:00:59 PM »
'Dude looks like a lady'
'Creep'
Any Joy Division song
Achy Breaky Heart
Songbird by Kenny G
etc


Thank you. These are all worthy examples.
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Re: Inappropriate Walk Up Music
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2009, 03:37:47 PM »
Believe it or not, I have thought quite a bit about this subject, for many years!

I have always felt that "Dust In the Wind" would be incredibly unsettling to everyone involved. The diverting effect of sports temporarily wiped away...all in earshot reminded of the existential truths about life. Does this next pitch matter? Not really.  Ultimately, we will all die.
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Re: Inappropriate Walk Up Music
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2009, 03:57:37 PM »
Believe it or not, I have thought quite a bit about this subject, for many years!

I have always felt that "Dust In the Wind" would be incredibly unsettling to everyone involved. The diverting effect of sports temporarily wiped away...all in earshot reminded of the existential truths about life. Does this next pitch matter? Not really.  Ultimately, we will all die.

Exactly the kind of stuff I'm looking for! Thank you, I will use this and give credit accordingly.
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Re: Inappropriate Walk Up Music
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2009, 01:30:33 AM »
"Paradise by the Dashboard Light" jumped into mind for me. But now I think might work for hit leaders like Pete Rose or Josh Hamilton (I only know Reds/Former Reds).
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Re: Inappropriate Walk Up Music
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2009, 09:14:26 PM »
I've always thought I'd have the entire Ring Cycle play each at bat if I made it to the bigs.

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Re: Inappropriate Walk Up Music
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2009, 08:00:12 AM »
I've always thought I'd have the entire Ring Cycle play each at bat if I made it to the bigs.

Mike Mussina used to refuse to throw his first pitch until the Yankee Stadium PA played all 10 Shostakovic symphonies.
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Re: Inappropriate Walk Up Music
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2009, 11:06:53 AM »
I want "The loner" to play if I ever make it to the big time, or "the Cutter" and I would be nicknamed the cutter

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Re: Inappropriate Walk Up Music
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2009, 01:18:57 PM »
"Willow's Song" from the Wicker Man soundtrack. 

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Re: Inappropriate Walk Up Music
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2009, 01:30:43 PM »
Lionel Richie's Three Times a Lady would probably earn a few catcalls.
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