I wrote it to be part of the SABR Philly convention publication coming up in July/August. Now I have to wait and see if I made the cut. If I didn't, I figure it will be a good BioProj entry.
While I am contemplating my next baseball writing adventure, either Mt. Clemens, MI and ball players rehabbing there or a game by game history of the Cincinnati Kid Glove game, I have decided to write a little bit about my other "hobby", music.
I have sung in local choirs off and on for a number of years and have been a lover of most forms of music for many moons.
I have 4745 "items" in my iTunes direectory - needless to say, I have not listened to every track multiple times. Some of these are from musicals and classical arrangements that I loaded onto iTunes from my CD collection a few years ago.
I grew up in the '70's and my earliest recollection of music goes back to when I was around 6 or 7. In fact, I just bought a couple of songs that I remembered from this period.
The first one, Mary Hopkin "Those Were the Days", which got to #2 on the Billboard charts. Doing a little research (via Wiki and Joel Whitburn), I founs that Hopkin was the first artist to be signed to the fledgling Apple label. Pretty cool.
This song has always had a great haunting quality to it for me in addition to the story. I don't remember what show I originally heard/saw this on, but I do remember it.
While I was buying that one, I downloaded her other big hit, "Goodbye". Again, Her voice was a wonderful haunting sound.
That's all for today. I will post other songs and recollections as I can.
Hope you enjoyed the songs.