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Thursday, June 25, 2009
Todd Snider is basically awesomeSinger songwriter Todd Snider was on NPR last night, and though I always kind of liked him before, I really, really, like him now. Here he is talking about a song on his new record:
"America's Favorite Pastime" is a song for the unprepared. It was inspired by the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball player Doc Ellis, who, in 1970, pitched a no-hitter under the influence of LSD.
You can hear the whole song here. It's pretty damn spiffy.
Also, in a portion of the interview that didn't air on the program, Snider goes on a bit more about baseball. You can hear it here. Among the highlights:
I guess what I'm saying is that, aside from the musical talent, history of drug abuse and bipolar disorder, Todd Snider and I are the basically the same person.
But definitely listen to that song.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 8:55am
Levi Stahl said...
I’m with you on the empty stadium thing. I really miss the mid-90s Cubs malaise, when there were still tickets available day of game to pretty much any non-Cardinals game, and weekday games early and late in the season were so lightly attended that you could sit pretty much anywhere on any ticket.
Sammy and success ruined that forever . . .
Posted 06/25 at 09:45 AM
Todd Snider is awesome. If you haven’t heard any of his other stuff you should check it out, although he’s really better live than on the studio albums. East Nashville Skyline and The Devil You Know are probably his best studio albums.
Posted 06/25 at 11:03 AM
Matt Davis said...
Phenomenal song. Been spreading the news about it among friends the past couple weeks, happy to see it getting more publicity.
Posted 06/25 at 01:24 PM
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