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Mookie Wilson



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I took an overused chord progression and an overused melody and made a baby.

I was watching the Diamondbacks beat up on the Marlins tonight. It's was 80's night and they showed the Buckner play from the 1986 World Series. Those not from the US or those who don't care much for baseball may need an explanation. Bill Buckner was a very, very good baseball player who misplayed a routine play and became famous for screwing up (though the lead was already blown at this point). Buckner's bad knees are probably want kept him from properly making the play. But anyway, the guy that hit the ball to Buckner that night did an interview not long after and that's what was shown tonight on 80's night. That player, Mookie Wilson, was commenting and making it sound like he had done something fantastic. He said something about just trying to make contact and get a good ball in play. Um, no. You hit a text-book rally killing ball that by a thousand to one odds was fielding wrong. You lucked out. Don't confuse the two, Mookie.

Mookie. What a dumb name

I just started singing this after I saw the interview. After the game I went in to the music room and put it down. I sang the wrong words in the first verse, They're written below as they should have been. That's why it's different.
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Mookie Wilson you don't deserve to be a hero

If I was Bill Buckner I'd remind you
That my knees are the reason the ball went through
It's true

Mookie Wilson stop acting like you meant it.

Bill Buckner on any other day
Or any other player could've made that play
It's true.

Just because you think you are a hero
Doesn't mean you really are a hero
No it doesn't mean a thing

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Feter said 3957 days ago (August 24th, 2008)
Mookie Wilson
Man you singing here so relaxed and impressionist !!!
the tele answers your singing with the nice acoustic !
why I thought for a minute this is comging out of
the White Album ? man you terrific !!! thnx alot
for sharin !!!!
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Lennon714 said 3956 days ago (August 24th, 2008)
Thanks Feter
I have no idea how you do it! Always the first to comment. Thanks for listening. I'm glad you noticed the relaxed singing. I've noticed that when I'm just messing around my vocals come out so much more relaxed. I'm my own worst enemy, I guess.
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lavalamp said 3957 days ago (August 24th, 2008)
Put me in coach
What a great idea Eric. I'm an ex-ball player, so I really appreciate it. I think Bill can relax now since the Sox have a few under their belt.

I actually loved that name....MOOKIE. Remember Oil Can Boyd?


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Lennon714 said 3956 days ago (August 24th, 2008)
oil can boyd
Oil Can actually pitched in the 10th inning, didn't he? I might have to look that one up. I didn't know you used to play ball. That's great. I desperately wish I could play. I've got the bat speed of an infant. Also, did you see the Sox had Buckner throw out the first pitch this year on opening day? He got a 4 minute standing ovation. Thanks for listening!
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Vic Holman said 3956 days ago (August 24th, 2008)
home run
i dig it Eric.
I'm a sucker for those major to minor chords
the tele lines really put the ice on the cake or relish on the hot dog.
got to mention vocals are great.
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Lennon714 said 3956 days ago (August 25th, 2008)
I'm the exact same way with the major to minor chord. There's a band called Jets to Brazil. They're second album (Four Cornered Night) is basically a parade of those changes. I LOVE IT. You probably would, too. Thanks for listening!
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somebuddy said 3955 days ago (August 25th, 2008)
Take me out to the ball game! This song made me realize that we need more baseball songs. No criticism here, just praise.
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Lennon714 said 3955 days ago (August 25th, 2008)
what the world needs now is more baseball songs. Once we shore up your Disney songs, we'll move on to baseball. We're like Ken Burns, but poor.
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dajama said 3952 days ago (August 28th, 2008)
I like this a lot
The singing is excellent, and i would second Feter's comment on the relaxed singing and the great sound of your voice on this. Nice melody, and a fascinating backstory. As an Irishman transplanted to America, baseball is not in my blood, but I do like the history and stories surrounding the sport and I am also learning the game (just so I can play with my son - wait 'til he discovers I don't really know the rules!) More sports songs, I say! Nicely done. Peace.
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Lennon714 said 3952 days ago (August 28th, 2008)
Thanks for listening
This was thrown together in like an hour so I hope to go back and make it 2 verses and a chorus longer. But it was a fun little project. Baseball may be more in your blood than you know. There's a game in Ireland called "Rounders" that is essentially baseball. it's been played there since the 1880's. It's not that popular, from what I gather. I know some Dubliners and football is much higher on the list. That and that game that's like field hockey where you just beat the piss out of each other... can't remember the name (not lacrosse, though). I'm sure your son appreciates you playing regardless of the rules. Thanks for listening!
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Lennon714 said 3952 days ago (August 28th, 2008)
Camogie. That's what it's called.
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rsorensen said 3951 days ago (August 29th, 2008)
missed this one. great concept and I totally agree with your assessment of the play. cool song, dude.
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Lennon714 said 3950 days ago (August 30th, 2008)
I'll probably repost a more filled out / longer version after I get done moving. I'm down to bare bones in the music room just so I can put the finishing touches on my cover for Monday. Thanks for stopping by, Ridd.
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dolby said 3947 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
I do pride myself on being the only Englishman in Swizerland who knows the rules of Baseball (which may be true, who knows!).

I went to my first - and so far last - baseball game about 6 years ago, when - after failing to get tickets to see the San Francisco Giants my friends persuaded me to go see the Oakland A's instead. They assured me the A's were young local boys, who played for a team with no money and little chance of winning anything ever - which sounded all too much like my hometown football club - so I agreed. I was fortunate enough to see Barry Zito pitch a 9 inning shutout as the A's beat the Cleveland Indians 9 to 0! I figured that was easy and have followed them long distance ever since.

It's a great game, and the mythology of baseball is worth a million tunes. This is just one more....and it's still a good chord progression!
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Lennon714 said 3947 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
You may
have seen the A's in the year they won like 21 straight games. Huge season for them. Barry Zito is having a rough go as of late. I guess his dad was a composer and when young Barry showed interest in baseball he, not knowing anything about the sport, taught him how to pitch rhythmically - which is mechanically kind of jarring. BUT it worked for Barry, obviously. Music makes it happen, I guess. Thanks for listening!
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BossHook said 3934 days ago (September 15th, 2008)
I so much
dig your baseball fanatacism. I am sitting here in Chicago dreaming of an "L" train World Series.

I was the biggest Buckner fan when he was a Cub. Mookie has to go down in history with one of the best baseball names of all time. Right up there with Nap, Honus, Cy, Whitey, etc.

Lennon714 said 3934 days ago (September 15th, 2008)
In reading your interview with Tobin I laughed at the "the harder I threw it the farther it went" comment. It's amazing that you made it to the level you did.

You'll probably get your "L" Train Series... maybe. If the Sox can pick it up without Quentin (you're welcome for him, btw) and if the Cubs can put the hammer down. They won't be stopped by my D-Backs this year, that's for sure. :(. Thanks for listening to the tune!
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MarkHolbrook said 3854 days ago (December 4th, 2008)
this is very very cool!

Hee Hee... I wonder if Mookie got to hear this?
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bonnieprincejohnny said 3851 days ago (December 7th, 2008)
Your baby is cute
It's only overworked because it's so good. Very polished ,very profound -
home fucking run pal.
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