In which we discuss childhood memories, a great melody, and baseball cards
"Melody is the ultimate equalizer" -- yep. Fantastic stuff going on here, as usual.
“I would sit in front of the TV with the sound off and practice announcing games while recording myself. When I was nine.”
There’s nothing more energizing than the artistic enthusiasm of a nine year-old! I’m so glad you’re still connected to that layer of yourself.
I liked how the subtler, background part of the beat evoked, for me, the sounds of the crowd, a few “It’s outta here!”s, and the sound of several screaming liners. I’ll save my “Let’s Go, Mets!” for another year (or decade).
As a lifelong Oakland A's fan (I don't know what I'm going to do if they actually move to Las Vegas) I've been lucky to experience the thrill of seeing your team win it all and the heartbreak of coming up short, or not even making a showing, year after year after year. A tremendous piece of writing and music as always. I love the Graig Kreindler portrait of the somehow still underappreciated Roberto Clemente!
Great piece! I like the dissonance. And what you said about the melody overriding everything is interesting. You really can hear how the mood shifts when the melody is playing and when it stops.
Lucky you. 👊💥