04-27-2013, 06:32 PM
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I was familiar with the Steve Goodman song but did not know this video exists. Steve Goodman died of Leukemia in 1984 about a year after writing this song. Nearly 30 years later, it still rings true.




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 04-27-2013, 07:37 PM
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Humorous and poignant all at the same time. Thanks for sharing this, Phil.

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 04-27-2013, 08:04 PM
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That is a very nice video, Phil!
i take it you are a Cubs fan?

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 04-27-2013, 08:15 PM
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(04-27-2013, 08:04 PM)celestino Wrote: That is a very nice video, Phil!
i take it you are a Cubs fan?

I was up until about age 14 when I switched allegiances to the White Sox. The Sox played at night so it was easier to catch their games while all of the Cubs home games were in the afternoon.

I still have fond memories of going to Wrigley Field though and that is where I saw my first major league game in 1975. I can definitely relate to the song.

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 04-27-2013, 11:02 PM
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Thanks for post this Phil. I had forgotten all about this song and his story.

When I was a kid growing up in Dallas my three favorite teams were the Yankees, Cardinals, and Cubs. You really have not experienced a baseball game until you attend a game at Wrigley Field.

That song reminds me of something one of my favorites, Arlo Guthrie would write.

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 04-28-2013, 06:48 AM
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(04-27-2013, 11:02 PM)Johnny Wrote: Thanks for post this Phil. I had forgotten all about this song and his story.

When I was a kid growing up in Dallas my three favorite teams were the Yankees, Cardinals, and Cubs. You really have not experienced a baseball game until you attend a game at Wrigley Field.

That song reminds me of something one of my favorites, Arlo Guthrie would write.

Arlo Guthrie has actually sung a few Steve Goodman Songs. Steve Goodman once approached Arlo Guthrie in a bar and asked if he could demo a song for him. Arlo agreed if Goodman would buy him a beer and said he would listen for as long as it took him to drink the beer. The song was "The City of New Orleans" which ended up becoming Goodman's 1st commercial success. Arlo Guthrie, Willie Nelson and others recorded it and the royalties helped Goodman launch his career.

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 04-28-2013, 06:53 AM
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That's very interesting. You're just a wealth of info there Phil.

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 04-28-2013, 06:55 AM
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(04-28-2013, 06:53 AM)Johnny Wrote: That's very interesting. You're just a wealth of info there Phil.

I found the information by accident the other day when I was researching John Prine and Blaze Foley.

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