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Music Blog 3/6/2010

Down, Down the Field by The All American Marching Band (from Fight On: The Greatest College Fight Songs, Laserlight, 1993)

Down, down the “field”? Shouldn’t it be down, down the “court”?

My Cart by Gus Van Sant (from 18 Songs About Golf, Pop Secret, 1997)

Holy mackerel. We’ve been using the musical holes-in-one from this record for years, but only now do I realize that Gus Van Sant is the guy who directed Good Will Hunting and Finding Forrester, among other films. He’s also directed music videos for David Bowie, Elton John, Chris Isaak and many others. It’ll now be a lot easier not to erroneously lump him in with the Lynyrd Skynyrd Van Zants. Plus, his music is a lot better than theirs ever was.

Cool Water by Sons of the Pioneers (from Songs of the West Box Set, Rhino, 1993)

No, no…you need frozen water for hockey, in Texas or anywhere, for that matter. Silly cowboys.

Swivel Chair by Nothing Painted Blue (from Emotional Discipline, Scat Records, 1997)

When the Human Curling League forms and that no doubt soon-to-be-lucrative league goes looking for a signature song, they need look no further than this one, which was written by the redoubtable Franklin Bruno.

This program aired on March 4, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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