Yo Cubs, Yo

Despite this comic making 0 sense, I had to post it. (Found it on The Barnacle Press comic archive).


I digress.  By now I think even Cubs fans can admit that the “Go Cubs Go” theme is getting a bit obnoxious.    Recently, Eddie Vedder’s Cubs tribute, “Someday We’ll Go All the Way” was all the rage, but as Chicago radio played that one into the ground, North and Southsiders alike are likely to groan when it comes on.

Anyway, hip-hopper Verbal Kent felt that perhaps it was his time to throw his Cubs ode into the ring.  Not particularly bad, not particularly good, and suspiciously leaking online in early October.  Check it on GoWhereHipHop.

Also, since Baseball and Mixtapes go together like, um, A.J. Pierzynski and anyone else, Greg Kot has put togther a playlist for both the White Sox and the Cubs playoff seasons on his Trib page: http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/turn_it_up/2008/09/sox-and-cubs-in.html


North Side:

  • “For the Love of Ivy,” Gun Club: Wonder if singer Jeffrey Pierce ever visited Wrigley?
  • “One Hundred Years,” the Cure: Even Robert Smith realizes 1908 was a long time ago.
  • “Trail of Tears,” Guadalcanal Diary: How else to explain the last 99 years?
  • “Break the Curse,” Iron Savior: German metal band tries to break the “Billy Goat” hex cast in 1945.
  • “Waiting for an Alibi,” Thin Lizzy: In 2003 it was Steve Bartman, in 2008 it will be …
  • “A Dying Cub Fan’s Last Request,” Steve Goodman: One for the diehards.
  • “My Wasted Friends,” Ike Reilly: One for the Bleacher Bums.
  • “Even the Losers,” Tom Petty: “… get lucky sometime.”
  • “Louie Louie,” the Kingsmen: Bet it wouldn’t be difficult to persuade Piniella to lift a cold one while this one is blaring from the P.A. after the North Siders win.
  • “Four Horsemen,” The Clash: The Cubs win the World Series? Surely the Apocalypse would be next.


South Side:

  • “Winning Ugly,” the Rolling Stones: The Tony LaRussa-era motto still applies.
  • “Godzilla,” Blue Oyster Cult: For the big mashers – Thome, Quentin, Junior, Dye, Konerko.
  • “Have a Drink on Me,” AC/DC: A blue-collar song for a blue-collar ‘hood.
  • “Dead End Street,” Lou Rawls:  Should be Ken “Hawk” Harrelson’s theme song —
  • “They call it the Windy City because of the Hawk, the almighty Hawk.”
  • “The Yankee Flipper,” the Baseball Project: An homage to ex-Sox pitcher “BlackJack” McDowell, as sung by rocker Steve Wynn.
  • “Bark at the Moon,” Ozzy Osbourne: From one Oz to another.
  • “My Big Mouth,” Oasis: About Ozzie? About Sox hater Jay Mariotti? You decide.
  • “My Fist, Your Face,” Aerosmith: A.J. has a way of stirring up harsh feelings in the opposition; just ask Michael Barrett.
  • “Stronger,” Kanye West: A South Sider’s song of celebration.
  • “Twistin’ the Night Away,” Sam Cooke:  And another one.

While it looks less-and-less likely that a “Redline” cross-town series is likely, I’ll leave you with a little preview of what to expect in the Second City if that does, indeed, happen.


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