Monday, October 22, 2007

Sports weekend with some Dirty Water

Soccer Saturday morning. The boys' team lost.

A rugby match Saturday afternoon. The "A" side lost but "B" side won.

And then? And then?

The Nation is one happy place. The Red Sox are in the World Series. And I was there at Fenway Park with my dad to watch them beat Cleveland 11-2. I've only just walked in the door at 1:45 am.

And since this is Music Monday - how can we not mention all the wonderful music played at Fenway Park? The Dropkicks Murphys are practically the house band - they played the national anthem and their classic "Tessie" - complete with Irish stepdancers in the backfield. Later there was The Jam "A Town Called Mallice" and of course the 8th inning rendition of Sweet Caroline. At one point the organist played Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody".

But if the Sox win, the game ends the same way. And Dirty Water was even sweeter this time...

I'm gonna tell you a story
I'm gonna tell you about my town
I'm gonna tell you a big bad story, baby

Aww, it's all about my town

Yeah, down by the river
Down by the banks of the river Charles
(aw, that's what's happenin' baby)

That's where you'll find me
Along with lovers, fuggers, and thieves
(aw, but they're cool people)

Well I love that dirty water
Oh, Boston, you're my home
(oh, you're the Number One place)

Frustrated women (I mean they're frustrated)
Have to be in by twelve o'clock (oh, that's a shame)

But I'm wishin' and a-hopin, oh
That just once those doors weren't locked
(I like to save time for my baby to walk around)

Well I love that dirty water
Oh, Boston, you're my home


There is one last song to sing today. Everyone join me in singing "Happy Birthday" to Amazing Guy.


Jodi said...

Happy B-day AG.

painted maypole said...

happy birthday AG, and congrats to the sox

Heather said...

Singing "happy birthday" waaaay out of tune over here...

Alex Elliot said...

Happy birthday AG!

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

You are in a happy place until Wednesday, my dear... then YOU ARE GOING DOWN!!!!!!!!!


P.S. Happy birthday Amazing Guy! Sorry your present is gonna be a ROCKIES PIE!!!


P.P.S. Mainly kidding about the whole Rockies thing. You are just the only person I get to taunt with this. GO ROX!

Real Life Drama Queen said...

Happy Birthday to AG and WTG to the Sox. Now if the Cubs can only get there LOL

Goofball said...

does that song has somewhere music to it online??? Looks interesting song...but the water of the St Charles river didn't look so dirty to me?

I didn't know you were a Sox fan either. sounds like you had a busy weekend!

soccer mom in denial said...

Thanks everyone for singing those birthday wishes to AG!

Goofball - the song is about Boston Harbor which for decades was one of the filthiest places in the universe (slight exaggeration there). The Standelles wrote this song in 1966 and at some point it became an anthem for Red Sox Nation. The Harbor (as you know) has been cleaned up.

Once upon a time the Charles River was pretty dirty too. In the '80's my hand went into the water and a slight paper cut became pretty infected.

Oh Aimee, Aimee, Aimee...

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Happy B'day to AG!!!

And COOL that you were at Fenway!!! Did you wave hi to Ben? ;-)

CONGRATS to your team.

Goofball said...

oh and I have been so rude not to sing happy birthday to AG.

i'll sing in Dutch:

Lang zal hij leven
lang zal hij leven
Lang zal hij leven in de gloria
in de gloooo-riii-aaaaaa
in de gloooo-riii-aaaaa

Hiep hiep hiep Hoeraaaa

Nap Warden said...

Happy birthday AG! So cool that you were at the game!

Gunfighter said...

Everything was great until you started talking about the BoSox.

I suppoese we can still be friends... sort of.


Happy birthday, dude!