This isn’t sports related but I’ve been waiting for a reason to post a PMT video and I haven’t found an in. I may not have looked but that’s neither here nor there.
Sonny Crockett was always seen as #1 to Rico Tubbs #2 on Miami Vice. Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas released solo musical efforts in the 80s. Johnson had “Heartbeat” while Thomas had “Living The Book of My Life”. Johnson may have had a hit and more costly production but there’s no denying Rico’s smooth sounds. Tubbs may finally have topped Crockett. Decide for yourself and discuss the demerits of either or both. Don Johnson – Heartbeat
Can anyone explain to us why on ESPN video right now, you can watch a live performance of “Black Dog” by Led Zeppelin? We at the Deuce endorse any excuse to include a Led Zeppelin video into any blog post, but we must wonder, how is this AT ALL related to sports? Granted, it is quite a classic performance of the seminal band doing one of their most revered songs, but the fact remains that it has nothing to do with sports at all. They didn’t even intercut the live video with sports moments. ESPN might be bringing back the E to their SPN it seems. In any case, enjoy the song and rare live performance caught on film, it’l probably stick with you most of your day.
In case you haven’t ever heard the Cleveland Cavaliers “fight” song, NBA.com has graciously put it up on the Cavaliers’ page for all to listen, as well as the history of this magnificent piece of musicianship…and we say that with the straightest of faces. Ok, not really. Here’s a bit of the inspirational origin of such a classic piece of American musical achievement:
So Morrow sat down at his piano and pounded out an opening refrain. ‘Come on, Cavs,’ the song began. He added a little ‘fast-break-action’ here and a ‘rally-two-by-two’ there. And a few hours later, what Cavaliers immortal, Austin Carr, calls “the best professional team fight song ever” was born.
Continuing the Deuce’s commitment to bring you the finest in relatively obscure Australian sports news, we sadly note that Brett Lee, Australia’s most effective pace bowler (yes, you’ve stumbled into a post about cricket. Don’t stop now, though — there’s a decent payoff) will miss the upcoming Cricket World Cup with an ankle injury. And while Lee’s absence will severely hamper Australia’s bid to three-peat on the world stage, it does free him up to focus on his . . . “music” career.
It’s things like this that make us appreciate the simple native talent of Ron Artest, Shaq, and even the ’86 Mets.