Saturday, July 21, 2012

Payphones and soccer

A few years ago while driving to a soccer game a song came on the radio.  Brandi and I looked at each other and one of us remarked "This song comes on every single time we are driving to soccer."  Brandi observed that everytime we heard the song on the way to a game, her team won.

And the ritual of having to listen to a particular song on the way to soccer began. (akin to Karl Malone's ritual before a free throw)

I don't remember what the song was that first year, but last year it was Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5.  I do not particularly like that song, but it seemed to work.
This year as we were headed to a scrimmage we could not find Jagger on the radio. However it seemed as if every station we tried was playing Maroon 5's song Payphone. After three weeks of this happening, and the team winning, Brandi decided that this was going to be this year's good luck song. In looking for the song to download to my iPod I found that the version we listen to on the radio is not the original version. Tell me, why do artists feel the need to make a version that is, I don't know, edgy for lack of a better word, and one that is "clean". Why not just make the clean version to begin with. I always think that version gets the point of the song across better anyway. Payphone is a song that I like so this year I don't really mind listening to it on the way to soccer. I never downloaded Jagger to my iPod so that tells you something. But I will admit that in some places I had to look up the words. I did find this version, though. And truthfully? I like it much better than Maroon 5's version. (and what is up with the Maroon 5 video? Makes no sense to me at all after the midway point. But maybe I am just missing something) Anyway, enjoy this version of this year's good luck soccer song.


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