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Ah! Football Time!

Posted in Rock Moment with tags , , , , , , on September 7, 2012 by 30daysout

Will Arian Foster (23) run away from opponents and send the Houston Texans to the Super Bowl? We hope.

Even though professional football’s season started earlier this week with the Dallas-NY Giants game, everything gets under way in earnest this Sunday with a full slate of pro games across the country.

Colleges and high schools teed it up last weekend, so with the kickoff of the pro season we’re definitely into football – and fall, no matter what the weatherman says.

For our part, we’ll be rooting for our hometown Houston Texans who apparently have a good chance to go to the playoffs and beyond this year. We’ve been down this road before; high expectations have a way of blowing away in a Texas blue norther. So we’ll see. Go Texans.

We like dose New Orleans Saints (Who Dat?) and the good ol’ Green Bay Packers; they should make things interesting this season. And in the AFC, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots, always a couple of powerhouses, could be challenged this season by the Ravens and the upstart Texans.

Can Peyton Manning conjure up his old magic with a brand new team? Will Tim Tebow get a chance to pull off an upset again this year? Do you think we can take a look at Miami rookie QB Ryan Tannehill’s smoking hot wife one more time? Please?

No matter who you’re pullin’ for, we suggest you enjoy some football this fall.

Until 1996, Houston’s football team was the Oilers. Here’s a taste of that freakin’ Oilers fight song.

And this one is done by George Kovacik and Jeff Balke of Orange Is In, this blog’s house band.

We understand you may not necessarily be a Houston Texans fan. We don’t know why, but we understand anyway. So for those few of you out there who are not Texans fans, here are some other favorite football songs for your listening pleasure.

MP3: “The Autumn Wind” with John Facenda

MP3: “Lombardi” with John Facenda

MP3: “Pain Is Inevitable” with John Facenda

MP3: “Be Savage Again” with John Facenda

MP3: “A Golden Boy Again (Up She Rises)”

MP3: “November” with John Facenda

MP3: “The Pony Soldiers”

MP3: “75 Seasons Suite”

MP3: “Luv Ya Blue/Houston Oilers No. 1” (excerpt)

Listen to Lil’ Wayne’s “Green and Yellow” Green Bay Packers fight song

MP3: “Big Bad Earl” by Tom Cantrell with Dink and the Ooettes

MP3: “Let’s Get Fired Up” by Zig and the Gaboon Gang

MP3: “What It Was, Was Football” by Andy Griffith

MP3: “Backfield In Motion” by Mel & Tim

MP3: “Who Dat?” by Trey Banks and J. John

Listen to and download “Go Pack Go! 2011” by Garbage

MP3: “Flyin’ Helmets” by Kyle Turley

MP3: “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over For Monday Night Football” by Hank Williams Jr.

And do you remember Faith Hill? Of course you do. This is the best thing she’s ever done!

Houston Texans Number One…yeah, baby

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on December 11, 2011 by 30daysout

For the first time since the song was written in 2001, it’s actually true. A dramatic last second, come from behind win in Cincinnati gives the Houston Texans their first division championship and first trip to the playoffs. Onward and upward. Sing it, Houston.

Who Dat?™ Geaux Saints!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2010 by 30daysout

Oh yeah … all those years when nobody else cared about the Saints, it was “Who Dat? Nation” and “Who Dat?” dis and “Who Dat?” dat.  Now the NFL is claiming “Who Dat” is copyrighted, or it’s a trademark, or something.  Now that the New Orleans Saints are in the Super Bowl, the NFL is seizing”Who Dat?” – oh wait … “Who Dat?™” – in hopes of feeding its already bloated billion-dollar enterprise.

Who Dat?™ who’s greedy?  The NFL, dat’s Who Dat?™!

In other news, our great friend and awesome photographer Art Meripol sent an e-mail yesterday: he’s on assignment in New Orleans shooting jazz clubs from about now until the middle of next week.  The Super Bowl’s on Sunday, Mardi Gras hits its fever pitch next week (or Sunday if the Saints win), and our buddy’s in the middle of it all.  Nice work if you can get it.

Anyway, the covergence of these great events is convenient … so in the interest of public service, here’s a handful of New Orleans and Louisiana swamp rock songs for your Super Bowl/Mardi Gras party.  You can find many more by going to our “Walkin’ To New Orleans” series, plus we have a handful of Saints fight songs.  Of course, there are beaucoups more Saints fight songs at the New Orleans Times-Picayune.  The Saints, the Colts and the Who are gonna tear it up this weekend … be there, square hair!  Geaux Saints!

MP3: “Party Town” by Bobby Charles

MP3: “Blueberry Hill” by Fats Domino (Live at Austin City Limits)

MP3: “The Crawl” by Guitar Junior

MP3: “Tell It Like It Is” by Eddie Bo

MP3: “Shake Your Tambourine” by the Neville Brothers (live)

MP3: “Hang ‘Em High” by the Meters

MP3: “Where There’s A Will There’s A Way” by Ernie K-Doe

MP3: “I’m A Fool To Care” by Joe Barry

MP3: “Rockin’ At Cosimo’s” by Lee Allen

MP3: “My Toot Toot” by John Fogerty w/Rockin’ Sidney

MP3: “Down South In New Orleans” by the Band w/Bobby Charles & Dr. John (live)

MP3: “Mardi Gras In New Orleans” by Professor Longhair

MP3: “Don’t Mess With My Popeye’s” by Fats Domino and Doug Kershaw

Who Dat? Football Fever In New Orleans

Posted in Rock Moment with tags , , , , on January 27, 2010 by 30daysout

Like New Orleans needs an excuse to party.  Mardi Gras will be about two weeks early, starting this weekend right after the Pro Bowl.  The New Orleans Saints are in the Super Bowl for the first time, and although the Vegas money is on the Indianapolis Colts you gotta like the Saints.  By the time the big game rolls around (Feb. 7 in Miami), the entire country will have been sucked into the giants Saints party.

Expect to see a line of cars heading east along Interstate 10 out of New Orleans toward Miami, like that evacuation that probably should have happened in 2005.  Mayor Ray Nagin could get on the phone to FEMA and angrily demand an emergency federal airlift of beer and liquor … no, let’s not go there.

I guess the point of this is, you gotta love the Saints.  They’re underdogs, they’re scrappers, and they represent an American city that has taken its share of abuse the past few years.  Come Super Bowl Sunday, the only person in the world who may not love the Saints deep down will be Archie Manning.  But New Orleans will always love Archie.

What else?  Are they gonna sell the Who … Dat? t-shirts?  By the way, the Who at halftime – they’ll probably tee it up with “Baba O’ Riley,” segue into “Pinball Wizard,” then “See Me, Feel Me” then wrap it up with “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”  Or maybe “Who Are You” and “I’m Free” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It.”  They can string about 15 songs together, like they did at Woodstock.  Who knows?  Yeah you right.

So let’s get the party started, shall we?

YouTube: Original “Who Dat?” video from 1983

MP3: “Let’s Get Fired Up” by Zigaboo Modeliste

MP3: “When The Saints Go Marching In” by Louis Armstrong

MP3: “I Like This Kind of Party” by Sam Spence (NFL Films)

MP3: “Meet De Boys On De Battlefront” by the Wild Magnolias

MP3: “They All Ask’d For You” by Milton Batiste & the Mardi Gras Big Shots

A veritable buttload of Saints fight songs from the New Orleans Times Picayune


Who Dat? A Slew of Saints Songs

Posted in News with tags , , , on January 25, 2010 by 30daysout

Photo from the New Orleans Times Picayune

The New Orleans Saints are going to the Super Bowl, and it’s going to be a great game.  The Saints are gonna have to step it up if they hope to beat the Peyton Manning-Colts juggernaut, but I have a feeling they will … kick it up a notch, that is.

How they can they help not doing that, with all the fight songs there are to cheer on the Saints?  Follow the link to the New Orleans Times Picayune, where they’ve collected all of the Saints fight songs.  You are in for a shock – there’s about 50 of them!

New Orleans tribute songs playlist at the Times Picayune

Springsteen “Big Game” documentary debuts on NFL Network

Posted in Bruce Springsteen with tags , , , on September 2, 2009 by 30daysout

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Editor’s note: This documentary is awesome. Gives a backstage look at Springsteen and the band that you have never seen. 

Bruce Springsteen’s Super Bowl experience has been made into a one-hour documentary called “Working On A Dream: A Super Bowl Journal.” Springsteen narrates this unique glimpse into the backstage workings of a rock star. It airs this Monday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. EST on the NFL Network. Check out more info at Bruce’s official website.

NFL Network Official Website

New Springsteen Greatest Hits release set for June 2…in Europe

Posted in Bruce Springsteen with tags , , , on May 6, 2009 by 30daysout

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Another Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Greatest Hits is due June 2 at a store near you….if you live in Europe.  The set is designed to promote the upcoming European tour. It includes everything on the Walmart-only disc released before the Super Bowl with a few additions including “Long Walk Home” from Magic and “Because the Night” and “Fire,” both from Live 1975-85. Here is the track listing:

Blinded By The Light/Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)/Born To Run/Thunder Road/Badlands/Darkness On The Edge Of Town/Hungry Heart/The River/Born In The USA/I’m On Fire/Glory Days/Dancing In The Dark/The Rising/Lonesome Day/Radio Nowhere/Long Walk Home/Because The Night (Live)/Fire (Live)

Unfortunately, there are no rare or unreleased tracks included on this set.

Bruce’s Super Bowl Journal

Posted in Bruce Springsteen with tags , on February 11, 2009 by 30daysout

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Check out Bruce’s Super Bowl journal on his official website. It includes some good photos and his thoughts before going on stage.

Bruce Springsteen Official Website

Springsteen and the E Street Band talk Super Bowl

Posted in Bruce Springsteen with tags , , , , on January 30, 2009 by 30daysout

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Bruce and the band actually did a press conference yesterday. One of the reporters brought up the fact that it was the first one Bruce has been a part of since the Human Rights Now Tour in 1988. Anyway, a few things we found out were that the Working On A Dream Tour will apparently continue in the U.S. after the Aug. 2 gig in Spain and that Bruce knows nothing about football. He said when he hears the words Pittsburgh Steelers he still thinks about Terry Bradshaw. What he does know is music and he promises a rockin’ 12-minute show on Sunday. Check out the press conference here. Also, check out Bruce on “Mad Dog Radio” on Sirius/XM Radio.