I spent too much time on organizing this weekend, and here I am on Mets Monday without a finished draft or a topic I can write quickly… so I’m going to fall back on the “cards plus a playlist built around a theme” idea.
I don’t know any songs with “inauguration” in the title, so being that it’s Mets Monday, I’m going to honor the official Mets song “Meet The Mets” by sharing my top 5 songs with “Meet” in the title (other than “Meet The Mets”).
…in no particular order…
Favorite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) – Haircut 100
And Lucas Duda is not wearing my favorite shirt, but I’ll leave the explanation of that for Sunday’s Hostess Card Of The Week, in which I go off on a jersey-related rant.
Meet James Ensor – They Might Be Giants
This song is both catchy and educational. The song was originally on the “John Henry” album, but my favorite version is the live acoustic version where they “sing” the electric guitar part.
I’ve been to Shea Stadium many times, but I have to admit that I haven’t made it out to “Ballpark, Flushing, New York” yet.
Strangers When We Meet – The Smithereens
I used to love The Smithereens… but that was long before they started doing Christmas albums and recording their versions of other people’s albums.
I got this Franco in a Fairfield repack. I’m pretty sure that John Franco doesn’t have a Christmas album.
Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor – The Big Bopper
My mother had a single for “Chantilly Lace”, this is the B-side and I loved this song since I was small. Doctor Demento likely loves this song as well, which imagines a meeting between the subjects of two prior novelty songs to make an All-Star novelty song. If you seek this out, be forewarned: I said I loved it, I never said it was good.
I’m not really sure what the point of this subset is. There’s a note on the back that explains that in Spring Training with 70+ players around, Barry Larkin used to refer to players he didn’t know as “Little Dawgs”. So does that mean the players in the subset are unsung heroes? Guys Barry Larkin doesn’t know? Card set filler? To be honest, it touches on a sore point for me; a former department head where I work called me “Chief”, and I always wanted to say “I’ve been here three years, learn my freakin’ name!”
Soul Meets Body – Death Cab For Cutie
If nothing else, this song is included to illustrate the fact I do, in fact, like songs from the 21st century.
…and I’ve got to say, for what was supposed to be a quickie post, this took far longer to write than I thought it would.