What if we took a few minutes every couple of weeks to sit back, crack open our favorite whiskey/beer/frou-frou cocktail, and enjoy some tuneage? Better yet, what if every song we enjoyed came from or was in some way related to each opponent the Bulldogs will face next season? And with that, the Musical Journey series was born.
Before we begin, I'd like to stress that these are simply my musical selections for the opponents on the schedule. They are not meant to serve as a comprehensive overview of the musical talent to originate at each institution and shouldn't be considered the "best of the best" (although in most cases they are my favorites). In some cases, as you may see, certain bands were selected because there were no other options. With all that said, in Part II we'll cover weeks 4-6 of the 2012 season.
So break out the cooler and lets continue our journey...
September 22. 2012: Vanderbilt Commodores @ Georgia Bulldogs
Rosanne Cash - September When It Comes
There were several choices available here. But since Amy Grant really doesn't suit my musical tastes, we're going with Vandy alum Rosanne Cash. This version of September When It Comes (sung as a duet with her father, Johnny Cash) is beautiful both musically and lyrically. And if you aren't bawling like a baby by the end... you don't have a soul. Which is fitting sincedoesn't either. Enjoy.
September 29, 2012: Tennessee Volunteers @ Georgia Bulldogs
Pam Tillis - Maybe It Was Memphis
I'm gonna be honest with you. When I was about 10 years old, I had a huge crush on former Tennessee student Pam Tillis. Maybe it was that I'd never listened to country music much before or maybe it was because I had just moved to the country and was trying out a hillbilly love phase. Or maybe it was Memphis. Who knows? Puberty is a strange thing and the heart wants what it wants. At any rate, this is still a damn good song.
October 6, 2012: Georgia Bulldogs @ South Carolina Gamecocks
Darius Rucker - Purple Rain
Sure the video is from a handheld and the audio isn't soundboard quality, but for the love of God... Its Hootie singing Purple Rain! That has to be one of the most surreal things I've ever experienced. A couple of things we should get out of the way:
1) I don't care what he or anyone else says, Darius Rucker is Hootie and all those other guys no one else remembers were the Blowfish. If you don't like it Mr. Lead Singer Man, you shouldn't have called your band Hootie and the Blowfish.
2) If any of you crazy people come in here and say you prefer Hootie and the Blowfish to R.E.M., I will come to your house and cut out your blasphemous tongue.
Okay, now that I got that out of the way, on to the music:
That's it for now. Please feel free to share your thoughts on the musical selections in the comments. Furthermore, share any alternate selections you may be kicking around in your head (whether or not they are related to Georgia's upcoming opponents).
Join us again in a couple of weeks when we'll be perusing the musical stylings of Kentucky, that stinkhole in Gainesville, and Ole Miss. Until then...