This edition of the Musical Journey series is brought to you by Mark Richt's Goatee. Mark Richt's Goatee has asked that we conceal its appearance in order to build suspense and anticipation for its Week 1 unveiling...at which point the sky will part and angels will shower Sanford Stadium with crystal footballs. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
For those of you new to the Musical Journey series, let me give you a little background:
At the beginning of the summer, I found myself opining the seemingly endless months ahead before college football would return. Then a thought occurred to me:
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 or the city from which they hail? And with that, the Musical Journey series was born.
So with the season rapidly approaching, crack open that Makers, Pabst Blue Ribbon, or Chococherrytini and hit the jump...
October 20, 2012: Georgia Bulldogs @ Kentucky Wildcats
MC Double Def DP - Don't Copy That Floppy!
I could have gone with Wilco here, since drummer Glenn Kotche is a Wildcat. I probably should have gone with Wilco... but that would've been the easy choice. Plus...
Kentucky alum M.E. Hart gives a virtuoso performance as MC Double Def DP ("The Disk Protector") in this anti-piracy informational video produced by the Software Publishers Association in 1992. Hart reprised his role in 2009's sequel, Don't Copy That 2. The magic starts at about the 50 second mark... then inexplicably continues for the better part of 10 minutes.
October 27, 2012: Florida Gators v. Georgia Bulldogs (The World's Largest Outdoor Michael Adams Retirement Party)
Tom Petty - Free Fallin'
I've often heard MaconDawg say that Tom Petty and I-75 are the only good things to ever come out of Gainesville. While I might be able to make a compelling argument for a mid-80's Elfi Schlegel, he's probably right. I realize that "Free Fallin'" is a cliched choice... but I hear its Coach Larry's mantra for this season, so who am I to question it. Furthermore, I imagine once Michael Adams is no longer the President of the University of Georgia, many of us will be driving to Jacksonville doing our best impression of Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire.
November 3, 2012: Mississippi Rebels @ Georgia Bulldogs
Colour Revolt - Blood In Your Mouth
Ole Miss is a tricky one. And to be honest I had a difficult time choosing, so I'm just going to give you two options here. The first is Colour Revolt, a band of former Ole Miss students (at least originally) that I quite like. They fit in really nicely with my playlist of Georgia-based heavy indie rock bands (Dead Confederate, Manchester Orchestra, and The Whigs). Enjoy!
Secondly, I simply have to mention music producer extraordinaire and Ole Miss alum, Glen Ballard. The Grammy award winner has worked with everyone from Teddy Pendergrass to Wilson Phillips to Toto. And who could forget Paula Abdul's Forever Your Girl? But what Glen Ballard is most responsible for is the following (which I imagine is on heavy rotation at Houston Nutt's house as he dances around the living room like Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs):
That's it for this edition of the Musical Journey series. Join us in a couple of weeks when we wrap up the season with musical selections for Auburn and Georgia Southern as well as what is likely to be a video of adults riding tricycles in the hopes of exploring the cosmos.
Until then... GO DAWGS!!!
Author's Note: 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. Please feel free to share any additional musical selections you might have relating to Georgia's upcoming opponents in the comments.