Yes! Finally something worth posting about...Some new footage of Grank Funk Railroad rocking Shea Stadium!
Loyal Loge13 readers know how much I relish Shea Stadium's place in rock & roll history. Among the many unheralded moments: the night Grand Funk Railroad chugged into town and engineered some musical history. The band sold out Shea quicker than The Beatles and on July 9, 1971, GFR shook up the house. Literally. All reports claimed the stadium was swaying and this video shows the removable infield seats and the visitor's dugout cascading to the awesomeness of Mark Farner & co:
Universal Pictures Stage Production has announced it is developing a theater version of Animal House. Casey Nicholaw, the Tony Award-winning director of "The Book of Mormon," will stage and choreograph the musical. Music will be written by...gulp...The Bare Naked Ladies.
What? Huh? I was almost able to accept this news until the Bare Naked part. Those boys had a couple OK tunes 20 years ago but what evidence suggests they are up for setting Bluto, Flounder and Dean Wormer to music?
For most Met fans, this clip was an all too familiar presence when we were trailing in late innings back at Shea Stadium:
No one seems to want to talk baseball this week. It's as if everyone is distracted by some other upcoming game. How Sunday's contest could be more interesting than the state of Daniel Murphy's knees or John Franco's induction into the Mets Hall of Fame is beyond me.
Loge13 makes only one football prediction this week: if you watch the HBO documentary on Joe Namath, you will be happy. Great overview of Broadway Joe's life and fantastic footage of Shea Stadium in its football playing days. Here's a little Joe Jingle to get you excited: