Campy and cubby shirts

I cannot resist a quick post about The Baseball Project, featuring Steve Wynn and Peter Buck, performing last night at the Cubby Bear in Chicago. I believe the first line of above song references the day that Campy Campaneris played all nine positions for the Oakland A’s.

Also, Eric Cohen alerted me to what I thought was a pretty mediocre rundown of 50 baseball logos. I replied to him that I gave away about 500 shirts for “The Cubberley Sessions” featuring what I always have assumed to be an unofficial Cubs logo from a 1911 T205 “Gold Border” baseball tobacco card (mine was a Mordecai Brown, before the burglary). Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu (IBOPA at the time) dubbed the character the obvious moniker “Cubby the Cub Bear”. The shirts were printed at the uberhip print shop in Oakland.

My shirts have basically all worn through. Their highest moment was when Mac MacCaughan of Superchunk wore his on stage at Great American, in 1999 or so (which is like Kurt Cobain wearing a Frigthtwig shirt on “MTV Unplugged”, in more ways than one).

I mention The Baseball Project in reference to my proposal that there be a compilation of NorCal and Texas songwriters in honor of the 2010 World Series, Giants w. Rangers.  Or as Yogi might say, it ain’t over till its over.

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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