Monday, August 07, 2006
This weekend was spent moving-- not the wifey & I (we don't close on the new pad for another few weeks), my sister-in-law moving from her parents house in Naperville to a basement apartment in a Wrigleyville brownstone. And by Wrigleyville, it's close enough to Wrigley Field that as we were moving I could hear the crowd singing along to Take Me Out to the Ballgame during the seventh inning stretch. The cheering crowds were also quite audible, which reminded me of a joke I once heard on MTV's Half Hour Comedy Hour (remember that show? apparently, I do if I'm remembering such a random and only mildly humorous joke from it):
"I used to have an apartment near Wrigley Field. It was great, every time I'd have sex to hear a crowd cheering in the background."
Current Music: Franz Liszt - Leibestram No. 3 (listening to this I can't help but think Scott Joplin was heavily influenced by Liszt. I hear the foundations for what would later be considered ragtime music in this piece. But I defer to those more knowledgeable in music history than myself for confirmation)