30 Clubs in 30 Songs: Milwaukee

Milwaukee! This is a team/city that offers plenty of potential subjects… before getting to anybody that actually plays there. The commissioner, beer, more beer, tailgating, beer, the all-star game tie, Bob Uecker, beer… the list is immense. My choice: The sausage race! I thought it would be a good idea to pay homage to the original Over-sized Non-Mascot Mascot Race in this tune. The subject matter provided an excuse to use some horrible puns, too!

A bit of a milestone was achieved in this recording: The beginning – another style fake-out, not unlike Florida – marks the first time I have ever recorded an accordion. I played it as well, though I cheated a bit (I used separate tracks to record the two sides) because I don’t know what the hell I’m doing with that thing. After the accordion bit, this turned into probably the most manic song so far in the project. It would be a bit of an understatement to say that I’m happy about that development… Please to enjoy!

Milwaukee

Up next: Minnesota (Next Friday), New York (The following Tuesday and Friday)

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