Los Angeles, CA
Music is the essence of the soul.
A couple of weeks ago, Professional Keno Player Neil Fontenot pointed out a Phantasy Tour thread (PT is the 2+2 equivalent for jamband fans) where the users debated on... "If you were a baseball relief pitcher, what song would you come out to?"
PKPNF picked 2001 by Phish. I couldn't decide, torn between... Led Zeppelin's Trampled Under Foot or the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise). However, nothing can top Mo Rivera trotting out to the mound with Enter Sandman blasting. Even the boys at Metallica paid tribute to Mo.
Poker players are wanna-be athletes and most of us in the poker media treat them like sports figures. Party Poker's Big Game IV featured intro music to their participants as they walked onstage. Pokerati posted about the intro/walk-on music a couple of weeks ago. As expected, Roland "Hungry Like" de Wolfe entered with Duran Duran's Hungry Like the Wolf. Good to see The Clash and LL Cool J represented. You really get to know someone by the music they listen to, so it was interesting to discover that Neil Channing is fan of The Smiths. You can see a complete playlist for Big Game IV players here.
A friend of mine wondered what would my potential walk-on song be. A good question for sure. I was stumped for a few days, but during a drive from Las Vegas to L.A., I narrowed down my choices to a diverse list of five songs.
I'm assuming the first 60 seconds are the most crucial element of the walk-on song, so I selected five with a couple of quick grooves and hooks. I could write a 20,000 word essay on why I picked those songs, but I'll spare you the rambling rhetoric. Instead, here are the five songs...
1. Pusherman by Curtis Mayfield
2. Play Your Part (Pt. 1) by GirlTalk
3. Brass Monkey by Beastie Boys
4. Down With Disease by Phish
5. Devil's Haircut by Beck
By the way, just missing the cut were Big Pimpin' by Jay Z, The Vicodin Song by Terra Naomi, and Peace Frog from The Doors.