A chairlift ride with a guy from Sacramento lead into a conversation about what I do and that I had a song for the Sacramento Kings. Yup, I was up on a mountain earlier today getting a few runs in. Cause that’s what one should do when their in a resort town getting ready to shoot a music video. Right? Being that it’s the end of the season, there’s only a short window of time where the snow is reasonably skiable. At least for high speed freaks like myself. Yes, I ski fast. No. I do not wear a helmet.
While heading up the hill on a particular ride, I met a guy named Mark who hailed from Sacramento and as skiers do they start chatting about where they’re from and what they do. Thus he asked about the type of music I do and I rattled off the style then mentioned I had a song about the Sacramento Kings. Which of course perks up ears and gets a response. So Mark, if you’re hunting around for the tune, here’s a good place to find it – provided you remembered my name. 🙂
We got into the story of how the song came about, which is a bit of a story in and of itself. Rather than bore you with the text, you’ll have to catch me on the hill on a chairlift next season or maybe on a mountain bike or more preferably at a show, then ask me.
In the meantime, here’s a link to hear the song for the Sacramento Kings and a shout out to their fans! Buy It Now
Do You Want To Play – Sacramento Kings
The Kings are here today
Doin it for their fans and what they want to say
Is Do You Do You Do You Want To Play
Do You Want To Play
Do You Want To Play
We’re gonna stand up stand up
Not sit down sit down
Ain’t tired of all this running around
We’re gonna jump up jump up
And block shots block shots
Ain’t no baskets to be givin away
There’s a foul line foul line
And overtime overtime
Ain’t backin down from either side
There’s warrior cries warrior cries
And aggressive eyes aggressive eyes
Ain’t letting fear get in our minds
We got a special class special class
And fancy flash fancy flash
Staking our claim while talkin some trash
We got some new blood new blood
And some great ones great ones
Pushing the edge to get that championship
Enjoy your day! Good Luck to the Sacramento Kings in the next season.
Rockstars Don’t Make Good Pro Football Players
I’m a pretty sporty guy. I do a lot of different sports at various levels of awesomeness. However, there is one sport that I pretty much stayed away from, Football. Not the European version of it, known as soccer in the U.S., rather the American version. Last weekend I was invited to the PDFL (professional developmental football league), pretty much the D-Leauge of Football. I got asked to do something at half-time that left me saying that rockstars don’t make good pro football players.
The team who’s game I was at is the Utah Argonauts, also known as the Utah Argos.
During the game I was approached by someone working for the team asking if I’d be willing to get out on the field during halftime in order to participate in a kicking contest. They had no idea my background as a rockstar. Meaning a kicking a field goal contest. While I had never kicked a football, I figured why the hell not? What could possibly go wrong, and what do I really have to lose? Famous last questions that cross the minds of rockstars who jump at the chance to get in front of a crowd all in the name of fun and sport. Right?
Below is video of the event.
As you can see, I know that I wouldn’t make a very good kicker. At least not without some coaching. As a bonus, I did actually receive tickets to the rest of the Argonauts home season games. That’s a nice consolation prize for getting up in front of a crowd and professional football players only to make them look like they really know what they’re doing by comparison. I believe the winner also got a signed set of autographed photos to go with their seasons tickets.
p.s. – if you’re not aware what the D-Leauge is, it’s the developmental league or the minor league of the NBA.