Wednesday, May 21, 2008

On Gibson and Koufax

I have chosen Gibson Koufax as the name of my virtual band. The lineup consists of me, my laptop, an external hard drive and a couple of mics. I am not sure how it is going to turn out, but c'est la vie.
As for the name Gibson Koufax, its a baseball name. Or two of them to be exact. Bob Gibson was a pitcher w. the St. Louis Cardinals. In 1968 he posted a 1.12 ERA. To give a comparison of what that means the league average is usually around 4.25 these days. Sandy Koufax was the dominant pitcher of the 1960's. His curveball was the stuff of legends. From 1962 to 1966 he went 111-34 (.766 win%) w/ an ERA of 1.96.
I enjoy the old baseball stories. Baseball of all the professional sports seems most able to summon nostalgic feelings from eras long before my birth. There is a certain romantic feeling to the game. Not that this romantic feeling has any real connection to rock music (maybe more w/ jazz and speakeasys than anything else), but it is intended as an homage to a great sport.
There, I did it! I blogged about arguably the two greatest pitchers of the 1960's, and their weak connection to music recorded on my laptop.

1 comment:

Koobear said...

Let's hope the connection brings about magical melodies!