This weekend Speedy dropped by--he was home for a weekend before heading to Florida for spring training. Speedy's one of Mr. D's baseball players who spent a summer working for us. He's obsessing right now over selecting a walk-up song--you know, that music they'll play each time he steps up to the plate during a game.
Well, I was full of suggestions for Speedy. Hard rock and country are way overused for walk-up songs. Guys picking something by AC/DC are a dime a dozen and let's face it, so are white boys who like rap. I told him to pick something TOTALLY out of the box.
Like "Macho Man" by the Village People.
Or "Staying Alive" by the BeeGees.
Maybe something real sexy by Barry White.
"Brick House" by the Commodores or "Knock on Wood" by Amii Stewart.
Speedy didn't like my suggestions--even though they were totally baseball appropriate (Hello! "Knock on Wood!"). But the whole conversation got me thinking. How cool would it be to have walk-up music playing, a soundtrack multiplying your natural mojo. If I had a walk-up song, you know, theme music that would play as I stepped out of the Momvan to head into the grocery store, for example, or when I entered the dojo, what would it be?
I think "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer would pump me up pretty well for most situations. And "It's Raining Men" by The Weathergirls should definitely play loud every time I'm cleaning up or shuttling around Team Testosterone.
Spill it, reader. What would you pick as your walk-up song? It doesn't have to be disco, even though we all know disco makes everything cooler.