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November 11, 2007

Random and Obscure Fact: Steam

In 1969, a bunch of studio musicians wrote and recorded a tune that will live forever. Though it was a hit at the time, it quickly faded into cultural obscurity as they never had another hit song.

The Resurrection.

The 1980's rolled around. On afternoon, at a blow-out game in a football stadium, the victorious home fans began to mock-serenade the losing team with "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Good-bye." It was genius and hilarious (in a nasty sort of way, the ultimate "rubbing it in"), and quickly caught on at sporting events throughout these great United States. Now even the team bands get in the act:

The name of the band assembled by the studio musicians who wrote this gem was called Steam.

Last week, I drove a young man who told me that, back in the day, his father was a member of Steam.

(Was the guy pulling my leg? I don't think so; This is far too random a story to make up and share with a cabdriver. In any event, let's call it true.)

So, right here in our own South Burlington, a musical celebrity dwells among us in humble anonymity! (I thought you'd like to know this.)

Hey Hey - Good-bye!

November 11, 2007 at 10:24 AM in A Cabdriver's World | Permalink


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I thought that you were going to start sharing some political opinions? Change your mind?

Posted by: | Nov 12, 2007 4:31:03 PM

Yes, I did change my mind. Waxing political simply did not fit with the Hackie thing, and that's the context of this weblog. On some level, it felt like I would be betraying or, at a minimum, taking advantage of the good graces of my readers.

I am working on a different outlet for the political writing. I've been passionate about politics my whole life and I feel as if I have a viewpoint that is different from what I've seen elsewhere. So, thanks for asking, and we'll see.

Posted by: Jernigan Pontiac | Nov 12, 2007 4:40:11 PM


I can remember singing song this on the bus after victorious hockey games when I was in high school in the '70s, so it's been around even longer than the '80s...

Posted by: | Nov 13, 2007 9:57:19 AM

Egad! Does this mean that the information I glean from the Internet is not always accurate? Hey, Hey, good-bye . . .

Posted by: Jernigan Pontiac | Nov 13, 2007 10:08:30 AM

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