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Ear on Baseball podcast, Episode 5

Posted on: March 4, 2011 1:15 pm
Edited on: March 4, 2011 2:10 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Baseball ProjectEar on Baseball -- the podcast from the Eye on Baseball team -- is back with Episode 5 for your weekend enjoyment.

In this episode, I talk with Scott McCaughey and Steve Wynn of the Baseball Project, a rock band doing all baseball songs.

Wynn (Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3) and McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, Minus 5, R.E.M.), started drinking and talking about baseball songs when they got together for R.E.M.'s induction into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Pretty soon, along with Peter Buck (R.E.M.) and Wynn's wife Linda Pitmon (Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3) formed the Baseball Project.

The group put out Vol. 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails in 2008 and have just come out with Vol. 2: High and Inside, both available on Yep Roc Records.

Later this month, they'll tour spring training stadiums in the Cactus League.

They also provide the music for this week's podcast (thanks to Yep Roc Records) with snippets from "The Straw That Stirs the Drink" and "Ichiro Goes to the Moon" and the full versions of "Chin Music" and "Please Don't Call Them Twinkies" featuring Craig Finn of the Hold Steady.

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Ear on Baseball, Volume 4 (51 minutes, 30 seconds)

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