For late night denizens of the discourse, we indulge in simple pleasures and local traditions.
Kansas City Royals losing is a way of life and a blessed sign of consistency and Sisyphean commitment to Midwestern lives of noble, quiet desperation.
The big picture . . .
Think of the incredible effort and cost to maintain a franchise that got lucky once over the course of a generation that was otherwise filled with miserable disappointment.
And so . . . This seems like a good place to finish our www.TonysKansasCity.com conversation for the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with a few tunes dedicated to futile efforts.
First a glimpse at the latest loss . . .
Brady Singer has had an up and down year but one thing he has consistently been good at is limiting home runs. He had allowed nine bombs over 24 starts and 116 innings pitched. Tonight he allowed five home runs and didn't manage to escape the fifth inning.
And now songs to power our late night . . .
lost generation Gen-X anthem . . .
80's tribute to a soul classic . . .
Finally, this melancholy chorale testimony is one of our favorite songs about the triumph of the human spirit from a troubled artist who was betrayed by her misguided politics, her husband and her industry . . . Still, in the end, her commitment to her craft achieved a glorious contribution to the world of music.
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.