The Cam Newton saga set to music: ‘Son of a Preacher Man’

Kudos to the fine folks at EDSBS and the Orlando Sentinel for unearthing this musical nugget, which we at AJC.com feel duty-bound to pass along to you, dear surfers. There’s no new information regarding Cam Newton relayed herein, but it is, you’ll have to admit, pretty darn amusing.

The talented artist’s name — not his given name, we assume — is MoonPie. (We can also assume this isn’t the Mike “Moonpie” Wilson who played offensive line at Georgia back in the ’70s alongside Cowboy Joel Parrish.) I have e-mailed the song stylist requesting further information about him (and also his rather astonishing hat), and I will break into regularly scheduled programming to update y’all if/when Mr. Pie responds.

UPDATE: MoonPie responds!

Mr. Bradley,
Thanks for your e-mail.
I would love to play in the Atlanta area.
I am a musician, but more of a singer/frontman.
I have an act called Kenny LoveChild & the Party (you can YouTube that as well) which is more professional and much less comic.  If you have any contacts, let me know.
I am a GAMECOCK.  But I just love college football.
Honestly the hat came off the “closeout” rack at the local Family Dollar several years ago.

I’m sure you’ve heard the Dusty Springfield song “Son of a Preacher Man” a zillion times, and if you’re as cool as Dave O’Brien you doubtless have the LP from which it sprang on 180-gram vinyl. If you don’t, I’d urge you to click over to iTunes and download “Dusty in Memphis” now. It’s a classic. (As was Dusty’s 1987 re-emergence on the  Pet Shop Boys song, “What I Have Done to Deserve This?,” which can be found on the likewise tremendous PSB long player “Actually.”)

And it probably should come as no surprise that a sporting tribute (of sorts) would have an Auburn connection. As we know, the famous Mark Teixeira song of summer 2007 was the fabulous work of two AU students who called themselves “Tito and the Gun Show.” Forced to make a value judgment, I’m not sure the updated “Son of the Preacher Man” contains anything quite so memorable as “If I were a woman I’d prob’ly marry ya” from the Teixeira magnum opus, but the line about Danny Ford is in, as we say, the ballpark.

But enough. Here, courtesy of YouTube, you go:

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James

November 18th, 2010
2:11 pm

Mark Bradley

November 18th, 2010
2:15 pm

Kudos, James.

merculf

November 18th, 2010
2:17 pm

even as an Auburn man I find this very funny and well done. (Tip of the hat)

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edumacated

November 18th, 2010
2:18 pm

I just want to say that I won’t be reading Tony Blowhard’s articles anymore since his call for Grantham’s suspension over “chokegate.” What a journalist.

Heath

November 18th, 2010
2:21 pm

Good stuff, but it’s giving me flashbacks to the Mark Teixeira song. And how much we gave up for him so we could NOT go to the playoffs.

edumacated

November 18th, 2010
2:22 pm

Awesome song though.

droopydawg

November 18th, 2010
2:22 pm

I’m with edumacated. Particularly since Barnhart did not say anything about Fairley’s cheap play and the attaboys be got from Chizik and the DC even when he was cheap-shotting after the game was out of reach.

JB

November 18th, 2010
2:25 pm

Ya’ll are right about Tony…..Wanted Grantham fined and suspended for holding hand to throat, but the Auburn coach whupping it up with a towel over his head with every dirty hit gets a pass. Go figure.

SABER

November 18th, 2010
2:25 pm

Mark,

If you still voted for the Heisman, would all of this sway you?

Thanks.

misterwax

November 18th, 2010
2:29 pm

the leopard spots on the cool had are really inappropriate…should be tiger stripes…

NCAA Judge

November 18th, 2010
2:32 pm

DEATH PENALTY!!!!!!!!!

Jim

November 18th, 2010
2:34 pm

So…where is that uncle in Michigan?

blue

November 18th, 2010
2:39 pm

to you guys still whining about Fairley, refs, etc; I’ve called the “wahhhhmbulance” for you. Freaking get over it…

Not Disappointed!

November 18th, 2010
2:40 pm

Old Dawg

November 18th, 2010
2:43 pm

Good stuff. A good laugh after a long day of writing copy for packaging and e-blasts.

Thanks, MB.

Toomer's Corner

November 18th, 2010
2:45 pm

Enter your comments here

kappellmeister

November 18th, 2010
2:46 pm

He could’ve at least tuned the damn thing first…

JB

November 18th, 2010
2:50 pm

blue……………….we ain’t forgetting…..you can, we’re not……We are enjoying watching your season and team and University implode right in front of us……..

Dog Island Gator

November 18th, 2010
2:51 pm

Urban must be thanking you know who for getting rid of Cam Newton.

simplythetruth

November 18th, 2010
2:51 pm

Now that’s FUNNY and appropriate….

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HOW COULD YOU TONY?

November 18th, 2010
2:56 pm

Oh no! the dawg fans are turning on Mr. SEC football because he dared to call out the childish behavior of a coach with poor taste. The same ones who claimed him to be a great journalist because of the way he ignored the rest of college football for the almighty SECheat….

thUGA Dwag

November 18th, 2010
2:57 pm

Bark,

Keep diverting attention from our “Fulmer Cup”, 11 arrests, admission of selling a jersey to an agent, top 10 in personal fouls, sidelines team members on the field to brawl, and our losing season. Repeating the unsubstantiated rumor in various ways is great journalism.

JB

November 18th, 2010
2:57 pm

blue……Let me tell you why we won’t forget….If your Head Coach and staff had pulled that guy out of the game for a play or two and got on his butt, as most class coach’s would do, we would look at that as a 19 year old who got excited and did something stupid…..But your Staff were waving towels over there head and whipping that defense into a frenzy , so he must coach that way and enjoyed it. The guy has been doing it all season. THAT’S what people are mad at. Great win. enjoy. See you next year. Maybe

gdawginkalamazoo

November 18th, 2010
3:02 pm

Kudos to Moonpie! Well done.

Buckeye

November 18th, 2010
3:03 pm

Like Vern on CBS, the dude can’t get through the song without mentioning His Highness Tebow.

James

November 18th, 2010
3:06 pm

Great Video, it sums up georgia fans!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7mGTZ_k838

JB

November 18th, 2010
3:06 pm

There was a guy on these blogs this summer that said Florida would lose 4, maybe 5 games.
The Gators on here went crazy……..Who would of thunk it….Lose to FSU, and there you go, 5 defeats…..And ALL that talent….

JB

November 18th, 2010
3:08 pm

James, sounds like AU the last 4 years………..Go get in your bunker with the rest of the Aubbies…..LOL

juvenal

November 18th, 2010
3:08 pm

beating this to death a little, aren’t you?

George

November 18th, 2010
3:09 pm

How did we occupy our time before all this stuff came along?

dog fan

November 18th, 2010
3:09 pm

waaa! waaa! waaa!

JB

November 18th, 2010
3:09 pm

Bout 360 days of it left….LOL

DawginLex

November 18th, 2010
3:14 pm

JB,

I predicted 8-4 for the gators and got crucified.

Anyone can see that Brantley is not suited to run the spread.

I also predicted we would be 9-3……………………..

joe

November 18th, 2010
3:24 pm

I also predicted UGA would be 6-6 and got blasted…and maybe a one game improvement for next year. So when August rolls around next year, spare us the 11-1 talk.

JB

November 18th, 2010
3:24 pm

Thanks DawginLex…..I knew somebody stepped out on a limb………I’m on record as saying they would struggle on offense because Tebow was 74 % of their offense and you just can’t “throw” a offense on the field in the SEC in one year, great athletes or not.

gdawginkalamazoo

November 18th, 2010
3:24 pm

Tim Tebow and The Lord work in mysterious ways don’t they.

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JB

November 18th, 2010
3:31 pm

Joe, I agree, next year bodes about the same for Dawgs, 6 or 7 wins…..People will blast me for that. I have studied this roster, looked at who’s leaving…..We have a ton of guys who have never seen the field. What gives me pause is, we’re 5-6, if they were difference makers, they should of seen the field this year, and regardless of this years class, Mark is very shy about playing true freshmen in any numbers. That’s why some on here wanted Mark gone, thinking we are just delaying the obvious.
The slide is there.I’m high on Murray though. Jarvis Jones looks promising, but we are losing some good ones. Dobbs, probably Houston. Both kickers back though.

RICK JAMES

November 18th, 2010
3:36 pm

EXCELLENT…GREAT JOB MOONPIE~! ….GOOOOO GAMECOCKS~!

joe

November 18th, 2010
3:37 pm

I also see the UF slide continuing next year, so USC should be favored in the east next year. I think UT will be picked 2nd. With all the true freshmen they are playing this year and their newly developed freshman QB playing like Manning…things are looking up.

Paul in RDU

November 18th, 2010
3:37 pm

Mark – Excellent post of the video from Moon Pie. I expect the video rebuttal from RC Cola any time.

BTW – Dusty in Memphis is a great album, but I have mixed feelings about the Pet Shop Boys. I do like this one – just to drive all the Elvis fans crazy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDe60CbIagg

$cam is a $ham

November 18th, 2010
3:38 pm

As soon as the game ends $cam runs as fast as he can to the stands to mug for the cameras, while his brethren( the decent ones) shake hands with the opposition.
$cam, he aint about no shaking hands…he is about playing it up – he is an attention whore.

Good luck in the NFL as a wide receiver. You will not be a QB. Not smart enough. Has to have plays called for him- ever seen him check down? ….did not think so.

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Bucky Belue hand it to Herschel

November 18th, 2010
3:43 pm

Did Cam do anything wrong? Maybe/maybe not. Did Rev. Newton do anything wrong? Oh Yeah we all know he did, when was the last time a pastor was accused of doing something & he was innocent??? Jim Bakker, guilty Eddie Long, gonna be found guilty, Rev. Newton musta got some great donations to rehab his church all of a sudden!!!!! GUILTY!!! War Eagles 0-12 wasted season

bulldawg102

November 18th, 2010
3:58 pm

thats great mark..funniest thing i have seen in a long time..he aint bad either(moonpie)

Bishop Eddie Schlong

November 18th, 2010
3:59 pm

When Cam Newton goes to prison like Mike Vick, that little “Son of a Preacher Man” will have him a whole new DADDY BEAR !!

Cam Newton!

Where your DADDY at?

Comment

November 18th, 2010
4:18 pm

You all Au fans need to go to church and NOT Cecil’s church either.