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: