No, Bob Dylan never wrote a song about basketball, but he did write a song about the late Catfish Hunter, the pitcher for the Oakland A’s and New York Yankees. Today we set out to see a basketball game at CW Post in Brookdale, Long Island. There was a doubleheader with Dowling College playing CW Post. Although the women’s game started at 2 PM, we arrived about 3 PM to catch the second half. The game ended at 3:45 with Post winning 61-53. The men’s game started at 4:15. The defenses for both teams were tight. The shooting was very poor. To make a long story short, the game went to 4 overtimes!!!. Dowling College finally won 80-76. From there we went to Ben’s Deli in Greenvale about 5 minutes away. I ate London Broil instead of my usual pastrami. Enough basketball for me for one day. Would you believe that Karen and Lee are watching the Knick game on TV? Maybe I will catch the very end of it.
Today, I dug into my record collection and pulled on a Peter Paul and Mary compilation that was released in 1970. It included Too Much of Nothing which I talked about in yesterday’s entry. In this version the name Vivian was changed to Marion. I checked my Joel Whitburn book which says that this version charted at #35 in late 1967, Some artists that cover Dylan’s songs change some of the lyrics. I also listened to the Bob Dylan version that he recorded on the Basement Tapes which I have on vinyl J . That seems to be an oxymoron.