Sunday, September 29, 2013

Song of the Week - Body in a Box by City and Color

My daughter recently brought home the new City and Color CD called "The Hurry and the Harm". I noticed that the songwriter's name was Dallas Green. Any good Phillies phan, such as myself, knows that the Phillies 1980 manager, when they won the World Series, was named Dallas Green.

This Dallas Green performs as City and Color and has 4 albums out. This song is actually from his 2nd album, released in 2008 called "Bring Me Your Love".

So what's with his name?  From his Wikipedia page:

"During an interview at the 2008 NXNE festival with DJ Dave Bookman of Toronto's CFNY-FM, Green confirmed that he was indeed named after the famous major league pitcher/manager of the same name. He stated that, although he was born on September 29, 1980, he had gone without a name at first; his mother was considering naming him Graham-Todd Green, but his father had bet on the Phillies during the 1980 World Series that October and, after the team won, his parents decided on the name Dallas after the Phillies' manager."

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