A Great Moment In The History Of Music

This may be the most important post I have written, or will write, on Blazersedge.

This is not just breaking news... this is breaking history. 

Not since Tupac was shot Dylan plugged in at Newport has the world witnessed a more significant moment in musical history than what you are about to behold.

The following song is good.  Really, really, really, really, really good.  So good that I'm going to do something I've never done on here before.  I'm going to ask that you rec this post (more on that in a moment).  

Allow me to explain:

  • What you are about to hear is a Tribute Song to Blazer Edge, entitled "It's a Blog's Life - Living On The Blazers Edge"...
  • It was written and is performed by Chris Morrisette, a Portland Trail Blazers season ticket holder and (occasional) Blazers Edge commenter...
  • It features references to usernames, RSS feeds, and, arguably, the single greatest line to end a chorus in music history, "The Shot Clock's Always Running at Blazers Edge..."

Creating this song was clearly no small effort.  It also provokes no small reaction.  My heart has welled, my eyes have welled, my entire body is welling.  Dave, meanwhile, is passed out cold on the floor of his kitchen after listening to this on repeat for hours with Baby Point Guard. 

This song is already my cell phone ringtone (I kid you not). 

Hit play now!

So, I ask you, Blazersedge reader/lurker: Rec this post as a sign of appreciation for this man's extraordinary effort.  I'm not sure what the Rec Record is, but I demand that this post smashes it. 

Send this to your friends.  Spread the good word.  Check out Chris's My Space page

Dave has long talked about the great value that there is in this community.  Here you have proof positive.  Can you imagine another sports blog topping this song?  Unpossible.

On behalf of both Dave and myself, I'd like to offer a huge thanks to Chris.  We salute your powerful movement.

And I'd also like to let the rest of you know that you are on notice.  We will be having a giveaway contest inspired by this song in the near future.  In the meantime, read the lyrics...

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It's a Blog's Life (Living on the Blazers Edge)
Words & Music by Chris Morrisette
All rights reserved
2008 © King of the Yard Music
Heard It All Before Records
 
Verse
The pioneer points west to destiny beyond the trails blazed
To a future yet unwritten by the young men's dreams we chase
In the long run it don't matter, yet we stand here amazed
By future champions hailed at Blazers Edge
 
Verse
The Bloggers there reveal that it's for true love of the game
Where they look into the heart of it for secrets they must to tame
They ponder the imponderable until they've given it a name
A thrill ride along the Blazers Edge
 
Chorus
From Bill Walton to Brandon Roy, we wanna know it all
From Clyde Drexler to Greg Oden, from the basket to the ball
Every move they make is covered, somebody make the call
The shot clock's always running at Blazers Edge
 
Verse
It's a quid pro quo for faithfulness fair weather fans are disavowed
Usernames declare intent when you're just playin' to the crowd
To separate the men from boys say what you mean and say it proud
There's no mumbling out at Blazers Edge
 
Verse
There is providence in anything, just ask the man out in the street
It's found high on the mountain, or in ninety four by fifty feet
The pinwheel spins in black and red, I can see it from my seat
My season ticket's good at Blazers Edge
 
Chorus
From Bill Walton to Brandon Roy, we wanna know it all
From Clyde Drexler to Greg Oden, from the basket to the ball
Every move they make is covered, somebody make the call
The shot clock's always running at Blazers Edge
 
Verse
As myth builders labor long to spread legend through the land
With tales of men with basketballs who compel us and command
Our attention, yes, even the most satisfied fan
We're all companions on the Blazers Edge
 
Verse
Everybody there remembers teams of glory that are past
And the breakdowns of the games played, seeking something that will last
You become an insider who knows the team and it's a gas
With open eyes we walk the Blazers Edge
 
Chorus
From Bill Walton to Brandon Roy, we wanna know it all
From Clyde Drexler to Greg Oden, from the basket to the ball
Every move they make is covered, somebody make the call
The shot clock's always running at Blazers Edge
 
Verse
Blazer Dave and Ben inbound the ball; they're always running at game speed
Like point guards lobbing alley oops, you just got to make the read
Their credentials are authentic, it's a true RSS feed
Full court knowledge from the Blazers Edge
 
Verse
The information super highway's littered with the bones of bloggers past
But where the road runs through Rip City there's a wayside unsurpassed
Where artifacts and souvenirs of future champions can be had
Just set your homepage to the Blazers Edge
 
Bridge
So collect your thoughts, log on and see the doings of the day
Read of Kevin Pritchard's exploits, everybody gets a say
All you have to do is show up, then compliments of Blazer Dave
Be educated at the Blazer's Edge    
 
Chorus
From Bill Walton to Brandon Roy, we wanna know it all
From Clyde Drexler to Greg Oden, from the basket to the ball
Every move they make is covered, somebody make the call
The shot clock's always running at Blazers Edge
 
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-- Ben (benjamin.golliver@gmail.com)

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