|Welcome to The Steve Goodman Scrapbook.|
Dedicated to the memory of the "Songwriter's Songwriter" and one of the
most influential performers of the late twentieth century, although you
probably would never know it. Steve Goodman was the performer who made
Chicago, the Folk Music Mecca of the 1970's
Goodman's love for Baseball led to one of his biggest hits as he sang an ode to his beloved Chicago Cubs. It is a comic tragedy that his career would take off in 1969 when the Cubs would choke and fall to the New York Mets in their bid for a World Series Championship and then just as suddenly his life would end in 1984 when the Cubs once again choke and lose to the San Deigo Padres.
Here's a few things you might know:
GO CUBS GO
Baseball season's on the way
|Steve left the world too soon to achieve the fame he deserved. His life ended in 1984, after a sixteen year fight with leukemia. For more information check out these sub-pages:|
Thanks especially goes out to Chris Wilson, for allowing the page to exist at Hepcat Corner.
Most of all, I'd like to thank the gang at
Oh Boy Records
especially Al Bunetta who have seen
this site and encouraged me with kind words to keep up the good work.
About The Scrapbook The scrapbook is dedicated to a man who didn't even believe in answering machines, so I have to wonder just what Stevie would think of the internet. I guess he'd approach it with both humor and apprehension. In any case from the inception of this project I've tried to keep it simple when it comes to HTML and the use of the WWW. I have purposely avoided frames, and java aplets, assuming that some people (hell even me, sometimes) can only view it with a text browsers, or perhaps are dialing in on a slow modem, or have a small monitor or a machine with limited RAM.
At the same time I wanted to make the page like a "Scrapbook" As such, I felt it was important to not make the "book" too organized. I've purposely made it so sometimes you have to go thru one page to get to another. I've also tried to throw in images when ever possible, even here I have opted to use Black & White photos to give that "scrapbook" feeling.
It also seemed to me that I should try and make it so that everytime you look at the book you could find something new. Because of this I've added hidden links to some of the images, which will bring you to other photos or perhaps a funny quote, or some off the wall tidbit. More and more of these "hidden tracks" will apear as the page develops.
|This web page provided courtesy of Church of Buffett, Orthodox.|
|Since 1995 over thousand tie-dyed day glow souvenier shirt from Six Flags Over Burbank have been ordered|
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