The Bushwick song of the week was inspired by one of the most critically acclaimed sports books of all time Jim Bouton’s Ball Four.
Published in June of 1970, Jim Bouton’s “tell all behind the scenes style” story about his 1969 season with the Seattle Pilots was pretty controversial for the time. So much so that then Major League Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn issued an official statement declaring that “Ball Four” was “detrimental to baseball.
Bushwick performed original music inspired by Jim Bouton’s Ball Four at Columbia City Theater on October 13th 2014. Alice Howe was one of the many talented artists that night who read the book, wrote a song inspired by it, and played it live for house full of readers.
Her tune is called “Some People” and you can listen to it below (or even download it for FREE!).