You and Me and Howard Cosell

by Quiet Life Motel (feat. Tillery)

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You know the feeling, right? Everything's set for a night of romance — but then a certain sportscaster keeps popping up...

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YOU AND ME AND HOWARD COSELL
by David Schulman

CHORUS (2X):
It’s you
and me
and Howard Cosell.

Every time I
turn around
it’s Howard Cosell

VERSE 1:
French cologne, candles,
little something in my hair.
Polished my old dress shoes —
though I hoped you wouldn’t care.

You were lookin’ fine, I ordered wine —
5-star reviewed.
Then dude comes on the big TV screen —
kinda kills the mood ...

CHORUS (2X):
It’s you
and me
and Howard Cosell.

Every time I
turn around
it’s Howard Cosell

(instrumental break)

VERSE 2:

I said, “Baby, we gotta move.
Would you care to dance?”
I’m a pretty fine salsero,
(if you) give me half a chance ...

Club was packed, but I don’t mind —
(hey,) I’m VIP.
Then dude in a yellow jacket says,
“Can I see some ID?”

CHORUS (2X):
It’s you
and me
and Howard Cosell.

Every time I
turn around
it’s Howard Cosell

(instrumental break)


VERSE 3:

I said, “Baby, let’s blow this joint.”
You said, “Don’t do that alone.”
Cranked up the jams on the stereo,
as we drove all the way home.

Got to your place, parked the car.
Thought I was dreaming, I swear.
But when I got to your living room,
Who you think I saw there?

CHORUS (2X)
It’s you
and me
and Howard Cosell.

Every time I
turn around
it’s Howard Cosell

***
After weeks of nightmares, this song came to me in a dream.
I do miss Howard Cosell.

Before that dream, it had been 20 years since I'd thought much about him. He's worth reading these days..

"Just as football, basketball, and baseball are a part of our country's history and part of our culture, so are unions. In fact, perhaps there is nothing quite so solidly American, nothing that is a more perfect blending, than this mix of sports and unions. Only in America would baseball, basketball, and football players unionize and strike. It is my feeling that Americans should be proud of them."
— Howard Cosell, "What's Wrong With Sports," Simon & Schuster, 1991, p. 177.

credits

released January 11, 2018
Featuring vocals by Tillery — DC jazz and go-go legend, and 18-year veteran of Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers
Bass: Eddie Eatmon (aka Kung Fu Bassman)
Drums: Michael "Invisible Bunny" Caskey
Violins, claps & snaps, and all the rest: David Schulman
Music & words: David Schulman (ASCAP) Scroll down for lyrics
Special thanks to Tony's Boxing Gym, NE DC for the video shoot location.
Produced by David Schulman

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David Schulman Washington, D.C.

By turns nocturnal, reflective, funky, and cinematic, the music of violinist and composer David Schulman + Quiet Life Motel is a weave of jazz harmonies, shimmering orchestral textures, and international grooves.

Heard nationally on NPR, David’s music has been described as “mysterious and beautiful” by The Washington Post.

CapitolBop named ANHINGA #3 on its list of “Best DC Jazz Albums of 2016”
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