If you follow Patrick Lagreid and/or me on Twitter, you might have noticed a reference to Seattle rapper Macklemore, a few times, particularly from yours truly. Given there’s actually been a reference to it on halfwheel proper, it’s probably worth some explanation.

My interest is pretty simple, I really enjoy the music from Ben Haggerty and Ryan Lewis.

As for Patrick, he was dragged into this discussion given a few of his interests. For those that don’t know, Patrick once lived in Seattle, has worked in radio and has a passion for baseball. If you put those three things together, you get one name, the late Dave Niehaus.

Niehaus was the legendary play-by-play announcer for the Seattle Mariners for over 30 years, and at the very least is regarded by most as one of the greatest to ever try the craft, if not the greatest.

Shortly after his passing in 2010, Macklemore, who hails from Seattle, released a tribute, “My Oh My.” You can watch the music video below, which is named after one of Niehaus’ signature phrases.

Today was the release of The Heist, the debut album from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and as has been mentioned on Twitter. We are giving a copy away. Just comment on any post from Patrick and I, one winner will be chosen at random and get a free copy. You have until October 16.

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My city’s filthy.

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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.