“I’ve often seen these people, these squares at the table, short stack and long odds against them. All their outs gone. One last card in the deck that can help them. I used to wonder how they could let themselves get into such bad shape, and how the hell they thought they could turn it around.” – Matt Damon’s character Mike McDermott in the movie Rounders.
I’m not sure how much of a real card player Matt Damon is, but the character he plays in that movie is a damn good one. There’s no doubt about that. I like to play poker. It’s a fun game of strategy. However, when you play online for free (which I do with DD Poker software), it can be frustrating sometimes when you have an idiot player calling with hands that shouldn’t be being played in the first place. Then when they catch the magic card (meaning with four outs or less) on the river after hanging in the hand calling against the odds it can be infuriating. Especially when other players congratulate poor play.
I really wonder if people do the exact same thing when real money is on the line. Because at that point you’d want a person playing stupid like that all the time. And I do mean all the time because they’re essentially giving their money away to you. Knowing the odds and being able to see the other player certainly helps. That’s the one drawback to online play. You can’t see the bonehead making poor plays.
There must be a song in there somewhere. I know Kenny Rogers had a famous hit with The Gambler. Could be time for another song to come along and dethrone it. While I don’t envision today’s choice as a hit song. I do like the vibe. Lucky. Or is it Lucky 1. All the places I found it called the song Lucky, but the source called it Lucky 1. Hmmm… Even on the album itself it’s called Lucky. So I’m going to stick with Lucky.
Lucky is what I would combine with stupidity when it comes to chasing cards like that in a game. Especially when you’re not given odds to be calling cards.
I don’t know a lot about Robbie Dupree, but apparently he’s been around for quite some time. I do find it odd that another review I read about Robbie Dupree called him something along the lines of a West Coast Music wonder. Considering he grew up, was discovered in, and resides in Brooklyn New York, that’s a very bizarre comment by another reviewer. I’ve heard of one of Robbie’s bandmates – Nile Rodgers. So I’m sure the guy has chops. Well of course he does, you can hear it right now.
I’m going out on a limb and postulating that this particular song is about his ability to have a career in music. Anyone that can make a career out of music is doing pretty darn good because it’s damn hard. I hear the term New World Rising in the background vocals and if I’m not mistaken that’s the name of his early band. Maybe the success he had there fueled his drive to continue on for many years.
Chances are you may have heard Robbie Dupree’s music and not even known it. Seems he’s been on movie soundtracks, TV shows, at sporting events, and even VH1 did a little something about him. Good on Robbie Dupree.
Now go get another song for a lucky day – legally of course!