Matt Cord

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Kevin Bacon performs onstage at the Second Annual LOVE ROCKS NYC! A Benefit Concert for God's Love We Deliver at Beacon Theatre on March 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for God's Love We Deliver)

Bacon.

Everyone loves them some bacon.

What kind of person does not love bacon?

Unless you are a vegetarian or religiously exempt, of course, then that is understandable.

But most people love bacon.

I know for a fact that everyone in the Philadelphia area that chooses to eat bacon, loves bacon.

Well, apparently Bacon loves Philadelphia right back!

All right, maybe not that kind of bacon, but this kind might be even cooler!

The Bacon Brothers, a band formed between siblings, world-famous actor, Kevin Bacon and brother, Michael Bacon, recently released an ode to our great city and their hometown, Philadelphia, titled, “Philly Thing.”

 

The duo teamed up with local musicians from Philly to highlight the outstanding work that Rock to the Future is doing for youth in the city.

Rock to the Future is actually a really cool organization that helps bring musical education to inner-city youth, and if I were you, I would consider reading more about it here.

The track’s music video is amazing and highlights so many great spots our city has to offer and plenty of notable people that make this place such a cool place to live!

The scenery captured really makes you realize how beautiful the city really is even when you seem to take it for granted sometimes.

Yes, even the aerial shot of one of our dreaded highways that we have probably spent a lifetime sitting in traffic on, but seeing it in the video makes it seem not so bad!

Some of the notable spots highlighted in the video include Citizens Bank Park and the Liberty Bell statue outside of it, Broad Street Bullies Pub in Xfinity Live, John’s Water Ice, Copabanana, Sarcone’s Bakery, Pat’s Cheesesteaks, and the Theatre of the Living Arts!

Many times the spots are shown in addition to the lyrics in the song praising each location.

There are also a ton of cameos from famous Philadelphians — Including, The Hooters, Schooly D, Ron “Jaws” Jaworski, the Phillie Phanatic, Patty Jackson, Jim Gardner, Danny Green (who is no longer with the 76ers), Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz, Tony Luke Ill, John Kruk, and Super Bowl hero, Brandon Graham.

Personally, I was stoked for these next cameos the most, because not only do The Bacon Brothers love Philly, but apparently they love WMGK just as much!

My good friends and the station’s very own Andre Gardner, Cyndy Drue, and Debbi Calton, whose time slot I was honored to take over three years ago when she retired, were all featured in this video as well!

So freaking cool!

The video is a must-watch if you’re from the area.

After all, it is a Philly thing.


MATT CORD
Join me weekdays 9am to 2pm right after The John DeBella Show and before André Gardner from 2pm-7pm. CONNECT 3 at 10am for FABULOUS prizes, Noontime Nuggets at 12noon, and you can win concert tickets throughout the show for many of the upcoming MGK Concerts. Text in your requests at MGKMGK or call 215-263-WMGK. I end every show with a voicemail from my late father Jack Cord because he always left the coolest voicemails on my machine and phone.

Also the PA Voice for the Philadelphia 76ers for the past 26 years, and the Voice of NBA2K22 and NBA2K23.
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