Friday, August 24, 2007
With Odelay, weird and interesting became genius. There are a lot of styles on this record and one of the greatest lines ever, "I got two turntables and a microphone." It is Beck's most consistent record to date and if you only have one of his records in your collection this is the one to have.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
As a history lesson it is amazing to see where the tour was only 12 years ago and how much Tiger has changed things. The book chronicles the passing of the torch to Tim Finchem as the new head to the PGA Tour. One of his first crisis's is John Daley saying there are a lot of drug abusers on the tour, and he should know. Here we are all this time later and they are still debating a drug testing policy.
The biggest change however is the amount of money that is flying around. It's almost funny to read about Greg Norman breaking the $1 million mark in earnings for one year, when the 100th ranked guy on tour makes more than that now. Back in 1995 only the top few golfers had private jets, now when a tour player flies commercial with his family on holiday, the kids want to know why other people are on their plane.
I wish Fienstein would right the 2008 version of this book, but I doubt he will get access to the players like he did back then.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
This record shows the full spectrum of her sound from rock goddess to folkie. While I think she has put out at least two other really good records and her best singles may be on other records, this is the definitive Liz record. This is the record that launched an ocean of imitators.
We had a meet and greet with him yesterday and he and Brodie got along so well that we decided to he would be a great addition. They have been playing and running around together ever since. He is also very affectionate, he likes to be petted and sit on your lap. He is a small little guy, about 2/3 the size of Brodie, but he looks even smaller. We are not sure how old he is, but we are guessing between two and four.
He looks forward to meeting you all soon.
Monday, August 6, 2007
We got to the game early, which was a good thing as it was a sell out and all the other ticket holders were thinking the same thing. Luckily we were able to get seats in the Bullpen Cafe, which is a great place to watch the players warm up and eat one of their pulled pork sandwiches. They also have awesome nachos, but that and a beer will set you back $20 a person.
Once the game was about to begin we moved to our great seats (thanks Tish), where Barbara got to sit next to the angriest man in Seattle. For a while it looked like Boston was going to easily close out the game, as they were leading 4-2 into the seventh inning stretch and the only offense Seattle could muster was two solo homers by Beltre. Barbara and Tish were getting restless, so we decided to take off at that point.
Once we got to the car Seattle had scored again and the game was now 4-3. Boston failed to score in the top of the ninth, so the Mariners had one last chance to tie or pull ahead. The Sox got two quick outs, but then they walked two and Beltre was at the plate again. The announcer said, "The crowd of 46,000 is on their feet, no one has left the park." Well against my protestes, we had left and were now missing all the drama. The Mariners were one hit away from leading the wild card race.
Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) Beltre popped up and the game was over.