Sunday, September 28, 2008

Fantasy Baseball

Well My Fantasy Baseball season is over. After an impressive 10-0 start, my team, The Cheese, ended up finishing 2nd overall. The Bom-Chicka-Wow-Wow Team beat me. I wasn't upset, though. They had beaten me two other times this season and they won using Andy Pettite and A-Rod in the last game at Yankee Stadium. The score was so close that the last game was the deciding factor. So, I tip my hat to the Bom-Chicka-Wow-Wow's. They owned me all season. Being #2 isn't too bad.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Verve's Forth

Not long ago, The Verve, possibly my favorite band of all time, released their fourth album. The appropriately titled Forth is the band's first release in about ten years. I'd love to say that it's the best thing they've ever released. But I can't. It's solid and a great release for a band that's been on hiatus for a decade. It's an interesting mix of their first three albums. There are tunes on this CD that could fit on each of their other albums. The highlights for me are:
Sit and Wonder, Judas, I See Houses, Valium Skies, and Appalachian Springs. Each song is amazingly strong. The other half of the album (it's a 10 track offering) is considerably weaker. Rather Be is really good, but take out the background vocals and I would like it even more. Love is Noise could be better without the bizarre "oh-oh, oh-oh" and "woo-hoo" that pepper the song. Take them out and the song kicks ass! Numbness sounds like it should have been left as a B-side. Noise Epic and Columbo are strange and a bit disjointed.
I would have loved to hear guitarist Nick McCabe go crazy. But even during the jams he seems subdued. The album is DEFINITELY worth getting. Maybe after a decade of waiting, my expectations were too high. Hopefully this album is just a springboard to even better offerings in the (hopefully near) future.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

New site

If you've ever had a crappy job or just hate those stupid motivational pictures then check out the newest friend we put on our site: I haven't laughed so hard in a really long time. The videos are hilarious!