Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Dark Side of the Rainbow

It's 9/11 Never Forget... how sweet Floyd and Oz go together, just like butterscotch on hot dogs.















Tuesday, August 21, 2007

.......

Big Time



Undefeated 2007 Champs

Also can't wait for:



Don't forget:

http://weallbelong.net/

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I THINK MY LUCK COULD CHANGE...

OH MY GAAAAAAAAAAAAWD!!!!!!!!!!!!


BLAZERS DEFY THE ODDS AND GET #1 PICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

69 forever (man)







68 too

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Surprise Show Last Night!

Joggz got the call ,2 hours before doors, to open for old pals Ted Leo and the Pharmacists last night at the Hawthorne Theater. Of course we obliged and as you'll see, we nailed it. Here's some footage shot by a young fan at this all ages show:( thanks to April, Celeste, and Sylvia for making some last minute choreography really pay off!)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Felix Say NO DICE!



King Felix, King Buzzkill. In the hyped up Dice-k vs. Ichiro matchup at Fenway 21 year old Felix Hernandez dominated with a ONE HITTER and stole the show. Big news to the rest of the world but King Felix ,as he's been dubbed up here in the lonesome (not so)crowded and often forgotten Northwest, has been Top Dawg for goin on 3 years after being called up 1/2 way through '05. I have to say I'm not bothered one bit. I'll take a Mariners radio broadcast like this, knowing full well in a few days the M's will be hosting the Royal's (or the like)and Weaver won't be able to find the plate and the gin will be flowing in the booth.

But wait, there's more...

QUADRUPLE OT Can Only mean One thing...Playoff Hawckey! 76 shots on goal per team and gallons of Pedialite later, the Canucks claim victory after playing what equates to over two full games. Even April was impressed by the heart of these dudes. Just wait til tonight:LET"S GO SABRES!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

WOWEE ZOWEE

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Can't faul ya for tryin...Can't agree on #1, and no mention on 'harness your hopes', but a VALIENT EFFORT nonetheless and some sweet footage of ,arguably, the best band ever.

Thank you 17 dots (see best pavement songs ever @top right)

Beware the Stare



Thank gawd JP is not a starter. My lord, he single handedly SHUT Down the Heart of the lineup with an intensity rarely seen in the first week of the season. Look out any team looking for a come back in the 8th or 9th this year. It's ON! Move over Mariano, it's Papelbon's Time.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Danny, Wear A Helmet



Mini vans HATE guitar players! especially on bikes. He's ok,(not sure about the bike though) but lesson learned... I think this would be nice:


Minivans are much more fond of drummers:

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Still Got It: Shame, Hypocricy, Disgust...America!

Required Viewing, 'When the Levees Broke', Spike Lee's doc on Katrina. Just watch it and wonder what the hell went on and what the hell is going on and why we've done NOTHING about this administration. And why America as we know it is NO MORE.

Interview w/ Spike over there------------------------->

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

OK Found IT.

So, Here is the clip I tried to have for ya before. The show on Friday was slammin, and definately better than their last Portland show @ Dante's. I hAVE NO PHOTO'S, TOO BUSY ROCKIN AND SINGIN ALONG. Had a great time hangin with the fellas afterward. A nicer bunch o' dudes you'll never meet. The new songs from We all belong were, as suspected, just as great as the 'easy beat' material so near and dear to my heart. It is rare to see a band these days 6 times and sill claim STILL GOT IT. Here's is a glimpse at what you have missed so far.

Friday, March 16, 2007

DAY ONE


Note the time, a late start. But the day started as well as it ended.



No Big games early,but I did revel in the complete devastation of Stanford. Take that selection committee! Syracuse would have only lost by 12! All went by according to plan until the sa-weeet VCU upset of Duke!



Call the Wah-mbulance, The Charmin Step Into Softness Tour Stops at Duke this Year.


Feel the heat. The day ended as good as it started, with only one loss(it's ok OLD D) and at the top looking down. It's all downhill from here.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Who Let the Dog Out?

Yes It's Official. Dr. Dog still got it. Pay no attention to my brief moment of doubt, the Dog took Conan by storm last night with a SIZICK version of 'Worst Trip' with the max weinberg7 horns, including a painted on moustached la bamba, backing em up. No one has posted the clip yet so until then: a pretty good version of 'Aint It Strange' from Criminal Records. From personal experience playing In Stores usually sucks but the fellas do not disappoint here. If only I had a video recording device for the millenium instore in which they played acoustic w/piano and a song "they had never played before". oh well



The travesty that is THE SYRACUSE SNUBB is not out of my head yet. At first I blamed Stanford, but after research from my friend chris (a pac 10er, so grab a grain o salt) the culprits should be Illinois and Villanova. To which I also throw out Texas Tech(???) and Indiana.Not to mention Syracuse finished higher in the Big East than BOTH Marquette and Villanova who are IN. What's the F'n DEAL?? I'm trying to cope, but will feel alot better upon first round exits from all the above teams and an NIT championship for the Orange. Until then, No SleepTil THursday!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Still Got Madness


Cuse is In, let the madness begin! Goin for a Big East 3 peat (which I don't want). Let's have a longer Tourney run instead. Not sure bout the new Uni's but we're in good company, as they are also being worn by Ohiostate, and Flahrida. P.S. Boz works again.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Still Got It:Boz!

I just saw this again and couldn't resist. Might help that I finally hooked up speakers too. This is how you do it.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Winter Blahs, could be worse....

u could have this:


I put up a link to David Byrne's journal, always good to check from time to time. If you scroll down there's some pretty interesting takes on the "support the troops" argument. Promise to throw down some more soon.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Too Soon: DJ


So, as requested, a mention of the untimely passing of Dennis Johnson at age 52. The reason for the slight delay was not because of the trade deadline, but because of the reaction I had. I'm not gonna lie, I wasn't, nor am I now, a Huge Celts fan. But growing up in upstate and following basketball at that time you couldn't help but know each player by name, as well as the Lakers. But what really struck me was the age at which DJ went down, and I began lingering on my own mortality. Hence my obsession with mid-life crises at the moment. Now I have no reason to believe I won't go on far past my sixties, but a thing like this, for some reason, puts ones life into perspective. Anyway Bill Simmons has the best tribute to DJ which I will try to link. Meanwhile I'll be drifting........

Click the simmons link top right.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

"With You Always"

The way things have been goin lately, I just don't know...until I found THESE:




You've Had a long drive my son, let's take a break to enjoy a cold beverage.....

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Travesty


Let's hope my earlier plea in defense of melo will result in an injury so that David Stern can redeem himself for not appointing Z Bo to the All Star team. There are only five players averaging 20 and 10. Only one is not an All Star. Zac. Zac is # 8 in double doubles this season. Memet Okur is 25.And in all other statistical categories it falls the same 8 vs. 26. Absolutely ridiculous and should not be taken sittin down by fans of both the Blazers and the NBA in general. A joke! When D Wade went down tonight, I thought 'If only he was in the West' there would be an open spot for Zac. But then, of course, he returned to single handedly hand it to the Blazers in the 4th.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Still Got It:...dr.dog??


First Impressions are everything, and upon the first muted dry drumfill of dr. dog's 'easy beat', i fell hard for the dog. The jaded hater of all new music had something to crow about in the way all these blowhard youngsters were crowin' bout their clapyourhandssayeahs, and tapes n tapes (boring).

Expectations Level:yellow

CMJ, i get the live dr. dog experience and am totally floored. The mercury lounge hadn't been slammed so beautifully before, not even by me (i tried). They one upped what was my new favorite album in the live setting with the sick presence of co singers scott (lead guitar) and toby (bass). Taking what on a first listen may seem like mellow pop and makin the shit rock to heights not felt since the days of real music see:60's ,70's. I mean you got your harmonies, both vocal and semi hollow axe, the drum sound of the 'wet towel' variety, tasty keys and bass, whats not to love?

Expectation Level Orange:
5 shows, one in-store and one EP later here we are. We All Belong. The new album. Well, like the English Leather Stetson Axe body spray old spice guy said, you never get a second chance at a first impression. Now I've got Ideas, pictures, memories, expectations. Stupid expectations. First listen didn't go so well. I was at work, unfair. I expected the higher fidelity and tried to not let it get in the way. 'Easy beat's 4track like fidelity was one of what i thought were dr. dog's assets. I remember talking to Scott in Austin about his dream of recording then playing it thru a boombox. set a mic up to the boombox and have that be the final mix. We All Belong doesn't sound exactly like that. The songs didn't jump out at me now. Kinda blended together. The horns and strings are cool, and don't intrude but i'm not being blown away here.'Aint it strange' and 'die,die,die' from the recent EP seemed to stand out as the front runners, with 'worst trip' coming next, a song i had also heard before. Not good. I was thinking they should have included 'fuck it', an older seemingly live only song ("sometimes u do, sometimes u don't...fuck it"), just so i could enjoy something else i was familiar with. ech. i was not being fair to anyone involved at this point.

Try again. Get home hit the couch. nothing is changing for me. Trevor Solomon's voice echoing in my head " the new record is awwwwwwesome....it's gonnnnnaaaa beee huuuuge..." I want to beleive you! I go play shuffleboard thinking the sophmore slump (not including 'toothbrush' just because) has struck again. Bummerchusetts.

New Day. try again. Like Rob Dylan said:"the tydes they are a changin'"
"A dog from the past started barkin" Here we go! I'm feelin it and not because I WANT TO. The production is cleaner but not distracting, not Nigel Godrich-y, or Friedmanesque. That ole trebbly bass is there jumpin and divin all around. The strength of 'Old Ways' is revealing itself to me now. It feels good.'Keepin a Friend' is a chuggin taught cousin to Easybeats' "wake up'. Does not supercede but gets the job done. The dog let their hair down by 'Girl', opening it up, and retaining the raw sound in this new environment. This one's gonna slam it live, I can tell.

The strength of We All Belong is definately in its side B. 'Worst Trip' is euphoric with its bursting horns and sah-weet dual guitar lead outro. 'Die die die' showcasing Toby's just soulful enough voice, still shines from it's first appearance on Takers and Leavers. The title track closer brings it back home with a nifty bridge/breakdown showcasing the horns and strings. I predict the live interpretation can possibly take the coda to even new heights with guitars in their place.

We All Belong can't be Easy Beat. I'm sure it never tried to be. That's ok. The expansion of dr. dog, as their publicity team might try to explain it, is not a failure. They could have given the same treatment to the EB songs, with similar results. But in the grand scheme of things the songs are stronger on EB. Thats not to say that We All Belong is weak by any means. It's getting better by the day in fact. Who knows how I'll feel in a few weeks. I'll reserve further judgement for the live experience in the next month or two. Will have a full report then.

To hear for yourself: http://www.weallbelong.net/index.html

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

MVP


"Let me hear y'all think Rexy aint so sexy, and let me guide you through the purple rain... "

What we learned:
Everyone said the Bears couldn't do it, and were right.

That Bill Cowher still got it. 15 minutes before kickoff said do not kick to Hester!

Beard combovers are funny.

That I was 17 weeks off on Dominick Rhodes having a great game (fantasy bust=XLI MVP fo reals)

Billy Joel should start drinking again.

Phil Simms should be water boy for his son and never call a game again.

CBS shouldn't let Andy Rooney be in charge of Super Bowl stats. It was almost halftime til they revealed, what everyone in the room had assumed, was the first ever opening kick off return for a touchdown in super bowl history.

That 'god the lord etc' is a major buzz kill in any press conference.

And why prince is the MVP:

He made the foo fighters slightly listenable.
Shredded major boards.
Only person to EXCEL in the wet conditions
Once he got everyone talking bout the aunt jemima doo rag, had the presence of mind to toss it away
shredded MAJOR boards.
One upped Janet Jackson in the flowing curtain sequence
SHREDDED MAJOR BOARDS!

Friday, February 2, 2007

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

How Can the League's LEADING SCORER, NOT make the All Star Team?????!!!??!!

Monday, January 29, 2007

Still Got It: Music IV..Solid Gold!

Check out this dream opening of the show I never missed gr'zowin' up.Screw Idol, this is what it's about y'allz



Then u got this:



And:



And a little...

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Melo's Back(FINALLY) and so Am I

No # 15, Mo problems. I went to the Nuggets/ Blazers game as i try to each year, with Melo jersey in tow, but no Melo. I promised myself at the beginning of the season that I would not miss AI this year, so what the hey. Well besides the white boy point guard show, something like 50+ combined points by Steve Blake(revenge) and my new boy Sergio(don't call me garcia) Rodriquez, the lack of Melo was quite an unfulfilling experience, especially when @ the end of the game my phone (Frank the tank) dropped from my coat pocket thru a small slit and under the stands @ the Rose Garden. Thank god I was in the lower level. Well the security guard, with flashlight and hardhat in hand, retrieved what seemed like remnants of "a" phone but upon reassemblage...'THE DINGLEBERRY WAS BORN!"....





note the bobbypin 'stylus'

Legacy Secured!


Before....



After...


Excuse the frightening appearance of me for the money look of extreme dissappointment and misery of Alden.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

LAFF IT OFF

W's speach tonight has driven me to LaPH It OfF....


Friday, January 5, 2007

LATER CHIN


If your hearts not in it,, you must a quit
Mark my words, don't be surprised to see the Cowher in Cleveland in a year or two. How would the Heinzheads react to that.But realize the new coach (the Wiz?, Russ Grimm?) will be only the 3rd Steeler head coach since the 60's! Thanks for the memories coach.