Thursday, May 30, 2013

listening 2: alice russell

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I’ve been digging blue-eyed soul for a while now.  Yes, she reminds me of Joss Stone and Adele. Alice has a beautiful, strong, rich, and deep voice. I can feel the passion in her voice…. Girl has chops!!  I also appreciate that we were born the same year.
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

word of the day: histrionics

noun used with a singular or plural verb  )
dramatic representation; theatricals; acting.
behavior or speech for effect, as insincere or exaggerated expression of an emotion; dramatics;operatics: Cut out the histrionics—we know you're not really mad.

I heard Stephen A. Smith from First Take use this word.  Dude has a very interesting vocabulary.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

what i'm listening 2 today: jamie lidell

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KEXP Live Performances Podcast [STITCHER RADIO]

Jamie Lidell- British producer and multi-instrumentalist Jamie Lidell performs a four-track set of his neo-soul inspired electronic music.

Monday, May 06, 2013

thought for the day-- the culture of the nba??

So I skipped Church yesterday, , stayed home and watched MEET THE PRESS….interesting issues mixed with interesting views and commentary. The conversation moved to Jason Collins, the 1st NBA player who recently came out of the closet. I was struck by the following statement in highlighted in bold. I copied the transcript:

RICH LOWRY: (editor of National Review)

Yeah. Now look, this is a sign that social attitudes are changing. This wouldn't have been celebrated the way it has been 30 or 40 years ago. I mean he got a call immediately from Oprah and the president of the United States, right? You can't get more social affirmation than that.

But it also feels as though it shouldn't be a big deal, really. But one of the reasons it is, is I don't know whether you fall into the back and forth between the Knicks and the Celtics players during their series, but the culture of major league sports and the NBA is at about a seventh or eighth grade level.  And I think that's one of the reasons this is such a big deal.


Wednesday, May 01, 2013

responses from SPORTS BLAST 001

Fa reeeeeeeal, right. Mannn... I just hope he ends up getting a decent shot somewhere... I think he deserves it. Holla Holla

That is why they are NYJ....Not the Giants but the Jets. It's equivalent to being the Mets, Nets, or Clippers in their respected sports. Some, (quite a few I might say), make bad front office decisions that has a negative effect on a franchise for years on top of years and regardless of how many good players they have, the team will struggle to win any major championships. Now that we have cleared the air on why they do what they do let's discuss the athletes at topic. First off, Mark Sanchez sucks just like all of the other high profile QB's from USC.  Sent from my HTC on the Now Network from Sprint!

Mark Sanchez is no good and Tim Tebow is no better at quarterback. The one advantage that Tebow does possess is he shows up to win every week regardless of his lack of skill for the position. David Gerrard will be a space filler/babysitter/teacher, Geno Smith will be the back-up and McIllroy will be the 3rd QB on the roster. If the Jets can find any team foolish enough to take Sanchez then that's where he will be. Hence, Jerry Jones will probably trade his 2014 2nd and 3rd round draft picks to the Jets for Sanchez to be the backup this upcoming season..... Just the Cowboys kind of luck!

The Jets are a mess, period. They don't really know what QB they really want so they are collecting as many as they can to see what "hat" will fit the best. "