- The Landlord thinks if you think Dennis Green's meltdown after performing the choke of all chokes, you should check out Lee Elia's infamous meltdown when he was with the Cubs in the 1980s. Nothing quite compares. Danny even included a transcript!
- Willie Moe previews Week 7 of the NFL. Take a drink every time you see the word "Kitna."
- Electric City Paul digs deep to find his inner Keanu. (And a fine 53-week anniversay to you sir!)
- Call him Willie Swordplay, cuz he's bringing some Silly Wordplay. Willie Moe brings some class to this motley bunch with his '80s Baseball Book Club.
- And looks like Danny is doing some writing of his own. And getting paid for it????!?!?!?!?!!!!??!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
- Don C. takes on Boogie Down Productions and Mobb Deep for lyrical content.
Both Danny and Javen wrote of delicious beer.
- Danny speaks of the Flossmoor Station Brewing Company in Illinois, and boy does it sound like a great place to derail. I haven't taken a "derailment day" off from work in a while.
- Bojangles continues the Midwestern theme with a post from the Chicago Tribune (aka. The Trib) about Wisconsin brew road trips. I'll bring the High Life!
Just a note, completely off-topic. As of today, I am getting about 97 hits a day on this very website, which is an ungodly, astronomical number considering I update it maybe once every two weeks, can't write and don't even own a computer. Anyway, the search words that have been leading people to my blog are "Buffalo Sabres" and -- for some reason -- "Cat Stevens." In fact, I would say that "Cat Stevens" gets more readers to me than anyone. This is fascinating to me for three reasons.
First, I only have a small picture of Cat Stevens in the sidebar on this blog, and I don't think I've ever mentioned anything about him elsewhere.
Second, isn't his name Yusef Islam now?
Third, when the hell did Cat Stevens make a comeback among internet users? I have at least four of his albums and even I never look up his name.
I made a mix cd tonight. Below is the track listing. I don't have a name for it yet. It might be my most eccentric CD yet, due to the fact that there is no theme and I added a bunch of weird-ass songs. Here's the track listing. I know this is not at all intersting, but I'm doing it for posterity.
- "Pro Football In America" by John Facenda (NFL Films)
- "The Beast and Dragon, Adored" by Spoon
- "Los Angeles" by the Rosewood Thieves
- "Everybody is Someone" by Lifehouse
- "You Can Bring Me Flowers" by Ray LaMontagne
- "Never Did No Wanderin'" by the New Main Street Singers (from A Mighty Wind)
- "Blue Diamonds" by the Long Winters
- "My Heart" by The Blow
- "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant" by Billy Joel
- "The Avalanche" by Sufjan Stevens
- "What To Do With Michael" by Mike Viola/Candy Butchers
- "Pyramid Song" by Radiohead
- "Learn to Live With What You Are" by Ben Folds
- "Holiday In Cambodia" by the Dead Kennedys
- "Canadian Railroad Trilogy" by Gordon Lightfoot
- "Lonesome Road" by the Rosewood Thieves
- "Superstar" from the Jesus Christ Superstar Original Recording
- "Winding Road" by Bonnie Somerville
Maybe some of the songs do have thematic similarities. Huh, go figure.
I just watched the Cardinals beat the Mets in the NLCS. I want to send out my sincere condolences to my Metsfan friends. Tough loss. I would have liked to see them in the World Series again. But now I will root whole-heartedly for Detroit.