30 May 2008

New (and not so new) Reviews ...

I haven't updated much in the way of new reviews lately, so here they are!

Born Ruffians - Red, Yellow & Blue
Why? - Alopecia
The Long Blondes - "Couples"
Common Market - Black Patch War
Clinic - Do It!

And sure, here is my iPod Top 10
1. Death to Los Campesinos! - Los Campesinos!
2. Throw It On Me - Timbaland & the Hives
3. Sophia - the Toothaches
4. The Gymnast, High Above the Ground - Colin Meloy
5. Trouble Is - Common Market
6. Einfach Sein - Die Fantastischen Vier
7. Threads - Portishead
8. Under Pressure - Xiu Xiu
9. Shopping Bag - Clinic
10. Holle - K.I.Z.

26 May 2008

Coolest ... thing ... ever!

Quite the snapshot!

No threepeat for the Beavs

The NCAA announced the bracket for the college baseball tournament today. 64 teams get to play on, but 2006-07 Champions Oregon State Beavers are not one of them.

However, my current home of UC Davis did make the tournament and will face off against the Stanford Cardinal. Go Aggies!

20 May 2008

Dusty Baker, the Village Idiot

These sorts of things make me mad.

Dusty Baker on Reds pitcher Edinson Volquez - a nice, young arm that Dusty would love to ruin:
Volquez pitched winter ball and there are questions about him running out of gas. Baker couldn't disagree more. "Bob Quinn (former Yankees, Reds and Giants GM) told me once that pitchers usually rust out before they wear out. Latins guys who I've seen play winter ball rarely have arm problems — Julian Tavarez, Luis Tiant played winter ball somewhere every year, Diego Segui. Japanese pitchers throw more."

Volquez is currently 7-1 with a 1.33 ERA and 1.27 WHIP, and 62K and 30BB to go with 54.3 IP.
His pitch count for the season so far:
95, 75, 112, 105, 104, 100, 118, 110, 111
The 118 pitch game was one where the Reds were sporting a 9-0 lead ... and Dusty still let Edinson pitch on.

This has got me a little frightened.

19 May 2008


Off to the east coast for a few days (but not Boston)...

However, congrats to Jon Lester for his no hitter!

01 May 2008

Portishead, Cylons and more music

For those of you who missed it, I love the new Portishead album.
If you want to know why, check out my review on TIG, especially if you like Cylons.

Portishead - Third

And here's a new iPod top 10
1. Under Pressure by Xiu Xiu
2. Death to Los Campesinos! by Los Campesinos!
3. Threads by Portishead
4. Rubicon by the Blistering Suns
5. Avantcore by Busdriver
6. Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa by Vampire Weekend
7. These are the Daves I Know by Bruce McCullough
8. The Gymnast, High Above the Ground by Colin Meloy
9. Shake a Fist by Hot Chip
10. Allure by Jay-Z & Notorious B.I.G.