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Kobe Still Sucks...

Kobe still sucks.

... and so does Pittsburgh.

Chromewaves has some Jenny Lewis/The Elected MP3's. Definitely worth checking out.

Short post today= long day of classes. More to come tomorrow.

[EDIT: 1:29pm]Oh... and one more thing Bill Gates runs like a girl. (via)


Wheat + Large Update

So I thought I'd finally have an MP3 post. And this one's a good one.

It's safe to say I've been insanely addicted to Wheat for the last month or so. Their brand of alt-country pop music is catchy, endearing, and unique. Wheat manages to stay true enough to their pop sensibilites to land songs on various movies soundtracks (including Elizabethtown and Win A Date With Tad Hamilton ), but also have that indie/alt-country charm of a band that hasn't been "tainted" by a major label or mainstream radio (although technically, they released Per Second, Per Second, Per Second... Every Second on Sony records).

MP3 Closer to Mercury (Live @ WBER)
MP3 Don't I Hold You (from Per Second, Per Second, Per Second... Every Second )
MP3 World United Already (Nude Version) (from Per Second... Demos)
MP3 Off the Pedestal (from Hope and Adams)

The rest of the "Nude" demos can be found here, along with a bunch of live shows and info. Wheat's official website is down/no longer in existance, so this site may be the only place to go for info.


NFL Draft talk continues, and thanks to my ESPN Insider membership I get all kinds of info, including Todd McShay's analysis of Omar Jacobs' early entry:
Omar Jacobs, QB, Bowling Green With his mobility, arm strength, size and accuracy, Jacobs flashed first-round potential as a first-year starter in 2004. He failed to build on that momentum during an injury-riddled and inconsistent junior campaign in 2005. Instead of returning for his senior season, Jacobs made the sizeable mistake of getting greedy. He'll wind up with decent money as a second- or third-round pick in 2006, but he could have made millions more in the 2007 draft if he had returned to form at Bowling Green next fall.
Well, I'd be lying if I said I disagree. With Omar's talent, he could have easily been a first round pick had he come back for a successful senior season. But, it also remains that BG is losing their top 2 receivers, their best running back (who was also a contributing receiver), and a few members from the offensive line. If he had been coming back to a great team, I'd say stay. But I think, overall, it's in his best interest to go this year. He could technically perform great in the combine and in private workouts and get taken in the second round.

This guy is an asshole. I would have done the same thing if I was Antonio Davis.

Duke faces off against Georgetown today. I can't say I'm a huge fan, but my girlfriend's influence has rubbed off on me some.

It's nice to see an athlete with some loyalty, even if I do hate Arsenal.

Gotta love the right.

So Much Silence has The National's WOXY performances up for download. (via)

Matisyahu has a couple of live shows up for download here, here, and here. This guy is amazing.(via)

Everyone Loves Theo

Theo's back. Best news I've heard all week.

My Falcons start a home-and-home tonight with Michigan. I know they're only 11-13-1, but they've won 8 out of their last 11, including a sweep of Ohio State.

So it looks like Apple and the Postal Service have made up. Or were they ever fighting in the first place? Nevermind.

As usual, You Ain't No Picasso has some great stuff to download, including a new Colin Meloy song.

Is there anything funnier and better written on TV than The Daily Show? Not possible.

Short post, busy day. More to come soon (including some MP3 posts).


Lets get this going again....

Alright, here we go again.

It's a new year and I have some new motivation to do this. Posting may not be everyday, but it'll be often enough.

This time around I'll most likely write a lot about sports, as well as music, movies, pop culture, politics, and whatever else floats my boat.

So I figure I might as well post now, seeing as how I'm here already.

Is anyone else disgusted with Steeler's fans? First, they harass Tommy Maddox (and his son), and now they're throwing rocks through a ref's window. Real classly there, Steeler's fans. Ok... so I'm still a little bitter about Kimo Von "Cheapshot" and Carson Palmer's knee. So shoot me.

It seems new Chief's headcoach Herman Edwards is off to a good start, naming Larry Johnson the starting running back. I'm predicting 2,100 yds and 30 rushing touchdowns next year for Johnson. I'd go out on a limb and call him the best back in the NFL if it weren't for LT and Shaun Alexander.

Since my Bengals are no longer in the playoffs, I'm already looking to the draft. There are quite a few notable early entries this year; primarily Vince Young and Reggie Bush. But also Lendale White, Maurice Drew, Mario Williams, Santonio Holmes, and Devin Hester. Also declaring was BGSU (where I go to school) QB Omar Jacobs. Right now he's projected in the 3rd or 4th round, but I think he could rise with a good showing at the combine. After all, anyone who throws for 41 TDS and 4 INT in a season has some talent. I'd love to see my Bengals pick him up in the later rounds, seeing as how Jon Kitna most likely won't be back. And we all know Craig Krenzel is not a #2 QB.

You Ain't No Picasso pointed out to me earlier that Page France has posted a new song on their MySpace. It's off their forthcoming EP Pear, which I can't for. And while you're at YANP, you might as well download Colin Meloy's performance on KEXP.

If you're a fan of Matt Pryor's work (aka The Get Up Kids, The Terrible Twos, and The New Amsterdams), head over to the New Ams' website to download an unreleased album (Killed or Cured) as well as a half dozen unreleased songs recorded recently. Some of them are great ("Heaven Sent," "Old Enough to Know Bitter," and "Suit Sacrifice" in particular).

If you're a Mac user (like me), MacUpdate is offering free year long memberships. But get there soon, as it'll end at the end of January.

And...Uh... freaky. (via)

On a final note, ignore that the layout looks like crap, I'm gonna be tinkering with it in the coming days.


The State of The Blog Address...

Ok, so I haven't posted in about a month. Life is filled with a lot of other things that take up my time. However, I do miss this place. So I was thinking about starting this back up again, but with some changes.

While I still want to post about music, I'm also going to start posting on other things: sports, TV, movies, and maybe even a little politics. I want to cover all of the things I enjoy, not just one.

So look for some new updates, some new layouts, and some new things coming from this place.

It's been a while, but hopefully I can get this thing going again.


"George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People"

This isn't much of a post, but I wanted to make it anyways.

This is remix of Kanye West's new single "Gold Digger." It's remixed with Kanye's now infamous outburst from the other night at an NBC Telethon in regards to this administrations less than stellar response to Hurricane Katrina.

MP3 George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People (via)

This was remixed by The Legendary K.O, with words by Big Mon and Damien a/k/a Dem Knock-Out Boyz.



I had a psuedo-request for this great band.. so I thought I'd post on them.

Fronted by the amazing Rocky Votolato, this folk/rock band is easily one of the most emotional and driving bands I've ever heard. Rocky's tradmark raspy voice gives these guys so much power. Lyrically, the songs don't vary much from the folky storytelling of Votolato's solo work, but that's definitely not a negative. Songs like "One for the Ride" are incredibly emotional and soaring, kind of like a wonderful mix of Rocky Votolato's solo work with a harder, more grating U2. This is a wonderful, wonderful band.

MP3 Deadly Wisdom (from For Madmen Only)
MP3 All My Prophets (from One for the Ride)
MP3 One for the Ride (from One for the Ride)
MP3 Colour (from Nobody Can Take What Everybody Owns)
MP3 Laboratory (from Intervention: Collection + Remix)
MP3 The Gift of Light (Live) (from KEXP Performance)

It seems like their website is down, but they have a nice page over at Better Propaganda.