Tuesday, January 31, 2006


Train - For Me, It's You

Haven't made it all the way through the new album yet, but i like what i hear. At this point in their career you kinda know what you are going to get when you buy a Train album. I can't say that this album is as adventurous as 2003's My Private Nation (that album had some truly unique pop-rock songs on it) however, i do like what i hear so far..."All I Ever Wanted" is a mellow-but-solid opening track, the first single "Cab" is your typical Train single (complete with piano intro and strings), and "Am I Reaching You Now" is a fantastic Beatles-esque songs that doesn't come off as overly Beatles-esque, and the title track/album closer "For Me, It's You" has just enough soul to soar and make the late Wilson Picket proud.
Grade: B (and rising)

Saturday, January 28, 2006


ever feel like this when you're driving? i almost (key word: ALMOST) got hit 3 times yesterday on my way back to work from lunch...in the no more than a mile i drove i definately felt like this by the time i pulled into the parking spot at work!
Viva La Stewie!

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Jack, Mike3, and Death Cab...

well, it has been a while and there have been three things i've been meaning to post:

1. the new season of 24 has started. Jack is back and i am once again amazed at how this show just keeps getting better...my favorite Jack Bauer line so far?
"Let's get one thing clear, the only reason you're still conscious
is 'cause I don't feel like carrying you!"

2. My beloved Packers have a new coach: Mike McCarthy. He is only the 14th head coach in the Packers 87 year history AND the third coach named "Mike" in the past 15 years. Let's hope we're not ust getting M3 Power from Gillette, but from 1265 Lombardi Ave. as well

3. Death Cab For Cutie - "The Photo Album" I decided to go back (with the help of my Best Buy RewardZone certificates) and get the earlier Death Cab albums i did not already own, and i have officially fallen in love with this album. it is about all i am listneing to now in the car, on the ol' iPod...though it is hard to choose it might have just become my favorite DCFC album

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

New Music Tuesday!

The Strokes - First Impressions of Earth

It's time to start a new feature over here at my blog: New Music Tuesday.
basically i'm just going to tell you what i bought at Best Buy every Tuesday (assuming there's a new release i want) if not, then you'll get a DVD selection, or something of the sorts...

So as you can tell i bought the new strokes album, haven't listened to it all yet, but i like what i hear, and if you are a strokes fan, you will too!

Monday, January 02, 2006

Thanks for the Memories, Mike!

In what is turning out to be a bit of a bittersweet day in Packerland, my Packers have decided to fire head coach Mike Sherman after 6 season leading the team.
I really thought Sherman would get one more year to prove that this 4-12 season was just a fluke, but i guess the powers-that-be felt otherwise. And, hey, what do i know? i'm just a fan, i'm not there day in, day out, to see how it all works. But i wish him well, the man had TREMENDOUS respect for the Packers organization, tradition, and heritage.
Unfortunately, i am now expecting Brett Favre not to return for one more year.
However, that is not set in stone yet.
i'll save my Favre 'eu-goo-gal-ly' for when he officially hangs it up