Saturday, November 19, 2005

Walk the Line

Saw this while down in North Carolina.

This movie, along with the new Johnny Cash compilation I mentioned, makes a fitting tribute to one of the most rebellious figures in rock and roll. Seeing characters such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, and Waylon Jennings ("insufficient fundulation") well portrayed, along with an outstanding ensemble cast, make Walk the Line an Oscar contender in some categories (T Bone Burnett, for example, produced the stellar music/soundtrack - Burnett also produced the first Counting Crows record August and Everything After as well as the music for O Brother, Where Art Thou?).

An awesome film for both Johnny Cash completists and fans of well-told stories. The talented Joaquin Phoenix offers a spot-on impression of the Man in Black. Reese Witherspoon was amazing as June Carter Cash.

full review forthcoming

Friday, November 18, 2005


I saw the above just a short while ago while walking through BWI airport, so I snapped a quick picture. I just had to throw this out there, if you don't like it, you can send it right back.

The Maryland Men's Bball team will be very good this year, mark it down.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

off to Durham, NC

Flying down to Duke for a couple of days to visit my sis, catch a basketball game, check out a concert, and have a few drinks. Should be a fun time.

coming up: Duke ----> poker night/guitar jamming ----> Capote ----> Hot Hot Heat/We Are Scientists 11/19 @ Sonar in Baltimore, MD (w/ the Oranges Band playing a separate show at the same place, how sick is that?) ----> Atlantic City, NJ -----> Ted Leo/Pharmacists 11/21 @ Ottobar in Baltimore, MD ----> Thanksgiving

"what the F was that, ref?!? that was a freaking charge and you know it. i'm going to own you!!!"

Monday, November 14, 2005

for those of you about to rock...

... we salute you.

My Top 11 Guitarists of All Time list will be coming up soon.

Also, CaptBinky is preparing a Top 15 Nintendo Games of All Time list, which should be phenomenal.

The Who

Mike Myers to play Keith Moon (from Variety), wreck hotel rooms, drive cars into pools, party with prostitutes, dominate the drums

Sunday, November 13, 2005

"last night . . .

. . . she said"
- the Strokes, "Last Night"

Pictures acquired last night from my new digital camera (this thing is going to capture some interesting "images," to say the least).

this kid is too important to look at the camera. "sorry man, I have to field this urgent call, at 1 am at the bar." too important.

"hey!!!" (say like Harry Carey would have). "it's a young Tom Hanks/Lance Armstrong!"

me. most likely singing along like an idiot to the Who.

"it's Hansel and Hottie Amy. he's so hot right now... Hansel." Hottie Amy was partly responsible for us drinking and then asking pretty girls to take pictures with us.

the Letter Never Sent Random Sports Minute

Orioles try to stay classy, tell Palmeiro, Sosa to get the hell out of town. This move is simple addition by subtraction.

I love how the ESPN article linked above starts out, "In a move that comes as a surprise to no one, . . ."

Congratulations to the Duke Blue Devils Men's Soccer team, which beat rival North Carolina in penalty kicks today to win the 2005 ACC title.

Wow, the Ravens really freaking suck. I find it appropriate that Byron Leftwich crushed us almost singlehandedly, seeing that I've always thought, ever since I watched the 2003 NFL Draft as it happened (which if I remember correctly was also the year The Minnesota Vikings commited one of the funniest oopsies I've seen in Classy Sports History when they just completely missed their draft pick by taking longer than the alloted 15 minutes - what?!?), we should have traded up even higher to draft Leftwich instead of Kyle Boller as our QB of the future (Brian Billick can't tell the difference between quarterback talent and his big fat head).

At this point, the entire team needs to be blown up. Not even drafting Matt Leinart in the 2006 Draft could make us slightly competitive next year.

Oh well, at least I can STILL laugh about the controversy caused by those Carolina Panthers cheerleaders - way to go, UNC-Charlotte!.