Wednesday, December 14, 2005

songs and singles I've been digging, PART 2

I'm not gonna lie, let's start rocking out here. These songs kick major ass, and you need to listen to them now. Most of these songs are less than a year or two old, but we have one oldie but goodie from Australia for all to enjoy, mate!

new songs and singles I've been digging, PART 1 (from September 2005)

Foo Fighters - DOA

Muse - Hysteria

the Killers - Under the Gun

Weezer - Perfect Situation

Franz Ferdinand - I'm Your Villian

Green Day - She's a Rebel

Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)

Ryan Adams - Trains

Seafood - Heat Walks Against Me (thanks to D from Grey Will Fade for this one)

AC/DC - Hard as a Rock

It is painfully obvious that AC/DC just decided to predominantly write songs about their schlongs, since, in the spirit of Spinal Tap, they claim to have armadillos in their trousers.

"Hard as a Rock" is the song that fellow, younger Aussie band Jet blatantly rips off with their tune, "Cold Hard Bitch." I'm of the thinking that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery (all rock and roll essentially is), so that's ok by me.

much more to come, including MP3s

Monday, December 12, 2005

Daniela Delgado shares her "so hot right now" list

Daniela and Nick Delgado have birthdays coming up soon, in the month of February. Rockers David Delgado (soon 13 years) and Andres Delgado (soon 23 years) have birthdays not too far after, in April.

In honor of sassy Daniela (a devastating future 6 years on this crazy planet) and smartass Nick (a sarcastic upcoming 10 years), thought I would share Danny's D's current list of songs that she claims are very hot right now. She currently expresses herself by asking to "play that song again", 12 times in a row.

the So Hot Right Now List, courtesy of Danny D ("these go to 11 . . .")

Green Day - "Wake Me Up When September Ends"
the Beatles - "Hey Jude"
Jack Johnson - "Bubble Toes"

Big Star - "Thirteen"
Weezer - "Perfect Situation"
Nada Surf - "Always Love"
Kenny Rogers - "The Gambler"
Johnny Cash - "Hey Porter"
Johnny Cash (w/ June Carter Cash) - "Jackson"
the Killers - "Mr. Brightside"
the Killers - "All These Things I've Done"

Unfortunately for me, Daniela isn't into R.E.M. and the Who as much as I'd like, but something tells me she will be, once she's older.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Mass Destruction: #1 Duke 97 - #2 Texas 66

box score

I attended the #1 Duke Blue Devils vs. #2 Texas Longhorns basketball game yesterday at the Meadowlands in New Jersey. Secret Peter and I had good seats and were treated to a fireworks display. Thanks to AcousticCharlie for hooking me up with tickets. It was nice to see some of my old Duke buddies again.

Heading into the game, I was honestly expecting Duke to lose in a classic, wire-to-wire game, and I was dead wrong.

The team proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are the most talented team in the country by crushing a well-rounded Texas squad. J.J. Redick was on fire, torching the Longhorns to the tune of a career-high 41 points. Shelden Williams poured in his usual 20+ points and 10+ rebounds, to go along with 5 blocked shots.

Texas coach Rick Barnes embarrased himself and his program by making his team play tough and dirty for all 40 minutes, even after the outcome was beyond a shadow of a doubt. It's ridiculous to watch a talented team get blown away early, only to watch the lead balloon because they keep asking for more, playing hard until the end and ending up looking like fools. I respect the effort, but not the kamikaze attitude.

There was one stretch were Redick scored 14 points by himself, matching the Texas team point total in the same period.

So far Duke looks pretty solid, but the rest of the brutal ACC schedule should humble this team in a hurry.

a decent story from the NY Post about how Duke Basketball and Notre Dame Football are similar (I've been saying this for years)

Soccer roundup

hottie Heidi Klum and the very industrious, ambitious, and German Franz Beckenbauer. this photo simply looks ridiculous.

Group of Death

The U.S. drew a tough field at the World Cup draw. Italy, the Czech Republic, and Ghana comprise a brutal group. The odds are against the U.S. National team.

son of a bitch, advancing will be hard! (ESPN)

NCAA Champs

also, congrats to the University of Maryland Soccer team, which won the NCAA national championsip in soccer. Well played, sirs.