Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Most Recent iTunes Random Plays

  • Licking Stick - James Brown
  • We'll Come to Be - The Apples in Stereo
  • Can't You Hear Me Knocking - The Rolling Stones
  • Bad Mouth - Fugazi
  • Intermezzo - Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Heirloom - Björk
  • Simple Boy - The Beta Band
  • Spirits Drifting - Brian Eno
  • My 1st Song - Jay-Z + DJ Danger Mouse
  • Misty Mountain Hop - Led Zeppelin
  • Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey - Wings
  • You're Not from Brighton - Fatboy Slim
  • Backdrifts - Radiohead
  • Off With Your Head - Sleater-Kinney
  • Bizarre Love Triangle - New Order

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Happy Birthday, Ma!

Monday, November 22, 2004

Back To Square One...Again

The Dying Illini finally dropped the trap door from under Ron Turner today. Turner's farewell statement (farewell statement? At the press conference to announce his firing?) noted that
I'm disappointed that we were not able to sustain the success we had from 1999-2002 where we had a 28-18 record, 2 bowl appearances (and a few plays away from four straight bowl games), the school's first outright Big Ten Championship since 1983 and third since 1951, a final season ranking of 12 (7 after regular season), a school's first ever BCS bowl, the Sugar Bowl, numerous team and individual records on offense (rushing and passing), defense and special teams.
His farewell statement did not note that his record in the "other" four years was 7-39, no bowl appearances, 3 last-place Big Ten finishes, a winless season, a second season with only one win (vs. a Division II opponent), and numerous fans disgruntled with the offense (rushing and passing), defense and special teams.

Most Recent iTunes Random Plays

  • The End Of The Line - Roxy Music
  • Happiness Is A Warm Gun - The Breeders
  • Fever - Sam Butera
  • Taco Wagon - Young Fresh Fellows
  • Island Girl - Elton John
  • Abdul and Cleopatra - Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers
  • Ether - Gang Of Four
  • Lateralus - Tool
  • DJ Culture - Pet Shop Boys
  • Mystery - The Apples in Stereo
  • Kissing the Lipless - The Shins
  • Finest Worksong - R.E.M.
  • Trouble - Coldplay
  • What I Got - Sublime
  • Hot Rock - Sleater-Kinney

Sunday, November 21, 2004


Played bass with Seabird & the Laurx Brothers yesterday. It is great fun to play, but I've got to say that I still bite hard! Hadn't played bass in 20+ years before playing with them last month, and the rust is still very thick. Getting better at following changes, though. Maybe in a while I'll actually be able to start anticipating them!

Fav songs to play yesterday: "Rockin' In The Free World" & "Psycho Killer" (w/ a "Take Me To The River" lope behind it). As ever, hopin' to get invited back for more.

New Season

Wildcat opener yesterday at Rupp. Easy win, as expected, over an outclassed Coppin State. As ever, you should never lose to a state that isn't a state.

By all accounts, the newcomers looked as advertised -- 3 treys for Sparks...6 dimes for Ramel...5 swipes for Rajon...4 fouls in 11 minutes for Morris the Cat. Oh well, you can't have everything.

An interesting season in the offing. Can't wait to see what Tubby can do with this group -- his record with overly talented teams is not great.