Friday, May 21, 2010

"technicality generation"

This op-ed from the NYTimes the other day was about CT's Blumenthal as one of many examples of the "technicality generation". I can't help but feel it's applies just as well to the Floyd and Lance situation. How else can you react to the "I've never tested postitvie" defense? Everyone wants to be seen as right when the are acting wrong.
With all the effort of testing and the effort to thwart testing and the pressure to win and put on a show, I have to wonder if we even want anyone to be clean?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Daniel Higgs Say God 2LP

"Conveyor of the Holy Name of the Nameless".
I could(and probably will) nerd out over Dan Higgs for hours, but I will say just this.
Go buy it now


I recently posted that Ginn exchange about Dio from "Spray Paint the Walls". I have been down with Dio for awhile now. I remember in 8th grade when the a lot of the stoners at my school got to go see the Dio version of Sabbath and came back with the sick Mob Rules baseball shirts. I was jealous.
It wasn't too many years later when my former 3rd grade teacher asked me to take her son to see Twisted Sister. They were opening for......DIO!. This was maybe 83/84. I am guessing more likely last in line era. Didn't get a shirt as I was transitioning into a punk rock skateboarder at this point.
Dio rocked and the cutting edge laser light show must be pretty lame by today's standards.
Regardless this dude went hard til he was 67 years old. Respect and Thanks for all the tunes.

check over here for another Dio appreciation.