April 24, 2014

Late Opening Night, Joe Banner’s Office, HIMYM, and Cloud Nothings: While We’re Waiting

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I had a dream last night that the Cavaliers got into the playoffs and beat the Pacers in the first round of the playoffs. It was one of those ultra-realistic dreams, too. Like, the kind where even when you wake up and you know it was a dream, you still think it might have been real and you check your phone to see if was actually reality. Well, it wasn’t reality……yet? I guess it depends on what time the dream took place. If it was before midnight, it was still March 31st and I think it was a prophecy. If it came after midnight, though, it would have been April 1st and thus just a cruel April Fool’s prank my body and mind played on me. I guess in a couple weeks we’ll find out if I am a prophet or a fool.

Oh, hey, there was Indians baseball on last night! Too bad I missed most of it….

It’s completely ridiculous for MLB to make an EST team open the season at 10:00 pm – I am absolutely furious about this. I can’t remember the last time I missed an Indians’ opening day game, but I had to miss last night’s opener. My alarm goes off at 5:00 am and there’s just no way I can stay up after 1:00 am on a Monday night. I realize some people can and do, but it just seems like an absolute slap in the face from MLB to make the Indians play their first game at 10:00 on the east coast. If you’re going to make an east coast team open the season on the west coast, at least have the game played at 1:00 or 4:00 local time so all fans can enjoy the game.

Now, having said all that, there’s really nothing like opening day in baseball. Yeah, I love opening night in the NBA, and the first NFL games are always fun. But there’s just something special about the start of the baseball season. It announces the arrival of spring with authority and the romanticized nature of the sport lends itself perfectly to the pomp and circumstance of the moment. [Read more...]

LaQuinton Ross going NBA, Sixers keep losing, and Community: While We’re Waiting

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I’m currently writing this while fighting a fever, so this will probably be a little shorter WWW than I normally write, so please bear with me….

LaQuinton Ross going pro? I heard whispers all season long that Ohio State junior forward LaQuinton Ross would be heading to the NBA after this season. I never really believed it. I believed he wanted to, but I didn’t he was good enough to actually do it.

Well, I don’t know if I was right or wrong on whether he’s an NBA player, but he evidently really is entering the draft. I don’t really get it. I understood why Deshaun Thomas went pro last year. He had probably peaked as a scorer and he was getting in a shallow draft while avoiding this year’s supposedly loaded draft. But Ross lacks the consistency that Thomas showed and he’s entering what some consider to be one of the better draft classes in recent memory. I hope it works out for him, but I really don’t get it at all. [Read more...]

Wooden Shjips, Mansions, Boys on the Radio, Night Terrors of 1927 – Music Podcast – WFNY Podcast – 2013-11-16

WFNY Podcast LogoAndrew and I decided to talk about some music after the Cavs podcast last night. There’s been a lot of good new music lately, so here you go!

Wooden shjips and Andrew’s love of the album
San Francisco drone rock. Psychedelic.
PledgeMusic and Kickstarter for rock albums
Speakers vs. headphones and how you listen
How to defeat your OCD
What do you do with CDs?
The future rules and everyone loves it
The 160 gig iPod classic
Grumpy old man Andrew complains about Apple’s business model
Night Terrors of 1927 is accessible and great
Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus
Did Rivers Cuomo make it OK to love pop hooks
What’s Andrew anticipating?
The Cloud Nothings and what their new album might be
Listening to Pompeii

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WFNY Podcast – 2012-12-31 – Top Albums of 2012

‘Tis the season for Year-End Best of 2012 lists. Here at WFNY, we’re doing the Top Sports Stories of 2012, but in today’s podcast, Craig and I veered off sports a bit to talk about some of our favorite music of the year. We recognize that this only reflect our own personal interests, but we hope you’ll find the discussion interesting.

Also, we sincerely want to hear from you guys. What were some of your favorite bands and artists of 2012? Let us know in the comments below.

I’ve also included a Playlist I made of some of my favorite songs from some of my top albums of the year. I hope everyone finds something they enjoy on the list.

Craig gave his nod for two of his favorite albums of 2012. One of them is a band called Now, Now and their album is “Threads” and the other one is Of Monsters and Men – “My Head Is An Animal”.

I discussed my Top 5 albums in the podcast, but if anyone wants to see my Top 20 through 6, I’ve listed that below as well. Enjoy!

20. Frank Ocean – “channel ORANGE”
19. Nadja – “Dagdrøm”
18. The Men – “Open Your Heart”
17. Freshkills – “Raise Up The Streets”
16. A Place To Bury Strangers – “Worship”
15. Ty Segall – “Twins”
14. Passion Pit – “Gossamer”
13. Deftones – “Koi No Yokan”
12. Gallows – “Gallows”
11. Bob Mould – “Silver Age”
10. Sleigh Bells – “Reign of Terror”
9. Dirty Projectors – “Swing Lo Magellan”
8. Ceremony – “Zoo”
7. Mark Lanegan Band – “Blues Funeral”
6. Titus Andronicus – “Local Business”

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