Sunday, April 30, 2006

Super Tuesday

May 2, 2006 is one of, if not, the biggest and most anticipated album release dates in history. Highly revered bands are putting out new stuff after what seems like a lifetime of waiting. These include Pearl Jam and a favorite over at this blog, Tool.

Pearl Jam's new self-titled studio album is their first in at least three years. During this time period, they released a shitload of live albums. The single released on iTunes including two tracks off the album ["World Wide Suicide" and "Unemployable"] were amazing and 30 second previews of the rest of the CD sounded like Pearl Jam of old. Eddie, Stone, and the gang are back with a vengance.

Tool is the other huge name on this Tuesday's schedule. FINALLY!! It has been a half of a decade since they released Lateralus. Maynard James Keenan started a side project during these years called A Perfect Circle, which has released three albums [two originals; one remakes with a twist]. This new album, 10,000 Days, I have been told, is Tool at its best. The little bit I have heard definately supports this claim.

Another great band [lesser known, but have a solid following], Thursday, also releases their new album entitled City By The Light Divided. This CD sounded good, but not as good as the last album War All The Time, which was a truly a remakable, deep album.

T-minus 5 hr 6 min and counting...

Modified Chicken Dance [NHL Style]

The Rangers Suck!



Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Nothing Is Better

It is back, after nearly 2 years. I am talking about PLAYOFF HOCKEY!!!! It is by far the most dramatic post season out of any sport and to prove it I will give examples by Tim Cowlishaw on Around The Horn:

1.) In baseball there is always last licks for the home team
2.) Football can be won by a measley field goal
3.) In hockey, it is even- no last licks, a goal is a goal is a goal; OT is played until a goal is scored

Being a DEVILS fan, I have a lot of experience with the OT, especially from the 2000 Stanley Cup Championship against the Dallas Stars. I stayed up for the multiple 2 OT games (this was before networks implemented a no commercial during OT play). I watched Game 5 go to 3 OT as the Devils tried to win it all on home ice, but a deflection by Modano ended my hopes of home ice victory at 1:18 AM. In Game 6, an absolutely beautiful play involving Patrik Elias (NJ), Hatcher (Dal), and Jason Arnott. In 2 OT, Elias passed the puck in the corner of the Dallas zone, pressured by the defenseman Hatcher. The puck went straight to Arnott, who was in front of the goal. As Belfour, the Dallas goalie, went down to block it, Arnott lifted it in. The puck passed and I celebrated with my dad at 12:48 AM.

Right now, my team is man handling the NY Rangers (the biggest rivals). The series is 3-0 in favor of NJ. The win tonight gave Brodeur his 21st career playoff shutout as the Devs won 3-0. This is the 14th consecutive win and the 8th consecutive loss for the Rangers. Nothing is sweeter.



Carpe Diem.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

A Huge Burden Lifted

Over the past few weeks I have been racking my brain over the senior paper. Well, the day finally came yesterday, where we handed in the final draft. It was a great feeling knowing the pressure was off. Unfortunately, the workload won't be minimal until Friday.

I know I've been saying that a movie post review will arrive, and it will soon. The movies will be Snatch, Seven, The Thirty Nine Steps, Sin City, and V for Vendetta. They probably won't all be in one post and I will most likely have the first one up by tomorrow night, possibly a little earlier.
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