First, the big news!
Over 10,000 hits on my baseball blog! Thanks “Katie” from Those Girls!!! She pushed me over the 10,000 mark!
We’re going to Kansas City, Kansas City here we come – George Jones
Last night’s game was postponed and the team is in Kansas City. It looks like tonight’s game won’t be televised like originally planned. Instead we will have about six hours of Wild Hockey pre-game shows and then the actual hockey game. Don’t get me wrong, I like watching hockey but it seems like there are hundreds of other channels this could be on…like the usual ones that broadcast the games. Oh well, I can watch the hockey game and follow Pitch-by-Pitch on MLB.com.
Attention: Very Improtant Information Below!
Oh yeah baby! Baseball is to beer like peanut butter is to chocolate. Check out this great article that breakdowns the hotspots to hit before a game, where beer is cheaper than $7 and you don’t have to walk up and down a hundred stairs for a Dome Dog. I think Here are my favorite pre-game spots to imbibe at:
Hubert’s – anyone who’s anyone has spent some time at Hubert’s bellied-up to the bar.
Matty B’s – I have had a few Matt Birk sightings here (duh, it is his bar) and enjoy the cheap beer served in plastic cups. I don’t know why, I like drinking out of plastic cups. Maybe it is the earth-destroyer in me.
Wasabi – I haven’t been here yet but you can be damn sure I will be there soon! Baseball, Beer and Sushi…now that’s what I call a triple threat.
Nightlife: Take me out to the pregame
I know some people don’t want to read about Santana (and I get that) but here’s an interesting article from the man we love to hate, John Donovan
Inside Baseball: Will Santana transfer his dominance from AL to NL?
Non-baseball but no less important
WTF Mother Nature, WTF
Only in Minnesota is the weather the most important topic. Our news programs have set times when weather reports come on. “Weather on the 9”, “Local on the 8s” ect. Yesterday the whole freaking state was abuzz with the snow watch/warning in effect. Here we are on April 11 and there is snow on the ground and more to come. Stupid Mama Nature. Okay, who pissed her off?
Music: Nobody else but Kimya Dawson
This album is a mainstay in my house. Lucy has a few favorite songs as does my Aunt K. (We tend to skip Loose Lips with its swear-friendly lyrics: And I’ll say “Fuck Bush, and Fuck this war.”/My war paint is a sharpie ink/and I’ll show you how much my shit stinks.) Kimya Dawson is coming soon in concert. The gig has been sold out for months and months so I won’t be going (per usual) but I expect a full report for those who are. Ronsoftie, she gives a little blurb about your boy Adam Green.
MPR 89.3 The Current
Man, we Minnesotans are very lucky, we are lucky to have this great station available. I believe everyone has a local NPR (National Public Radio) affiliate but I think the newest addition to MPR (Minnesota Public Radio) takes the cake. Yeah, I may sound like I am gushing (and I am) but this station makes up for all the country, easy listening, 80’s-90’s-and Today stations floating around. Where else can I hear Vicki Lawrence’s “The Night the Lights Went out in Georgia” right after Tupac and Peter, Bjorn and John?
Okay, okay, let’s move on to the point, shall we? This morning I caught up on all the recent episodes of Musicheads, a weekly podcast that discuss the newest music being played on The Current. This morning they covered Cat Powers, Vampire Weekend and Sons and Daughters. We are very lucky to live in a modern, tech-filled world that allows stations to share their music all over the world. Go ahead and check them out and maybe you’ll want to download a few of their podcasts too!
Music of the Day (MOD)
I haven’t posted anything from Sons & Daughters so here they are, in their inaugural post on my blog...
Sons & Daughters – Darling