Friday, September 28, 2007

Cheap Shot Of The Week

Mark Craig, in today's Strib, on Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan's chances of knocking off the favored-by-9.5-points Indianapolis Colts: "He'll have to win this one without Brewster."

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

You Learn Something New Every Day

I'm listening to the Outlaw Country station on Sirius and the deejay just said that today is Lynn Anderson's birthday - her big hit was "(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden" - and that she was born in Grand Forks. This got me curious, so I did some surfing and it turns out her mom, Liz Anderson, was born in Roseau and wrote songs that were hits for Merle Haggard: "I'm A Lonesome Fugitive" (quoted in Rock Dreams!) and the awesome "(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers."

(Check out the great cover for Liz Anderson's album Husband Hunting.)

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Replacements Book Out On November 15th

The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting: An Oral History by friend of Exiled Jim Walsh. With the number of anecdotes that this band has launched, this book should be cool.

Amazon link.

Myspace link.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

All This Hotness Makes Me Dizzy

Last night on TBS I was watching an early episode of the US version of The Office in which a hot girl named Katy sells purses from the conference room. Katy was played by Amy Adams, but at first I thought this girl might be Allison Munn (Fez's psycho girlfriend from That Seventies Show). Secondly, I thought she could be Isla Fisher (from Wedding Crashers), who is NOT related to Jenna Fischer, who plays Pam in The Office, who I have a big-time TV crush on.

Update: Of course they are not related - I just realized their last names are spelled differently. Jenna Fischer stars in Willie Wisely's new video.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The King and I September Schedule

11-Tue> Lisa Mcgrath
12-Wed> Plain Ole Bill
13- Thu> Housekeeping with Brian Thomas
14-Fri> Dj Wicked
15-Sat> Blunt City = JamesPatrick + DanielPaul

17-Mon> Rockit Fuel! = C-Gull + T-Machine + A-me...
18-Tue> D.O. + D.G.
19-Wed> Dj Nikoless
20-Thu> The Saint
21-Fri> Brigadier Woodro of 3 King Sound System
22-Sat> Fun Boys = Pagel + Martinez

24-Mon> James Leonardo
25-Tue> "It Takes All Kinds" with Platetektoniks
26-Wed> Petey Wheatstraw
27-Thu> Ebony & Don Cacheine
28-Fri> Treehouse Records
29-Sat> Josh Mcdermott

Friday, September 07, 2007

Vikings Managment = Classless

The Minnesota Vikings had to rely on Channel 9 to step up and buy the remaining unsold tickets for the season opener against the Atlanta Falcons in order to avoid a TV blackout. On Wednesday, what reason did the Vikings give for not selling out the game? Believe it or not, they blamed it on traffic problems related to the 35W bridge collapse and the Crosstown exchange construction.

While I'm sure the traffic would scare away some fans, it was disingenuous of the Vikings management to not mention the #1 reason fans haven't bought tickets: the Purple suck. They have been 43-53 the past six seasons with only one playoff appearance, and last season's team was especially brutal and boring. But did Vikings managment step up and take the blame for lackluster ticket sales? No - they in part blamed it on the aftermath of a tragedy. Classless.

Go Vikings ... to Los Angeles ... the sooner the better.

Update: On Friday, the Common Man fired up The Excuse Computer and addressed this topic.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

North Dakota Sending A Message To The Rest Of The Union?

Take the word "mistakenly" out of this headline, and suddenly it all makes sense:

B-52 mistakenly carried nuclear warheads from N.D. to Louisiana.