Monday, June 23, 2008

Quick Hits

The Chicago Cubs are just unreal - I admit it. I was down about the Cubs earlier in the week. They got swept by the Rays, Carlos Zambrano was placed in the 15 day disabled list, and they didn't look in sync. Well, they went home to the Friendly Confines and swept the cross-town, first place rival Chicago White Sox. Friday's game set the tone for the whole series (Aramis Ramirez hit is second homer of the game in the ninth inning to win the game) and then the Cubs carried that momentum through the rest of the weekend.

George Carlin dies - At only 71, George Carlin dies so they'll be no more witty complaining about people's quirks, beliefs and hang-ups. He was definitely a comic genius, and love him or hate him, he was very good challenging our minds as well as making us laugh.

Once is the best movie I've seen in awhile - I have to preface this by saying I'm clearly going to be very bias to this movie. I had it sitting around the house on Netflix for months. I finally watched it and it blew me away. It's about a singer/songwriter who meets a woman that inspires him to get his shit together (by writing and recording music.) The story is pushed by the music they work on rather than dialog or over-explaining their individual situations. It is the perfect indie film and I highly recommend it.

Vacaville Shinanigans - I played at the Farmer's Market in Vacaville on Saturday morning. It was excellent as usual. The people there are very friendly (except for one a-hole who tried to rob my tip bucket last month and still showed up on Saturday- you're going down brotha, and I can't wait to watch you get carted away in cuffs.) Anyway, I finished my set and had sold a few CDs and another CD was put on as background music. It was probably 10 minutes after I was done and someone came up and said, "What's your CD called?" So I explained my CD and music and he bought one. After he left, it hit me that he probably meant the CD that was playing and not my CD (or he just didn't know that there was a difference between the two.) Luckily my CD was very similar in style, but if you're reading this because you tracked me down, I'll be happy to figure out who the other artist was. Sorry for any confusion!


GMoney said...

I'm not breaking any news here, but the White Sox aren't very good.

Tony B. said...

Can the AL Central be that bad?