Tell me more.Posted on December 5, 2011 with 4 comments
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Paul Felice, Chief Editor
Sorry about the lack of blog on Friday. I slept in on purpose to prepare for a hellacious schedule over the weekend with an out-of-town gig and lessons Saturday.
I'm also giving the video blog a rest for a little while. It's very frustrating to spend that much time and effort on it, just to have it ruined by some faceless entity when I finally submit it. Reminds me of working at Lexmark again.
Plus, I think it's been detracting from the overall content of the blog, and I'm going to start writing more and sharing my thoughts with you again, which I think is pretty much the point of a blog anyway.
That being said, if you have anything you'd like shared on my blog, don't hesitate to send it to me. I can't make any promises of course, but I love contributions and use pretty much all of them. I wish I could pay my Writing Team so I could crack a whip on 'em or something. :)
by Thomas Bensberg, Weather Blognosticator
Here is my grumpy weather forecast... I was once again far too lazy to find a video.
It's raining outside. When someone asks "How's the weather up there?" That's all you'll need to say. Rain rain go away. Blah.
by Paul Felice, Chief Editor
This really cracked me up.
And this looked pretty stupid, until about 41 seconds in, then I definitely laughed like a seventh-grader:
Like I've said before, I'm not much of a sports nut, but I like watching the games and rooting for my team. I really get into it in the moment, but I'm not the type to "talk sports" and I don't really know players, stats or shit like that.
But a lot of you do, so I think this segment should be getting more love. At least during the football season and when UK basketball is going on.
I watched the Saints decimate the Lions last night. Really, I was desperately hoping for a good brawl, but it didn't happen. You gotta hand it to Detroit, though. I like their brand of play this year, it's like sheer force of will driving to the endzone. Not many big, flashy plays, but just good, solid football.
That was no match for Brees' golden arm, though. The stats don't show it, as Stafford outthrew him 409 yards to 342, but it was the long, scoring passes that s.o.b. excels at. They really drove the nails into the coffin. Oh, well.
The Niners shut out St. Louis (sorry, Gumby) and clinched their #1 spot in the division. Nice to see those guys kicking ass again, I must say.
And Green Bay barely nudged past the Giants 38-35, which is heartbreaking to me. I'm a huge fan of the Manning family, and that game coulda gone both ways. With Peyton out, watching Eli lose games really stings. With the Pack undefeated in 12 games, we'll never hear the end of this from those fruitcake cheeseheads.
Indianapolis damn near won a game last night, which really should've happened. Looks like they play a helluva game against New England, and god how I would've LOVED to see Brady go down against the worst team in the league. Some guy named "Orlovsky" wearing a blue jersey threw 30 for 37, 353 yards and 2 touchdowns. That's, like... a pretty decent performance. And as good or better than Tom on all counts, who went 29 for 38, 293 yards and a pair of TD's.
Damn, I wish they'd have won that one. Crying shame what's going on with that franchise this year.
Speaking of crying shames, my favorite team...
...goes up against the San Diego Chargers tonight for Monday Night Football. A couple of piss-poor teams slugging it out for the Who's The Better Shitty Team trophy.
Our QB has thrown for a pathetic 1371 yards and an anemic 6 touchdowns this year. So let's hope our running game is on tonight. Because we sure as hell have no head coach.
Yeah, Del Rio was fired last week. On the same day we announced the sale of the team. On the same day we gave the GM a three-year extension. It was kind of a big day for us. 11/29/11 nevR 4get!!
Although, having no head coach tonight won't be much different from the last nine years, will it? (That one was for you, Heather.) Some guy named "Mel Tucker" will be wearing the nice headphones instead of being defensive coordinator. So... maybe our D can shut them out? What happens when it's in third overtime and the score is 0-0? Do they just keep going?
I almost don't want to watch. But I will, because I'm a die-hard Jaguars fan and always will be, as long as they exist, anyway. My friend (more like a brother) Leo McDermott broke me into the world of pro football about ten years ago and I was indoctrinated into Team Teal in the infancy stages. So I'm a fan to stay, but man is this a tough team to root for.
All the sweeter it will be when the tide turns and they're wearing fat rings, I suppose.
On a light note... HOW 'BOUT DEM CATS?!?!?!?
Holy shit, is it nice to have a serious ass-kicking team back in town or what?!? Feels like we've waited 12 years for this team to show up. We are eight and OH, baby! Look at all them W's!!
Let's keep racking those up!
Being a native-born UK fan, it kind of counterbalances my surrogacy with Jacksonville, so when the Cats are whuppin' butt, I'm all over it and I milk it for everything it's worth. I'm just sayin...
Last week I told you all about the TCGMA/GCGMA Music Awards and the nominations of Julia Knight and Sydney Cubit.
Well check this out, those nominations turned into this:
Julia and Sydney both won "Songwriter of the Year" in their respective groups. Julia tacked on "Album of the Year" and "Entertainer of the Year" and Sydney walked away with the "Vocalist of the Year" award and an additional "Songwriter of the Year" award!
Everyone back here in Lexington is so proud of these lovely and talented young ladies, and the whole SDML network is swelling with pride to add six trophies to our fledgling history of talent that we are so very fortunate to have.
That, my friends, is a kick ass day for the music world. There is hope for the future, no question. Of course, in 24 months Julia is sworn to apologize to me on stage at the Grammy Awards while she's holding her trophy on national television, since she said I was "crazy" to predict it.
Madonna? MADONNA?!?!? Madonna is doing the halftime show at the Super Bowl?? You gotta be fstarstarking KIDDING me. This is a travesty. She's nine hundred and twelve years old, and also she sucks.
I'm not even gonna watch the halftime show. I'll bring my guitar to the party and put on my own show for everyone. I've got a better idea for halftime - no, I have lots of better ideas for halftime...
Justin Bie- wait, okay I'm getting a little ahead of myself here I think.
Anyway, my point is... crap. That just SUCKS.
The halftime show should be about great entertainment with true talent, not pimping out a big name and showcasing someone who has already had an astounding career and brazillions of dollars. (That was for you, Justin C.)
I want to see new blood up there, kicking ass and taking names and raking it in. I'm tired of the old empire of music industry whores like Madonna and the Black Eyed Peas up there doing musical masturbation on the planetary stage.
RULE #1: You can pretty much accurately judge people by the way they treat their pets.
RULE #2: People who don't have pets are not to be trusted.
RULE #3: There's absolutely no good reason to call that beanbag game "cornhole."
RULE #4: It turns out, blondes actually DO have more fun.
RULE #5: You always have the rest of your life.
RULE #6: Lettuce is basically a big waste of time.
RULE #7: Everyone over the age of 30 has had his or her life turned upside-down at least once.
RULE #8: The best music has the worst distribution, but it also has the most sophisticated fans.
RULE #9: Listening to fat, sweaty potty-mouths laughing obnoxiously at their own stupid jokes on the radio is no way to start your day.
RULE #10: Nobody in Europe has ever heard of Grey Poupon. Dijon is just a city in France to them.
RULE #11: Sales forecasts are a funny little blend of optimism, desperation, and fiction.
RULE #12: When you get really pissed off, go ahead and write the email, but then delete it.
RULE #13: There's nothing unlucky about the number 13. Get over it.
RULE #14: In the end, we all have the same amount of luck.
RULE #15: No sane person ever admits to being a bigot. That's why bigotry exists.
RULE #16: The odds of any given event occurring are exactly 50%. Either it'll happen, or it won't.
RULE #17: The path to anyone's heart is through your own.
RULE #18: American Idol is the single most compelling example of why the electoral college is important.
RULE #19: Too few people understand the difference between an automatic and semi-automatic weapon.
RULE #20: Polls serve no purpose other than to fraudulently skew election results.
RULE #21: You don't have to give up your own beliefs in order to tolerate someone else's.
RULE #22: It turns out that pretty much everything can give you cancer, and also prevent you from getting it. The studies prove it.
RULE #23: It turns out that most "studies" are crap.
RULE #24: Believe it or not, the acceleration lane is for accelerating.
RULE #25: AC/DC saved us from disco.
RULE #26: Nirvana saved us from hair metal.
RULE #27: No-one who mocks Buddhism understands Buddhism.
RULE #28: Learn art history.
RULE #29: Find out why your "check engine" light is on and get it fixed. It's cheaper than a car.
RULE #30: No-one's cruise control is getting enough use these days. It's a surprisingly good stress reliever.
RULE #31: The Golden Rule is the most important rule in heavy traffic.
RULE #32: Harvey Keitel's only real objectives in his movies are to cry, and show us his penis.
RULE #33: The death penalty is the most perfect example of irony.
RULE #34: Punk rock brings needed balance.
RULE #35: What happens in Vegas, stays on the Internet.
RULE #36: Trusting your government to take care of you is like trusting your car to drive for you. Remember who's really calling the shots and suffers the consequences.
RULE #37: "Clerks," "Mallrats," and "Chasing Amy," right now, in that order. Go.
RULE #38: When roommates/coworkers/family members appear to have reached their maximum tolerance, give it one more push. You win. Submitted by Anonymous
RULE #39: Girls are scared of bugs. Boys like to kill things. Humanity reigns.
RULE #40: A cat can get his head stepped on 50 times, and still fail to grasp that stairs are a dumb place for a nap.
RULE #41: We should be able to fire the U.S. President as easily as NFL teams can fire a head coach.
RULE #42: Never challenge David McLean to anything. You will lose.
RULE #43: Rule #44 will be a true statement.
RULE #44: Rule #43 was a false statement. Take your time.
The Steve Sizmore Group played a kickin' rad show with The Newbees last Friday night in Louisville at Saint's Pizza and Pub. A ton of fans showed up, including Phillip Lassman, Olivia Anne Morris Fuchs, Joe Carducci from Gretsch guitars, our Beatle Tribute Fanz girls from Kansas City, and bunches of others.
It was a grueling schedule, however, as the room we played in had a private party scheduled from 6 PM to 10 PM, and our show was set for 11 PM - 3 AM. An hour is not enough time for us to haul gear, set up and soundcheck, so we had to get there at 5:00 to have an hour for everything but soundcheck, then kill four hours during the party, soundcheck and setup the Newbees from 10-11 so they could play 11 - 12:30, SSG played 12:30 - 2, then a group jam with them until 3. Then pack up, load, drive back to Lex, crash on my bed a little after 5 AM, then spring up at 9 AM to get to DooWop to teach from 10-5:30.
Kicked my ever-loving ass, folks.
But it was a really, really fun show and the Newbees are a real pleasure to share the stage with. Phenomenal musicians, lots of energy and stage presence. Tough act to follow, but we like a good challenge. :)
Karen Sheridan is working on getting us some pictures from the gig, so I'll post those whenever they show up. I touched up one that was taken by Liz Dugan on her camera phone:
It's a pretty cool room there, so I hope we get to play it again. We gotta start paying attention to the sports schedule when we book gigs, though, as the Louisville game ended and took a lot of people home right as the Newbees were starting. Still, a small base of great fans is fine with me as an artist. We would just like to actually get paid sometimes. :)
SSG will be hitting the Parlay Social right here in Lexington this Saturday, December 10th! A lot of people have been asking about when and where we play locally; SSG is a national act, so we play a lot of regional gigs and anywhere from D.C. to L.A., but we love our hometown and are really excited about this one.
Help spread the word; click the link above to see details and then share it on your Facebook page, Twitter, website and/or blog! We really appreciate all the overwhelming support from our fans. :)
Well, we've hit a bit of a snag in the Mokracy Live Music plans. Our drummer had to step away from the project due to schedule conflicts. It's completely understandable and we definitely will miss Adam and wish him well.
That being said, if you know any drummers looking for work, please send them our way. Contact Chris Goff at firstname.lastname@example.org and help us out. We're really anxious to get the project underway.
I found an electronic dartboard, and it works! This may eat up a lot of time...
Okay, way past deadline here, still have to edit and publish. Crap. Hope you like today's edition, and I always love feedback in the Comments field below!!
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