Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Making a Switch!

Posted: March 21, 2012 in Life in General, Music, NFL Football

So, I’m putting together a fresh, new blog that is a little less confusing.  The new blog is here:  scotta1a.wordpress.com

I will be redirecting this blog address to the new one at some point, but I want to ensure everyone is able to stay connected if you so wish.  Granted, blog updates have been inconsistent recently, however the uptick of work at the jobsite have made spare minutes rare.

So the big news in the sports world yesterday was this:

That looks strange!

This certainly shifts the balance of power in the AFC (true if Peyton is healthy and back to his old ways).  It sure will be bizarre to see him suit up in the orange and blue of the Denver Broncos.

Hey, if you’re a fan of Pandora Radio, you can check out ScottA1A Radio.  Go to:http://www.pandora.com/#!/stations/play/210591025619250594  and you’ll find a great mix of artists such as Train, Bob Marley, Jimmy Buffett, Oasis, Dick Dale, IZ, The Fratellis and many more!  I’ve created a station that quenches the thirsts of folks who like to hear sounds from the South Pacific, the Hawaiian Islands all the way to the Gulf Coast, Hispanola, the Florida Keys and the tropics beyond!  You’ll hear a good bit of reggae, some British rock, some Americana and solid rock-n-roll!

Allergies are super heavy here in St. Louis, in fact, weathermen are calling it EXTREME!  Needless to say the Flonase and Allegra are asked to pull double-duty.

Off to get something done…be looking for the new blog soon (scotta1a.wordpress.com)

Later

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“Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you…”  Lyrics from the Simon &  Garfunkel mega-hit Mrs. Robinson  and I once again had those words run through my head as I watched Peyton Manning’s press conference where he was released by the Indianapolis Colts.  Just a couple months ago I felt the same, empty feeling when Albert Pujols wasn’t re-signed by the St. Louis Cardinals.  Two sports pillars, two exceptionally talented guys, two icons who are now moving on to other professional franchises.

I don’t know about other cities, but St. Louis is built on tradition with its sports clubs.  Names like Enos Slaughter, Rogers Hornsby, Stan Musial, Dizzy Dean, Bob Gibson, Lou Brock, Ted Simmons, Ozzie Smith are held to pope-like standards.  These are some of the baseball untouchables in this sports city and piss on anyone who says players of today are better than that group.  Well, I hate to tell this town, but Albert Pujols was the best of them all and now he’s playing in California.

This is how many in Indianapolis probably feel tonight.  After 14 seasons of generosity, of sweat, of pain, of winning, the great Peyton Manning will now be someone else’s quarterback.  Perhaps the greatest quarterback of all-time is being sent away from the only club he’s ever known.  Sure he’s had a health concern but many players come back from just the same procedure.  Many of them are hard-hitting linebackers and safeties who don’t wind up in a wheelchair.  Manning had fusion surgery on his neck and both doctors who performed the operation have given him a 100% clear sign to play again.

Gone are the days where a player spends his entire career with one team.  Oh yes, there are a few, but they are extremely rare.  The latest to do so is New York Yankee stud shortstop, #2, Derek Jeter.   These types of situations are soon to be extinct in the sports world of today.  Traditionalists will bemoan that fact.  People in St. Louis cry that “it’s just not the way it used to be”.  True, it’s not, but that is the machine that has been created with the advent of salary caps, enormous salaries and huge television deals.  Certainly it’s sad, I feel as though things just aren’t good, but the bottom lines of many franchises and television networks says differently.

I’m a Peyton Manning fan.  I think what he’s done in this league is unprecedented.  I’ll enjoy watching him play the remainder of his career in Miami, Arizona, Seattle or whereever.  It will be odd, just as it’s odd seeing Pujols running around with a big ‘A’ on his hat.    I feel we as sportsfans lost a little bit today, actually a little bit more.  We’re the ones who are impacted the most, the rabid fanatics who spend big bucks on jerseys, hats, car magnets, tailgating grills, etc., etc..  Yeah, things aren’t the same and we have to get used to it.

We won’t see this anymore…..

#18....the best I've ever seen

Davy Jones Gone Too Soon

Posted: February 29, 2012 in Music

I was a huge fan of The Monkees.  They were the first real musical band I could watch  (with The Monkees TV show) and actually hear on the radio.  Davy Jones was my favorite, of course, but I loved what they did and how much fun they had.  Davy’s fatal heart attack at 66 makes today incredibly sad….he’ll be missed.

Enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okQe_lmM8OI

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Billie Joe Armstrong!

Lead singer of the greatest punk band in the world, Green Day, Billie Joe, the guy who wrote the tag line “I’m the son of rage and love” as well as numerous amazing song lines.  Here to celebrate his birthday are a couple videos to enjoy.  The first, When September Ends, the official video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1JXYgwwDeY&feature=related

And one of my all-time faves, Last of the American Girls:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR8Ia6vyV5Q&feature=related               ALSO………………….

Happy  Birthday to the Greatest Hoops Player Ever Michael Jeffery Jordan!!

Slammin' one down vs. Boston