Cool Christmas Songs

December 23, 2011By CoachGeneral, Musings By Mark No Comments

So the other day I posted a list of the ten Christmas songs that need to go away.  I’ve been told by a few people that this blog is too negative and that I come off as an angry hater.  I told those people to go f*ck themselves.  But in an effort to focus on … Read More

The National at The Beacon

December 18, 2011By sullyGeneral, Music No Comments

Beginning with their entrance onto the stage, The National establishes itself as a group of musicians committed to craft over showmanship. Lead singer Matt Beringer strides onto the stage in his sportcoat and is holding a bottle of wine and a glass. He places them carefully on the stage, and approaches the microphone. There are … Read More

Best songs of 2010 Hour 2

November 20, 2011By ChrisGeneral No Comments

Vote for your favorite song

The Breakdown: Mat Kearney “Hey Mama”

August 19, 2011By ChrisGeneral, Music No Comments

I was thinking about what song I should breakdown next…why not the song with the most votes from last week’s show? (Week 276) And so it is. Press play and follow along. 0:00 Pressed play 0:05 Gotta love the clapping. Totally addictive. Damn. 0:24 smooth voice 0:35 I wonder if the clapping is going to … Read More

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

July 12, 2011By sullyBooks, General No Comments

 It is an obligation of sorts.  This need I have to consume all stories related to coming of age, that is.  I work with adolescents, so it could be considered research.  But going back to “Stand by Me,” I’ll admit to finding pieces of myself in most of these stories.  Whether it is a … Read More

Wilco + Beer = ………?

July 6, 2011By sullyFood, General 4 Comments

  So, there may be some turf issues here, as I’m briefly leaving the sports forum to write a post in the food forum.  But, when you read about a beer on Pitchfork, it just seems that somebody has to review it/comment on it at AllThingsNext.  Because I am a team player, I suffered through … Read More

To Hell with your Lockouts!

June 30, 2011By sullyGeneral, Sports 11 Comments

Surely, I am not the only sports fan that gets a little crazy about lockouts in professional sports.  It is, ultimately, a betrayal of the connection that exists between a loyal (cash spending) fan and a private business that is financially dependent upon that loyal fan cash.  The Patriots exist, in small part, because of … Read More

Jersey War, Part 2

May 16, 2011By sullyGeneral, Sports 5 Comments

Time for another Jersey War. In honor of the next generation of NBA HOF players now taking the center stage, I went with Derrick Rose’s #1. Could I have picked Durant, LeBron, or Wade as inspiration? Sure. But who is to say we won’t see another number featured soon? #1 is an interesting number, shied … Read More

Hip, Hip……….Jorge!

May 15, 2011By sullyGeneral, Sports No Comments

So I let the Sox/Yanks series creep up on me.  I inadvertently avoided all the hype, although that is probably best.  And last night, after a long suburban parent Saturday, I opened a Racer 5 IPA and sat down to watch the vaunted Yankee lineup face a rejuvenated Josh Beckett. But the Yanks were without their DH.  Apparently, … Read More

Lady Gaga In Concert

May 10, 2011By CoachGeneral 1 Comment

No it’s not what you think.  I haven’t actually paid money and went to a Lady Gaga concert.  But I did try and catch some of it on HBO over the weekend.  I’ve always been a supporter of Lady Gaga.  I find her fascinating and she happens to be a great pop artist.  Her music … Read More