Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Brandon Jennings


Monta Ellis has to be experiencing some serious deja vu.

Monta Ellis has to be experiencing some serious deja vu.

Another team with two shoot first guards who can't play defense?  And apparently, aren't really so hot on the offensive end of things either?

Not to discount the fluffed statistics Jennings has put up in the Eastern Conference this year, but last night, homey had 8 POINTS, 5 ASSISTS, and 3 REBOUNDS.  All while being guarded by NORRIS COLE.

I've hated the Bucks ever since their playoff series against the Charlotte Hornets in 2001--which they only won because Sam Cassell was glad-handing the refs the whole time Ray Allen was knocking down 3-balls.

In other news, Ray Allen was destroying the Hornets in 2001.

Sigh...

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sayonara


MOSQUITO by the YEAH YEAH YEAHS


Of all the albums I've purchased in 2013, this album and maybe Big Boi's are the most immediately accessible.  I was never really tuned into the Yeah Yeah Yeahs until I saw them in Oakland for their previous album's tour, when Karen O's persona took over, hypnotized, and rocked the Fox Theatre.  As such, I really took to It's Blitz!, which was more based in electronica than guitar noise (though I do rock the first two albums from time to time).

Maybe this is why I like Mosquito.  I think the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are at their best when featuring Karen O's voice over dub-electronica dance grooves.  I'm all for the piss-and-vinegar guitar tracks too, but Under the Earth, one of the best tracks on this new album, is more my bag than, say, the title track. 

At any rate, we'll see if this one stands the test of time.  Experience proves that the most immediately accessible albums usually sound great for a year or so and then go on the back-burner.  We'll see.