20 April 2005


This morning around 8:30am (CST) Dr. Fesmire DDS injected me with nearly a dozen shots of novocain in order to numb my entire mouth. Four fillings later I am now cavity free.

Last night I went to Trevecca University to see Chris Staples play a show. Let me first start by saying that Chris is an amazing songwriter. That being said, let me discuss why Chris is amazing. Along with Sunny Day Realstate, Twothirtyeight (Chris's old band) made me realize that music that is not Jazz could be written without the typical three or four chord pop/rock sturcture. These bands made me realize that you can write a song and put random, odd notes in a song and make it beautiful. Radiohead's Amnesiac and Kid A were two other records that put this idea into perspective for me. Rock music is so weird to me sometimes. It can make you enlightened, depressed, joyful or mad, but when people can take music that most would say "doesn't work" and make it beautiful, they will rest in my mind as an amazing songwriter.

Now onto LeBron James. I refuse to refer to a kid who hasn't seen the age of 20 as "King". I do not and never will dispell his pure, God-given athletic ability. He is talented and gifted...there is no doubt. And who knows, maybe when he's 26 he will have become the greatest to ever play the game, but right now he's not. He puts up amazing numbers on a daily basis. He is the youngest person to reach 3,500 pts, 1,000 rebound and 1,000 assists. He did it two years before Kobe Bryant and Ervin Magic Johnson. That is somewhat impressive, however LeBron did it for the modern-day Cleveland Cavs. He is not only the go-to guy on the team, he is the only guy on the team able to do anything. I always like to look back on my soccer glory days and think what I could have done if my high school soccer team was crap. Being a decent soccer player I would have been the daily hero (much like LeBron). I would have scored all the goals, had many assists and done personally great things, but my team would have not made it to the playoffs and I would have never won any tournaments or titles. So where does that leave me. Well, personally, I would like to be one of many good athletes on a great team, than a dominant, stand-out athlete on a crap team. If LeBron played for the Nuggets right now, he would have not been close to the things he's accomplished. But he'd be pushing for a world title right now.

Over and out


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