26 May 2006

Your smile is gone

Wow. A lot has been going on lately. I'll start with news stuff.

Congress is getting the immigration bill passed and signed right now. I think this is a great step for the US and will be a great "forward progress" for our country.

The 2nd Birmingham native, Taylor Hicks, was crowned the 5th American Idol this week. Following in the steps of other Bham natives Ruben Studdard and Bo Bice, Hicks is just proof that there is random awkward singers in the greater Birmingham area.

Some guy in Florida caught the world record hammer head shark this week weighing in around 1,100 lbs. They used 25 lb sting ray to bait the shark and fought for three hours to pull it in and only after the shark pulled the boat several miles out to sea.


I just purchased the Angels & Airwaves record "We Don't Need To Whisper." It's great. They took great cues from the early 80's U2 sound and came up with an epic record that expresses thoughts and feelings about love, past war and the coming future. I highly recommend this record.

The Appleseed Cast "Peregrine" is another great record. For being a verteran band of the indie scene, these guys never cease to progress and create great tunes.

Phoenix "Alphabetical" and "It's Never Been Like That" are both great and both different. It's great to hear their musical genious expressed in a rock format after having been the backing band for the ambient project Air years ago.


I just watched The DaVinci Code last night. I do understand why Christians and Catholics alike were having a hard time with this movie coming out. It is a great story and, although fictional, presents a great case of the idea of Christ being married and having a blood line. They tie it up very nicely and I think is ok. I can definately see why people would protest this, but a little story like that isn't going to shake my faith.

X3----- I think this movie (along with Pirates of the Carabbien 2) will be my favorite summer movies.

17 May 2006

I've got to get out of this place

The Boomerang Gang

Funny Name: Great Sound.

And it looks like the Senate is about to start making it ok to kick some of the illegals out. Sounds ok to me

15 May 2006

we're just lost in time

Good News:

The Arsenal made top 4 in the premiership which secures them a position in the Champions League next year. They are also facing FC Barcelona this Wednesday for the Champions League Final.

The St. Louis Cardianls are atop the NL Central (as they should be). They just seem comfortable there. And like I've said a million times before...Alber Pujols is one of the greatest to play the game. There is no doubt in my mind that this is true.

I know I've said this before too, but Stellastarr's "Harmonies for the Haunted" is an amazing record. Anyone who ever listened to and liked the Cure (during their poppier days) and Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark will like this record. I dont know how they are live, but I would like to find out. I've really been enjoying their record.

Now if we can just get Iran to stop enriching uranium and get some people to Uganda to take care of the situation over there, everything will be peachy.

11 May 2006

we're working it out

Looks like Iran wants to wipe Israel off the map.

Also looks like Bonds is about to do something amazing. I can't imagine what number he would be at had he not been on IR so much over the last several seasons. Watching him play in Pac Bell in '99 and Shea Stadium in '03 were highlights for sure.

The new Appleseed Cast record is pretty amazing. But so is everything else they do.