February 2008


MULE!

No – I didn’t wager $10K on the G-Men to win it. Bummer cause the odds would have paid out nicely. It was an amazing game, and I was as stoked as the next underdog-lovin’-part-time football fan that the G-Men pulled one off for the ages. But it was not the heroics of the prepubescent looking Eli Manning that brought me to a serious point of reflection, but the pre-game reading of the Declaration of Independence dedicated to our troops. Those men and women fighting for our history (and maybe our future too if we don’t make a change soon). This simple intro to a big game nearly brought me to tears in thoughts of our future. I found the timing of this presentation most profound in this time where a black man and a woman seem to be poised to break all previous barriers to the White House. What a HUGE opportunity for the future – of our country and for the world.

I am all for “living in the now” but I have two beautiful children and I want them to have a chance at what I have experienced in my first 37 years in this great country. If you have a conscience you must consider the FUTURE during this upcoming election. We have much to learn both from our history and what it means to our future…

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SSPU

The cliche of epic rock shows is a dwindling and almost non-existent experience these days. If it weren’t for Bands like Kings of Leon and the SilverSun Pickups, our world would be a quiet and moreose place. I was lucky enough to have caught SSPU for their penultimate show on a two year touring stint. This show was especially interesting as it was the first time SSPU headlined the Fillmore – so they were as excited as the crowd was!

They put on a great show that left my good friend stunned like he was the first time he saw the Smashing Pumpkins.

There are few bands I would rather see at the moment – other than the Cult, Queens of the Stoneage or kings of leon – and the Fillmore is in the top 5 venues I have been to. If you haven’t yet seen (or at least listened to) this band, you should. SSPU has the right stuff and they definietely have my attention.