Friday, December 30, 2011

Today was a good day.

This may not matter to any of you, but the Flyers beat the Pens 4-2 tonight. That, my friends, is most excellent news.

Also - four days until the Winter Classic. There's still part of me that can't believe I will actually be there. I kind of don't want to tailgate beforehand. 1) It's going to be not warm and 2) I want to be soberish for the game because it's kind of an epic, possibly once-in-a-lifetime game to see for a Flyers fan. I prefer to remember it.

And if life weren't good enough, Warren Miller's "Off the Grid" is on one of my premium channels. It features Jamie Pierre's famous cliff jump and Chris Anthony skiing some ridiculous lines in Utah, among other segments of powdery goodness.

Mother Nature better get her shit together by the time I get back from Philly. Winter makes me so happy.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The universe hates me

I don't put a ton of stock in the accuracy of horoscopes, but they're fun and sometimes eerily accurate so I pay attention. Mine's posted on my Google homepage, and I read it about 3-5 times a week. I checked it today and it was this:


I mean... really?

For those of you who don't know, I have a job that doesn't allow me to socialize with my coworkers. At least I'm not supposed to; there are some people I've known since before we worked together and I do kick it with them. But otherwise, fraternizing is no bueno. And there's this horoscope, which is kind of hilarious given the fact that I've spent a million hours with my boss and our other team member this month and we're all creepily close right now. Like, know when the other is hungry or say the same thing at the same time. But otherwise, we have very little in common and are probably on the verge of getting really sick of each other. It's rare to spend 40 hours a week with people and feel the need to see them outside of work, too.

So, thanks, horoscope, for making it weird. Because more weird in my life is exactly what I need.

Monday, December 26, 2011

A tip for the zombie apocalypse

These promos for a marathon of "The Walking Dead" have helped me to revisit one of the main moral dilemmas of the characters in the show: dealing with their loved ones as "walkers."

Well, I'm here to quell that moral dilemma once and for all for you, my friends, family and stalkers:

If I am obviously a zombie whose only goal in her lobotomized, prey-driven life is to eat your brains without a second thought, just effing shoot me in the head. Don't worry that I'm still me, and that somehow you're becoming my murderer. You've seen enough post-apocalyptic movies to know that there is no effing way that I am sentient, and you also know that, in that split second of empathy, you become like 92% more vulnerable to dying into an entrail-fueled afterlife of mindless predation and bad skin. Put me out of my misery and save yourself. Done. Don't say I never did anything for you.

Honestly, you'd think after a season and a half, these bastards on TWD would finally understand this concept. Panses.

Monday, December 19, 2011

A little love for a "local" band

I'm back for a minute from my holiday-season-induced lack in creativity to show a little love to Day of the Outlaw. A very, very dear friend of mine, Spurgeon, is their lead guitarist. He's supertalented and is now living the dream in Nashville, playing music, drinking whiskey and riding motorcycles. Cheers to you, friend.

DOTO is in the process of mixing their second EP, The Retribution Waltz, set to release in January 2012. Their lead-off single, "Drink Her Wine," wants to be on the new Puscifer album so hard; this sounds like a song Maynard and co. would cover and make their own. The song is available to stream and for pay-what-you-wish download on their site. Overall, I like the sound of this band - derivative of Skynyrd and other country rock bands, with catchy hooks. Kim's backing vocals add a whiskey smoothness to the song's overall gritty tone. The female vocal presence offers depth to the track; I think this aural note is what makes this song so reminiscent of Puscifer's latest work. On a critical note, I'm not sold on the styling of their lead vox. It sounds a bit forced on this particular track, especially at the end, but I really can't judge until I hear him live. I'm interested to hear the full EP, and seeing what more these guys bring to the table. I'm buying in, guys.

Give the song a listen, and comment/share if you wish: