I was just listening to Empros myself. God damn what an album.
Killer album. When we were listening to it yesterday we were talking about their potential for a Sasquatch set someday. I know they only like to play when it is dark so it would have to be a nighttime Bigfoot stage act. Explosions in the Sky sounded great on the Bigfoot. I hope Russian Circles get big enough to make that happen.
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Atoms For Peace - AMOK UMO - II Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Pushing The Sky Away Yeasayer - Fragrant World Tame Impala - Innerspeaker Sigur Ros - Inni Jaill - That's How We Burn Russian Circles - Empros Wolf Parade - Apologies To The Queen Mary El-P - C4C Q-Tip - The Renaissance
I think it is hilarious how every year Mr. Baker goes on the airwaves reporting how the Mariners are mashing homeruns in batting practice. Riveting story and is obviously telling that we are going to be an offensive juggernaut.
The Mariners are certainly going to be an interesting team to follow. I laugh at every move they make, and enjoy being in the same division as them. But seriously, what direction are they heading? I subscribe to the theory of rebuilding or going for it, and the Mariners are always right in between. I understand the King Felix extension, and it should be a value deal for them, but didn't the official signing get delayed because of issues with his arm? They were in no rush to sign him, and they got a slight discount, but holy shit is this going to be a memorable bad contract if he can't stay healthy. Yes, you can say that about every giant contract, but his arm has already raised issues, and I'd rather take a risk on a position player (even though Chavez completely fucked over the A's with his long term contract).
I love the King Felix extension. People were all worried about his velocity last year but he adapted and got even nastier. He is a smart pitcher. I think part of the reason he has lowered his velocity is to extend his career. It will be devastating if he does get injured but I will worry about that if it happens. For now I am going to enjoy having him as a Mariner and imagining Chud's face every time the King's Court is in session (you know you love it).
I like what the M's did this offseason. When I look at the projected lineup it seems like we will have more offensive production.
D. Ackley F. Gutierrez K. Seager M. Morse K. Morales J. Montero J. Smoak M. Saunders B. Ryan
We have Bay and Ibanez on the bench, too. Smoak's future will be decided within the first couple of months I am guessing. There is no way Ackley has as disappointing of a season. Crossing my fingers for a healthy Franklin (this would be the biggest surprise).
We have had an increase in wins each of the last few seasons (even though we had so few to begin with). I think it will continue to increase and I am predicting at least .500 this year.
Have never been to spring training, but have always wanted to amke the trip. This year I have tentatively lined up a trip to Chicago to catch the A's and while there catch a game at Wrigley. I haven't been this excited for opening day since, well, last year.
Going to Wrigley was such a fucking fantastic day for me. Pre-funking like a mother fucker and then having an Argentinian steak after the game. I must have gained 15 pounds that day. (If you want a good steak you should go to Tango Sur. It is near the park and way cheaper than the Chicago steak houses. There is a wine store right next to it and you BYOB. Excellent)
The excitement level is very high now. Watching Hot Stove in the mornings with my coffee. I think next year I might try and go to Spring Training for vacation. Last time that I went I was in 5th grade. Have you guys ever been?
I would have never expected anyone to have heard of this on here and I think you would be the person I'd have been the least likely to guess if I tried. How'd you come across it?
I would have never known about that album if it wasn't for a record club that I was in. Graveface Records (out of Savannah, GA) have a records club where you pay a fee and you get everything they put out for the next 10 releases. I did two different rounds with them and thought I was done. I received a package from them recently by surprise and The Human Eye was in it.
I can't say that I love/like everything that I have received from Graveface but it is fun getting albums that I would never have heard otherwise. How do you know that band?
Edit: Regarding the Cloud Cult discussion, Happy Hippo all the way!
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Could you please start a list for me Burrito? I would like to put RGC - 3 on it. Man, I wish I could see this performed live.
God, you're telling me. I've had so many opportunities to see them live in the last couple years and just never made it happen. I was trying to go to the record release show a couple weeks back but my friend talked me into going to a mediocre bluegrass show instead. Alan says they're touring more later this year so who knows.
Thanks for posting that. I didn't know RGC played low songs at their shows as well. That is fucking wicked. I have been wanting to see "Breaker" live really bad. Thanks again for bringing this album to my attention. It has been on heavy rotation since picking it up. Mind melting good.