Saturday, September 24, 2005

Random things plus geniud os the Big One Man Band

Last night I caught the genius that is Big One Man Band. With a snare drum pedal (?) and a bass drum on the right foot pedal, a guitar in hand, and a helmet with a drumstick shooting out of the top, Big One Man Band mesmerized the crowd at Doublewide with his unique thing he calls music. The helmet drumstick was used to play an elevated cow bell. Wonderful. Do you really need to know the playlist.
And all vaguely making reference to something I thought about. Hypgnosis. Hiplessness.

I am reading Moneyball, a revelation in baseball. Fascinating. The conventional wisdom is frequently bullshit, as we all suspect but can seldom prove. I must learn more about this man, Bill James, who altered the destiny of the support with his manic obsessive nature, a slide rule, and a mimeograph to publish his baseball abstracts. For those who don't know what I'm talking about, you can have a glance at this Slate interview

Very few night watchmen at pork and bean factories alter the world. Moneyball is a compelling story, but I have mixed feelings, of course. More later.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Doug Christie, Dallas Maverick

Does this make any sense to anyone? First, I come back here and post, which seems particularly pointless. Then, Doug Christie becomes a Maverick. I am not certain if I should condem this action, or I should cry out to my dark father Satan for his wisdom and power. As a player, I think Christie brings alot to the floor. Versatile player, good defender, can even run the point. On the other hand, he comes from the rival Sacramento Kings. Do rivalries mean nothing any longer in sport?

It would have been a cold day in hell before Randy White, Harvey Martin or Roger Staubach played a snap in a Washington Redskin uniform. But that day is long gone.

Part of me thinks we are shaking hands with the devil. Another part of me thinks we shall make our devil's bargain, and drink wine from the skulls of our enemies...

Hail to you dark father Satan!