Archive for April 2009

Fantasy Baseball Strategy Guide and News for 30 April 2009 (Issue 36)

April 30, 2009

With Brendan Ryan on the DL, Brian Barden will get the at-bats.
Julian Tavarez is now the closer in Washington, but Joe Beimel may still be the guy when he comes off the DL.
Melky Cabrera is the starter in center field, not Brett Gardner.

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Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 19, 29 April 2009 Playlist

April 29, 2009

The Peekers, Sweet Singin’ Birds
Korea Girl, Reunion
Kylie, Slow
Fischerspooner, The Best Revenge
Killola, This Is How the World Ends
The Kirby Grips, Needless
Maria Taylor, Time Lapse Lifeline
Ketman, Chemists Fighting
The Kelley Deal 6000, Shag
A Camp, The Crowning
Paula Kelley, My Finest Hour
Kahimi Karie, Elastic Girl
Bat for Lashes, Daniel
Kenickie, In Your Car
Julie Plug, Hang to Dry
An Horse, Postcards
The Juliana Hatfield Three, Bat Wing
Julie Ruin, Breakout A-Town
Sara Lov, Seasoned Eyes Were Beaming
Jenny Lewis With the Watson Twins, The Charging Sky
Jane Jensen, Highway 90
Killavox, Mean What You Say
Ivy, Digging Your Scene
Innocence Mission, When Mac Was Swimming
Fever Ray, When I Grow Up
Internal/External, Weedhead
Ida, Tellings
The Long Lost, The Art of Kissing
Imperial Teen, Yoo Hoo
The Icicles, Snowbird
The Love X Nowhere, Another Monkey on the Vine
Danielle Howle, From the Tops of Trees
Husbands, Tell Me Your Love Is Only Mine
Gliss, Sad Eyes
Frida Hyvonen, Come Another Night
Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions
Barbara Manning, Through With People
Hooverphonic, 2wicky
Hot Lava, Apple-Option-Fire
Golden, Slow Number
Jolie Holland, Mexico City
Thunderheist, Sweet 16
The Rocking Horse Winner, Playing With Lights

The preferred pizza of President Obama

April 29, 2009

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Dakin’s Birthday Extravaganza

April 29, 2009

Episode 1011 is up

April 29, 2009

Episode 1010 is up

April 29, 2009

Fantasy Baseball Strategy Guide and News for 29 April 2009 (Issue 35)

April 29, 2009

Destroy! Destroy! LaTroy Hawkins is closing again! With Jose Valverde on the DL, the man unrelated to Hersey is going to gascan the Astros even farther down the standings.
Despite his truly awesome name, Joel Hanrahan has lost the closer’s job in Washington. Kip Wells of all people and Julian Tavarez will share the role, but when Joe Beimel comes off the DL, he likely will get the job.

Fantasy Baseball Strategy Guide and News for 28 April 2009 (Issue 34)

April 28, 2009

Outside of his control, Brian Bannister has looked good so far this year. He’s a good risk, especially in leagues that don’t have IP caps.

Fantasy Baseball Strategy Guide and News for 27 April 2009 (Issue 33)

April 27, 2009

Jesus Flores is another .300-hitting catcher that nobody has heard of. He’s only 24 and has not yet been consistent as a hitter, but it would make sense that he could finally be putting it together, especially because he plays in such a low-profile city.

That’s it for today.

Vaselines “Enter the Vaselines”

April 26, 2009

What a treat this double CD is. You get an album of studio recordings and one of live stuff. The first album has two EPs and a full length. The second has some demos and two live shows. This is great for comparing their sound, because some songs show up three times.

“Molly’s Lips,” far and away my favorite Vaselines song was played live in London, and that means it shows up on the live CD with the other London tracks. It’s not as good as the studio version, but generally, most of these songs work well live.

“Oliver Twisted,” originally from the album “Dum Dum,” is typical of the Northwest sound that personifies the Vaselines. And to be able to hear a demo of “Red Poppy” is a real treat. I bet they love it when people call it “Red Poppy” and that they raise their hands in the air because they’re all true players.

“Rory Rides Me Raw” is a waltz and focuses on the male vocals, which are every bit as good as the female ones and helps break up the album well.