Emancipate Yourself From Mental Slavery

so, its been a week or so since I rambled about anything. Honestly, I've been swamped with things going on at work and personally, but I've missed the blogging. So its good to be back and a nice change to sit in front of a computer and not be working on something.

Rambles…

So seriously what is the appeal of American Idol? If I wanted to see bad karokee singers butcher hideous songs, I'd go down to East Village on a Tuesday nite and watch all the drunk college girls murder some crappy songs from the Grease soundtrack. I just don't get it. 

So Barry Bonds (America's #1 pariah) finally caught Babe Ruth the other day, but my favorite moment of the baseball season came a few days earlier. After hitting a couple of lasers vs the Astros and with the score out of hand, he stepped up against reliever Russ Springer in the 5th inning. And Springer decides that Bonds ain't going to catch the Babe on his watch and promptly throws 4 straight pitchs at Barry's hugemongus, steroid-juiced melon until hitting him with the 4th pitch in the upper back. High comedy. Not sure what took pitchers so long to get this strategy rolling. The best part was the applause from the Houston fans. Priceless.

Songs for a Thursday:

1) White Stripes – Passive Manipulation

2) Sly & the Family Stone – Stand!

3) Ryan Adams – The Shadowlands

4) Magnificent Bastards – Mockingbird

5) Kayne West – Heard 'Em Say

6) Kayne West – My Way Home

7) Pinback – Non Photo-Blue (one of Bob's favs)

8) Rogue Wave – Every Moment

9) Bob Marley – Redemption Song (also where title of this post comes from) 

So the first song was from the White Stripes, but for the last week or so I've been rocking out to Jack White's other band the Raconteurs. Their debut album came out last week and its been in heavy rotation since. I like the mix of the White Stripes grimy blues combined with the Beatles-esque sound of the other singer/songwriter Brendan Benson. In fact, I like them much more than the White Stripes, as this album seems to be more approachable than any of White's other efforts. So that is my mini-review of their album. Its good, buy it. 

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