Saturday, December 13, 2008


Fell asleep last night watching the third quarter of the Celtics/Hornets game. It was about 9:00 and I was on the couch. I'm getting older faster. Why in the world do I fall asleep at 9:00 on a Friday night? Guess my day's are just longer. Not only that, but I still haven't adjusted to the time change. Yeah, before you know it, it'll be spring and I'll already be adjusted back.
Woke up at about 6 this morning so, yes, that's a hearty NINE HOURS OF SLEEP which is tremendously more than I'm used to getting. As I delve deeper into Funkadelic's music, it led me to guitarist Eddie Hazel who is the floor of Funkadelic's groove. He's the true root down in all of Funkadelic's works laying down the foundation for almost every great Funkadelic composition. He was infinitely funky and, on the above pictured Games, Dames and Guitar Thangs he hits a creative crest with covers of the Beatles' "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" (Clint, dig on this), "California Dreamin'" and the original composition "Frantic Moment." Dude just killed it. This album is such a gem and if you're iPod, Zune or cheap Walgreens MP3 player doesn't have it, everything you say is suspect. I don't believe you.
Eddie Hazel died tragically like all other stupid rock musicians: he died young of liver failure at the age of 42 back in 1992, but what he left behind is a catalog that is rivaled by no other funkateer except for George Clinton and Sly Stone.
Celtics won last night taking them to 22-2...beating by two games their best start in franchise history with a victory over the Hornets. Cleveland also won again for the 11th time in a row. They're starting to have the look of the early 90s' Bulls teams. Yes, that's comparing Lebron to Jordan. Why not? The dude's sick. We play 'em in Cleveland on January 9th. Should be a battle.
Yankees signed another big-name pitcher (snores). You know, if the Yankees win a World Championship this year, it can't feel that good. In fact, if they don't win, it's the same thing. If you win one, you paid for it and doesn't truly show accomplishment, but rather that money ain't a thing and you can afford each of the game's top players. If you don't, then you truly suck. Angry Tim suggested that the Red Sox were quickly becoming that team. With the addition of Teixeira, maybe. We'll see how much that contract takes us up to. It'll be at least 20 million, probably. Let's not forget though that while the Yankees' money was seeing diminishing returns, it was Pedroia, Youkilis, Masterson, Paplebon and Lester that really drove that team after the trade deadline and that productivity was paid for with 11 million which is less than half of what the Yankees are throwing out for a guy who only plays in 20% of the game tops. That and three of our top five earners are on the trade block (Lugo, Lowell and Drew) and might be gone by year-end. Guess my observations still remain true: they really only hate you because you win.
You gotta wonder what Joba's thinking right now (you always gotta think what Joba's thinking right now...I know I do): "Wow, AJ and CC? Guess they don't really have much faith in me anymore."

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