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1. A love song for today's modern man. It's almost as if it were ghostwritten specifically for me to sing to my wife.

2. I know I've not been updating that much recently; I'm still alive, I'm just not finding very much to write about that's interesting. Been feeling somewhat blah recently, I guess, and that's just not compelling content.

3. I finally finished that Miles Davis box set. My initial reaction is that it's mostly extraordinary. The final shows, the ones with John McLaughlin which were later compiled for "Live/Evil", are probably the least interesting parts of the set - and that's hard for me to admit, being that I pretty much revere John McLaughlin. From what I understand, John missed his flight and only showed up for the last show, and hadn't rehearsed with the band, and you can sorta tell that the rest of the band is playing somewhat hesitantly, trying to create space for him and you can hear them sorta step around each other. Which comes as a direct contrast to the previous 3 nights, where the band is exploding and playing with supreme confidence. Several reviews have mentioned this particular lineup as the best band Miles ever played with; I don't know enough about Miles' output to agree or not but GODDAMN it's gotta be pretty close. (For the record: Jack DeJohnette on drums, Michael Henderson on bass, Keith Jarrett on keyboard, Gary Bartz on alto and soprano, Airto Moreira on percussion.)

4. I've also fallen in love with the newest Broken Social Scene record; when it first came out I kinda dismissed it, probably because I had incredibly high expectations and the album itself sounded like 20 people's brains exploding simultaneously, but maybe my excursion into the insanity of the Cellar Door Sessions opened up my brain a little bit - in any event, I can't get it out of my head.

5. I think I'm starting to get baseball fever. I could care less about the World Baseball Classic, but when I read that players are dropping out because they don't want to risk injury, that just reminds me that the season is only a few weeks away from starting. And after taking last year off, I think I'm going to get back on the fantasy baseball bandwagon again. I might even do multiple leagues this year. Say, an LJ-only league?
You think YOU are getting baseball fever?

I just got an email from my MLB friend, proposing an outing to the Cubs/Mets game at Wrigley...

...in JULY.

And we're already making plans.

Also, I'm down for an LJ-league. Let me know.
Broken Social Scene
They're coming here soon and I'm himming & hawing about going to see them - I like the Stars connection but I haven't heard much of their stuff. Should I pop along?
Re: Broken Social Scene
Yes. Yes you absolutely should. Immediately. Definitely.
The love song was brilliant. I'm keeping it open for my husband to watch. LOL!!
Here's the funny part - if I sang that song to my wife, except not in falsetto because I can't hit those notes, I'm not totally sure she would know the difference.
two things:

1) If you need someone to fill out your lj-only league I'd be into it, but I actually joined two start-up leagues last year (including one that I was commissioner of) and plan on keeping both going this year. No reason I couldn't do three, though.

2) Have you heard Dr. Dog? If not, you absolutely must. Their website has some mp3s. Their new album, "Easy Beat" is truly a gem, and I think it'd be right up your alley.

I'm bad at hyperlinking. There are only a few songs on the website but two of them are two of the better ones off the new album. Though they have a few noisy songs that aren't represented here. They're on some label I've never even heard of. A buddy of mine turned me on to them.

I've never played fantasy baseball, but an lj group sounds like fun.