Thursday, April 21, 2005


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Here is a decent review of Mahjongg's new album, RaYDONcoNG 2005. Pitchfork also reviewed this (they gave it a 7.5), but I rarely read their reviews about anything...and their review of this album is pretty dumb, too. (I could go on and on about everything that's wrong with pitchfork and how it bothers me that seemingly so many people read their reviews religously, but I don't care about them enough to really spend my spare time talking about them.)

Catch 'em at a city near you.

Thu 4/21/05 Raleigh, NC Kings
Fri 4/22/05 Winston-Salem, NC The Werehouse
Sat 4/23/05 Norfolk, VA Relative Theory Records
Sun 4/24/05 Baltimore, MD Talking Head
Tue 4/26/05 Philadelphia, PA The Khyber
Wed 4/27/05 New Haven, CT The BAR Nightclub
Thu 4/28/05 New York, NY Knitting Factory
Fri 4/29/05 Providence, RI The Green Room
Sat 4/30/05 Northampton, MA Iron Horse
Sun 5/1/05 Cambridge, MA T.T The Bear's
Tue 5/3/05 Burlington, VT Club Metronome
Wed 5/4/05 Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa
Thu 5/5/05 Ottawa, ON Club SAW
Fri 5/6/05 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace
Sat 5/7/05 Detroit, MI Lager House
Thu 5/12/05 Norman, OK The Opolis
Fri 5/13/05 Houston, TX Fat Cat's
Mon 5/16/05 Phoenix, AZ Modified
Tue 5/17/05 San Diego, CA Casbah
Fri 5/20/05 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland
Sat 5/21/05 Visalia, CA Howie & Sons Pizza Parlour
Sun 5/22/05 San Luis Obispo S.L.O Brewing Company
Tue 5/24/05 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
Thu 5/26/05 Eugene, OR W.O.W Hall
Fri 5/27/05 Portland, OR Holocene

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Eff Wal-Mart

Fuck Wal-Mart.

Thankfully, there are no Wal-Marts in the city of Chicago, although there are some in the surrounding suburbs. I know Wal-Mart's been trying desperately to crack into Chicago, with a proposed site in the South Side. Thankfully, there's opposition.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

New Pope

In a surprising turn of events, North Carolina senior, Jackie Manuel, has been chosen as the new pope.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005


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So I was a bit off in my predictions yesterday (see post below). But I was right about the most important thing.

Sean May showed yesterday that he has as big a heart as anyone as he carried the Heels on his back. And he says he's coming back! We can say goodbye to Raymond Felton and Rashad McCants. Maybe Marvin Williams, too. Especially without Raymond next year, they cannot possibly be the favorite in the ACC next year. Even though it's just based on one All Star game (last week's McDonald's All Star game), Duke's incoming class, especially PG Greg Paulus and forward Josh McRoberts look really good. UNC's recruits look solid, too, but the new Dookies look like they'll be very promising college players.

Regardless, if Sean May sticks to what he's been saying and stays, and especially if Marvin shocks me and stays, then the Heels will still be very solid next year and easily second in the ACC. I just have a feeling with the new recruits and only losing Ewing, it's hard not to see Duke as the favorites for next year.

But it's not next year yet, and the North Carolina Tar Heels are #1.

I wish I could've been in Chapel Hill last night.
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Monday, April 04, 2005

I agree with Dookie V (about tonight)

Dick Vitale and his "analyses" are jokes. However, I do agree with him that Carolina will be victorious tonight against Illinois.

Here are my predictions:

Final Score: North Carolina 84, Illinois 74.

The game will be closer than the score indicates, with Carolina making their free throws in the last minute. Rashad McCants will lead the Heels with 25 points, and Marvin Williams will also have a big game with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Sean May will also have a double-double, but he won't score as many points as his average because of the double teams. But he will still be named as the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Bruce Weber and Illinois will leave the game crying. So will Roy.

After the game on ESPN, Dick Vitale will proclaim that Dook will win next year's championship.