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Monday, January 18, 2010

Green Mind

Excuse me if I have other things on my mind this morning. The Jets are going to the AFC Championship game! Say what???

Us experienced Jets fans know very well the feeing that Chargers fans must have had as the third quarter wore on. Having wasted their early field position dominance, and helped to allow their opponent stay in the game with critical mistakes and awful penalties, they must have had the same sickening feeling of impending doom that we all know full well!! Y'know, from back in the Same Old Jets era.

And if that wasn't enough to make my day, after the game I saw Dinosaur Jr, probably my favorite band in the world right about now, absolutely shred the Music Hall of Williamsburg in yet another triumphant appearance, this one with several stunned green-jerseyed fans in attendance. Oh man, doesn't get much better than that! Reminded me of a night in April, 1986....the Rangers, trailing the Flyers 2-1 at the Garden in the third period with their playoff series tied at one, exploded for three goals in 38 seconds to send the Saturday night crowd into an absolute frenzy on the way to a 5-2 win (and an eventual 3-2 series triumph). And after the game, we headed over to Irving Plaza to see the legendary Husker Du, my favorite band at the time (with Dwight Yoakam opening). A memorable sports/music doubleheader, unmatched.....until last night. Dig it!


Anonymous said...

I think Aretha's R-E-S-P-E-C-T would have been more appropriate.
Good luck nexr week.


Keith - TripleDeadHeat said...

I would have been expecting Dino Jr to dedicate "Feel The Pain" to J-E-T-S fans...but boy did that defence put up a fight!

I'm very much looking forward to both matchups next weekend.

Go Jets!

ballyfager said...

O/T They got the Eclipse Award right. To the Zenyatta supporters, maybe you'll get satisfaction at OP (maybe not). But there is no question which horse had a better 2009.

Anonymous said...

Dwight Yoakum opening for Husker Du? That's an odd pairing.

alan said...

>>Dwight Yoakum opening for Husker Du? That's an odd pairing.

I know, right? One of those things that makes me wonder if I'm recalling things correctly, or having a senior moment! But, I went back to the NY Times archives, and check it out:

Husker Du and Dwight Yoakam, Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place (477-3728). Two kinds of grassroots American music - hard-core rock and country - share a double bill tomorrow. Husker Du is a bare-bones rock trio with a jackhammer impact; in most songs, Bob Mould's fast-strummed guitar chords, Greg Norton's jumpy bass lines and Grant Hart's pugnacious drumming mesh as a single-minded rush of sound. Within the roar, however, Husker Du has strong melodies and things to say about modern despair and confusion and, lately, about romantic love. Husker Du adds a ballad or two on its new album, ''Candy Apple Grey'' (Warner Brothers), but its concerts are searing. Opening the shows is Dwight Yoakam, a honky-tonk country singer from Kentucky. In a voice filled with ache and twang, Mr. Yoakam sings about drinking and loving and losing. His album, ''Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.'' (Reprise) mixes his own traditionalist songs with a few well-chosen country chestnuts. There are two shows, one for all ages (with no alcohol sold) tomorrow at 7:30 P.M., followed by an 11 P.M. show for those over 21; tickets are $12 in advance, $14 tomorrow.

As I recall, at the time there was a country/alt crossover thing going on led by bands like The Long Ryders, Green on Red, and Uncle Tupelo (forerunners of Wilco, I was working at their label at the time). So this pairing wasn't really that strange at the time.

Anonymous said...

This Pats fan (yes, aghast!) is rooting for the Jets in this one. Win it all for Broadway Joe and long suffering Jets fans- Go Jets! /S/greenmtnpunter