Anybody lucky enough to tune in right, will witness history. Hawk and DouBle B are Twitchin' the DBR Legends League Playoffs NBA 2K14 edition, gettin' our game ready for PlayItBlack.com. It's the Seattle Supersonics, lead by Kevin Durant, Paul George, and Josh Smith vs The Houston Rockets, who bring Larry Bird and Dirk Nowitzki.
Century Link Field
Colts at Patriots
Jesus Christ, how is this Patriots team 12-4 with injuries galore?
Most will say its because Tom Brady is just so good. That's Bullshit. Statistically, he has had one of the worst seasons of his career. They benefit from a shitty division where 6 of their games are against the Jets, Dolphins, and Bills (none finished above .500), and they are so damn lucky it is ridiculous. Belichick clearly sold his soul to the devil to eek out so many barely wins against horrendous teams.
I must admit Andrew Luck seems like the real deal, especially after pulling off the second greatest comeback in playoff history last week against the (overrated) Chiefs. Unlike most Pats opponents this year, the Colts and Luck can put up points. But their defense is worrisome after giving up 44 points to Alex Smith and KC despite the electric Jamaal Charles being out after the first drive. Indy has been inconsistent all year, but seem to play better against good teams, hence wins against the Seahawks, Broncos and 49ers in the regular season. I expect a shootout but Brady just doesn't have the offensive weapons to keep up. Especially with his security blanket Rob Gronkowski out. Brady cries after yet again not winning a ring post spygate.
Colts 38 Pats 35
There can only be one…
I've been really busy at my new job, but I'm starting the hang of things and hope to be posting more content on the site(meaning with more regularity)… soon. And even though I'm missing out on oh-so-important sleep I'm just so f####ing excited for game seven tonight that I thought I would share with you what I've been watching this morning.
See…the NBA released these amazing Micro-Movies of the 2013 NBA Finals, and they show a behind the scenes look of both the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat as they've gone through what has been a fantastic battle. Legacies are at stake. Tim Duncan and his Spurs are already great, but with another title they would be legendary. LeBron still has plenty of years left in him, but each year without a title most def hurts his quest for consideration as the greatest player of all-time. Awesome.
Without further ado because my eyes are growing heavy, check out the 2013 NBA Finals Micro-Movies, starting with game 1:
A great companion to last night's "Album of the Week" post…
Last night I chose Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon as my Album of the Week, and this morning I thought it would be a good idea to show you what really got me interested in the album in the first place:
What I'm talkin about is the documentary Classic Albums: The Making of The Dark Side of the Moon, which happens to be available to watch for free on Qello. And speaking Qello, I'm gonna go ahead and use their YouTube description of the doc:
Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" Classic Album is the creative story behind the masterpiece: "Dark Side Of The Moon". "Dark Side Of The Moon" transformed Pink Floyd from art house favorites to global, stadium superstars. Prior to 1973, Pink Floyd maintained a relentless gigging schedule and by the time they came to record "Dark Side Of The Moon" had already created many of the basic tracks. "Dark Side Of The Moon" would be the first Pink Floyd (post Syd Barrett) album where Roger Waters would supply all the lyrics around a concept: The Circle of Life. With the timeless qualities of its production and musicality, allied to the hypnotic evocation of its central themes – alienation, paranoia, madness, war and death, "Dark Side Of The Moon" would become the album that would dominate the 70's and 80's (with a record number of 741 consecutive weeks in the Billboard 200). This program takes an in depth look at the making of the 1973 album. All four members of the band Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright are featured in exclusive interviews. Roger, David and Richard play songs and demonstrate themes from the album. Alan Parsons (the original engineer) takes you through the multi track tapes giving a unique insight into the musical fabric of the record and the program is illustrated throughout with archive footage. "Dark Side Of The Moon" with its combination of great songs, inventive effects and one of the best known sleeves ever, tapped into the world's collective subconscious and became a landmark in Rock history and a truly Classic Album.
The landmark album recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of its release…
On March 1st, 1973, Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon was released. That week it topped the Billboard 200 chart, and it didn't leave that chart until July 1988, more than 14 years later. As far as certified copies go, its sold about 23 million, but a more accurate estimation would be closer to 50 million. It currently is listed as the third highest selling album of all-time, behind Michael Jackson's Thriller and AC/DC's Back in Black.
So why is this 40 year old masterpiece my #MusicMonday Album of the Week? Because it just became available on Spotify, along with the band's entire catalog, after a promise was made that it would be the case after the track "Wish You Were Here" was streamed a million times on the service. It took four days.
- Speak to Me
- On the Run
- The Great Gig in the Sky
- Us and Them
- Any Colour You Like
- Brain Damage
(Yep, that's the whole album, one that must be lstened to all the way through).