White Rabbits

Posted in My Brand of Music with tags on August 8, 2009 by Nickolaus

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I was recently turned onto White Rabbits by my boss… she burned me a copy to peek… i blazed one… and loved it!

White Rabbits is a six piece ‘Indie Rock’ band originally from Columbia, Missouri… now in NYC. They already have 2 LPs… the first (Fort Nightly) was released in 2007, and It’s Frightening is the follow up released this year (2009)

It’s Frightening is easily the best Rock/Alternative/ Indie/ whatever the fuck you wanna call it…. album that i’ve heard in a LONG time. The musical ability and creativity of these cats is unbelievable for me…. especially on the tracks ‘They Done Wrong/ We Done Wrong’ and ‘The Salesman (Tramp Life)’

Their overall sound is very unique, but if i had to describe them… i would probably say Sonic Youth crossed with …Trail of Dead and a little splash of good Radiohead.

This album is solid from first to last note… I would definitely recommend a complete listen through. My favorite track might be ‘Midnight and I’ although i really enjoy every song on this release.

Curt G in a baffling bout with the Wild

Posted in My Brand of Sports with tags , , , on March 29, 2009 by Nickolaus

…I should have done my laundry earlier… lucky sweater lost for the last two Flames games… they get shut out both times… didn’t get it washed after a loss…250px-curtis_glencross1

result: Flames get shut out 2 games in a row…. Curtis Glencross plays his ass off against Minnesota…. gets his chances… the Flames Get Two Goals Called Off in About 20 Seconds (click for article) end up out shooting the wild by almost a three fold..

still a win, but shit man.

pic from (here)

The Chronicles of Iggy

Posted in My Brand of Sports, Reminiscing on March 20, 2009 by Nickolaus

Beautiful video from NHL goal #1 to becoming the Flames all-time point getter

http://flames.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?catid=11&id=37106

Courtesy of the NHL and FlamesTV

Screw on the Silencers

Posted in My Brand of Sports with tags , , , , on March 16, 2009 by Nickolaus

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I’m so sick of Flames fans’ negative comments lately. Hell yeah I miss Lombo… and you should know that!!!  Olli is damn good, but i have to agree that he needs to be on a line with Bertuzzi and Bourque. He’s the perfect center for that line… they’ll rip a ton of points.

…as far as Olli being the #1 centre that the Flames have been looking for quite some time is absurd. If you ask me, Conroy and Langkow have been hella centres for the Flames. Points aren’t the only thing… any real Flames fan knows how they contribute/contributed.

Yeah… I do like the fact that the Flames were able to land Olli this deadline…. i thought it would happen last year.

…and I also like the Flames chance this year… been sayin it since day one… then the deadline… I agree totally with Mike Gallant (Chestermere) who commented on the flames. ‘Good Year So Far!’ (click for link)

nothing else to say after you read his post. Thanks Mike!

Mind Inversion- Sound Immersion Vol. II

Posted in My Brand of Music with tags , on March 13, 2009 by Nickolaus

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Finally…. the staff from MindInversion have compiled their second installment of the monthly Sound Immersion mix. This disc is a sample collection of some of the most influential acts in music for the staff members. Some tracks have special comments on why they were chosen for this mix, and some tracks basically speak for themselves.     

Mind Inversion’s Sound Immersion 03/09 (Vol. 2)

Here’s the track list:

01. Mogwai – “Summer” (contributed by Eddie) 
02. Bassnectar – “Zealots Slow Down (Remix)” (contributed by Nick B.) 
03. Black Star – “Hater Players” (contributed by Tim) 
04. Burning Spear – “Resistance” (contributed by Nick H.) 
05. Jens Lekman – “Maple Leaves (7″ version)” (contributed by Erik) 
06. Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Things Goin’ On (original version)” (contributed by Ryan) 
07. Super Furry Animals – “Juxtaposed With U” (contributed by Dan). 
08. Black Moth Super Rainbow – “Rollerdisco” (contributed by Eddie) 
09. Varano– “Universal Rhythm” (contributed by Nick B.) 
10. Jedi Mind Tricks – “I Against I” (contributed by Tim) 
11. Soulfly – “The Song Remains Insane” (contributed by Ryan) 
12. Ruby Suns – “Palmitos Park” (contributed by Erik) 
13. Gravediggaz – “Zig Zag Chamber” (contributed by Nick H.) 
14. The Mars Volta – “Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of)” (contributed by Dan)

See the original MindInversion post (Here) for the special comments and shit.

and download the mix (Here)

Gary Roberts hangs up the skates after a 22-season bout

Posted in My Brand of Sports, Reminiscing with tags , , on March 12, 2009 by Nickolaus

sad to say the stud Gary Roberts has finally chose to end his 22-season career.

…I really wish Calgary would have been able to take Roberts to the playoffs this season… i really thought it would happen, but then you have to look at the big names and the salary cap….

Original Article by John McGourty from NHL.com 

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Roberts rode with the Flames in ’89 all the way to the Stanley Cup… a game six victory in Montreal… the only visiting Cup victory in Montreal by the way… of course Lanny McDonald got the fitting game winner.72466461BB013_Legends_Class

Roberts was the first round pick for the Flames in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft and played a hell of a bout for the Flames. lotsa years. lotsa games.

anyhow… i’m still kind of surprised that the Flames didn’t pick him up for the ride this season. I guess the Olli deal was the closer.

Trade Deadline NHL 09

Posted in My Brand of Sports with tags , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2009 by Nickolaus

wow…. that’s all I have to say…. I definitely thought the Wild would make a decent amount of moves…. I also figured that the Flames would hold their guys…. little did I know that the Wild would keep quiet and the Flames would make the blockbuster move of the deadline

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Calgary received Olli Jokinen from Phoenix. (a major move)…. and Jordan Leopold is returning to the Flames roster.

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Crazy.

I don’t know weather or not I like the Jokinen deal yet…. I mean… Matthew Lombardi and Brandon Prust are hella players. I’m a huge fan of both, and it’s sad to see them go. I think Lombardi and Prust are gonna make Phoenix a force… Lombardi with his speed and puck handling skills and Prust with his very active physical play…. plus Phoenix has been a huge mover at this deadline… picking up Petr PruchaNigel Dawes, and Dmitri Kalinin for Derek Morris…. they also got rid of Daniel Carcillo for Scottie Upshall…. both players are quality, but i’d like to think that Phoenix got the better of the deal with Upshall….

anyhow… the Calgary Flames now have a top-line centre. I’m really anxious to see if they will put him on a line with Mike Cammalleri and Jarome Iginla…. personally I think that they should put Olli on the first line til they hear back from Bertuzzi and Bourque.

the only thing with this trade for Olli is….. will the flames resign Cammalleri with Olli Jokinen now in the lineup?  I, personally, believe that it would be anything short of retarded to not sign Cammalleri…. the chemistry that he and Iginla seem to have is unstoppable.

Sad news continues as I hear that the Flames dealt Kevin Lalande

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I always felt that Kevin is going to be a solid goal-tender in the Hockey Leagues. He was handed to the Blue Jackets for a 4th round draft choice in 2009…. Draft picks important as the flames deal their first pick (2009 or possibly 2010) to the  Coyotes and their 2nd round pick to Colorado

I am; however, happy to see Leopold back in a Flames jersey. Everyone knows how well Robyn Regehr clicked with Jordan Leopold on the blue line.