That Was The Week That Was
it feels like something is being done when it isn’t.
Show the result of drone attacks
Beltin’ Carlos Beltran
A lugubrious slog
Prince is the story that defines last week
A terrific story of country and rebirth
“Don’t sign a deal with the devil without studying the fine print.”
Killing at least 69 people and wounding around 300
my favorite pics of Martin finds the Beatles in full psychedelic regalia and Martin in a 50s clean cut suit and tie.
the inevitable irreversible otherness of life.
Sam Smith, looking dapper indeed, gave a bad performance
the 2010s are so last decade
The only thing to do with a weekend like that is hibernate
Beyonce, according to the New York Times at least, stole the Halftime show
Upped a notch for racial integration, Grade: B-
New York was forced to take a long, deep, breath
People won’t trust him with the key to jeep
The only reason for Saudi’s provocation, the execution of outspoken Shiite cleric, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, is because the family feels profoundly uneasy both within the family and outside.
The Jets beat the Pats after the ever arrogant Bill Belichick elected to kick in OT and paid the price
Chris Brown was good, the man is overextended. I’m bored with him
I can’t say enough about the Willow debut album
Up 20 – 10, the Giants went for a Touchdown on 4th down and blew it. The Jets won by 3.
Kobe Bryant, the great Laker, will retire at the end of this season. He is 37 years old.
The Holocaust Museum calls on public figures and citizens to avoid condemning today’s refugees as a group
“President Obama on Tuesday rejected an attempt by lawmakers to force his hand on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, using his veto pen to sweep aside one of the first major challenges to his authority by the new Republican Congress.”
The Mets came, saw and fell apart handing the World Series to the Royals on a platter of unforced errors. This one should haunt Mets fans for years to come, except… well, they all haunt Mets fans for years to come, don’t they? Meanwhile, the Knicks are off to a good start, Ryan injured himself and Geno failed to help the Jets, and Eli Manning through six touchdowns and still failed to win.
Last week saw 45 of the best rap moments of the year and I have seen my own fair share of rap this year. Meek Mill, shrugged off the Mrs. Minaj, Drake slap down, and came out and killed it with a huge posse, who didn’t get in the way. And then he brought out A$AP Ferg, DJ Khaled, and unbelievably, Rick Ross to steal the Power 105 gig from under Kendrick’s nose.
For New Yorkers there was only one story in 2015 and its name is Daniel Murphy, the second baseman hammering our homers in the post season as the Mets pitchers take care of the rest on the current run to the world series 2015. They currently have the Cubs in a 2 – 0 hole in the NLCS and need two more wins for the division championship and four more for the world
So that’s it for another season, the Yanks got a hammering 0 – 3 from the Astros and limped back to their vacation like whipped poodles. This is the third season they haven’t made the playoffs, and they haven’t won a world series in FIFTEEN YEARS. The Steinbrenners have forgotten his father’s cardinal rule: winning is the only thing. The Mets are 1 – 1, so now its a best of three with home field advantage.
The Oregon murder of nine people between the ages of 19 to 67 in Oregon earlier this year, puts me in mind of the 147 students murdered for being Christians in Kenya this April. Until we become another species, this will happen. And while gun laws would make it more difficult, people have been killing each other in huge numbers long before guns existed.
Nobody ever leaves long, 90 years in our timespan sounds get but how good is it? A blink of an eye when we lose someone who transcends celebrityhood like Yogi Berra. I was born the day of the perfect game he caught in 1956, in the world series, which the Yanks won, and Don Larsen pitched.
A busy week for concerts peaked early and high with Madonna at Madison Square Garden, a friend of mine is very close to a guy who is very close to Madonna and swears next time he can get me a great seat for $400. My friend was front row, and if Madge comes back round with Rebel Heart, I can seriously imagine doing it, Yes, that good.
Football season is upon us though with the sun still out I’ve held off taking any serious serious attention to it. The Jets drew the Browns and beat em well, journeyman QB Ryan Fitzpatrick everything the lousy Geno Smith isn’t. A couple more outings like this and guess who won’t be coming back. The Giants gave one away for no reason. The Yanks saved themselves from a sweep but with 20 games to go better keep their eye on the wildcard, the Mets keep on rolling, and have their first winning season 2008. Finally, Roger Federer lost to US Open winner Novak Djokovic.
Tom Brady’s ability to cover his tracks in deniability his telling Patriot employees to deflate footballs during games so they are easier for him to throw and the head of the NFL Roger Goodell’s pathetic attempts to mete out punishments that aren’t in the rulebooks ended with two laughingstocks saved through power and chronic indifference.
On the cover of Sunday’s paper, they had a report Amber Jamieson go, ahem, undercover, and work as one of those topless painted women who pose for pictures on 42nd street and decided, accurately,that it was entirely harmless. Not only did the Post make the Mayor look like a putz, they made their nemesis the Daily News look like irrational, puritanical maniacs.
The homeless and bare boobs and bare boobs and the homeless, the streets of New York and no one knows where to look any more. Yesterday 300 women took off theirs bras and walked from Columbus Circus to times Square. The feminist claim that by forcing women to hide their bodies they sexualized women, is a good one. In Islamic States, try showing your ankle in public, your lucky if you don’t get raped. As for the homeless, we don’t know what to do with them, harass them? save them? ignore them? The summer of 2015 right atcha.
Sure it has been the dog days of summer, and news has been kinda slow, so here comes Donald Trump (who I have met on three occasions socially and who I consider quite as slimy as Rupert Murdoch) to kill some time and space. Fine. But when the leading candidate for the GOP is seriously discussing deporting 11.3 Million people PLUS legal and documented people, well, that joke ain’t funny anymore. This guy is beyond the pale and silly season needs to come to an end now. He is dangerous
The Presidential Race: Forget Donald Trump for a moment, the man is a clown and a danger to any chances the GOP may have had to get a Republican Presidency, but whatever. This hatred of women, this anti-choice rhetoric, this build a big wall anti-immigration, all this stuff: it is too much, why are they forcing Americans to hold their nose and vote for Hillary. Can’t they find one candidate who isn’t out of their mind?
Cecil The Lion shows just what you can do when you bother to name an animal, so here is an idea for all you animal rights activists: stand outside the slaughterhouses and name every cow before we murder it, and then guilt the rest of us over our indefensible actions. Gwan, try it.
Given the choice between giving U2 the benefit of the doubt, and just about anybody else the benefit of the doubt, I would undoubtedly go with anybody else… which doesn’t mean I’m right. For the eight nights at Madison Garden, still in mid-residency, U2 did many things better than they have before but is it enough? Meanwhile, Young Fathers were enough.
White Reaper’s debut album is a stealth attack, a hard hitting poppy explosion of old school rock and roll -let’s hope it gets some traction. Also, Jeff Tweedy has released the first album of half way decent music in a decade or so. It starts off a little iffy, but steadies itself to the closing bell.
The poster boy for pre-Ayatollah Khomeini Middle East fervor, the blue eyed, bridge playing, womanizing, Zhivago starring superstar of the 60s and 70s fied years after his movies were banned and then unbanned for kissing a Jewish woman on screen. The movie? “Funny Girl”.
The US gave Japan a spectacular drubbing in the FIFA Women’s World Finals, four goals in the first 16 minutes. A spectacular win and revenge for 2011 (not to mention Pearl Harbor), Carli Lloyd’s hat trick, three goals before the game had even kicked into gear was too much for Japan to come back from. The Yanks still in first place (by one game!)
US: The Supreme Court ruled gay marriage was legal and the world rejoiced though Canada enacted the same law ten years ago in 2005. Even so the world became a rainbow and freedom rang as the world became gay for a day, during Gay Pride Week
Yesterday was a drizzly write off and today looks worse but that didn’t stop 1000s of would be merpeople from going off to Coney Island Island for the 33rd annual Mermaid Parade. New York, where every day is an excuse for a party!
If Belle And Sebastian were just about what you assumed they would be, then Graham Parker and the Rumor were better than they had any right to be and the Sonics, in Texas, were better than both.
From the better never than late department, Governors Ball took up so much of last week, three days, and something like 30 miles of walking between stages, 37 sets viewed, etc, etc, etc, this recap is well late. What can I say about Governors Ball that I haven’t said? See you next year, that’s what I can say.
Live: A heavy concert week, with Joan Jett and the Who, Ed Sheeran, and Christines, Sayak and the awesome The Gotobeds leading a jam packed week of gigs. No major disappointments and the Gotobeds was exactly what you hoped they were.