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That Was The Week That Was: November 30th, 2015

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Sports: Coach Tom Coughlin seems cursed this year where every time he goes for it, it bites him in the butt. Up  20 – 10, the Giants went for a Touchdown on 4th down and blew it. The Jets won by 3 in Overtime

Live: I blew two gigs last week, but not Jingle Ball this week… that is just round the corner. Meanwhile, Springsteen tickets are on sale on Friday -though since there don’t appear to be any presales it might take a trip to the secondary market to secure a ticket.

Recorded: On a relatively quiet week, two deluxe albums, Tusk and The River went the route. Not particularly thrilled by either, myself.

Personal: I had my niece Tina visiting from California, I haven’t seen her since she was a baby and now she is a woman with a family, and still… the bonds of blood are almost mystical, they seem unbreakable as they reach through time and instantly connect people together.

Theatre: Predictably, “China Doll” got banned… except for Wall Street Journal who were closer to my take. “On Your Feet” does not star Gloria Estefan, who was home in bed snoozing.

Presidency: “This was an act of terrorism designed to kill innocent people. Here’s what I want you to know. The threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it. We will destroy ISIL and any other organization that tries to harm us.” Obama last night. Translation: fuck you, I ain’t changing a damn thing.

Television: Those Grammy specials are uniformly terrible, and yesterday’s “Sinatra At 100” was worse than the Beatles one. The truth is, who can sing this stuff in 2015. I mean, sure American Cabaret artists can, but what pop musicians can?

Death; Scott Weiland dead at 48 years of age. The prodigal son of grunge’s stupid lifestyle finally caught up with him.

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