Thursday, September 10, 2009

No Grand Illlusion for Sticks

Here's an article on Stanley Robinson from today's Register. Speaking with Sticks yesterday, he seems a more mature and confident young man. Always affable and friendly, he's even more so now, to the point where he walked halfway across the court to say hello, shake my hand, tell me about his daughters and ask me about my own 3-year-old daughter.

And UConn fans should feel good about the fact that, during our interview, he kept going back to the fact that he knows he needs to be consistent this season. We all know the otherwordly athleticism he possesses, but he's got to be able to put that together for a full season, rather than just a good stretch of games here and there. Sounds to me like that's his goal this season.

***Looks like UConn's 2009-10 schedule will probably be released tomorrow (Friday), not today.

***Oh, and on a completely unrelated topic: Anyone out there buy any of the newly remastered Beatles CD's? And if you have, and if you've downloaded them on iTunes and your iPod, can you really hear the difference? The most frustrating thing about my iPod is that newer songs are so much louder and crisper-sounding than certain older ones. Just want to know if the remastered Beatles songs sound louder and crisper on an iPod than the old CD's that were released more than 20 years ago. Any input would be appreciated.

(And did anyone catch the reference to the world's worst rock band in the title of this post?).

***One other thing: Who are your top 10 Yankees of all-time? Here's mine off the top of my head: 1. Babe Ruth, 2. Lou Gehrig, 3. Mickey Mantle, 4. Joe DiMaggio, 5. Derek Jeter, 6. Yogi Berra, 7. Mariano Rivera, 8. Whitey Ford, 9. Reggie Jackson, 10. Don Mattingly. Am I forgetting anyone?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey man, Styx was a pretty good group in its day. They had quite a few hits too. I realzie they may not be your cup of tea, but to call them the worst is a bit much.

September 10, 2009 at 4:23 PM 
Blogger David Borges said...

I might say Kansas is worse than Styx. Or, if you're looking for newer bands, Korn or Limp Bizkit (God, they are awful). But for my money, Styx is on the short list of badness. Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto. Need I say more?

September 10, 2009 at 4:43 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Beatles remasters are in fact a bit louder and crisper. No more volume level adjustments to be made between songs on your playlist!

September 18, 2009 at 2:37 PM 
Blogger David Borges said...

Yup, I bought 'Abbey Road', 'White Album' and 'Magical Mystery Tour' (my 3-year-old's fav song is the title track!) and they all sound much clearer and louder on my iPod. Thanks for your input.

September 18, 2009 at 3:23 PM 
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