Heavy Rotation

  • The Clientele -

    The Clientele: God Save the Clientele
    I love this record with its rich pop melodies and guitar feedback. Might be a little mellow for the kids today, but give it a listen on Sunday morning while having your coffee and reading the paper.

  • The National -

    The National: Boxer
    These indie darlings are well worth a listen to.

  • Ted Leo and the Pharmacists -

    Ted Leo and the Pharmacists: Living With the Living
    Hmmm...only way to describe it is Black Flag meets UB40.

  • Ryan Adams -

    Ryan Adams: Easy Tiger
    The alt-country king returns with something fantastic. This is one of my favorite records of 2007.

  • Bob Dylan -

    Bob Dylan: Blood On the Tracks
    I was cleaning out my CDs and forgot that I had this. I could listen to "Tangled Up in Blue" all day. I think this might be my favorite Dylan album.

  • Tegan and Sara -

    Tegan and Sara: The Con
    Go get this record. Do not delay. Sleater Kinney I'm over you.

  • Josh Rouse -

    Josh Rouse: Subtitulo
    Humor me. Just go get it. Give a listen to "Given' It Up" and you will thank me.

  • The Sea and Cake -

    The Sea and Cake: Everybody
    These guys are awesome. I can't decide who is dreamier Sam Prekop or Archer Prewitt. If you are looking for something to listen to this summer, this is it.

  • Stephen Malkmus -

    Stephen Malkmus: Pig Lib
    How can you not love the smart ass lead singer from Pavement? "Vanessa From Queens" is my favorite tune on this whole album. This album is filled with hypnotic melodies and sarcastic lyrics. Fans of Pavement will not be disappointed.

  • Dinosaur Jr. -

    Dinosaur Jr.: Beyond
    J Mascis is back. If you are a fan of Green Mind you will love this record.

  • Marvin Gaye -

    Marvin Gaye: What's Going on
    I love this record from start to finish. With lyrics about drug abuse, poverty, and the Vietnam War, this album was an immediate sensation and has endured as a classic of early-1970s soul. Get the remastered version released in 2002.

  • Urge Overkill - Urge Overkill

    Urge Overkill
    Urge Overkill: Saturation

    An awesome Chicago Band from the early 90's. I used to go see these guys all of the time at Metro, Empty Bottle, and Double Door. These guys played all over the city for a year straight. Check out "Sister Havana" and "Back on Me".

  • The Shins -

    The Shins: Wincing the Night Away
    GO GET THIS NOW...The Shins will change your life!

  • Josh Rouse -

    Josh Rouse: Nashville
    Just simple dreamy lyrics- I love sensitive boy rock!!!! I put his songs on mix tapes for girls I am trying to woo.

  • Cat Power -

    Cat Power: The Greatest
    Some people think Chan Marshall is a mess- I find her dreamy. Go get this record listen to it, then listen to Dusty Springfield, and then finish the evening off with a good belt of whiskey. Call me in the morning and we'll talk.

  • The Hold Steady -

    The Hold Steady: Boys & Girls of America
    Paste rated this album #2 in their best of 2006. I gave them a listen off of that review and let me tell you they rock. What I dig most about them is the fact they sound like a drunken Springsteen. This album is loaded with a ton of heavy guitar riffs and lyrics you can't understand. RUN DON'T WALK to your nearest record store and pick this bad oscar up.

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August 14, 2007



You sure are a hater. You hate Notre Dame, you hate Stevie Ray Vaughan.

I bet you're going to tell me you hate fruitcake, next. Or Duran Duran.


(That's okay, I hate fruitcake, too.)

MN Irish

Allow me to rephrase your last paragraph:

"This is one of the many reasons why people despise Notre Dame haters. Notre Dame haters are the worst. They are the most idiotic people to walk the face of the earth. There is no ND fan who expects to be ranked in the preseason top 25 every year. That has to be earned. There is no ND fan that demands to be in a BCS Bowl. Is that a performance-based expectation? Of course. But a God-given right? Certainly not; that's something to be earned (as much as a BCS bowl bid can be "earned"). They play one of the toughest schedules of any D1 team (check it, 10 bowl teams in 2007). You can't play Tulane (ahem, LSU) or Youngstown St. (ahem, Ohio St.) and go to the BCS Championship." Notre Dame should play a real schedule because apparently joining the Big Ten and adding on Indiana, Northwestern, and Minnesota would really bolster ND's SOS better than USC, Georgia Tech, and even Navy."

In summary, your post is so blindingly jaded for a number of reasons, but the most important one is follows: most ND fans DO NOT WANT TO DROP MICHIGAN ST. AND PURDUE. No, that would be a wonderful side effect of our ex-A.D. and his brillant 7-4-1 scheduling philosophy, as if you can really convince any big name opponents to play you without a home-and-home. Personally, I have a good amount of ill-will towards both PU and MSU and therefore I would like to play them every year. Furthermore, I would rather go 6-6 against USC, Michigan, Alabama, and Tennesse, than play in the National Championship following a schedule that made the rounds of the Ohio mid-majors (as I ahem'd before, Ohio St.). So quit your pissing and moaning about ND being a bunch of cowards. There is practically no one in major college football who plays a real schedule, and at least the Irish don't schedule I-AA schools. Hopefully now that we have a Domer steering the ship we'll get back to a much more true-to-life version of Rockne's barnstorming as opposed to playing Wazzu in San Antonio. And just to make the final point, it's not ALL about money, because if it were there would be a Jumbotron and a hundred ads in Notre Dame Stadium. It's about tradition, plain and simple. Which is why this year's home opener against San Diego St. makes me so mad.

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