Monday, October 31, 2011

Packers Week #8

The Green Bay Packers had a bye this week. So...I'll take the time to make my annual Super Bowl prediction. As you recall last year I picked New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons to make it. Never one of them did. It ended up being the Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Well, let's see if I could do better this year...

On the AFC side of the ball, at this point, Pittsburgh leads with a 6-2 record. Buffalo and New England have a 5-2 record while Houston holds at 5-3. San Diego and Oakland tied their division at 4-3. Cincinnati and Baltimore are doing good at 5-2. So it kind of looks it's anyone's game at this point...

Kinda like seeing Pittsburgh or New England going in...

The NFC gets easier...Green Bay is undefeated at 7-0. The New York Giants led the East at 5-2. Detroit is just behind the Pack at 6-2. San Francisco leads the West with a 6-1 record. New Orleans leads their division at 5-3.

It looks as if the Packers will return to the Super Bowl...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pumpkin Carvings

I think pumpkin carvings are pieces of art. The creativity of some of these are just a marvel to me, especially when they go to an extreme. Although I done some in the past (like the one I did that said PACKERS across it), none of them quite match up to some of them found on the Internet...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Packers Week #7

The Green Bay Packers beat the Minnesota Vikings 33-27 at the Metrodome today.

Here are my thoughts of the game...

Aaron Rodgers threw almost a perfect game completing 24 of 30 passes for 335 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Rookie QB Christen Ponder of the Vikings made his starting debut today and was rather impressive.

Minnesota running back Adrian Petersen rushed 24 times for 175 yards.

Packer safety Charles Woodson picked off Ponder twice in the third quarter.

The Packers are now 7-0 and STILL undefeated....

More on the game here.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Riders on the Storm

Today's weather was just nasty out there! 46 degrees-windy, rainy, cold-just plain miserable...Kind of day just to stay at home curled up in a blanket and watch a good movie, except the fact I was out to the library to pick up more CD's. While there, I noticed monstrous waves crashing onto the rocks on the lakefront. A perfect photo opportunity.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Packers Week #6

The Green Bay Packers slayed the St. Louis Rams 24-3 today at Lambeau Field

Here are my thoughts of the game....

The throwback uniforms that Green Bay wore really really sucked.

Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdowns including a 93 yarder to Jordy Nelson.

The Rams didn't seem half bad considering they are 0-6.

Rams cornerback, Al Harris, was impressed by his former team, calling them the best in the league.

The Packers are now 6-0, the only undefeated team in the NFL.

More on the game here.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Evidence of Autumn

Seems like Indian Summer has left us after a good week of excellent weather. The cold winds and rain finally came...stripping the colorful leaves and leaving the trees naked for all to see. Time to start planning for the winter ahead get ready for hibernation. Here are some pictures I took from around town I took before today's rain...

Petrifying Springs in Kenosha

Leaves over Pike River at Petrifying Springs

On Main Street by the Racine Zoo

By Piggly Wiggly on Erie Street

The road going into River Bend

Root River at River Bend

By the airport on Green Bay Road

Monday, October 10, 2011

Kiss vs Micheal Jackson

I stumbled across this video doing some rock and roll research and found it to be quite amusing....

I confess to a bit a KISS fan and well, Micheal Jackson-well...uh...let's just say he tends to be the brunt of my jokes..

So who wins? Watch the video and find out.

Now I wonder what would happen if Madonna and Lady Gaga were to square off... Rocket firing bras?

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Packers Week #5

The Green Bay Packers defeated the Atlanta Falcons 25-14 at the Georgia Dome today.

Here are my thoughts of the game...

Atlanta jumped out ready to attack early in the game, scoring twice.

The Packers played without their starting tackles, leaving QB Aaron Rodgers vulnerable.

The situation changed in the second half of the game. The Packers came back with 25 unanswered points.

The Packers are now 5-0 and still undefeated....

More on the game here.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Learning Isn't Hard When you Got Your Library Card...

Since July, my music collection has grown like a weed overdosing on Miracle-Gro on steroids. Much that is due to repeated trips to the library to check out CD's and burning them. It may be an unconventional way of collecting, but it is cheap. Borrow ten discs, copy the covers in a printer and then burn 'em, all for the price of a package of blank discs (which is about five bucks). Cheap.

So here is list of recent additions...

Apocalytica: Worlds Collide
Bachman & Turner: (s/t)
Bad English: (s/t)
Beach Boys: Greatest Hits Volume 1:20 Good Vibrations
Beach Boys: Classics Selected by Brian Wilson
Jeff Beck: Shapes of Things
Pat Benatar: Live From Earth
Pat Benatar: Seven the Hard Way
Pat Benatar: Best of Pat Benatar Volume 1
Pat Benatar: Best of Pat Benatar Volume 2
Pat Benatar: Greatest Hits
Blackmore's Night; Autumn Sky
Black Sabbath: We Sold Our Soul for Rock and Roll
Blue Cheer: Vincebus Eruptum
Bon Jovi: Keep the Faith
Bon Jovi: These Days
Bon Jovi: 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't be Wrong
David Bowie: The Best of David Bowie
Jack Bruce and Robin Trower: Seven Moons
Buffalo Springfield: Retrospective
Charlie Daniels Band: A Decade of Hits
Eric Clapton: Clapton
Days of the New: (s/t 2nd album)
Death Cab for Cutie: Codes and Keys
Dokken: The Very Best of Dokken
Doobie Brothers: World Gone Crazy
Doors: Alive She Cried
Electric Light Orchestra: The Essential Electric Light Orchestra
Fleetwood Mac: Greatest Hits
Foreigner: Complete Greatest Hits
Frogwater: Live at Thai Joe's
J. Geils Band: Anthology
Golden Earring: The Continuing Story of Radar Love
Great White: Can't Get There From Here
Don Henley: Actual Miles Henley's Greatest Hits
Jayhawks: Sound of Lies
Judas Priest: The Essential Judas Priest
Kings of Leon: Only by the Night
Kings of Leon: Come Around Sundown
Kinks: The Ultimate Kinks
KISS: Asylum
KISS: Revenge
KISS: Carnival of Souls
Jonny Lang: Long Time Coming
Huey Lewis and the News: Hard at Play
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Southern by the Grace of God
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Skynyrd's Innyrds
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Lynyrd Skynyrd (Box Set)
Lynyrd Skynyrd: The Last Rebel
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Endangered Species
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Twenty
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Then and Now
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Christmas Time Again
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Thirty
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Vicious Cycle
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Gods & Guns
Taj Mahal: Best of Taj Mahal Volume 1
Matchbox 20: Yourself or Someone Like You
Marillion: Six of One, Half Dozen of the Other
Marshall Tucker Band: Running Like the Wind
Marshall Tucker Band: Beyond the Horizon
Paul and Linda McCartney: Ram
John Mayall: The Turning Point
Steve Miller Band: Bingo!
Moody Blues: A Night at Red Rocks
Mott the Hoople: All the Young Dudes
Muse: Showbiz
Muse: Absolution
Muse: Black Holes and Revelations
Nickelback: Dark Horse
North Missisippi AllStars: Keys to the Kingdom
Ted Nugent: Super Hits
Queensryche: Greatest Hits
Quicksilver Messenger Service: Classic Masters
Bonnie Raitt: Road Tested
Ratt: Infestation
Rolling Stones: Rock and Roll Circus
Santana: Shaman
Joe Satriani: The Extremist
Joe Satriani: Cyrstal Planet
Scorpions: Sting of the Tail
Bob Segar and the Silver Bullet Band: It's a Mystery
Bob Segar: Face the Promise
Paul Simon: The Rhythm of the Saints
Bruce Springsteen: We Shall Overcome
Bruce Springsteen: 18 Tracks
Tears for Fears: The Hurting
UFO: Obsession
U2: 18 Singles
Widespread Panic: Free Somehow
XTC: Skylarking
Yardbirds: Rodger & the Engineer
Yes: Fly From Here
Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Reactor

I know that there are a quite a bit of compilations on this list. The library seems to have a lot of them. I don't normally go after them, because by the time they come around, I've got everything on them-that is on vinyl or on cassette. It's nice to have a CD to stick into my car and go.

And the Skynyrd explosion...Good story here. My girlfriend's son saw Lynyrd Skynryd at Rock USA up in Oshkosh last summer and thought they were excellent! She came up with an idea to gather up all the Skynyrd albums for his birthday. So why not? All I had was the entire Ronnie Van Zant stuff and a smattering of the post plane crash materiel...

Friday, October 7, 2011

Milwaukee Brewers win NLCS series

I'm not a big fan of watching baseball, yet hearing about the Brewers have been a treat this year. I just learned that the Brewers just beat out the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 in the series winning the National League Championship Series. They'll go on to challenge the St.Louis Cardinals to determine whom would play in the World Series.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Packers Week #4

The Denver Broncos got spanked by the Green Bay Packers 49-23 at Lambeau Field this afternoon.

Here are my thoughts of the game...

The Packers pretty much dominated the game.

Besides one tipped pass that got intercepted, Aaron Rodgers was picture perfect today.

Over 400 yards in passing, four thrown TD passes and 2 ran in... Aaron Rodgers was on fire!

If the Broncos had played against someone else, I think they could have won. They are not to shabby of a team...

Broncos QB, Kyle Orten got picked off twice.

The Packers are now 4-0. Along with the surprising Detroit Lions, they remain undefeated....

More on the game here