by Jonathan's Jabberings,posted Jan 31 2013 10:01AM
A recent survey finds 27 percent of Americans think God decides who wins the Super Bowl each year.
Repeating now: 27 PERCENT OF AMERICANS THINK GOD DECIDES WHO WINS THE SUPER BOWL.
I have so many questions. Does God decide at the Super Bowl champ at the beginning of each season or does he already have it all figured out for the next 20 years? If He picks the winner why does He have such a problem with Cleveland? Does God tell all the angels what’s going to happen or does he let them bet on the games? Does God just care about the NFL or does he pay attention to other sports too? Did he cause the lockout in the NHL? How far does he go with sports? Did he add a divine hand when I made that awesome shot off the tree during my game of HORSE with my friend Joey back in 1976?
If you really think God is deciding the outcome of games in the NFL, don’t you think he would take a moment to make sure players don’t suffer concussions? Don’t you think he would have stepped in and helped players like Junior Seau and Dave Duerson who ended up committing suicide most likely because of their injuries?
"The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA" made Donna Fargo happy back in 1972 because it made it all the way to number 11 on the pop chart. Some Triple M listeners weren't happy to hear it on the radio now.
If you've been rocking out to Triple M recently, you've most likely heard this song once or twice. Chruchill hail from Denver, CO and their recent single "Change" has reached #9 on Bilboard's Heat Seekers chart and #17 on the Alternative Songs chart. Expect more great stuff from them soon!
Every weekend this February, Triple M is featuring 8 Great Albums That Changed the Course of Rock n Roll.
Included on that list is the Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. While this is not my favorite Beatle album, I won't dispute that it changed rock music. This was a record that by its very design could not be played live, that involved lots of studio trickery that would be very hard to reproduce. It also was a very loose concept album, with the band taking on the persona of this other band, looking back on a 20 year history. Other bands would take the concept album much farther than the Beatles, and more complex recordings were more common as well.
But how did this album change my life? In 1976, the Beatles released a greatest hits type 2 LP set, Rock N Roll Music, which included the song "Gotta Get You Into My Life," which became a top 40 hit, years after the Beatles broke up.
I liked that song, so I asked for the album for Christmas. My brother Tim got it for me, despite his dislike of compilation albums, but he also got me Sgt. Pepper, saying "this is the way the songs were meant to be heard."
And that got me hooked. I played my new Beatles albums constantly, much to the annoyance of my non-Beatle loving friends. While my collection of Beatles albums grew, I checked books about the Beatles out of the library and learned as much as I could about them. I was a big fan of the Fab Four, a few years after Beatlemania.
And I was still a big fan in the mid-90's when a Triple M fan named Mike told me about some rare Beatle bootlegs he had, and asked me if I'd like to hear them. I said yes, and we've been together ever since. So I wasn't really exaggerating when I said the Beatles Sgt. Pepper album changed my life.
by Jonathan's Jabberings,posted Jan 28 2013 10:25AM
The names of some sports teams can seem a little strange. Two great examples are the Los Angeles Lakers and the Utah Jazz. You don’t really think about lakes when you’re in Los Angeles and you certainly don’t think of Utah as a place for jazz. However, both teams used to be in different cities. The Lakers were in Minneapolis which is home to 10,000 lakes and the Jazz were in New Orleans. I can understand if those teams would have changed their names when they moved. L.A. could have been the Los Angeles Plastic Surgeons and Utah could have been the Utah Sister Wives.
I’m bringing this up because one team in the NBA is changing its name. The New Orleans Hornets are going to be the New Orleans (drum roll please) PELICANS.
Yes, the New Orleans Pelicans. I agree the New Orleans Hornets didn’t really work. The team came from Charlotte where they apparently have a real insect problem. I also understand the logic behind the name. The team’s owner Tom Benson (who also owns the New Orleans Saints) says he wanted something that represented the state. The pelican is Louisiana’s state bird and it’s recently been taken off the endangered list. Benson says the pelican is a real fighter as it survived the BP oil spill and Hurricane Katrina.
I get it, but it still seems tough to cheer for a pelican.
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