Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Song of the Week

"How Long" - Ace
1975 has got to be one of the worst years for music. I really couldn't find anything I liked on the list. And the few good songs were remakes. So I went with this one, even though it technically came out in 1974, it charted long enough in '75 to make the year end list.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Are You There Universe, It's Me, Margaret

A few Universe moments I have been sitting on for a few months:

1) Mrs. Poop messaged me to say a friend of Chase's kept calling Julian "Julius." Then I read this in Sports Illustrated:

On a somewhat unrelated note: how embarrassing is it for Sports Illustrated to make that mistake? And I have seen several other similarly unfathomable mistakes. I wish I could find the time they referred to the Pittsburgh Stealers.

2) I texted Master Bates to tell him that I made some money for The Spinners by playing one of their songs on my show. And he responded by saying he recently heard their version of "I'm Working My Way Back To You" (SOTW, 8/24/11 on the 80s channel because even though it was released in December 1979, it hit the charts in 1980.

3) Mrs. Poop was baking. She was adding sugar to her concoction and I kept saying "lend me some sugar, I am your neighbor." Shortly, after I was watching an episode of "I Bet You" where Phil had to go door-to-door trying to borrow a cup of sugar from Antonio's neighbors.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Meet the Matz

You could hardly hope for a better debut that what Steven Matz did for the Mets. Not only did pitch 7 2/3 innings in his debut, allowing only two runs (both solo homers, one to lead off the game) he helped his own cause with 3 hits and 4 RBI (a new Mets record for a major league debut, position players included).

But all anyone wants to talk about is his grandfather who seemed to say "holy shit" in reacting to his grandson's third hit of the game.

It really was a beautiful moment. A young man living out his childhood dream while his entire family (and one potentially sleazy agent) watched from a luxury box. And you could see the pride in his parents' faces. And when SNY spoke to his parents and it was revealed that his mom still does his laundry, Lori Matz said "he'll always be my baby."

Well, Mrs. Matz, your baby boy done good.

Hopefully this is just the first of many great moments for Matz as a Met.

And it should serve as a reminder to Mets fans during this frustrating season, there is reason to believe great things are in store for this team as Matz is just one-fifth of what could be a great starting rotation for many years to come.