I have kind of a knee jerk reaction to New Grass. I mean, the OLD “new grass” I like a lot: Tony Rice, John Hartford, Sam Bush et al. When it was basically just Old Blue Grass + Marijuana + Bob Dylan. But some of the birdie-finger-to-tradition that flows through some of the new “new grass”… hell, I dunno. It’s a weird vibe. I guess a case-by-case basis is the best ticket.
If I like the other Avett Bros, it will be for their lyricism, which is king for me, and which transcends whatever considerations about style, shtick, & so forth. Right now I’ve got my hands full just reacting to this album. In a good way – a great way,.
(Ironic that I will have to adjust the old Avett Brothers’ looseness to my love of this album’s tight balladry, when for the rest of their fans – according to the reactions I’m finding on the net – are having to do just the opposite.)
Alright, my finger numbness tells me it’s time to hit the sleep button on my stereo and drift this fine day into the aether.
Will do Bub. Heard on my rental car’s satellite radio that if the Braves have any sense they would make a move on Lance Berkman soon (seems like Curt has been singing that tune for a month of Sundays). And if the Astros had any sense they would trade him and start all over. He also said Milton Bradley’s a catch and the Braves should pick him up as well. Just kidding about Bradley. He said dude’s a ticking timebomb. Ahem. *clears throat sheepishly*
Berkman was pretty awful against LHP last year. OBP of .293, batting average of .231 as a RH batter, ouchy. Pretty bad considering our RH deficit. That’s a lot of money to still not have a right handed power bat.
So is he able to put the ball in play at all batting RH? It’s not ALL about the homeruns and, for the record, I would take the 42 homeruns however they came. Just curious…who do you want Bub. Dan Uggla is out of the picture remember.
I’m very upset right now. I have walked through two concourses in the ATL airport twice over the last few days and have not seen one tiny tomahawk. Not one teetiny A. I am painfully aware of the fact that baseball season is over but really? What…is wrong…with this city?!?!?!?