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Wednesday, May 5th, 2004

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

So that’s it. Though they managed to make a game of it, the Leafs just couldn’t force game 7 and their season is over. I’m obviously disappointed, but not surprised – Consider that of the 13 games they played in the post-season, they only played well enough to win maybe four of them. Their inconsistency did them in. Sadly, this was a team that was put together to win NOW – There is no future for most of these guys, at least not in the blue and white. Even assuming there’s a season next year, which isn’t a sure thing by a long shot, I figure we can say goodbye to Mogilny, Belfour, Nieuwendyk, Francis, Roberts, Marchment, Reichel, Renberg… and any of them who do come back will be in greatly diminished capacity. They ain’t youngsters anymore. Welcome to Rebuilding Land. Sigh. I would also turf Quinn – he’s had a hell of a run, but he’s not getting the job done and isn’t the guy to handle a roster of up-and-comers. We need some defence (what else is new), we need to get Antropov’s head examined or just ditch him… It’s time for a change. The Star’s Damian Cox agres with me.

Go Flames!!!

Iron & Wine will be at the Horseshoe June 29. Langtry support, no I don’t know who that is.

I can understand the Victoria’s Secret commercial – Lord knows I can – but Bob Dylan as a guest judge on American Idol? No no no. Or if he does do it, make it so all the contestants have to sing his songs. I would pay money to see that.

Alas, I wasn’t able to watch 24 last night as I was at Five Seventeen’s going-away-to-New-Zealand get-together, so commentary will have to wait until tomorrow. Sorry.

I will also apologize for the fact that I don’t have much newsworthy to post today. But if you’re looking for interesting reading or downloads, head over to Largehearted Boy – he’s always got good stuff on offer.

np – Mean Red Spiders / Places You Call Home

By : Frank Yang at 9:44 am
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  1. brian. says:

    okay, you got me all excited about this iron and wine date.

    just wondering where you got the info, i can’t find it anywhere…

    the only thing i’ve come across is this blurb from pitchfork about him and LANGTRY, and the fact that he is playing with them in philly 6 days earlier.

    Pitchfork Media reports: "Sam Beam, better known as Iron & Wine, is ready to release his second full-length album March 23rd on Sub Pop. Entitled Our Endless Numbered Days, Iron & Wine’s latest offering was recorded both at Beam’s home in Miami and Chicago’s Engine Studios with Brian Deck, who has worked the boards with the many and various talents of bands such as Red Red Meat, Modest Mouse, Ugly Casanova, and Holopaw, amongst others. The lineup includes Beam’s usual collaborators: his sister Sara Beam, along with Patrick McKinney and Jeff McGriff of Tallahassee, FL noodlers Langtry, local filmmaker/sound editor E.J. Holowicki, and Jonathan Bradley (all familiar faces from Iron & Wine’s live incarnation)."

  2. Frank says:

    I made it up! hahahahaha. Gotcha. Slow news day, sorry.

    Subpop has it listed on their website:

    http://…/

  3. kristen says:

    Sam Beam shares my last name. He’ll be at your Horseshoe one day after my birthday. coincidence? not really… I don’t know what it is.

  4. brian says:

    ahh. wonderful, it’s true. thank you very much.

  5. david says:

    Time to rebuild for the Leafs, at the worst possible time due to the impending lockout. I was surprised to see the Flyers win the series.