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Jon Garland is a dead average, dependable innings eater, Might be had for around $7m. Would this guy be good insurance or a very good #5 for us? Too expensive?
Juan Uribe could be interesting, He's still probably an average to below average hitter, but has improved over the last 2 years, has a good glove and can cover ARod, Cano and Jeter. He should be better with the wood then Pena and Nunez (although I knda liked the way Nunez looked last year). Is he worth $4m?
Which hip hop song sampled this Doors tune?
my 1st 'professional' gig, was filling in for a popular doors tribute band in NYC. i was in grad school, getting a masters in jazz performance, at NYU. my 1st drumset teacher recommended me to the group to fill in for the drummer for a spell.
i auditioned in queens and got the gig. it was a really really really strange experience, to say the least. the singer looked - and acted - exactly like jim morrison. it was really weird having him dance behind the drum kit and do lines of coke on stage. i've never done drugs before and am really uncomfortable around them.
the organ player *was* ray manzarkek. i swear! all this guy ever aspired to be was ray. weird goal, but he nailed it. never said one word to me til the end of my last gig. he was sad i wasn't staying on. i thought that was nice. the guitar player was the only cool/normal one in the group.
the manager was this 4-foot foreign lady with barely any teeth. she tried to dick me over on the pay all the time. my last gig with them was in the middle of nowhere - middletown NY, maybe. can't remember, it was 15 years ago. anyway, gig's over, i'm the last out and i get not one, but two flat tires.
some hoodlum kids hangin' out, turned out to be super nice and helped me out. back on the road i got totally lost trying to get back to the Island. stopped to ask a cop and he completely went berserk on me. so weird.
i used to love doors, growing up. my best friend and i would sneak beers into the movie theater and saw the movie a bazillion times. i adore meg ryan. i learned a lot of new - to me - doors material for the gig i had to play. i was impressed with the music. unfortunately, that experience ruined the doors for me for a solid decade! i picked up a 2cd best of a year or two ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. one day, i'll pick up the full albums.
i know a lot of great musicians that dismiss the doors in a major way, and i never really understood that. great, unique, important classic rock band.
oh, and "spanish caravan" is a complete rip of isaac albeniz's "astorius/leyenda". i played leyenda on 4-mallet marimba in classical school. amazing piece of music; really friggin' difficult to play.
Wait you adore Meg Ryan? I didn't think that was possible. LOL.
I went through a big Doors stage in 7th grade but I don't care much for them though some of their records are funky as hell.
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