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Pain

Sports

I was putting hoses away this morning when I tripped and fell on a rock.  I probably bruised…no, fractured…no, wait, broke…yes, that’s it, I broke a rib.  The bone fragment is probably sticking out of my back where I can’t see it.  Consequently, I was forced to sit in a La-Z-Boy chair all day watching football…for medical reasons.  You understand.

I see where the mighty Lions had their most lopsided regular-season win in franchise history.  They beat the KC Chiefs 48-3. The last time the Lions won the NFL championship game was 1957.  I was 6.  They have never played in a Super Bowl.  This is the Lions’ year.  Go Lions!

It appears that my local sporting franchise also performed in a tournament  today.  The Washington Redskins beat the Arizona Cardinals by one point.  They went ahead with a minute and a half left to play, causing me to stop yelling at my TV.  The Redskins outplayed the Cardinals in all aspects of the game, and should have had a game similar to that of the Lions, and probably would have if they had a quarterback who didn’t throw 2 interceptions and have countless tipped passes.  Just sayin’…

Marshall

Music

Brenda and I saw Marshall Crenshaw last night at what appeared to be a sold-out show at the Birchmere in Alexandria. It was part of the “30th anniversary” tour, that is, the 30th anniversary of the release of “Something’s Gonna Happen” on Shake Records – not the album;  that 30th anniversary will be in 2 years.

The show started out with St. Louis band, the Bottle Rockets playing a semi-acoustic set due to their guitar player being home with his wife who is having a baby.  Then, they plugged in and joined Marshall for an electric set.  I thought the show was terrific.   They started out with “There She Goes Again,” followed by “Cynical Girl,” and bang, bang, bang, one great song after another.   They played a couple songs off of Jaggedland, which I love and think is one of earth’s most under-appreciated records.  They played 3 covers. Richard Thompson’s “Valerie,” “Crying, Waiting, Hoping,” and during the encore, “Rave On” – you just can’t go wrong with Buddy Holly, now can you?  After the show, Brenda and I stopped by the stage door & talked to a very sweaty but friendly Marshall for a few minutes.  It was great to talk to him again, and it was a great evening – thanks for the birthday present Brenda!

Here’s Marshall and the Bottle Rockets playing “Valerie.”

El Tigres

Sports

Detroit TigersI’m looking at the little model of Tiger Stadium sitting on my desk that Paul Fahrenkopf gave me.  As of today, the Tigers are #1 in their division.  The White Sox are #2 and 13 games back.  Nice!  Last time the Tigers played in the venerable old Tiger Stadium it was 1999, and they ended that year in the middle of the pack.  Things look much better this year.

Ty Murray sent me this link to aerial photos of the destruction of Tiger Stadium 2008-2009.  Very cool.  Sad, but cool.  Have a look.

Happy Birthday Brian!

Family

Happy Birthday Brian!
[UPDATE] Dad here.  I tried to find a video of Buddy Holly singing Happy Birthday, but apparently, TV hadn’t been invented yet.  So here are the Beatles wishing you a Happy Birthday – hope you have a great one!

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About This Blog

Welcome to the exciting new “Sussmans”  website.  The old site was looking so 1995.  Now it sports a hot, new 2002 look and feel!  Nice!  I wanted to use a modern CMS (content management system) like Joomla, but I’m way too lazy and stupid overworked and busy to do that.  This WordPress Blog is easy to use and it looks okay.  And it displays a random picture every time you open it.  That’s cool, right?   It also allows you to comment on the dumb things I say.  So fill up the comments with your wisdom or it will just fill up with spam.  Let me know how you like it & how it could be improved.  Or, if you really hate it, here’s the old site.

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