3:51 pm December 28, 2010, by Carroll Rogers
Steve from OH
January 3rd, 201110:19 pm
Freddie Couples…love the guy.
January 3rd, 201110:20 pm
Yeah Steve, Freddie does not screw around.
January 3rd, 201110:22 pm
That was worthy of your twilight zone link, Tom O’.
January 3rd, 201110:23 pm
Bat–he’s the man, no doubt.
January 3rd, 201110:25 pm
Yeah, cabravesfan. Rich thought I was pulling his leg when I told him I just received mail addressed to his former residence. He didn’t believe me until I told him the name of the addressee. (It’s hard to get anyone to take me seriously, for some reason.)
January 3rd, 201110:26 pm
I think we will pass on your lineup Jorge. you have the worst hitter on the team batting second and making his normal 70% outs on waaay too many at bats.
I can’t imagine why
You’re not kiddin’ Bat.
January 3rd, 201110:27 pm
Oh man I luv the blues. Thank you thank you thank you Tom. It is mellow but I have a few others in that vein too.
January 3rd, 201110:30 pm
Tomahawkin, there is a nice little Mexican restaurant in Norcross. It is near the Highway area off of Beaver Ruin and Indian Trail.
January 3rd, 201110:35 pm
Tomahawkin–do you ever go to El Taco Veloz (Speedy Taco). There are several locations around the metro area–Buford Highway, Roswell Road, Indian Trail, et al. Quite good, inexpensive Mexican food. Forget ambiance, though.
January 3rd, 201110:37 pm
I’m glad you enjoyed it, nolie. I owe you quite a few.
As I was listening to it on a cd I burned from one of my father’s tape collections, I wondered what you would think of it. The same recording was on youtube. Not only that, but some live versions that I’ve never heard.
I did some thinking and here’s my two potential lineups and they are based on McLouth’s production. If McLouth can return to his 2008 form and prove consistent, here’s my lineup for that scenario….
1. Prado LF
2. Chipper 3B
3. McLouth CF
4. Uggla 2B
5. McCann C
6. Heyward RF
7. Gonzalez SS
8. Freeman 1B
I base this lineup because when McLouth was hitting well consistently with Pirates, he was predominantly in the 3rd spot of the lineup. If he bounces back, I think he has enough power/consistency for a 3 hole hitter. Plus he would not clog up the bases. Chipper would do better in the 2nd spot because he’s consistent with the on base percentage and with Prado possibly on base, Chipper could get him in or get on base and like I said if McLouth is back to form, he can get them in or get on base as well and that loads the table for Uggla/McCann/Heyward.
Now if McLouth doesn’t get back to form, but doesn’t completely suck, here’s the lineup in that scenario….
1. Prado LF
2. Gonzalez SS
3. Chipper 3B
4. Uggla 2B
5. McCann C
6. Heyward RF
7. McLouth CF
8. Freeman 1B
With Heyward hitting in front of McLouth, McLouth could have a better chance to get some runs in. If Freeman does well in the 8 spot, then McLouth will have protection albeit in the lower part of the order. I think Gonzalez could work well in the 2nd spot and with protection behind him, it could work wonders for him.
January 3rd, 201110:41 pm
Tomahawkin–do you ever go to El Taco Veloz (Speedy Taco). There are several locations around the metro area–Buford Highway, Roswell Road, Indian Trail, et al. Quite good, inexpensive Mexican food. Forget ambiance, though.”
No, I’m not a big fan of Latino food…I just heard that Taco Mac is the Spot to go to, to watch a game, kinda crazy though because I’m about 1.5 miles from Indian Trail…
January 3rd, 201110:43 pm
Gary Moore put out a blues album about 20 years ago called Still Got The Blues
have you ever heard it?
January 3rd, 201110:45 pm
January 3rd, 201110:47 pm
nolie, it came up on youtube.
January 3rd, 201110:48 pm
title cut if you are interested
nolie, where do I start, or should I just play them all?
January 3rd, 201110:49 pm
Moe, that is the one that I was talking about. It is really good. I couldn’t remember the name.
January 3rd, 201110:50 pm
If you are near Indian Trail, do you like Thai food? The best Thai restaurant in the metro Atlanta area is not too far away (off Jimmy Carter)–friends from Thailand say it is the best Thai food they have had in the states. It is called the Thai Restaurant of Norcross; it is on Norcross-Tucker Road between Jimmy Carter and Pleasantdale. In some small strip mall on the right as you go from Jimmy Carter. Nothing great aesthetically, but the food is incredible.
January 3rd, 201110:51 pm
Trey, It is quite good. I have been to the location on Buford Highway the most, but gone out to Indian Trail a time or two. It is a narrow menu but so good.
January 3rd, 201110:53 pm
I like the entire album so I’d play them all but Still Got The Blues and As The Years go passing By are particular favorites of mine
January 3rd, 201111:00 pm
Dammitt Va Tech, Game Over!
January 3rd, 201111:01 pm
Moe, yeah I like to hang out around that area when I am in town. I didn’t get a chance to go there this time, but I went to the Varsity in Gwinnett.
January 3rd, 201111:02 pm
Dammitt Va Tech, Game Over! T’
is it still the first inning ?
January 3rd, 201111:04 pm
“If you are near Indian Trail, do you like Thai food? The best Thai restaurant in the metro Atlanta area is not too far away (off Jimmy Carter)–friends from Thailand say it is the best Thai food they have had in the states. It is called the Thai Restaurant of Norcross; it is on Norcross-Tucker Road between Jimmy Carter and Pleasantdale. In some small strip mall on the right as you go from Jimmy Carter. Nothing great aesthetically, but the food is incredible.”
Yeah, I live Down the Street from it but never been…Is it located in the same strip mall as the Food Depot or is it across the street from, Where that Texaco is?
Trey, my parents and my brother both live out in Gwinnett County, so I find myself out there a decent bit, when I go back to visit. There is much better food out there than there used to be. Some great Korean food on Pleasant Hill. Good Mexican all around, some good Thai. There was a good Pakistani kebab and biryani place on Singleton (Sabri)–not sure if it is still there. But some good places out there.
January 3rd, 201111:07 pm
Thanks for the Stevie Ray. Outstanding.. And the keyboardist reminded me a bit of Bob James’ work.
There was one Korean place I went to Moe, it was awful. The restaurant had a horrible odor and there was nothing in English there. I don’t know if I can really trust Korean restaurants anymore. There is a good place, forget where, but; it has some really great food, Athens Pizza.
January 3rd, 201111:08 pm
I’m taking notes on the Tai Restaurant Of Norcross as I’ll be over that way tomorrow.
January 3rd, 201111:09 pm
Tomahawkin–I have not lived in Atlanta for several years now (but have been to the place in the meantime). I think it is across from the Texaco. If you are going from Jimmy Carter to Pleasantdale, it is in a small strip mall on the right–before you get to the Publix shopping center and all the condos. It is much closer to Jimmy Carter than to Pleasantdale, a good bit before you get to Old Norcross Tucker Road.
Greece is a long way to go for a pizza, I hope it is good
January 3rd, 201111:10 pm
January 3rd, 2011
What a great album,I have all of gary moore’s old albums
Check out Blood& Guts…..and the Midnight Blues band!
Nolie, you really are a piece of work.
Tomahawkin, you probably don’t live too far from my area then.
January 3rd, 201111:11 pm
Also Ballads and Blues……Good stuff!
January 3rd, 201111:12 pm
haggard, if you go, get the Rama beef and the chicken-coconut soup. Both are great. The spicy beef with noodles is really good.
Trey, are you talking about the Athens Pizza near the intersection of North Decatur and Clairmont? I used to live right there. They have both good pizza and quite good Greek food. Used to go there a decent bit. I am very fond of Greek food. I have spent several summers in Greece and fell in love with the cuisine.
January 3rd, 201111:13 pm
I have those albums too Ok. I really like the guy. He’s not all that well known by a lot Americans but is a cult hero with a lot of musicians
January 3rd, 201111:14 pm
I like Greek food too along with Italian it is my favorite cuisine
Thanks, Moe. I’ll give you a full report.
January 3rd, 201111:16 pm
Moe, I might be, but I am not 100% sure. Moe, also, I am not sure if you heard about this restaurant kind of close to Chastain Park, but; the restaurant is called Marcello’s. Very good Mediterranean food. The people who work there are very hospitable, as well.
January 3rd, 201111:17 pm
It’s on Roswell Road.
haggard, please do. I have been craving it for some time.
nolie, I agree on Greek food. I used to cook it a lot. Still do from time to time. Just love it. When I worked on an olive grove there, there was nothing better than fish caught on the bay where I was working, lightly cooked with a greek salad and a beer. So good. Even more elaborate dishes are so good.
January 3rd, 201111:18 pm
January 3rd, 2011
agree VaBF [McLOUTH lead-off or McOUT batting eighth].
nolie,you like Ten Years After with Alvin Lee?
One of my favorite blues tunes…..Bluest Blues http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPLi0dq0tOk
January 3rd, 201111:19 pm
Things are lookin’ grim in MIAMI by way of BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA.
How was business at The Varsity when you went? That place used to crawl with people all the time; now, it can look like a ghost town some nights.
As you probably know, they closed the Cheshire Bridge Jr. Varsity location due to a conflict with the city concerning a new access and are planning on opening a location far up Ga. 400.
Trey, I don’t know Marcello’s. I once lived fairly close to the area in Peachtree Heights East. Often went and biked around Chastain. The next time I am home, I will have to check it out. I love Mediterranean food. In my time in Greece, I traveled around the Mediterranean and just love the cuisine from the whole area.
I wonder if Tom hated it and doesn’t wanna come back and face my disdain??
January 3rd, 201111:20 pm
I Just Turned It Off!
January 3rd, 201111:21 pm
“……..What a great album,I have all of gary moore’s old albums
Check out Blood& Guts…..and the Midnight Blues band!………” braveinok
The ‘what’s my line’ guy? And GEORGE S. PATTON? No way.
News Flash: Andrew Luck is pretty good at football
January 3rd, 201111:23 pm
yeah, they were the smokin’est set at Woodstock Ok
listening to your link now.
Do you like Roy Buchanan?
January 3rd, 201111:24 pm
Moe, you should try it out one of these days. Unfortunately, the owner, Tiger passed way. He was a really, really nice guy. His kids run the place now. They are very hospitable, and they have actually been good at keeping the place up and running after their father’s passing. Actually, one of the son’s has his own Mediterranean cheese shop down the road.
January 3rd, 201111:26 pm
Nolie when i was a teenager I heard Gary Moores version of Wishing Well on some late night radio show,Been a fan ever since.
January 3rd, 201111:28 pm
mmm. cheese shop. I will have to check out both the restaurant and the shop. I have no idea, when I will be back there. But will definitely check it out.
All of this blues conversation has me wondering, does anyone know the contemporary group Porterdavis, out of Austin, TX. I ask because the guitarist/lead singer (Daniel) is the little brother of one of my really good friends. Daniel crashed with me for awhile, when he was trying to find a place to live years ago. Always have liked him. I remember going to drink with him, long before he was supposed to do so. A really sweet guy.
Carpool Tunnel Syndrome
January 3rd, 201111:29 pm
richbrave (January 3rd, 2011 11:19 pm EST): Things are lookin’ grim in MIAMI by way of BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA.
Indeed. Made it down there for the game last year. It was about 45 degrees with a wicked wind chill and Tech lost a heartbreaker. My memories of the Orange Bowl ain’t exactly cheery, either.
I feel your pain.
January 3rd, 201111:33 pm
Moe, I don’t but I gotta go jogging I will ttyl.
January 3rd, 201111:36 pm
I’ve taken note of that Thai place. Sounds like I will try it out sometime. Thanks for the recommendation.
I’ve heard good things about that Athens Pizza place too – I think the original location is the one you mentioned – run by a greek family. They did open another location on Peachtree Ind Blvd which didnt stay long.
This him Moe??
Trey, if you need to go jogging, then do. When I should have gone to the gym tonight, I decided to take a long walk–to the liquor store and back. Somehow the health efficacy of the walk was entirely undermined by the scotch I brought back.
January 3rd, 201111:37 pm
Moe, I just feel lazy. I only jogged once in the past two weeks.
January 3rd, 201111:39 pm
I’m really considering picking Virginia Tech tonight. If I do and Tech does win tonight….then I could be in first place because 75% of the picks have been for Stanford.,
I’m going to guess this is the last we hear from Polly Dense on that topic.
6 points for a BCS bowl and 1 point for regular bowl.
75% of the folks are going to get a nice juicy result tonight.
January 3rd, 201111:41 pm
nolie, yep. Daniel is on guitar and vocals–the main song writer. He is all grown up now. Still think of him as a little kid.
SB–Do check out the Thai place. I have been to well-reviewed Thai restaurants in Boston, New York, DC and Chicago, but still prefer the Thai Restaurant of Norcross. I have some favorites, but the whole menu is quite good. In terms of Athens Pizza, I like the pizza, but prefer some other Greek dishes, excepting moussaka. I love moussaka, but am quite particular. There’s is not my favorite.
2B DIORY HERNANDEZ 1-4, 1 SO, .276 BA
1-4, 1 RBI (1), 1 BB, .143 BA.
ERNESTO MEJIA 1-2, 1 RBI (1), 1 BB, .500 BA
Every heard of JD Lane…Jimmy D Lane?
January 3rd, 201111:42 pm
Oops, C ORLANDO MERCADO
January 3rd, 201111:44 pm
yeah kinuva a Vaughn influence IIRC Ok
Carpool Tunnel Syndrome – Cute, real cute. Chuckle.
January 3rd, 201111:45 pm
Like this one by your Friend Smack You Back Moe
January 3rd, 201111:46 pm
Trey, I understand the lazy feeling. I have not been to the gym, since Christmas Eve. I loved jogging, when I could do it. I screwed up an ankle over and over and so cannot any more. The thing I loved about jogging is the mobility of it. My greatest jogging experience—going jogging in Venice. It is so labyrinthine. I would run down one lane and suddenly be about to drop into a canal. I turned around and tried another lane…suddenly a cloud of pigeons obscured the way. I jogged and jogged and then had to spend a long time getting back to my hotel.
listening to this by Lane now Ok
j fred muggs
VIRGINIA TECH – a bunch of turkeys. VOOTIE!
January 3rd, 201111:47 pm
joggin’ is fun….to watch
January 3rd, 201111:48 pm
Tom O’Hawke, love that SRV tune you linked.
Check out his majestic work on this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nFRi3TSkY8&feature=related
I’d go with Stevie, Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix as my favorite rock guitarists, and all were so steeped in the blues. Got to see a couple of Hendrix concert films on big screen last week at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, including Monterrey and Woodstock. Never ceases to amaze.
January 3rd, 201111:51 pm
Do you like Roy Buchanan? Nolie
Yeah,I like most any Guitar based blues and Blues rock….I was a Headbanger in my late teens/early twentys.,…took me a few years to figure out that them ole blues guys paved the way for all the rockers that followed.
January 3rd, 201111:52 pm
nolie, I have seen that one. Live, I have seen him two bands back. I have not seen the current version, though. I think he enjoys the current incarnation more than the others.
that’s three great ones no doubt DOB
January 3rd, 201111:54 pm
Did Harbaugh duck the Michelle Tafoya interview so that he doesnt have to answer questions about the 49ers job? Hmm.
I guess I’d go with Allman, Clapton and Page, but there are so many others right there too
January 3rd, 201111:56 pm
Love those three. Jim James and–though he’s not as technically sound as Page, Vaughn and Hendrix–Robbie Robertson, too.
January 3rd, 201111:57 pm
Always loved DUANE ALLMAN’s guitar work.
January 3rd, 201111:58 pm
nolie, of those three, Clapton is the only one I have seen live. He was so good. I was ready to be disappointed, thinking he is getting old. But not at all. Still so good.
Yeah, certainly can’t argue with Duane Allman being at the top of any list. Just an incredible player, and another that did it with such soul. Oozed it. I love playing the Duane Allman Anthology double album on my old turntable. On vinyl, it sounds even better than on CD (maybe if they ever remaster it, the CD quality will match the vinyl, but not yet).
January 3rd, 201111:59 pm
Killer smooth SRV….complete live w video
January 4th, 201112:00 am
NYTOL! Gonna’ go listen to some guitar work by my man JIM ADKINS.
January 4th, 201112:03 am
I love Boz Scaggs and Duane doin’ Loan Me a Dime
January 4th, 201112:04 am
Goodnight ….5:30am comes early
Boz & Duane
January 4th, 201112:05 am
nite Ok and rich
I guess were are getting to the “nite crew”
January 4th, 201112:08 am
Boz and slash tearing it up…Red House!
January 4th, 201112:09 am
“Blue Eyed Blues” as they used to call it.
January 4th, 201112:10 am
Nolie, I ain’t going to bed for at least an hour. I just had to go jogging, but; the cold was really getting to me tonight.
January 4th, 201112:14 am
so Moe nobody else bit…what scotch did you get…you got me craving one now. Although to be fair I’m just back from the gym and my walk to get scotch won’t be far.
January 4th, 201112:16 am
I just checked my facebook account and my most recent update is from Mr. Daniel Barrett Sumber of porterdavis fame. Currently listening to John Lee Hooker, until I go for dinner.
January 4th, 201112:17 am
do you know <b<Hooker & Heat Moe?
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