Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Local Lafayette band The Givers blew away a crowd of thousands at the Festival last night. These guys sound like anything but local - some compare their music to Vampire Weekend (which is a decent comparison) but their is something distinctly different in their sound for sure. With the heavy drum focus and super positive energy I can actually see a comparison to Rusted Root as well. Last night they had a special guest performer and it turned out to be the entire drum line for th e local high school. The place went nuts. These guys are sure to make it onto an upcoming BOB mix.
Check out some a live clip from Austin's SXSW below.
BonSoir, Catin captivated the crowd at Scène Chevron yesterday, dissolving the line in front of the port-o-lets and soon everyone was two-stepping. Here is a shot of our friend Anya Burgess who plays in the band (AFC alum!).
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Here's a little taste of Geno and the band in action. Gotta love festival - where else can you see some Zydeco, followed by a band from Uganda, Nigeria, Canada and then a Latin band from Brooklyn all for free?
Here was one of the more entertaining exchanges of the morning as James was walking up to the field:
Player 1: Coach, that is the yoga dude?!? He is huge!
Coach: Guys, yoga is for bad asses.
Player 2: That would make a great bumper sticker.
Player 3: I just wish we had more hot girls coming.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Festival International is back in Lafayette! Got of the plane from my conference today, ran to ractice, and then headed over to catch a little bit of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings (from Brooklyn) and another band called Les Breastfeeders from Montreal.
Due to my wife's immense popularity in the local community, we have VIP passes that get us up on the side/back stage for all of the performances - which for Les Breastfeeders was a real treat. These guys lit up the stage. Here's a couple photos and a video so that you can get a flavor for their music - which is like French-Canadian punk rock.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Latest BOB Monthly Mix has couple of instant classics (in my book at least) from Rogue Wave, Vedder, and Ritter. This one is getting a lot of air time around the house these days.
- Solitary Gun * Rogue Wave
- Starting * matt pond PA
- Great Big Mind * Josh Ritter
- Moth's Wings * Passion Pit
- Lisztomania * Phoenix
- My City of Ruins [Live from the Kennedy Center Honors] * Eddie Vedder
- I Will Live on Islands * Josh Rouse
- Symphonies * Dan Black
- Cornbread and Butterbeans * Carolina Chocolate Drops
- Give it up * Diamond Rings
- Something In Common * Free Energy
- Last Song * Clogs
- Rain Keeps Falling On You * One-Eyed Mule
- I'll Never Leave You * Rogue Wave
- Howl * Florence + the Machine
- Ain't Nothing Like You (Hoochie Coo) [feat. Jim Jones & Mos Def] * BlakRoc
- This Too Shall Pass * OK Go
- Take It In * Hot Chip
- Radio * Hackensaw Boys
- Red Lights * Vib Gyor
- Another Whiskey * Turley
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Jozy and I hunted for some of those gators but couldn't find any that were willing to play with us.
After hunting, the ladies relaxed for a it.
Here is a slideshow of some of the other pictures we took out at the lake. Check it out to see some cool shots of the lake, birds, and a few funny portraits...
Saturday, April 17, 2010
These two things have nothing to do with each other.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Here is a little promo for their new album called Brothers. Looks like a cool live show.
Monday, April 12, 2010
I'm a big fan of the Icelandic band Sigur Rós, so when I found the new solo release by their lead singer Jónsi I was pretty pumped. When the drum hit me 17 seconds in I snapped to attention and knew I had to share.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
One of Jozy's cooler tricks these days is when she balances a treat on her nose and waits for the "Take it" command to try to flick it up in the air and catch it. She normally misses and just picks it up from the ground. Maybe one day she will have the move down from front to back. The "Leave it" part is cool enough for me. The photo above was taken last weekend as we were enjoying some play time in the back yard and right after she had gone swimming.
Check out the determination in her eyes as she waits for the "take it" moment.
Friday, April 09, 2010
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Monday, April 05, 2010
So I was researching a book this past weekend related to warm-up exercises for soccer teams and found something that I thought was pretty funny. You might think warm-ups are easy: jog and stretch. However, there is an overwhelming amount of research related to dynamic stretching, which focuses on muscle groups and movement related to a soccer game vs. static stretching which is what everyone, including me thinks of when you think about stretching (i.e. reach down and touch your toes).
Anyway, I am working on learning more about dynamic movement and stretching and found this book: Warm Ups for Soccer: A Dynamic Approach. Looks good and is exactly what I am looking for.
Out of curiosity I researched the used book prices on Amazon. Click this link and scroll down. Someone has it listed for $999. Hey, I guess if you are silly enough to buy it for $1,000 rather than get a $14 copy...power to you.
Sunday, April 04, 2010
The water there was beautiful. Made us want to go down to the shore and swim for a bit.
This a a view of the primary site. The cliffs and the ocean are behind the large temple you see here.
In this photo, you can see the Mayan artwork carved into the building. Do you see the face on the corner?
Saturday, April 03, 2010
But whatever it was, she was transfixed...and intent on winning her prize.
Upon closer inspection I found this little guy. I've always thought these were geckos but as it turns out, I now think these are called Anoles. According to common knowledge "Anole lizards are frequently and incorrectly called chameleons or geckos, although they are not closely related to either of those groups. In fact, they are more closely related to iguanas." Regardless, this anole was prey, and just out of Jozy's reach.
Until that is Jozy made a pact with Carlee.
And the hunt resumed in earnest...until...
...Jozy snatched the anole from the cast iron as Carlee pulled back a leaf to see where he had run and hid. I refrained from taking a picture of the result. He may have lived...we are not sure. All I know is that I better be careful while I sleep since it appears I live with two ladies who like to hunt and kill.