Thursday, July 27, 2006

Ahh... doping is great.

Wow. If this turns out to be true, it's going to be extremely upsetting. I would imagine that it is true, seeing as he has refused to comment on the situation. I suppose you could also include that amazing single stage performance in the Tour as supporting evidence. But, I also heard that he was taking Cortisone shots in his hip throughout the Tour, which could lead to high levels of testosterone. It will be interesting to see how if turns out -- if Floyd is found guilty they will give the race to Oscar Pereiro.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Going Out West (to see some Panic tonight!)

Friday, July 21, 2006

Go Floyd Go!

This Tour has been such a wild ride - on Wednesday, Floyd Landis completely cracked. He was isolated from his team and was dropped by the attack group. He finished the stage 10 minutes off the leader, in 20th place. That was until yesterday. He starting the stage with a 10 minute deficit and came off the front of the peloton on the first climb with a group of attackers including Sastre and Pereiro - the two guys sitting in lead - then he dropped them and finished the stage 5 1/2 minutes ahead everyone else. This is unheard of, Phil and Paul(commentators) were calling this the greatest single day performance in modern cycling. I would say Lance's performance in 99' Tour - Race to the top of Haut a Comp would give yesterday a run for it's money - if I remember correctly he beat the rest of the field by 15 minutes that day, tough call I guess. Pretty impressive either way.

Landis is now only 30 seconds out of the yellow jersey, with two stages left. Saturday is a big day - the last individual time trial and the Landis' opportunity to win the Tour. In the first individual time trial he dominated, beating Oscar Pereiro's time by more that 7 minutes. The peloton is rolling into Paris on Sunday. I suggest you watch it, pretty cool seeing the peloton roll down the Champs-Elysees and see the sprinters run it out for the last of the sprinter's points and the green jersey.

In honor of Floyd's incredible performance yesterday, I gave stay classy some cycling graphics. Pretty sharp - eh?

Thursday, July 20, 2006

A Flying Tube!

Hell Yeah!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Well we finally settled on a name for the band - The Four Left Turns - since there are four of us, kinda fits I guess. Plus there is sort of a Nascar reference in there, which is kinda funny... Also you can take it a bunch of different ways - I don't think it pigeon-holes into any certain genre. I did a logo and some type design, so we are ready to roll. We laid down the first half of our EP in a friend's studio last weekend, in the next couple weeks we will have 6 song EP ready to go - so we can start to find some gigs. If you are wondering what kind of music we play, I would maybe compare it to The Magic Numbers or maybe The Jayhawks, but with more of a bluegrass/country influence. *Disclaimer: by saying that, I do not mean that we are by any means as awesome as the afore mentioned bands. Expect some mp3s soon and maybe a myspace page as well.

Broken Social Scene on Youtube.

When it's all said and done, probably my favorite band, or maybe top two (Wilco?). I love how much Leslie Feist and Amy Millan get into the music. If you wanna check out some more live footage - hit up youtube.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Holy Shit.

That's all I can say, I can't believe they're doing this.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Stage 10 - Landis takes the Yellow Jersey.

If there are any of you out there that wanna get into the Tour - or at least wanna check out a good stage, watch the rerun of today's race. Today was the second day in the mountains and it was a pretty entertaining race... Floyd Landis dawned the Yellow Jersey for the first time ever, and Levi Leiphemer finished third - both Americans. It looks like Landis may have a good chance of taking the whole thing - which I am pulling for. He used to be the Mtn. Biking World Champion, then switched to road riding a few years back. Team Discovery was nowhere to be found. Today's stage is playing again tonight on OLN, channel 608 from 7 - 10.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

An Evening with Kevin Smith.

A couple of my friends have seen Kevin Smith speak in person and they raved about it - after seeing these you will understand why... but I guess that's not really a big surprise, considering the greatness of Dogma and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Here's a snippet of the lecture - a four part story on his work with Prince.

Friday, July 07, 2006

And a little more D. Brent starting right... about....

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


Phil doing his best rendition of the GarzaDance in the Woodlands Pavillion after the Black Crowes show. Thanks to all the Houstonians for showing us a good time this past weekend.