Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Album Reviews: Velvet Negroni, Maneskin, and Coco Jones

Explicit Language

Bulli by Velvet Negroni

I'd never heard of Velvel Negroni, but I found this album interesting to listen to.  It's an odd blend of music that somehow works together in an interesting way.  Fun to listen to on a road trip or out on a walk with the dog.  

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Update on Kentucky's Status

Overall Record:  16-7
SEC Record:  7-3 (5th place)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency:  116.4 (19th in the country)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency:  99.6 (69th)
Adjusted Efficiency Margin:  16.82 (33d)
Luck:  173
Projected Overall Record:  20-11
Projected SEC Record:  11-7

Record in "A" games:  1-6
Record in "B" games:  5-0
Record in other games:  10-1

Remaining games:

2/11:  at Georgia
2/15:  at Mississippi St.
2/22:  at Florida
2/25:  AUBURN
3/4:  at Arkansas

With the lone exception of the Vandy game on Senior Night, Ken Pom predicts that each of UK's remaining games will be decided by four points or less.

Saturday, February 4, 2023

1976: What's On TV Through Feb. 15?

It's the Olympics!

04 Feb 1976, Wed The Paducah Sun (Paducah, Kentucky) Newspapers.com

The Sun-Democrat ran that little blurb on its front sports page Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1976, and I'm pretty sure they are going to do so daily throughout XII Winter Olympic Games, Innsbruck, 1976. That'll be helpful.

Channel 3 had an Olympics preview on Tuesday night, but I probably missed that to watch the NBA All-Star Game (huge night for first-year Washington Bullet Dave Bing, so I'm pretty sure--jump, jump, slam, slam--we're going all the way after last spring's disappointment). I imagine I'll be pretty dialed in now through Feb. 15, however. It appears there's quite a bit available from Jim McKay, Dorothy Hamill and the rest on YouTube.

For the opening ceremonies, we'll enjoy the wordless coverage from Ã–sterreichischer Rundfunk, "ORF," an Austrian national public broadcaster. Then we'll close out the night with some familiar Chris Schenkel/Dick Buttons love on the ice-dancing compulsories.

I love the Olympics, and I love the Internet and the HP.

Thursday, February 2, 2023

KHSAA Boys' Basketball Update

Here is the latest KHSAA Boys' Basketball Top 20 from MaxPreps:

1.  Warren Central:  21-1 (hosts Bowling Green tomorrow night)
2.  Cov. Catholic:  19-2
3.  Lex. Catholic:  23-2
4.  Lou. Ballard:  18-3 (LIT Champs)
5.  Great Crossing:  21-4 (lost to Lex. Catholic on Jan. 28)
6.  Collins:  19-3
7.  McCracken Co:  21-2 (at Tilghman (17-6) tomorrow night)
8.  N. Oldham:  19-5
9.  Bowling Green:  21-4 (at Warren Central tomorrow night)
10.  Mason Co:  23-2 (2A Champs) (13 wins in a row)
11.  George Rogers Clark:  17-4 (defending state champs)
12.  Lyon Co:  17-5
13.  Lou. Western:  16-7 
14.  Lincoln Co:  18-5 (12 wins in a row)
15.  Evangel Christian:  21-3 (Class A Champs)
16.  Lou. Trinity:  16-6
17.  Harlan:  20-3 (lost to Martin Co. in Class A state tournament)
18.  Grant Co:  20-4
19.  Owensboro Catholic:  20-3
20.  Pulaski Co:  21-3

The regular season ends in two weeks.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Album Reviews: Blessing Offor, Jessie Murph, BANNERS, Belle and Sebastian, and Vedo


My Tribe by Blessing Offor

Debut album from Blessing Offor who went to Belmont University and was on The Voice.  It's feels a bit dry to me, but it's not a bad album though a bit long.  There wasn't anything on here that really grabbed me but he is a talented vocalist and I think with the right producer could create something interesting.  If you need a positive lift then this could be a good album to throw on.