A little something to kill the time as we ramp up for the big VD/Family Day long weekend. Quick and dirty. Let's get to it.
Super Bowl Journal
By Bruce Springsteen
An inside look at why the Boss finally decided to play to the biggest audience in the history of rock and roll, and what he was feeling as he did so.
Thanks to Deeve for the tip
Pittsburgh Proves It: Franchise QB = Long-Term Success
By Nick Bakay
I remember the 2004 NFL draft like it was yesterday. The Bills were sitting there with the 13th pick, and I vividly recall hoping and praying that Big Ben would still be on the board... Then they cut to coach Cowher talking to Roethlisberger on the phone, asking him if he would welcome the opportunity to play in Pittsburgh. Ugh... The Steelers ended up winning 2 Superbowls in 4 years, and the Bills ended up selecting J.P. Losman. Kill me.
Thanks to DJ Smitty for the link
Taking Apart the $819 billion Stimulus Package
The Washington Post
A Coles-notes version of where the money in Barack Obama's stimulus package is headed, and when.
On a side note, I loved Obama's presser Monday night. Especially when he cut off Helen Thomas for trying to go 2-for-1 on him. And when the hour was over, I literally sat back and thought to myself: "Barack is turning the U.S. into Canada... Sweet."
Thanks to Llibs for the piece.
Announcing: Gorilla vs. Booze III
By Gorilla vs. Bear.net
You see? This is why SxSW is on my ultimate list of things to do before I die. Not only is one of my favourite music blogs hosting a night at The Peacock, featuring White Denim, Girls, and Harlem (among others), but they're doing so with the added bonus of providing FREE BEER!!! And Red Stripe, at that.
With God as my witness, I will be heading to Austin in March one of these years...
The YouTube clip of the week comes courtesy of David Letterman, Joaquin Phoenix, and the former leader of the World's Most Dangerous Band, whose maniacal laughter was the crowning moment in this virtuoso performance. I don't know if it was a result of drugs, alcohol, or a brilliantly played part, but I just couldn't take my eyes off of this.