Saturday, August 30, 2008

good day.

Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle (RVP x2, Denilson)
Now watching Speed Racer.
Vicki Cristina Barcelona is among my favorite movies this year.
I love comics.
I move in t-minus 19 days.
I'm starting to collect photos of friends after whom I can pattern the physical appearance of characters in my comic. if you are interested in that, let me know.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

for Francesco. and me.

i like making lists lately.
Francesco asked me to make a top 5 records i listened to in High School. i changed it to 10 and this is what i came up with (in no specific order):

-Hot Water Music- Forever and Counting

-At the Drive In- in/casino/out

-Promise Ring- Nothing Feels Good

-Cave In- Until Your Heart Stops

- Get Up Kids- 4 Minute mile

- Curl Up and Die- the Only Good Bug is a Dead Bug

- the Casket Lottery- Choose Bronze

- Cave In- Jupiter

- Saves the Day- Through Being Cool

honorable mentions:
- Rancid- Life Won't Wait.
- You and I- self titled
- Cursive- Storms of Early Summer: Semantics in Song
- Twelve Hour Turn- Victory of Flight

and the best EP's ever are as follows:

-Hot Water Music- Moonpies of Misfits

-Cave In- Creative Eclipses

-Get up Kids- Red Letter Day

-Promise Ring- Boys and Girls

-Elliot- If They Do

- Ink and Dagger- Drive this 7 inch stake through my Philadelphia Heart

man. music used to be awesome.

what happened?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Almost nobody I know will be interested in this, or This one is for me.

I've been worried about Arsenal this preseason. As they've been, I don't think they've got it in them to win things. However, i've figured out the line-up that i would trust most. So, if i were Arséne Wenger, this would be my XI:
Goalkeeper: Almunia (Fabianski)
(L)- Clichy (Traore)
(C)- Gallas (Senderos)
(C)- Toure (Djourou)
(R)- Sagna (Eboue/Hoyte)
(L)- Nasri
(C-Attacking)- Fabregas (Denilson/Wilshere)
(C-Holding)- Song (Diaby/Ramsey)
(R)- Walcott (Vela/Eboue)
Adebayor (Bendtner)
van Persie (Vela)

As far as the Defense go, the line-up writes itself.

In the midfield i've excluded those permanently injured (Rozicky) as well as those i know nothing about (Amaury Bischoff). I hope that Amaury Bischoff surprises me and becomes obvious first team/starting choice on the right (or Rozicky has a miraculous healing) in order to free up Theo to be the first choice striker behind RVP (who I expect to injured any time now, and who hasn't quite refound his touch/positioning). If i'm being honest I just want Eduardo back as first choice.
I chose Song as the holding midfielder because A- Diaby is made of glass and I don't know if he has the chops to play game in, game out, B- Song's experience playing as a center back would calm my concern for the mediocre relationship between Toure and Gallas, and C- when played as a defensive minded center mid-fielder for Cameroon Song has shone, even getting named as one of the Africa Cup of Nation's best players.
Cesc is the obvious choice, as is Nasri on the Left.

Adebayor is our obvious first choice striker. As dumb as he made himself look over the summer, we need him to keep scoring goals. RVP will be the proper attack partner for Ade if he finds his touch again soon. If not i would like to see Theo getting the start partnering Ade. As soon as eduardo is back i want to see him getting time.

For my money- thats the best line up. in my opinion, that line up can win trophies.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Best songs ever...

As of late i've been trying to decide on what the best songs ever are... i'd like to hear your opinions too. (obs. Im not taking into consideration classical music.)

My indisputable #1 is Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

Tied for numbers 2/3 are Kashmir by Led Zepplin

and Tonight, Tonight by the Smashing Pumpkins

Arsenal plays their first champions league match on wednesday against Steve McLaren's FC Twente. We shouldn't have a problem- but who knows lately. After that we have our first league match on the 16th against West Brom. Should be an easy match. but never say never.
(this is where my friends stop reading)

I would love to say that i believe that Arsenal is going to win everything this season, but if i am honest I don't think our team is deep enough to do it. I really do feel that the back 4 needs an overhaul (obs. Clichy and Sagna are wonderful. Its really the centerbacks that worry me (obs. on my obs. if there are criticisms of Clichy or Sagna it's that they are sometimes caught out of position on the counterattack)).

On top of that we NEED to sign someone to take Flamini's role on the team. I would love Gareth Barry, and be excited about Gokhan Inler. We were recently linked with Giavinco- he looks like class, but he looks like he would fill the same role as Nasri (who is already injured...ugh). I would love to see a signing to take the place of RVP. I've lost faith that he will be fit enough to play throughout the season- and he seems to have problems positioning himself properly lately. If i'm honest i really just want Eduardo back. I love him. A lot.

im impressed to death with Jack Wilshere. i wish i had half that talent when i was 16.