Showing posts from January, 2016

The Cure

I don't profess to be the BIGGEST Cure Fan.  I did however go through a Cure phase back in high school. For about 4 years I was very influenced by the Cure.  Porl Thompson was a guitar hero to me and most of my favorite tunes involved his contributions.  I'm in a small minority when I claim the WISH album was the pinnacle of the Cure.  That's when 'my' Cure sort of dissolved after that album.  Some players left and were replaced.  They weren't' quite the same for me after that.  I enjoyed some of the stuff they put out but feel they would never recapture that 90's period. After all I was a teenager then and nothing really compares to that very impressionable age.
I recently had a very good friend discover the Cure.  The catalog is vast and spans I think almost 4 Decades.  Here are the albums that resonated with me the most.

Standing on the Beach the Singles.  This was my introduction to the Cure.  It was a sort of best of up to 1981 I think.  Killing a…

My Favorite Podcasts

Had an interesting discussion about podcasts today.  Here's my favorites at the moment.

First i'm so glad that Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan re-surfaced after being laid off.  They're now part of the Bill Simmons Podcast Network and that's just awesome.  Channel 33 is what it's filed under.

Steve Dangle Podcast (you might know him from the Leafs youtube videos that show up on Sportsnet from time to time).  His Leafs centric podcast with Adam Wylde is great. Hockey player impressions.

Marek vs Wyshnyski  - more hockey.  Also hilarious, but with a bit more depth to it.  Jeff Marek of Hockey Night In Canada and Greg Wyshnyski of Yahoo sports really get into some meat and potato stuff.  More hockey player impressions.  Oh and it's extra special when Greg Lozzo is on.

Eli Glasner on film (CBC) quick in depth movie reviews.

The Filip and Fredrik podcast - to Sweedes talking pop culture with a very abrasive comedic flair.  They are celebrities in their home country. …