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Member since 12 October 2011 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: January 3 2003, Tempe Arizona, Sun Devil Stadium.
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals

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Comment 16 hours ago

I can rock out sometimes. A lot of the pop/rock arrangements for orchestra are really bad but I found a good arrangement of Purple Haze by Hendrix to do with my high school kids in my last job. One of my viola players was a good guitar player so he ditched the viola and dressed up as Hendrix and played the solo lines. One of the bass players got the privilege of playing my electric bass and we pulled in a kid from the concert band to play drum set. We turned the amps up to 11. I was the cool teacher after that.

Comment 11 Feb 2016
Les Claypool is one of my bass heros (I'm a bassist) along with Cliff Burton, Charles Mingus, Edgar Meyer, and Jaco Pastorius. All different styles. All amazing.
Comment 11 Feb 2016
Music is one of those things that can immediately transport you to a time and place in you memory. Listening to some "...And Justice for All" today took me right back to my best friends house the first time I heard that album. His parents weren't home and we cranked "Blackened" and just thrashed about in the living room. Good times.
Comment 10 Feb 2016

I've always heard that the surviving members of Metallica purposely turned down the bass on "...And Justice for All" as some sort of tribute to Cliff/ they wanted to screw with Jason. Has this ever been confirmed or is it just an internet conspiracy theory? I wouldn't doubt it, they treated Jason pretty badly at times when he first joined the band. He was, in a way, the stand-in for their rage over Cliff's death. 

Comment 06 Feb 2016
I'm all over the Newmans pizzas. I usually dress them up a little, some Italian seasoning, either sriracha or Franks Red Hot and then some extra cheese. The Newmans spaghetti sauce and salad dressings are good too.
Comment 04 Feb 2016
When comparing coaches and saying "coach x=coach y" I want objectivity, not subjectivity. If we want to get into the other I guess we could somehow compare recruiting rankings and records. In that regard I would bet Thad would come out on top. Richt has had some unbelievable classes and done not really come close to a national championship, unlike Thad. The Chris Jent comment I am behind all the way (see my above comment). This iteration of the coaching staff has underwhelmed. Remember what happened to the football team and the defense with a shakeup of the staff (bringing in Ash and Johnson for Whithers and Vrable).
Comment 04 Feb 2016
To limit Thad's numbers to just OSU then it is: 11 seasons completed, 5 regular season championships. There's also the 4 B1G tournament championships, the NIT championship, 2 final fours.
Comment 04 Feb 2016
Mark Richt: 15 seasons, 2 conference championships. Thad Matta: 16 seasons, 8 regular season conference championships (between Butler, Xavier, and Ohio State). Is it still fair?
Comment 04 Feb 2016
The original comment was "Thad won't win championships on a regular basis". Under that criteria it's only Coack K among active coaches.
Comment 04 Feb 2016
I'm trying to stay positive considering the team has gotten better over the course of the year. Right now I'm hoping we see a shakeup of the staff, not Thad though. Some new blood among the assistants. We have lost a lot of good ones and it seems the current iteration is where we have seen the decline in performance. This isn't meant to take heat off Thad since he makes decisions regarding who the assistant coaches are.