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JLBNYC 12th Warrior


Member since 31 January 2012 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Attending the 2015 National Championship Game

    Attending multiple Yankees World Series games from 1996 on.
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  • NHL TEAM: NY Rangers
  • NBA TEAM: NY Knicks
  • MLB TEAM: NY Yankees

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Comment 10 hours ago

The Cure  - Disintegration

The Cure-  Faith

The Cure - Pornography

GNR - Appetite for Destruction

Bowie- Scary Monsters and Super Creeps

The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy

 Pixies- surfer rosa
Pixies- Doolittle

Talking Heads - Remain in Light

Sonic Youth  - daydream nation

Elvis Costello - Imperial Bedroom

Elvis Costello - Get Happy

Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell

Metallica - And Justice for All


Pretenders II

Rush - Moving Pictures

Springsteen - The River

Police - Ghost in the Machine

Van Halen - Fair Warning

SRV- Texas Flood

Talking Heads- Stop Making Sense

Talking Heads- Speaking in Tounges

Janes Addiction - Nothings Shocking

Prince - 1999

The Clash - London Calling

Metallica- Kill em all

Roxy Music- Avalon

Springsteen - Nebraska

Springsteen - Tunnel of Love

Pete Townshend - Empty Glass

Comment 16 hours ago

First, I totally agree with "We Built this City"-- absolutely horrible song. 

Others that should be on the list:

I know others will disagree, but I think "Heart of Rock n Roll' by huey lewis is an awful song (if you want a good song that mentions  Cleveland, listen to Cleveland Rocks. 

Wasnt thrilled with most of Phil Collins' work.

The aforementioned Billy Squier - Rock me tonight

Lionel Richie had a hand in ruining the 80s (dancing on the ceiling and "hello" were particularly bad)

Wham was horrible. 

Paul McCartney should be embarrassed by Ebony and Ivory and say say say

"We are the world" was a bad song

Here is  a bonus bad song (came out in '91) (he also ruined a Lou Reed song the next year)

Comment 05 Oct 2015

That is the start of Buckeye heartbreak for me.  Those Archie/Corny Greene teams (72-75) should have had 2 titles and they had none.  From '68-79, OSU won one NCAA national championship and lost 4 games to end the season that would have given them additional titles ('69, '70, '75 and '79).  That doesn't even count '73, which was one of OSU's all-time greatest teams and went 10-0-1, with a pummeling of USC in Rose Bowl (that tie against Mich cost them).  

Comment 05 Oct 2015

Yep -  OSU underachieved all decade.   I'm sure Earle is a good man and i know he loves the Buckeyes, but a mediocre coach in my opinion.  '84 team was totally loaded and it went 9-3 with a bowl loss and losses to a 5-loss purdue team and 4-loss wisconsin team. 

'84 Bucks - Lots of NFL talent on that team.  Byars was best player in the country, Tomzcack - solid college QB. OL was loaded, included Lachey. C Carter was a beast.  Speaking of which. Defense had Pepper johnson, Spielman, Kumerow, W. White, Terry White. 

Comment 02 Oct 2015

"Black is black...I want my baby back"   ...Roy Orborson

Roy Orbison?

Not sure what he has to do with that song

Comment 02 Oct 2015

Saw the Police at Richfield in '83 (Bowie the next night).   They were a great band. I respect the fact that they left when they were at a peak. And the reunion tour was fun

Comment 17 Sep 2015

Afterwards, these clowns started calling in and saying that OSU was an SEC team in the B1G which I personally take offense to. Absurd.

From a pure football perspective, i take this as a compliment.  OSU is playing a different game than the rest of the Big Ten in every respect and to be compared to fast, athletic and successful teams is praise to me.  I know the SEC took some bad losses during the bowl season (I only cared about one of those games) but you can't ignore the success of the last 9 years. 

Comment 11 Sep 2015

I was going to a meeting that morning around 15 blocks from the Towers.   I was in a conference room with a direct view of the towers and saw the second plane hit.  The fireball was massive. Given that there was likely no way for me to get home other than walking 80 blocks uptown, i decided to stay put until the crowds thinned out, which meant i also saw both towers go down. The debris cloud looked like it might reach the Statue of Liberty.  Very chilling to see fighter planes in the sky and a mass of people walking up the west side highway.  All of it was horrible to see and  I wish i hadnt seen any of those things. 

On the first anniversary, i woke up at around 430 AM because there were red lights shining in my apartment.  i looked out my window and saw a solemn procession of firetrucks, bagpipes and firemen marching all the way down broadway to Ground Zero (i was in the 80s on Broadway).  It was a very moving sight.