Friday, June 29, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
People don't understand it's so much more than just trying to put a little while ball in a hole in the ground. It's the bond between friends, it's the opportunity to escape from the daily grind, it's the pursuit of perfection. Sure you take 90-100 swings and only a handful are good, but it just takes one good shot to keep you coming back. You think to yourself: "I could make shots like that more often." Your buddies all rave about that shot you hit, and it just feels so good. I'm hoping Thursday mornings become my regular golf day... Any takers
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
I went to the concert knowing maybe 3 or 4 songs by the Fray really well, so I wasn't sure how I would feel about the show when it was all said and done. The set-up on the stage was pretty sweet. They had these lantern-style lights hanging from the ceiling which were pretty sweet. (see the last picture) They also had thousands of lights hanging behind the band which were see through when they were off, but when they were turned on became a giant video screen. (see 3rd picture) So during "How To Save A Life" they had this sepia-toned home video playing, chronicling the childhood of these 2 boys. It was probably the hilite of the show for me. So technically it was a pretty sweet show... Lots of lights and interesting stage set-up.
As for the band's performance... Not quite as good. You see, The Fray aren't the kind of band that's going to make the crowd move a whole lot. So they need to be able to do something else. (The Dave Matthews Band for example will jam for 5+ minutes, showing off their musical abilities.) The Fray didn't do "something else." It was pretty much exactly like it was on the CD. Maybe it's because they were in this giant amphitheatre, you lose the intimate feel. I think if they would have played in a small club (maybe 1500-2000 capacity) the show would have been amazing. The Fray is more of a club/coffeehouse style band, not one that plays at big venues. Their songs are the kind you listen to in front of a fire with a hot bevie in your hand. At least that's how I see their music being used.
It was a very chilly night down on Lake Ontario, and maybe that plays a role in the rating. Overall I would give it a 5/10. The technical aspect of the show was pretty sweet, but not enough to give it a solid grade.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
I made it all the way to third (and eventually scored!)
The Barrie Brewers were well represented on Saturday (L to R) Fitzy, Christian, Cooker and Shawn all showed well.
This weekend (Thursday-Monday) we host the big tournament in Barrie. Teams coming from the US, Quebec and all over Ontario. If you're looking for something to do, come to the Barrie Community Sports Complex and check it out!
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Apparently I didn't do any lasting damage though, when Crystal came home from work Snax was wound up and VERY hyper. I've determined the problem is she's female... They have unexplained mood swings all the time.
Monday, June 18, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Crazy huh? Betcha don't feel like going to get fast-food now do you?
Monday, June 4, 2007
They have 4 people running the show in the mornings. (Ben, Woody, Tim & Jean-Guy) You've got to be kidding me! They need 4 guys?!? They hardly do anything in the morning. No Top 8@8, No All Request Hour and no Slammin' Christian Hits. They play Avalon and Phillips, Craig, & Dean all the time! I think they are treating Jean-Guy poorly.
My Slammin' friends I need your help. Email Ben & Woody (firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com) and let them know we slammers are going to get to Jean-Guy and let him know there's a better world waiting for him at night! "Jean-Guy - The Slammin' Butler" sounds good!