Saturday, June 19, 2010

WCP #13: Deep Space & Deep Frustration

We went out to the Savoy last night to see Deep Space. It'd been a couple years since we last saw them. The rain seemed to keep people away... there was a very small crowd, but over the last 2 years, they've gotten much tighter & more inventive. The opening band, Mr. Shiz (or something like that) was alright; they came complete w/ a sax player & a Seger cover. I wonder if they also did Springsteen tunes before we got there. I also wonder what inspires people in 2010 to put together an A Street/SIlve Bullitt type band. Deep Space's setlist was cool, but I can't remember it as precisely as I'd like. They opened w/ "The Mighty Quinn," played "Mexicali Blues" 2nd or 3rd & and early "Chinatown Shuffle" that confused a lot of people. They also played an interesting "Wish you Were Here" that nearly fell apart right before the vocals start, but they pulled it together nicely. Stephanie claims I put that song on some mix-tape for her when I was 18. I guess the message I was sending to her was "I wish you hadn't blown your mind on acid so we could still record music together." What was I thinking? Other highlights included a long "Estimated," a funky "Hard to Handle," a cool "Up On Crippled Creek," & I think they closed they closed w/ a fun "Franklin's">"Throwin' Stones." I hope we don't have to wait another 2 years to see them, but Sean claimed they may be taking some time off soon, so we'll see. As far as The Savoy is concerned, they still need to make some changes if they want to become a cool venue for live music. 1) better beer 2) better prices 3) glasses instead of plastic mugs 4) locking the door from the bar next door so random Tucker Maxesque frat boys can't aimlessly wander through looking to get laid.

Speaking of improvements that need to be made, the ref in yesterday's USA v Slovenia match could have done a better job (the USA could have done a better job in the 1st half too, but come on!) His name is Koman Coulibaly, & you can hate him by joining "Yanks who Hate Koman Coulibaly" here. This guy deserves 10x the vitriol that was spewed @ Jim Joyce. At least the Tigers still won that game & it was just one in a long season. This is the World Fucking Cup! Taking the win away w/ such a shite call is unacceptable. Unacceptable I say! What would Jackie Chiles say? "Unacceptable, inexcusable... incomprehensible!" And this brings us to what you've been waiting for... Your Visions of Ypsi Player of the Day. After a piss poor 1st half, but before a piss-poor entire game from England, the USA fought back to draw w/ Slovenia 2-2. Landy's goal was pretty sweet, but it was the holding midfielder who dug in & really pushed before getting the equalizer himself. Edu was robbed, but Your Visions of Ypsi Player of the Day is Michael Bradley. (He's the 1st person so far to get the award after having also gotten it @ the 2009 Confederations Cup... I'll have to check the archives to see who won @ the 2008 European Championships.)
Check him out... telling the ref what's up

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