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Archive for July, 2007

July 30, 2007

NASCAR: Thoughts On The Brickyard 400

Just finished watching most of the Brickyard 400. It was kind of like a lot of recent races: exciting at the beginning, fast forward through the middle, then kind of exciting near the end. Of course, congratulations go to Tony Stewart for winning the race. It’s nice to see a race won by a driver […]

July 27, 2007

NASCAR: Notes After An Off Weekend

The Nextel Cup was off this past weekend, but a lot sure is happening in the series. DEI is buying Ginn Racing. In a deal that leaves Sterling Marlin, Joe Nemechek, and Regan Smith out in the cold, Mark Martin will drive the 01 car for DEI, splitting duties with their new driver Aric Almirola. […]

July 24, 2007

GPS Woes

I’ve owned a Garmin GPS V for several years. I bought it when I had the illusion that I’d be doing a lot of “adventure” biking on the Kawasaki KLR650 motorcycle I bought in 2002. I had that bike about 8 months before trading it in on a cruiser. The GPS unit fit my needs […]

July 19, 2007

Music Listening Ettiquette

We went to see Rachel Williams Wednesday night at 3rd & Lindsley. She was celebrating the release of her new CD, Lonely At The Bottom. The place was packed. I liked the music (especially since our friend, Vickie Carrico, was singing background). The crowd was full of Rachel’s fans. So you’d think that they’d have […]

July 17, 2007

IndyCar: “Nashville” Superspeedway a Snoozer

The yearly IndyCar race was held at “Nashville” Superspeedway Sunday. Rain caused the race to be postponed from its Saturday night start. Scott Dixon won the race. Dario Franchitti led most of the first half of the race, but Dixon took advantage of some slow cars that were holding up Franchitti and passed him. After […]

July 16, 2007

Fairgrounds Race Track Future in Doubt

A few years ago, when the politicians were lobbying the public to approve the stadium, you’d have thought that Nashville had never been home to professional sports. As usual, motorsports in this city didn’t get any respect. NASCAR held one or two races at the Speedway at the fairgrounds every year from 1957 to 1984. […]

July 13, 2007

F1 Leaves Indy

Formula One won’t be back at Indianapolis next year to run the US Grand Prix. F1 came back to America to race at the specially created road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 8 years ago. According to F1 head Bernie Ecclestone, F1 doesn’t need the race in the US, despite the fact that the […]

July 12, 2007

Digital Music

So, the Spice Girls had to go to the studio and record their “perfect” parts before their appearance at the Concert for Dianna? Seems they felt they were a little rusty in the vocal department, and decided to use some computer technology to “help” them out. In a nutshell, what they did was record the […]

July 11, 2007

Record Label Shenanigans

I just finished reading this post about a band called The Ohio Express. In my book, record labels are one step above loan sharks, but this story takes the cake. In a nutshell, the one big hit the band had, “Yummy Yummy Yummy” wasn’t even recorded by them. It was done by session musicians, but […]

July 10, 2007

NASCAR: The Last Pepsi 400

Since I got burned out on weekly NASCAR racing a few years ago, about the only races I try to make an effort at watching are the restrictor plate races, since they usually have more excitement than the others. Saturday night’s Pepsi 400 was one of the better races Ive seen in a while. Here […]