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Grateful Dead’s Spirit is Alive and Well in 2010

Posted in History, Music, Television with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2010 by clarencethehorse

Further came to the Mullins Center at UMass Amherst on February 19, featuring Bob Weir and Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead.

I can’t say if the mothership ever arrived for  Sideshow Bob above, but the rest of the earthlings partied like Jerry Garcia was still on this side of the grass.

The band’s lineup also includes John Kadlecik, formerly of the Dark Star Orchestra, stepping into Jerry’s spot on guitar.

Here’s Kadlecik and the Dark Star Orchestra in November 2008:

Mullins Center * University of Massachusetts * Amherst, MA

February 19, 2010

Set 1: Not Fade Away> Althea>
All New Minglewood Blues
Dire Wolf, Friend of the Devil
Cassidy, Casey Jones

Set 2: Lost Sailor>
Saint of Circumstance
New Speedway Boogie>
Drums> King Solomon’s Marbles
Caution (Do Not Step On Tracks>
Dark Star> Other One>
Let It Grow>
Not Fade Away

E: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

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Stars of the evening included the new glimmer twins, Massive Head wound Kathleen (long story) and Kerry Blue.

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Click on massive head wound Harry below for the original video from SNL:

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Bruins Finally Get a Win – Losing Streak is Over

Posted in Boston Bruins, History, Hockey, Movies, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2010 by clarencethehorse

Boston Bruins fans collectively exhaled on Sunday afternoon, as the Bruins beat Montreal 3-0 to end their losing streak at 10 games.

Tuukka Rask was in net and made 36 saves for his third shutout of the season, and Marco Sturm scored twice to lead the B’s at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

It was the Bruins first home victory since their New Year’s Day victory in the Winter Classic at Fenway Park.

The game also featured the first NHL goal of Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid:

…as well as the first NHL fight for Blake (don’t call me Bob Sweeney) Wheeler:

It looks like that off-season training regimen finally paid off:

Rask was huge in this game, especially in the second period when the Canadiens outshot the Bruins 15-3, as he earned his third shutout of the season and added fuel to the Bruins goaltender debate.  Rumors are also swirling about the Bruins making Tim Thomas available as the March 3rd NHL trade deadline approaches.

The Bruins (24-22-11) stand two points out of the 8th and final playoff spot in the eastern conference as they head into tonight’s game in Buffalo.  Road games will follow in Tampa Bay on Thursday, then in Sunrise, FL  against the Florida Panthers on Saturday.  Then, they enter the two-week break for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

After losing 10 games in a row, the Bruins are only two points out of the playoff race?  Wow….Bruins fans really should:

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

Bruins Stay Consistent, lose to Canadiens; Go for Tenth Straight Loss Today Against Canucks

Posted in Boston Bruins, History, Hockey, Music, Television with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2010 by clarencethehorse

In a game that Clarence was lucky enough to attend, the Boston Bruins reached a level of futility that has not been seen in 85 years as they lost their ninth consecutive game, this time 3-2 in a shootout against the Canadiens in Boston.

85 years ago.

Here’s a little perspective on how long it has been since the Bruins last lost 9 in a row in the 1924-25 season.

In 1924-25:

  • A 35-year old Adolf Hitler had just been released from Landsberg Prison and was finishing up Mein Kampf.
  • J. Edgar Hoover had just been appointed head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a post he would hold for 47 years until his death in 1972.
  • American airman Russell L. Maughan flies from New York to San Francisco in 21 hours and 48 minutes on a dawn-to-dusk flight in a Curtiss pursuit.
  • A gallon of gas was 19 cents.
  • Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President of the United States to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.
  • In New York City the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
  • John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution.
  • …and Andy Rooney celebrated his 65th birthday.

In any case, here are a few shots from the game:

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I have run out of quality Soup(y Sales) clips, as I didn’t expect so many (losses) – so here’s a look back at the golden age of television advertising:

…and how wrong is this?  Fred and Barney hawking Winstons!

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The Northwest Division leading Vancouver Canucks visit the TD Garden today, as the Bruins try to avoid their tenth straight loss – as well as falling back to .500 (currently 23-22-10).

In other NHL news, the Ilya Kovalchuk sweepstakes is over – he is now a New Jersey Devil.

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With the NHL trading deadline looming on March 3, I am hoping the Bruins don’t do anything hasty.

Kings Crown Peasant Bruins 2-1 in Shootout

Posted in Boston Bruins, History, Hockey, Music, Television with tags , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2010 by clarencethehorse

Saturday night’s loss to the Los Angeles Kings made it seven straight losses for the Boston Bruinsnow 1-8-2 in their last 11 games.