Monthly Archives: April 2011

Some Quick n Dirty Thoughts on the Four Western Conference First Round Losers

The San Antonio Spurs don’t need an overhaul. They just need another big. The media’s frequent use of the word overhaul in reference to the Spurs following their first round defeat by the Memphis Grizzlies is a horrible case of … Continue reading

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Pace Matters: The Spurs v. The Grizzlies

In the NBA for the most part players have to be big or quick (a few, Hakeem Olujawon comes to mind) are both), and teams mirror these characteristics. Big teams play slowly to let their size advantage manifest, and small … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Gerard Smith of TV on the Radio

A link:  http://www.pitchfork.com/news/42277-rip-tv-on-the-radios-gerard-smith/ A story.  I didn’t just know Gerard via his music, but I knew him personally and he was great.  He and bandmate Kyp Malone worked at Verb Cafe in 2004 when I started at Bedford Cheese Shop. … Continue reading

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More for the Archives: Three from WSJ and One at The Daily

At WSJ on jazz bassist Ben Allison, http://on.wsj.com/gX0yly At WSJ on photographer Dane Shitagi of The Ballerina Project, http://on.wsj.com/hefVeB At WSJ on the Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival, http://on.wsj.com/etjBNL And At The Daily on the New Wave of American Cheddars, http://bit.ly/fFlxrk

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