The number one reason for Jay Lowe to get a job at another major university???? All the teams I oversee are kickin' ass right now. Yesterday, Wake baseball completed a two game sweep of Georgia Tech, women's tennis improved to 2-0 in the ACC with a win over Georgia Tech today, while also dismissing No. 6 Texas Friday and men's tennis keeps rolling, as they notched their 10th straight victory yesterday.
What's the lesson?
Hire Jay Lowe and your teams will win.
Ok, there may not be any truth to that at all, but doesn't change the fact that I still need a job.
So the ASSociate head baseball coach for Tech used to have a similar job on the Wake staff. Last year, he decided to leave the Deacs for the ghetto, errrr I mean, Atlanta and the Jackets. This guy never did anything wrong to me, but always seemed to think highly of himself. Which I suppose isn't a crime, but when it drives everyone else around you nuts, maybe there is a problem. So I'm bringing this up because the funniest thing I heard this weekend came from his wife.
Lots of fans out this weekend, so parking became a problem at Hooks Stadium (which it ALWAYS will until we start choppin' some of those trees down). So this coach's wife pulls up and I direct her to an additional lot. She peers over her sunglasses and says to me:
"Oh parking must be a problem because my husband's back and everyone wants to see the two teams beat each other up."
Because your husband is back?!?!? Are you kidding? I think our Wake baseball fans are informed, and probably most of them realize this coach used to be at Wake and now is on the Tech staff now, but gimme a break. People who think so highly of themselves need to get a life. No one man is bigger than the world.
More importantly it's March Madness time, probably my favorite time of the year. My Georgia Bulldogs are trying to make their first trip to the sweet 16 since 1996. Since CBS is an evil regime, I am not allowed to watch this game on TV unless I head over to the one pub in town that is showing it. I declined, and am now sitting in front of my computer biting my nails as my dogs are down 6 to Southern Illinois. Who? I don't know, but I'll keep you posted.
So here are my top five favorite albums right now. If you are a fan of sting or live music, I highly suggest Sting's latest CD, "…all this time." It is a collection of Sting's originals and a couple of Police tunes, but done at a much different pace. The entire album has a very classy jazz feel to it. Never have been a huge solo-Sting fan, but this disc is worth it.
The gentleman who plays trumpet on "…all this time," is a man by the name of Chris Botti. His latest album is entitled, "Night Sessions." Again, this is more of the smooth jazz music that I've been getting into a lot lately. There are only two vocal tracks on this CD, with one featuring Shawn Colvin. If you are into modern jazz at all, buy this disc.
A newcomer to the music scene is Graham Colton. Hailing from the lone star state, Colton's debut CD is self-titled and features only nine tracks. Two of the tracks, "Jessica" and "Best Thing" have been spinning on my Win Amp player since I downloaded them back in December. I suggest you check out this CD if you are into modern rock.
Colton has been the under study to one of my favorite musicians, Cary Pierce. Formerly of the band Jackopierce, Cary is just about to release his latest album, "For Everything, Volume 2." This has been pre-ordered, so I am not technically listening to it now, but guarantee this will be played in my car for weeks once I get it. Jackopierce is a huge influence of mine, so I'm always interested the check out any new music from the former members.
Dogs down by 5 with just under 6 minutes to go. Damnit.
The last cd I'll include on this list is a few years old. The band is called Rockwell Church. No, they aren't religious music. They are extremely talented guitar players and lyricists. "Through the Fall," was released back in 1997, but has recently made a reappearance in my CD changer. This was a disc that, at the time, had some special meaning. This next go-around has caused me to really pay attention to the lyrics and the incredibly talented guitar work (dogs down 3 with 3 minutes). This is one of those discs where I actually listen to every song on the disc.
It is CDs like these that really make me wish Argus had tried a little harder. Not to say we'd ever be as successful as a Sting or even half successful as I'm sure Graham Colton will end up being, but still makes me miss playing. So that is why I'll use this to make the announcement that Argus will be returning to Shorty's (on the campus of Wake Forest), Tuesday, April 23 at 7pm. I know we always say this might be the last Argus show, but this is at least one of the last few. Erich has been accepted to the highly competitive Wake Forest P.A. program, and hopefully … hopefully … I'll have a good job somewhere by June or July. So come check out some Argus action on April 23rd.
Dogs bow out of the tourney, 77-75. Thanks Dogs, thanks for a great season and a SEC East Title.