Wednesday, June 30, 2010
'Nate Prosser' to a one year contract.
With Staubitz, it does seem the Wild Defense is shaping up!
Prosser (2 yrs ago while at Colorado in college) gets hit, gets up and gets skating again. He is Minnesota born (1986), played 3 games last season with the Wild, had 1 assist and several PIMs.
On the other hand Boogaard went to the NY Rangers for 1.65 Mill for 4 years. Maybe there he will see more icetime?
In other news, it appears that SOCCERhas to contend with similarly 'blind' referees the Hockey world has battled against for a while
With, even in World Cup Soccer!, NO instant replay to confirm or deny a ref's call, made for some heartbreaking losses in South Africa! And some teams' losses caused political havoc at home ;-)! And I thoughts sports are NON political...guess not judging from the news.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
PICK Position / PLAYER BIRTHDAY '09-'10 TEAM HOMETOWN
1/9 FORWARD - Mikael Granlund Feb. 26, 1992 HIFK Finland Oulu, Fin
2/39 RW - Brett Bulmer April 26, 1992 Kelowna, WHL Prince George, BC
2/56 LW - Johan Larsson July 25, 1992 Brynas Jr., SWE-JR. Lau, SWE
3/59 LW - Jason Zucker via trade Jan. 16, 1992 USA U-18, USHL Newport Beach, CA
5/129 Traded to SJ for RW Brad Staubitz Jul 28, 1984 San Jose Sharks Edmonton, AB, CAN
6/159 G - Johan Gustafsson Feb. 28, 1992 Farjestad jr., SWE JR-2 Koping, SWE
7/189 RW - Dylen Mckinlay April 20, 1992 Chilliwack, WHL Langley, BC
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Bonita Springs Resort, FL.
Friday, June 25, 2010
As other draftees and/or prospects materialize I shall post photos if available.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
The rest of us make do with photos.
It's not the first time earth's movement has been detected.
Strange things DO happen when Mother Nature shrugs. Strange things do happen when she weeps,
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
All those purple dots show all locations of pianos on and in the streets of New York , painted and tuned, they really are for YOUR playing pleasure, until July 5th. The idea "Play me, I am yours" by an English artist Luke Jerram. If YOU are a piano Wunderkind the sounds may even be a pleasure for passersby!Not that this idea is so totally new, there was this (see clip) in Lancaster, PA. and so it goes.
Good ideas do come to many at different times ;-)!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
On the other hand there is 67 year old Frank Evans, born in Manchester UK, now a Spanish national re-entering the arena after major surgeries. And he is in remarkable good shape, slender and pliable.
We DID watch a DVD of Tan Dun's "MARCO POLO", an opera within an opera - so called - the other evening and were totally fascinated by the composer's use of 'voices as instruments'. And the visually stunning effects and costumes.
His operas are Tea (seen in Santa Fe) and First Emperor (seen as a Met Simulcast) and Marco Polo (DVD from Netherlands). And a sample of his use of WATER below...
He composed film music (Crouching Tiger,Hidden Dragon) - BTW, that was a stunning film overall.
And made his mark by his bold, unconventional use of classical Eastern and Western instruments, as well as 'organic' instruments such as water, sheets of paper etc.
Whichever of his music we've heard, has caught our attention and drawn us into the unreal and yet fetching, sounds, baffling and delightful at the same time.