Les Paul & Mary Ford – There’s No Place Like Home

while i'm sure les paul is nowhere near the best guitarist EVAH, his name is on the guitar, so that's gotta be worth something (also, mary ain't no slouch herself). here's some fun riffing between les and mary from way back.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63Df09Sodpk
1954

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Game 103 – Twins 9, Rangers 8

This is horribly late, my apologies for that. Great game for the boys last night. Pavano pitched a real stinker, but the bats kept the boys in the game. Watching them make Feliz look like Matt Capps was a sweet, sweet bonus. A Rangers fan was riding me hard on Monday night, and told me to "let him know when Mauer hits something other than a single," so there was a little extra in my fist pump when Mauer stroked that double into left.

Nathan looks filthy, and it makes me happy. I hope he takes sole possession of being All Time King of Savers: Twins Division tonight so meat has that to write about tomorrow.

Final Score: Minnesota Twins 9, Texas Rangers 8
Twins Record: 48-55, 7.0 GB in the AL Central.
WP: Glen Perkins (3-1) | LP: Neftali Feliz (0-2)

Minor Details: Games of 7/26

Rochester 11, Louisville 3 in Louisville.  The Red Wings led 4-3 after four, then scored seven in the fifth.  Brian Dinkelman had two singles and a double.  Dustin Martin, Aaron Bates, and Rene Rivera each singled and doubled, with Bates raising his average to .321.  Liam Hendriks worked six innings, giving up three runs on eight hits and a walk.  Dusty Hughes struck out three in two shutout innings, giving up one hit.

New Hampshire 5, New Britian 4 in New Britain.  The Rock Cats trailed 5-1 after five and scored three in the sixth to make it close, but could not catch up.  Deibinson Romero had two doubles.  Joe Benson had two hits.  Deinys Suarez allowed all five runs on seven hits and four walks in seven innings, striking out six.  Brett Jacobson threw two shutout innings, giving up two hits.

Tampa 2, Ft. Myers 1 in Ft. Myers (11 innings).  Ronnier Mustelier led of the eleventh with a triple and scored the game winning run.  Aaron Hicks had two hits.  Jhon Garcia pitched seven strong innings, giving up a run on six hits and a walk.  Matt Hauser threw three shutout inning, giving up a hit and a walk.  Brad Stillings worked the eleventh and took the loss.

Beloit.  No games scheduled.

Elizabethton 6, Burlington 4 in Burlington.  The Twins broke a 1-1 tie with two in the seventh, then scored three in the eighth to put it away.  Eddie Rosario singled and tripled, raising his average to .312.  Miguel Sano had two hits.  Tim Shibuya got the win, giving up two runs on eight hits with no walks in 6.1 innings.

GCL Orioles at Twins.  Postponed.

DSL Twins 11, White Sox 1 at White Sox.  The Twins scored seven in the fourth to break a 1-1 tie.  Jonatan Ynojoso had two hits.  Wander Guillen tripled and drove in four.  Starter Jose Abreu pitched four innings, giving up an unearned run on four hits and two walks.  Felix Jorge struck out five in three shutout innings, giving up three hits and getting the win.  Ezequiel Zarzuela threw the last two shutout innings, striking out three while giving up two hits.

Pixel Perfect Memories: Fire ‘N Ice

Release Date:  March, 1993
System:  NES
Developer:  Tecmo

Known in Japan as Solomon Key's 2, Fire 'N Ice is so good that if you liked Solomon's Key, you'll probably hate it after playing its sequel.  You play as Dana, the same hero from the first game.  You also still have the ability to create and destroy blocks.  Eliminated from this game is all the magic, secrets, moving enemies, and treasures.  Most importantly, eliminated are the arbitrary clock and play control issues.

Back to the blocks.  As Dana, you create blocks of ice.  You destroy blocks of ice.  You slide blocks of ice.  That's it.  Your job is to destroy the stationary flames on each level.  Despite its simplicity, the immense strategy involved is enough to make the game consistently challenging and interesting over approximately 100 levels.

If you like The Adventures of Lolo games or Bubble Bobble, it'd be difficult to imagine you wouldn't like this one as well.  The cartridge is rare, as it was produced late in the NES's life and wasn't very popular.  But it's the kind of game that is just as enjoyable during emulation.

I've played Angry Birds for a couple days now and I'm already kind of bored with it.  I come back to Fire 'N Ice every couple years and play through it again.

Whatcha playin?

Happy Birthday–July 27

Davy Force (1846)
Joe Tinker (1880)
Rube Walberg (1896)
Biz Mackey (1897)
Benny Bengough (1898)
Zack Taylor (1898)
Leo Durocher (1905)
Kazuto Tsuruoka (1916)
Ray Boone (1923)
Harry Wendelstedt (1938)
Larry Biittner (1945)
Bump Wills (1952)
Rich Dauer (1952)
Brian Kingman (1954)
Shane Rawley (1955)
Len Barker (1955)
Dave Dombrowski (1956)
Tom Goodwin (1968)
Shane Bowers (1971)
Enrique Wilson (1973)
Alex Rodriguez (1975)

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Remodeled basement. Same half-baked taste.