I've been meaning to post an update here for awhile now but, since my thoughts have lately amounted to little more than semi-coalescent wisps, you'll forgive my reticence. A couple of things that have me fired up:
- The Hartford Wolf Pack, AHL affiliate of the vile NY Rangers, hosted a "Whalers Appreciation Night" Friday. The highlight: they brought back Ron Francis, Kevin Dineen, and Ulf Samuelsson, and raised their numbers (10, 11, and 5 respectively) to the rafters of the Mall. The Hartford Courant did a nice job covering the event, and even the hit-or-miss Jeff Jacobs scores with a nice column for anyone who ever cared about the Whalers. Nearly nine years have passed since the team left town and I still bleed green.
- Incognito is coming to Atlanta! Halle-freaking-lujah! Most people on this side of the pond have never heard of them but, if you get the chance, check out their latest release. You won't ever hear a finer fusion of funk, soul, R&B, and acid jazz. Silky smooth vocals, groovy beats, catchy arrangements, mind-blowing jams -- it's all here. Incognito's Atlanta performance takes place at the Coca-Cola Roxy on Monday, February 13th. And oh yes, I will be there.