Monday, January 09, 2006

On Defunct Hockey Teams and Obscure Acid Jazz Collectives

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.

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