An Overdue Explanation
(Post written Monday, June 20, 1:31 p.m. at Bucharest Airport. I’m now safely in Madrid and I’ll meet with my school group tomorrow.) To all my loyal followers, I apologize for the lack on Tumblr updates over the past month. I promised to keep a running blog of my overseas travels this summer at this site, but haven’t followed through. So this post is a brief summary of what has...
365-Day Music Video Project: #'s 101-120
Introduction, #’s 1-20, #’s 21-40, #’s 41-60, #’s 61-80 and #’s 81-100 Day #101: 4/19 - Peter Bjorn and John, “Young Folks” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIRE6iw-ws4 Day #102: 4/20 - The Fray, “How To Save A Life” shout out Erica D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjVQ36NhbMk Day #103: 4/21 - Yael Naim, “New Soul” shout out Toby R...
Arrival in Israel
I’m here safely now in Kiryat Ekron, Israel. This is my temporary home for the day as I will be journeying by bus over to Tzfat in the morning tomorrow. I left my home in Akron around 8:30 a.m. EST Friday and then arrived at this house around 12:30 p.m. Israel time. The time difference is seven hours ahead, so that was a total of 21 hours of traveling to make it here today. Tomorrow’s...
365-Day Music Video Project: #'s 81-100
Introduction, #’s 1-20, #’s 21-40, #’s 41-60 and #’s 61-80 Day #81: 3/30 - Barenaked Ladies, “Pinch Me” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3NE6UuaLiY Day #82: 3/31 - Ludo, “Love Me Dead” via Jessica T http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XH3oMNKApI Day #83: 4/1 - The White Stripes, “Fell In Love With A Girl” shoutout Nathan W...
365-Day Music Video Project: #'s 61-80
Introduction, #’s 1-20, #’s 21-40 and #’s 41-60 Day #61: 3/10 - The Raconteurs, “Steady As She Goes” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvabLhs6_LM Day #62: 3/11 - Incubus, “Dig” via Nathan W http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMsZ6wkZWhA Day #63: 3/12 - Presidents of the United States of America, “Peaches” via Matthew G...
365-Day Music Video Project: #'s 41-60
Introduction, #’s 1-20 and #’s 21-40 Day #41: 2/18 - Alphaville, “Forever Young” via Sarah S http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1TcDHrkQYg Day #42: 2/19 - The Shins, “Know Your Onion” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4Y5Ma8DrUI Day #43: 2/20 - Gorillaz, “Clint Eastwood” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoQYw49saqc Day #44: 2/21 - Elliott Smith,...
Why I hate the NBA Draft Lottery
Tonight marks the NBA Draft Lottery and basketball fans everywhere are clamoring for their favorite bad team to get the top spot in June’s draft. The lottery is a spectacle in of itself, but it is a unique event that gives competitive balance a whole new spin. Doing some research at www.nba.com, we can track how this current system came into place. Read up on that below, but the sheer fact...
365-Day Music Video Project: #'s 21-40
Introduction and #’s 1-20 Day #21: 1/29 - Mat Weddle, “Hey Ya” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-8nkkOA_AM Day #22: 1/30 - Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, “Bottled in Cork” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w248uwpAX14 Day #23: 1/31 - Goo Goo Dolls, “Iris” shoutout Chris R http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdYWuo9OFAw Day#24: 2/1 - Of Montreal, “Wraith...
Columbus Clippers Thesis Visit Recap
Heading into my senior year, I’m beginning my research for my University of Dayton honors thesis. This project covers the success and profitability of minor league baseball franchises, and around my overseas travels, my plans are to visit 10 organizations for in-person interviews with their front offices. My journeys began with a short drive down south to Columbus, Ohio. The Clippers were...
What is the floor for the 2011 Indians?
I’ve already served as the bad cop on this team, and now I’m switching roles just a little bit. The first-quarter mark of the 2011 MLB season is approaching, and that means it is a fun analysis point for fans of the Cleveland Indians. The Tribe currently has a 23-13 record, still best in the American League despite back-to-back losses this week to the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays....
365-Day Music Video Project: #'s 1-20
Introduction Day #1: 1/9 - Mumford and Sons, “Little Lion Man” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLJf9qJHR3E Day #2: 1/10 - Arcade Fire, “Sprawl II” http://www.hulu.com/watch/193086/saturday-night-live-arcade-fire-sprawl-ii#s-p12-sr-i1 Day #3: 1/11 - The Apples in Stereo, “Signal in the Sky” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K09givYhn1c Day #4: 1/12 - Tired...
365-Day Music Video Project: Introduction
As promised readers, I’m now transitioning my Facebook account’s 365-Day Music Video Project over here to this new tumblr blog. I’ll likely be solely updating this account during my overseas travels this summer, so this will hopefully soon be the long-term home for my daily music videos. This originally was an idea that I created back in January. The concept is relatively...
Welcome all to my first ever tumblr account! Over the upcoming weeks and months, I’ll be using this platform as an avenue for all my travels, adventures, music video exploration, sports analysis and more. For a little background, I’m a soon-to-be senior at the University of Dayton and I’ll be travelling to Israel and Spain this coming summer. At UD, I’m an applied...