So I like where Live Nation is going with this, follow my logic… Sign Huge acts to total package deals and then have them tour in your buildings and make all the money back with shows and live recordings.
I figure all this because Jay Z is going to open up the renovated Hollywood Palladium in September. Originally the place was opened by Frank Sinatra, and the renovated building will be opened by Jig. I Love it! LA shows are always good, because you can get mad guest appearances… Everyone lives in LA! I can see a lot of really big shows here soon, given the roster that Live Nation is putting together.
I’m not too worried about the voting for Hillary or Obama, because they will end up on the same ticket anyways, so I will tell you what I will be following closely tonight. Yeop you guessed it, Pau and how he fits in with the Lake Show 08. I can barely contain my excitement. No really, I am fired up for this game at New Jersey tonight. The Lakers have started this road trip out nicely at 2up and 1down , giving a game away in Detroit; and Pau Gasol has started his Laker life off good being quoted as saying:
“Obviously, I consider Kobe to be the best player in the league. I respect him a lot. It’s something that motivates me a lot and I think it’s going to help my game also.”
I love it! If you were watching, Kobe even brought the wings back out in Washington, after a nice finish! These next six games are winnable, but I think a 4-2 looks about right here. That’s a game or two getting acclimated, and Playing at Charlotte has always been difficult and Orlando plays pretty good at home.
The Lakers have gotten rid of the expiring contract of Kwame Brown and traded him for Pau Gasol formerly of the Memphis Grizzlies. Wow, the D might not be at the level that it was but the O is about to be craaaaazy! If we can get him playing the 4 when Andrew gets back, oh my gawd. Think about that. When healthy this is the starting five: DFish, Kobe, Lamar,Pau, Andrew and then you have Ronny,Luke,Trevor Ariza and Sasha and Jordan coming off the bench. Claude have mercy. We can now officially start talking about ‘chips again!
What the hell is Omarion thinking right there? Damn!
Some funny shit here on youtube, Kenny Smith has his jersey retired on Inside the NBA Overtime, linked here
Peter Vesczey writes an interesting piece on Jamal Tinsley here at NY Post
I used to be mad at AI for causing the whole bad hair trend in the NBA.Don’t get me wrong his were fly at first, but then everyone started wearing them. Just like me with the dreads, but then i cut them off. anyways, you can’t help but love his take on the “athletes as targets” trend right now. Some great perspective from the Answer here
Los Angeles is considering limiting the size of houses being built. Just trust me this is a good thing. Where I live its getting out of hand. I guess its fine if these houses are in Bel Air and Brentwood, areas that have the space, but when they are in Sherman Oaks and Studio City… its not good!
A nice piece on the George Mitchell
Barry Bonds witch-hunt steroids investigation. Check it out here
A great take on the biggest issue in hollywood, the writers strike. Read on here. I have wondered out loud why someone with deep pockets like Mark Cuban hasn’t been snapping up these guys by the boatload with production deals.
I like to eat, and I like Eva Longoria, so I think sometime in January I will be heading to the corner of Ivar and Hollywood BLVD, for something new. In early January of 2008, Eva will be bringing some of her hometown recipes to the masses and along with some help from Todd English, Beso will be open. Hopefully the food is better than that of another famous latina’s restaurant
Anyways this announcement is reason enough for me to post pictures of Eva
there are a couple there with frenchie because this is a “basketball” site.
If Beso isn’t good, thats no problem, I can just keep going here