Friday, July 19, 2013

All Hail Puig Destroyer! - They Release 5 New Songs

So, this day has finally come.  The sky has opened up and the grindcore Gods have graced us with their fruits. 

Today, the recently incarnated band "Puig Destroyer" has released the remaining 5 songs to their eagerly awaited EP, and my head is throbbing in excitement.

Sure, the sounds can take a little bit of time to get used to, and it certainly isn't for everyone.  But you can't deny how symbolically appropriate it is.  As drummer Riley Breckenridge said in a recent LA Weekly interview:
"He's a freakish prospect that terrorizes opposing pitchers," Breckenridge says. "He's insanely raw and incredibly talented. He's got all of the tools but he doesn't know how to use all of the tools yet. He plays with a level of energy that is kind of reckless. It fits the style of music that we wanted to play."
Yes, it does Riley!  Puig Destroyer embodies Puig the player.  Take a listen below to all 6 songs via twitter @PuigDestroyer.  BTW, you can check out my interview with drummer Riley Breckenridge right here.

Here is the Puig Destroyer website for download at bandcamp.  Also a very limited run of vinyl 7" records will be pressed.  Go here to order.

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Blog Kiosk: 7/19/2013 - Dodgers Links - Baby Clayton, Headphones from Kemp and a New 16-Year Old Dodger

Baby Clayton Kershaw!  Pic via twitter @Dodgers.  OMG, the Dodgers need to make available more baby pics of our favorite Dodgers!
  • Eric Stephen at True Blue LA writes, "International signing period: Dodgers sign Venezuelan SS Moises Perez, per report".  He is 16-years old.
  • Here's a 360 degree look at the Vin Scully Bobblehead.  Pic via twitter @Dodgers.
  • Mike Oz at Big League Stew tells us that "Matt Kemp bought $250 headphones for every player on the Dodgers".
  • Ken Gurnick at writes, "Dodgers' all-time Top 5 in-season trades: Ramirez deal tops list of notable midseason imports for storied franchise".
  • Eric Becker at Eric's Dodger Blog writes a piece about the irrational (often racist filled) ranting found online about Marc Anthony singing "God Bless America" during the All-Star game.  BTW, Anthony was born in NY, and the song was written by an immigrant, Irving Berlin.  Funny... A man considered America's greatest song writer was himself an immigrant.  Take that, nativist!
  • Roberto at Vin Scully is My Homeboy relays a news story about a pending lawsuit against Yasiel Puig that appears related to his escape from Cuba.
  • What a gimmick!  Via Tom Bartsch at Sports Collectors Digest, Lelands Auctions is offering $1Million to anyone who brings to them the 1919 Black Sox confession documents that mysteriously disappeared from the DA's office before their infamous trial.
“The Black Sox confessions are the Dead Sea Scrolls of baseball,” said Josh Evans, founder and chairman of “Finding them would close the darkest chapter in baseball history.”

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    2013 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Set - Dodgers Cards

    Earlier in the week, Upper Deck released their Goodwin Champions set, and unfortunately it is short of Dodger players.  Heck, I had to stretch a bit to find anybody to show, so I included some former players who you wouldn't normally consider Dodgers.  There is one exception, though.  Mark McGwire is in the set, and he is currently our batting coach.

    The only player in the set who was a long-time Dodger is Jake Daubert, but I have yet to find an actual pic of this card.  He is #198, and it's is a "Super-Short-Printed" card. 

    79 Darryl Strawberry                                90 Mark McGwire

    126 Kenny Lofton

    UPDATE:  Here is card #198 of former Brooklyn Dodger/Robins Jake Daubert.

    The below horizontal variation is extremely limited.  According to checklist one card from the 20 card subset can be found in approximately every 1,400 packs.

    Horizontal Variations

    126 Kenny Lofton

    Autographed Cards

    A-KL Kenny Lofton                             A-ME Mark McGwire

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