The Trilogy Truth – Crunch Time Baby

It’s on. Match III. No excuses.

Cavs vs. Warriors III

Cleveland & Akron vs. San Fran & Oakland

The King vs. The Data


Amazing lack of proper analysis that I’m seeing. Most of the national writers, bloggers, talking head analysts …

Shocking Innocence

Yet another great song from the debut record from The Cars:

The Cars are such an underrated band. Band leaders Richard Otcasek and Benjamin Orzechowski met when Benjamin was the bandleader on a Cleveland TV rock show that Richard watched.…

5 Reasons Cavs Fans Shouldn’t Freak Out

Sluggish regular season. Poor defense. Mixed and unmatched rotations with all new faces. Veteran legs. 2nd seed. Is the hunger gone?

Don’t worry Cavalier fans. There is still a lot to like about this season. It should end with a …

Are We Not Men?

We are D E V O

Filmed in northeast ohio, here’s early De-evolution doing that thing in 7/8


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Ohio Fungk Is Where It’s At

The baddest playlist around….. All OHIO, All FUNGK, ALL ON THE ONE

Ohio Players, Sun, Slave, Bootsy, Heatwave, Dayton, The Isley’s, Junie Morrison, Zapp, Aurra, Faze-O,  Lakeside, Overnight Low, Dazz Band…. if it came from Ohio we will play it.…

There Is No Time To Lose

so Let It Whip!

 

The Dazz Band

Cleveland’s Finest Hour Was Donald Trump’s Darkest

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I don’t know about it being Cleveland’s finest hour — remember 1.5 million peaceful people celebrating together? — but this former editor of the PD gets it about right:

http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/07/clevelands_finest_hour_was_don.html


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Convention Trainwreck

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Double-down.

It’s a favorite tactic of THE DON.

Like a 5 year old caught breaking the rules, THE DON has to lie.

Like a 5 year old asked why he broke the rules, THE DON has to lie about a …

All Lives Matter, and White Cops Abusing Black Men Usually Get Away With It

Have fun with your phrases  — Black Lives Matter was started to address police brutality against black americans.

If you make it about more than that you are a racist.

If you won’t talk about the core issue of the …

If There’s A Bear Living Upstairs

Silly serious fun from the classic First Light outfit:

I’m just philosophizing

should be no surprise

my advice ain’t cheap it’s free

I’m just philosophizing

you don’t recognize it?

shame on you, shame on me

I might have been at …

The Championship Parade

Wow this was fun. Felt amazing. Very little trouble, just joy and celebration from a region that has waited for this for generations.

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Getting around was not easy


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Here’s where we stopped – E.9th and Superior. After waiting about 2

A City Of Champions Again

Cheesy title but man this was fun. Lots of pent up frustration finally released!

 

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Cleveland Cavaliers fans celebrate after the Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Finals, Sunday, June 19, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cleveland Cavaliers fans celebrate after the Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Finals, Sunday, June 19, 2016,

Curse Breakers

When something’s wrong in #TheLand, who you gonna call?

Curse Busters!

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Just a little update on the details of the Cleveland Curse. I hate how it’s sold as nothing but losing teams for 50 years.

The Curse is that Cleveland …

We Have A Series

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3-2 at this point. 1 game left in Cleveland. Possible game 7 back in Oakland.

I said 4-2 Cavs so I’ve been disqualified for a bit now. I did predict Kyrie’s breakout.

The Warriors are a resilient, tricky bunch.

The …

All To Plan

Prince’s passing has left me a bit shaken. I’m avoiding the mysterious theories and thinking this generally healthy and sober man had pill demons that caught him and he walked into his personal elevator and never came out. The lyrics

Ouchies On A Cold Night

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What?


 

Warriors came to the winter wonderland of Cleveland last night and beat the doo-doo out of the Cavs. The Cavs were rolling, playing good ball on their road trip, but it was off from the start last night.…

Travesty Of Justice

True story: 12 year old kid gets a toy gun from the dollar store.


 

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He runs up his street to a small park and pretends he’s shooting various things. Plays with his toy.

A man on a bench …

The Return Of K Love

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Nice piece by Sports Illustrated covering the Cavs’ big man.


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Look at that mug. His uncle probably wanted him in the Beach Boys.

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Shop Local Record Stores

Nice little roundup of the remaining Cleveland-area record stores, fighting for survival in this digital streaming world. I know where I’m spending my christmas cash!

17 Great Independent Record Stores in Cleveland, Akron, and Beyond…


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Always Roaming Crazy

Home grown rock

https://www.reverbnation.com/roamingcrazy?wordpress=1&pwc[color]=blackwhite

Throwback Hardwood

Nice throwback video from the Cavs:

The First 82

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Oh my, it’s NBA time, and this is perhaps the most hyped season the Cavs have ever entered into. Doormats just 3 years ago, they are now consensus favorites to win the East, and about 40% of pundits are picking …

We Will See What The Digital Age Has In Store For Us

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Records, record stores, record sales … it’s all gone.

It’s up to the young musicians to try an’ figure it out.

There’s no money in it. There’s no record companies.

It’s free! You can download it. Nobody gets paid, so …

Weekend Beach Time

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 I shall be enjoying this big free resource this weekend.

Here’s some more great great lakes shots:


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2015 NBA Finals Post Mortem

It’s over. Congratulations to the Golden State Warriors, 2015 NBA Champs. They earned it by plowing through the regular season, rolling to the Finals, and catching an injured Cavs squad that didn’t have the bodies to match up. They complete …

3-2 Warriors – Cavs Facing Elimination

First off, what a year for these two teams. The Warriors completed a dominant regular season with an unorthodox style led by their shooting, often times quick hit 3’s early in the shot clock. They played defense, they mowed through …

2-1 Cleveland With Momentum

The Warriors MVP woke up, finally, towards the end of game 3, down by 20. It was good but scary as a Cavs fan to see Stephon Curry hit 3 straight.

Other than that, Cleveland has owned this series. Through …

Series Reset 1-1, Moving To Cleveland

Why The National Media Continues to Favor The Warriors

1. They refuse the Eyeball test. Stats are interesting, insightful, and of course the most important single stat determines a win or loss. The new generation of analytics along with …

Game 2 Notes: Nothing Stunning At All

The Cavs have been having their way with the Warriors for most of the series so far. The first 2 games have been controlled by Cleveland throughout, with leads being elusive and short-lived for these overly-hyped regular season Warriors. It …

Game 1 – Missed Opportunities

Wow what a game, what a story.

The big Russian dunks on everyone!

The big Russian dunks on everyone!

First off, message sent.  Everyone claiming the Warriors were clear favorites, ready to wipe the pathetic “leastern conference” champs out with ease, watched the Cavs handle the …

NBA Finals – Tale of the Tape

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These categories are ranked in importance from top to bottom. Notice how Regular Season is near the bottom. Championship experience and pedigree is valued above all else, and in that department the Warriors are total virgins.

As you work …

Cavs v Dubs: The Main Event

Finally we have arrived at the main event. Actually, we have to wait 8 days for it (the longest time ever!).

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Update — Check out the NBA Finals Tale of the Tape

 

I’ll be doing some statistical …

Gotta Make It Happen

Nice knowing’ ya Hotlanta.

 

Remember, playoffs are a different ballgame. It took us a few years to learn that too. Regular season is actually pre-season in the NBA.

Re-sign your guys and quit crying, Delly is just out hustling …

Noah Versus Cleveland

Joakim is at it again, talking smack about Cleveland. Everything he says gets posted online and the comments just pile on. Got me thinking….

Cleveland’s economy sucks because before everything was made in China, it was made in places like …

Mark Price Appreciation Post

Steph Curry knows. Kenny Smith knows. Brad Daugherty knows. Steve Kerr knows.

There were a few years in the NBA (1989-1994: the height of the Jordan years) where the best shooter and one of the best overall point guards in …

NBA Drama Lesson

Heehee great Cleveland joke hidden in this cartoon about the gods of sport wanting to fix basketball. We love our sports drama!

We Can Take That Walk

The Association: Lebron Returns Home

Great overview of the crazy backstory leading to tonight’s Cavs game from NBA.com.…

Game Time! The King of Cleveland’s Top 5 Moments

In case you forgot, or were too hurt to remember (like me), here’s what used to be and what will soon be again: #23 just wrecking things and playing for the good guys again!

http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2014/10/lebron_james_five_most_memorab.html

Gonna be crazy down there …

The Best Weekend Festival

It’s time again for Ingenuity Fest, perhaps the coolest festival going. Check their site  for the details  but we will be under the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame doing the largest and coolest Musicians Garden yet! Check MusiciansGarden.com for …

A Million Stories in Cleveland

The challenge was this – take your camera around town for a month, shoot whatever you get yourself into, add some drone shots, pro editing, and some local music and put it on Youtube. These guys are good – and …

The Fighting 11th – Colbert Covers Cleveland

We’ve finally gone big time!  The Colbert Report has chosen my congressional district to focus on with “Better Know A District” featuring my congresswoman Marcia Fudge. Pretty funny stuff.

Here’s part 1:

Focus Shift

In the pro basketball world, Miami was the center of the NBA universe for the last 4 years. Cleveland was barely in the league. Besides the usual few intriguing young picks (and a few potential bust picks) there was no …

Premature Super Team Thoughts

It’s the new Big Three, the new Power Trio in the (l)eastern conference. NBA fever has hit Cleveland again in the name of Lebron, teaming up with Kyrie, Dion & Andy, adding Love to the new mix that already includes …

Forced Relocation For Baseball

Effective September 1 2014 – All baseball fans of caucasian or european decent are to re-locate to the Black Mesa Preserve in Western Oklahoma. Bring all loved ones and the belongings you need as you will not be returning to …

Offense With No Regard

…for human decency!

With Lebron back on the Cavs, he’s joining a team that’s considerably more entertaining than the Cavs team he left in 2010. Anderson Varajeo is the only guy left on the roster from back then, and when …

National Corrections – Respect The Cleve!

I have been reading several national writers take on the Lebron returns to Cleveland story, and I have been reading the same mistakes and incorrect assumptions in most of them.

Allow me to correct.

1 – Cleveland’s Financial History

Around …

Welcome Home Big Fella

Bron is not only coming home, he’s doing it the way you are supposed to – he apologized, he understands his folks, and he’s accomplished what he wanted out of town, like many of us have.

But now he’s coming …

Historic Theatre Morphs Into Collaborative Space For Creatives

If it can happen in Tampa it can happen anywhere. Hopefully we will see more headlines like this soon.…

Most Valuable Ohio Player

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Kyrie Irving. I figured he’d do well in a game where defense is optional.

 

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Childhood Glory Becomes Adult Joy

The funk ethos is to have a good time all the time, to move to remove. As we age we often forget about the things that made us happy as children. Many of those childhood memories do indeed translate to …

39 With The Flu

Like Jordan used to – when Kyrie ain’t feeling good he seems to play that much better. Dude dropped 39 with the flu bug the other night against the Bucks, putting down some of the sickest crossovers into layups ever.…

The Reason I’m Cold

The biggest musical thing happening from my hood in the last couple of years is dat kid from cleveland, aka Kid Cudi, lka Scott Mescudi. This is some nice old school funky hip-hop from the wfnk.com original hometown.…

Thankful & Thoughtful 2013 Edition

pieskowa_skala_ogrod_zamkowypieskowa_skala_ogrod_zamkowyI have many great people in my life. I try to keep it simple with my choices and surround myself with good people doing good things. I like people that enjoy the struggle and make it all worth it.

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A Field Trip to Believeland

A Field Trip to Believeland – The Triangle Blog – Grantland.

Uh oh they sending randoms into my town again…. good article about a couple days as a Cleveland sports fan.…

Musicians Garden Growing Fast

We recorded and volunteered in the Musicians Garden booth at Ingenuity Fest 2013 this past weekend and had an amazing time. Once the weather cleared up Saturday evening the kids, the musicians, the people of the city came out and …

Getting Ingenious This Weekend – Come See Us @ Ingenuity Fest 2013

Our partner company Musicians Garden <http://musiciansgarden.com> is presenting at the always interesting Ingenuity Fest <http://ingenuitycleveland.com>this weekend. The event is a celebration of technology, art, music, and creativity and will be held at the same location as …

A City That Can’t Get Enough Art

A City That Can’t Get Enough Art

via Culture Blooms in Cleveland – NYTimes.com.

My ‘hood getting some love from the NYTimes? A slight chill just ran through hell……

Public Access At It’s Finest

I remember telling people about these guys. I haven’t had to do that in awhile as they have become of the biggest bands of their era since this video hit about 10 years ago.

10 years ago already? Got damn!…

The Dynamic Game

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Cleveland fans loved Lebron like no one else, and they have been watching his every move since he bolted to form the evil big three with soft Chris Bosh and the rapidly aging Dwyane Wade. The Heat couldn’t get the …

56 Years of Frenzy – Screamin Jay Hawkins

Going all the way back to 1957, it’s Cleveland’s Rock Ambassador Screamin’ Jay Hawkins with “Frenzy”:

We Can Make It If We Try – Come To The Mini-Maker Faire!

maker1There is a cool new thing sweeping the globe called the Makers Faire, where people of all types and businesses gather to show what they make, how they make it, and sometimes even let you get involved in making …

Classic Cleveland Christmas

I hate the smell of tapioca.

I was actually at this scene (but not in it) when I was about 10 years old. My mom worked downtown near where they were filming, and since they had the 1950’s streetcars and …

Help Me Make It – Pretenders Live on TV

Great song, great band, great singer. There’s other good versions of this online but this one when getting inducted has a nice conquering tone to it.…

Pure Blue Goodness

Another reason I love Cleveland. Pure blue around here. Poor, hardworking people that have helped drive this country’s economy for years.

Cuyahoga Country

True Blue Baby I Love You

If you have evidence of voter fraud here it should be easy enough …

2MERICA Goes To #1

Over at ReverbNation they use the genre funk amongst others. Since everyone seems to run from that genre guess what, your favorite stupor-group 2MERICA has risen to #1 on the funk charts in their hometown of Cleveland Ohio. Here’s the …

Everyone Has A Home

Shifting gears, I found this awesome postcard slideshow and I had to share. Everything in this video (from the time of my grandparents) is still standing and in many cases still in use, and it’s just a small piece of …