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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Like a Rock

Bob Seger is finally on Spotify. I really enjoy the Detroit rocker and his husky voice and diverse brand of music. Seger was one of the final Spotify holdouts after The Beatles, Led Zepplin, Eagles and AC/DC among others who finally relented to the future of music -- streaming services. I have enjoyed the bevy of Seger hits, but my earliest Seger memories were of the Chevy commercials during bowling on Saturday afternoons as a child that included Seger's hit "Like a Rock."

I have a few photos to share from some baseball action.

A Swanville outfielder tosses the ball into the infield after another outfielder was unable to make a diving catch against Avon, July 8.

Swans' outfielder Carter Loven delivers a big cut at a pitch.

Swanville's Troy Evans fouls a pitch straight down.

Evan Athman about to deliver to home against Sobieski, July 8.

Little Falls Legion catcher, Brett Czajkowski, unloads a throw to first base.

Czajkowski makes a scoop on a ball in the dirt.


Czajkowski about to catch a pitch.

AJ Jenks takes a big crack at a pitch.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Story of OJ

I was a late catcher on as a fan of Jay Z since he came to prominence as I was still building my musical pallate. I started listening to him for real while I was in college, which happened to coincide when critics and fans began to consider him dropping off on his albums, which became more commercial. I think that because of when I began to listen to him, I enjoy that time more and was not very impressed with his latest album "4:44," despite critics. Of course I didn't get to listen to the whole thing, because screw Tidal. But, I listened to the release "The Story of OJ," and samples of some of the other tracks. Nothing really caught my fancy, despite that it has gotten overwhelmingly positive reviews and has already gone platinum. Guess it just has to do with era. 

 As for photos, I have a bunch from June 23-July 2 in both sports and some parade. Enjoy, and don't forget to go to smugmug.com/MorrisonCountyRecord to purchase any photos. 

Lastrup outfielder Chad Weiss dives for a ball in a game back on June 25.

Lastrup's Preston Rocheleau attempts to tag out a stealing Aaron Weber of Buckman.

Buckman's Ben Boser with a big hack.

Pete Herman narrowly misses a ball he dove for.

Herman throws to first.

The Lakers' starter was Brad Meyer.

Ryan Foreman of the Pierz Bulldogs bats against the Pierz Brewers, June 25.

Pierz shortstop Jack Suska can't reel in a throw as a Moose Lake player steals second base, June 23.

Alec Lochner with a big wind up for the Pierz Legion team.

Suska rips a shot.

Matt Kummet swings and misses on a breaking pitch.

Lochner rears back to fire.

Little Falls shortstop AJ Jenks in game June 27.

Sam Nagel calls for a pop fly.

Nagel loads up to throw to first.

Jenks unloads a throw to first base for an out against Rocori, June 27.

Rocori's Jordan Barth narrowly beats the throw and the tag from Little Falls catcher Brett Czajkowski.

Wes Waytashek heaves a throw in from right field against St. Wendel, July 2.

Ricky Drew about to move forward toward the plate.

The fishy mascot of the Royalton splash pad on a firetruck shooting t shirts at the Bowlus Parade, July 2.

An army-themed ride with a dog dressed up as a flying lion.

A couple youngsters try to wave in some more candy.

Some floats were throwing out cheese sticks.

This little girl got into the candy before the parade.

Hunter Swanson hits a fly ball.

 


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Tourist

Radiohead recently released the 20-year anniversary edition of their breakout album, "OK Computer." The album is honestly just as good now as it has always been, and it was great going back and listening to the whole thing. Obviously the hits still standout because I know them better, but what I recognized most was the genius of the songs that weren't hits or even the ones that weren't big production numbers. Subtlety is what makes Radiohead's (and by that I mean Thom Yorke's) genius. The song "The Tourist" is a great representation of that.

There will once again be no blog next week due to the 4th of July holiday. The next will be July 11. 

Anyway, here again is a link to a bunch more photos that I took at events recently:

June 1-12

June 15-20

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Grudges

Wow, so I'm really sorry that's it been a long time since I've posted. I've been crazy busy with just like everything. And to make matters worse, I'm still busy, so all I'll be posting a link to smugmug and that's it. As for "Grudge" it is my favorite track on an album I liked, "After Laughter" by Paramore, but it certainly didn't hold up to their previous works. That could change with more listens, however. It often does.

The photos from this smugmug link are events from May 18-31: https://ecmpublishers.smugmug.com/MorrisonCountyRecord/Sports/Sports-May-18-May31/i-FvGgPTr

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Swish Swish

It's been a couple weeks, so I have a ton of photos to share, but no time to share them individually. A link to our Smugmug will have to do.

 May 4-9: https://ecmpublishers.smugmug.com/MorrisonCountyRecord/Sports/Sports-May-4-9/

May 11-16: https://ecmpublishers.smugmug.com/MorrisonCountyRecord/Sports/Sports-May-11-16/i-B2x3vL8 

 Katy Perry has a new look and a new sound, and I totally dig them both. "Swish Swish" is admittedly a bit clunky, but it's about Taylor Swift beef, so I can't argue with it too much. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Told You So

I've been a big fan of Paramore since the first time I heard "Misery Business." Since, I've shuffled between all of their albums numerous times. I really enjoyed their self-titled album that came out in 2013. After listening to a recently released single, "Told You So," I'm excited for their next album, which is set to debut in a few days. The song is catchy as always and includes that raw Paramore emotion delivered to perfection by Hayley Williams. There will probably more gushing next week after the album comes out. Stay tuned.

I have a good number of photos to share this week, as always please go to https://ecmpublishers.smugmug.com/MorrisonCountyRecord/Sports to purchase any of these.

 A Royalton runner in the 1600 meters at Holdingford, April 28.

Another 1600 meter runner for the Royals.

Grace Gall prepares to hand off the baton to Kaelee Yourczek in the 4x200 relay.

Senior Brandi Kloss runs in the 100 meter dash.

Eighth grader Jami Rudolph competes in the 100 hurdles.

Senior Ali Tresco rounds third in a game against Swanville, May 2.

Royalton's Allyson Waletski races past Swanville shortstop Becca Taylor.

Bulldogs center fielder Abbey Moore fields a single to the outfield.

Hannah Schneider rips a groundball.

Royalton's Kayley Kolbo readies to lead off first base with the Bulldogs first sacker looking on.

Royalton's Brooklyn Pekarek slides under a Taylor tag.

Taylor gets tripped up going after a ball as Erin Zapzalka runs by.

Taylor prepares to pull the ball out of her glove to toss over to first.

Claire Reardon is congratulated by her teammates after her home run in a win over Little Falls, May 3.

Senior Allison Hoheisel attempts a bunt against Pierz.

Reardon gets safely past Flyers catcher Jasmine Miller as she was unable to handle the ball.

Pierz sophomore Taylor Cummings slides safely past Flyers catcher Jasmine Miller.

Senior pitcher Christy Masog throws to first for an out on a bunt.

Pierz sophomore Jade Porter raps a hit to right field.

Junior Brittney Boser delivers the ball off the mound in Little Falls, May 3.

Little Falls' Chelsea Moran, left, and Boser eye a pop fly.

Christy Masog pulls back on a ball.

Moran fires hard to first base for an out.

Miller runs forward to collect a throw from the outfield.