Before I jump into tonight's shuffle...let me address the one issue that damn near everyone asked me about today. What is my take on the whole David Ortiz jersey in Yankee Stadium ordeal? (For those of you non sports fan...some construction worker who is a Red Sux fan hid a David Ortiz jersey at the site of the future Yankee Stadium in hopes to put a hex on the Yanks. After finding out about it, several construction workers tracked down the jersey and dug it up.) So what do I think about it?
First...what an awesome idea!!! I think that most Yankee fans are pissed because we couldn't do the same to the Red Sux. If the tables were turned...Yankee fans would be damn proud of this.
Secondly...is the hex really needed? I mean...did you see this weekend's series? It hardly seems necessary when assholes like A-Rod consistently choke against the Red Sux. (WTF was the deal with Hughes? Sure he is young but he was terrible. There is no nice way to put it...he blew it big time.)
Finally and more importantly...I have no beef with Big Poppi. Hell if he played for any team other than the Sux I would probably be a fan of his. Now if the guy had hid a Ramirez or Varitek jersey...I would be super pissed.
So overall...I am amused by the whole thing. Kudos to the die hard fans who went through the trouble of digging it up. I don't know if it will help matters but it couldn't hurt. It is necessary to point out that Yankees won tonight and Jeter was back in the lineup. Coincidence? I think not.
Now let's shuffle...
Shimmer by Fuel (127): This is just an awesome song. I don't know what makes it so great but I love it. It is my favorite Fuel song which actually isn't saying much being that I only like about four songs by the band. I loved it the first time I heard and have loved it since. I also love to sing if even though the lyrics are just average. I always think of Brent F when I hear this song as I flashback to him breaking ankle against Manzano HS. I was trying to distract him as we waited for the ambulance and for whatever reason we sang this song together. I heard that Brent is doctor now and fixes broken bones for living. Good for him. He wasn't a close friend but it was a bonding moment that I haven't forgotten. Seriously though...excellent tune. Worthy of any iPod. The line "We're here and now but will we ever be again cuz I have found all that shimmers in this world is sure to fade away again."
Apologize by One Republic (259): I love this song...it is also a totally awesome song. It is the type of song that gets into your head and heart. This song truly captures the pain that comes with loving someone who doesn't love you back. The strength that comes when the lover finally has had enough and walks away is amazing. Sometimes it really is too late. In the right mood this song gives me the chills. It oozes with passion and that is what makes it awesome. The line "I'd take another chance, take a fall, take a shot for you cuz I need you like a heart needs a beat but that's nothing new."
You Give Love A Bad Name by Bon Jovi (191): I always forget how much I love this song until I hear it and then I remember why Bon Jovi is greatest band on the planet. It is also one of the best songs that the band performs live. One cannot help but rock out and sing this song. Who hasn't met someone that you loved even though it spelled disaster? I think that everyone with a broken (or breaking heart) can benefit from singing this song at the top of their lungs. The line "There's nowhere to run, no one can save me the damage is done."
Mony Mony by Billy Idol (106): What former cheerleader doesn't love this song? I think that it was played at every basketball game that I ever cheered at. It was guaranteed to make the crowd clap and get into the game. It always makes me smile to think of all the nights that I jumped around and flipped across the court to this song. Hell it still makes me want to get up and cheer. Sadly...my cheering days are done but songs like this ensure that those memories live on in my heart. The line "I said Yeah!" I hear the echo of the yeahs that follow.
Again and Again by Jewel (78): Another song that oozes passion which makes it a good song considering that I think that Jewel is highly overrated. It isn't one of her "put you to sleep" songs which is gives it bonus points. Even though it is love song it is whinny or weak. It takes a great deal of courage for a woman to look into the eyes of the man that she loves and admit that the situation isn't perfect but that she is willing to try anyway. Sometimes the situation is what it is and you can either fight it or embrace it. This song seems to capture the feelings that come with that sort of relationship. The line "If you'll try, I'll try, try to let us show us the way."