Besides being the name of a very fine south Jersey band of my acquaintance, it is the emotional weather forecast for Red Sox Nation.
Didn't have enough in the end to get past the shockingly young Tampa Bay Rays, heading to their first World Series on Wednesday.
One arena America still dominates in is the World Series. Do you realize an American baseball team has won the World Series every year since the game began?
Every year. Extraordinary.
Going back to the salt mines this week, starting up The Truth About Santa rehearsals, working on my piece for the Belfast Swing State Cabaret and so on.
Our MMMQ this fine fall Monday goes out to the Lampshade Queen Herself, proof that bitching and moaning will get you anything around here.
In 1976, with the great rock and roll masters of the 60s and 70s lurching into Dinosaur Territory or gingerly gimping out onto the disco dance floor, one band arose and kept the flame alive for the next generation. The essential, the inimitable, the righteous, The Clash placed a collect call from London to the rest of the world, free and otherwise, and invited us all to become Clash City Rockers.
From 1976 to 1982 the line-up was Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and:
1. Nicky "Diablo" Headon
2. Nicky "Hopper" Headon
3. Nicky "Topsy" Headon
4. Nicky "Topper" Headon
5. Nicky "Smilin' Jim the Washboard Man" Headon.
Winners get to face the Phillies on Wednesday, losers go home.