Monday, September 24, 2007

Magnolia Electric Company playing tonight at the Village Tavern in Mt. Pleasant 8:00 pm

It was about four years ago when Jay-Bird passed me Jason Molina's (link to My-Space Page), aka: Songs Ohia) album Magnolia Electric Company and Pyramid Electric Company-both had been recently released despite being conceived as a box-set. Jay-Bird told me, "I think you are going to like it, smooth and strong like Neil Young. Plus, Molina is from Loraine, Ohio and I know how you like those Buckeye-Bands (i.e. The Black Keys & O.A.R.)." Dang, calling out a fellow CofC Sports Fan on the O.A.R. as if he didn't dig "Crazy Hand of Poker" in college. Regardless, I liked the albums so much that I played out two copies of the album Magnolia Electric Company and just backed up a copy on my iTunes on Friday to help prepare for tonight's show. I have a handful of other Molina's albums on my iTunes, but for some reason MEC just gets me, great driving music by the way if you ever happen to be on a long road trip. (Photo from the band's My-Space page)

I digress; Molina is touring as Magnolia Electric Company (link to My-Space Page) with Michael Kapinus (keys, trumpet, voice), Mark Rice (drumset), Jason Groth (guitar & voice), & Mackie "Loosejeans" Hotpepper (bass) and they will be play tonight at the Village Tavern in Mt. Pleasant @ 8:00 pm.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Cremins Key-Note Speaker at TCC!

Coach Cremins will be the guest speaker for the 2007 Tallahassee Community College Sports Hall of Fame inductions ceremony on September 28th @ 7pm. Tickets are available through TCC's Athletic office at 201-8588.

TCC will induct Cincinnati Out-fielder Ryan Freel, who played for the Eagles for one season and helped them win their first Panhandle Conference Title in 1995. TCC & Florida State basketball player Kerry Thompson who helped the Eagles fight for their first thirty-win season, their first FCCAA State Tourney and was key in their fifty-four victories in the two-years he played for the squad before transferring in 1997 to FSU. Also being inducted is Tinsley Floyd a faculty member and a key supporter of the TCC Athletic Department in its' infancy.

Hopefully Coach's appearance will continue the tradition of talented players from TCC transferring to the College of Charleston.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Cremins Inducted Into New York City Basketball Hall of Fame

The 18th Annual New York City Basketball Hall of Fame inductees for 2007 are Bobby Cremins, Walter Berry, Al Bianchi, Mario Elie, Ed Pinckney, Hank Rosenstein, TV announcer Bob Wolff and the recently deceased basketball statistician Burt Beagle. Mr. Beagle who entered the NYC B Hall of Fame posthumously, passed earlier this year from cancer.

(Photo of Ed Pinckney, Hank Rosenstein, and TV announcer Bob Wolff courtesy of Baruch College, the City University of New York City)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Coach Cremins and Jim Courier will face off against Gov. Sanford and Pete Sampras for Bill Przybysz's Miracle Match Foundation

Pete Sampras and Jim Courier in a clinic prior to the big exhibition on Sunday
afternoon at North Charleston Coliseum? You can, but it'll cost you $500. That's
the price for each of the 10 spots in a noon-1 p.m. clinic with the former
greats prior to their 3 p.m. exhibition.
All of the proceeds from the clinic
will go to former tennis pro Bill Przybysz's Miracle Match Foundation, which
will donate a portion of the proceeds to the MUSC Children's Hospital. Przybysz,
a victim of Acute Monocytic Leukemia, is touring the Children's Hospital today.
Some of the families of children at the Children's Hospital will attend Sunday's
exhibition. For information on the clinic, contact Jessica Kersey (216-0442).
Another chance to meet Sampras and Courier in a special 1:30 p.m. VIP
reception will be available for courtside ticket-holders at $150 per seat.
Gov. Mark Sanford will team up with Sampras against College of Charleston
men's basketball coach Bobby Cremins and Courier in a celebrity doubles match.

Although Sampras is a formidable opponent on the court, I think Coach and Courier will get it done in this Dutch-Doubles event. Tickets are on sale at the coliseum ticket office, all Ticketmaster outlets including select Publix grocery stores, charge by phone (554-6060) and online at

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Carolina First Center's Progress

The new Kresse Arena is coming along folks. I'll try to get down there once a month to give you an update.