Man, D'Angelo is awesome. As an instrumentalist/musician, he has to be among the greatest minds to ever do it. But, man, he lost me with this last album. Nothing caught my ear like it did with Brown Sugar and especially Voodoo. Mind you, Voodoo was one of my favorite albums of my teenage years. But this latest endeavor, maybe it was because I waited so long for his next album, it just felt underwhelming to me. I'm a big weeknd fan too, but I also think his new album was extremely bland. I described it to one of my friends as being like one of those comedy movies where the funniest parts were in the previews. You go to the movie expecting more, and realize the best parts were in the trailer. His singles for this album had me hyped, but then I streamed the album and just wasn't moved. He is super-talented, but I don't think he put his best effort into this album. But, opinions are like, you know... And I'm just another one lol.
Baltimore. Arizona. Pittsburgh, although defense took a nose dive last season. San Francisco for consecutive season prior to imploding this offseason. Plus the ones you mentioned, although I wouldn't use the Pats as a prototype to model ourselves after because so much of their success is predicated on their system (for example, they don't need WRs as much as other teams because they incorporate their RBs so much into the passing game). Point is, there way more than enough examples to demonstrate it is more than possible to have balance and for us to have talented WRs with what we already have in place.
Thank you for having incredible taste in music lol. Man, tbh, I quit listening to radio awhile back. I mainly rely on word of mouth or occasionally perusing recently released streams or iTunes top albums/singles and deciding what I like from there. I quit mainstream radio and videos because so much of it is fake, industry-generated images and sounds. And his leg drop there was actually the first I had heard of him, but I still didn't know much of who he was musically. What I had knew of him, I assumed it was more hype than substance. My wife actually still listens to radio quite a bit and let me hear one of his songs and I felt like I had been waiting my whole life to hear it. So, I out of curiosity, I went and downloaded the rest of Kaleidoscope Dream and I was absolutely blown away. Very few albums you can listen to and love from start to finish, and that was one of them. I became a huge fan. I felt like the R&B artists I had grown up with had fell off and just no longer had a creative drive behind what they did (*ahem* usher! *cough*). And I found out he actually helped write some of Usher's more recent hits, which have been fewer and fewer recently. Furthermore, I read stuff and saw interviews from him where he described his process in making music as well as his influences (Prince, Bowie, Police, Queen, etc.). What pulled me in even further was a quote he gave about how riffs "should be simple but catchy," which I think lays the template for lyrics to effectively tell a story in a concise manner... Which he does. But it struck a chord with me too because I'm still trying to learn the guitar, and some of his songs kick ass but are relatively easy to learn for me, so it's awesome to be able to play along with music I actually dig, A LOT.
LOL, I just had this conversation with a friend the other day and according to them, "Miguel isn't even on my radar." But, they think Frank Ocean is the truth, LOL.
Music is subjective and obviously, any one given artist/sound will draw a wide array of responses. But, who would you argue is better? And be careful with your answer, or you may be the next victim of this finisher:
I'm not a fanboy, but I do think it's the best show on TV. And I'm not saying they don't have plot holes, but the writing is so good that it is easily overlooked or forgotten, and I am as discerning with this show as I am anything I watch. So far, in FTWD, the holes are too blatant and obvious that they aren't forgotten as easily.
Yeah, I meant why didn't the boyfriend call one of those people or the police? Even if they have no idea what zombies are, wouldn't he want to file a report for an assault? And in order for him to escape, he most likely had to kill the walker, as I've never seen them just stop chasing someone, unless more people were around. But, he just laid in his house with a chunk of flesh missing and apparently waited to die.
And all good points regarding the level of decomposition of the walkers in FTWD and TWD. I've also read here that those who follow the comics say that it actually hints that the walkers are steadily decomposing, which may lead to a solution to the problem. But, back to the point, I get what you were saying about the principal, but the only way to kill walkers is to puncture or smash their brains so they no longer function. In order for her to kill the principal, she would have to smash his head. She used a fire extinguisher, yet his head was still intact?
But no one is asking for a #1... That is the misconception. I for one, am not asking for a #. We have a #1, but he is injured. I'm also assuming Funchess, if he can stay healthy, is a #2, and will step into the role of the #1 in KB's absence. I'm asking for a quality #3, possibly a guy who could become a #2. A legit #4 even. The problem when you don't bring in competition is that you are assuming the guys you already have are the best for the job and you're dismissing the possibility that they really aren't.
I will assume the position of the people you are referring to on local sports talk SCP, as I have been that here lol. I look at it like this SCP, if you are looking for a daily driver, and I give you the choice of having a working Daewoo or a relatively new Honda Accord/Civic (depending on your needs) for roughly the same price, which one are you picking?
Likewise, if you were looking for a sports car, and you have the means to buy them (which we do have the means to address WR), would you settle for a base model V6, or do you want to go ahead and get the V8 with all the bells and whistles.
In our scenario, a V8 is likely out there, but we haven't brought them in to check them out. And before someone tries to rip apart this metaphor, we are in the market for an american muscle car... Guys like Calvin Johnson are Mazeratis and KB is like a Ferrari. Philly Brown and Bersin are Yugos.
This x1000. But it's much more fun to browbeat people for saying they want help at WR. I think the reason those claiming we need help and feel Gman hasn't done all he can in that aspect of WR seem so impassioned is because as you said, "help just means an improvement on what you already have." So when we don't bring in anyone else outside of Norwood considering what we currently have, many feel we aren't doing all we can to look for help, because it doesn't seem like it would be that hard to improve on what is currently here.