Friday, August 26, 2016

Pearl Jam's "Ten" Turns 25 And No Code Turns 20

Ten on ITunes

On August 27, 1991, Pearl Jam debuted their album Ten. It came out to little fanfare. But at the time of the release the "Grunge" movement was happening. And "Ten" became one of the best debut albums. And so 25 years later the album has been certified 13 times platinum by the RIAA. At the time of this post. And selling 10 millions copies through Nielsen Soundscan.  Spawning classic hits like Alive, Jeremy,  Even Flow, and Black,  Five years later, Pearl Jam released their fourth album No Code. By this time the band had stop doing music videos. They didn't didn't do too much press. (Watch their first appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman below). And the album was the first to not go multi-platinum. Selling only a million copies. Casual fans at the time thought this could be the end of their popularity. This is where the true fan stuck around. And 20 years later have this album atop of their lists of favorite Pearl Jam albums. With songs like Hail, Hail,Who You Are, In My Tree, Off He Goes, and Present Tense. You can't go wrong. Now they are reissuing No Code along with Yield on vinyl for the first time in years

No Code on ITunes

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Alex Rodriguez Plays His Final Game For The New York Yankees

In his final game in pinstripes. With his family in the stands. Alex Rodriguez went 1-4 with a double and RBI. Helping the New York Yankees to a 6-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays . Alex' double came in his first at bat. If tonight's game is his last in MLB. He will end up with 696 homeruns. Four more would have made him only the fourth player to hit at least 700. And would have joined Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds, and former Yankee great Babe Ruth. Alex Rodriguez will be released by the New York Yankees after the game. As they feel he does not give them the best chance to win. Although in the games he was in the starting lineup including tonight's game the Yankees record is 31-26.  28-30 when he is not in the starting lineup and or pinch hit. Rodriguez will become a special advisor and instructor for the Yankees in 2017. At his post game press conference he said "He's at peace". But Alex has said he still feels he can play. And with four more homers away from 700. The end may not be here yet. 

Alex Rodriguez' family