Last year's Christmas tree (after I tossed her outside) didn't start turning brown until May. Really. I love real trees. It's Celtic, primative...and she smells good.
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I blogged about this douche bag back in 2009. Some people don't change their stripes. Watch this video from last week's game against the Giants. He INT'd the ball and ran 50 yards - not sure if he was tackled or scored a TD - only to have his run negated because he was called for taunting.
He's done this before (read the blog link from 2009). He's been in trouble with his coach for recently missing meetings. He's a bad seed. I hope he rips his Achilles tendon for good. The NFL doesn't need assholes like him.
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Heading to Cedar Rapids for opening night of one my favorite stories - maybe my most favorite story of all time. Check out this preview.
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The Ircink's are a family - and an extended family - of bow hunters. My dad, brother, myself, my dad's brother - Uncle Fran - and 1st cousin, Gerry, family friends Dave & Bruce Hranicka, Gary Schmidt, Dave's son, Lucas, has hunted with us a few times, Rick Nowak - my Uncle Bob's brother, Gary's son, Matty, my theater buddy, Jim Keller. Family and friends.
My brother started hunting in 1980, not yet in high school. I started after him in 1981, a senior at the time. I don't think I missed a season from 1981 thru the fall of 1997. Then I moved to Cali for 12 years. That's my brother (above) with Kenny Koepsel...the "Kahuna" - the man who's been leading bowhunts up here since the 1950's. Time is a grim reminder that "the good ole days" are fleeting. Kenny doesn't walk like he used to. Neither does my dad. The old guard is either dying off or is too old and has given hunting up. There were times when we'd have 25 guys hunting over a week in November. For three days it was just the seven of us. Jas and I made most of the drives for the rest of the hunters - all 65+ in years. I miss the old days. The old times we had. If I could go back for just a day...
The weather was pretty nice. We kicked out quite a few deer, just the seven of us. Even a couple bucks. Some guys got shooting. Some didn't. I never even saw a deer. It didn't matter. I was with my family of bow hunters....in Nature.
Click on READ MORE and follow me as I walk through the woods.
Me on a stand.
Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 8:21 PM
PASS THE SALT, PLEASE this year. I'm not sure how many more film fests we've submitted to - 15, 20. We'll start to hear back on those after January 1. Sponsored by Stella Artois, click here for our shorts program. We screen at the Tivoli Theatre, Wednesday, November 16 @ 9:15 pm.
Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 4:40 AM
Here are a few quotes from some friends of mine on the release (yesterday) of The Beach Boys' "SMiLE Sessions"...
Brian and his great band recorded new tracks and vocals for the previous release (2004) - yesterday's release uses the original Beach Boys' tracks and vocals from the '60s plus lots of alternate versions and also includes bonus material...- Billy Hinsche, Utah, back-up musician and singer for The Beach Boys
The SMILE collection that was just released is the original tracks from the Beach Boys... Our 2004 recording was Brian and Van Dyke Parks' version (Brian's band playing and singing) 40 years later. Both cool in my eyes. :)- Taylor Mills, Austin, TX, back-up singer for Brian Wilson
Hey Jeff, in a nutshell the SMiLE that was released in 2004 was Brian Wilson presents SMiLE. Brian, Darian, Van Dyke got together and basically completed the 1966/67 SMiLE. The 2004 versions contains Brian's amazing backing band. So... the SMiLE sessions that has just been released is The Beach Boys 1966 that was never completed in its original form. Original track listing and running order never was decided upon until 2004. Over the many years there have been many bootlegs and fan versions of the original based on Brian's 2004 version(many call it a blueprint). So now we have the original album art and booklet that was to have been released back in 66/67 with many outtakes, studio banter plus the SMiLE album by The Beach Boys based on the 2004 track listing...phew.. Trust me a lot of us fans are very very relieved and very excited. The mythical SMiLE album is here.- Paul McPherson, Australia, FB friend and Beach Boys nut, like me
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