Buttkickin’ Halloween Songs: “Everybody Dies” — Ayreon (2017)

Doom, gloom, the world goes boom None will be spared so don’t assume Not ragged clothed nor silver spooned You’re all the same when extinction looms… October. FINALLY. At long freakin’ last. October has arrived and we here at HokeyCorps Industries LLC (still entirely fictitious) can drop the pretense of accepting the long, hot, miserable…

2019 Best Damn Race Discount Code!

Discount code HOKEYRUN is good for the 2019 season Head on over to BestDamnRace.com and use coupon code HOKEYRUN to save $5 on their already low registration fees! Hey all you fine folk hanging out and about in downtown Hokeyville. Your intrepid narrator is back with a quick rundown of the 2019 Best Damn Race Season, and why we here at…

Album Review: “Run Devil Run” — Paul McCartney (1999)

Run Devil Run represents Paul McCartney’s second album of (mostly) cover tunes, after 1988’s Снова в СССР. While the latter was released as something of a lark — basically Paul and a bunch of musician friends  noodling around in the studio, recording a bunch of 50s/Broadway/R&B tunes, and releasing the album in the Soviet Union…

Album Review: “Driving Rain” — Paul McCartney (2001)

Paul McCartney’s Driving Rain is a problematic but intriguing record, probably the least-regarded of his much praised “later career rebirth” (which arguably began with 1997’s Flaming Pie and continued through 2013’s New). Whereas Flaming Pie was a strong artistic statement that seemed to invoke all the classic McCartney songcraft tropes to great effect, 2001’s Driving…

Race Review: 2018 Dopey Challenge at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend (1/3 – 1/7/2018), or: “I’m just glad to be here, happy to be alive…”

OK. The 2018 Dopey Challenge at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. Let’s do this! . . . OK, yes. The Dopey Challenge was over a month and a half ago at the time of this publication, and yes I’ve slacked big time. So now that we’ve established and acknowledged that, and not shown a…

Album Review: “Hot Hitz Kold Kutz” — Paul McCartney (Bootleg)

There’s a reason I haven’t delved too deeply into blogging about and reviewing the extensive multiverse of Paul McCartney bootlegs, mostly because there is simply no getting out of that particular rabbit hole. I’m not kidding either. No matter what your opinion on McCartney’s solo material, there is no denying that the man’s output was…

Race Review: 2017 Rotary Club of Weston “Run For Tomorrow” Half Marathon (12/10/2017), or “Dry your eyes, we’re gonna see skies of blue…”

You know what I love even more than a local, low-key, fast, flat, and fun half-marathon? A local, low-key, fast, flat, and fun half-marathon in perfect running conditions. And we assuredly got that the morning of the 2017 Rotary Club of Weston “Run For Tomorrow” Half Marathon. OK that title is a mouthful, and because…

Race Review: 2017 Reebok Ragnar South Beach (11/11-11/12/2017), or: “It ran one step ahead as we followed in the dance…”

Any relay race is going to be a challenge. I mean, look at it empirically: you’re going to be travelling in a van for two days with five other people, all stinky and messy, driving around like mad, managing your body aches and fuel intake and sleep schedules, keeping all the race rules in mind,…