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The Loss Column Music Club

<a href=’http://www.thelosscolumn.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/national-boxer.jpg’ target="blank" title=’The National Boxer album cover’><img src=’http://www.thelosscolumn.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/national-boxer.jpg’ width="115" height="115" align="left" alt=’The National Boxer album cover’ /></a>This doesn’t have anything to do with sports, but the way I see it we’re all well-rounded individuals with a variety of diverse interests. Right? Right.

<b>Andrew in Rochester</b> mentioned some music in a previous post and said he wanted to contribute to "The Loss Column Music Club." "Interesting concept," I thought. Couple that with the changing of the seasons making for a great time to make a mixtape anyway and you’ve got something.

So here she is, the official Fall 2007 Loss Column Mix. This blend has been concocted specifically to bridge the gap between Summer Songs and Winter Songs. The AC’s off and you don’t yet need the heat. Dig:

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Interested in sampling and/or purchasing it? <a href="http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewIMix?id=264511308">Just click here</a> to open up your iTunes app and head straight to this mix in the iTunes store. I don’t make anything off of it or anything like that — this is strictly a public service.

Feel free to post your own Fall Mix in the comments. The rules are: ten songs exactly, and you have to have added them to your digital player of choice within the past year.

11 comments to The Loss Column Music Club

  • dan the man

    Nice mix – lots of chill stuff. This is a good idea. Now I will probably spend entirely too much time trying to put together a fall mix of my own. I love fall – it’s energizing. I especially like the unashamed addtion of the Rihanna track. Arguably one of the better pop tracks to come out in awhile.

    How bout dem Redskins?

  • Dave Butz


  • Piss Bong

    Ryan Adams fell off after “Cuts Like a Knife”.

  • Andrew in Rochester

    I love the fall, too, Dan. I woke up the other morning and there was a nice fall chill in the air and I felt absolutely revitalized. It was nice. I don’t know what it is about the fall, but it’s a good time to be outside.

    Free the Birds is back on for Monday night. Are any of you guys going? Drew, how does that affect WNST’s Monday Night Ravens coverage? What do you think about all this stuff, Dan, Neal, Drew (like I don’t know what you’re gonna say), Joe, Mike, Big Ben, Andrew (oh wait that’s me), other guy’s out there?

    Here’s my thoughts, for what they’re worth. If I could make it home for this, I’d become Andrew in York County (my parents do in fact live in the Baltimore “region”, but I can’t. But I totally support this rally/walkout/whatever if it’s based on two things – 1) the absolute piss poor on field product that we’ve been given, but acknowledge that our pitching staff isn’t what anybody thought it would be. What we have to attack is signing of guys like Gibbons, Payton, Huff, Andruw Jones types, Javy Lopez types, and giving out stupid contracts like Melvin Mora’s (and yes, I supported that until two weeks after he signed it and started sucking and sulking all day long). 2) There’s no support of the club’s past. Baltimore’s not on the road jersey (maybe you’ve heard that it isn’t there. It’s not common knowledge, but in fact it says “Orioles” instead of “Baltimore”. I know that sounds strange, but it’s true!), there’s no old timer’s day, stuff like that. Yeah, they’re doing better with this stuff, but there’s no excuse for not having guys like Paul Blair, B.J. Surhoff, Brooks and Frank, Ken Singleton, and so on and so on and so on be regular fixtures at Camden Yards.

    I didn’t support last year’s thing. I think demanding that Peter Angelos sell the team is counterproductive and is like screaming at him, “Don’t listen to me!” before making your valid points. But I’ve just had it with so much of this junk. I’m proud to still wear my old Oriole bird hat and to still root hard for the birds, but it’s starting to get depressing, especially hanging around fans of pinkos and janquis all day.

  • dan the man

    My feelings about Free the Birds are pretty well-known by now. But if they aren’t walking out, then that goes a long way towards me tolerating it. The walkout confused and angered the players, and it looked silly because they ended up winning. Do I have a problem with protesting Angelos and the various injustices towards the fanbase/city/team? Of course not. Make signs and T-shirts and start chants… but cheer on the team while you do it. The players aren’t really at fault here – they’re just not good. There’s only two guys dogging it right now and they are Ramon Hernandez and Melvin Mora. It’s a bad team because it was put together haphazzardly with mediocre players. If Free the Birds is going to be successful, it has to show the world that it supports the team (because that’s what fans do), but is solely protesting Peter Angelos and issues such as the road jersey.

  • neal s

    Free the Birds 2? Ugh.

    I was actually planning on going to the game, but now I’m not so sure.

  • Andrew in Rochester

    SO this year, and the last month haven’t changed anything at all? I can’t say I don’t still look forward to watching them play tonight (O’s Rangers is going to be a tougher sell), but at the beginning of the year we were ALL saying we can definitely make a shot at .500 this year, and the way we haven’t is just….uncannily debilitating. It’s nobody’s fault. If the Yankees, who started the season with a rotation of Wang, Pettite, Mussina, Pavano, and Igawa at this point only had a rotation of Mussina, Chase Wright, Matt DeSalvo, Sean Henn, and Tyler Clippard AND lost Rivera and Chamberlain they’d suck like this, too (see the beginning of the season). NOBODY can handle this sort of injury battle. It’s obviously too early to get any indication of Andy MacPhail’s reign, but I’m hopeful.

    I’m still filled with hopelessness that it will still get worse before it gets better. Yes, that’s right, I’m filled with a combination of hope and hopelessness. That’s why I support Free the Birds this year.

    BUT it won’t do anything. It’ll just serve as another thing. Hey, if WNST thinks that things like Trembley getting ejected are “an embarrassment to the city” like Nestor has, then this isn’t helping either. It’s just fans screaming and calling national attention to themselves only to give the owner, who is extremely stubborn (like that needed to be said), more reason to grit his teeth and do things his way. That’s how he works. If Free the Birds 2 is about working with Angelos and not about replacing Angelos, then it’s got a chance at working. We’ll never ever see Baltimore on the road jerseys if we say to Peter, “Peter, you’re a fuck-up and I hate you. Do this because I want it”, even though it’s true. It’s a real problem.

    I’m very confused about this whole thing, but I support trying to do something. I wasn’t even sure that a walk-out was what was being proposed. But, anyway, for me, things have changed a little bit.

    More importantly, I hate Mike Mussina like a cat hates getting wet. Let’s go beat him up tonight. Go O’s!

  • Joe the Guy

    The only way to truly Free the birds is to destroy them.

    Stay home. Save your your money. Then mail it to Camden so they can resign Bedard long term. Very long term.

    We got Markakis. I like Guthrie. I still like Roberts.

    Cross your fingers on Chris Ray.

    Everyone else, you are dismissed. Please leave your home jerseys in the locker, take your away jerseys with you, and no one mention this season around Cal.

  • Joe the Guy

    DT and McPhail are on One Year Probation. They weren’t great or even good but they haven’t been given sufficient time to prove themselves and have earned at the very least, more time.

  • Andrew in Rochester

    I like what MacPhail has done in a few regards:

    Signed Matt Wieters, ending a weird stalemate the organization has had with Scott Boras – which we needed to end if we want to compete.

    Trachsel for 2 decent looking prospects? I think we may have ripped off the Cubs here. And I love the Trash Man, and I hope he gets to pitch game 7 of the NLCS again this year. Go Cubbies!

    The attitude he has had in interviews has been somewhere between grim, frustrated, rational, and completely level-headedness about the supreme sucking. He sounds very intelligent and I really get the feeling he knows exactly where’s he and the team are going.

    We all want to sit around here and say “blow up the team, give me the rookies and we’ll rebuild.” Well, MacPhail has granted your wish. We’re fielding teams of Radhames Liz, Scott Moore, Luis Hernandez, Tike Redman, Gustavo Molina, etc. That’s our young guys. Now, just think that if you want to see the rookies play next year, after this month we’ve had (’cause you know Mora ain’t going nowhere).

    Anyway, kudos to him for bringing up the kids and finding out who’s expendable (I think the answer is MelMo and Tejada).

    Let’s sit back, get this goddamn season over with and see what the very well regarded MacPhail does. He certainly hasn’t done anything to get onto a probation list.

    As for Trembley…at least he shows some emotion out there instead of the Joe Torre-esque managers of the past few years who just sit and stare at a murder instead of screaming for it to stop.

  • Billy Dower

    The Orioles are a terrible team and it gets worse every year.
    We cannot even fill the stands with Baltimore fans, and honestly I can’t blame the fans for not supporting them. This club has not shown us that they are serious about being a team that can compete with Boston, New York, Toronto, and now the Devil Rays. As absurd as that sounds in this decade, it wasn’t that long ago that the Orioles were a playoff threat. Now they are written off. I’ll always root for them, but something needs to give. At least break .500 this year, that would make me happy. Im sick of getting beat by Boston and New York constantly.