Apr 24 2008

We’re into the Elite Eight folks!  Not many surprises in Round 2.  14 Songs put up a good fight but with the reissues coming out I expected Sorry Ma to beat it.  I thought Once, Twice might give All Shook Down a run for its money, but not so much.  Without question though the match of the tournament so far was Don’t Tell A Soul vs. Stereo.  It was neck and neck well into the fourth but Mr. Rabbit played some big D and We May Be The Ones hit a couple of clutch free throws to eek out a one point victory.  Here’s the latest bracket (right/ctrl click to embiggen):

Bracket3Friday Night has been strong so far, but does it have any chance against powerhouse Tim?  Sorry Ma has been on the ropes a bit in the early rounds.  Does it have any more left in the tank?  And Hootenanny vs All Shook Down sounds like the game of the week.  Voting is now open for this round through end of day Monday.

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Thu Apr 24, 2008 at 10:46 pm · ·

Dear Voters,

There is no way NO WAY ASD is better than Hootenanny. What’s wrong with you?



Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 6:47 am · ·

Sorry, ASD was my first love…


Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 6:50 am · ·

Really. That sucks. Must be emotionally scarring.


Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 7:01 am · ·

Not really. It’s still around for emotional support.

Some Guy

Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 8:30 am · ·

That’s a really tough one for me because believe it or not All Shook Down was the first Replacements album I ever heard. The second? Hootenanny. So they both hold a special place in my heart.


Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 8:34 am · ·

Sorry Ma is getting beaten worse than PW’s drum kit.

Just sayin’…..


Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 1:09 pm · ·

shit, im glad we made it this far….
sorry ma has been my one constant since 7th grade.
and that was a long ass time ago .


Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 1:31 pm · ·

Ditto the All Shook Down love.


Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 5:24 pm · ·

All Shook Down was my first ‘Mats album too but still can it compare to Sorry Ma? NO!


Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 5:25 pm · ·

Er, it can’t compare to Hootenanny either. Sorry. I just woke up from a nap.


Sat Apr 26, 2008 at 2:35 am · ·

i cant believe ASD was this many peoples first exposure to the mats. You must of been knocked on your ass by every single album the y did you put on after that. I like the dog picture. I have a big print of it from that photgrapher. He did a bunch of cool shots that are in a mini portfolio he sent out a long time ago (im an art director so i get all these phtographer promos)- ill find em and send em in here. Theres a great paul tommy shot that hasnt really made the rounds.


Sat Apr 26, 2008 at 7:51 pm · ·

Jodi, your nuts. ASD vs Hoot was a killer. I really had to think about it.

ASD has some killer tunes, but in the end, I had to go with Hoot.

The Attitude, Bob’s Guitar & Westerberg’s Voice.

The sound of Paul’s voice on the whole record is just the best.


Sat Apr 26, 2008 at 7:58 pm · ·

Jay, I for one am very interested in seeing the photos. Very cool.


Sat Apr 26, 2008 at 8:31 pm · ·

I second that motion


Sun Apr 27, 2008 at 7:04 pm · ·



Sun Apr 27, 2008 at 7:34 pm · ·

I agree with Jodi, I like Sorry Ma and Hootenanny much more than ASD.
Anyone know where I can get the mp3s of Tommy when he was on Jim Rome? Thanks


Sun Apr 27, 2008 at 8:18 pm · ·

“Anyone know where I can get the mp3s of Tommy when he was on Jim Rome? Thanks”

Is this the interview for the Mats best-of cd, where PW didn’t show up?
I have it on a hard drive somewhere. I’ll find it and post it tomorrow if you’d like.


Sun Apr 27, 2008 at 9:16 pm · ·



Mon Apr 28, 2008 at 8:05 am · ·

Here’s the Stinson-Rome interview. Hope it’s the one you’re looking for:


Mon Apr 28, 2008 at 4:05 pm · ·

yeah, that’s the one. Thanks very much Blasty. Made my day!

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