Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Memories of 2008

* Over 46,000 visitors for Bleachers' Brew and over 214,100 page views in 2008 * Transformers * The Dark Knight * Iron Man * Life * Damian Lewis * youtube generation * Guns N' Roses finally released their new album * the Boston Celtics win their 17th title * Is James Posey the new Robert Horry? * Rashad Evans * Barack Obama * late night sound trips * Finally Spain and the Netherlands show their worth in Euro football competition * Ateneo adidas apparel * Kobe Bryant * Randy Couture is still the man * Rogue magazine * the Redeem Team * Michael Phelps * Usain Bolt * Robert Downey Jr. plays an awesome Tony Stark * Nastia Liukin * Ed Brubaker on Captain America * Sarah Shahi * rain in the summertime * Alex Ross does the Justice Society of America * Bangkok shopping * Maxim Philippines * Steve Rude's Nexus is back * Death Cab for Cutie's Narrow Stairs * Kelly Kelly * Up Dharma Down releases Bipolar * Gilbert Arenas * We want tables * Bruce Willis is back as John McClane * making the 2009 Ateneo Sports Calendar * Diego Maradona is the new coach of the Argentine National Football Team * Watching the Ateneo Blue Eagles win a fourth UAAP Men's Basketball title * Nonoy Baclao * One Big Cheer's tee shirts * 2008 Championship shirt * Tiuperman * iamnonoy * Generation Kill * Audi cars * the Super Bowl Champs New York Giants * the Ateneo Men's Football Team * Steve Jobs and all his damned Macs and iPods * Cesc Fabregas * Manny Pacquiao * the Ateneo Sports Shooters * Tiger Woods won the US Open * Jeff and Matt Hardy * Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts * Ricky Rubio sucks * Snow Patrol doing "Signal Fire" for Spider-Man 3 * Kofi Kingston * The Sarah Connor Chronicles * mi adidas * TNA Wrestling is the best * watching Versus and Plus Minus at Magnet * The Clone Wars * Bea Pascual * are those Fit 'n Right commercials for real? * Polar Bears for Obama * facebook * Fernando Torres leads Liverpool in scoring * Peter Berg is a great director * my nephew Carlo Olivares is batting clean-up for the Ateneo Baseball Team * the ending of the Iron Man and Incredible Hulk movies * doing the pre and post-game analysis for the UAAP Men's Basketball Finals * does anyone still care about those Starbucks' planners? * Goodbye the House That Ruth Built. Hello the House That George Built * U23D * Rick Reilly moves to ESPN * prices of original DVDs are down * Aishwarya Rai * long walks around the Ateneo campus late in the afternoon * Minka Kelly * David Ploufee * Oasis' new album Dig Out Your Soul * the Gallagher Brothers are back * Heath Ledger as the Joker * the Ateneo Men's & Women's Volleyball Teams * Tina Fey does a rad Sarah Palin * Rachel Getting Married * Appleseed Ex-Machina * LeBron James * Rolling Stone changes its magazine format * Dairy Queen * Shakey's V-League * Jessica Alba * Karim Benzema * Paramore * The Philippine Homeless World Cup Team * Fully Booked * Black Machismo * DC's Final Crisis * Bucky returns * Brondby FC sponsors UNICEF * Lyon FC * the Beautiful People * the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympics * Summer Glau * the Kings of Leon * Kittin's Scarlet Cake * Stan Lee & Marvel Comics * Marian Rivera * Fabio Capello gives English Football a shot in the arm * Four Four Two * Maltesers * Dylan * HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!!

My soundtrack for the year:
Destiny Calling - James
Piece of This - P.O.T.
On Your Side - Pete Yorn
Night Jeep - Juan Pablo Dream
Please Stand Up - British Sea Power
Taper Jean Girl - Kings of Leon
You've Just Got It All - Plus Minus
Jordan the Comeback - Prefab Sprout
Lowell, Ma. - Death Cab for Cutie
Go Hippie - Fountains of Wayne
Dance the Night Away - Van Halen
God On Our Side - Wire Train
Ride A Black Swan - Zwan
Supersonic - Oasis
Lebanese Blonde - Thievery Corporation
Gotta Stay High - New Radicals
Charm Attack - Leona Naess
Does he Love You? - Rilo Kiley
Good Intentions - Toad the Wet Sprocket
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Chloe Dancer - Mother Love Bone
Lotta Love - Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Up At Night - Holiday Flyer
Lazy Eye - Silversun Pickups
Untitled - Interpol
Kissing the Lipless - The Shins
In the Meantime - Railway Children
My Imaginary Friend - Reel Big Fish
Gray Street - Dave Matthews Band
Signal Fire - Snow Patrol
Goodnight Song - Tears for Fears
Love Burns - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
We Laugh Indoors - Death Cab for Cutie
Take A Picture - Filter
Times of Trouble - Temple of the Dog
Time Stand Still - Rush
Enemy - Sevendust
Blue Light - Bloc Party
Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
Exodus - Bob Marley and the Wailers

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