WBC

Baseball is back! International competition is fun when The Netherlands (?) beats The Dominican Republic. Led by Sidney Ponson (born in the Kingdom of The Netherlands, Aruba…) these lowlanders took out loaded D.R. (blessedly missing A-Rod) in the first major upset. I am now watching the U.S. take a 2-1 lead (Youkilis scores!) over Venezuela. I also opened my mlb.tv account today to placate my need to access Red Sox coverage anytime anywhere. It feels like baseball is back already and I was actually shocked to realize that opening day is still four weeks away.

I know this means that spring is coming and days are growing longer and warmer. Sooner than we realize, summer will be upon us again. As much as I look forward to nice weather in the future, I hate to wish time along any faster than it already moves.

Venezuela just tied the game…

Hank’s Tonight!

Hank’s Saloon

46 Third Ave (@ Atlantic)

Brooklyn, NY

10pm She Keeps Bees

11pm Family Fun

12am Supergood Reality

followed by Supergood Dance party…

Beer

From the first sip of Miller Lite I had at my dad’s softball game, I knew beer would be a part of my life forever. It has brought me through high school parties and rugby songs, through awkward social moments and best friends forever proclamations. But it has evolved so much through that time and we have since witnessed a true renaissance of beer alchemy.  Tonight I attended an East Coast introduction of two brews, Lefthand and The Bruery at The Gate and it served as a great reminder of how far we’ve come in the past 20 years. Sampling many varieties of “beer” from these craft breweries, it’s newfound versatility is astounding; from bitter Jamaican ginger ale to sweet, port-like 15% malted elixir. As I write this, I am drinking a Peak Organic bottle of delicious at home watching The Daily Show. Thank you, beer.

Blake

He skis in the best spots around the world and documents it all for our benefit. Check out this trailer for his most recent B.C. adventure and his awesome use of Supergood music.

It Tastes Like Beautiful…

Lily Allen

Nice work! A great follow-up to “Alright, Still”, “It’s Not Me, It’s You” retains the attitude but kicks the songwriting up a notch. After Mark Ronson lent his stylings to the first album, she worked with a new producer, Greg Kurstin, for this project and the songs are fantastic. I am really glad to see that she has continued to make great music despite the distractions of her very public life. She may behave badly at times, but at least she comes through in the clutch.

When a drag is fun

In celebration of our friends’ engagement, we went to watch a drag queen perform at the gay bar Therapy last night. Sitting in the front row, I was obviously a target, but “Shaquita” had me pegged as a minority audience member from the start (baseball cap and beard don’t blend in this environment)–constantly taunting me (in a flirty and friendly manner) with her privates (real or pretend). I may not fit into gay culture, but I can definitely appreciate their sense of fun. I love feeling like I can travel exotically within my own city.

The Patterson Brothers

I teach Adam and Michael Patterson (ages six and nine) and they rock! Here is a video we made this week. Look out, Brotnick!

Patterson

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Compound Error

The worst sort of mistakes are the ones you make because you made an earlier mistake. And worse yet are ones you make on top of those. I call these compound errors and I desperately try to stop myself from making them. Unfortunately, they can be the easiest ones to make.
Mistakes happen. If we use them to learn and make better choices, then we become better people. I think the whole point of everything is to be the best you can be and how would you know what that is if you never made the worst choices?

Ethan Brotnick

I teach piano, drums and guitar to six-year-olds and I can definitively say that this is not normal.

Ethan plays piano

Play Ball

Even I’m getting tired of the A-Rod lynching that is taking place now; he is taking heat in the New York media like I’ve never seen before. Can’t we just agree that the guy is a lying cheating scumbag and move on? This is the time of year where we should be amping up on spring training– not some ‘roids that this this fool put in his butt five years ago. Admittedly, we’ve known the guy is a punk for years and I felt some vindication beyond my personal Red Sox-Yankees rivalry issue when the story came out, but let’s move on. Let him live with his shame and his lies and his asterisked career, and get ready to play some baseball.
Can we get a little love for the World Baseball Classic? Why is the World Cup of Baseball relegated to nuisance status? Managers all complain that their teams suffer because of this biennial event, but they need to step back and recognize how amazing it is. Compared to the so-called “World Series” which includes teams from the U.S. and Canada, the WBC invites teams from around the world. It may be America’s Pastime, but the love for this sport extends to all corners. Forza Italia!