For an aspiring guitarist, today is an important day. You see, it was fifty years ago today that a band called the Rolling Stones played their first concert. The Stones are, my apologies to the Beatles and their fans, the greatest band of all time.
I’ve always like their music but about a year ago I picked up Keith Richards’ bio, “Life”. It was an education. Chapter four is essentially a guitar lesson, explaining the practice of layering acoustic guitar to make it sound like an electric guitar. He is a musical genius.
His bawdy life is well documented but not celebrated by the man himself. The story is a grounded explanation/cautionary tale of life on the edge as a member of the original bad boy band.
If you are a music lover today is to be celebrated because the bluesy, jangling guitar sounds of the ‘Stones began 50 years ago today!
On to the Sports
The report on the Penn State sex abuse scandal was released this morning and it turns your stomach. Not that it had more unsavory details of Sandusky’s actions but rather I had held out hope that in the end Joe Paterno would be revealed to be the man of character that we were led to believe he was.
He was not. It is clear now that he was in fact a big part of the cover up. From now on, any discussion about morally bankrupt coaches must begin with Paterno.
We’ve had a couple of days to digest the Kentucky basketball schedule. This morning, Andy Katz compares UK’s schedule to Duke’s and reminds us that the Devils scheduling practices are the model for Coach Cal.
Lafayette College is coming to Rupp and Larry Vaught caught up with their head coach, Fran O’Hanlon, to get his take on Cal and Cats. It’s a good read and LGL recommended.
Coming up on the show tonight, we’ll talk about all of these topics and more with Jason King of ESPN. Jeff Drummond has got our dally recruiting updates.
The show starts at 6pm with your calls and comments tonight on LGL on 590, WVLK in Lexington; 1450 the Sports Buzz in Louisville and on NOB Radio.