HERMITOLOGY



My name is Riley, and I play drums and write music for a band called Thrice.

This is where I ramble about music, sports, food, books, the interwebs and whatever else I deem worthy of sharing.

In addition to my ramblings here, I'm also the co-founder of a baseball-specific twitter feed podcast and blog with my good friend Ian, called Productive Outs.

I also have a bandcamp page and a soundcloud page that I'll be posting my own music and remixes on every once in a while.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions presented on this blog are mine and mine only, and do not reflect the position or views of Thrice as a whole.

Web Analytics


Search

BONUS CONTENT

FIND ME ELSEWHERE

Tag Results

201 posts tagged Baseball

The Puig Destroyer merch store is open for business. We are taking pre-orders on blue and black DESTROYER tees and OG EP COVER ART tees and tanks here

Thanks for your support!

This is one of my favorite songs on the forthcoming Puig Destroyer record, and almost all of that is due to the lyrical content. We’re a baseball-themed “band”, but I think the message in the song applies to any and all types of fantasy sports. It’s especially apropos at this time of year because it seems like 75% of the country will not shut the hell up about their fantasy football team(s) right now … myself included.

You can pre-order the record for just $7 here.

Please listen, enjoy and pass it on. Thanks!

Productive Outs - PRODcast 91: Minor League Guy

productiveouts:

There he is, our Lord and Savior: Minor League Guy! Everything we do — including this episode — we do in his name. 

Here’s what we’ve got:

-  The open (0:00-3:15)

- Your crazy emails (3:55-25:30)

- The musical guest: DAMA/LIBRABuy “Claw” here. (25:50-29:30)

- The baseball talk! (29:30-51:52)

  • MadBum is good. Big-Time Timmy Jim is not. 
  • The Orioles are the least-bad team in the AL West
  • Same with the Royals in the Central (at least at the time we recorded this)
  • Halos are in first, and the AL West is gonna be a barn-burner!
  • Nationals look to have the NL East locked up…
  • … and the Pirates are pretty much done
  • Meanwhile Chris Carter is making a stealth run at the home run title

- Musical advice x 2: (52:45-1:05:10)

  • We discuss our best and worst decisions in our music careers, and 
  • Can you enjoy your own records after they’re finished?

- The week(s) in review: Puig Destroyer stuff and Ian’s vacation rundown. We won’t be hurt if you skip this part. (1:05:10-1:13:20)

THANKS FOR LISTENING! 

I’d like to invite you to chug a few cups of coffee and mosh your way through the morning while listening to “Mike Trout" as loud as your preferred listening device can handle. This track is a little more straightforward than our previous work, but I assure you that the rest of the record is faster, heavier, slower, more brutal, more melodic, more absurd, and entirely baseball-themed. If you’re a fan of any or all of those things, you’re gonna love it.

MIKE TROUT LYRICS

from first to third in a single bound

stealing homeruns in centerfield

mvps don’t mean anything

when you know you’ve been

the best for three seasons

no doubt, Mike Trout

he can do everything

all fans watch him with anticipation

no doubt, Mike Trout

he can do everything

even with the weight of expectation

trying to wear him down

no doubt, Mike Trout

he can do everything

all fans watch him with anticipation

no doubt, Mike Trout

he can do everything

even with the weight of expectation

trying to wear him down

it won’t wear him down

so listen to me right now

I’m going to throw some facts at the wall

so pick them up and put them in your skull

he’s built like a tank,

high-speed running freak

he’s as good at the game

as anyone is anything

Ian, Mike, Jon, and I have been sending files back and forth for several months with the intention of creating the first Puig Destroyer LP. With the help of Scott Evans at Antisleep and our friends at No Sleep Records, we have made that a reality … and it feels GREAT.

That LP (all 25 minutes of it) will be released digitally on September 30th. You can pre-order it here. Vinyl will be made available down the road a bit.

Puig Destroyer” track listing:

01 – “Baseball: The Best
02 – “Umpshow
03 – “No One Cares About Your Fantasy Team
04 – “No Hitter
05 – “Flags Fly Forever
06 – “Three True Outcomes
07 – “Take Damage
08 – “Trumbomb
09 – “Top Prospect
10 – “Call To The Bullpen
11 – “Wild Horse
12 – “Attrition
13 – “The Road To Omaha
14 – “Underdog
15 – “Twin Killing
16 – “No Pepper
17 – “Tommy John
18 – “Stealing Signs
19 – “Batflip
20 – “Mike Trout

Productive Outs - PRODcast 90: There's A Base At The End Of This

productiveouts:

Quick show before both of us take off for vacation and/or work. Please consume and enjoy!

- Open: Managing expectations (0:00-4:04)

- Emails: Short, sweet, and very good. (You guys, not us.) (4:51-20:33)

- Musical guest: ’68Buy “In Humor and Sadness” here. (21:15-27:10)

- Baseball talk: (27:10-49:26)

  • Trade deadline recap

  • The Angels need a starter

  • Everyone hates the Dbacks

  • Matt Cain is toast

  • Javier Baez and the impending rise of the Cubes

- Music and baseball question: “having a” vs. “playing” catch and what goes into sequencing an album? (50:15-1:02:25)

- Puig Destroyer non-updates and TTFN! (1:02:25-1:09:40)

Productive Outs - PRODcast 89: EAAAAAARTHQUAKE!!!

productiveouts:

Yes, we’ve run out of player numbers to reference. But we’ve made up for it with a really solid podcast. Read on…

- The open (0:00-7:15)

- Your emails (8:08-30:13)

- The musical guest: 1-800-BANDBuy “Diver Blue” here. (31:00-35:35)

- The musical-baseball human guest: Doug Miller of MLB.com (35:35-1:03:55)

- Baseball talk! (1:04:40-1:31:25)

  • HOT STOVE: Deadline comin’! #HUGWATCH

  • Price/Zobrist fatigue 

  • Jake Peavy, Dan Uggla, Matt Cain and the RIP Gaints

  • Barney Darwin to the Dodgers

  • The Royals are winning and it’s almost August. When do they shit the bed

  • Isotopes vs. Aces brawl

  • Hall Of Fame: Eligibility shifts from 15 to 10 years, our interest in the HOF does not shift

  • PART TWO of “What would that player’s job be?”

- Bye! (1:31:25-1:32:41)

Productive Outs - PRODcast 88: Hello, We Ordered A Frank Thomas & Got A Kyle Blanks Instead

productiveouts:

Ice is back with a brand-new invention: PRODcast 88! 

- Open (0:00-3:30)

- Emails (4:05-28:50)

- Musical guest: AEGESBuy THE BRIDGE hereListen to “Fault” here. (29:30-34:10)

- Baseball things (34:10-1:04:10)

- Musical advice but not really: Gilead Fest/tour recap, and Bob Uecker: An Appreciation (1:04:50-1:17:30)

- Bye!

I’ve had this song stuck in my head for two days (thanks to Angels closer Joe Smith) and it’s driving me insane. 

As someone who was born and raised in Southern California, I grew up believing that I was forbidden from rooting for Yankees players. I never rooted for Mattingly or Mariano, hated Reggie Jackson until he was with the Halos, and stopped idolizing Rickey Henderson during his four-year stint in pinstripes. I just couldn’t do it,

And that’s why I never rooted for Derek Jeter. I respected the hell out of him though. This new Nike ad is a fantastic tribute to the man and the mark he’s left on the greatest game on the planet.

Much respect.

Productive Outs - PRODcast 84: Prince Fielder, Swathed in Zubaz

Good tunes, good emails, (arguably) better baseball chatter. 

productiveouts:

Short and sweet this week, kids. Bing bang boom. Still no shortage of great #content, with our unique based ball inight accompanied by the mellifluous strains of ILLUSTRATIONS.

- The open: memories of a young, portly Prince, enveloped in Zubazity. (0:00-4:05)

- The emails. Y’all crazy. (4:40-22:55)

- The musical guest: ILLUSTRATIONSBuy “In Vain” here. (23:40-26:26)

- The baseball things: (26:26-50:20)

  • R.I.P. Tony Gwynn
  •  More baseballers fall to the curse of Tommy John, including Chad Billingsley
  • Where goeth the Shark? 
  • Royals are rolling
  • Giants free-falling
  • Please get well, Justin Verlander
  • Cardinals are coming for what’s theirs
  • The All-Star Game continues to be stupid

- Musical advice: what the hell is Ian’s problem with Guided by Voices, and the fine line of fidelity (51:00-1:00:00)

- Puig Destroyer updates and TTFN (1:00:00-1:03:02)ast

Loading posts...