First Post: Thursday, February 8, 2018


Lovely song

Well, now. This Weblog’s Patron Saint — St. Stephen of Malkmus — has a new dittie out, released yesterday. Here he is with his longtime band, The Jicks, and they perform Middle ’murrika, or, rather, Middle America. Have a listen…

It’s a hybrid of these earlier songs:

Middle America also is basically a clever protest song against hollow populism and rage-filled blind nationalism (‘you know you should be winning’; ‘crush me back to where I belong’) and the last verse is hopeful…

Captured in a mason jar
Will you be my whisper, unnamed star
In a galaxy so far, far, far
From the winter time (from the winter time, from the winter time)
One and through

‘UNNAMED STAR’. ‘ONE AND THROUGH’. He’s basically waiting for 2021. We’ll see. Who knows! Nobody knows. Only THE SHADOW KNOWS. Just like horseracing.

Fleet Frontrunners
Aqueduct 8
Fair Grounds (!) 4, 5
Santa Anita 3
Turfway (!) 1, 4, 7

Fast Final-Furlong Phantasms
Gulf 6, 8, 10

Favorable Faves*
Aqueduct 8
Delta 7
Fair Grounds 9
Golden Gate 2, 3
Gulf 2
Oaklawn 2, 8
Turfway 7

Freakazoid Factories
Delta 1
Golden Gate 7
Oaklawn 9
Santa Anita 8

*-morning-line faves only; 162-game season
-raceday scratches & scratches unavailable at press-time; available raceday scratches & changes current as of 12:45 p.m. EST.

YESTERDAY’s Fine Finishes
Delta 8
Turf Paradise 3

-High-Octane Chancers doin’ it exclusively with All-In-One V6 and its LifeLiner Speed Column analysis and LifeLiner Spread Column analysis, without regard to operational definitions of faves or freakazoids; thank you!

It fits in your grip, such a feminine trip/Revel in your rubber pavilion.

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