November 20, 2010

Junior's Reading And Viewing List:
October 1 - 10, 2010

Last Update - November 20, 2010 at 8:37 PM EST

Junior's 'Reading And Viewing List' for October 1 through October 10, 2010 offers title links with article snippets from items that were published via the web during the first ten days of October 2010.

The topics covered below include films, hockey (Washington Capitals), music and racing (Formula One and WRC).

Some 2010 F1 Japanese Grand Prix Preview and 2010 WRC Rally Spain Preview posts made it into this list.

October 10, 2010

By Jeff Hickmott at The World Of Jeff

As you all know by now, I am the sort of person that likes most types of music. I listen to a lot of music of different styles and genres, and it pains me immensely to complain about music, because the last thing I want to happen is to be labelled an old fart. But now I throw in the towel. Go ahead. Call me a geezer. The Sultan of Geez. The Geezmeister.

Why is this, Jeff? I hear you cry in dismay. Because I am officially confused. I can't deal with all the different subgenres and subgenres of subgenres of metal. Can't deal with it...

October 9, 2010

Postgame Notebook: Capitals 7, Devils 2
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at

Where The Devil Don't Stay – After admitting they had been outworked by an upstart Thrashers team in a 4-2 loss in Atlanta on Friday, the Capitals found themselves on the short end of a 2-1 count after the first 20 minutes of play in Saturday’s home opener against the Devils. As was often the case with the four goals against in Friday’s game, defensive-zone sloppiness was responsible for the first two New Jersey tallies on Saturday...

NYCC: Anthony Bourdain Graphic Novel Confirmed By Vertigo
By Brian Warmoth at MTV's Splash Page

Star of the Travel Channel show "No Reservations," Anthony Bourdain broke out some hard-hitting writing when he released his memoir "Kitchen Confidential" — but he's decided to try his hand at creating a graphic novel as well...

Caps Dance With Devils in Home Opener
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at

Washington opens its 2010-11 home slate with a Saturday date with the New Jersey Devils. Both teams fell in their season openers on Friday night. The Capitals dropped a 4-2 decision to the Thrashers in Atlanta while New Jersey lost a 4-3 overtime contest to the Dallas Stars on home ice...

October 8, 2010

Postgame Notebook: Thrashers 4, Capitals 2
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at

Déjà Vu All Over Again – Two years ago, a strong Washington team rolled into Atlanta for its season opener and was humbled in a decisive 7-4 loss to the Thrashers, playing in their first game under a new coach. Tonight, the Caps got their 2010-11 season off to an inauspicious start with a 4-2 setback at the hands of the Thrashers in Atlanta. It was the first game for Craig Ramsay as Atlanta’s bench boss...

Friday analysis - the calm before the storm?
Posted at

A track that was still relatively green, and a drop in its temperature in the second session, gave teams plenty to think about on the first day of practice for the Japanese Grand Prix. Red Bull team mates Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber came out on top, but Renault's Robert Kubica displayed some impressive speed behind the RB6s. However, with the weather forecast suggesting that heavy rain might enliven proceedings on Saturday, there's still everything to play for. We take a team-by-team look at the early progress at Suzuka...

Pre-Japan analysis - Don't rule out McLaren say rivals
Posted at

Everybody expects that Ferrari and Red Bull will be massively strong this weekend at Suzuka, the wonderful figure-of-eight track that places such a premium on aerodynamic efficiency and the ability for a car to change direction faithfully and cleanly...

October 7, 2010

Caps Open Up in Atlanta
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at

The Washington Capitals break the seal on the 2010-11 season – the 36th in the franchise’s history – when they visit Atlanta to take on the Thrashers on Friday night at Philips Arena. This year’s season opener marks the fifth straight season in which Washington has opened up on the road and the third time in the last four seasons that it has done so in Atlanta...

Mark Webber Q&A: I am the title leader, but I'm not the favourite
Posted at

In comparison to his title rivals, at 34 years-old Red Bull's Mark Webber is the 'old man' of this year's championship fight. But with age comes experience, and the relaxed way in which Webber is wandering around the Suzuka paddock ahead of Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix suggests his maturity could make the difference...

FIA Thursday press conference - Japan
Posted at

Drivers: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren), Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber), Michael Schumacher (Mercedes), Adrian Sutil (Force India), Sakon Yamamoto (HRT)

Q: Kamui, your home race but I don't think you have raced here for a long, long time. Since you were 17, I think?Kamui Kobayashi: Yes, I think the last race at Suzuka was seven years ago. Quite a long time. I am very excited to drive at Suzuka again...

Japan Preview - Vettel and Alonso the favoured two?
Posted at

Last year Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel walked the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. And the time before that, Fernando Alonso won the last race here, to clinch his second world championship. Both plan to repeat those feats...

October 6, 2010

Slash Starts Horror Film Company
By mdome at Classic Rock

Slash has started his own film production company, and is getting involved with horror movies. The company’s called, appropriately enough, Slasher Films, and the first project is titled Nothing To Fear...

2010-2011 Previews: Your Washington Capitals
By The Peerless at The Peerless Prognosticator

It was quite a season for the Washington Capitals last season. Wherever you turned, at just about any point on the calendar, you saw achievement after achievement:...

Sordo confident of finding a 2011 seat
Posted at

Spaniard will sort his future after his home round of the series in October...

Dio Photo Book To Be Published
By mdome at Classic Rock

...Titled Ronnie James Dio – A photographic Memoir, it features photos from P.G. Brunelli, who worked closely with the great singer for over 20 years. Apart form his photos, there are also contributions from Bruce Dickinson, Rob Halford, Doug Aldrich among others...

October 5, 2010

Money money money...
By Kameron at I May Have Been Born Yesterday
But I Stayed Up All Night

...A bumper sticker recently caught my eye:

"Driver carries no cash – HE'S MARRIED."...

2010-2011 Previews: Forwards -- Alex Ovechkin
By The Peerless at The Peerless Prognosticator

Last year was a “might have been” season for Alex Ovechkin. The two-time reigning Hart Trophy winner had the stars in his sky aligned for what might have been a season for the ages. The most compelling force in the NHL and perhaps its most market-friendly would see his Washington Capitals mentioned often as contenders for the Stanley Cup. He would be named the 14th captain in Capitals history...

The Who Release Deluxe Live At Leeds
By mdome at Classic Rock

The Who are to release a deluxe 40th anniversary edition of the classic Live At Leeds album on November 15.

Not only does this now feature the whole of the legendary Leeds performance, but also the complete show from Hull the following night...

The Secret Life of Kamui Kobayashi
Posted at

BMW Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi will be the subject of intense media scrutiny at his home Grand Prix this weekend. But before he gets hit with a barrage of predictable pre-race questions, we thought we'd get in there with a few less predictable ones. Want an F1 driver who can cook anything, except maybe carrots? Or one who fears the world might end in two years' time? Then Kobayashi is your man...

2010-2011 Previews: Forwards -- Nicklas Backstrom
By The Peerless at The Peerless Prognosticator

Since the NHL returned from its lockout for the 2005-2006 season, 14 different players have reached the 100-point mark. Of that group, only four reached it at a younger age than Nicklas Backstrom – Eric Staal, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Alex Ovechkin. Not bad company. Getting there for Backstrom has been an example of steady progress...

Jethro Tull To Reissue Deluxe Three Disc Edition
Of 1969 Classic 'Stand Up' October 25

Posted by Nightwatcher at Nightwatcher's House Of Rock

...The brand new deluxe reissue is a 2CD/DVD collection that contains both a remastered edition of the original album replete with a handful of bonus tracks along with a live recording from Carnegie Hall and a live film from that same concert.

The reissue is scheduled for release on October 25th...

Lotus to use Red Bull gearboxes next season
Posted at

Lotus have confirmed on Tuesday that Red Bull Technology will supply the team with gearboxes and hydraulic systems from 2011. “The announcement is obviously a massive step forward for us, both in engineering terms, and as an expression of our ambitions for next year and for future championships,” said Mike Gascoyne, Lotus's chief technical officer. “The gearbox / hydraulics package obviously plays a critical role in the performance of the car, not just on track but in design and packaging terms, and this deal gives our design and aero teams a very exciting platform to work with...

October 4, 2010

Here's Some Books For Ya! : Limited Edition Ronnie James Dio, Whitesnake Books Forthcoming
Posted by Nightwatcher at Nightwatcher's House Of Rock

Rufus Stone Limited Editions, who specialize in expensive, limited edition rock books have announced the forthcoming release of two "coffee table" sized books tracing the history of Whitesnake and also the late Ronnie James Dio...

Renault wow Korean crowds on streets of Seoul
Posted at

The residents of Seoul enjoyed a taste of Formula One action on Sunday as the Renault team took to the streets of the South Korean capital to stage a spectacular series of demonstrations. Test driver Jerome D'Ambrosio drove last year's Renault, the R29, on a specially constructed 0.5km circuit along Se Jong Road in central Seoul. A huge crowd lined the streets to watch the show and witness the unique sight and sound of a Formula One car up close...

October 3, 2010

Postgame Notebook: Predators 3, Capitals 0
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at

Nobody’s Perfect – Washington put its perfect 5-0 pre-season mark on the line against Nashville on Sunday at Verizon Center, bidding for the first perfect exhibition slate in franchise history. The Capitals closed out the pre-season on the short end of a 3-0 whitewashing at the hands of the Predators...

Convention Sights
By The OFB Team at On Frozen Blog

Here are a few sights from yesterday’s Capitals Convention...

'Wonder Woman' Television Series In Development With
'Ally McBeal' Creator Attached

By Josh Wigler at MTV's Splash Page

...Deadline reports that DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television are collaborating on an all new "Wonder Woman" television series...

Raikkonen explains retirement decision
Posted at

Kimi Raikkonen has elected not to re-start the final day of the Rallye de France-Alsace in order to save his car for the Catalunya Rally in three weeks' time.

The former Grand Prix Champion had a torrid time yesterday, sliding off the road on two occasions and dropping just out of the top 50 overall...

October 2, 2010

2010-2011 Previews: Forwards -- Alexander Semin
By The Peerless at The Peerless Prognosticator

...Alexander Semin took something of a beating in the press after last spring’s seven-game loss to the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs. After finishing the regular season with career highs in total goals (40), even strength goals (30), shorthanded goals (two), road goals (17), and home goals...

2010-2011 Previews: Forwards -- Mike Knuble
By The Peerless at The Peerless Prognosticator

Mike Knuble works in a violent world. That semi-circle with a radius of a dozen feet from the center of the goal line are the equivalent of a Class IV or V rapids on a river – difficult to negotiate, heavily obstructed, dangerous, requiring the best effort and greatest knowledge. Working in that world over the past 13 seasons has imparted upon Knuble a certain wisdom on how to survive (he has played in fewer than 64 games in a season only once in the last 11 seasons) and how to flourish...

2010-2011 Previews: Forwards -- Tomas Fleischmann
By The Peerless at The Peerless Prognosticator

...Tomas Fleischmann has been quietly working toward this season, making steady progress while enduring the slings and arrows cast his way for not fitting a certain mold of player that fans seem to expect. Step back for a moment and try not to associate the player with the name...

2010-2011 Previews: Forwards -- David Steckel
By The Peerless at The Peerless Prognosticator

On a team that has offense in spades, the Caps are a club that is perceived as being somewhat lacking in the defensive arts. That notion seems to apply to forwards as well as defensemen. A team that finished 16th in goals allowed per game – sixth among the eight teams in the Eastern Conference that made the playoffs last spring – has not really done much to alter that perception. And that brings us to David Steckel...

October 1, 2010

Postgame Notebook: Capitals 5, Blue Jackets 3
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at

Five For Five – Washington ran its exhibition record to a perfect 5-0 with a 5-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets at Verizon Center on Friday night. Eric Fehr had two goals – including the game-winner – and an assist to pace the attack...

Japan preview quotes - Virgin, HRT, Bridgestone, Williams & more
Posted at

With just four rounds remaining and both titles far from decided, the championship heads to the legendary Suzuka circuit for next weekend's Japanese Grand Prix. The fans are fanatical, in the truest sense of the word; the track is widely considered one of the best on the calendar; and it even has its own theme park. No wonder everyone in the paddock is itching to get there. The drivers and senior team members look ahead to the race and discuss their prospects...

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