That's fortune smiling
I know I'm not the only blog executive who spends some time each day thundering through the "referring pages" section of sitemeter or whatever; ordinarily, this doesn't stop me from feeling like the most wretched man who ever lived.
Today, though, all shame sloughed off when I happened into Noz's links section and read his description of Waxidermy (check for it, but apparently not regularly enough). There, I found nothing less than a map to something that has defined the Masters of the Klondike for longer than we've known ourselves, ever since we pooled our change on a South Philly corner to purchase the Rams, Jams, and Slams video for $2.
I'm speaking, of course, of an MP3 of Tabron's Manute Bol ode "Block the Ball." I can't even begin to explain to all assembled how key this goal has been to any and all progress FreeDarko has ever made. Basically, this enterprise has grown as it did solely to justify the effort and expenditure it would have taken for us to digitize it off the tape and properly archivize it online.
(Yes, we are beyond technologically incompetent.)
Sorry if this has already been all over the internet, and all praise due to Noz for the find and the review. But I like to believe that unveiling its importance to FD is no less a story than this massive musical achievement already is in itself.
(now go read the walloping post I did last night on KG and AI)