Album Review

The Great Reckoning of Father John Misty

Father John Misty - God's Favorite Customer

Good review...thoughtful...I did think "Pure Comedy" was a bit self indulgent, though it certainly has it's moments...sprawling is a good word for it...Glad he's retained his sense of humor and embraced his humanity...talented songwriter for sure...

 

Agreed.   He walks a fine line with me too.   If I didn't love Honeybear so much I would hate it.   Comedy tipped towards what you charitably called self indulgent.   What I have heard of this one is much better.   

Ordered it but hasn't arrived yet...Honeybear is a great record...

Intersting you mention that you'd have hated Comedy if you didn't know what the artist was capable of...hit the nail on the head there...that was pretty much my feeling...

I don't want to hijack a column Jim but let's put on our prognosticator hats.   Lebron staying or going?   If he is going, where?   I think it is crazy if he goes to the West but he is a competitor so I wouldn't put it past him.   I think he hates Gillbert enough to leave (I don't know why he came back in the first place) so I'm going to put the bulk of my money on the table and say he teams up with Paul in Houston with a couple dollars on a Riley reunion in Miami as a longshot flyer.        

Same thought...I think Houston is #1 despite going west where Golden State is...Harden, Gordon, Paul, Capela, and Lebron is an otherworldly starting 5 and Houston might have made the finals without Paul going down this year...they have to resign Paul and Capela, and if they can't trade Ryan Anderson they will be so far over the cap the owner will have to take out a loan, but the GM there seems to have the stones to pull out all the stops...

LeBron hates Gilbert (he's not a likeable guy) and Cleveland is sort of landlocked with guys no one probably wants to take on...Kevin Love is no better than a 3rd option on a great team, and no one is going to be looking to start over with him...he's already got grey hair and has had a number of concussions...I loved George Hill when he played for us, but he's getting 19 million and JR Smith is getting 17 million...how do you move those guys?...He'd be better off staying in the east, but Philly keeps getting mentioned and I don't see that...especially with the Coleangelo thing happening...how crazy is that?  That place has been rebuilding for years and they still seem like they are a mess in a lot of ways despite having some great pieces...if Boston has Kyrie and Hayward next year, they are the team to beat in the East...they could possibly/probably beat Philly even with Lebron...

I'm going to say he will go to Houston, with the Lakers as a distant second...LA has a lot of cap space...they can get LeBron and Paul George, and I'd bet PG ends up there, he definitely wants to go home, he alluded to that when he was here...and they have Kuzma, a good draft pick this year, and of course, they have LeVar's kid, who may end up out of there if daddy can't shut up...I'd not put it past Magic, Rob Pelinka and Jeannie Buss to put together a competitive package they can add to, though it might take them 2 years to get all the way there, and LeBron might not want to waste a year...but that's where LeBron and family are headquartered, and he clearly has designs on being involved in media in a big way when he's done...Miami looks like a mess to me (player wise) but Pat Riley is another guy who would move a lot around to make that happen and the owner has supported that in the past...Possible too...

That's the biggest story now...the Warriors have pretty well shut the door on this season...

 

It would be tough for Houston to fit him in but Paul might make some accommodation to play with his buddy.   I know no one likes to turn away money but both Paul and Lebron probably make more non-basketball money anyway.  

LA has the cap space and the city is obviously a big draw for a big personality but would he go west to play for a team that still wouldn't have the goods to make it past the Warriors?   Lebron thinks he's Superman so it could happen.         

I only put Miami on the list if I was trying to hit the lottery.   I know he likes and respects Riley and that is why you can't completely rule it out but it is a long shot bet.   Like you said, they aren't going anywhere even with Lebron unless Riley has more magic and Paul bolts Houston for there.  But they still wouldn't get past Boston.       

Who knows, maybe he will shock us all and stay but I really can't see that with Gilbert owning the team.   Agree on Love.   He is a guy who will score 25 points and 12 rebounds on every losing team he's on.   And to me Lebron really is Superman if he can win a championship with JR Smith on the team.   As a Knick fan, I never thought it was possible.   He is easily the most frustrating player in all my time watching the team.       

We will find out sometime this summer.