If you havent watched the BBC's updated version of Sherlock Holmes you really are missing something special. PBS is running the three 90 minute movies that make up the second season. The 3rd one will be this Sunday night on Masterpiece Mystery but go back and start at the beginning. The first three are available on video. If you think you know Sherlock Holmes from the various versions over the years.,..this is an entirely new reading of the classic Holmes tales set in current day London and featuring all of the technology that we have become so dependent on. Benedict Cumberbatch is brilliant as Holmes. I didnt think anybody would ever top Jeremy Brett's version of the detective from the classic PBS show of the 90's, but this new interpretation is excellent. With all of the crap on televison it is so refreshing when something of high quality, refreshingly new yet familiar rises from the bubbling cesspool.
Vegas Baby Vegas! The Wisconsin Badger basketball team is headed to Las Vegas on Thanksgiving weekend. They will be joined by Arkansas, Arizona State and Creighton. It's tempting isnt it?
UW-La Crosse lost for the first time in a month at the NCAA D-3 baseball tournament yesterday. The Eagles were shut down by Aurora of Illinois 2-1. they face North Park Illinois this afternoon. Whitewater won their game beating Concordia, Ill 2-1 and St. Norbert lost to St. Thomas 5-1.
I'll have high school baseball today as the Wausau EAst Lumberjacks travel to Stevens Point. It's the first game of our double header on Foxsports1390 at 430 followed by Marshfield at DC Everest.
Soul and funk singer Chuck Brown died yesterday at the age of 75. He was a fixture of the Washington DC music scene in the 60's and 70's. He topped the charts in 1979 with the classic "Bustin Loose" (gimme the bridge ya'll").Here it is as one of the songs of the day
It's Getting Better-Mama Cass Eliot (1969) what a great voice. Groovy man!