Tag Archives: music

Surfing the web

28 Nov

As you know, every Friday at The Max, we provide to you the most clever links we can find on the Internet. The hope is that we can pry you away from being productive at work. This week, however, we’re guessing you’re not at work… you know, ‘cuz of the whole Turkey Day thing. But that doesn’t mean we’re gonna take the day off, especially because we know that you may have the in-laws at your house. Use the below links as a way to waste time, rather than sitting at the kitchen table talking about how much you love watching the leaves change or the falling price of gas.

Scott Proctor’s Arm takes a look at the Yankee Stadium soundtrack. We are a little curious why they didn’t link to our version, which we published well before theirs. But we’re not bitter, and we like their work. We just wish they gave partial credit to The Max.
Speaking of the musical arts, Cracked.com has the worst band names of all time.
Hulk Hogan is getting taken to the cleaners by his wife.
The Max has long wondered how Lenny Dykstra is as successful as he is. The Sports Hernia, apparently, shares the same thought.
JSF looks at some of sports’ worst bodies. Very similar to our Thanksgiving piece, but they did their first. They win (That wasn’t so hard, Scott Proctor’s Arm).
Page 2’s Turkey of the Year Awards are somewhat funny. We wish we did a version; we just couldn’t find the time with all the sitting around and drinking.
YouTube Video of the Day
We first saw this at SI.com. And while the Donovan McNabb thing is old news now, his stupidity will never get old to us. Here, Rosie explains ties to the Eagles QB:

Kenny Rogers files for free agency

12 Nov

kennyrogers.jpgThe names Kenny and Roger are common in America, so it’s understandable that there are two grown gentlemen with the name Kenny Rogers who have free agency news that needs delivered. 

First, perhaps the more well known to this audience, is the Tigers’ 21-year veteran left-hander who has decided to test the waters in the MLB free agency pool. He was the only player to file on Tuesday, which we feel deserves a quick mention before we get into even bigger news: 

Kenny Rogers files for free agency!


The man with silver-dollar hair and a voice built to thrill has decided to file free agency from his horrendous style of music. It’s true, we swear.
“I’m sick of making lame music,” Rogers said in a written statement. “Yeah, I’ve sold a bunch of records, but it didn’t really take any talent. I want to see what else is out there for me.” 
The Max would like to state that we hope there is nothing out there for Kenny, and that we have our fingers crossed that he will simply go away. To ensure this becomes a reality, we have started contacting people within the music industry to beg them not to show any interest in revamping and repackaging Kenny Rogers. The last thing we need is for this old buzzard’s mug to show up on TV at halftime of some sporting event doing a duet with Amy Winehouse or Kelly Osbourne.

The funny thing is, our most common reaction when we call a music executive and tell them we’re calling in reference to Kenny Rogers: 

“Man, is that dude still pitching?”  
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