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So far 2009 is looking like a really solid year. I didn’t struggle a bit to come up with names. Can’t wait to hear what else will be coming out (Wilco!)

1. Japanadroids – Post-Nothing
2. Yeah Yeah Yeah’s – It’s Blitz
3. Camera Obscura – My Maudlin Career
4. Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
5. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Self-titled
6. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
7. Matt and Kim – Grand
8. Cymbals Eat Guitars – Why There are Mountains
9. Dinosaur Jr. – Farm
10. Toss up between whatever album I just haven’t gotten to so far, Animal Collective et al.

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It’s well documented how anemic the offense is this year. But I was startled to see that the Giants are 22 and 5 when they score 5 or more runs.

Giants (38 – 32)
runs scored
5+   4-
w  22  16
l    5     27

Dodgers (47 – 24)
5+  4-
w  32  15
l     5    19

I stated tracking this 2 weeks ago, and since the Giants have had 2 losses in which they scored 5 or more runs. Perhaps the bats are heating up as the pitching has been feeling the stress?

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As Inclusionary housing has been making in-roads on the affordability of housing in cities across the country, it seems to follow that the same could be done with commercial properties as well. What I’m thinking is a similar structure of 10 – 15% of lease-able space is designated at median rent rates for a city. It could be a great economic boom to entrepreneurs who are looking to enter new markets. Why settle for Panda Express, when you can have a more authentic experience at your local strip mall?

How would you select seems to be the next question. Perhaps it would only be available to first time business owners, or the would be tenant lives in the city. Just a thought.

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