From: Glen Allen, Virginia
Web Site: n/a
Genre: Power Metal
Best Release: EVERYTHING
Don’t Turn Back EP
Engage was a little power metal band from Virginia, and they were amazing. I got the pleasure of seeing them once or twice, all some seemingly high school guys belting out some major tunes. When I saw them life the set was peppered with a lot of cover songs because they were a young band, but I’ll never knock a band for throwing in some Manowar covers. The band broke up in 2008 when they wanted to go a ‘different direction musically’. Engage is missed.
Harvey Rosenfeld tells the story of Cal Ripken jr, in 281 pages we get everything from Cal growing up and playing the sport for fun as a kid to Cal Ripken jr breaking Lou Gehrig’s streak. The book even includes a great introduction by Cal Ripken sr. It’s a pretty good intro to Cal Ripken Jr but not the best book in the world. On a scale of one to ten I’d have to give this one about a four. If you’re a casual baseball fan with some time to kill you might want to check this one out but if you’re looking for the definitive story about the all-star short stop I think we’re all still waiting.
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