Balls was not a success in terms of chart performance and failed to match the performance of Gratuitous Sax and Senseless Violins. It did not chart in Germany, UK or US. The album was packaged in a translucent jewel case that came in 4 colours (red, yellow, green, and blue) with a reflective die-cut silver slipcase.
"More Than A Sex Machine", "The Calm Before The Storm" and "The Angels" were released as singles but did not pick up any significant sales or radio play.
In 2008, Sparks' own record label Lil' Beethoven Records reissued the album in a digipak sleeve, featuring different sleeve-art and with two bonus tracks; "The Calm Before the Opera" and "The Calm Before the Storm (Full Length Instrumental)".
newyorker.com ... Nine innings of made-up balls, strikes, and ads is enough to put you to sleepor bring you to life ... https.//www.newyorker.com/culture/rabbit-holes/the-rapture-of-listening-to-a-fake-baseball-game ... interminable, pleasingly varied dance of strikes, balls, and hits.
One of Litwin's students has been Gerald Marzorati, formerly the editor of the New York TimesSunday magazine, now a tennis writer for NewYorker.com, and author of "Late to the Ball," a memoir of exploring whether he could become a nationally competitive tennis player after 60.
“It’s one of my favorite places to hang out,” Jorge Colombo says, about the park he sketched, on an iPad, for the cover of this week’s issue ... This was a risky drawing to make, though. I kept worrying that the ball would hit me or the iPad.”. See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated..Barry Blitt’s “Ejected”. Roz Chast’s “Motherboard” ... .
The Chicago Bulls’ hot start seems like ages ago, as of now, the team is struggling heavily despite signing Dwyane Wade to a massive contract ... Two good teamates ... brothers ???? #dope #newyork #coolness #nba #finals #ball #baller #blue #boys #ballin #allin #cavs #ny #nyc #dunk #buckets #fam #cuz ... Great team win tonight! #puremagic.
He starts with his racquet high—very high; he is six feet six—and then drops the racquet head barely below the ball, so the shot comes off straight and hard ... He makes hitting a ball hard look very fun.
LucilleBall is being remembered on what would have been her 105th birthday, and her hometown is doing her proud ... LUCILLE BALL pic.twitter.com/x3FgeygiZV ... A new statue of Lucille Ball to be unveiled in #NewYork to replace ‘ScaryLucy’ https.//t.co/QFW8IedvMc pic.twitter.com/vKXrSxs7nN ... Lucille Ball Gets A New Statue For Her 105th Birthday.
Clearly, we’ve got a steep learning curve. We can’t all have the natural ability to sit passively while our children kick a ball around on a beautiful spring day. We have to work at it!. See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated..DailyCartoon. Thursday, June 9th. Cavs Replace “All In” Slogan with Quote from Jean-Paul Sartre. Math... ...