my bad. i know that what to me was just a leisurely saturday afternoon bike ride must have seemed to you to be a deleted scene from death race 2000, but i assure you it wasn’t. my bad. you made a gamble for that acorn in the middle of the street; a gamble you lost my little friend. fortunately for you, the whispy end of your tail doesnt seem to be that sensitive and my bike is so old it might as well have a gigantic front wheel, but it was still close. i hope next time you cosider making the dash for that delicious nut, you dont freeze up like you did today. you might not be so lucky.
alrighty, what do you have today you ask? well, i’ll tell you - we have phoenix. they have consistently been one of my favorite bands of the last few years, and since they popped up on my itunes shuffle i decided it was fate to share them with you. phoenix seems to be one of those bands that everyone has heard at some point, having a number of their songs in movies and stuff, but one that they couldnt really name if they tried. hailing from paris, they kind of specialize in pop music of all sorts without losing an identifiable character of their own. their most recent album its never been like that was released here in the u.s. a few years ago and its their best in my opinion. however, the track for today, titled ‘if i ever feel better’, comes from their previous release united. i included this one because its the song that my friend eric frederic played at a dance party to sell me on this band. he did well. more info here. alright enjoy.
for those people (like myself) who don’t have a ton of people following them on tumblr, does etiquette require you to follow someone back? i think im too flattered not to re-follow someone when they make the leap of faith that my content won’t completely muck up their dashboard.
hello all, i hope you had a nice v day. i know i did. anyways, enough with the pleasantries - lets get down to business. the artist for todays piece goes by the name of the format. im sure most of you probably know these guys from their stellar release of a few years ago, dog problems (which they gave away free way before some band called radiohead). while i could argue that dog problems was the most well crafted collection of songs these arizona boys ever put out, our selection for today comes from their debut lp interventions and lullabies. i recently rediscovered this album, one that i originally purchased at their first portland show here in 2003, and forgot what a solid piece of pop rock it is. it probably helps that this week has been the first in what seems like decades that the sun is actually out here in oregon, so maybe i was just craving some happy music. the format recently announced that they were going on hiatus, presumably to work on solo material (since the band is basically just 2 guys). the track below is called ‘im ready, i am’. hopefully it will turn those of you already hip to the format onto their pre-dog problems material. enjoy!
so todays edition of fmf is a bit of a nostalgia trip for me personally. the band im chronicling today was one of my top 5 favorites all thorughout high school, alongside the get up kids and a few others. thats right kids, its none other than - no use for a name. no use was one of the more prominent acts in the fat wreck catalogue, headlining warped tour and such, when fat mike’s label really seemed to be on a roll there about 10 years ago. the song ive posted is from the phenomenon live record they put out (part of the fat wreck live in a dive series) in 2001. the track is called ‘on the outside’ (as evident in the first second of the song) and features one of the lovely ladies from dance hall crashers (another post in and of itself) just killing it. enjoy!
“Morley Safer is 6000 year old Babylonian wizard. He wears a crystal around his neck that sucks the youth from his interviewees. He lives in a ziggurat in the sewers of New York City”—j. grant thomas. this is the concise version of a theory he and i came up with while watching football neither of gave a shit about.
im semi-obsessed with this project. its self reproductive open source fabrication technology (which means you can snag plans for free and it can make both an ipod and itself). im far from tech savvy, but this thing is just as much philosophy as it is technology. cool.
Please let the following actions happen right now:
Let bakeurfaceoff, or anyone else of cullinary prowess be on tumblr right now, and reading this entry
Let them tell me the appropriate time to bake this for:
Chicken breast, pounded down, then covered in mozerlla cheese and spinach leaves. Rolled up, then tied, and smothered in maranara sauce. I have no idea how long to cook this for, i put it in the oven for 22 minutes on 350 but i have no idea if thats appropriate. Oh, there are 2 pieces of chicken breast. PLEASE HELP SOMEBODY I DON’T WANT TO BURN IT OR BE EATING RAW CHICKEN!
i would think that about 30-40 min would do, depending on the thickness of the chicken. personally, i would cook it at a bit higher temp though, maybe 400
so as promised, here we go. this weeks piece, delayed a day, focuses on a young lady named valeri lopez. shes originally from la, but made the transport to my lovingly adopted home, oregon, a little while ago. she does singer/songwriter stuff in the folksy vein of joan baez and alot of other artists from the 60s. i actually have the pleasure of guesting on a cello part she asked me to write for her song ‘stay’ thats being used in an upcoming film called all ages night. thats not the song i put up, but its a good one. i put up a track called ‘occhi blu’, half of which is in italian, so dont think youre going crazy or anything. anyways, more info and tracks at her myspace. listen to the song below and enjoy a rainy saturday
well i accidentally uploaded the wrong song for this weeks piece (then subsequently deleted the post) and since tumblr only allows you one audio post per day, im sorry to say that this week’s pick will be delayed one day. its a doozy though, lemme tell you. ill try to think of something terribley entertaining to put up in a bit.