Friday, August 31, 2007
And then a spicy papaya salad. Excellent. P.S. this lunch cost 14 dollars and was plenty for two. Stuff to do this weekend? If you can make it across the bay bridge in time, you can catch the Bananas at Thee Parkside with thee fleshies. Then you should go to the fair at some point this weekend. Soon approacheth thee demolition derby. Hold on just a second! Livmoe had told me that the demo derby was occurring after the fair but the daily schedule places it as taking place on sunday and monday at seven! This is the kind of unacceptable foul up that caused me to miss the dachsund derby this year, which led to the firing of my longtime personal assistant. What gives? Does anyone know?
Here's a cute cat painting from the rip off tent where you pay a dollar to see a horse.
Goat with the yellowest beard I've ever seen
This turkey leg server strikes a bad ass pose.
Does anyone else hate the photo uploading on blogger? It takes a Ph.D. to figure out how to order the photos correctly and hence, a gnawed-on turkey leg appears before the whole leg.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
I had the birria which was fucking delicious! The broth was tangy and thick and the goat was gamey and tender.
What's Indian Pizza you say? Why, it's regular pizza with curry powder mixed with the cheese, topped with coriander, onions and cooked cauliflower and it is two great tastes that go great together.
And then later, at Thrillhouse Records in the dusty, dusty basement, Nar played to a packed house
Joel is wearing the hat that I was semi-successfully rocking before the basement got too hot.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Saturday Aug 26th......
This show is going to start early cause we have 6 bands now and they are all out-of-town and awesome. Please show up early so itdoesn't really suck to play first. Show starts at 5pm
Four Eyes (Sacramento)
Unloveables (New York)
Vena Cava (san diego)
Hostile combover (san diego)
All hope is noise (ireland)
The likely order will have the 2 san diego bands andthe irish band taking the first 3 spots, then the Unlovables, Nar and lastly, the Four Eyes. Who knows if this order will really happen, so try to show up on the early side. you can always go get a burrito orindian pizza if you want to skip the early bands.Heck, even if you get to the city on time, you might end up missing 3 bands while looking for a parking spot!
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Generous and warmhearted
Creative and enthusiastic
Broad-minded and expansive
Faithful and loving
Leo! About Your Sign...
The Leo type is the most dominant, spontaneously creative and extrovert of all the zodiacal characters. In grandeur of manner, splendor of bearing and magnanimity of personality, they are the monarch's among humans as the lion is king of beasts. They are ambitious, courageous, dominant, strong willed, positive, independent, self-confident there is no such a word as doubt in their vocabularies, and they are self-controlled. Born leaders, either in support of, or in revolt against, the status quo. They are at their most effective when in a position of command, their personal magnetism and innate courtesy of mind bringing out the best of loyalty from subordinates. They are uncomplicated, knowing exactly what they want and using all their energies, creativeness and resolution to get it, as well as being certain that they will get whatever they are after. Their followers know where they are with Leonians. Leonians think and act bigger than others would normally dare; the ambitiousness of their schemes and idealism sometimes daunt their followers, their practical hardheadedness and ability to go straight to the heart of any problem reassures those who depend on them. If Leonians meet with setbacks they thrive on the adversity.
Amen to that!
Happy Birthday today to Brew!!!!!!!!!!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to AKR and JD!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, August 20, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Here's the interior:
Here's the seafood tan men. This was what I wish I had ordered. The broth was yummer yum. My fingers are very resistant to typing that last sentence, and for good reason.
Yesterday evening I went out to the Horse Cow Gallery for Reggae on the River. I believe this is the third move for the Horse Cow, and this place is probably the coolest yet. It's out on the river in West Sac.
I loved the hippie fire dancing. I think they were just practicing but it was pretty impressive.
Your eyes to not deceive you, those are two, count 'em two didgeridoos (how the hell do you spell that? maybe that bitch from the Bee can correct my spelling)
This was my favorite artwork out there. I'm a sucker for flashing lights.
Yahmos footage from around '92, be sure to watch until the end. This was around the time I first saw them, and if I can take a stroll down memory lane for a second, it was at the Cattle Club (I pretty much have Jerry Perry to thank for the fact that I'm not still stuck in Lincoln), and I believe the bill was Yah Mos, Tiger Trap, Nation of Ulysses. You could see Nic's buttcrack for the entire show and I was very impressed with how punk he was. And he talked to me, which was probably made me feel the coolest I had felt up to that point. I would guess that he struck up a convo based on a Morrissey or Smiths shirt, since I wore one every day.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
HEY GUYS...BEFORE I FORGET::::THIS JUST GOT CONFIRMED TONIGHT!!!!!
AUGUST 16TH, THURSDAY NIGHT REGGAE ON THE RIVER-------->>>>>
YOGOMAN BURNINGBAND (bellingham, wa - ex-behead the prophet nlsl/modest mouse/etc.)
ARMED FORCES RADIO (ex-new maps out of hell/popesmashers)
DJ LARRY RODRIGUEZ
VEGAN FOOD BY JOSHUA PLAGUE
horse cow gallery...111 harbor blvd, west sacramento. 7pm until 10pm (strictly enforced). larry tells me there will be fire dancers there too, sounds like a weird ass time!!!! here's the links:
That's this thursday in case you didn't notice.
I got a sneak peak at the new Knock Knock record last night and it's insanely great. I went insane and then when it was over I got sane again, barely.
The word on the street is that Fool's is caput on the music end for a few more months. This is terrible, terrible news.
Monday, August 13, 2007
Read some of the inspiring quotes by the restauranteurs behind these two places. Don't they just make your mouth start watering?
"We wanted to offer good products, but also (factor in) labor-cost reductions. So we put together the concept of bringing together reputable food companies that we scouted out.
here's one from the most recent review:
"Several elements came together. I envisioned a place that would offer quick service, with better quality than anyone else in the quick-service segment, at prices that could compete. It took a few years to pull the trigger, but 80 percent of the concept was born that night."
Wow, I love restaurants that start out with sensible business concepts, they're always the most delicious! I like to eat a sandwich and think about the profit margin and the branding concept and such.
The Bee had a little article about the fair that got some cute comments, but par for the course for the Bee comments, there is almost instantly a thinly veiled racist comment. See if you can spot it.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
I went to New Roma for a sandwich yesterday for the first time. It really is like a time warp of cheapness. The doughtnuts smelled so good it was really hard to resist ordering one, but resist I did. The sandwiches are refreshingly simple. They don't pile a bunch of unneccessary ingredients on them, they just taste good, and the bread is really fresh. I love the black olives on the sandwiches. ***thanks to bitchface for the spelling corrections.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Mika Miko were worth it, which is saying alot, because by that I mean worth going to Davis twice in a day and worth not getting even near enough sleep. They are the best because they look like they are having so much fun. There was a guy there that I'm not going to mock because he's too easy of a target (think dreads and bare feet and seemingly tweaking, I can't resist a little mocking) who was trying to chat me up against my will but I was being polite until he said I look like Janis Joplin. At that point I just said "OK, I fucking hate when people say that" and walked away. He compounded this move by later, right before Mika Miko played and everyone was all packed in, turning to me and loudly saying "I'm sorry I said you look like Janis Joplin", so now it gets even worse because everyone in the crowd starts debating whether I do or don't look like her! One girl assured me that I didn't at least. He also did the thing I hate, which was when the band was bantering (and they are hilarious) he would yell "onetwothreefour" like in "get on with it" style. Sometimes the bantering can be the best part so shut up!
All right, there's all my byatching. I am trying the new/old 524 tonight for dinner and I'm quite excited about it. Ha, I just wrote abou tit accidentally. Freudian slip?
Monday, August 06, 2007
First it's Squeeze Inn on the food network (alledgedly) and now Whitey's was on NPR! I know this because trusted correspondent Stephen Glass texted it to a cub reporter that I was camping with.
Soon, I will take the train home so that I can drive back to Davis in a few hours to see Mika Miko. I missed all the shows yesterday because I was way too tired from camping. Come see these young ladies rock it!
does anyone have video of any loft show (or shows of that era) w/ the bananas, nar, los huevos, lil bunnies, yah mos, tiki men, popesmashers, or related? halloween shows? anything?
This one is from Jyoti:
I'm writing to let you know about the last days of my photo exhibit "B sides and Rarities." I am scheduled to take the photos down on Wednesday the 8th. Please go see these photographs if you haven't, or remind someone else about it if you have. They are some of my favorite photos of the the past 12 years I have been with a camera. And they aren't your normal photographs. These prints are for sale for 50 dollars. Some of you have expressed interest in buying one, and now is the time. You can either pay me when I deliver or pay the cashier at Olipom and I will get the money from them. I will be able to make arrangements for you to pick up the print or and I can bring it to you. And if you have been teetering on whether you want one or not, just remember that I am going off to art school in a couple weeks and this can be a great contribution to my moving and schooling fund. ;) (And investment for yourself!) Olipom is located on 21st between K and L streets. It is a boutique and it's hours are Mon-Sat 11am to 6pm and Sundays noon to 5pm.
Thank you all for your support.
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Saturday, August 4, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 (early show!)
@ Charred Doghouse
527 G Street in Davis
(that's Mick Mucus' house, the scene of many great shows from 1998-2005)
Donate $3-10 (show was gonna cost $5/$7)
(pool in backyard; bring towels)
A Frames (Seattle; KDVS' most-played band of this decade)
Sexy Prison (local legendary live dance-party)
The Pyramids (ex-Intelligence/Factums)
Mutators (Vancouver, Canada)
* * * * * * * *
Sunday, August 5, 9:00 p.m. sharp!
@ Delta of Venus
122 B Street in Davis
Times New Viking (Columbus, OH; Siltbreeze/Matador)
Little Claw (Detroit; re: Tyvek; Ecstatic Peace)
The Bayonettes (Toronto, Canada)
Standard Tribesmen (Davis)
* * * * * * * * *
Monday, August 6, 9:00 sharp!
@ Delta of Venus
Mika Miko (L.A.; Kill Rock Stars)
TWIN (Oly; formerly The King Cobra; ex-The Need/Kicking Giant/etc.)
Mikaela's Fiend (Seattle teen phenoms)
OK, so I think Delta of Venus is stepping in to save the day while Fools sorts shit out, right? There is also a saturday show there where Fursaxa is playing, if you like trippy shit. They have a nice looking new single out on Mt. St. Mountain. Speaking of trippy shit, the Italian Sub Pop band Jennifer Gentle is making a return visit to the area and playing at DOV on thursday the 9th with Agent Ribbons. That's a good show. What would we do without DOV?
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
And....welcome home to MH and BR. I am so delighted that my two good friends have moved back to Sac for good. They have been gone too long!!
Down to business-what's the deal with the Real Pie Co. Specifically are they so popular that they are always out of pies? I want to get a fruit pie thursday after work but I don't know if I should attempt to call and reserve one or what.
So maybe you have all heard, but a change is afoot at the Sacramento institution, Lipstick. It's moving to the Blue Lamp.