Wednesday, August 13, 2008

inbred hipster coverage

The Midtown Monthly meeting had a looooowww turnout (c'mon peeps, they give out free cans of Modelo Especial) but it got me stoked on the mag. We have so much good content coming out and at least 65% more coverage of inbred hipster bands. I'm gonna try to do a street fashion thing, and some of it will be posted on the website, which for real is getting some content. Here's an example.

I made a really good pizza last night from summer produce. The dough recipe is here, it turned out well. I cooked it on really high heat on the stone on the lowest rack. The toppings were tomatoes, red onion, summer squash and zucchini sliced paper thin, gypsy peppers (I love those things), salami, fresh soft mozzarella and a little grated parm.
The finishing touch when it came out was fresh chopped basil. That put it over the top.
Then, some puzzling. I would rate this puzzle a 7 on challenge level. It pulled the trick of side parts that aren't pictured on the box and colors not really matching.
I made dinner the other night for vegetarian friends and I grilled peaches. I had chalked grilled fruit up as a dumb culinary trend but it's like pie without the fat! I drizzled balsamic on the top. Fried green tomatoes are also seriously worth the minor effort it takes to make them. Make sure your oil is hot and you use enough of it. Also, more fresh black-eyed peas which I think I am finally sick of. I love that about seasonal produce, when it first comes in I get sad thinking about how it's fleeting, but then I gorge myself and get sick of it. Like I'm already totally over corn!

31 comments:

beckler said...

take note of the new midtown monthly link on the right, there and start checking! i'm going to post something to the blog today as soon as tim foster wakes up.

beckler said...

does anyone else picture him sleeping in a night shirt and long cap with a tassel?

Lewis Medlock said...

And the MM blog starts with an item on the drummer in Tim's band. Cozy!

beckler said...

i know, the money from the thousands of sales of matt's album that will result from that mention should totally be given to some journalistic ethics charity to avoid scandal.

smitty said...

I stumbled across dal bareets (sp?) a couple days ago. The Indian hushpuppies. Very good. I also found another pizza place which I haven't tried yet. Supposed to be the best pizza in Varanasi. I wonder if they have a Buddha special or a Center of the Universe that has everything on it.

An expat was telling me about how she met some Indians with Haruman necklaces. She said, "Oh yeah, the monkey god". She was warning me not to describe a god who looks like a monkey as a monkey god.

Tomorrow I hope to visit the temple with the human skulls. The temple with skull statues like resemble Mexican Day of the Dead skulls is just down the block.

Put that in your hipster pipe and smoke it!

Liv Moe said...

Shouldn't you be on a rafting trip right now Lewis?

Anonymous said...

When you updated the links, you lost the link to the Barnsyard. Don't forget that he is part of the our cabal still, despite flaking on the meeting.

Cabal Cannonball,
gbomb

Anonymous said...

Are you calling out fellow cabal members for missing the meeting or are you saying hey Natalie you like beer in cans c'mon down.

Anonymous said...

I think it's rad how MM is facing down their critics. That shows guts. Somebody ought to buy them a gun.

Robbie W.

DB said...

Flaked? That's an outrage! Perhaps you were under the impression that that weed was going to smoke itself?

Anonymous said...

I hear NASA is working on that.

-Natalie.

DB said...

The Chinese are way ahead of us on the self-smoking weed.

Anonymous said...

A) So Lewis, let me get this straight:

I should have skipped the chance to mention that a local legend has his first-ever record out because I happen to be friends with him?

What a great idea. So maybe you're suggesting that all journalists should live in boxes and never have any friends?

I was completely frank about my possible bias, which is about as much as you can do in a town as interconnected as Sac. I know interesting people... so sue me.

B: Robbie W:

We've already got guns. plenty of them.

-omf

The Armeniac said...

"We've already got guns.Plenty of them." aughta be written on the cover of every MM published from here on out!It's a great tagline. If you could get a picture of omf in his full length nightgown holding a gun, all the better then!

Lewis Medlock said...

You're right, Mr. OMF. Those accusations that MM only writes about its circle of friends are totally unfounded and unfair.

BTW, anyone got any Tuck's medicated pads and perhaps a canoe?

wburg said...

I am sooooo ready for the "Guns of MM Contributors" photo spread.

For the next issue, I plan on writing an article so self-referential and insular that by the end of the article I'll start reminiscing about how cool the beginning of the article was and telling people how they missed out if they weren't around to read it.

beckler said...

I have also recently begun to write about my friends in the news and review, as do many of their culture writers, so why don't you go over to their website and bust their chops for awhile? Go on, get outta here!

Anonymous said...

I would love to hear more about your "street fashion thing", since I just started doing my own.
Can't wait to see what you come up with.

--sactorialist.com

Josh Nice said...

pizza stones are only good if your oven can get to like 700 degrees, AND if you have a paddle.

for the rest of us, there's the screen:

http://www.foodservicedirect.com/index.cfm/S/307/Pizza_Screens.htm

nick said...

1. free modelo wtf where's my invite!

2. so that's why i run out of weed so quickly...

3. look writing about friends is fine, just please don't write about your fucking dog!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't see anything wrong with talking about your friends, as long as it's disclosed...as it was clearly so in this case. It's not a particularly interesting review, though...for being by someone who has known this guy for years.

on a mostly unrelated topic...something really bothers/irritates me about this month's mm cover about second saturday. I can guess the thought process of the photographer and/or editor...but it just seems unsettling and unfun in execution (maybe it's the lighting? Or just the expressions on their faces).

M. H. said...

I really liked the cover this month!

Anonymous said...

the MKS blog post was just supposed to be a 'tip off' that the record is out, not a review.... kind of like the listings we do for 'Things to do'.

that said, we'll be adding actual reviews to the website at some point.

-omf

beckler said...

I posted something over at the mm blog

Anonymous said...

Hey Heckamax! Google 'Bigfoot, Rick Dyer'! Full disclosure is upon us! All of the Justin Pines and Louie Flores' of the world are sure going to feel stupid when they get word of this!

Heckasac, sorry this is so off topic, but soon this will be the ONLY topic, so you better get used to it.

-Cody

Anonymous said...

I just texted Al.
Is it time?
Is that an ape suit in a freezer?

-natlaie.

Anonymous said...

Bigfoot - total hipster.

-miller

Anonymous said...

Ancient Sons are playing w/ Dead Western at javalounge Friday. Where friends can talk about friends freely. Beer and wine there now too. Off to look up bigfoot...

ct

Anonymous said...

Ancient Sons - hipster band.

-miller

Anonymous said...

As affordable as pizza stones are (20 bucks or less--if you care to look), you can go to home depot and get an un-finished quarry stone that does the same thing for less than $10 last I checked (last year). A pizza paddle ($15-20) has many uses (all kinds of bakery shenanigins) as does the stone (bread, pita, nan, etc), so both are a good investment.

450-500°F works just fine in my oven to get a crispy crust on any pizza that I've ever made on a pre-heated stone. However if that heat ain't hot enough for ya, then there's always the bbq, which is sensible with all this heat. How about this heat by the way?

Anyhow, screens are for round table and mountain mike's. I can vouch that they work though: once it gets out of the conveyor oven, just set it back in half-way through to get that crusty crust.

My point? What else can you use the screen for? As far as I can see, it's a gadget, and I can forgo with it cluttering my cabinet.

-pizzer nazi

Anonymous said...

Hey hipsters,

Soon Cody and I will be hosting an "I told you so" party, where everyone will have to line up and offer us their apologies.

Sure, the press conference in Palo Alto revealed nothing yet, but I'm sure its only a matter of time.

Finally,
Al heckamax bigfoot maxwell