Thursday, September 10, 2015

Fruit to root? Augh!

OK, OK, so I like The Weeknd! What, I have a vagina, what do you expect? He's kind of like R. Kelly lite. I wish that a vocal coach would work with him and FKA Twigs (or a songwriter) and tell them that you can't just do the same, plaintive whispery thing over and over with your voice and have it keep working. You have to change it up! But still, I can't help but like both of them. Her more for the dancing. I've been listening to radio lately in my new car. Pop music is in a good phase right now.
 
It's smiller's birthday today! So far I have given him two of his presents. One was this picture book by Sam Knee about the British pop scene of like, the Pastels and TVPs and Primal Scream. I saw it at MK and DK's house. I also got him a tennis racket that electrocutes bugs, which I saw at MD's house. His pathological hatred of fruit flies made it seem perfect. They love to buzz around a glass of brew.
 
Man, do you ya ever feel like if you read another article about the Center For Land Based Learning that you will be qualified to run the damn place yourself? No? Then you must not read local food-related content. It's a great place, don't get me wrong. Just....the Farm to Fork issue??? Really?!?! Snoresville man. I'm proud of what we tried to do at Edible when I was there, and I really always tried to tamp down the farm coverage. Farms are wonderful and (obviously) necessary, but not exciting to read about. It's hard to find a new take there. They have either been in the family for generations (those tend to be more interesting to read about) or started by some young idealistic person who usually made money first at something else and then decided to go into farming. And you know what, the new Edible does not have a good track record of paying people. There, I said it.

7 comments:

beckler said...

Scott is going to June's today for the first time in like three years!

Anonymous said...

What I would like to see is an actual investigative piece (not an advertorial, which is what ES seems to be doing more and more) about how Sacramento has come to dub itself the capital of the F2F movement.

I don't think it would necessarily expose any deep, dark secrets, but with anything involving this continued level of publicity and the politics of naming yourself the capitol/king/founder/etc. of something, there is a good chance that there is a story to tell there.... especially with KJ doing so much of that push.

Scott Miller said...

My question is why is there so little coverage of the Farm to Face movement? Other than a great article I read in Chipotle Magazine, I've not really seen much.

Anonymous said...

Farm to Farts would also be worth examining. Those are hard questions to ask, but someone needs to do it.

DJ Rick said...

Smilly Smill....Happy belated birthday!

Cody S. said...

Can I set up an appointment to talk to Scott about that kind of British pop music from that era? I think I'm pretty into it but whenever I try and figure out where to start and who to listen to I'm immediately overwhelmed and get lost. I think it has something to do with so much of that stuff being released as singles and not as albums? I don't know.

beckler said...

I think you should either get a comp or just come over and listen to music!