Friday, September 28, 2007
On top of the great southern food they have an interesting organic menu that we did not get into and a really great breakfast offering on Saturday and Sunday. The service was also really good and the prices are very reasonable. And finally if the weather permits, they have a nice patio seating area available.
Screen Door Cafe
2337 E Burnside
Portland, OR 97214
Phone: (503) 542-0880
Tue-Sat 5:30pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 9am-2:30pm
Her life story is classic. She has been married four times, has three kids with three guys, had to move back in with her parents after her first husband left her despite a hit record, recorded a record with Gram Parsons who died of a drug overdoes before it was released, and now she is a music legend.
I am not going to say this is Emmylou's best all time record, as she has recorded 22 since 1968, but it is the one that got me listening to her and I love every song on it. Emmylou is an old school singer, she does not write her own songs. In fact the title track on this record was written by Neil Young, and there are also songs by Jimi Hendrix and Gillian Welch. This is as good a place as any to start.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Pok Pok Restaurant
3226 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97202
Phone: (503) 232-1387
Take-Out Shack: M-F 11:30a-10p, Sa 5p-10p
Whiskey Soda Lounge: M-F 11:30a-2:30p, M-Sa 5p-10p
Friday, September 21, 2007
Green Gartside is Scritti Politti. Over the years he has brought in a series of producers and musicians to put his records together, although he usually plays most of the instruments on all his records. Unfortunately he doesn't like to tour and according to an interview in the New Yorker last year doesn't like to work very much at all. He has managed to make enough money to live simply and happily in Wales and come out with records when he feels like it.
Cupid & Psyche was the first Scritti Politti record I heard in 1985, but my understanding is that it is a collection of singles that had been previously released in the UK. It is easily the best pop record every made. So turn it up and dance around without feeling guilty.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Attached is a picture of the new "art wall" that we have arranged in the dining room. We wanted to feature the illustration of a jazz funeral that we got from Stevie and Amy for our birthday (thank you Dad for the framing). It is the centerpiece and we surrounded it with the great photography of the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, where we got married, and the equally wonderful shots that Jeff Selis took of the dogs.
It looks great the way Barbara art directed it, but somehow we are going to have to add a picture of Finlay. In case you are wondering, we moved the "Ain't doing your dishes no more" piece downstairs. Barbara is not too happy about this yet.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Colt McCoy does not seem like the player he was last year before the injury. He's already thrown more interceptions this year that he did in the first nine games last year. The offensive line seems shaky at best and seeing Charles carry the ball like a loaf of bread when the team is trying to ice a game is more evidence of how immature this team is.
My prediction, they will whip Rice next week, and go into OU with big heads that will lead to being down 30 at the half. Hope I am wrong.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
The reason I have chosen 77 is because it is the first Taking Heads record I bought. It was pretty weird but Psycho Killer was getting a lot of play and I loved that song. In fact I recently saw a comedy troop perform an interpretive dance to this song which took it to a whole 'nother level.
A few months after I got hold of this record, Talking Heads were on Saturday Night Live and blew us all away with an amazing rendition of Take Me to the River. After that the deal was sealed, Byrne became my favorite eccentric. On a sad note, I realize I am writing this the same week as the death of CBGB's founder Hilly Krystal. Along with the Ramones and Blondie, Talking Heads were one biggest bands to come out of that 70' New York scene he fearlessly promoted.