THE TUNES THIS WEEK
David J – Dead and Lovely (Featured Musician of the Week)
MGMT – Congratulations (Library FreeGal Song of the week)
Loretta Lynn and Jack White – Portland Oregon
The Ventures – Pipeline (Featured Vinyl Pic of the Week)
Gabor Szabo – Galetea’s Guitar (Bonus Vinyl of the week)
Blind Melon – Soak the Sin
Red Fang – Good to Die (Featured PDX musician of the week)
THE TASTY BITS THIS WEEK
Special Feature Story of the Week – Shane Secret Dry Rub Spice Mix
I love to cook. And as everyone who loves to cook knows, when things turn out tasty, the feeling of success is unmeasurable. Some friends of mine and I started slow smoking meat in our back yards a few years ago and we have all come up with our own blend of sugar, salt and spice to make our Briskets, Boston Butts, Tri-Tips, Ribs, Chicken, Turkey, Fish or WHATEVER better than each others. This competition never really came to a cook-off, but the inspiration resulted in each of us having some delicious rubs that went with just about everything. The recipe can be found on the website Portland Scramble.com but I will quickly run down the list here and how to mix it together. I never make this small of an amount, I usually multiply all the unit by 10!!!
2 Tbsp Salt (put half in a spice mill)
2 Tbsp Sugar (put half in a spice mill)
1 Tbsp Garlic Granuals
2 Tsp schezwan whole pepper corns (put all in spice mill)
2 Tsp Smoked Hungarian spicy paprika
1 Tsp Cayenne
1 Tsp Dried Basil
2 Tsp Onion Powder
1 Tsp Mustard powder
1 Tsp Whole Black Mustard Seed (put all in spice mill)
1/2 Tsp Chipotle Powder
1/2 Tsp Allspice
1/2 Tsp Whole Cumin Seed (put all in spice mill)
1/4 Tsp Whole Coriander Seed (put all in spice mill)
The directions are pretty simple. Put half the salt and half the sugar along with all the seeds and peppercorns that I mention into a spice mill (or coffee grinder, just clean it out well after) and buzz it into a fine powder. Then add all the other pre-powdered ingredients, including the un-ground salt and sugar into your final container and shake it all up! DO NOT grind up the dried basil, the little green flake look great on the grilled and smoked meat! I usually leave the rub on whatever I am going to cook for 24 hours. Good luck and I hope you enjoy this secret recipe, that is no longer a secret, as much as my friends and I do!
This week we are going to talk about some of the supporters groups around the Timbers Army. As the new season gets underway and the various groups are planning gatherings, T-shirts and Scarves and away game road trips. Here are some groups and links to their organizing.
The 107th is mother of all umbrellas over the Timbers Army. This Non Profit group really immerged with the Timbers graduation from the USL League to MLS. According to their website “The 107ist (107 Independent Supporters Trust) is a member-based non-profit organization open to anyone (regardless of where they sit in the stadium) who loves soccer, the Timbers, Portland, and especially the combination of the three.” http://timbersarmy.org/107ist/what-why All of the other supporters group try and work in collaboration with the 107ist. The Mission of the 107ist ” arose as a means to coordinate all the things that the Timbers Army was already doing; to work with Timbers management in resolving issues, to help make the game day experience (both at home and away) bigger and better for everyone, and to help fund various charities and events in the Portland soccer community.”
Personally, My Wife and I have season tickets in Section 111 and we are a part of the ELEVENTY ONES! We had a meeting just last weekend about designing a scarf for our section and discussed other ways of raising funds for the 107ist foundation. http://www.eleventyones.com/fantastic-scarf-fundraiser-meeting/
With the first preseason game only 6 weeks away and the Home Opener 8 weeks away, we will be in full voice before you know it! I hope some of these links help get you in touch with people who can cater to any support you may want to offer!
Each week I check in with Marshall Kirkpatrick for the latest in Tech news and tweets. Whether he is tirelessly building his new project Plexus Engine or continuing his work with Read Write Web, Marshall always has his finger on the crystal ball of whats new in the world of technology. This week I will show you to three things that Marshall has shown me that I think are totally awesome.
-Do you remember the old music lovers game called “what is your desert island” lists of CDs? You know the scenario, you are stuck on a desert island for the rest of your life, and you could only take 10 albums, what would they be…Well, thanks to technology, that just doesn’t make any sense anymore. I am guessing that we are very close to never being out of cell range OR internet access, therefore, never far from what ever music you want to hear! TO that end, I bring you SoundCloud and Mixcloud as a fresh new outlet to listening to music on the internet. Mixcloud is usually Original DJ mixes from around the world bringing you thousands of combinations. Soundcloud is usually more original recordings, BUT can at times be more like a podcast. Check both of them out, they have their differences, but both will fill your ears with new sounds and mixes you probably have never heard of! Marshall is a fan of this Instagram Ambient Disquiet Postcard Collage! It is awesome. Find the link on the Portland Scramble website!
-Since this is being posted while I am on a surf trip in California, I have to talk about the Magicseaweed app for smart phones. While the free app is alright, the Pro Version for 2.99 a year is well worth it. The forecasts are more like the their website and muck easier to view. I highly recommend it for surfers…AND even if you don’t surf and are thinking of going to the coast, just pick a beach on the menu IN ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD and see what the wind and surf will be like! A perfect app for beach photography!
SPECIAL PORTLAND TIDBIT
-The featured musician this week, David J, will be performing at a new venue here in Portland on Wednesday January 18th! The Star Theater just opens in Old Town right off Burnside on NW 6th avenue is booking bands for small venue clubs. Also on the list this month is Concrete Blonde. Tickets for the David J Show at the time of this post were still available and only $10 buck apiece. David J’s new album Not Long For This World is pretty melancholy both in tone and topic, but he is a professional and will rise above the doom and gloom I am sure! However, with his roots being firmly in the Alternative Rock Bands Bauhaus and Love and Rockets, there will be some FANTASTIC Gothic people-watching. The young and old will be in black and the lipstick will be thick. I am looking forward to all the shows I think I will see that night!