THE TUNES THIS WEEK
“Does Portland need Petoskey, yet another dreamy folk-based act that aims to lull you into a trance as it pulls at your most deeply entrenched emotions? One listen to the vocals of Angie Kuzma and her sharp backing band and the answer is a firm ‘Yes, please.’ The band refers to itself as being made up of ‘mischief makers’ on its MySpace page, but there’s not much devilry to be found in the quintet’s shuffling and ghostly reverb-imbued sound. Just top-notch musicianship, vocals that send glorious crackles up the spine, and lots of breathtaking moments of raw beauty. ” -ROBERT HAM, WW
Bombs Away – Petosky (Featured Artist of the Week)
Girl From Ipemina – Astrud Gilberto (Library Free Song of the Week)
Baby Bee – Petosky
Christine – Siouxsie and the Banshees (Featured Vinyl Pic of the week)
Wooden Dolls – Nico Vega
Brand New Day – Eurythmics (Bonus Vinyl pic of the week)
Chickadee – Petosky (Featured PDX musician of the week)
THE TASTY BITS THIS WEEK
Special Feature Story of the Week
The Timbers got to finally work out for the first time this last Thursday at their SPANKING BRAND NEW training facility out in Beaverton last week. It comes with all the amenities and most importantly, a grass field to keep us ready for our competition in areas that HAVE grass fields. The play of the ball is definitely different.
-In disappointing news, Forward Eddie Johnson has announced his retirement after a 10 year soccer career. He has suffered three concussions in recent history and has decided it is time to quit. In good news, we have brought on Forward Mike Fucito from Montreal. He originally played for Seattle, but we are not going to talk about that! ALSO, we signed Uruguayan Forward Sebastián Rincón on loan. We need forwards that can score goals, however.
-Last night, the Timbers managed to beat the leagues best team Kansas City without actually scoring a goal of their own. On the 41st minutes, Kris Boyd crossed the ball into a spot in the box where there were no Timbers Players, but the defense for Kansas managed to put their head on it and find the back of their own net…and own goal. THE only goal of the game. We are still in last place in the west, but a strong defensive stand against the goal scoring power house is a step in the right direction!
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 a few things that are inspiring us and we think are totally awesome.
-Lets start by getting far out twitter! I mean REAL far out, like following Netherlands astronaut Andre Kuipers as he circles the earth in the international space station! Serious tweets from Space! http://twitter.com/#!/astro_andre The link is on our website. He is always talking about the most scientific and awesome stuff, that anyone can understand. To take the experience one step further, check out his Flickr account. He is not only tweeting about how the earth looks, he is taking AMAZING photographs…. http://www.flickr.com/photos/astro_andre/ More sobering is a series of before and after photoes from space about urban sprawl that I found on CNN…. You just have to move the arrow left and right to see the changes. Check this link. http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/world/road-to-rio/satellite-photos-urban-sprawl/index.html
– On a lighter note, Marshall let us know that most of all the crazy facts and information he tweets come from his research on his Plexus Engine, and that brings up what Marshall thinks may be one of the greatest Twitter Handles of all time. #veganlazysmurf twitter feed. I have also noticed an increase in his use of foursquare letting us know what is tasty and fresh in NE Portland and beyond! Thanks Marshall!
SPECIAL SUPPORTLAND TIDBIT
-I was introduced to an awesome website this week called PDXPIPELINE.COM. Go to our website and click the link. Since 2005, the PDX Pipeline has been promoting shows, offering tickets, and letting us know the best places to eat and drink in the PDX area! The Following is from their website.
About PDX Pipeline
PDX Pipeline was started in 2005 as a resource for people looking for events, music, and other Portland information. Since 2007, we’ve had over 25 contributors and put up over 4,000 posts and over 5,000 Portland events.
Advertising/Promoting your events with PDX Pipeline
Much of the content on PDX Pipeline is non-sponsored content (free, local, non-profit events). We do offer advertised content, and you can contact us for post and advertising rates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
They also give away tickets…LOTS of them. By signing up for their email alerts, they put you in the pool for getting access to lots of great events around town! So whether you are looking for Live Music, or Live Theater, a gallery or karaoke, fresh fruit cocktails or fresh salmon, roller derby or who is playing at the Crystal Ballroom, the Pipeline has the information and links for you. Their calendar of events is expansive and their list of others Portland links is vast. It is a great site to just browse around in. If you have a friend coming into town who likes Cinco De Mayo weenie dog kentucky derby races, the PDX Pipeline has the info for you…this is a pretty awesome Portland Scramble!!!