THE TUNES THIS WEEK
Beastie Boys – Shambala (Featured Artist of the Week)
Henry and Chris Mancini – Something for Cat (Library Free Song of the Week)
Beastie Boys – Namaste
U2 – Night and Day
Bee Gee’s – You Should Be Dancing
Tom Waits – Diamonds on My Windshield (Featured Vinyl Pic of the week)
Nico Vega – Medicine Man (Featured PDX musician of the week)
THE TASTY BITS THIS WEEK
Special Feature Story of the Week
-It is still hard to say, but former Seattle Sounds Mike Fucito joined the Timbers on the Pitch last night. The first player to cross the Cascadia Rivalry lines. –MLS Website
-Last week, The Timbers announced a partnership with the Portland Rain and the Oregon Youth Soccer Association Women and Girls Leagues to help create a vertically integrated development system in Oregon from Youth to the premier leagues! –Timbers Weblink
-and Last night the Timbers Hosted the Columbus Crew. The game ended with both keepers logging a shut out and the game ending 0-0. Captain Jack was moved to right back, a position of prestige here in Portland with Scot Thompson playing that position for so many years, and Jewsbury looked more comfortable and the team seemed to move the ball through the midfield was much more confidence. He also had an amazing headed clearance OVER our own crossbar to keep the shut-out possible. A Win at home would have been better, but it was nice to see us so offensively aggresive! Next game on Tuesday the 15th at Dallas at 5:30…Go to Thatchers to watch this away game as they are the Pub Partner with The Timbers for this one!
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.
-Marshall Tweeted last week “If I want to find out how a technology works, I see if @RWW has written about it in the archives” Read Write Web being the information think tank he writes for!
-At a seminar Marshall attended, he listened to Businesses Social Strategist Amber Naslund. She feels “businesses should engage w/ social media by hiring people they trust, hire for culture then train in social media skills.” She also thinks that “The companies that are doing social well are doing it as a cross-dept practice, planned w/ resources & tied to biz goals” https://twitter.com/#!/AmberCadabra
-My wife Amy sent me a link that the Library free gal Free music service is now available as an app for your iPhone! Here is the link to that. http://www.multcolib.org/services/tech/app/mobile.html
SPECIAL SUPPORTLAND TIDBIT
-With the warmer days and sunshine come the first vegi’s and products from our local nursery’s and farms and this week I am going to let you know about 3 cool Farmers Markets you should keep on your radar this year, and for years to come we hope. Lets start with the well established Hollywood Farmers Market. They Opened yesterday and are really ready for the season with live music, special educational booths, and LOTS of Vendors. Their website is awesome I posted the link on the website! The PSU Parkblocks Farmers Market downtown is open from mid March to mid December and is not only great for produce, the the food carts within the market make for intoxicating smells and its downtown location make for GREAT people watching! They also have a pretty good website. Closer to OUR home is the Montavilla Farmers Market. This market is a few blocks from out house and has done a fantastic job integrating our awesome neighborhood on Sunday Mornings! They open on June 3rd this year and run through October with one extra Thanksgiving market on November 18th. You can get just about everything here! It can be fun to just show up between 10-2, their operating hours, and plan your lunch and dinner on what is fresh and perfect…There were these peaches last year that I still think about! If none of these Markets are close to you, there is a great link on our website that is sponsored by the The Oregon Farmers Market Association that lists all the markets so if you find yourself in Christmas Valley, Oregon sometime this summer, you will know where their local farmers market is! Supporting local farms and agriculture is one of the easiest and greatest ways to keep Portland eclectic food culture growing. Yeah, you will pay retail, but that just means the farmers get more than going through a distributor, and shaking the hand of the person who picked your pepper is pretty powerful. A potent Portland scramble for sure…