THE TUNES THIS WEEK
Beck – Soul Of A Man (Featured Artist of the Week)
Tony Bennett and Willie Nelson – On The Sunny Side Of The Street (Library Free Song of the Week)
Beck – Chemtrails
Curtis Mayfield – Give Me Your Love
Hedwig and the Angry Inch – Wicked Little Town (Tommy Gnosis version)
Clash – Straight To Hell (Featured Vinyl Pic of the week)
Beck – Beautiful Way (Featured PDX musician of the week)
THE TASTY BITS THIS WEEK
Special Feature Story of the Week
–Last Tuesday in Houston, the Timbers battled to a 0-0 draw and Perkins put on a great show keeping the sheet clean along with the rest of the team. BUT I am getting very weary of Boyd up front. His lack of speed and tendency to wait for the game to come to him is not working with those around him. I really hope Kalif come back soon! His speed with the ball will force defenders to leave Nagbe and Boyd with some space.
–The Lamar Hunt Open Cup Schedule has been Posted and The Timbers will enter the cup in the third round on May 29 either the Wilmington Hammerheads in South Carolina, or Cal FC here at Home! It will be good to see if the boys can really tear apart a less than top tier team, and hopefully give Joeys chain saw a chance to slice up some wood…I think I would like for him to have to add fuel midway through the second half!
-The Timbers will be playing the Chicago Fire at the time of this podcast, an international friendly against Valencia on Wednesday, and Vancouver Next Saturday, so I will let you all know about all these matches NEXT WEEK! Go Timbers!
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.
-This past week Marshall tweeted about the new Google Plus App. for iPhone saying “got more than 140 chars to post? i just post a link to a google+ thread” That got me curious about this Google+ app. Then I had ANOTHER friend post on facebook saying “Wow google + on i phone makes Facebook look like a box of flash cards”. SO I did it and set up a google plus account on my iPhone, the app really is nice. If and when the world does tire of Facebook, maybe I will already be ready!
-In chorus with what I said last week about SIRI changing the way search engines work, this last week Google announced it is changing its search parameters also to become more HUMAN like. Check out this CNN Link! It is called Knowledge Graph and here is a link to the official Google Blog site describing it. At its core is the linking of multiple word searches into single ideas!
-AND in science news, AAnnular Eclipse going on as this show is being published at about 6:30 Pacific Time! Up to 94 % of the sun will be covered by the moon. There are some great links on the website showing WHERE it will be most EPIC and all the safety suggestions about staring at the sun. http://shadowandsubstance.com/201205/Oregon.swf
Be ready for more eclipse related facebook, twitter, etc posts starting at about 6.25 sunday evening!
SPECIAL SUPPORTLAND TIDBIT
-Last week we talked about a few of Portland’ outstanding parks. This week, in the same vein of not having to spend money to enjoy our amazing city, I am going to tell you about the Springwater Corridor and the 40 Mile loop. There are two excellent Links on the website that tell you just about everything you need to know, but let me get you wanting to hop on your bike right now! The Springwater corridor essentially starts at Omsi in lower SE Portland and takes you to BORING OREGON!!! That’s about 21 miles. It is part of a much larger 40 mile loop around all of Portland, but that loop involves lots of roads, and there are a few areas in the Sellwood area where you have to travel on some surface streets, but once you hit about 19th and Umatilla its all go! Fast or Slow! It is an amazing way to peddle your way through Portland. You will follow a paved trail that was once a railroad line that went all the way to the Eagle Creek/Estacada. In 1990, the city bought it and began the conversion! You will go along the wetlands of Johnson Creek and be in the Shadow of Powell Butte. It is amazing how you will see so many major roads from a completely different perspective. The crossing of 82nd ave is of particular amazement. There is a cross-ride signal there that is VERY fast to let you past. Probably the fastest red light on 82nd. Also, you will go by an old Brick Factory, awesome Parks like Linnman Station, and eventually, toward Boring where the trail turns to gravel. It is just an amazing way to see this fantastic city. All the people walking, jogging, riding or rolling are all in pretty good spirits as it is a remarkable Portland Scramble that you will enjoy many times once you have done it once! So pump up those tires and grab your helmet and ride along a path that before automobiles, was the main train-line between Downtown Portland and our friends in outer east county!