THE TUNES THIS WEEK
Ween – Mutilated Lips (Featured Artist of the Week)
The The – True Happiness This Way Lies (Library Free Song of the Week)
Ween – Ocean Man
Martin Denny – Black Orchid (Bonus Vinyl pic of the week)
Beck – Jack Ass
Ween – The Mollusk
U2 – Bad (Featured Vinyl Pic of the week)
Johnny Marr and the Healers – Headland (Featured PDX musician of the week)
THE TASTY BITS THIS WEEK
Special Feature Story of the Week
-Last Sunday evening, the Timbers took on the Chicago Fire and got a great result! Defender Eric Brunner sliced the ball through some defenders and found the back of the net, and the Fire got an own goal off a Boyd header from a Zizzo corner kick! The Fire did find one goal, but we took the three points!
-Last Wednesday, we played an international friendly against Valencia from Spain. We lost 1-0 and even though it should have been a fun evening, there seemed little passion from our starters in the first half, and the Valencia Players, who had just finished a 38 game season did not seem willing to run much either. What WAS great to see was the hustle and hunger from the Timbers Bench in the second half. Bright Dike needs to be in Portland and NOT on loan in my opinion. He looked rabid to score in front of the staff, Spaniards and Fans.
-Saturday evening, Vancouver came to town and brought with them over an inch of rainfall and a 1-1 tie! Boyd tallied another great goal off a keeper bungle, but with about 6 minutes left, Mattocks from Vancouver was subbed in and scored within a minute on a lazy cross that no defensive Timber was willing to launch to safety. There was a questionable non-call on Kalif while in the box in the 64th minute that still has me fuming today as I recount the evening!
-This Wednesday we take on a lower league team Cal FC from down south in the Lamar open cup..we had better crush them!!! With a win over Cal, the odds of playing Seattle in the open cup the following week are quite likely!
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.
-In one of his stranger combination of words this week, Marshal tweeted sending a small army of young robots out across the internet to research unicorns & magicians. just another Thursday night at work. He can be confusing! He also tweeted that “
@tedroden may say “free time is for hippies” (?) but I think free time is like Smart Juice…..” I wonder if he is talking about MY favorite smart juice!
-Trendoy is a cool addition to my email inbox. It exhibits cool tech gadgets that nobody needs, but sometimes we all want! Last week I got this emailthat read “USB drives are a dime a dozen unless they are from Art. Lebedev Studio. We’ve highlighted plenty of its unique gadgets in the past – everything from its coffee mug to an LCD clock to the world’s most expensive keyboard. The trend is obvious. The studio takes an otherwise mundane object and makes it spiffy with functionality and sleek design it then charges a fortune for. The safety pin USB drive, Bulavkus, is designed around the same concept. Many of us lose these pesky drives on a regular basis. Now that it’s pinned to our clothing, it will be more difficult for us to lose track of it.” There is a link on our website to sign up! http://signup.trendoy.com/?r=http://twitter.com/
SPECIAL SUPPORTLAND TIDBIT
-One of the anticipated weekends of the year is Opening weekend for Trout fishing in Oregon, and even though the majority of the state opened last month, here in the Pacific NW, this Memorial Three Day weekend is the official start for those who live and recreate around Portland. Whether Worm, Lure, or Fly, it is time to go buy your license and find some fish. Places close to Portland that get a lot of attention are The Clackamas River to the East, The Willamette to the south, and the Wilson and Nehalem to the West. There are also LAKE everywhere that are stocked and those schedules can be found on the link on our website. Just go to the Fish And Wildlife website and then GO TO SOME FISHY WATER! Like anyone who fishes, I have my so called “secret spots” but really, there are fish everywhere on most rivers. You just have to figure out a way of getting them to pierce their face with your hook which is attached to some string which us attached to a stick…As a fly fisher myself, I could tell you about the fun of fooling a trout into rising to the surface and attacking your pretend bug, but I have also punctured many a worm on Timothy Lake and pulling up a 14-15 inch rainbow trout from the dark depths is equally thrilling. For gear and tackle, I recommend Dicks Sporting Goods, Fishermans Marine, and Outdoorsman Warehouse. All three are staffed by awesome folks that want you to catch fish and come back to get more gear…and I have. I do tend to focus on Fishermans Marine and Outdoorsman Warehouse mostly because they do not carry Golf Gear and Exercise Bicycles…If you haven’t fished but would like to, send out a message to your twitter and facebook friends! Say you will pay for gas if someone will take you out! THAT little encouragment should be all it takes to send one of your fisher friends into a fever! Some spring time evenings in the Amazing Pacific NW forests and a tight line IS a Perfect Portland Scramble.