THE TUNES THIS WEEK and ALL THE RECORD COVERS
Glen Campbell – Rhinestone Cowboy
Grateful Dead – Big River
The Beatles – I’m Looking Through You
David Bowie – The Jean Genie
Harry Nilsson -The Moonbeam Song
Elvis Presley – Slicin’ Sand
Bruce Springsteen – Dancing In The Dark
Sawtooth Mountain Boys – You’re Not Easy To Forget (Featured PDX musician of the week)
THE TASTY BITS THIS WEEK
Special Feature Story of the Week
-After the defeat in Colorado, the owner Merrit Paulson announced last Monday morning that Head Coach John Spencer was fired. It is not a surprise to me, but it certainly made people feel bad. BUT because of that, Gavin Wilkinson is the new head coach for now and a few changed were already made. Bright Dike came back into town from being on loan to a PDL team and we send Jean-Baptist away to get more experience…
-However, the turmoil and change did not result in a positive turn around, and last night in front of a sold out crowd, the Timbers fell 5-3 to the LA Galaxy. Two goals by Boyd and one from Kimura were a great start, but a flood of goals by LA in the first half including a PK given for a ‘dive in the box’ were too high of a mountain to climb. 4 goals in 10 minutes is hard for any club to deal with emotionally…So now we are in last place and have no time to lick our wounds as we have a game this Wednesday away at Chivas in California…This could be a rough few weeks as we find a new identity.
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 week Marshall made an unusual social comment retweeting a link from Marketplace. It read “Wow: Army NatGuard spent $20m+ in ads at NASCAR, got 25K responses *only 20 were qualified* & none joined” The US Army is pulling all it advertising with Nascar now…On a lighter note, Marshall tweets “You can’t write a note on the inside cover of a gift ebook”..AND on a more fearful note, He lets us know about an article in the Washington Post about the GOP..He tweets “Awesome: GOP in Texas, where US school textbook agenda is set, says teaching “critical thinking” is subversive & bad”
-I was pointed out this great website call The Wirecutter. It is a great resource for finding reviews on gadgets and things. The articles are down to earth and written for people who want information from an unbiased point of view. Go to their website and put in a search word like Printer, or BBQ, or even Headphones…You will be impressed with what you find and will probably go back!!!
SPECIAL SUPPORTLAND TIDBIT
-I have talked about food carts around Portland before, but keep being more and more impressed with them, so I wanted to tell you all some more cool stuff this week in hopes that more people go out and support these awesome alternatives to restaurants. While standing in line at the carts on 9th and Alder before the Timbers game yesterday, I heard a family of 5 talking about how they go to the Cart Block before each game and the kids get to wander around and pick out their individual dinners. SO I thought to myself “the timbers should join forces with the carts somehow” then I pulled up the Timbers Website for information about the Galaxy game and saw this article about how THEY HAVE joined! Each home game will have fan voted food carts from around town serving their food INSIDE THE PARK!!!! You only have to turn on the TV to see the success of the carts and their popularity! Just last Wednesday on the Travel Channel, Adam Richmans show Best Sandwich in America, The Portland Food Cart Big Ass Sandwich won the NW region beating out traditional restaurants! My Wife Amy who works downtown and is a vegetarian loves Savor Soup House and The Bombay Chaat House. While I Like Thai Food is one of my favorites! The way these carts can come and go, finding one that has been around for a while is a great way of knowing your are going to get some awesome food. Reputation and word of mouth really sell some cart food. AND I would bet that the line outside of Big Ass Sandwich was rivaling Voodoo Donuts the day after they won on Adams show. Summer Time, Timbers Games, Downtown Portland and tasty tasty food cart treats make for awesome Portland Scrambles…Just belly up to any cart counter window, order up some amazing grub and don’t forget cash!