THE TUNES THIS WEEK
Jane’s Addiction – Up The Beach (Featured Artist of the Week)
Jane’s Addiction – Summertime Rolls
Nathan Haines – O Sapo (Library Free Song of the Week)
Led Zeppelin – Ten Years Gone (Bonus Vinyl Pic of the week)
The Beatles – I’ve Got A Feeling (Featured Vinyl Pic of the week)
Jane’s Addiction – Of Course (Featured PDX musician of the week)
THE TASTY BITS THIS WEEK
Special Feature Story of the Week
-The Portland Timbers Just Can Not Win.. A Week ago in Dallas, The Timbers ‘were super doin’ it wrong’ and crumbled defensively and offensively and lost 0-5. Then in a mid week Exhibition friendly, lost to the EPL Aston Villa Squad in Penalty Kicks. And then last night, things just felt the same when in the 68th minutes, Chivas scored on a set piece when
Songo tugged Paolo Cardoza AND he dove. The 0-1 loss to Chivas was the third loss to them this season. We still have only 19 points and remain firm in last place in the west. Our goal differential is -17. THAT is the worst in the league and embarrasing. We have only two goals on the road this year…TWO!!! and the thing that hurts worst is we have lost our last 5 league games and 6 out of the last 7!!! Not the season anyone predicted. There are 13 remaining games this season and only 6 of those are at home. WE NEED A TURN AROUND. Lets go Timbers, Make us proud!
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 wrote an article about what he thinks a tech start up blog should include! Follow a link from our website to read the whole article. His main bullet points that he thinks should be conveyed are Information about the founding teams relevant background, a mention of the company’s business model, a discussion of the Market and competitors, thoughts on the company’s meaning, links to previous mentions and critiques. Personal critiques are best! This format could be used to write about MANY new products, services and even entertainment in my opinion.
–Shawn Levy from the Oregonian tweeted out a cool graphic of how much social media is used EACH minute. Super cool link!
–NASA posted an AMAZING nearly 4 minute video of the earth as filmed at NIGHT! You gotta watch this thing. Totally captivating!
-And speaking of space, check out this cool iPhone case that makes you look like a Vulcan from Star Trek!!!
SPECIAL SUPPORTLAND TIDBIT
Back on June 24th, I took you all out to Clackamas County for a Lavender Festival. Well, for the next few weeks I am going to take you to a few other places outside of the Portland City Limits. There is no greater place than the Pacific NW and I am going to let you in on a secret beach town that got discovered about 20 years ago, but I am going to tell you how to still be with the locals there! Last weekend Amy, Harvey and some friends of ours all went to Pacific City for the 53th annual Dory Days. This is a celebration of their fleet of boats that launch from the beach, NOT A DOCK AND JETTY!
There is a parade, live music, vendors, etc…but the best part is heading into the Sportsman Pub and Grub and hanging with the locals and famous fisherman of Pacific City! If going to the beach for you is NOT a town and sidewalk event, but you want SAND…Pacific City has amazing beaches north and south and one of the biggest sand dunes around! People actually Para Sail and Hang glide off this massive Dune. If you are looking for a more remote experience, check out Bob Straub State Park. If you like Surfing, shhhhhhhhhh. This place is great, just don’t tell too many people. There are rental shops if you just want to give it a try! The Fishing on both the Main and Little Nestucca are world class for Big Fish, and there is even a stocked Lake full of Rainbows! Like I said earlier, this town HAS been discovered, but go there mid week in September after all the kids are back in school and go back to 1985 in this great little town. There is a brewery in Pacific City, but I won’t talk about it…They have put a large enough footprint here… SO, Take some sand and surf and awesome locals and REAL OREGONIANS and you get an Alternative Pacific Coast Portland Scramble just 90 miles away. Next week we will continue our visitation of awesome Oregon Destinations! Get out and Love on Oregon! Spending a little cash in these small communties is a very awesome Oregonian thing to do!