THE TUNES THIS WEEK
INXS – What You Need
The Beach Boys – Sloop John B
Arcade Fire – My Body is a Cage
The Beatles – I Want to Tell You
MGMT – Time to Pretend (Library Free Song of the Week)
Billy Bragg and Wilco – Hoodoo Voodoo
Bob Dylan – Subterranean Homesick Blues
THE TASTY BITS THIS WEEK
Special Feature Story of the Week
-Losing sucks. Losing so much that it stops hurting sucks too…Last Wednesday night, we once again embarrassed ourselves on the road by being shutdown 3-0 in Colorado. Just a few days after beating them 1-0. The only good thing about that game was…wait, there wasn’t actually anything good about that game. The rapids scored within the first 5 minutes, that de -ja -vue sinking feeling came around and then you just hoped there would be a band-aid big enough. The season is not complete over though. There are still 3 more home games, the most important being next Saturday at 12.30 when we take on Seattle to extend our Cascadia cup lead. That would be one feel good accomplishment for the year, the Cascadia cup held high above our rivals to the North. 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.
-Marshall has been BUSY! Last weekend, I actually got a tour of Wieden and Kennedy’s advertising firm in downtown Portland where his Plexus Engine is a part of the WK PIE Program. That stands for Portland Incubator Experiment. They have a few months to use a fantastic facility to ramp up for release! I did not know ping pong, beer, and a birdsnest were so integral to a successful Portland company, BUT I DO NOW!! Stay tuned to the show to learn about all the new exciting developments for Plexus in weeks to come. In the meantime, I will continue to share Marshalls tweets and thoughts! Sometimes he is way over my head technologically, but if you aren’t you should totally be following him @marshallk on twitter.
-Check out this cool link to a room at the Yeosu Expo for Hyundai The car company. Except for the screaming child, it is totally amazing! http://vimeo.com/46857169
SPECIAL SUPPORTLAND TIDBIT
For the last few weeks, Amy and I have been heading over to NE 111th and Halsey and playing in a Trivia league….I know what your thinkin’ if you listen to this show “how could you possibly find more things to do in this awesome town”…well…We DID! The league is a part of http://www.lastcallusa.com and it is more than fun! It is more than smart…and it is more than competitive! IT is just plain fun…Our team gets together at McGillacuddys Sports bar on Wednesdays and put our brains in the ring with other teams and try our best to win WITHOUT using our smart phones! It is super fun and a great distraction in the middle of the week. Makes me think being in a bowling league someday would be fun…Hard to believe that I haven’t ever been in a bowling league. Darts, YES, but not the ball and pins…My wife is leaving the country for a few weeks to supply fresh clean water to remote towns and villages in the Philippines so I am going to use the next few weekends to smoke some brisket, paint the main floor of the house and settle on the couch with the dog to enjoy some football. It is fall and a great time to scramble things up Portland style! Talk with you all next week!!