THE TUNES THIS WEEK
Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow
Mac Davis – It’s Hard to be Humble (Library Free Song of the Week)
Culture Club – I’ll Tumble 4 Ya (Featured Vinyl Pic of the week)
Erasure – Give A Little Respect
Prince – Raspberry Beret
Howard Jones – New Song (Bonus Vinyl Pic of the week)
Beastie Boys – Shake Your Rump (Bonus Vinyl Pic of the week)
Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough (Bonus Vinyl Pic of the week)
THE TASTY BITS THIS WEEK
Special Feature Story of the Week
-It is all about the love and support now. The playoffs are slipping away. They actually have not looked very promising for a while. But now we can not even win at home. Last night at Jeld-Wen, we tied 1-1 vs Dallas who smeared us a few weeks ago in their house. The only bright spot was seeing BRIGHT DIKE on the field. The rest of the season will be about development and looking to the future. Getting the Scotsmen off the books would be my first order of business. Next we have a few games on the road before coming home for a Cascadia Cup game vs Vancouver on the 25th. Hopefully the players of the future will get some quality playing time to build on their confidence heading toward the future. 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.
-In Strange synchronicity, Marshall tweets out “OregonSoapCompany.com says it plants 1 native plant or tree for every 10 bars of soap it sells; that’s pretty awesome!” The strange coincidence of it is Liberty Natural Products, the company I work for, just bought about 900 bars the day he tweeted this out!
-And from one natural product to another, here is an amazing Story of Israeli bicycle enthusiast Izhar Gafni that did what he was told could not be done. He builds a functional bike almost entirely out of recycled Cardboard! The incredible 6 minute video link below is completely worth the watch. His love of doing the impossible and having a great time brought a smile to my face and that is what this weeks show is all about! kind of the opposite of Technology! Hand Made Soap, and Card Board Bikes! Gotta love the Portland Scramble!
SPECIAL SUPPORTLAND TIDBIT
The Temperatures were in the hundo’s over the weekend in Portland and we were stuck in town to take it all in, Timbers Game and all. But those who were smart headed to the coast where the temps stayed in the 60’s and 70’s. And Like I said last week, I am going to talk about some great places to travel outside of the city limits. THIS week, I give you Astoria. Not the popular Goonies movie tour, or up the tourist trap column, but the real Astoria! I will start by saying, a few years ago, Amy and I decided we were going to do all our Christmas shopping in one weekend in early December 2007. We had a lot kids to buy for back then and were so lucky to find Purple Cow Toy Store. Totally amazing independent store selling the coolest of toys! Great service AND they gift wrap for you!!! FOR FREE!!! Just buy the toys, go on to the next store, come back a bit later and pick everything up! After that, why not head over to Commercial Astoria! Our own Greg Glover from 94.7 alternative mornings and his amazing friend Alana Jevert have opened a unique and awesome furniture, clothing, jewelry, record and whatever else they want store in Astoria. I happen to know there is an Electric Light Orchestra North American tour from 1981 in there waiting for you! From all your shopping, you have probably worked up an appetite! or maybe you need a drink to shake off all that Christmas Stress! Well, the Columbian Cafe and VooDoo lounge is the cure for what ales you! Marco will take any ordinary dish and make it amazing. Delicious homemade bread and jelly, and amazing twists you would never expect. Beet Pesto was on the menu the last time we were in there! Marco said he HAD A DREAM about it, so came in decided to make it! Beans and Rice and eggs with feta, sun dried tomato and WHO KNOWS! It is always and adventure and always worth the wait if there is a line. They also own the Voodoo lounge which has AMAZING beers and drinks in a completely awesome setting. I have heard the Pizza there is fantastic, but I haven’t had it, so I can’t recommend…YET!!! The voodoo lounge is one of the Oregon Coast best kept secrets that I hope remains cool well into the future. AND if you are lucky enough to be there the last weekend in February, you can not miss the Fisher Poets Gathering! This is one truly hidden gem on the Oregon Coast. Commercial fisher women and men come together at various bars, coffee shops, book stores and halls and share stories of the Fishing Industry in the form of Poetry and song. It began back in 1998 with a few old friends getting together in the stormy season to tell “fishing stories”. Now it attracts more that 60 poets and artists and gets nearly a thousand visitors. They even have a little twitter feed that will probably get busy in the months leading up to the festival! They even have a little cowboy poetry from Ron McDanial that always shoots from the hip and never misses the mark, even with all the fishy talk! So whether you are there to pick through some of Greg Glover’s Curios at Commercial Astoria, or stuff your face with Marco’s Seafood Mercy at the Columbian, fill your stockings at the Purple Cow Toy shop, or even listen to the salty ramblings of the most weather hardened dreamers you’d ever meet, Astoria will completely inspire you.