THE TUNES THIS WEEK
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – I Love Rock ‘n Roll
Big Bopper – Chantilly Lace
Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson – Say Say Say
Michael Jackson – Get On The Floor
Frank Zappa – Valley Girl
The Gooey-Duck Song (Featured PDX musician of the week)
Prince – Kiss
THE TASTY BITS THIS WEEK
Special Feature Story of the Week
-The Timbers are still in last place. BUT the style of play that the Timbers are exhibiting and the benching/sitting of Kris Boyd has been a real spark for the team. Most importantly in my opinion is the inclusion of Bright Dike in the starting eleven. A week ago, he scored in his first MLS game against New York, and on Saturday night he occupied many defenders and had a couple strikes just go wide, and a header went off the post! I have wanted to see Dike in the mix all season and if there was a problem between him and the old coach, well, bye bye Spencer. Also, Nobody had to defend Boyd in open play, so having a threat in the middle really changes the complexion of our attack. Sal Zizzo also seems to have been given the freedom to play using his own creativity! His attacking sweeps were always a threat, but now he is relaxing and penetrating the defense with the actual intent of scoring or getting an assist. I can only hope that when Kalif is healthy again, those two sweeping the edges with Mwanga or Nagbe in support in the middle, we are going to be difficult to stop.
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.
-Well, this week Marshall reminded us that it is always good to turn off and lose the zeros and ones for a while. He tweeted out that this week “Just finished Vonnegut’s Jailbird, the first novel I’ve completed in years. I feel like I should go find a teenager to give it to.”
SPECIAL SUPPORTLAND TIDBIT
-I have taken the last few weeks to walk the walk I talk about and have not had time to do any Portland Scramble shows! I have been having a blast running the sound at the Montavilla Brew fest, going camping and fishing, going to some Timbers games, playing golf with friends, spending the afternoon cooking with fresh produce from our garden AND our local farmers markets, going to the restaurants I have talked about, and MOST IMPORTANT, I bought a new computer. This show and my website I have been producing and posting used up all the remaining memory I had…SO it was time to move on!!! This is the first show recorded on the new computer and hopefully it will all work! All that being said, there are a few things left to do before the summer slips away into football season! Next week, I am going to visit a lake on Mt Hood with my friend and a canoe and find some 15 inch trouts to smoke. I also plan on getting to the coast to enjoy some legendary Autumn Surfing and some beach combing with Amy and Harvey. Once the teens and tweens get back to school, everything gets wide open. The roads are faster, the parks are cleaner, the beaches desolate, and the waves are child free! So with fall right around the corner, its time to finalize your fantasy football draft, find your favorite sweater, put the box-fans away, and get ready for the magic of September in Portland. In the coming weeks, I am going to refocus on delicious Foods and Tasty Recipes as there is no greater time to enjoy cooking around the theme of local produce and meat than the Fall. Fresh produce, crisp blue sky’s, epic surfing and fishing, teenagers in scholastic prison, and two months of beautiful fall weather make for amazing Portland Scrambles around every corner!