THE TUNES THIS WEEK
David Bowie – I Dig Everything (Featured Artist of the Week)
Pete Yorn – Strange Condition (Library Free Song of the Week)
David Bowie – Heros
Nickodemus and Jay B – Spood Song (Featured Vinyl Pic of the week)
JJ Cale – Cajun Moon (Bonus Vinyl pic of the week)
Seu Jorge – Surffragette City
Jackie Gleason – I Still Get A Thrill (EXTRA SPECIAL Vinyl pic cover of the week)
The Shins – Australia (Featured PDX musician of the week)
THE TASTY BITS THIS WEEK
Special Feature Story of the Week
-In the Season Opener a week ago, Rookie Jean Baptiste , Newly signed Kris Boyd and Fan Favorite Kalif Alhassan scored goals in the 3-1 victory over Philly. Kalif received the MLS Player of the week designation and Kris Boyd received the MLS Goal of the week for their efforts. Jean Baptiste, who was playing in his VERY FIRST MLS game had the added thrill of scoring his first goal in front of his mother who had flown our from New York for his FIRST GAME! Truly a special night for all Timbers fans and Team!
-Yesterday, in Dallas Texas, the Timbers came back from being down 1 goal to nil in the 51st minute with a great strike by Darlington Nagbe! He had just been substituted in to replace Jorge Perlaza at the beginning of the second half. FC Dallas defender mishandled a clearance which set the ball into a path towards the goal with Nagbe in the perfect position to capitalize on the turnover!
-Next Saturday the Timbers play another away match, this time in New England to face the revolution at Gillette Stadium. The kickoff is set for 1 pm.
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 just got back from SXSW and it really seems to have super charged him.You should be following him on twitter @Marshallk to keep up with him! A few things about SXSW. It is a festival in Austin that begins with five days about technology, then it turns into a music festival. The film festival goes on through out it all. The following is from the Wikipedia site.
-The SXSW Music, is one of the largest music festivals in the United States, with more than 2,000 performers playing in more than 90 venues. SXSW Interactive is focused on emerging technology, a focus which has earned the festival a reputation as a breeding ground for new ideas and creative technologies. That is why Marshall was there! His Plexus Engine Project received some fantastic accolades!
-On the twitter front, Marshall has recently sent out alerts about Public Radio Links, Resume tips and cool interactive games. Keep it up Marshall! You do all the exploration, we get all the rewards.
SPECIAL SUPPORTLAND TIDBIT
Portland has amazing summers and fall. That is without argument. HOWEVER, the springs here are dismal, cold and unpredictable. In fact, as I am writing and recording this weeks show, it is snow/rain/slushing outside right now! and it is the 18th of March…But as they say, nothing can take you to another place in your mind and imagination quite as well as a good book can, and Portland has to have the BEST bookstore anywhere in Powell’s Books.
Powell’s Books is a great place to wait out a rain (or snow) storm while planning for the sunshine that is a few months away! There is not a topic or style that is missing here. From Maps to Dr Seuss, fictional to factional, classic to modern, Powell’s has it all. There is some kind of devise that is at all of the entry doors that magically fast-forward time the moment you walk in. Do not ever plan to just ‘hop in’ to Powell’s city of books. Also, do not make a last minute decision to not purchase a particular book you had been carrying around. That will quickly result in another trip to Powell’s, and another fast-forwarding of clocks. They buy books also and have a great system of credit there that makes for a great way to ‘recycle’ books you no longer want and get more! Also, due to its 10th and Burnside downtown location, you get some fantastic people watching and an opportunity to find a delicious food cart a four blocks away at 10th and Alder! A side note, the music going on in the background right now on the podcast is Jackie Gleason from 1955. The music is not very good, but the album cover art was done by Salvador Dali! Decent copies of this resell for up to 150 bucks and I got mine for 99 cents at Goodwill…