THE TUNES THIS WEEK
Blind Pilot – The Story I Heard (Featured Artist of the Week)
Henry and Chris Mancini – Ibiza Girls (Library Free Song of the Week)
Blind Pilot – One Red Thread (Featured PDX musician of the week)
Michael Jackson – I Want You Back (Featured Vinyl Pic of the week)
Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin – Sisters Are Doing It For Yourself (Bonus Vinyl Pic of the week)
Harry Nilsson – Me And My Arrow
Muppets – I’m Going To Go Back There Someday (Bonus BONUS Vinyl Pic of the week)
THE TASTY BITS THIS WEEK
Special Feature Story of the Week
-Well its been a while since I took last weekend off, but on Saturday, June 30th the Timbers must have had a Seattle Win Hangover because they completely embarrassed themselves in Colorado and fell 3-0! BUT we acquired Kosuke Kimura in an exchange with the Rapids in which we gave up a allocation and international slot…SO not all was lost in Colorado!
-Last Tuesday, the 3rd of July, the Timbers redeemed themselves in front of the home crowd with a 2-1 win over LEAGUE LEADING San Jose Earthquakes. I a great comeback game, the team played with a common goal and unrelenting enthusiasm. It was great to see that kind of adrenaline on the pitch. Goals by both Boyd and sort of Oregon Native Danny Mwanga made for a great start to the Independence Day Holiday!
-AND Last night the Timbers traveled to Salt Lake City and returned to their old ways…They lost 3-0 and the Costa Rican Saborio had a hat trick that included a PK from a handball by Chara in the 6 yard box…Worst play honors in my book actually go to Smith…I hope someone on the Timbers staff takes a long look at his defending and passing and fixes this mistake. These has beens from Scotland are not making being a Timbers fan easy! Next up we host the Galaxy Next Saturday…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.
-Last week Marshall Tweeted out that he had replaced Safari with Google Chrome in the lower tray of his iPhone! What a great Idea, I didn’t even know I could change them!!! SO I did…so far it is AWESOME!
-He also tweeted “days like 2day remind me 2 be grateful I’ve built a career for myself out of risk, hustle & adding value through social media. No 9-5 for me” I am jealous sometimes of his life!!!!
-Internet Columnist and Author of Next Draft Dave Pell wrote “Five years ago, Steve Jobs stood and a stage and opened a keynote address with this line: “Every once in awhile, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything.” It was, as we all know by now, one of the most dramatic understatements in the history of technology.” I recommend signing up for next draft by the way! It is a great little email each day around noon the has 10 of the most important/interesting news items of the day…super cool stuff and an easy way to catch up on the news with some great commentary!
SPECIAL SUPPORTLAND TIDBIT
There is no way of distilling all the things that make Portland so amazing into one sentence or column or even a weekly show like this one! BUT I try each Sunday to give you something new and interesting you maybe didn’t know about! Like last week with the Lavender Festival! Well, now that it is FINALLY SUMMER, I am going to give you some things to do that try and capture a little bit of why we Portland People put up with 8 months of crappy weather. July 5-October 31 is absolutely perfect here!!! Lets Start with some social exercise. For 17 years, the Portland Bridge Pedal has been getting people off the couch and on the bike for a tour over as many as 10 Portland Bridges over the Willamette river!. You make make your ride as short at 3 miles, or as many as 36 if you are one of the 1000 who preregister!!!! The date this year is Sunday August 12th and you can anticipate thousands of participants! Go to our website for links! Does that sound too calisthenic?? How about heading out to some of our amazing city parks! I told you back in March about the adult soap box derby, but how about an outdoor movie!!! Just check out the link and listing on our site and head to one close to you for a free movie! There is entertainment before the show and the shows start around 9:30 or so…And Lastly, are you thirsty for a brew? There are many beer festivals around portland to check out. The Biggest being The Oregon Brewers Festival in Downtown Portland where a vast number of breweries will serve up to 80 different varieties of beer on July 26th through the 29th! That event is HUGE. If you are looking for something smaller, how about checking out the Montavilla Brew Fest on August 18th!!! This is at Thachers on SE 80th and Stark. This is cozy event with 8-9 breweries and live music in an outdoor environment! Great people and great breweries come together to form yet another Tasty Portland Scramble!!