Posts from September 2012

Thursday, 27 September 2012

New Baman Piderman: Drawing Song

This is a cute, little, almost-throwaway episode. I really like the way Piderman’s drawings animate:

And as a bonus, here’s a li’l sumpin-sumpin for all y’all:

Enjoy!

Categories: Cartoons, Videos.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Video: Open Mike Eagle Self-Medicates

Here is the latest official video from Mr. Eagle‘s 4NML HSPTL album. This one is a suitably trippy video for a song called Self-Medication Chant. Enjoy!

Sorry I haven’t posted much lately, but I have been “busy” as they say. There is a big post upcoming, though. Mayhaps early next week? Who is to be knowing?

Categories: Music, Videos.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Ben Folds Takes a Trip Down Nostalgia Way with the “Do It Anyway” Official Video

It stars all three of the Ben Folds Five (a joke I have always loved), and some very special guests:

FRAGGLES! I heart the quick rendition that the whole cast does of the theme song after the main video.

This song is from The Ben Folds Five’s latest album (after more than 10 years), The Sound of the Life of the Mind.

Categories: Music, Videos.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Pint Defiance: From the People Who Brought You The Rosewood Café

Several years ago a delightful (and very successful) little restaurant opened in North Tacoma, full of nummy sammitches and foodstuffs. It was called The Rosewood Café, and was owned/operated by Tacomen Barry & Renee Watson. And it was good.

Then in January they sold the Rosewood for apparently a rather tidy sum. The new owners said they’d try not to mess with a good thing, and so the Rosewood has continued much in the same successful vein.

The Watsons decided to relax. That lasted only a few months.

Barry, apparently itching for some action, began guest-bartending at The Red Hot on 6th Ave. And soon a plan was publicized: The Watsons were going to open a new business. Not a restaurant this time. A specialty beer store and taproom.

And thus on Monday the Watsons opened Pint Defiance: Specialty Beers & Taproom.

And we were there!

Pint Defiance

Pint Defiance

The place is pretty much exactly how I pictured it. There’s a wall of fridges with some 600 beers in them. Then just past that is a bar with 10 taps and a handful of tables for seating. It’s a cross between awesome and adorable.

We shared an apricot cider and a “Strong Start” Belgian beer, which was specially made as a limited edition for Pint Defiance by the brewers at E-9.

Apricot Cider & "Early Start" Belgian Beer

Apricot Cider & “Strong Start” Belgian Beer

The Strong Start was amazing: dark and rich but without that horribly bitter bite that I can’t stand. It was also such a limited edition that you couldn’t fill up your growler with it. So we instead filled up our growler with a milk stout (also dark & delicious) from a Puyallup brewery. The growler, by the way, was our old growler that we’d gotten at The Rosewood, complete with the little tattooed cowboy emblazoned on it. If you don’t have a Rosewood growler, though, don’t worry: they made tons of Pint Defiance growlers for the opening. We also got a handful of other beers (we’re going camping this weekend after all).

And it was good.

We look forward to getting our specialty beers (and enjoying a pint) at Pint Defiance for many years to come. So can you!

Pint Defiance
2049 Mildred Street West
Tacoma, WA 98466
11:00 AM to 9:00 PM every day

Categories: Life, Restaurants.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Baman Piderman: Squib Week

Are you tired of me posting every new episode of Baman Piderman as it is released?

Tough. 🙂

Here we go:

Categories: Cartoons, Videos.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Julia Massey Silently Suffers

I don’t often like live music video recordings, especially today’s glut of YouTube filmed-by-a-phone live performances.

This one is much better than the normal glut, though. It’s Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount performing an as-yet-unreleased song, “Who Silently Suffers?” (that blends in and out of a cover of a rather well-known song) at Empty Sea Studios (a show that I unfortunately missed). The sound & video quality are quite professional; it reminds me of the MTV Unplugged sessions:

They’re pretty much done recording their up-coming album, which is pretty exciting!

Categories: Videos.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

New Baman Piderman: Weirdy Feeling

Presented without comment:

Categories: Videos.