Posts from October 2012

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Pancake Party KSUB Fundraiser Photos

Sunday was a Pancake Party! It was also a fundraiser for KSUB, a Seattle University radio station that lets its DJs play literally anything they want. So: good cause.

I took crappy cell phone photos! And then I put them into Instagram. And now I put them here:

There Were Real Pancakes @ The Pancake Party!

There Were Real Pancakes @ The Pancake Party!


 
Gary/Terrapin

Neighbor Gary/Terrapin


 
He is All Three Ninjas

He is All Three Ninjas


 
Julia Massey AND the Five Finger Discount

Julia Massey AND the Five Finger Discount


 
The Jesus Rehab Gives You Wings!

The Jesus Rehab Gives You Wings!

It was a lots of funs!

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Pictures.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Late Summer Outings

The end of Summer 2012 has been a rather unusual one for me in that it involved a high number of outings. Especially weekend outings. I actually missed some Fools Play to do some of these. Here, very briefly, are all that I can remember:

Portland, about which I wrote extensively already.

“Mystery Day Trip,” about which I am going to write extensively soon (stay tuned).

Camping: Yes, I went camping. We went to Millersylvania State Park, which is just South of Olympia. We went there in large part so that I could sneak away Saturday night and perform Fools Play, then sneak back afterwards and continue the camping. I really enjoy the “sitting around the campfire” and “hanging out with 8 or 9 friends all day” parts of camping. Including some rather amusing obstacle-riddled croquet. I don’t so much enjoy the “sleeping in a tent” part of camping.

Marrow: For our 8th wedding anniverserary, Carrie & I went back to Marrow for the first time this year. They were offering a special three-course menu, so we opted for that and also threw in a couple extra courses. Here’s all what we had:

  1. Wild mushroom and sorrel salad. Very tasty.
  2. Salmon belly tartare covered with fish roe on an amazing dill cream cheese sauce, and served with crispy wonton shaped like a cornucopia, out of which the chunks of raw salmon were pouring. The play of all the textures was outstanding, and the flavors all really went well together.
  3. Chicken fried sweetbreads, which were like smooth and buttery chicken nuggets.
  4. Oxtail, which is rapidly becoming one of my favorite meats, especially the ways they prepare it at Marrow.
  5. A boiling hot pear & gorgonzola tart. The pungent/sweet/salty combination worked really well, once the thing cooled down enough to actually touch it.

Marrow is good.

Birthdays: My sister and her stepdaughter both had birthdays within about a month of each other.

Apple Day: Carrie & I returned to the childhood home of Marvel’s X-men’s female clone of Wolverine (X-23) for our 6th annual Apple Day, wherein we crushed apples into fresh apple cider with the help of an apple press, and had a potluck dinner wherein we ate too much delicious food.

Cabin & Leavenworth: Carrie & I (& Suki) once again rented our favorite cabin up on the Skykomish river and introduced her parents to it. After we checked out we continued over the mountain to hang out in Leavenworth for a while. It was kinda hazy because of all the wildfires on that side of the mountain, and indeed we had to go back up and through Highway 2 to get home because the normal way we would have gotten home (down Highway 97 to Cle Elum then back via I-90) was so smoky that it was not a viable alternative.

Pancake Party: Just yesterday we went to an almost-all-day Pancake Party at the Skylark. More on that soon as well…

Um, I think that’s about it. There were also various trips to Pint Defiance and one to the Parkway Tavern. This post was meant more to help me remember everything than it was meant to be entertaining.

Categories: Life.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Pancake Party This Sunday at the Skylark Cafe!

You say you like musics? Well, now’s your chance to prove it. This Sunday, the 7th of October 2012, my fave venue the Skylark Café is playing host to an epic Pancake Party.

If you haven’t been to a Pancake Party, here’s the deal: you get to listen to great live music and eat freshly-made pancakes. How is this not the best thing ever?

Bonus: This Pancake Party is also a fundraiser for KSUB, one of the last truly-independent college radio stations around (they let the DJs play literally whatever they want).

Another Bonus: This show is ALL-AGES.

Bonus the Third: This show begins on a Sunday afternoon! That means that it’ll probably be over at a reasonable enough time that you can get on back home to your bed and have some quality sleepytime before you gots ta go to work at work-o-clock-in-the-morning AM.

Bonus IV – The Final Bonus: There are SEVEN (count ’em) Pancake Party artists gonna perform their musics for your ear holes! Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-check it out:

  1. Terrapin
  2. Three Ninjas
  3. Safeword Sasquatch
  4. Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount
  5. The Jesus Rehab
  6. Christa Says Yay
  7. Certain Inertia

Will there also be “special guests?” There might, rabbit, there might. You gots ta show up and see this thing, yo! There’s one o’ them Facebook events about it, so if’n you on that Facebook, you can get all up ons that event.

Here are the deets:

Here are approximate play times:
3:20-3:50: Terrapin
4:10-4:40: Three Ninjas
5:00-5:30: Safeword Sasquatch
5:50-6:20: Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount
6:40-7:10: The Jesus Rehab
7:30-8:00: Christa Says Yay
8:20-8:50: Certain Inertia

I will be there! SO CAN YOU!


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Categories: Concerts/Shows.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

“Of the Month” October 2012

Link of the Month:
Pumpkinrot’s Blog
Pumpkinrot is a person who got too old to (legitimately) go door-to-door on Halloween for candy. So instead he turned the entirety of his considerable creative energy to creating amazing Halloween decorations. This frequently-updated blog (over 800 entries so far in 2012) is an amazing aggregate of all things Halloween-related, including his own creations, things he’s found, things he’s watching & listening to, etc. It is an unbelievable joy to scroll through the archives.

Movie of the Month:
The Cabin in the Woods
Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard’s masterful horror movie to end all horror movies. One of the best of the new millenium. Read my Full Review Here.

Book of the Month:
Zero History by William Gibson
William Gibson, the man who brought Cyberpunk to the masses in the early 80s, has finally caught up to himself with the so-called “Bigend Trilogy.” They take place no longer in the future where his earlier books took place, but in a present in which many of the futuristic ideas he conceived 30 years ago are now commonplace but no less bizarre. Zero History is the final book of the trilogy, and the best. It has nothing to do with Halloween, though.

Categories: Of the Month.