• Best of 2007

    14 Jan 2008, 04:23 by jbembe

    My first journal entry might as well be a best of this past year, stuff that I got into. Safari just crashed on me and deleted a massive post so I will start small and go from there.

    1. Wilco Sky Blue Sky Although I really liked the frenzied guitars on the past two albums, I certaintly came to appreciate the more melodious aspects of this album and the more subdued guitar flashes kept restrained throughout.

    2. Steve Earle Washington Square Serenade Another solid effort, I also got I Feel Alright this year and really enjoy just about everything he does.

    3. Guy Clark The Essential Guy Clark My first introduction to Clark was at a singer-songwriter concert with {artist]Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt and Joe Ely, which was immensely enjoyable. I already was a big Lyle fan, had some Hiatt stuff, but had to get some Clark and really have enjoyed this album.

    4. Lyle Lovett It's Not Big It's Large Another great CD from Lyle, has some songs that remind me of My Baby Don't Tolerate, but it has much more Gospel and bluegrass tones that I really have enjoyed.

  • Lucinda Williams and Alejandro Escovedo at the Forum for Mom's B-Day

    9 Apr 2007, 00:03 by Serpent_axed

    I had the pleasure of attending a dinner w/ supermutti and tenderbranson69 along with Karen, my Mom's friend at Suba in Harrisburg. It is a nicely decorated mediteranean style restaurant across from the capitol. I had never had the chance to eat tapas so I was intriqued. I sat down and within moments I was perusing the menu and enjoying the first sips of a Troeg's Hopback Amber ale.

    Troeg's Hopback

    We asked some questions since the menu was in spanish and decided on Crab in puff pastry + Piqualle(?), Tuna w/ currant, purple onion and cilatro, Green beans with apricot and soynuts, White asparagus with lemon aiolli and Scallops w/ prosciutto. We decided we may enjoy more variety, so we ordered Fierce potatoes (they lived up to their nam), Roast pork kebob w/ sweet sauce and rice flour, Skirt steak w/ yucatan potatoes oregano and vinegar and a few more including: Baby octopus in lemon and garlic butter.

    The bathroom was just as nicely decorated with a handpainted sink and cherrywood toilet seat. …