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    Friday, December 17, 2010

    Possible Tracklist For My 2010 Christmas Mix...

    1. Beach House - I Do Not Care For The Winter Sun
    2. LCD Soundsystem - Oh You (Christmas Blues)
    3. Crudbump - Fuck You If You Don't Like Christmas
    4. Best Coast/Wavves - Got Something For You
    5. Dinosaur Feathers - A Day In The Life Of A Christmas Tree
    6. Crocodiles/Dum Dum Girls - Merry Christmas, Baby (Please Don't Die)
    7. Kanye West - Christmas In Harlem
    8. Teen Daze - Medley In D
    9. Slow Club - Christmas, Baby (Please Come Home)
    10. The Raveonettes - The Christmas Song
    11. Summer Camp - Christmas Wrapping
    12. Frightened Rabbit - It's Christmas, So We'll Stop
    13. Blackalicious - Toy Jackpot
    14. Coconut Records - It's Christmas
    15. Jesu - Christmas
    16. Local Natives - We Come Back

    Thursday, December 2, 2010

    Top 50 Albums of 2010

    Here's my list of the Top 50 Albums (and EPs) of 2010. Leave some comments and let me know what you think.

    50. Twin Sister - Color Your Life (EP)
    49. Tamaryn - The Waves
    48. Mount Kimbie - Crooks & Lovers
    47. White Hinterland - Eidolon (EP)
    46. Hype Williams - Untitled
    45. The Walkmen - Lisbon
    44. Big Troubles - Worry
    43. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
    42. No Joy - Ghost Blonde
    41. Warpaint - The Fool
    40. No Age - Everything In Between
    39. Salem - King Knight
    38. Caribou - Swim
    37. Wise Blood - '+' (EP)
    36. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
    35. How to Dress Well - Love Remains
    34. Woodsman - Mystery Tape (EP)
    33. Zola Jesus - Stridulum II (EP)
    32. Reading Rainbow - Prism Eyes
    31. Robyn - Body Talk, Pt. 1 (EP)
    30. The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt
    29. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
    28. Active Child - Curtis Lane (EP)
    27. Glasser - Ring
    26. Balam Acab - See Birds (EP)
    25. Das Racist - Shut Up, Dude
    24. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
    23. Harlem - Hippies
    22. Lower Dens - Twin Hand Movement
    21. Top Girls - Attraction (EP)
    20. Keep Shelly in Athens - In Love With Dusk (EP)
    19. Sleigh Bells - Treats
    18. Sun Araw - On Patrol
    17. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
    16. White Hinterland - Kairos
    15. James Blake - Klavierwerke (EP)
    14. Puro Instinct - Puro Instinct (EP)
    13. Gem Club - Acid and Everything (EP)
    12. Four Tet - There Is Love In You
    11. Julian Lynch - Mare
    10. Woods - At Echo Lake
    9. Twin Shadow - Forget
    8. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
    7. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
    6. Forest Swords - Dagger Paths
    5. Male Bonding - Nothing Hurts
    4. James Blake - CMYK (EP)
    3. Matthew Dear - Black City
    2. Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
    1. Beach House - Teen Dream

    Thursday, July 22, 2010

    Summer Mix-Tape (2010)

    Inspired by the Summer Mix Series 2010, I decided to make my own 2010 Summer Mix-Tape. Here's the tracklisting (I'll post cover art if I get around to it...Summer = LAZY):

    1. Beached - Woodsman
    2. Swimmer's Ear - Viernes
    3. Lady Daydream - Twin Sister
    4. Not Enuff - Top Girls
    5. Hazy Interior - Tamaryn
    6. Big Love (Mathemagic Remix) - CFCF
    7. Bad Blackberry - Coyote Clean Up
    8. Revival - Deerhunter
    9. Your Beaches - Dream Boat
    10. Cousins - Effi Briest
    11. Summerdata - Emeralds
    12. Sevens - Gem Club
    13. Endless Summer - Still Corners
    14. Sail It Slow (feat. Cults) - Guards
    15. Untitled 1 - Fabulous Diamonds
    16. I Get Nervous - Lower Dens
    17. Franklin - Male Bonding
    18. California Shakedown - Puro Instinct
    19. Vineyard of the Sea - Bathcrones

    Wednesday, April 28, 2010

    Saturday, April 24, 2010

    Thursday, April 15, 2010

    Top 10 Albums of 2010 (Updated List)

    10. The Tallest Man on Earth - “The Wild Hunt”

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    9. Rhys Chatham - “The Bern Project”

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    8. Horse Feathers - “Thistled Spring”

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    7. Harlem - “Hippies”

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    6. Four Tet = “There Is Love In You”

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    5. White Hinterland - “Kairos”

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    4. Pantha du Prince - “Black Noise”

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    3. LCD Soundsystem - “This Is Happening”

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    2. Beach House – “Teen Dream”

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    1. Joanna Newsom - “Have One On Me”

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    Saturday, April 10, 2010

    So, I’ve got some good news and some bad news…

     

    The BAD News: The "Arrested Development” movie is definitely probably dead.  Read more HERE.

    The GOOD News: David Lynch may be making a sequel to “Mulholland Drive”!  Read more HERE.

    Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    [Recipe] Summer Orzo Pasta Salad (via @phamfatalecom)

    I'll be making this very soon! Yum!

    Tuesday, April 6, 2010

    "she doesn't drink..."



    (Taken at Isaac Newton's in Newtown, PA)

    Click the image to be taken to my Flickr page.

    Sunday, April 4, 2010

    My Easter Menu (with Recipes)

    This year, my wife and I are staying at home for a nice, simple Easter dinner-for-two. Below is a list of what I’ll be making. Although it is rather untraditional, it promises to be delicious. I’ve included recipes (or links to recipes) where applicable.

    Saturday, April 3, 2010

    Berry Berry Crisp [Recipe]


    Ingredients:

    6 cups frozen berries
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/4 cup flour
    2 cups granola
    2 tablespoons melted butter

    Method

    Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, gently toss together berries, sugar and flour then transfer to an ungreased (8-inch) baking dish; set aside.

    In a medium bowl, toss together granola and butter then scatter over berries in dish. Bake until top is golden brown and berries and their juices are bubbly, about 30 minutes.

    Nutrition

    Per serving (about 8oz/240g-wt.): 250 calories (45 from fat), 5g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 15mg cholesterol, 45mg sodium, 48g total carbohydrate (5g dietary fiber, 37g sugar), 5g protein


    (from http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com)

    Pineapple Basil Sorbet [Recipe] (via The Nesting Project)

    I really want to make this, but there's zero room in my freezer right now...Urghh!

    Savory Strawberry Pizza [Recipe]

    I really want to make this!

    Wednesday, February 24, 2010

    I finally made these Garlic Butter Noodles...

    ...and they were fantastic!

    Tuesday, February 23, 2010

    Top 5 Albums of 2010 (aka: It it too soon to make a best-of list?)

    I know. It's still February. But there have been some seriously fantastic albums released so far this year. Here are the Top 5:












    #5 -- "To Realize" by Clipd Beaks











    #4 -- "Kairos" by White Hinterland












    #3 -- "There Is Love In You" by Four Tet












    #2 -- "Have One On Me" by Joanna Newsom

    #1 -- "Teen Dream" by Beach House

    Sunday, February 21, 2010

    Budget Bytes: Chili Garlic Breakfast Quesadilla

    (From my new favorite food blog.)

    CD Review: Joanna Newsom - "Have One On Me" ★★★★½


    Until this point, people have held two very distinct opinions of Ms. Joanna Newsom: love her or hate her. (For the record, I'm of the former opinion. My wife, the opposite.) Her voice seemed to be the major factor in this determination -- it, being a cross between Kate Bush and a Muppet being chased down a dark alley. With the upcoming release of "Have One On Me", however, I believe the naysayers are going to, well, change their tune.

    The primary reason for this is that Newsom has tempered her voice to a (slightly) more normal and acceptable range. Now, instead of Kate Bush meets a Muppet, it's more like Kate Bush meets Joni Mitchell. This doesn't mean that this album is an easy listen -- it's not! In fact, this is an album that is nearly impossible to get through in one sitting. The reason? It's contains over two hours of music spread over three CDs! But don't let that keep you from giving "Have One On Me" a try. It's the best of her career and deserves your attention -- though I'm pretty sure my wife is still going to hate it.

    For more information, visit The Official Drag City Website.


    Monday, January 18, 2010

    My Mother's Buffalo Chicken Soup

    Buffalo Chicken Soup (serves 12)

    6 bunches green onions chopped
    6 cups diced cooked chicken
    9 stalks celery chopped
    1 ½ cups chicken wing sauce
    ¾ cup butter
    12 ounces Velveeta cheese
    ¾ cup flour
    1 ½ teaspoons cayenne
    3 cups milk
    1 ½ teaspoons celery salt
    1 ½ cups chicken broth
    1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder

    1) Sautee onions and celery in butter until tender (about 15 minutes)
    2) Stir in flour until smooth.
    3) Slowly add milk and broth.
    4) Add remaining ingredients and simmer, stirring occasionally until cheese has melted.

    Serve with celery and breadsticks.