Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Like a child, I'm holding on to you

Oh, Marcus Bently. I, for one, think it is time someone got him back to AK for a visit.

MARCUS BENTLY "Amelia's Roses"

MARCUS BENTLY with location location, "Papercuts"

Thursday, March 19, 2009

"So Far Around the Bend"

Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National produced an album called "Dark was the Night" for the Red Hot Organization – an international charity dedicated to raising money and awareness for HIV and AIDS through popular culture. The album features 31 tracks from some of my favorite artists. Bon Iver, Feist, Iron and Wine, Arcade Fire, Cat Power and the Decemberists to name a few. Here the brothers talk about how they got involved in the project and play a tune!

SPECIAL PRESENTATION Dark Was the Night The National - "So Far Around the Bend"

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Definition of the week: "The dickens!"

Dickens was — and still is, though people hardly know it any more — a euphemism for the Devil, according to World Wide Words.

It is used in expressions such as "what the dickens," "where the dickens," "the dickens you are!," and "the dickens you say!"

The Phrase Finder Web site

Meaning: A lot; as in 'hurts like the dickens' or 'run like the dickens!'

Origin: Nothing to do with Charles Dickens. Dickens is a euphemism for the word devil, possibly via devilkins. Shakespeare used it in 'the Merry Wives of Windsor: 'I cannot tell what the dickens his name is my husband had him of.'

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Chili Lobo is good stuff!

I stumbled upon a recipe for Chili Lobo from a blogger out of Portland, Oregon named Alicia Paulson. Paulson posted her dad's perfected chili recipe, in honor of what would have been his 64th birthday, on her blog "Posie gets cozy."

Last night I made the dish for a group of friends. Instead of ditali pasta, we picked up some mini lasagna noodles but other than that we followed the recipe to a tee. Everyone was up for seconds. Well done Alicia's Dad!


"Echo" project out of Atlanta

Today while browsing potential grant opportunities for work, I came across a cool project out of Atlanta. Two journalists are working on making Atlanta a more walk and bike friendly place. They are in the beginning stages but this will be something to keep an eye on. The project would allow you to hear stories about different places you might pass on a daily walk to school or work in Atlanta. I'll just let them explain, check out this video.


Introducing the Echo team from J-Lab on Vimeo.

Monday, March 9, 2009


I wouldn't typically recommend going to the Woodshed in Anchorage. In fact, I don't think I am right now. BUT The Moon Knights are back in Anchorage and they happen to be playing a show there this weekend. I've gone out to see them two weekends in a row at Bernies and it has been a good time. :)

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