Friday, February 23, 2007

And it keeps on keepin' on...

I figured I should probably introduce myself, as you may be wondering, 'Who's this "ing-rad" character who keeps posting and claims to be a banana bread whore?' This is me (get yer SpySpace on). And this is me too (get yer eats on). What? It's me again! (get yer Flickr on).

Jared took that picture of me, so I feel obligated to share. Yes, that's Ron Jeremy's handwriting on my boob. What a weird night at Berbati's. That's the only time I ever let myself get fondled in public, but I figured it was nothing after seeing shapely women and fat men flailing naked on stage. What's a harmless boob grab from a porn star?

Nice to meet ya! I'm really not a narcissist or a whore, I swear. But I do like my banana bread...

Studio 1050 blows. I'm just sayin'.

Ever plan a Portland wedding from Tokyo? Well me neither, but my best friend is, and Studio 1050 on the SE waterfront, where they booked their wedding reception, screwed them out of their deal. The owners are having problems with the city or something, so the landlord canceled ALL scheduled events. Capital L-A-M-E.

Next question: Ever been to a Portland wedding reception you loved? Or liked? Or at least appreciated? Maybe you hated the people but liked the space? You see where I'm going.

Unfortunately my friend can't visit all the places she wants to check out, but she's found three places she's considering: Lawrence Gallery, World Forestry Center, and North Star Ballroom. My thought is there might be hidden gems out there somewhere... big enough for 120 people in September...

I'm assuming most of you are dudes, so I'm not expecting much, but I'll send banana bread to the best reply. Shit, I'll send banana bread anyway. I'm a banana bread whore.

Reconnecting to your nerdy side

Do you like nerds, computers, the Internets, the 90's, Care Bears, math and weird romance?

Then you'll love xkcd!

I'm partial, so far, to Ninja Turtles, Mario and The 90's Flowchart.

Happy Friday.

LOOK OUT DUCKS! (Mother nature's revenge)

I didn't even know that they were missing, but apparently they're back. The first beaver has been spotted in NYC since the 1800s. Man was winning its long standing battle vs. nature, but it seems we slipped. 200 hundred years was a good run, but apparently mother nature has gathered reinforcements.
The beavers are back! The implications of this are too much to fathom. Have you seen Planet of the Apes? Well, that's what's going to happen if we don't gather up our courage and our muskets and fight back. Let's make this one into a hat!! His one here is named Jose and he is large and in charge. Who knows how many friends he has and how pissed off they are. I'm glad I'm over here in Oregon living, hand in hand with the beavers. Here's more...

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Sasquatch 2007 Line Up Announced!

Saturday, May 26th
The Arcade Fire
Manu Chao Radio Bemba Sound System (Awesome Mexican Hip Hop!)
Citizen Cope
Neko Case
The Hold Steady
Grizzly Bear
Ghostland Observatory
Two Gallants
The Slip
Lonely, Dear
The Thermals
Viva Voce
The Blow
Gabriel Teodros

Sunday, May 27th
Beastie Boys
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Bad BRains
Dandy Warhols
Tokyo Police Club
Money Mark
St. Vincent
Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter
Common Market
Helio Sequence
Minus th Bear

Tickets go on sale Sat. March 3 at 10:00 AM.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Todd's 30th Birthday!

Let's vote like good Americans!

Are you reading this?
Yes, but not posting.
Yes, I want to join
No... wait... how did I know to say no? free polls

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Wanna see all these bands in one event? I DO!

The Police · Tool · Widespread Panic · The White StripesBen Harper & the Innocent Criminals · Wilco · The Flaming Lips Manu Chao Radio Bemba Sound System · The String Cheese Incident Franz Ferdinand · Bob Weir & Ratdog · Damien Rice · Ween · Gov't Mule Ziggy Marley · The Decemberists · Kings of Leon · Michael Franti & SpearheadWolfmother · Regina Spektor · The Black Keys · Galactic · The Black KeysDJ Shadow · Gillian Welch · Spoon · Keller Williams (WMD's) Sasha & John Digweed · STS9 · Old Crow Medicine Show · The Hold SteadyNorth Mississippi Allstars · Fountains Of Wayne · Hot Tuna · Feist · Hot ChipLily Allen · John Butler Trio · Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain BoysAesop Rock · The Richard Thompson Band · Dierks Bentley · Xavier RuddGogol Bordello · Junior Brown · Tortoise · T-Bone Burnett · Mavis StaplesClutch · Cold War Kids · Dr. Dog · Paolo Nutini · Brazilian GirlsRX Bandits · The Nightwatchman · The Slip · Girl Talk · Railroad EarthMartha Wainwright · Rodrigo y Gabriela · Annuals · Tea Leaf GreenSam Roberts Band · Elvis Perkins in Dearland · Charlie Louvin · Sonya KitchellMute Math · Apollo Sunshine · Uncle Earl · James Blood Ulmer · The NationalThe Little Ones · Black Angels · Ryan ShawComedians:Lewis Black & Friends · David Cross · Dave Attell

Monday, February 12, 2007


The Value of a Drink "Sometimes when I reflect back on all the wine I drink I feel shame, Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the vineyards and all of their hopes and dreams .. If I didn't drink this wine, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, "It is better that I drink this wine and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver." ~ Jack Handy WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may leave you wondering what the hell happened to your bra and panties. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day " ~Frank Sinatra WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may create the illusion that you are tougher, smarter, faster and better looking than most people. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading." ~ Henny Youngman WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may lead you to think people are laughing WITH you. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence?I think not." ~ Stephen Wright WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause you to think you can sing. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to heaven. So, let's all get drunk and go to heaven!" ~ Brian O'Rourke WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause pregnancy. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." ~ Benjamin Franklin WARNING: The consumption of alcohol is a major factor in dancing like a retard. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza." ~ Dave Barry WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause you to tell your friends over and over again that you love them. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To some ! it's a six-pack, to me it's a Support Group. Salvation in a can! ~Dave Howell WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you can logically converse with members of the opposite sex without spitting. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ And saving the best for last, as explained by Cliff Clavin,of Cheers. One afternoon at Cheers, Cliff Clavin was explaining the Buffalo Theory to his buddy Norm. Here's how it went: "Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers." WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you are whispering when you are not.

Todd's 30th Birthday

Hey all,

Try to be there around 8. I am paying for the band, but the bar is still open to the public, so if we are there early then we can take it over! Plus the place isn't that big and will fill up fast. Also I am paying $700 for the band to play 3 hours starting at 9, so I am asking for donations around $10 a piece to cover it. See ya soon!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Modest Mouse at the Crystal Ballroom.

I refuse to put a link to Ticketbastard on the site, but that's where I got my tickets. The rape charge is something like $8.50. The Show is March 14th and the tickets went on sale on
Saturday(yesterday). Ali, Caleb, Jessie and I got 'em. Good luck getting yours. We got tix for the THURSDAY show.

Friday, February 9, 2007

Fashion and Rock show at The Crystal(Fri night) Here's a link to the event. The bands are good and the price is cheap. I'd be down.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Mardi Gras Party

Sooo Kristen and I will be having a party aswell as most of you know via the Evite. But I haven't had a reason to Post and now I do! Yay!
So it is on Saturday Feb 24th at give or take 8pm. It is for Mardi Gras and it is formal. We are also asking that in the tradition of Carnival, everyone wear a mask. And No, Jared, Dick Chaney can't come out and play! We will have beer and food but you can bring whatever beverage you choose. Hope to see everyone there!

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Todd's 30th Birthday

You are invited to my 30th Birthday, February 17th (Saturday night) at the Tiger Bar;
317 NW Broadway Portland, OR 97209, 503-467-4111, it is downtown. Yes, I am getting old, Thanks! I thought that I would get that out of the way. Anyway I want you all to come help me celebrate! I am going to have local band Chronicle play. Check out their myspace page for a taste of goodness;

Please RSVP, so I can give the bar an idea of how crazy this is going to be! I hope you can all make it because this is going to be one hell of a party!!! Come one, come all, bring anyone you want.
See you there,
Old man Todd

Monday, February 5, 2007

Indianapolis Unicorns Win!

Well, congratulations to all of you Indianapolis fans. Wait...there is no such thing as an Indianapolis fan, just like there is no such thing as a Unicorn (I think). So, nevermind.

Sunday, February 4, 2007

The Bears will Win the Super Bowl...

and I will put money on it if I have to...Game watching will be on HD at Cory's. Leftover vodka from the party is present, and I am getting drunk please join me in that exciting endeavor! Want to say thanks to all who showed up at Pete and my bday party! A good time is an it was filled with everything I dreamed of and then some.

A quick congrats to the ladies who ended up coming back on the guys in the battle of the sexes match-up in flip-cup. And then props to the Ohio transplants for beating the non-Ohioans...which naturally wasn't even close. Beer pong died early on, but it was a worthy cause.

The highlight of the night was definitely Pete's performance. Pete juggled fire (drunk I might add) with some dude, and even though almost burned a hole in the pool cover, it was very impressive. Pete then proceeded to juggle the fire and then unicycle around the pool with only a remote control's (balance beam analogy) worth of space, only to drop one of the fire sticks in the bushes, causing a small fire that was immediately extinguished by Pete, who had to stop on a dime and get his stomp on. Astute reaction there...Oh, and I almost forgot, he blew a plume of fire like he was frolicking in the autumn mist...

As far as the rest of the night, complete blur. All I know is we didn't have enough mixers, which led to taking more shots, and then debauchery. Could've had more of a dance party, but it was certainly fun for all who participated. The sticky floor didn't help the cause, but a little more liquor on the floor (for the homies of course) helped a bit...temporarily.

Well, hope to c u at Cory's for the game....Da Bears, da Bears, da Bears....