Tuesday, November 27, 2007


My new (old) little car just hit 30,000 miles (or is it 230,000?).

Sunday, November 18, 2007


Impromptu mini-party at my place last night. We were thinking of trying to recreate a drink from Siam Society, the Midnight in the Garden (fresh blueberries pureed with vodka & a splash of fresh squeezed lime juice served on the rocks, according to their web site). But, realizing that blueberries aren't in season, we opted for cranberries instead. Since these little red beauties are a bit more tart than their blue siblings, we needed to tweak the rest of the ingredients a little...

Here's the recipe we came up with...
  • 1.5 oz vodka (we used Ciroc)
  • .5 oz Cointreau
  • .5 oz fresh lime juice
  • .5 oz simple syrup
  • 1 heaping tablespoon pureed cranberries (fresh cranberries and a little water)
  • .5 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • Put all ingredients in shaker with a generous amount of ice, shake well, and pour into a cocktail shell
Yep, that's it. Super easy and super tasty.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

New Magnetic Fields

Howdy y'all.

It's be a while, no?

An MP3 of the first song from the new Magnetic Fields' record Distortion is up over at Stereogum. It's called "Three-way." The new track has that low-fi pop sound from the early Fields' albums Holiday and The Wayward Bus. I absolutely love it...

Stephin Merritt is taking the Fields on a seven city tour next Spring (their first tour since '04). The nearest stop to Portland is Seattle, where they are taking up a two night residency at Town Hall. I've got tickets for the March 7 show. Anyone want to tag along?