Archive for January, 2009

Leaks of the Week, 2nd Ed.

Posted in 2009, music on January 30, 2009 by Shiv

Two ’09 albums I’ve been looking forward to quite a bit have surfaced. The first is Lotus Plaza’s debut LP, The Floodlight Collective. Lotus Plaza is Deerhunter’s guitarist Lockett Pundt’s solo project. The album is pretty gorgeous…Reminds some, including myself, of the best of Galaxie 500 which is always good. The latter half of the album just kills, Kills!

Lotus Plaza – The Floodlight Collective

The second is Junior Boys’s Begone Dull Care. The more and more I listen to their last release So This is Goodbye, the more and more I love it. I haven’t heard this yet, but I’m sure it’s promising.

Junior Boys – Begone Dull Care

Posted in 2009, America, death, food with tags on January 30, 2009 by kevin

Poetry for

Posted in 2009, America, books, God Almighty, poetry, public intoxication, reading, web chatter with tags , , , on January 29, 2009 by kevin

I’m at a loss for words. Check it out.

Clovers

Posted in coffee, public intoxication with tags , , on January 29, 2009 by kevin

I don’t know if any of you has had the chance to have coffee out of a Clover coffee machine (and you could have if you went to Intelligensia or Ritual) but I feel that you are missing out if you have not. The shop down the street from me uses it and I had to sin today and order my first cup of coffee in awhile to see what all the fuss was about. In short, the coffee was delicious. Don’t start dreaming about buying one of these relatively simple looking machines though – they cost $11,000 and there are only 250 in existence.

as it turns out, starbucks has purchased the rights to the clover and everything said in this post was false. it makes terrible coffee and you should never have coffee from one if you care about your general sanity 😉 –

Free Breakfast/Coffee

Posted in America, coffee on January 28, 2009 by Shiv

Panera Bread usually sucks, but they’re giving away free coffee and some new breakfast item samples all day today (the 28th) at selected locations i guess. Most of us are jobless..so, for most of us, this is good. And if you have a job, its still worthless, pricelsss, goodfree.

http://www.panerabread.com/breakfast/index2.php?pf=coffeeflash

For People With a MacBook and a TV

Posted in technology, tubes with tags , , on January 26, 2009 by John

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The TV and computer always seemed like they’d make a good fit, but for some reason it’s taken them (who?) like forever to come up with a practical way to use a laptop on a TV screen.  I’m not saying that everything’s about to change with Boxee, but it does work pretty well.  It’s focus is media, which is good because surfing the internet on a TV is all sorts of pointless.

Once you install it (you need to register at their site too), it will automatically find files in the Music and Movies folders. You can set it up to find files in other folders as well. But the real cool part is that you can go to all the streaming video sites with only a couple clicks too.  Hulu, YouTube and even the Netflix streams are all there. Less useful, but still nice are hook ups to Flikr and Last.fm. There are some questionable social aspects like Twittering what you’ve been watching and having Boxee friends, but they don’t really get in the way. I’ve found the settings too be overly simplistic and confusing which is usually a bad combo.

Boxee was designed to work with the Mac remote.  There’s a on screen keyboard that you can use, and navigation is all arrows.  Did you guy’zis MacBooks come with remotes? I ended up looking through the packaging and couldn’t find one.

Boxee is really impressive and its only in Alpha, so there should be a lot more to come.  All in all, a good little download.

GET IT HERE

Leak of the Week: Mirah

Posted in music, women with tags , on January 25, 2009 by John

We’re on the cutting edge with this link. Man that Internet works fast.

Mirah – (A)spera (2009)

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So new I didn’t check the link, but it seems legit.

Trax below. Continue reading