Well here it is the second to last episode in season 3. We are starting to really get rave reviews. If you haven’t started listening yet you are missing out my friend. This show includes the always delightful Kate, please let us know what you think!!! Oh and check out the reviews on our itunes subscription page… People LOVE the show. Now if we could just figure out how to make the sound quality better…
enjoy the show : episode 6
so i know this sounds crazy but it’s true I’ve started a second podcast, well or at least I’m trying it out. you may ask yourself “paul, how do you have time to do this?” well i don’t but by the power of multitasking i’m finishing up wedding stuff and doing a second podcast at the same time. SO! what’s it about…. well it’s a show about MADMEN. My brother doctor john only watches sports until Madmen came along and now he can’t get enough. He’s been calling me after the show to talk about it and i mentioned one day that we should do a podcast for it. john was excited for the opportunity so last night we did our first show. We know we are a bit late to the party this being season 3 and all but we don’t care. So pour yourself an old fashion or bloody marry or manhattan or hell straight scotch. light a cigarette lean back and enjoy. sorry for john’s mic for right now he’s using his laptop mic so he’s in a bit of a cave but we’ll fix that.
Oh btw, i haven’t posted a subscribe button for this yet because the show is still under approval by itunes. as soon as i get the approval I’ll make better cover art and add the show to the podcast page of the site.
Alright here’s a quick post about a lot of stuff. First all points west….. we i wouldn’t call it a disaster but it wasn’t far off. don’t get me wrong no one got hurt, but the rain and the lack of the beastie boys was oppressive. we ended up seeing a shit ton of hipsters, along with the bands The Fleet Foxes, he National, and Vampire Weekend… Let me say this the Fleet Foxes were far to hippy for me. Guys, get a shave and and some shoes. The National was amazing with rock and roll badassness that could be felt for miles.. Vampire Weekend played well but those guys are just too young and awkward to be on a stage.. As you heard MCA from the beastie boys has cancer and so they had to cancel their show… This was a heart breaker for me and many others, but going to an event like that is always fun….Check out the pictures below of the poncho madness big thanks to Megan for picking those up!.
Second my good old friend Rusty from high school was in town. We joined him his lovely wife and brother at the Brooklyn brewery on Saturday for what i would call a less than satisfying tour of the place.. it’s just a room off the main hall where they make there special brews… well ok…… Kate and i had a great time hanging out. So thanks Rusty and welcome to dport7!!
Lastly and this may be my favorite. Kate and I have this floor standing air conditioner in the bedroom. The LCD screen is such a bright blue that at night you think your sleeping next to one of the Tron motorcycles (see last post)..so one night in complete desperation and half sleepiness kate grabbed one of the lint rollers we have took a piece and found a heart sock. then used that as the classy way to fix the problem… and it works!!!! As a industrial and fashion designer you think we might be able to come up with something better…. sadly no… Although I am only here and awake for maybe 2 hours a day so I’ll make that my excuse….
What a weekend folks. I don’t want to say it was the best weekend of the summer but i cant help it, it was the best weekend of the summer. Miss Erin Hanley needs a shout out for setting up the best tubing trip, maybe ever. But first we need to talk about friday night, the night O Neil. Thats right we went to see America’s greatest song writer and our hero Neil Diamond at the garden. I don’t really know how to explain it, Neil is a force of nature. he played a lot of his hits and generally made me laugh the entire show. Kate loved it and I think if the chance arose again we’d go. check out the clip below i feel as if it was a bit like our experience. Michele, Erin, and Allie joined us for the concert and well lets just say michele is a uber fan.
now as i started to say before saturday was the best!!!!! Erin put together a trip up state to cedar rapids
where we got tubes and floated the day away down the delaware river. there were about 13 of us and a huge camping size beer cooler. yes the beer cooler had it’s own tube. I think the best part of the trip was the perfect storm of people. it was 13 people that 1. all loved beer, 2. really appreciated being out of the city and floating on a river. and 3. i really thought everyone was pretty funny which is always nice on a trip of any distance. All in all i think we floated for 4 hours and drank 100 beers. When we finally landed back at base camp we had dinner at the little restaurant there and got back on the bus to get to NYC at about 11. i was completely beat but it was worth it.
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so let’s talk about all points west. Friday night Kate and I met up with Tyson at port authority and made our way to jersey city NJ. Tyson and Josy were nice enough to have us over so it would be an easy start to the concert Saturday morning. So were the band s good? yes, yes the band were great. well except for radiohead. yeah i know radiohead is amazing but honestly people i just can’t get into it. the lead singer just whines all over every song. anyway that’s not what i really want to talk about. as we walked into the show area of the park first things first we headed for the beer tent to get our over 21 bracelets and the first beer of the day. On the bracelet were 5 small tear away tags. These tags were the amount of $7 beers you could buy over the course of the day. so lets be clear it’s not so much that i could only have 5 beers that made me mad. it’s the fact that i was told i could only have 5 beers that really set me off. by set off i mean a rage-less “that sucks” came flying out of my mouth. then we all kinda complained about it on and off for the rest off the day. talking about how this country has turned in to an over protective parent that doesn’t really love you but hates when you have any fun. kinda like Communism but without all that marx crap. either way i thought we all still managed to have a pretty good time.
I’ve finally posted the SSP pictures I’ve promised so check them out. don’t forget to check out the links to pictures that i posted a few weeks ago those were really pretty good to.
Oh faithful let me apologize i have been negligent to you who i love most. the thing is that life has exploded with busyness and responsibility. I still haven’t had time to post pictures from SSP08 but with any luck I’ll have a bit of time on sunday. at least thats the hope. In other news i wet to see The National on monday night. I don’t know if your a fan but I have to admit they were really pretty good. the lead singer started out a bit rough but a few songs in he found his sound and really nailed the songs from then on out. What else you ask? well there was a lovely rabbit’s foot in there some where. Kate’s parents came for a visit, kate had a big birthday, that’s 25 folks. (she got a new black iPhone). Ian went back to singapore. This weekend i head to All Point West. It’s a big band fest in NJ. With me luck i don’t think it’s near camden so i should be ok.
thanks to laurea and david for the photo
so i hope everyone is enjoying the holiday banner. it was about as holiday as i could get. although look for more killer renderings of killroy soon. anyway speaking of the holidays i have a little gift for you. actually it’s just something that i’ve kinda become obsessed with, that i want to share with you. a few weeks ago someone at work dropped a cd on my desk and asked me to copy it. the cd was a recording of the RPI show this american life. I did the favor and for some reason the disc was then left on my desk. a few weeks later searching for something to listen to this disc again caught my attention. listening to this show has totally consumed my interest. if you haven’t heard the show it works like this. every week they pick a topic and then find mostly true stories of real life people to go along with the topic. for example the most recent episode is called ties that bind. In this episode they tell a story on a girl that got a heart transplant, two women with cystic fibrosis that become friends, and a waitress that finds friends in strangers. although the title may seem a bit generic and the explanations of the stories may also seem predictable the show is anything but. The people’s stories are told with interviews that seem soooo real and honest its like your living their story right along with them. it seems that almost all of the people are nothing but amazing and the circumstances unfathomable. some of the episodes are funny while others seem almost to heavy to bear, but all captivating in a way i can’t really describe. after being surrounded the last few weeks with a media that supplies the most worthless news about the single most worthless people (pregnancy of Jamie Lynn Spears… who gives a shit) it’s more then refreshing to listen to an episode of this program. how can you get in on this you ask? well for one you can click my link here and go to the itunes and subscribe for the podcast. or you can go to the website and listen to all 300 episodes streaming online. either way i encourage you to give it a shot. there is also a tv show based on the radio program on showtime that can also be downloaded on itunes.
well i hope everyone had a good holiday. mine was restful. i slept more over this holiday break than i’ve slept in months. why? well i was at my grandmothers house in canton ohio and there’s not a whole lot to do. i can’t go out because i don’t really know anyone in the surrounding area and everytime i have a drink around my parents they think i’ve “lost control” anyway that leaves plenty of time for naps. I’m not complaining though i needed it. in between the naps the family decided it would be a good idea to go see a movie. being that we all have different tastes in films my mom chose the feature, which was disney’s enchanted. now those of you that know me, know that this isn’t exactly on my list of movies to see. I kinda don’t like “cute” so much and i also hate patrick dempsey for his awesome hair. needless to say this one was a bit more than i could take. if your into over blown love fairy tales dripping with perfect world sugar sweetness run right out and download this one on bit torrent.(double click to play)
in other news i took the bus back from LGA for a bit of adventure and a savings of like $40 which these days is huge. i don’t suggest it if you don’t have a good knowledge of the subway in the boroughs of queens and brooklyn, but if you do check it out and save some dough.
also in other news check out my friend elinor’s blog foodzi!!! she’s a restaurant goer with things to say. Check it out she’s got pictures of her food (before it’s eaten) and they always look good. she just started the blog so leaver her some comments to get her going. tony ritz you always have good comments lets see what you can do on a food blog.
lastly,(almost done) if you have time this weekend or just whenever go out and buy or rent the first season of Flight of the Conchords. this could be my new favorite show. it’s about this two guys from new Zealand that have a band here in NYC and it id hilarious. this is one of those shows that same me from free falling into depression. with all the other crap that’s on TV this is a saving grace. it may take you a couple of episodes to get into it so watch at least three before you make up your mind. here’s a little clip of them doing a rap that cracks me up every time i watch it. click on the link to check out more clips.
ps… special note for those of you with iphones and the ipod touch. the tech team here at dport7 has finally gotten on the stick and made the video posts playable on your device so enjoy!!!!
ok i just don’t get it. I have been trying to spread the good word of Corn Mo for about a year now. Last night kate ian and I went to see the show at the parkside lounge. as always it was amazing. It was a bit of a challenge to convince Kate to go but after the show she became a huge corn mo fan. as for almost everyone else i know, corn mo may remain an unknown. I invited just about everyone I thought might be in the area to join and not one could make the leap of faith to join. That’s alright that just means more corn mo for us. Anyway without much going on i thought I’d post another video for you to enjoy.
So if you haven’t seen Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz do yourself a favor and netflix it or head down to the video store. I guess you would call these movies action comedy’s. They’re british films with a british sense of humor but don’t worry know benny hill shit here. I think what makes them so fun to watch is the lack of dumb comedy. the jokes aren’t dumbed down for the the american audience. (i’m not saying americans are dumb, i’m say the movie industry treats us like idiots.) Either way i enjoyed both these film as think you should too.
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