Steven and I were browsing the local record shop today and I found “Age of Consent” by Bronski Beat in the free bin. Is there no love for all gay 80’s British synthpop? Smalltown boy is such a jam, all while describing alienation and homophobia. Its dance music with substance, and for me, its free!
Where soul meets disco is Shame, Shame, Shame. It starts out a little like the Hues Corporations “Don’t Rock the Boat” but to me is a more explosive. This should replace Rock the Boat as a wedding reception standard. Here is a longer more diso-fied version.
I recently discovered the pilot episode for Heat Vision and Jack, a sci-fi, Knight Rider-y show written by Dan Harmon, directed by Ben Stiller and Staring Jack Black and Owen Wilson.
Jack Black plays an astronaut who flies too close to the sun and obtains superior intellect (but only when the sun is out?) His sidekick is a motorcycle who is inhabited by the mind of his roommate and voiced by Owen Wilson.
There are internet rumors that this is going to be picked up in some shape or form in the future.
I recently learned that Bill Cosby released a some music albums throughout his career. After listening to a number of songs, this one stands out for a few reasons. One - super groovy. Two - written by Quincy Jones. Three - featured as the theme song for The Bill Cosby Show which I had never seen, nor knew existed until today. Its no Cosby Show, but still quintessential Coz.
This is another place it took me too long to try. I like that they offer “dirty meats” because I always enjoy them and feel more in my comfort zone ordering it from somewhere with a full kitchen and health department grade rather than a food truck.
I had three tacos, with one each of braised hog jowl, smoked duck and lamb cheeks. They were tender, fatty and super flavorful. Alex had fish tacos which were also excellent, may get them in the future.
They also have Mexican chocolate milk shakes that I intend to get next time.
Kathryn and Phil are in town and we had a great celebratory dinner at Elaine’s. For starters, venison sausage with corn pancakes, foie gras BLT and cauliflower soup with floating grilled cheese sandwich.
For entrees, pork tenderloin over shrimp and grits with red eye gravy, grilled sturgeon with spatzle, lardons, cabbage with mustard jus and finally beef brisket with mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts.
We had after dinner drinks at Lantern and played some late night Jenga at the cellar. Just like the good old days, just more expensive now.