Thursday, April 28, 2011

Short List: Wizard of Oz Songs

1. What You Wish For - Guster

2. Dorothy - Soshy

3. Come Downstairs and Say Hello - Guster

4. Emerald City - The Seekers

5. The Soundtrack from The Wiz

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Short List: Kidney Songs

1. Meanwhile Rick James - Cake

2. Daddy Wasn't There - Ming Tea ft. Austin Powers

3. He Needs a Kidney - Kidney Now!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Short List: Scandahoovian Songs

1. Oslo in the Summertime - Of Montreal

2. Iceland - Ozma

3. Finland - Monty Python

4. Sverige (Sweden) - Kent

5. Tropical Iceland - Fiery Furnaces

6. Norwegian Wood - The Beatles

7. Ikea - Jonathan Coulton

8. Stockholm Syndrome - Muse

9. Denmark Street - The Kinks

Honorable Mention:
10. Heart it Races (Trizzy's Rusty Tin Can Mix) - Architecture in Helsinki

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

PDX Concerts I Have Been To

Louis XIV / Hot Hot Heat
Spill Canvas / Plain White T's / OK Go / Motion City Soundtrack
Vedera / The New Amsterdams / Mae

Crystal Ballroom:
Cute is What We Aim For / Hellogoodbye
Hellogoodbye / Say Anything
The Boy Least Likely To / James Blunt
The Decemberists

Wonder Ballroom:
Of Montreal
Squirrel Nut Zippers
Camera Obscura
State Radio

Hawthorne Theatre:
The Hush Sound / The Spill Canvas
Fun. / Hellogoodbye
Jukebox the Ghost / Hellogoodbye

Doug Fir:
The Bird and the Bee
Laura Marling / Patrick Watson
Ezra Furman and the Harpoons
The Submarines

Park Blocks:
Amanda Fucking Palmer

Yoshimi Brothers
Jonathan Coulton

Nada Surf
Weezer cover band

Thao Nguyen and the Get Down Stay Down

The Red Elvises

Oregon Zoo:
Caravan Palace

Mississippi Studios:
Jukebox the Ghost

Spelling Bee: The Last PDX Spelling Bee

1. antique
2. assailant
3. daiquiri
4. whortleberry (I spelled it wrong)

The End.

#15 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Short List: President Songs

1. The Presidents - The Animaniacs
2. The Presidents - Jonathan Coulton
3. President - Wyclef Jean
4. Kick out the Jams - Presidents of the United States of America
5. James K Polk - They Might Be Giants
6. Ike for President - 1952 Eisenhower Campaign
7. Loves Me Like a Rock - Paul Simon

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Someday Bee: Somebody Won!

ME! I'm the one who won! I rock! Go me! It was pretty cool, A 3-time winner, myself, Robert, and a supersmart pregnant lady all going for the $50 bucks but inexpicably ME WON. YAYYYYYY I GOT TO HOLD THE BIG CHECK!

1. kiln
2. gherkin
3. sepulchre/ sepulcher (apparently I naturally prefer the British spelling)
4. monocoque
5. acrocyanosis (I spelled it wrong but so did everyone else)
6. interregnum
7. diaphanous


Monday, April 4, 2011

#14 2011

Spelling Bee: Acceptable Exit

1. immature
2. spaghetti
3. insouciance (I spelled it wrong)

My favorite old boss Jesse came and watched the bee with his wife, it was lovely. I left the house with a temperature, but I beat it into submission and it was not a foggy brain that got me out of the bee. Insouciance is a generally terrible word.