Friday, December 30, 2005

Tops of '05

Docopenhagen posts its Top 50 videos and vaults into the ranks of fun music blogs. (You can even watch each video right then and there, yahoo)

WOXY's archived broadcast of the the top 97 albums of the year still hasn't been taken down, so you still have time to listen...>>>>

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Blustery day

It was sunny, calm and pleasant when I walked out the door this morning. Then as I turned the corner, BAM! The winds picked up, leaves swirled under a black sky, the clouds started spitting rain and then it turned into SNOW! A 64 mph gust was recorded at Denver International Airport and a 75 mph gust at Chatfield Reservoir. The UPS guy said the wind blew the packages off his dolly and he had to run after them. An hour later, Denver was fine again.

Free fireworks 12/31 in Denver, downtown. Midnight and 9 pm

Best New Year's Eve show: New Pornographers/Rogue Wave @Metro in Chicago! $60 though

Hear sound clips from Biblically Correct Tours' trip through the Denver Museum of Nature & Science _ and read one museum official's responses here

New York Times disses figure skating outfits. "Figure skating, in particular, remains a mystifying holdout of supremely bad taste in sports..." says Guy Trebay. Slam! More

Snowboarders: Now there's a fashionable set. Though I don't know any guy who'd actually wear this stuff out.

Friday, December 23, 2005












photo by cnote

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Ho, ho, ho (Ha, ha, ha)

Here are some actual news releases I received this holiday season. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
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~Cricket Customers Can Now Text Message Their Christmas Wishes To The Jolly Man in Red at SANTA ~

In a recent statement, Santa Claus has recommended that all the boys and girls throughout the country stop addressing envelops to his workshop and start text messaging him directly.
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From: B. McD... [I did not make up his initials!]
Sent: Monday, December 19, 2005 9:56 AM
Subject: THE CHRISTMAS PRESENT NOBODY WANTS

Dear XXXXX,

Big holiday dinners have an unspoken dark side: the gastrointestinal distress that results from getting stuffed on fatty main courses, buttery sides, and creamy desserts.

Flatulence, irritable bowels, heartburn, indigestion, and growling guts are all conditions that can be treated without polluting our bodies with antacids and other over-the-counter drugs that, for many people, don't even work.

Interview Bill Downs, one of the world's leading experts on diet and digestion....

To arrange an interview with Bill, please contact XXX XXXX at 610-642-XXXX xXXX, or XXX@GregoryFCA.com.

Thank you for your consideration!
_______________________________________________

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian M...
Sent: Monday, December 12, 2005 1:56 PM
Subject: WHY CHRISTMAS STINKS

Dear XXX,

Those big family dinners we enjoy at Christmas have an unspoken dark side, one that's among society's last taboos: the flatulence that results from gastrointestinal distress.

Instead of spreading Christmas cheer, we're spreading Christmas gas...

________________________________________________

Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2005 10:57 AM
Subject: GASTRO EXPERT OFFERS TIPS FOR AVOIDING XMAS INDIGESTION

Interview Bill Downs, one of the world's foremost experts on diet and digestion, and find out how your audience can avoid this year's holiday eating hazards. Bill can provide a wealth of suggestions that will help people keep their taste buds and their digestive systems happy during (and after!) their big holiday feasts.

Downs has over twenty years of expertise in diet, digestion, nutrition science, and biological chemistry...

Downs can also discuss:

* What holiday foods are most likely to cause indigestion
* Why people tend to get gassy around the holidays
* What's the best way to tell someone they have offensive gas
* How to survive holiday feasts without over-stressing your digestive system
* How to control indigestion over the long-term
* What causes flatulence (farting)
* Why farts are funny to everyone except the person suffering with them

Monday, December 19, 2005

Monday morning catchup

  • It's that time of year again when The Associated Press polls its media members to compile the top 10 news stories of the year. Here's the AP's suggestions. Lo! What story here is not like the others?????

    The story suggestions:
    __Terrorist bombings in London transit system kill 52 commuters.
    __Pope John Paul II dies; Joseph Ratzinger succeeds him as Pope Benedict XVI.
    __President Bush's approval ratings drop to lowest point as troubles multiply.
    __AFL-CIO splinters after rebel unions bolt the federation.
    __Hurricane Katrina worst in record-breaking season; at least 1,300 die, New Orleans floods.
    __Two U.S. Supreme Court vacancies open with O'Connor retirement and Rehnquist death.
    __Despite peace talks, huge toll from violence continues to rise in Sudan's Darfur region.
    __Iraq: U.S. military deaths pass 2000; constitution adopted but insurgency persists.
    __Former WorldCom, Tyco executives sentenced to prison for corporate crime.
    __Major League Baseball proposes tough steroids penalties after many abuses revealed.
    __CIA leak scandal: Cheney aide Lewis Libby indicted; prominent reporters entangled.
    __Urban violence flares for weeks in France's immigrant-filled suburbs
    __Former Klansman convicted in 1964 Mississippi civil rights killings.
    __Yearlong relief and recovery effort in aftermath of Indian Ocean tsunami.
    __Israel withdraws from Gaza Strip; tensions with Palestinians persist.
    __Michael Jackson acquitted on child molestation charges
    __Syria withdraws troops from Lebanon; blamed for killing of Lebanese ex-premier.
    __Arrest, conviction in Wichita's brutal BTK slayings.
    __Afghanistan holds landmark legislative elections, but violence escalates.
    __Bitter controversy over removal of brain-damaged Terri Schiavo's feeding tube.
    __Oil prices set record highs.
    __London beats Paris, New York in bid to host 2012 Olympics.
    __Cindy Sheehan, mother of U.S. soldier slain in Iraq, galvanizes anti-war movement.
    __Drug giant Merck faces multiple suits over painkiller Vioxx; cuts thousands of jobs.
    __House Majority Leader Tom DeLay indicted in campaign finance scheme.
    __More U.S. airlines file for bankruptcy protection.
    __Earthquake hits region along Pakistan-India border, killing more than 87,000.
    __Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Iraq for charges including mass murder and torture.
    __President Bush picks Ben Bernanke to replace Alan Greenspan as Federal Reserve chief.
    __Chicago White Sox win their first World Series since 1917.
    __British Prime Minister Tony Blair wins third term, but popularity dips.
    __Nations worldwide gird to battle avian flu.
    __Three blasts at Jordan hotels kill 60 people; Al-Qaida claims responsibility.
    __North Korea, Iran resist international pressure to curb nuclear activities.
    __Dramatic economic growth in China, India, far outpacing Western nations.
    __Massive liabilities revealed for pension plans covering 44 million Americans.
    __Tornado kills 23 in Indiana.
    __Food shortages affect 5 million in Niger, other southern Sahara nations.
    __Multiple controversies over alleged abuse of foreign detainees by U.S. forces.
    __Advocates of "intelligent design" challenge the way evolution is taught in schools.
    __German elections end in near-deadlock, force awkward coalition of rivals.
    __Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon leaves Likud Party; early elections likely.

    OK, maybe the White Sox one is weird too, but let me just say, MJ better not make the top 10.



  • The newspaper up in ski country likes to round up what people do to try to ski free or to get to off-limits powder. Here's some tricks from the people who got caught: Story.

  • Holiday spending empties the wallet, but it's all for a good cause. This nifty article puts yearly spending in perspective and shows how you can squeeze something extra into your budget with just a few changes in your buying.
  • Thursday, December 15, 2005

    Hegemony?

    As if Starbucks and McDonald's weren't enough. Spin it

    On a separate note, are you done shopping for the holidays? Yuppster.com has suggestions for gifts. Although sometimes just being in town is gift enough. Especially if you can cook. And clean. And pick up after yourself. For the rest of you, go to yuppster.

    Tuesday, December 13, 2005

    Go Denver

    There's a Denver connection to Regret the Error's correction of the year:
    The Denver Daily News would like to offer a sincere apology for a typo in Wednesday's Town Talk regarding New Jersey's proposal to ban smoking in automobiles. It was not the author's intention to call New Jersey 'Jew Jersey.'

    More at Regret the Error.

    Monday, December 12, 2005

    Updates

    "Brokeback Mountain" opened over the weekend, when it was named the the Los Angeles Film Critics Association's choice for best movie of the year, and took in $544,549 in a mere five theaters, The Associated Press reports. It was based on Annie Proulx's short story, posted on The New Yorker site.

    White supremacists rally in Toledo, Ohio. Opponents counterprotest. Story.

    Protesters mourned. Story.

    Mistrial in Vioxx trial.Story. We'll be keeping an eye out for interviews with jurors. Let us know if you see one!

    Friday, December 09, 2005

    Barnett

    Colorado has canned former Northwestern coach Gary Barnett (that's how WGN said it, or something close). But let's not dwell on that. Where is Barnett headed next and who does CU's AD have in mind to fill Barnett's spot? AD Bohn seemed to hint he already knows a perfect match. Please post your comments.

    Holiday shopping

    Fashion Denver's Snow event features DJs, two fashion shows, and lots and lots of local designers showing off jewelry, purses and clothes TOMORROW. Cost is $5, with proceeds going to the Denver Rescue Mission. Get ideas for gifts while supporting a good cause and local designers. If you can't make it, Fashion Denver's Web site has links to most of the designers so you can take a look online.

    Monday, December 05, 2005

    Beastie Boys

    Did you know...Beastie Boys are gettin' their own worldwide radio show.
    And it ain't on satellite -- XM or Sirius
    It's on Little Radio of course.
    Starts Thursday, noon PST, if you're curious

    Thursday, December 01, 2005

    Rogue Wave

    Rogue Wave's lovely in-studio performance for woxy.com is available on demand, along with the performances from The Wrens, The National, Say Hi To Your Mom, Jem and others on the Lounge Acts page at woxy. Hear Rogue Wave talk about space camp.

    How sexy are you?

    Or, well, how sexy is your job? Salary.com says...

    Tuesday, November 29, 2005

    Otto motive

    Today, a most unlikely endorsement for an auto shop. Not unlikely for the shop, just for how the endorsement came about.
    The shop is Tilden over on 11th and Speer in Denver. I went in for an oil change around 9 a.m. The car didn't get done til noon. And I'm still endorsing them.
    See, what happened was they told the new guy to change the oil, but he ended up taking out the transmission filter instead of the oil filter and draining the tranny fluid, not the oil. The shop manager broke the news to me that I would have to wait for a new transmission filter to arrive, but since it was their mistake, I would basically get a new transmission filter and fluid replaced free. Fair enough. Only I was sitting in the shop for such a blasted long time, the manager decided to give me the oil change free as well. More time passed. When I glanced at the clock and saw the little hand pass 11 and the big hand pass 6, the manager apologized yet again and said he was embarrased. I said, "No problem, I've enjoyed spending my morning with you," (kind of in the same tone that I told the drummer of DeNunzio, "No problem, I'm sure it was hard seeing the warning light...in bright red letters" after he drove my car around town with the emergency brake still on). And what do you know, the Tilden manager threw in two more free oil changes. So three hours for an oil change, but I'm ending up with three free oil changes plus a free transmission fluid/filter change, and Tilden has itself a repeat customer.
    So if you want an auto shop that actually cares about doing right by its customers, go to Tilden on 11th and Speer and make sure Marc is the manager taking care of you.

    Sunday, November 27, 2005

    Sunset at Huangshan












    photo by cnote

    Coverville

    I'd been looking everywhere to hear a clip of Snow Patrol doing Beyonce's "Crazy in Love." And wouldn't you know it, someone right here in Colorado came to the rescue. Coverville's archives also will help you find The Millions covering Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful" (they have Clem Snide's version and Elvis Costello too) and Local H doing Britney Spears' "Toxic." But what I really recommend is checking out Paul Anka doing his big band version of Oasis' "Wonderwall." Now if only they'd put up The Rugburns doing TLC's "Waterfalls" and Hobbs NM doing Tegan & Sara's "You Wouldn't Like Me."

    Bling

    Delicatessen has a coupon for 15 percent off items in stock at Gnat Designs in Cherry Creek in Denver, all except the diamonds. If you're doing holiday shopping for jewelry and could make good use of this, e-mail us at deli_magazine@yahoo.com and we'll give you the coupon.

    Wednesday, November 23, 2005

    Ski deals

    Colorado travelers, here's a great opportunity to earn yourself a lift ticket while you fly. There's lots of restrictions, so here it goes. If you're a frequent flier who buys a ticket at United.com between Oct. 28 and Feb. 7 for travel between Jan. 3 through Feb. 10, you can get a FREE lift ticket to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breck or Keystone. Considering Vail tix can top $70, that's not bad. You have to use the lift ticket by Feb. 15 though. We're mentioning this to you, Colorado, because you need to pass through Denver. Domestic flights only. Details

    (Denver-based Frontier has some deals too for Copper and Winter Park that can get you discounts on tix or at least some extra frequent flier miles.)

    Sunday, November 20, 2005

    Ang Lee in Denver

    A sold out Ellie Caulkins Opera House (that's 2,200+ seats) watched the premiere of Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain" last night in Denver at the Starz Denver International Film Festival, with filmgoers giving Lee a standing ovation when he was introduced before the screening and again afterward.
    Mayor John Hickenlooper presented the 51-year-old Lee with a lifetime achievement award, prompting Lee to comment that he's only made nine films so far and he hopes there are more. Then he said actually each of his films is like a life of its own, so he's had nine lives.
    Cast and crew watched the film three days earlier in Calgary. In Denver, Annie Proulx, whose short story inspired the film, and writers Larry McMurtry ("The Last Picture Show") and Diana Ossana, who adapted it for the screen, were with Lee for the premiere.
    Lee said he couldn't think of anything farther from his own experience than the story of the two gay ranch hands in Wyoming in "Brokeback Mountain." He had Proulx's short story in his head four years ago, before he took on "Hulk." He calls it "a great American love story" and that the material he chooses to do is usually something that wrenches his gut, that touches him in the bottom of his heart.
    When told that some in the audience cried during the movie, he expressed surprise because it was a masculine love story. "I thought it was very restrained. I was hoping people would be very quiet and hang their heads walking out!" He said he did cry though when he read Proulx's story.
    The film covers 20 years. Lee chose to use young actors and have them age through makeup and costumes. He says the actors were all good. "It's scary how good they are, and they're that young."
    Lee, born in Taiwan, says he has forever been an outsider _ a Taiwanese in China, an Asian in America as he studied at University of Illinois and NYU _ so he relates to characters seen as outsiders.
    He started his career writing three films, then started working on adaptations. "Sense and Sensibility" was his first work for hire. Usually he is involved in preproduction. He says a lot of his work scares him and thrills him. For S&S, he barely spoke any English. "I was 30 years behind everyone. That is not an ideal position to be directing. So that was very frightening."
    For "The Ice Storm," he said he had to recreate an era that most people wanted to forget. So he said that was scary. But he says it allowed him to create more of an artistic film.
    When he accepted his award, he said he hopes to forever be a film student. He says film is the way he understands humanity. He says he appreciates independent film, which is where he comes from, and where he is now after "Hulk." He says he's happy after "Brokeback Mountain" to see that this is also where his "claws" are.
    (He also got laughs when he thanked the crowd for applauding when he got the award --"you are so nice," -- and when he thanked the mayor -- "You are very nice" -- and loud applause when he said to the mayor "I hope a nice man like you can run for governor")

    Thanksgiving week

    This is a holiday week for many of you, but KEXP isn't slacking off. They're taking care of you with live in-studio appearances by:
    Tom Vek, 11/22, 4 pm MST
    Caribou, 11/25, 1 pm MST
    The Clientele, 11/26, 4 pm MST

    Thursday, November 17, 2005

    You be the judge

    Terrell Owens. ahaha.
    Should the Eagles cut him and let him keep playing elsewhere? Or should they be allowed to keep his sorry be-hind off the field the rest of the season? Reason would seem to dictate that the guy should at least be allowed to get a chance to play with another team. But the Eagles did go to the trouble of signing him, and once a guy of TO's caliber is on your team, it's nice to not only have him contribute to your scoring but also get the side benefit of keeping his talents away from everybody else in the league. So what do you think? Comments please.

    Monday, November 14, 2005

    Nano nano

    Want to win an iPod nano? If you're allowed to listen to online radio from work all day long, here's your chance.

    Ang Lee

    Director Ang Lee, known for "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "Eat Drink Man Woman" among others, is scheduled to be in Denver this Saturday night for the screening of his new film "Brokeback Mountain" (Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger star) at the Starz Denver International Film Festival. He'll get an award, he'll take questions, and you get to see the movie. At the brand new Ellie Caulkins Opera House downtown.

    We realize this event conflicts with the oh so retro Rocky Mountain Rollergirls bout, but look at it this way. If you don't get tix for either event soon, you won't be able to go to either one.

    Thursday, November 10, 2005

    The tears are falling!

    Boo-hoo! The NYC band My Favorite is no more! Details here Must go find a sleeve to wipe the tears.

    Tuesday, November 08, 2005

    New little radio

    Have you checked out the Little Radio web site lately? If you go, you'll see a logo by Shepard Fairey has taken the place of the happy cartoons and animation. More exciting stuff on the way, but we'll let you tune in to LR to figure out all the new stuff for yourself.

    p.s. Terrell Owens is a fool

    Monday, November 07, 2005

    Song of the week

    "Horizon" by Boston-based Ashby. This song is still lovely, years after it first came out. Get a clip of it here.

    Previous songs of the week:
    Paniolo , "Something So True" or "So Unkind"
    Silversun Pickups, "Kissing Families"
    Blusom, "Midnights&Mornings"
    My Favorite, "Burning Hearts"
    Nouvelle Vague, cover of "Just Can't Get Enough"
    The Wrens, "Hopeless." Lyrics
  • Matson Jones, "Welcome Back, Mr. Audiotechnica"
    Calla, "It Dawned On Me"
  • Saturday, November 05, 2005

    Hola

    Are you hep to the world? Try this.

    Thursday, November 03, 2005

    House and HOme

    Need a house? Need a wife? Well then. Check out www.housewithbride.com, where this jewelry artist is offering her home (and her-priceless-self thrown in!) for $600,000 to the right guy. Do you know what that means? Including divorce fees, you can get this house in Washington Park for under $1 million!

  • We'd say someone's gunning for her own reality show on VH1 or something, but that's just cynical
  • Saturday, October 29, 2005

    It's party o'clock

    Bling Kong, because one penniless, starving drummer isn't enough.
    From Brooklyn, this band has three drummers, four cheerleaders, a new album and tour dates, including one in Chicago tonight. Google it.

    Thursday, October 27, 2005

    Got you covered

    Just heard a White Stripes cover of Tegan and Sara's "Walking With a Ghost." Ha! Personally I thought it was terrible, but if you like it, Mike at woxy.com has details on how you can get it.
    One of my favorite covers: The Softies doing "Together Forever"

    Tuesday, October 25, 2005

    Snippets


    deli
    Originally uploaded by Delicatessen magazine.


    When it comes to spitters, Proof is one of the best. In the latest print edition of Delicatessen, D Tha Man talked to Proof, Eminem's bud and an MC in D12:

    Proof talks about his solo album, "Searching for Jerry Garcia":
    "I basically call it... what's that called when you go to a methadone clinic? Anyway they give drugs for you to ween you off heroin, right? That's the idea of going to the methadone clinic. So my attempt then (with) the Jerry Garcia sucker right here is to ween people off of hearing me with individuals all the time in a group, cuz they never really heard me solo. So my attempt at doing that is, I say, well, by my controlling my own record label and my dollar amount at the label, I'll have features with people I've always wanted to work with. So I figured combo stuff, like Method Man and B-Real on one song w/ me, me and MC Breed song or Nate Dogg, another member of D12 -- there's different things. So that way, the way you used to hear me, you can still kind of hear that but then you also get the solo feel of how I get down, where it's kinda me doing three verses. You never really get three verses of just Proof, you know what I'm sayin'? So that was my idea of it. Just create an atmosphere where those that used to hear me with everybody else could still hear me with everybody else plus the advantage of different people outside of the Shady Records camp that we never used to work with, you know what I'm sayin'. I'm bringing it all home. (That's) my ideal when I recorded."

    On the album title:
    "One thing that this industry is lacking is an artist's voice. Jerry Garcia was one of the last people that I can recall with the exception of Jimi Hendrix -- you had Jimi Hendrix, you had Janis Joplin, you had a lot of different people that were true artists. But where Jerry Garcia was unique is that he crossed different genres of music and dealt with different people, and he didn't really care about the record sales. He was out there for the people, you know what I'm sayin'? That's what a real artist is supposed to do. Artists is supposed to explain their art at any given time whenever they can, you know what I'm sayin'. And what I found from his demise is that he died from poor diet, stress and drugs, you know what I'm sayin'. And then to me, if somebody find one of those get his hands on that, you also get with Jerry Garcia, which is some of that Elvis (&) his demise come about. So that's what that's about. You can tell from the way I talk I'm intelligent."

    On the song title "Kurt Kobain":
    "Kurt Cobain, to me his death seems to me like a homicide. It doesn't seem like a suicide. That's something I wanted to speak about. So I was like well ... I dealed with a lot of different people influenced me in different ways. Like, for him to come from that Seattle area or whatever and create that, he really moved the whole culture there. When Kurt Cobain died, a lot of people committed suicide. That was a great voice. Again this is an artist. People that I really feel are artists I cater to and cling to."

  • Read more in the print edition of Delicatessen. Need a copy? Scout out downtown Denver, or send us an e-mail.
  • Sunday, October 09, 2005

    Song of the week

    It's been a while since we've posted a Song of the Week, so here's a bunch that should last you for a few weeks. Don't waste all your listens in one week. You may need these for a while.
  • Calla, "It Dawned On Me"
  • Son Hurt , "Something So True" or "So Unkind"
  • Silversun Pickups, "Kissing Families"
  • Matson Jones, "Welcome Back, Mr. Audiotechnica"
  • Blusom, "Midnights&Mornings"

    Go Broncos, in the rain
  • Friday, October 07, 2005

    Hawaiian cowboy

    Paniolo sounds good and they're supposed to be playing at 1515 tonight. Sample some songs on myspace. Enjoy.

    (Also tonight, Tony G in the Mile High City plays a c-h-i-l-l acoustic guitar set at 28th and Welton. It's also First Friday for art enthusiasts. What to do, what to do...)

    Tuesday, October 04, 2005

    At the movies

    Denver Press Club members and peeps in the Society of Professional Journalists can pick up passes for a free screening of George Clooney's film on Edward R. Murrow, "Good Night and Good Luck" on 10/11. Patricia Clarkson and Robert Downey Jr. also star. The screening of the black and white film is Tues., 10/11 at the Mayan. You can pick up passes at the SPJ mixer at the Denver Press Club this Thursday, 10/6, 6-8 p.m.

    Monday, October 03, 2005

    Delicatessen magazine


    deli
    Originally uploaded by Delicatessen magazine.
    It's here! The newest print edition is out in Denver, in shops on 13th, Colfax and elsewhere. E-mail us if you want a copy. In this edition in stories and photos:
  • Proof of D12 talks to Denver's D Tha Man
  • Little Radio
  • The Fantastic Plastic Machine
  • AirTroductions vs. Flight Club
  • Denver street art
  • Fall colors


    Eagle's Nest Wilderness
    Originally uploaded by cnote.
    From a hike in Breckenridge. I love Colorado!

    Thursday, September 29, 2005

    Chosen

    The Absolutely Kosher Records sampler arrived in my mailbox the other day. It had "Chosen" handwritten right on it in blue marker. How much more DIY can you get than that. I liked "Hopeless" by The Wrens and Pinback's song on there, "Microtonic Wave." But "In the Union of the Wine," by The Hidden Cameras is one of my favorites too! The Pidgeon song is good too. Really good.

    Tuesday, September 27, 2005

    The joys of broadband

    I'm normally not around to watch TV programs when they first run, and I don't have TiVo, so I thought I'd missed out on the first episode of Everybody Hates Chris. Thank goodness it's up at Google Video! I think it's my new favorite show. Watch it before the next episode runs Thursday, UPN.

    Monday, September 26, 2005

    Shoe gazers

    "Shyness is simply a human difference, a variation that can be a form of richness." So says Dr. Marco Battaglia of San Raffaele University in a Time article.
    Atlantic Monthly has more on caring for your introverted friends!
    (From www.kottke.org)

    Saturday, September 24, 2005

    Sat. evening post

    An AP story of note, on outsourcing surgery to Asia.

    College football Saturday

    Big surprise, Colorado lost to No. 12 Miami, but the score wasn't as bad as you might think, 23-3. CU coach Gary Barnett's last school, Northwestern, lost too. Grrr. It came down to the final two minutes. Northwestern should have run more time off the clock. Northwestern lost to Penn State, 34-29, after hopes of a miracle comeback in the final seconds dashed with an interception. I'm OK with Colorado losing. I wish Northwestern could've won one at home. ARRRGH! It's killing me. UVA still has a chance to win today, right? Right?!?

    Friday, September 23, 2005

    Greener pastures

    Read it to believe it. An Idaho weatherman leaves his job to do something new... (Click on "Go" to get to the article)

    Thursday, September 22, 2005

    Snippets

  • Listen to woxy.com at 11 a.m. MDT for a live performance by The National! TODAY
  • Little Radio's branching out again. Soon you will see Little Radio magazine (online), plus Little Radio Studio is just about to open, so it can record music and do CD duplication and all that. It's talking to a couple of bands right now to sign on.
  • Since then it's been a book you read in reverse / So you understand less as the pages turn
    _The Shins
  • As you may have heard, Steve Jobs is saying no to any price hike on iTunes.
  • Tuesday, September 20, 2005

    scrabble dabble

    One day, www.e-scrabble.com will return. In the meantime, Barn Ape Ted turned in a winning performance at a Scrabble tourney at Delicatessen headquarters last night, with the help of a bluff that no one caught. (For future reference, QUAT is NOT a word!) Carman could've won, if he'd challenged and played the bingo on his rack CONFESS, which he saw but couldn't see where to play. (Shameful, carman, shameful). Delicatessen shall hold more Scrabble bouts. Will keep you posted.

    Sunday, September 18, 2005

    KEXP

    KEXP has some great guests coming soon for in-studio performances:
    Mobius Band tomorrow (9/19) at 3 p.m. (Pacific),
    Nouvelle Vague 3 p.m. (Pacific) Tuesday (9/20)
    Silversun Pickups at 9 a.m. Pacific, 9/26
    Dungen 9 a.m. Pacific, Oct. 4
    There's quite a few more listed, so check it out

    Saturday, September 17, 2005

    Read it and weep

    The Daily Tar Heel's columnist Jillian starts off her Sept. 13 musings with the sentence, "I want all Arabs to be stripped naked and cavity-searched if they get within 100 yards of an airport." It enrages from there. I'm pointing this out only so you can read it yourself and post your comments, either here or at her column. Silence can be mistaken for agreement.

    Friday, September 16, 2005

    mixtape

    Little Radio samplers are like the best mix tape a friend could ever make you. The last one, passed out at SXSW, had gems from Feist, Silversun Pickups, Dungen, Viva Voce, and Giant Drag (20 bands in all!), and now that CMJ is upon us, the next Little Radio sampler is coming out. Denver's own Hobbs NM and Bright Channel are on it, plus Radio Control (with at least one member who fled Colorado), The National, and Stars of Track and Field, and of course more.

    Check out www.littleradio.com and click on the news cow for details.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2005

    Fashion

    Not only does Seattle's Utilikilts make man skirts with a patented pleat system, they're also hiring!
    Go here to see Utilikilts in action.

    asap

    A New York Times article on The Associated Press and its new service: Read it

    Sunday, September 11, 2005

    Movie time

    What did I discover on my jog/walk this morning: "Looking for Sunday" is filming in my neighborhood. 9th and Ogden. Then they'll be heading to the Bluebird.

    lalalalala

  • Fantasy footballers, brace yourselves for another backstabbing season of forsaking the Broncos just cuz you need Peyton, T.O. or some other fool to score you some more TDs. Broncos play Miami at 11 a.m. MDT

  • You've heard the tune; now watch the video:
    "Panda," by Dungen

  • While my co-worker and I were toiling away Saturday night, the office landlord was throwing a youth tennis fund-raising par-tay outside. So in addition to Del the Funky Homosapien's "Mistadobalina" running through my head, there was also the broadcast of the U.S. Open women's final booming from the courtyard. They offered us free booze and eats. I opted for the free tiramisu. Three pieces. Thank you.

  • The Dave Matthews Band/Neville Brothers benefit concert for hurricane victims is Monday night at Red Rocks
  • Monday, September 05, 2005

    Labor Day

    What more appropriate city to fly into on Labor Day than DE'-troit? And that is in fact what I'm doing. I'm taking Frontier, which offers live TV for a few minutes for free or for the whole flight for $5. Thus I'll be closing my eyes the first 15 minutes of the flight _ shutting them tight! _ like Indy in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" when he's tied to that post, or else Frontier is going to suck me in with some inane program that I saw free for a few moments and simply must pay $5 to see how it ends. Happy Labor Day.

    Thursday, September 01, 2005

    Things to do, 9/1

    This is late, but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention D Tha Man is performing at Herman's Hideaway tonight as part of "The Moovement" Hip Hop Showcase. I'm thinking that's a reference to Denver as cow town, but we won't mention that. 1578 S. Broadway. Email us if you need a free ticket.

    Monday, August 29, 2005

    Help out

    You can help Hurricane Katrina victims, even from Colorado. Training sessions start today in Denver if you want to volunteer with the American Red Cross Mile High Chapter to take calls from victims looking for help. Call (303) 607-4750 for info.

    Details

    monday, monday

    Have the mondays got you down? You might remember us telling you about k-os. Here's a kick-em-in-da-butt video for you, if you've got the patience to download something.

    Saturday, August 27, 2005

    State Fair

    Guess who opened the Colorado State Fair. Hoobastank. Hooba-stinky-stank. Hahahahaha! Get New Pornographers, Dungen or Missy Elliott to open and I'll rush on down to Pueblo and meet you.

    Friday, August 26, 2005

    Changes for iTunes?

    The New York Times says there's pricing pressure on Mr. Jobs.

    Smoking Popes

    The Smoking Popes are playing a reunion show! Live at The Metro in Chicago for the Flower15 Festival, seven years after they went kaput. Nov. 11

    Tuesday, August 23, 2005

    Song of the week

    Past weeks:
    My Favorite, "Burning Hearts"
    Nouvelle Vague, cover of "Just Can't Get Enough"

    This week:
    The Wrens, "Hopeless." Lyrics

    Death Cab

    If you're a Death Cab for Cutie fan, woxy.com gives you a chance to win the new album this week. Just listen in.

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  • Monday, August 22, 2005

    Monday

    It's a new day, a new week, let's be happy.

  • White men can't dance
  • Sunday, August 21, 2005

    Sad day

    Saturday night coverage of Hunter S. Thompson's memorial was wrapping up, only for us to find out 49ers lineman Thomas Herrion collapsed in the locker room after the Broncos game. Got word not so long ago that he has died.

    He played for Utah (in college).

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  • Saturday, August 20, 2005

    Gonzo

    Tonight's the night. Hunter S. Thompson's ashes get blown into the air.
    Read more

    Friday, August 19, 2005

    etc., etc.

    Grayskul plays at the Larimer Lounge tomorrow. ... Here's something weird. Best Buy over there near Colorado and I-25 is having local bands play at noon tomorrow (Saturday). Perhaps these things are normal, but strip malls and traffic keep me away from that whole area, so it's news to me. Qwest is a co-sponsor. At least it's free. Le Boom is supposed to play. ... Danger Girl bass player Richard Castaldo (see "Bowling for Columbine") is moving to California. Danger Girl says he's going to go back to school and get into the music scene there. ...

    Wednesday, August 17, 2005

    Where's George

    We've been touched by the Where's George project!
    We wouldn't have known except the dollar bill we got as change from the coffee shop at 16th and Blake was stamped with the project's name. We entered the bill's serial number into the Where's George Web site and figured out our dollar bill was once used to pay at a lemonade stand in someone's yard and it also visited the Waterfront Restaurant in Maui. I wish I had visited the Waterfront Restaurant in Maui.

    Tuesday, August 16, 2005

    Lion dance


    Ten pins

    Lucky Strike is naughty! Went bowling there in the Denver Pavilions last night (104, yessss!) Usually when I go, the ladies bathroom is completely empty, but last night it was full. I went in a stall and while nature called, I happened to glance down at the shiny, shiny black floor, and it had been scrubbed so clean, you could see the reflections of all the ladies next to you, also with nature calling. Naughty!

    Monday, August 15, 2005

    Song of the week

    Our last song of the week, "Burning Hearts" by My Favorite, was a big hit (although I know some of you are too shy to say so on the blog but thanks for e-mailing.) This next one is a new take on an old favorite. I'll let the band and the song be a pleasant surprise. Thanks to yuppster.com for the link. Click here, and hit the little fast forward button once for Track #2. Tell us what you think!

    Wednesday, August 10, 2005

    One part creepy, one part cool

    I checked out Amazon's new map gadget http://maps.a9.com as part of research for work. If you live in one of a select 20 cities or so (including Denver), you can punch in an address on the web site (don't forget to include the city and state) and street-level photos of that address or neighborhood will pop up. Kind of cool, until my coworker noticed that the picture of our office includes her car. And the photo was taken without her knowledge by the maps.a9.com crew, a team of photo snapping people.

    Tuesday, August 09, 2005

    Pimp the Prelude

    The last post mentioned dad's choice in news anchors, so here's another quick dad story. He gave away his nearly 20-year-old rusty Honda Prelude to charity last winter, only to tell me months later, "I wasn't thinking. I should have tried to get it on `Pimp My Ride.'" Dad, 61, wanted to put a pinball machine in the trunk. Could have been groundbreaking television.

    Monday, August 08, 2005

    Peter Jennings

    The world loses a stately Canadian. Peter Jennings, my dad's news anchor of choice, died Sunday night. He announced he had cancer in April. ABC immediately cut to a news special with video clips from Jennings' career, delaying the local news on the ABC affiliate in Denver. ABC News posted the update on its Web site and had a full-blown feature there for the next morning.

    Saturday, August 06, 2005

    Hobbs watch

    THE HOBBS, NM INTERVENTION, 1515 MARKET ST. --- TONIGHT
    The Hobbs, N.M. Intervention is infiltrating LoDo (here in Denver). Not so long ago Aaron Hobbs was downing Long Island ice teas at 1515 Market St. Tonight he's there to play some tunes. It's not to be missed. I will be working tonight to pay off my last vacation, but if any of you go to the show and want to comment on how it was, please do. Toodle-loo

    Tuesday, August 02, 2005

    Conner

    Conner, featured in a previous print edition of Delicatessen, just did a four-date mini-tour opening for The Killers. Nice gig, boys. They've finally stuck themselves up on MySpace, but they also have their own site with music clips and everything.

    Monday, August 01, 2005

    Fightin' words

    One of the Denver rags called an article I wrote "puffy." The author went on to use some hard, cold non-puffy facts that first appeared in MY reporting for their own article. Perhaps they are upset that I wrote my piece back in April, and they just ran theirs _ in JULY.

    Sunday, July 31, 2005

    DESIwear

    As you might have guessed from previous posts, we took a trip to Ca-na-da. Our last trip to Toronto turned up Desi Wear _ fashion that calls itself the world's only south Asian inspired urban clothing line. It has a message, it's environmentally aware and it looks good. We're partial to the hats. E-mail us if you want the password that will get you 20 percent off.

    Thursday, July 28, 2005

    Let the sun shine

    A provision in the energy bill approved by the House today would extend daylight savings time for four weeks, although not til 2007. So trick-or-treating while it's still light...can you imagine?
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  • Tuesday, July 26, 2005

    People power

    "I don't want to vote for Kerry in the next election. I want to vote for one of you m&*^%$#!" -- Nas, from the stage of the universal lending pavilion

    Monday, July 25, 2005

    hi, stranger

    Some things have changed since you last came 'round. Go ahead, look about. Find a new photo or two. And leave a comment. Someone will write back.

    Those Canadians

    Or Caribbeans. Try on k-os (born in the Caribbean, based in Toronto) and The Love Song.

    Here's the video.

    Friday, July 22, 2005

    Sunday, July 17, 2005

    song of the week

    "Burning Hearts" From NYC's My Favorite ... you're welcome.

    Saturday, July 16, 2005

    little radio

    Little Radio has already invaded cyberspace with its broadcasts. Now Dave Conway's experiment is invading Denver, broadcasting the Brian Jonestown Massacre/Warlocks shows from the Larimer Lounge live for listeners 'round the world. What could be next for L.A.-based Little Radio? Wait and see. It's only a matter of time.

    Friday, July 15, 2005

    Proof


    Eminem and Proof
    Originally uploaded by c-note.

    Delicatessen checked out the Anger Management tour last night, courtesy of D Tha Man. Lots of boobs, lots of thongs, whole arena smelled like weed. Meanwhile, Proof of D12 says he's looking for a band to work with: some people to help him rock something you've NEVER heard before, a little Jamiroquai and a little Rage Against the Machine, he says. Just keeping you posted. The next print edition of Delicatessen will have more.

    Tuesday, July 05, 2005

    Fun and games

    Got some links to keep you busy til our next post. Check 'em out on the right...

    Thursday, May 19, 2005

    Welcome

    Delicatessen is on the Web!
    The print edition is working on putting out the third issue this summer. In the meantime, if you're looking for old copies of Delicatessen, issues 1 and 2, e-mail deli_magazine@yahoo.com and we'll see if we can hook you up. Stay tuned....more fun stuff is heading to this site soon...