Thursday, July 30, 2009

How 'bout some Detroit Music from the Raider's TV Show

With both Paul Revere and Mark Lindsay doing the MC duties

I was trying to find a video with the Bob Seeger playing a Telecaster through a Leslie Cabinet
but found this clip from "Where the Action Is"

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

As the racers head in to Paris

I've had a great time watching this year's Tour de France.
Congrats to Contador on his victory (today's stage is mostly ceremonial)
Congrats to Lance for making the podium after 4 years off.
Thanks go out to Lance also for bringing so many fans to the race and
for all the money he's raised for his Foundation for Cancer Survivors.

Fun to watch the race in real time on TV in the morning with all the other race
fans following on the internet. And it has been a blast to present the 5pm
Race Replay for the bike pals at the Lakeside Lounge.

It was fun to watch Contador fly and to watch Lance use his head to
stay in the race but my favorite image from this tour has to be this
shot of the exhausted Russian racer Serguei Ivanov just after he had scored the first big stage win
of his entire career battling his way up the mountain on Stage 14.


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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

TdF isn't the only thing going on in July/New Studio-New Website

The Tour de France isn't the only thing going on in July but it has been a good
one and it is getting better. Today's stage in the Alps was pretty darn exciting.
Watched this morning live then watched the daily 5pm Race Replay again at the Lakeside
with 40 cycling fans who all got a kick out of watching Lance (yeah, we can
refer to him with one name) play 'team player' helping race leader/teamate
Alberto Contador.

lance takes contador through a snow tunnel Lance leads Astana teammate and current TdF leader Contador through an Alpine snow tunnel at over 55 mph

Also this month I've been working on a new website for the new location of Cowboy Technical Services.
Check it out. I used iWeb and tried to keep it clean so you could read it on your phone if that happens
to be how you roll. We have a CTS Recording Blog on that site too. I've just started it but I'm gonna sorta rate
the our new favorite lunch spots.

new cowboytech

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

a rave and a rant

First the rave....

Here's the Rotella (Prosciutto di Parma rolls with Arugula, Roasted Pepper, & Smoked Mozzarella) appetizer from Posto on 18th and 2nd.


It was fantastic. That is a pesto sauce these tasty little sushilike rolls are perched upon. I'm looking forward
to doing my own knockoff version of this one at home. I think the key will be building the roll then leaving it
in the fridge for a while as I sharpen my knife to be able to cut through it without smashing it.

Now the rant...

And this is not directed at Posto but rather at too many other restaurants in the East Village and NYC in general.
If you don't have a dance floor then turn the fucking music down! And while you are at it gimme some light so
I can read your menu.

Rant over:)

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Sunday, July 05, 2009

Busier than a cranberry merchant

"Busier than a cranberry merchant" is an expression my Grandmother used to use. It always baffled
my sister and I. Far as I can tell cranberries don't have a due date on 'em?

Anyway, been very busy at the new Cowboy Technical Services with a lot of mixing. We finished mixing Ted Morris's debut record from Stockholm and headed over to the historic Pencil Factory Building in Greenpoint to master the stuff with Paul Gold at Salt Mastering.


After we got Ted's master all tweaked out we did the final sequencing on the upcoming New Heathens record titled "Hello Disaster" then as we were quite hungry from all this tweaking we headed back to Williamsburg for dinner.

It has been raining every few hours here for the last 7 weeks but riding in the pouring rain is no problem
when you have Peter Lugers as your destination

The Rocky Track locked up out front of Lugers.

Paul, Tim Hatfield and I proceeded with the Lugers experience.
Rolls with Luger sauce

followed by the Lugers version of a salad

I'd never had the Lugers bacon before. I think it may have been oven cooked. Fantastic.
Lugers Bacon

Steak for 3
lugers steakI didn't get a picture of the Lugers hash browns because knives and forks were flying at that point

And some streudel

I've said it before but Lugers aging process of their Porterhouse really brings out the difference in taste between the rib and tenderloin sides of the steak.

Back to more mixing this week with a great band from Cleveland called Robbing Mary and a fun gig with Chip Robinson and the Roscoe Trio the other night at the Lakeside.

Busier than a cranberry merchant.

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