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August 3, 2008 at 10:59am

Dinner with DeRosa

STEPH DEROSA: HOTROD-A-RAMA >>>

Dinnerbuzzars2308 Hotrod-A-Rama was where it was AT this weekend.  Thank goodness for the Marty Campbell and Buzzard Discs for adopting the Volcano Lounge, or else I would have nowhere else to host this week’s Dinner with DeRosa.  It wasn’t after I used his private restroom 15 times (damn Pabst Blue Ribbon) that I realized he was keeping tally and going to ask me to return the favor by buying him an equal amount of drinks.

I’m hoping that Marty will once again let us use his private restroom as we embark on another Hotrod-A-Rama themed Dinner with DeRosa.

Dinnerlindseysilver2308_2 Friday night’s Hotrod-A-Rama party at The Swiss gave me an ample reminder of old college days, beer soaked floors, sweaty drunk men, and crowded bars.  There was no band-aid to repair anyone’s busted body bubble as asses were accidentally groped and elbow checks were to be had left and right.  Fortunately there were numerous familiar faces, such as my good friend Lindsey Silver.  Lindsey and I together have survived being in Packwood, Wash., at the epicenter of an earthquake, fights over fund-raisers, and many drunken nights.  She will definitely be in attendance for this week’s DWD.

Dinnershawnwheelock2308 Shawn Wheelock was in the house Friday night for sure.  Hell, he was in the house and around the house all weekend at the Hotrod-A-Rama.  Thank you Shawn for the fantastic hugs, positive smiles, and all the exhausting work you put into the event to make it so incredible.  I’d love for you to be a part of our imaginary dinner this week.  Pretty please, would you?

Dinnerfartsotoole2308 Just as the crowd was at it’s thickest, and the stench of body sweat began to permeate your clothes â€" Farts O’Toole steps up to plate. We’re pretty sure Mr. O’Toole was the culprit in clearing the room Friday night at The Swiss.  A reeking odor of rotten eggs and worm-infested cantaloupe singed our nose hairs as our gag reflexes started to kick in.  Farts O’Toole tried his hardest to play innocent and look around as though he was disgusted as well, but you’re not fooling us.  You’re invited this week to dinner because you’re pretty darn good-looking, but don’t show up empty handed when we open the door.  You better be packin’ the Gas-X in your back pocket, brother.

Dinnerhotdog2308 The Red Hot wasn’t the only hot dog game in town this weekend.  Look at these dogs!  This tiny lady carrying a heaping plate of large wieners was instantaneously a picture I needed to take.  We’re chowing on those suckers for dinner this week.  Unless they give Mr. O’Toole gas, then he gets none.

Dinnerdonnableed2308 Donna Bleed and MyTai Smashya of Tacoma’s very own Dockyard Derby Dames will be in attendance.  Why?  Because they kick ass.  That’s the only reason I need.

Dinnersuewalla2308 Lastly, and most importantly, Sue Walla will be dining with us this week.  I’m honored to have had the conversation I had with her seeing as how she is the mom of Chris Walla, Death Cab For Cutie’s guitarist.   As some of you may know, I am not a fan of the band.  It’s even become a running joke that I dislike their sound.  Even after Sue became aware of this, she still talked to me with nothing but grace, compassion, and understanding.  I can’t even begin to tell you what positive light her words brought, and what they meant to me.  The respect I have for this woman, and the newfound respect I have for Death Cab For Cutie, is immeasurable.  No, their tunes still don’t strike the right personal chords in my heart â€" but as musicians and human beings I have gained nothing but a newborn admiration for this little Seattle band called Death Cab for Cutie.

Mangiamo!

Filed under: Events, Music, Steph DeRosa, Tacoma,

August 3, 2008 at 12:48pm

Tacoma Photo of the Day

Filed under: Photo of the Day, Tacoma,

August 3, 2008 at 3:12pm

I was MOVED

STEPH DEROSA: MLKBALLET PERFORMANCE >>>

Moveopening I attended one of the most powerful and intimate performances I’ve ever been to.  This past Friday night my mother in law relished in the beautiful talent of MLKBallet’s MOVE!

Pieces were done with raw tomatoes, passionate music, and southern-Americana undertones.  Attitude was classic, yet contemporary while artists from younger to more mature stepped into the light.  Kate Monthy and crew, thank you for giving me a visual vacation.  Thank you also for all your inspiration, and for providing Tacoma with its only no-cost ballet school.

LINK: MOVE! photos on Photo Hot Spot

Filed under: Culture, Steph DeRosa, Tacoma,

August 3, 2008 at 8:36pm

Flickr Post of the Day


DSC_1496, originally uploaded by thareesa.

August 4, 2008 at 6:52am

Calendar Girl

SUZY STUMP: 5 THINGS TO DO TODAY >>>

10 A.M.: Train enthusiasts embody both the history (choo-choo trains, cow catchers, waving handkerchiefs from the platform) and the future (mass transit, commuter rails, park and ride) of transportation. Further study of their beliefs and practices is encouraged- try, for example The West the Railroads Made, the Washington State History Museum's salute to the tracks and equipment from the Great Northern, Northern Pacific and Union Pacific railroads beginning in the 1840s. Climb aboard here.

10 A.M.: All juried shows are alike: a few outstanding artworks, a whole bunch of so-so stuff, and a few really bad pieces. The sixth annual juried art exhibit at The Gallery at Tacoma Community College is no exception. Read the good stuff here.

6 & 8:30 P.M.: In The Last Mistress, a passionate and explicit film about sexual obsession, everything pauses for a scene depicting a marriage. It is 1835, in a church in Paris. Vows are exchanged between Ryno de Marigny, a notorious young libertine, and the high-born Hermangarde, whose wealth will be a great comfort to the penniless Ryno. The film opens with two gossipy old friends wondering why the Marquise de Flers would sacrifice her beloved granddaughter to this rake. Watch it at The Grand Cinema.

9 P.M.: Check out the fresh faced kids called the Bombadil Project, who write songs about subjects like, how Jesus can change your life, andgetting a job at McDonalds,a according to MySpace. They take the Eastside Club stage with Paleface, Danny Kelly, and Mark Eckert.

9 P.M.: Give Tacoma a microphone and a live band, and you have Rockaraoke at Jazzbones every Monday night. Fun is always had by all, and booze is consumed at an alarming pace.

LINK: Viva South Sound arts and entertainment calendar
LINK: Live music and DJs tonight

August 4, 2008 at 7:09am

Why not to be a chef

JAKE DE PAUL: THE MORNING BREW >>>

Themorningbewcup 1. Apricots: fuzzy logic (New York Times)

2. Wine picks of the day (Wine Spectator)

3. Why not to be a chef (New York Magazine)

LINK: Weekly Volcano restaurant reviews
LINK: South Sound Restaurant Guide

Filed under: Food & Drink,

August 4, 2008 at 7:37am

Pabst, twang and rods

RON SWARNER: HOTROD-A-RAMA PHOTOS >>>

Hotrodarama Tacoma's Hotrod-A-Rama this weekend was a spectacular and thrilling event that combined traditional hot rods with superior slap and twang bands in and around Tacoma's Swiss Pub. Check out our photos here.

Filed under: Events, Photo Hot Spot, Tacoma,

August 4, 2008 at 9:30am

Brummagem claims

BOBBLE TIKI: BREAKFAST WITH BOBBLE TIKI >>>

THE DAILY WORDBobbleherbancafe

Brummagem \BRUHM-uh-juhm\, adjective:
Cheap and showy, tawdry; also, spurious, counterfeit.

USAGE EXAMPLE:  As the police officer approached Bobble Tiki’s pedal paddle boat, all Bobble Tiki could offer were brummagem claims of sobriety.

MORNING NEWS

TACOMA: Roads in Lakewood need care, money

OLYMPIA: The things people do to sell houses

SEATTLE: Internet superhero

UNITED STATES: Republicans plan to turn Obama into Dewey

ENVIRONMENT: Obama changes course on off shore drilling

JUST BIZARRE: Gang of tweens

MORE STRANGE NEWS: The return of Schlitz

THINGS TO DO TODAY
FILM LISTINGS: Look here
MUSIC LISTINGS: Here’s what’s happening
SHOOT THE SHIT: Weekly Volcano forums

Filed under: Music, News To Us, Olympia, Screens, Tacoma,

August 4, 2008 at 12:49pm

Tacoma Photo of the Day

Filed under: Photo of the Day, Tacoma,

August 4, 2008 at 1:40pm

Feud up in smoke

BOBBLE TIKI: LIGHT UP AMERICA >>>

Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong have put their feud on hold and will take their irreverent, satirical, counter-culture comedy routines on the road again with a stop at Seattle's Paramount Theatre Nov. 29. The Light Up America tour tickets â€" $45.50 to $59.50 â€" will go on sale Friday, Aug. 8 through Ticketmaster outlets.

When does the box office open Friday?

You guessed it â€" 4:20 p.m.

Filed under: Concert Alert,

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