Monday, April 21, 2008

For the health food nuts...

I was finally in the Greenway Plaza area on Saturday and craving a cold sweet I stopped at Berripop.  The frozen yogurt tastes like actual yogurt and isn't loaded with sugar like TCBY.  There are four different soft serve flavors and more mixin's than marble slab!  Of course there are the unhealthy options like Oreos, Heathbar, etc.  There's also Cap'n Crunch and Fruity Pebbles to top your cup o' goodness.  I decided to go with the pomegranate and raspberry topped with almonds...delich!!  It reminds me of this place, Counter Culture, that I used to love when I lived in Baton Rouge. 

So far the only location is on Richmond @ Westlayan in the strip mall with about twenty other eating establishments....Oporto, Collinas, some Thai place...  The good thing is that its designed for franchise who's gonna open one in my neighborhood???

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

ACL 2008 Lineup!!

It's official and the countdown till 3 days of pure musical bliss is ON! Upon first glance, I was a little worried....but after looking at the complete list....I'm beyond excited!! Let's just hope that there are no stints in rehab, anxiety issues or illnesses during the last weekend of September.

Here's the lineup:

And here are my "must sees":

  • Stars (My favorite band at the them LOOOOVE THEM!)
  • Foo Fighters
  • Beck
  • The Raconteurs
  • Gnarls Barkley
  • Conor Oberst
  • N.E.R.D.
  • Tegan & SAra
  • Iron & Wine (!!!!!)
  • Band Of Horses (Soooo excited about finally seeing them!)
  • The Swell Season (For those of you who have seen and love the movie "Once"'s THEM!)
  • Okkervil River
  • HOT CHIP (I'm gonna dance my butt off just like LCD Soundsystem last year!)
  • Duffy (She sounds like Amy Winehouse, minus the crack addiction)
  • Jose Gonzales
  • Jamie Lidell
  • MGMT
  • M. Ward
  • Yeasayer
  • Louis XIV
  • CITY & COLOUR (Their live tracks rock...can't wait to see them in person!) I know that I probably won't be able to see every single act, but I'm going to give it a shot. Last year I thought I would be the only crazy one with a highlighted & printed out schedule...nope....there were lots of other crazy people there doing the same thing. Now I just need to book our awesome hotel that supplied us with candy to take to the fest....and fresh baked cookies for us every night when we got back! Best hotel ever....

Who are you looking forward to seeing....and who's comin' to party with the Brandie, Richie and Jesse crew??

"Ain't no party like the ACL party, cuz the ACL party don't stop!" - The Gospel Singers at the 2007 Fest

Monday, April 7, 2008

ACL Lineup Preview

Every year the folks at the Austin City Limits festival find a creative and exciting way to give a sneak peak at the lineup. I love it, but it drives me a little crazy every time... This year is a mashup of tunes from 29 of the 130 artists that will perform:

So far I've noticed the following acts:
Hot Chip
Duffy (yeah!)
Siversun Pickups
Gnarls Barkley
Neko Case
The Raconteurs
Jamie Lidell
Del The Funky Homosapien
Okkerville River
Octopus Project
Heartless Bastards
Robert Earl Keen
Kate Nash
Man Man

Take a listen and let me know if you hear anyone else!! I was really hoping to hear Radiohead....twice in one year...amazing! Coldplay's new album comes out in June and it would be pretty terrific if they joined the lineup.

I'm pretty psyched about MGMT, Del, Gnarls, Hot Chip, DUFFY, and NERD!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

You've Got The Right Stuff...Baby!!

Yes Donnie...drugs DO suck!

Gents, please skip this column and turn your head as you roll your eyes. IS official and it is also my Friday off, so no worries that I will be watching the Today Show this Friday, April 4th to see the New Kids On The Block hangin' tough!!! Who knows what the announcement will be....and so what if it's going to be a disaster...I'm still excited and will be cheering on any comeback.,,20187202,00.html

The NKOTB website also has a countdown, but nothing else. For some reason this countdown has me almost as excited as the countdown till the ACL lineup is released this month.

OMG...I still can't believe the Joey, Jordan, Jon, Danny and Donnie are going to make a comeback. It's like a dream come true....and completely nostalgic. Speaking of nostalgic..."Alvin & the Chipmunks" comes out on DVD today! Maggie and I watched it on the plane ride back from Paris and we definitely were the only people LOL'ing in our area....and the guy in front of Maggie may have looked back to watch me laugh every time there was a joke :) "Ooooh eeee oooo ah ah...ting tang walla walla bing BANG!"