Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Bring on the horror. It's Halloween!

For connoisseur's of the macabre, October is a month for celebrations.  Costume parties, scary stories, bonfires, haunted houses, haunted corn mazes, and horror movie marathons are always plentiful during the month leading to the festival of Samhein.  Here are my recommendations of scary stuff to do during this week, and my pics for movie rentals.  I'll update this next week with a new batch of fun things to scare yourself with.

Shaun Of the Dead
Academy Theater
9:40 PM, nightly
Haunted Corn Maze
Sauvies Island
-Awesome, scary corn maze!  Wanna get chased through a corn maze by zombies, you might find a shack to hide in, but watch out for the dude with the chainsaw hiding in there too!  Go at night, and get ready to scream!  7 PM - 10 PM, reservations are recommended!
 The Blob, 1988
Laurelhurst Theater
9:50 PM, nightly

DVD - Highly recommend Trick R' Treat (2007) for Halloween viewing.  It gives a satirical nod to horror movies and Halloween urban legends, yet remains scary, gory, and oh so ghoulish.  Done in a similar style as classic's Creepshow and the original Tales from the Crypt.  Check it:

Friday, October 14, 2011


This year's garden harvest was pretty amazing!

34 bulbs of garlic, 1 elephant weighing in at 13 oz
8 lbs Tomatillos
28 lbs Tomatoes (Black Prince, Sweet Olive, Sugar Lump, Yellow Pear, Brandywine, Anais Noire, Roma)
4 lbs Potatoes
1 lb 3 oz Carrots
3 lb Onion
6 oz Peas
10 lb 3 oz Cucumbers
17 lb 8 oz Zucchini
6 lb 3 oz Summer Squash
6 lb Butternut Squash
15 lb Asian Pears
2 lb Strawberries
5 lb Centennial Hops
Unlimited Rhubarb, Chard, Kale, Arugula, Radicchio, Basil,  & Rosemary.
Average egg production - 15 eggs per week.

So far lots of pickling, freezing of tomatoes, tomatillos, and hops.  I've made two batches of Fresh Hop Ale, one with 3 lbs of freshly picked Huckleberries from Mt. Saint Helens, also made Asian Pear wine, and we have feed ourselves through the summer and into the fall with limited reliance on having to purchase any produce from the MAN.  Invest in a garden, know your food suckas!

Monday, August 15, 2011


This Tuesday, come drink The Rapture - Urban Farmhouse Ale with me!  A spicy, slightly hoppy Saison I brewed at Coalition Brewing Co. for part of their Coalator program.  A great way for a home brewer to see how things are done at one of PDX's best craft breweries and get their beer out to the public!  Awesome folks and awesome beers at Coalition.  Come by for a pint or two tomorrow anytime after 6 PM, there is only 10 gallons, so get it while you can!!!!!

If you interested in learning more about the Coalator program, check it here:!!


Pickle party!  My wife and I made a plethora of sweet cucumber pickles, sweet & spicy pickled squash, garlic dill pickles and tomatoes, pickled rhubarb, and pickled zucchini!  All dill seed, dill, tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, garlic, squash, cucumbers, zucchini, & rhubarb we grew in our garden.  11 jars of pickle varieties in all.  Grow your own food, do not support the processed food system, unless it's local!!!!! 

Friday, August 12, 2011


Hey there Portland, come see SAM HUMANS & THE LIGHT for some good timezzzz!  We're playing at the Woods this Saturday, August 13th along with PAPER / UPPER / CUTS, SILIAN RAIL, & SUMMER DARLING!  Good summer fun times at the Woods!!!!

paper / upper / cuts: http://boomarmnation.com/2011/07/22/illa-killa-yellow-space/

Check it!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


I gotta gets me an El Camino!!!  Send pictures if you find any for sale, I'm debating whether to start a blog devoted to my search for the perfect ride!!!!!!


In the midst of 3 weeks of intense production work, I managed to get out for a night to rock to see my bro Papi in PAPER / UPPER / CUTS for his yellow colored vinyl release of ILLA KILLA YELLOW SPACE!  It rulez, and here is a picture of Papi jamming the flute at his show.  A true showman, Papi brought the house down that night!  Somehow he managed a one handed drum solo, completely in time, while blasting a tuba!!!  Check out a jam here:


I've been weighing out all of the produce I harvest from my garden o' plenty.  I'll have the final numbers as summer draws to a close in another month or so.  Feast on this!


My Centennial hops are blowing up!  Can't wait to start brewing with these in a month or so!