Tuesday, March 24, 2009

South By Southwest Music Picks for 2009

As any of you who have seen my status messages on Facebook or my Tweets may know, I downloaded the entire SXSW song library torrent and have been posting my top favorites on my blip.fm page. There are some real gems but it is a lot of work to separate the wheat from the chaff. I listened to all 1252 songs and picked out my 104 favorites. I found out that you can copy and paste the song list from itunes into excel. So here is my list in alphabetical order. I'm not sure how to find these songs on the SXSW website. But from what I understand they are all available to for individual download.

Update- I see you can download each artists song by clicking on their profile page on the SXSW schedule here- http://sxsw.com/music/shows/schedule
NPR also has a 10 song sampler available on itunes

Ace Enders - Reaction
Adam Heldring - OK Goodbye
Adam Stephens (of Two Gallants) - Lead in our Lungs
Alaska in Winter - Berlin
Alberta Cross - The Thief & The Heartbreaker
Alela Diane - White As Diamonds
Alessi Laurent-Marke - The Horse
Ali Harter - Grandpa
All Get Out - Water And God
ambeR Rubarth - Rough Cut
Amy LaVere - Killing Him
Anathallo - The River
Angus & Julia Stone - Mango Tree
Anthony Snape - Sunday
Arsenal - Estupendo
Artefacts For Space Travel - Recoup
Arts the Beatdoctor - Arts The Beatdoctor - The Anthem (feat. Pete Philly)
Astrid Williamson - I Am The Boy For You
B. Dolan - Heart Failure
Balmorhea - San Solomon
Baskery - One Horse Down
BeauSoleil - I Spent All My Money Loving You
Bedouin Soundclash - Walls Fall Down
Ben Jelen - Ex-sensitive
Blacklisted Individuals - Fist Full Of Strife
Blind Pilot - Go On, Say It
Blue King Brown - Moment Of Truth
Bogart and the Addictives - Woman in Uniform
Brooke Waggoner - Live for the Sounds
Bryan Scary and The Shredding Tears - Imitation of the Sky
Canopy - Everybody Trips A Little Now and Then
Capsula - Run Run Run (Velvet Underground Tribute)
Caracol - L'amour est un tricheur
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Cornbread And Butter Beans
Caroline Herring - Paper Gown
Cary Brothers - Ride
Castledoor - Dumpster Diving
Chris T-T - A-Z
Cobra Krames - Back To Life
Dear and the Headlights - I'm Not Crying. You're Not Crying, are you?
Delhi 2 Dublin - Apples
Dlugokecki - barricades
Elliott Brood - Write It All Down For You
Fastball - Always Never
Fol Chen - Cable TV
Good Old War - Coney Island
Gomez - Airstream Driver
Haley Bonar - Big Star
HoneyHoney - Little Toy gun
Hyperpotamus - A Melancholy Hyppo
In Stereo (perCeptie & Kapabel) - Dag
Jen Lane - Grey Skies
Landon Pigg - Falling In Love At a Coffee Shop
Laura Gibson - Spirited
Lisa Hannigan - Lille
Mad Juana - Keep on Walking
Madi Diaz - Nothing At All
Magic Magic - Sleepy Lion
Marching Band - Make No Plans
Marco Benevento Trio - Atari
Marli - Dirt
The Matches - Wake the Sun
Matt Hires - Honey, Let Me Sing You A Song
Melissa Auf der Maur - Followed the Waves
Milow - You Don't Know
Miniature Tigers - Cannibal Queen
Muck and the Mires - Doreen
Nelo - Jumping Bean
Oliver Future - Happiness Machine
Oxe - A Roda
Pato Fu - Nada Original
Plouen Catximbes - La Blanca
The Poison Arrows (IL) - Casual Wave
Pompeii - Rabbit Ears
Pop Levi - Never Never Love
Porter Davis - Smack You Back
The Pragmatic - Circles
Pretty & Nice - Tora Tora Tora
Princeton - The Waves
Quaff - kurabe
Rachel Goodrich - Little Brass Bear
Radioclit - Kamphopo
The Republic Tigers - Buildings & Mountains
The She Creatures - she creatures invade
Skavenjah - El Ritmo de la Vida
SpecialThanks - You say GOOD BYE
Sprengjuhollin - Worry till Spring
The Tender Box - Gravity
Terra Naomi - You For Me
Toy Horses - I'll Play What You Want
Wave Machines - I Go I Go I Go
Winterpills - Beesting
YellowFever - Hellfire
Alash - Bashtak Joke
Ariel Abshire - Exclamation Love
Bigelf - Money, It's Pure Evil
Bishi - Never Seen Your Face
Dirty Heads - Stand Tall
Gomez - Airstream Driver
MC Lars - Hipster Girl
Peel - Exhaust Pipes
Rotary Downs - A Feast In Squalor
School of Seven Bells - Half Asleep
The Seedy Seeds - The Push

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

beans and greens

I have had many requests for my beans and greens recipe. So here it is!

Saute 3 cloves of garlic in 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet or wok
Add 1 small diced onion and cook for a few minutes (I didn't have an onion, so I just used chives, I've also used Leeks or scallions in the past as well)

Add around 8-10 cups of fresh cut greens (1 to 1.5 lbs). I use a mix of what ever the community farm gives us that week such as collards, kale, beet, & mustard. I've also used the bag of mixed greens from Trader Joe's along with a bag of baby spinach. Its amazing how much the greens shrink when you cook them!

Reduce the greens down over medium heat and let cook for about 10 minutes while occasionally stirring them

Add 2 cups of broth (either vegetable or chicken)
Add 1 can of diced stewed tomatoes
Add 1 can of kidney beans

Add fresh chopped parsley and ground pepper to taste

Simmer covered for 35 to 40 minutes until the greens are soft

Serve over Rice

Let me know if you give it a try!