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NeRdCoRe HiPhOp!

how's my nerdcore?
Originally uploaded by jovino
Aww yeah.... Jovino and I had a fabulous evening out in SF! We started with a delicious dinner at Chow - one of our favorite SF restaurants, then headed over to Cafe du Nord for a night of awesome NERDCORE!

We got there a bit late so only caught the last bit of Schaffer the Darklord, but he was really good, and I bought his CD so I could hear more of his music. He has a hilarious song about Craigslist! Also had to get Front's new CD and it's really good. There was a really funny song called "I Hate Your Blog" and since I happened to have my "How's My Blogging" shirt on, I had to ask Front to pose with me for a pic.

Front was as awesome as always, and his band was great too. He did ALL of my favorite songs plus a bunch of new material. For about half of his set he was determining which song to do by rolling a d20!

The musicianship of his band has increased - the old stuff he did sounded richer and funkier than I remember... especially Goth Girls which he didn't do last time. So that was an extra treat. It was also very entertaining to be standing in the crowd behind one guy on the left taking photos with his iphone, and another to my right taking photos with a really nice digital camera with a big lens. I asked the guy with the nice camera if he was going to upload the photos he was taking and he said to look for them on Lastfm (not there yet though.)

I do love the nerdcore! It was cool that the opener was so good, I like this genre a lot and we need more folks making this kind of music so that there is enough of it to spin!

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From: ninarawkstah Date: November 26th, 2007 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
next time you visit DuNord give a shout! it's in my hood...
djmermaid From: djmermaid Date: November 27th, 2007 09:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Right! Should have thought of that. BTW we are going to be doing movie nights over here every other Thursday starting next week! You should totally come.
asim From: asim Date: November 27th, 2007 02:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Front is 15 different kinds of brilliant. I'd do a dance routine to him if I could work it for an audience that would love it!
djmermaid From: djmermaid Date: November 27th, 2007 09:58 am (UTC) (Link)
OMG, I would love to see that! Which song would you use?
neonbunny From: neonbunny Date: November 27th, 2007 02:51 am (UTC) (Link)
There is much on the east coast.

http://www.wfmu.org/
zoe_serious From: zoe_serious Date: November 27th, 2007 03:17 am (UTC) (Link)
totally off topic but mentionable because of your user icon... my friend dyslexia from Seattle knows the person who started the grilled cheese competition that you won and really wants her to start one here! so it looks like we're starting to plan one for Feb and I am so inspired by your creation that it's not even funny, it's actually intimidating but gives me killer edge :)

I'll keep you posted! but just wanted to let you know about it, that and that dyslexia was super impressed with your victory and that I knew a winner! woot!
djmermaid From: djmermaid Date: November 27th, 2007 10:23 am (UTC) (Link)
That sounds awesome! I can't wait to hear about it. I am planning to go to LA to compete in the one in February there, where I fully expect to get creamed - it'll be great anyway.

I'll tell you exactly how I did it...

I went to a really good gourmet cheese store. I'd had the idea to use these roasted mushrooms (crimini, which are "baby portobello") that I'd recently made and really loved. So I had one ingredient in mind when I started. I explained about the contest and said that I was planning to use the mushrooms in my sammich, and asked for recommendations.

I tasted a bunch of cheeses, picked out two I liked which were both really different, then bought some 6 year old cheddar just because I love a nice sharp cheddar. Spent more than I'd planned on - but I'd fallen in love with the expensive Testun de Barolo and had to have it!

Then I went home, tasted the cheeses again and thought about bread. This was on Tuesday of the week of the contest. I decided to keep the bread a simple sourdough, and the next day I made some test sammies (best part of this is getting to make lots of tests!)

The day of the event, I was not 100% certain what to do, and actually blending the two cheeses (since the asiago is softer and more melty than the testun) was an inspired intuition that I thought of WAY last minute. I don't think I even had a chance to do a test sammy, or maybe I made one really quickly... so anyway, try some cheeses, ask for suggestions, but make your own decisions (one of the guys at the cheese shop suggested I give up the idea of the mushrooms as he thought they would dominate the sammich, and another suggested blue cheese because portobello is the veggie equivalent of steak (or so he said - he'd been to culinary school, too.) I ultimstely rejected both of these suggestions but they did give me food for thought. And I did consider dropping the mushrooms, but was so in love with the flavor that they prevailed (and the wine flavored cheese stood up to them quite well.)

You can do it! Go, girl!
7 smooches or Gimme Some Love!