Monday, December 31, 2007

Favorite Music from 2007

This '07 list is late by internet standards. It has given me some time to consider some late arrivals to my collection that might squeek into the top ten. My tastes are eclectic by some standards, but I think there is something here for everyone. One of the tragic things about this list is that it is largely artists known to me making music that is slightly less good than their previous shit. Tragic my be a bit strong. Moving on...

1. Menomena-Friend and Foe I am just cool enough to get this. Barely.
2. Arcade Fire-Neon Bible It is not Funeral, but what is.
3. Spoon-Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Fun, fun, fun record. I stopped at three.
4. Common-Finding Forever Kanye's beats best with dose of Common Sense.
5. The National-Boxer Add Springsteen and Waits with used sweater rock.
6. DJ Spooky-Creation Rebel Interesting listen. Trojan gets Spooked.
7. Beastie Boys-The Mix Up Boys make it funky.
8. Pharoah Monch-Desire Welcome return from indie gansta rapper.
9. Lee Perry and the Upsetter-Ape-ology Killer double reissue from a legend.
10.Radiohead-In Rainbows Thanks to Radiohead for changing the game.

I know I am getting older when one of my favorite tracks from one of my favorite albums kind of sounds like Billy Joel. Fuck. Spoon's video for Underdog is nice though.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Pats are 16-0

New England Patriot QB Tom Brady couldn't have done it without his offensive line. Sadly their bikini pics were less inspiring than girlfriend Gisele's.

Peace from APT Hammersmith, London

Holla to all my peeps across the pond from Hammersmith...Roomie is holdin' it down, party people, holdin' it down...

No pic to post (at a video store writing this, Internet cafe style)...but I'd like to take a moment and breakdown the food here in the UK...

British food not good? Stereotype? Here is a breakdown of my eats here thus far...

-Havelock Tavern
This is our "local", about a block away from the crib on 46 Masbro St.
Items ordered so far: Fish cakes (@@@@) and lasagna (@@@)....also, hand draught ales Andams, Fullers and Doom Bar (all @@@@).
Overall rating: @@@@

-Some Soho pub
Fish and chips @
Mac and cheese @@@
Sam Smith beer, tap @@@@

-Corner Bizzle (some breakfast joint just down the street from the crib)
Bagel with smoked salmon, eggs @@
Coffee @@
loo @@

-Tate Modern Cafe
Fancy-pants organic apple juice @@@
service: disaster!
Art: @@@@
Overall: @@@

-The Queens Cross (just down the bend from the crib)
Fish pie @@
Salmon soup @@ (gave me the burps)
some English IPA ale that I don't remember the name of @@@
drunk guy messing with MAV, RV, TE and I @@@@

-12 Monkeys Cafe, Notting Hill
First, thanks to Mr. Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts, this place is overcroweded to the max.
Smoked salmon, eggs, toast, cappuchino NO STARS!
This bizzle was B.A.D. Even the waiter was complaining...
Unintentional Comedy moment: Roomie discovering the broked loo and then seeing the line was 6 deep.
2008 Prediction: This place will be closed soon.

-Story Deli
Best meal in London yet!
Bonito del norte pizza (mozz, tuna, red pepper, red onion, capers, olives, raisins, marscapone. Crust is yeast free, made with organic flour, Highland spring mineral water and seasun sea salt. WHAT?!?! This is ballers only.
Also had some "September" organic ice cream AND kicked it with the owners 6 year old son, Chipper.

Check back for more updates...

In the meantime, you might want to have a look at this from one of Roomie's fav films of 2007...

Saturday, December 29, 2007

My Favorite Movie of 2007

My brain is shook and rattled. Post holiday chaos abounds in the house that APT built. Flu, Santa, and chasing falling snow has consumed me. Alas. Here is the most entertaining, silly, crash, boom, bang, flick of the year. And it is British too. Atonement be damned. Roll tape.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

London Calling

Safe travels to the King Roomie Rock and the various members of our Apt royal family as they make the trip across the pond. Much love.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

How does your Christmas sound?

Jazzy, phat, or nasty? Ella, Coltrane, U2, The Duke, Run-DMC, Tom Jones, Weezer? How about a mash up. Dre and Bing. Believe it.

A very merry to all. Eat, drink, and play nice.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Twas the Night Before Christmas...

... and we bring that silly campy shit like each and every day.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Favs of 07 - Film

Roomie's pick for favorite film of the year:

If you have not seen this yet, please heed the call...

Best of Portland

Big ups to Portland ME's very own Labseven for bringing the mix tape flavor on their 07 offering. Featuring our boy Saiyid, the Big Easy Freestyle Host with the Most. He and many other locals display some verbal gymnastics worthy of your festive non- denominational holiday shrubbery.

Friday, December 21, 2007

APT Flick of the Week

Winter holiday. Time off. Catch a film. Indie cutie Ellen Page and understated all- star Micheal Cera drop Juno this week. The lass is getting tons of press for her role as a pregnant teen mom. Here in Portland, Me. we love teen pregnancy drama. See King Middle School getting national press for offering the pill to 13 year olds. Apt won't say where we stand on the issue, but I still have that condom in my wallet from the public health center. Circa 1991. Anyway, check Cera's video and learn how a real man gets it done.

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Couldn't agree with this more...

For the record:
*NBA Champion: 2006
*All-NBA First Team: 1999
*All-NBA Second Team: 2000
*2-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year: 1999, 2000
*2-time NBA All-Defensive First Team: 1999, 2000
*7-time NBA All-Star: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002 (WHAT!!!!!)
*Heat Franchise All-time Leading Scorer
*Led NBA in blocked shots: 3.91 bpg in 1999
*NBA All-Rookie 1st Team in 1993
*Won bronze at the 1990 FIBA World Championship with the US national team [5]
*Won gold at the 1994 FIBA World Championship [6] and the 2000 Olympic Games with the US national team

APT Field Trip, Boston Mass, Celts vs. Pistons

APT took it to the streets of Boston, Mass yesterday...Celts vs. Pistons @ the Garden.
(left to right: MC Saiyid, RV (aka Big Brother), W2 respectively)

W2 is a fiend for the Celts...that includes the last 15 years of torture this franchise as endured (although Celts fans have enough banners in the rafters to never have to complain about this again, do you think that stops them? Check "NO" on that answer box please).

In true APT style, we rolled past security owning the joint scoring a sweet courside view of the warmups. W2 was feeling all tinglely after making friends with the Big Ticket and Jesus Shuttlesworth...
(left to right, in the background)



RV (card carrying Piston fan) likes to keep it on the downlow...although not at public sporting events. Big Brother rolled with Sheed AND Hubie pre game...


There is so much is wrong with this pic, APT does not know where to begin...
Name: MC Saiyid
Team: Chicago Bulls
Celtic Green? WHAT?!
Although this APT member represents the midwest through and through, dude brought it for the East. One thing is for sure, the bandwagon is full.

Boston Celebrity Sighting

APT loves Boston celebrities. From Dennis Leary to this guy, you won't find a bunch of nicer, well behaved, red-haired, fair-skinned Irish dudes anywhere. Donnie was holdin' it down courtside, so big ups to him and Jordan Knight.

Souvenir cup...WHAT!!!!

View from our VIP seats.

Don't forget to make friends with the people that sit around you. ESPECIALLY if you are wearing the colors for the other team AND you spill your drink on them.

Post game meal at the rest stop...thumbs down to Popeyes for being closed...

Roomie was able to scam an onion ring...don't sleep!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Nasty Paul

The dude has been stabbed and stuck on a team with the likes of Ricky Davis, Toine, and Gary Payton. Now he is geting his. Pierce was named Eastern Conference Player of the week. His line: 25 points and 5 rebounds per, plus 3 wins for the C's minus Shuttlesworth. Tonight ATP loads up the Saturn Wagon for a meeting between the Pistons(17-7) and the Celtics(20-2). Believe it! See you at Pushcart Pizza.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Gore's Groove

In 2004 the Beastie Boys tested what I believed to be a given....if they took a poo in a cup and pressed record, it would be good. Fortunately Green Lantern's 2006 remix New York State of Mind helped us forget the failings of To the 5 Boroughs. That aside, the Boys are back in 2007 with the Mix-Up. They drop the sustainable flow on Off the Grid.

If I could make music, this is what it would sound like. Lazy and hazy funk. PS...Check Mike's fro!

Great matchup

There is something about the Suns that bring out the worst in the dirty-ass Spurs. Watching these two teams go at it last night reminded me of Sixers-Celts of the 80's or Bulls-Knicks of the 90's. Rarely do you see two teams play with this much gusto this early in the season.

Grant Hill had 22 last night...hopefully this will be your Western Conference Finals matchup...APT will not miss another...recommended viewing for those who like to have fun.

Saturday, December 15, 2007


"Bonafied Lovin'"...that's exactly what you get from APT.

Chromeo on the best of 2007 list? Yes, yes...

Check this performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live...peep Alfredo Ortiz, percussionist for the Beasties, on the trap kit. To the max...

Be sure to watch the whole vid...props to Scott Foley (Felicity) and the dis to Matt Damon! WHAT!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Real Hip Hop

Some kids believe that Kanye owned 2007. He crushed 50 cent, dropped Graduation, and put down some smoothed out beats for Commons Finding Forever. But, he ain't the only game in town. Check out NJ's Dalek. This off beat crew's Abandoned Language is 2007 indie critics darlings. Check this video from the "six shades of WTF file." Pushing the genre further? I guess. Brace yourself.

PS ATP hall of famer DJ Graymatter will open tonights Holiday Bash at the Big Easy at 9pm. Down tempo funk classics, beats, and cuts. Check the ODB remix on his myspace page. Nice!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Preview of the Review

As the year ends APT gears up for their top ten albums of 2007 list. Check this super fun ditty from Feist. This joint is from her excellent Let it Die LP. Watch her clown with Halifax's best MC, Buck 65. Will this years sunny and sad Reminder make the list? Stay tuned.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Cool Out Tip Number 1

Here APT, it's all about relaxing. We believe that relaxation IS and can be a way of life. "The Cool Out" is what founding member APT King Roomie Rock likes to call it...

Music, food, film or conversation, finding comfort is cruital each and every day.

APT is feelin kava. Peace to T. Edlund for the tea cup in the evening puts you bed.

On the music tip, you can also mellow out like my dad this cat...

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Funk keeps you Warm

At ATP we keep things warm on a slow cold Sunday in Maine by brewing up a dark cup and dropping head nodding funk. Betty Davis brings it. Enjoy the montage.

Her albumns were rereleased in May. She is the women that Miles Davis said was too wild for him. Their marriage lasted a year. The affair with Jimi Hendrix didn't help.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

APT Flick of the Week

Das Leben der Anderdan, The Lives of Others

East Germany, 1984. Scribe Georg Dreyman (Sebastian Kock) and his fly actress girlfriend Christa Maria (Martina Gedeck) enjoy the privileges that come with being the ruling party's artistic elite. But at what cost?

Watch as staunch party loyalist and sensitive creep, Weisler (Ulrich Muhe) is hired to monitor their every move. Love the jacket, and the tension and passion onscreen is palpable. Catch it...cuz APT just might be watching you!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Snow = Chili

Portland got some snow this weekend. "The Chi" got some too...peep the pic above.

Check my girl on Whipped for the chili recipe of the winter. Don't eat meat? Not sure what to say about that...tofu might melt.

Don't be left hangin'. And don't forget this.

Super Jamario?

The name 27 year old, undrafted rookie, Jamario Moon has been dubbed by the Toronto Raptor faithful. This kid is IT!

#33 is a throw back high flyer who gets to the rim like Drexler and protects it like Mutombo. He will get snubbed for rookie of the year. Cop the jersey, if you can find one!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

And for the fellas...

Playa know how to make it work...

Hey ladies...

...this is for y'all...

Love the dancing fingers...

Monday, December 3, 2007

I'm there...

Shot this past Saturday in Brooklyn, NY. The real deal.