Thursday, January 31, 2008

Silent Winter

There is a movement happening in Portland Maine. Slick venues hosting classic silent films with original scores crafted by local legends. Wednesday and Thursday night at One Longfellow Square Videoport icon Samuel James will kill it. He always does. This time, Buster Keaton's "The General" will acompany him.

Delta Blues...

Meets Slapstick...

PS Celts vs. Mavs 8 PM TNT. Roll Green.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

New Badu

Erykah always brings it...

Track production by 9th Wonder. New record coming soon...Madlib joints will crush on this...

(Makes ya wanna go diggin', right Em?)

Monday, January 28, 2008

Yoga Today...and tomorrow...and the next day...

I love yoga. But I can't afford to go to a class as often as I'd like. I recently discovered this great site, Yoga Today, which offers a new 1 hr. class each day, as well the past week's worth of classes, so you can chose the class to suit your mood. There are classes for all skills levels, astanga flow, healing and classes to target certain activities or parts of the body.

It has totally increased my yoga intake, to where I am yoga-ing at least 3-4 times a week, and has definitely improved my practice, strength, and overall state-of-being.

It's become a great little routine after work and on weekend mornings. I've got a nice set up in my living room with my mat, a homemade yoga mix (way better than the cheesy 'yoga music' crap they play in most yoga classes), or listen to my friend's classical radio show 'Morning Woodwinds' on Sunday morns, burn some cedar incense, and let it flow--all in the privacy of my own home.

Yoga hour in my living/music/yoga room!

Of course, it's important to support your local yoga instructor, get posture guidance, and practice with other other living beings, but when you can't, give Yoga Today a try.



Peep this...

Sunday, January 27, 2008

"With the Wind at Our Backs..."

New Years Eve 1997. I was a bloated long hair clad in a tie-dyed shirt worn hopelessly over a beige cable knit sweater. Stumbling the streets of Worcester, MA my posse and I encountered a large, obscenely drunken man. He had been jestisoned onto the pavement in front of us via an even larger bouncer. Me and the other Phishheads were horrified in that condescending Holden Caulfield type way. The man got up, looked into our eyes, took his shirt off, flexed, and started screaming "Who wants to shake the room?" We were stunned. It took me more than ten years to answer this question, but I think I got it. B.O. brings it. Again.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Under Cover

Playing someone else's music can be high risk and high reward. To me there is nothing like falling in love with a song for a second time or getting introduced to new artist via your current favs. Here are two fairly recent offerings.

Chan Marshall as Cat Power with her album Jukebox. Catch her doing send ups of Billy Holiday, Hank Williams, and Sinatra.

Austin's Okerville River drops Golden Oppurtunities. Covers of John Cale, Joni Mitchell, and one of my favorites, Serge Gainsbourg. Not only are they dropping covers, but Radiohead inspired, the live mixtape is free.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Byebye Balloon

If you haven't already, check the link just to the left of this post called ByeBye Balloon. It is my friend Natalie...she paints. To me, her work is amazing and inspiring...

The item above is called "Nucleus" (click for larger).

Hometown: London
Things she is: artist, painter, designer, non-smoker
Type of laugh: a deep giggle
Weapons: notebook, water colors, humor

APT hopes to have some of her work for display @ Gilman soon.

In other news, click on items below for 90's fun...
Roomie's fav mosh pit song of all time
"A compliment for us is a compliment for you..."

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Ain't No Joke

Actor Heath Ledger died last night. This pic was leaked recently for the upcoming adaptation of Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns (an incredible work of fiction by the way).

Brokeback Mountain, Candy, Monster's Ball, and most recently I'm Not There. This kid had slick chops and a young daughter. The crew from APT tips their Kongols in his direction.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Vampire Weekend : A-Punk

Heard the song...then saw the video...the hi-hat is gettin a workout in this tune.

Peep more here and here.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Watermelon: 'you look radishing!'

Presenting the freshest hero in the root vegetable world, the newest savior in the challenge of January local eatingin New England...


green on the outside, pink on the inside

it's sweet, it's bitter, it's got zing...

it's versatile, it's colorful, it's available locally in the dead of winter...

I was totally hooked by my local co-op's effective weird vegetable marketing scheme of displaying the vivid cross section of this otherwise unassuming crop, so I nabbed one on impulse. WOWOW! Apparently an heirloom variety of the daikon radish, this guy packs quite the punch--very succulent, full of flavor, and oh the color!

Friday night I threw it in a lentil soup (green lentils, onions, potatoes, carrots, watermelon radish, garlic!)

and Saturday night I grated it with some other vivid local root veggies--carrots and golden beets-- plus ginger, lemon & apple cider vinegar, in a little number I like to call psychedelic salad:

delish! and nutrish!

brighten your palate and pick up some psychedelic root veggies at your grocers this winter!

Hometown Hero

Picture Lisbon Falls, Maine. Woodfires. Moxie. Flannel shirts. Trucks. Hunting. Fishing. It could be any rural town in Vermont or Illinois or New Hampshire. But, it is the people that make it special, unique. Especially Billy. Billy the Kid.

Best Documentary at Edinburgh Film Festival. Catch it at Portland's Space Gallery February 23rd. Check their site for other cities and listings.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Super Saturday...

In Nevada anyway. Caucus time once again. It has been a nip and tuck affair on both sides of the aisle. Good news for the Christian Right though. Their boy, Mike Huckabee has secured a sure fire exit plan for the War in Iraq. Check the video.

Dude, I know Norris jokes are kind of played out, but to me this izzle never gets old. Ex. When the boogeyman goes to sleep at night he checks the closet for Chuck Norris. Just silly.

Friday, January 18, 2008

The Field - Sound Of Light

The Field...peep them here and here.

They've released an EP (via iTunes only) for these cats...this joint is located in one of APT's favorite cities, Stockholm. Wanna go?

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Nos Vamos Amigos!

I like food. Good, cheap, DEPENDABLE, food. I love beer specials. And I really like good bluegrass music with no cover. Who is with me? Many I suspect. So you will appreciate my dismay upon learning the following...

After 12 plus years Granny's Burritos up and closed. It happend much too quietly in December. I rolled by one afternoon to pick up the traditional mixed bean veggie quesadilla on a garlic tortilla with guac on the side and instead found this cryptic message: "Sorry the pros no longer outweigh the the phoenix that rises from the ashes..."

What? Ahhhhh! No goodbye? This is the worst thing that has happend to me since THEY only made one season of Freaks and Geeks.

I am depressed. Taco bar anybody? Oh yeah, Welcome Emily.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Hammer and Saw

Meet Hammer and Saw

This is some sh*t right here.

Bust it:

Members, left to right (click for really should...these ladies are quite beautiful...)

Marina : clawhammer banjo, mouth trumpet, lewd jokes, singin', sweet headgear (see photo)

Michelle: clawhammer banjo, guitar, singin', great hair

Em: fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo, singin', and a wonderfuly, near perfect English accent

Peep their youtoube site..."Go To Sleep" is hypnotizing.

Facts are, APT has got these four tracks on the decks at least once a day...

Oh, yes...and when you have time, please say hello to APT's newest member, Em, from Hammer and Saw. Welcome, dear...APT is proud to have you...

Friday, January 11, 2008

APT Flick of the Week

McCarthy. Silverman. Legendary.

From Swamp Thing to Side Out, I just love camp. This is one of the greatest movies you have seen so often on cable it becomes good. I had to post this after reading the most bizarre tale from the depths of NYC's Hell's Kitchen titled, Corpse Wheeled to Check Cashing Store. Sometimes life truly does imitate art.

PS Peep part II if you have the courage.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

APT Hall Of Famer - PR

Laid back with a little street...Pete Rock, a true OG.
You must not sleep...

Pete Rock - NY's Finest [EPK]

Give it up to all these newbies showin' respect to Peter...

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Got Snow?

It is sixty degrees today in Portland, ME. Crazy. We are recovering from sixty plus inches of white stuff in December alone. APT and family have made the most of it. Shawnee Peak, Black Mountain, Sunday River, Sugarloaf. The family has been busy. Peep the Mad Scientist pics.

In the fridge @ APT

At APT, we keep things "au natural", always and forever. No fakes or posers allowed...

Peep Izze...on that natural tip...bonafied. I think its fruit juice and some sparkling water...this bubbly is GOOD.

Speaking of nautral, meet the new Bond girls Olga and Gemma, when you have time, of course.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

On the Campaign Trail

Just survived a weekend with my family in Concord, NH. First of the nation primary is on Tuesday and every banner waving freak, from the Caustic Smokers Guild in support of Libertarian-turned Republican Ron Paul to the Local High School Girls Cross Country Team for Hillary, was intown and in force. The most spectacular pairing were these two gents...

The elfish Pacifist

And his leather clad Protector

The posters were all around town. Check the article from the Observer. The article failed to mention if Dennis survived the Goblin onslaught.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Round Two

7:30pm. Detroit, Michigan is the site. The Boston Celtics cruise into Detroit with the NBA's best record at 28-3. The Pistons counter with an 11 game winning streak and a nail biter of a victory in Boston weeks ago. APT was in the house at the Fleet, and you can bet your Hilary Duff that we'll be glued to our screens tonight. RV (known to cry after Pistons losses) is over seas. Big Brother, do they get the NBA in Amsterdam? Roll Green!

Key Match-Up


Watch It!

Friday, January 4, 2008


I just finished crying like a baby...

Have a look at this...

Barack the casbah...

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Baron's Picks

NBA superstar and Cali street court legend, Baron Davis drops by livefromapt to give us his favorite films of 2007.

Hey players. Just wanted to give my love to W2, Roomie, and the rest of the APT Family. Roomie we do have beef though. Word is you left Norbit off your list. Come on! Don't sleep on Eddie. He just married Babyfaces ex. and she is it! Me and my boy Stephen Jac are gonna beat your ass like Dirk Nowitzki. Here are my joints...

American Gangster
Denzel nominated. Golden Globe baby. Love the soundtrack. Jay-Z is on top.

Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. Special effects changed movie making.

Eastern Promises
I was mesmerized by Viggo's performance.

This was hilarious. A total movie-quote movie after the fact.

Talk to Me
Based on true story. Big Don Cheadle fan. Movie underrated.

Lived up to the hype. A fave to watch with my teammates.

No Country for Old Men
The Coen Brothers delivered across the board. Great cast, great directing.

Smokin Aces
I went to the premiere (for Transformers too, actually). Alicia Keys is the bomb. Just a fun, fast-paced movie. Great cast.

Knocked Up
Everyone said to go see it. I was glad I did. Flat out funny and very real.

Some critics bashed this flick. But I love Eddie Murphy ... in almost anything.

Bridge to Terabithia
I took my niece. Well produced. Good message about how friendship is important.

Reign Over Me
Again, underrated. Don and Adam -- great combo. I was moved and caught up in the story.

3:10 to Yuma
My man Crowe. Loved it.

I am out.

Ben Foster

I know I been heavy on the film tip lately but...

Big Brother and Lil' Sister didn't like it (Lil' Sis walked out) but anyone out there see 3:10 to Yuma up in this piece? Another 08 fave of Rommie @ APT...

...caught this for a second time on the plane back from London yesterday...Bale and Crowe are great as always, but Ben Foster is the sh*t in this flick. You're familiar with him...he played Russel in Six Feet Under...Claire Fisher's (Lauren Ambrose) f'ed up boyfriend...

Shout out to Ambrose as hair...holla.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Roomie's Flicks of 2007...

4 more filmes I would recommend from '07, my breatheren...