Thursday, April 15, 2010

Top Ten #34

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1. birthday burger brunch, complete with Smith Island Cake

2. Momofuku-inspired birthday bonanza, complete with cardamom-pistachio-quince cake and lots of sake

3. eating your way across L.A.

townes van zandt

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4. Townes Van Zandt, s/t + Townes Van Zandt, In the Beginning...

5. Of Time and the City, dir. Terence Davies

6. Rabelais, Portland, ME

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7. Joanna Newsom, Have One on Me

8. "Collection: MOCA's First 30 Years," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

9. Wolf Parade + Contrived, W.W. Boyce Farmers' Market, Fredericton, NB

10. Thomas Frank, The Wrecking Crew



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Mlle Fricadelle said...

Wolf Parade at a farmer's market!?! Whoa! By the way thank you for making this great blog, it's been one of my few essential stops on the net for at leat 2 years now, always plenty of interesting things to read, see and learn, fantastic! Bravo!

aj kinik said...

hi, Charline,
as far as we know, there's nowhere in town that makes Smith Island Cake, but we just posted a foolproof recipe... Thanks for writing.

hi, Mlle Fricadelle,
yes, it was a pretty strange and excellent setting for a Wolf Parade show. Thanks for reading and thanks for the kind words.

andrea m. said...

I waited so long to see Of Time and the City. I know that Davies is not one who wears life lightly, but I was sort of disappointed by the film's crabby tone.

aj kinik said...

Hi, Andrea M.,
I'm pretty crabby myself, so I guess I wasn't so bothered by its crabby tone--plus, all those kids at play were there to help redeem things--I've got a thing for people who are so cranky, they're funny, and Davies definitely qualifies

Lesley said...


As a Frederictonian who's now a Montrealer, I was rather amused to see the Fredericton market as a venue for a Wolf Parade show on your list! I'm curious to know how you ended up in Fredericton...

In any case, I love the blog!