Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Col. Mustard, in the Kitchen, with the Mustard Jar

Come join us this Sunday, May 4, 2008 for our second monthly culinary series Too Many Cooks! Last month Marcia Meyer taught us how to make basic red and white sauces, and this month we look at one of America's favorite condiments: mustard! Our very Ryan Hoke will showcase a variety of mustards, then teach us how to create our own.

The mustardry takes place this Sunday, beginning at 7 p.m. Join us at 2595 Summit St. in Columbus. Suggested donation is $5.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Son Lux

This past week we held our April Third Thursdays, featuring music writer Andy Whitman. Andy spoke about his career in engaging, reviewing, and writing about music. He played two songs, Radiohead's "Fake Plastic Trees" and Son Lux's "Stand." It was great to just sit there as a group and LISTEN. When's the last time you sat and just listened to a song? Typically we listen to music while we're doing something... at work, running, traveling in the car, at a social gathering. But it's rare that we focus ourselves solely on the music.

The first selection Andy played came from this guy named Ryan Lott, who plays under the name Son Lux. (Check out his blog or his Myspace page.) It was a really fascinating mash-up of drums, piano, electronics, samples of opera singers, and much more. He sings only one line, "You stand between me and all my enemies," over and over again, as the music changes in tempo, intensity, and instrumentation behind it. It was mesmerizing, and that night I bought the album, At War With Walls and Mazes, on iTunes.

It really pleased me to be part of an exchange that connected Andy, everyone in attendance, and Son Lux. Andy had discovered the music, shared it with us, and now we've had the chance to support the musician and Andy. There's just something really cool about that. And Son Lux's album is AMAZING. Thanks to Andy for speaking at Third Thursdays, and introducing us to some new music!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Third Thursdays, April!

Join us this Thursday, April 17, as we welcome Andy Whitman, music columnist and freelance writer for Paste Magazine and other publications to share stories and insights about his life as a writer and artistic critic. Along with sharing thrilling tales of his life penning columns, he’ll take us through a basic workshop on how to critically listen to albums, artists, and songs.

When: Thursday, April 17 at 8 PM
Where: 2595 Summit St. Columbus, OH 43202

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Pictures of Too Many Cooks!

Did you miss April's Too Many Cooks? Check out these pictures of the event. Special thanks to John McCollum for taking them!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Reminder: our first Too Many Cooks tonight!

Just a reminder that tonight is our inaugural Too Many Cooks! Tonight's event features Marcia Meyer, who will show us how to make a variety of sauces.

When: Sunday, April 6 at 7 PM
Where: 2595 Summit St. Columbus, OH 43202
Cost: Suggested Donation- $5/person

No experience is necessary! Come and enjoy the event, and feel free to bring friends!