Archive for March, 2012

Committed to change

Yesterday afternoon, an ambiguous post from The Morning Benders popped into my Facebook feed. It was simply “This will be the last post from The Morning Benders. Thank you all very much.” Understandably, fans were freaking out about a possible breakup and I was a little shocked because I really can’t imagine Chris Chu and his bandmates fighting. As it turns out the last post just means the band is changing it’s name to POP ETC.¬†after having gone on tour in the UK and learning “benders” is a derogatory term for homosexuals. I think it’s a nice gesture seeing as how they never intended to harm anyone and the term has an entirely different meaning in the US. Their announcement is a good read with thoughts on keeping art interesting and yes, new music. I’m having a bit of an adjustment period to their new sound, but you can still count me in for their next tour. What do you think?

Pop Etc. – Everything Is Gone

Smarten up your downtime wardrobe.

Let’s cut to the chase, I’m in love with this loopback jersey hoodie from Saturdays Surf NYC. It couldn’t be more perfect for summer nights. Available for $120 on the always consistent, Mr. Porter.

I’m going to this and you’re not going to stop me

Isn’t it a great feeling when there’s an event you feel was created with you in mind? I mean it probably wasn’t, but that’s how I feel about The San Francisco Comedy & Burrito Festival. While it is still a Kickstarter project, the premise of combining laughs and burritos for a three day festival in October is nothing short of brilliant to me. I’m not exactly sure how this will play out, but I’m hoping I’ll be afforded the opportunity to be served a burrito at my seat and choke because I’m laughing so hard. As all good Kickstarter projects do, there’s an awesome video and quirky rewards for your pledges. For just $1, one of the organizers will picture you naked… you know, if you’re into it. C’mon people, let’s fund this one.¬†Thanks Laurel Kate for the tip!

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