Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Manchester Orchestra- Mean Everything to Nothing

I am really digging the new Manchester Orchestra album Mean Everything to Nothing. The first single which is linked above is "I've Got Friends," which is a really cool song. I really feel that the band has turned it up a notch from their previous album, and I do not feel that there is a poor song on the album. My favorite song at this point is "I Can Feel a Hot One." I really like the varying levels put into the song, from the lyrics to the heavy bass (listen to it on a good system). You can really feel the song, and I feel that the lyrics are easy to relate to as well. If you get a chance, check out the album.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Heidelberg and Das Boot

While in New York City, my buddies and I stopped in at Heidelberg restaurant. The draw for this restaurant is being able to drink out of a boot, also known from the movie Beerfest as "Das Boot." A picture of the boot can be seen below, with my boy Jeff peeking out from behind it.
I had my boot filled with Hofbrau Oktoberfest (appropriately). The beer was excellent and by the time you get through 2 litres of beer, the alcohol begins to kick in. The experience with the boot is very cool. Note that we decided not to chug out of it since it was more of a restaurant setting. However, I did make sure to spin the boot to avoid the bubble.

For dinner I ordered smoked bratwurst, with sauerkraut and potato salad. The meal was phenomenal, and I was most impressed with the potato salad. It's consistency was similar to lumpy mashed potatoes, but had a taste of vinegar. I could eat a whole plate of those alone.

Next time you are in the city, I highly recommend you check out Heidelberg. However, bring $20 in cash for a deposit on the boot, which is returned provided you return it to them unbroken.

Special 1 TV- Season 1 Episode 9

Why am I not behind the blur?...1 potato, 2 potato, 3 potato, 4.

Hilarious episode.