scooby (scooby) wrote,

The Strokes

A pretty famn dabulous weekend this past one was, it was. Went to two different outdoor BBQ's, and got pretty toasted at both, so that was a definite bonus. And then yesterday headed down to just across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and ate some of the best crabs I've had in a long time. If there is only one good thing about living in the MD/DC/VA area, its the close proximity to the best crabs in the world. And fresh corn. But that's two things. But you eat them together, so I count them as one. Because I can. So there. Nyah.

And as I was surfing around yesterday, I saw something and want to be one of the first to go on record with this - in late September, The Strokes are releasing their debut album, and its going to be HUGE. I saw these guys open for Doves at the 9:30 Club a couple of months ago, and I was blown away by them - this is straight forward, no nonsense rock and roll, the kind that enables you to use the term "rock and roll" without a hint of irony. Check the sound clips on the site - someone reviewed their live show in the UK and said they were a cross between the Ramones and the Velvet Underground, and that's pretty much right on. They also said that they would be "America's answer to Oasis" - I wasn't aware that Oasis was a question in need of answering, unless the question was "Why are these drunk idiots not dead yet?" I figure the English music press is right about 4% of the time, and while The Strokes may not be the next Manic Street Preachers (or fill in your way-overhyped-by-the-British-press band here), they will surely make a BIG impression on the music to be coming out in the next year or so.

This evening, my recently betrothed friend Pablo and his wife and coming over for dinner - my ulterior motive is that I am going to ask him to be in my wedding party, and I'm using the dinner (and wine - a lot of wine) to butter him up. Probably don't need to do that, but I'm a bit late in asking, so hopefully this will make up for it. Plus he just got back from two weeks in Italy, and I want to hear how that went. On the menu:

Frisee salad with champagne dressing
crab and corn bisque with sour dough crostini
grilled lamb chops
roasted new potatoes with rosemary and fennel
warm asparagus with red pepper-shallot vinaigrette
and orange creme brulee

Throw in a few bottles of cote du rhone and maybe a martini or two, and that should be some good eatin' - and a rough morning tomorrow ;)
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