Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Morning Benders

Never judge a band by their first album.

I purchased The Morning Benders' first album back in 2008 after hearing great reviews via itunes. Sadly, I was not impressed by any means.

My roomie convinced me to watch a video off their second album titled, Big Echo. After seeing this beautiful video, I was curious to see what the rest of their album was like. Big Echo is much better than Talking Through Tin Cans. There is improvement, growth, and a refreshing sound that emerged. Lead singer Christopher Chu is the main reason why I can't help but love this band. He is adorable with his pug eyes, pigeon like moves, and John Mayer ish sex faces onstage.

Yours Truly Presents: The Morning Benders "Excuses" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

I waited for alnost an hour at ACL to get a glimpse of Mr. Chu doing his thang. It was quite embarrassing to be surrounded by teens smoking weed and wearing fake wayfarers. I guess you can say it was worth it but I'm sure you would do the same after watching these videos.

Christopher Chu of The Morning Benders at ACL 2010

The Morning Benders - "All Day Day Light" from Jack Ferry on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

SF Coffee

Decided to take a trip to San Francisco for the weekend to see Arcade Fire, which btw was the best show I've ever seen. I'll blog about that later:). During my three day visit to the city, I had to stop by a few coffee shops. First was the Blue Bottle headquarters. It was still warm (sorta) so I needed to get my last cup of New Orleans iced coffee. My cup of deelish iced coffee was then turned Irish while camping out for the Arcade Fire concert.

Heard good things about Four Barrel so I stopped by before my flight. Here is my friend's Mocha at Four Barrel in San Francisco. Decided not to take a picture of my Americano since it wasn't as visually appealing. This place had a beautiful set up with two bars. We got to sit in the back and watch the hot coffee roasters do their thang. Definitely one of my favorites:)

Maple Bacon Latte at Pirate Radio Cafe. Heard about this place from one of my favorite TV shows and had to try it. Double espresso latte spiked with organic maple syrup and homemade bacon, sprinkled with Bac-Os on top. The combination of bacon and coffee was interesting to say the least. I'm glad I tried it, but don't think I'll be going back anytime soon. Made my stomach turn and prevented me from drinking that night.