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8.20.2006

Lazy Sunday

The Lazy Sunday is an important tenet of my apartment. After waking up early, you always have a nice relaxing day ahead of you filled with a leisurely brunch, possibly a Steelers game, and definitely 100% relaxation. Today John-Boy and I decided to cook our own breakfast sandwiches with vegetarian sausage (I always have to defer in this case, since I live with two vegetarians), egg, and cheese. And I must say, this beat any fast-food or convenience store breakfast sandwich you could find.

Starting with some homemade biscuits, we then did up some great vegetarian sausage and some eggs (I did no yolks, John-Boy took them in his). This was a remarkably simple thing to make, and honestly couldn't have tasted better. It was greasy with eggs and cheese, so not having real sausage was no big deal this time. I would assume a real version is coming in the future.

We did a waffle apiece alongside it to counter the protein in the sandwich, unfortunately we didn't have any fresh fruit this time, but I expect that change when the Farmer's Market rolls into the South Side on Tuesday.

Here's a shot:

Even though this blog is dedicated to food and records, our first music selection is actually a DVD. We were able to check out the Minutmen documentary We Jam Econo: The Story of The Minutemen. The Minutemen are one of the bands that the old guys who eventually move onto alt-country in their 40's talk about as ruling their lives in '81 on a triple bill with Black Flag and Saccharine Trust. It turns out these guys actually do know something other than which wine you bring to your professor's grad school slumber party.

The filmmakers have created an in-depth look at this band, who hold the eternal spot as SST #2 and provided the perfect follow-up to Black Flag's Nervous Breakdown EP. The wiry, frenetic guitar of D. Boon and nimble bass-playing of Mike Watt combine together with George Hurley's STUNNING drumwork to create the most political yet personal, funky yet robotic, and all-around combination of what makes weirdo rock n' roll so interesting in the first place. The band had everything: the songs, the artwork, and maybe even answers.

Some of the interviews drag and there are only so many times someone can repeat "Yeah.... D. Boon was a great big fat guy who played a trebly guitar, maaaan..." And I don't need Flea and Rollins telling me about a band that was influenced by an amalgam of greats: Wire, 70's punk, CCR, Blue Cheer, and many, many more. But this is worth a watch and worth a trip to the SST website (as linked above) to pick up their stellar records.



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1 Comments:

Anonymous Nate said...

Unfortunately, the dvd version of We Jam Econo is less entertaining than the theatrical version. All the Greg Ginn stuff is cut, not to mention the best scene in the film, Georgie proclaiming, "Don't get me wrong, I ain't no fag."

There are torrents of the theatrical version floating around, it's worth finding.

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