phil and i were brainstorming about the homer's blog and how to attract readers when we came up with the song below. it reminded me of another time that i tapped into the weirdness of oz.
no one reads the blog by david cedillo jr. and phil hall
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
if you've ever played six degrees of kevin bacon, you'll have a firm grasp of this blog entry. we'll start with something significant... oh say... something that happened on this date, and connect the dots to homer's coffeehouse (or just coffee). did you know that on THIS day in 1928, alexander fleming discovered penicillin? coincidentally, alexander fleming has the same surname as ian fleming, and when ian fleming wasn't writing james bond books, he wrote a children's story called chitty chitty bang bang. apparently there is a secret recipe for "famous french fudge" in the last chapter of that book (which i can't find). homer's doesn't have that secret recipe, but we DO have espress fudge brownies.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
i started working at homer's 7 years ago, and now i have an extended family as a result. the first generation of "homer's kids" i adopted (some say they adopted me) have grown up, but yesterday two of them came back to visit. mike and shandi sayre met at homer's, married, and had kids of their own. if you play the song above, you'll know how jenny and i feel about our "kids." on a somewhat similar note, tom waits will release a new collection of songs in a few weeks. you can see/hear a sneak preview here.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
it was good to see the fog transform houses on my street to european cottages this morning. i know this magical haze will probably be gone by the time both of you read this (you know who you are), that's why i wanted to preserve the moment. oh yeah, i've blogged about the fog before.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
here's another fine piece of work by phil hall. it was inspired by the lion king in 3D that opened in theaters nationwide last night. phil's artwork will remain up until somebody erases it. the lion may sleep tonight, but the coffee king will sleep when he's dead.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
man... sometimes i draw a serious blank when i try to make a "coffee" related entry on this blog. and then i realize... I NEED MORE COFFEE! scientific studies show that drinking coffee stimulates synaptic connections in the brain. also want to remind everyone that homer's is celebrating 10 years by having a BIG music shindig october 15!
Friday, September 9, 2011
i play music with chris mull at homer's from time to time. we call ourselves the subs. we have a list of songs on reverbnation.com. occasionally someone will stumble upon our list, and say something nice. yesterday i got an email from ryan lovato in sedona, arizona that read, "Hey just want to say great music man." of course i was curious to hear ryan's music (reverbnation fans are usually other musicians). the clip below is from a song on ryan's page.
coffee grounds by ryan lovato
coffee grounds by ryan lovato
Thursday, September 8, 2011
darkroastedblend.com is a website i found last march when i was looking for retro future space images to put on my other blog. i didn't realize it the first time i was there, but on their about page it says, "all espresso-lovers & coffee shop dwellers unite!" how cool is that?
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
phil and kelly opened homer's this morning, ashley and i will take over at 1pm and close the shop early at 6pm. clocking in 2 hours later than normal is a labor day perk. how did you celebrate labor day weekend? back in 1882 american workers celebrated the first labor day by taking the day off and having a picnic.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
still wondering who that guy was on yesterday's post? fred berry starred as "rerun" on the 70's tv sitcom, what's happening!! fred berry was born in st. louis, which is also home for rock n' roll pioneer chuck berry. i know what you're thinking now... "what do these berries (or any other berries) have in common with homer's or coffee?" don't worry, you're not alone.