Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Memories

ahhh halloween... my earliest costume went from ghost to mummy. as the sheets took on forlorn edges over the years it seemed like a natural progression. for all i know this is how movie execs did it back in the 1930's. these days i have a poncho, hat, and cigars. i can be a pale imitation of clint eastwood in any of his spaghetti westerns. if you are still reading this you could be closer to a free drink at homer's. happy halloween.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Chalkboard Hieroglyphics

what do indian caves, egyptian pyramids, and ancient ruins have in common with homer's? indecipherable hieroglyphics. an unknown artist sketched the pic on the chalkboard by the register, and i don't know if it is a person jumping into leaves, spaghetti, or electrical wire. it was erased by wednesday so unless the artist speaks up this will be an unsolved mystery of sorts.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Make Yourself at Homers 2

our second pic in the make yourself at homer's series features tesfa. tesfa is a regular customer at homer's. when he walks up to the counter i will ask "are you having the usual?" and he is. tesfa's usual is one small coffee while he works on his laptop. he prefers ethiopian coffee, but will drink whatever is on tap, and that's why we like him.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

National Pumpkin Day!

thanks to connie for reminding me that today is national pumpkin day! here's a chance to show off your pumpkin knowledge. the following facts will impress your friends, mystify your casual acquaintances, and silence anyone else who just thinks he knows alot about pumpkins!
fact #1: a pumpkin is really a squash
fact #2: pumpkins are 90 percent water
fact #3: the largest pumpkin ever grown weighed over half a ton
fact #4: pumpkin latt├ęs taste even better in october

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Make Yourself at Homer's

see what happens when folks pull up a chair & let down their hair? big thanks to jennie dunn for her crazy cool modeling skills! this could be the start of a new photo series where a random pic of a relaxed customer is presented.

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Big Bopper

the man known as the big bopper (real name: j.p. richardson) would have been 81 years old today if he hadn't been in a plane crash with buddy holly and richie valens waaaay back in 1959. most oldies aficionados know that the big bopper had a hit with chantilly lace, but did you know that he also wrote the country hit white lightning before that? well we don't serve white lightning at homer's but we CAN pour you a shot in the dark if you need a jolt of good stuff.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Hallelujah Cowboys

the hallelujah cowboys have been playing gospel music together close to 20 years. they have also been a regular band staple at homer's for half of that time. they don't rope steer or brand livestock onstage, but they WILL play awesome music tonight starting at 7:30. ride 'em cowboys.

Friday, October 21, 2011

2 People 2 Drinks 4 Punches

today was awesome because adam and sara (not nick's brother) read the blog, ordered two drinks, and got an extra punch for each one... now they have a free drink coupon! it was THAT easy, and now we have something to talk about the next time they come to homer's. on a similar note, if you like freebies you can go to and download cool weird synthesizer sounds to play for trick or treaters on halloween. go ahead... i dare you.

Tonight: Charles David Smart

if you're looking for a warm cozy spot (besides your own living room) to enjoy some live music tonight, homer's is the place to be. charles david smart plays his blend of blues, instrumentals, and songs that you know starting at 7:30pm.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Troll Quoting Again

if you're clueless about troll quotes check out this link, then come back and see if you can figure out the pic above... who knows, maybe you'll get an extra punch on your free drink card. i'm not sure when deliberate misinformation started being used as a tool to sharpen wits... probably before the age of dinosaurs.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Nathan Beck Rules

and the winner is... NATHAN BECK! nathan correctly identified yesterday's music sample from fish heads by barnes and barnes. if you're wondering what this song has to do with coffee, skip to 3:53 on the video. was there some special search engine that nathan used that hasn't hit the market yet? does he have super powers? was it the result from listening to hours of dr. demento? the world may never know. get more punches on your free drink card just by mentioning what you read on the blog.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Name That Tune

can anyone name the tune that is sampled below??? if you're wondering what the connection is between the mystery song and coffee... listen to it again. and if you're wondering why you're spending time doing this, go here.

roly poly what? by ???

Friday, October 14, 2011

Bob Jenkins Returns

bob jenkins is a busy man, so busy that he had to stop by homer's last week and ask "am i playing this friday or next friday?" it's THIS friday, and you don't want to miss it! bob delivers acoustic singer songwriter fare with ease.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

How It's Done

customer: how do i get extra punches on my free drink card?
barista: read the blog.
customer: then what?
barista: tell me what's on it, and ask for your extra punch.
customer: that's it?
barista: that's it.
customer: alright!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Celebrating a Round World

it's columbus day, the day the world stopped being flat. when christopher columbus didn't go over the edge of the world, and discovered the west indies instead, it opened up a bigger exchange of imports and exports including... COFFEE! his discovery of a non-flat world also motivated ferdinand magellan to sail around it, and magellan's name is currently being used for an experimental band/project that danny williams and i are currently cultivating. what goes around comes around (pardon the pun).

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Final Approach

if you are coming to homer's tonight for the music, just know that you should enter at your own risk, wear protective headgear, and fasten your seatbelts... it's going to be a bumpy ride. the first leg of the journey will be co-captained by the magellans making their first appearance, and then wailin' wall will scootch across the bench seat to take over the wheel for the second half of the show. flight attendants will serve snacks and beverages as soon as the turbulence stops.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Tonight: David George

david george is playing at homer's tonight starting at 7:30. if you haven't heard him before check out his myspace page. according to the posters, it's going to be an acoustic show. hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Familiar Vibe

i heard this song awhile back, and when i found the video this morning it reminded me of a coffeehouse atmosphere: a band playing, people digging it, and eventually everyone is singing.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Lindsey Buckingham is 62

happy 62nd birthday to you lindsey buckingham! the guitarist for fleetwood mac shows no signs of slowing down. he's currently touring the US from atlanta to anaheim in october alone. so what is lindsey buckingham's connection to homer's or coffee? his dad owned a coffee plant, and his uncle's middle name was homer (okay that second part is made up, but his dad really DID own a coffee plant near palo alto, CA in the 40's).

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fall Drinks to Fall For

it is NOW technically autumn! along with cooler temps and changing leaves get ready for fall drinks at homer's. very soon we'll be serving hot apple cider... and before you know it, egg nog! anything with cinnamon, pumpkin, or hazelnut will even taste better when you combine it with autumn. bottom's up!