Sunday, June 3, 2007

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I realized today that it's been almost 25 years since I saw the English Beat play at Legion Field during my freshman year at the University of Georgia. It was one of the best concerts I've ever seen. My god, I'm getting old.





8 comments:

T said...

This has nothing to do with this post, but I am futzing around on the internet, and just nominated/voted for your blog as best food blog on some site:

http://www.bloggerschoiceawards.com/blogs/show/17477

Rob said...

Wow, thanks! But I see Ruhlman has been nominated too... and Ed should really be in the running as well.

Rob said...

...so I nominated him. And voted for both of us, and Ruhlman too. :-)

T said...

Oh, you can vote multiple times?

Ok, spot the food-dummy: who's Ruhlman?

An Briosca Mor said...

Geez, what does a strawberry pickin', tart makin', CSA-challenged guy have to do to get shown a little love around here? Boil up a pig's head?

Rob said...

T: Michael Ruhlman is the author of The Making of a Chef, The Soul of a Chef, and The Reach of a Chef, as well as co-author of The French Laundry Cookbook and Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing. He's a great, great writer.

John: I'll nominate you if you say something nice about the English Beat.

An Briosca Mor said...

Well, I confess that I never saw them live, but the English Beat along with REM, Elvis Costello, Squeeze, Marti Jones and Don Dixon, Marshall Crenshaw, etc, etc, made up the soundtrack of my life in the '80s from listening to the radio in the car and all day at work, back when they used to play music on the radio. And if you feel old, imagine how I feel every day when I look in that mirror in the bathroom.

In addition to being a great author, Ruhlman is apparently also quite the good buddy on a road trip, as revealed in Bourdain's book The Nasty Bits. Who would have guessed? I look forward to further books from him. How about The Angst of a Chef, The Ennui of a Chef, The Dyspepsia of a Chef, The Gout of a Chef, etc, etc?

Rob said...

Okay.

Ruhlman and Bourdain occasionally emerge on eGullet to hilariously slander each other, as here (with an appearance by Mike Pardus, one of Ruhlman's CIA instructors in Making of a Chef) and here.