January 3, 2008

The Spinto Band's Best Things of 2007 - "Tom's Da-Bombs"

NINE ALBUMS THAT I WAS THOROUGHLY IMPRESSED BY
Avenue – Asleep in the Sea
Exploding, Impacting – Belaire
Heroes and Sheroes – The Eames Era
Loney, Noir – Loney Dear
Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? – Of Montreal
Honeysuckle Boulevard - People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz
Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga - Spoon
Marry Me – St. Vincent
You’re My Lover Now – The Teeth

FIVE SINGLES THAT CAUGHT MY EARS (AND RELEASED MY INHIBITIONS)
“A-Punk” – Vampire Weekend
“Back in your Head” – Tegan & Sara
“D.A.N.C.E” – Justice
“Lip Gloss” – Lil Mama
“No One” – Alicia Keys

FIVE OLDER SONGS THAT ALSO DID THE TRICK
“The Jumpoff” – Plastic Little
“Tempting” – Jenny Toomey
“Uma Rosa Com Amor” – Kris E Cristina
“We Need Lava” – The Swims
“You Were On My Mind” – We Five

ONE REISSUE THAT I’M LIKE, “IT’S ABOUT TIME!” ON
Back to the Story - The Idle Race

THREE AMAZING BOOKS THAT, EVEN THOUGH TWO OF THEM ARE COMICS AND ONE OF THEM IS ABOUT CELINE DION, DOESN’T MAKE THEM NOT BOOKS.
Misery Loves Comedy – Ivan Brunetti
Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste – Carl Wilson
The Trial of Colonel Sweeto and Other Stories – Nicholas Gurewitch

TWO DVD COLLECTIONS THAT, WHEN RELEASED, BROUGHT MY BUCKET LIST A LITTLE CLOSER TO COMPLETION
Twin Peaks – The Complete Series (and Pilot!)
That’s My Bush! - The Definitive Collection

EIGHT GREAT FILMS THAT (SURPRISINGLY) HAVE TWO AFFLECKS INVOLVED IN ONE OF THEM
The Darjeeling Limted
Gone Baby Gone
Helvetica
Juno
Lars and the Real Girl
Michael Clayton
The Ten
Year of the Dog

DISCOVERY
Ghost-Ridin’ The Whip

INVENTION
Ghost-Ridin’ The Whip

YOUTUBE VIDEO


RECIPE
Pumpkin Cheese Cake

Filling
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese
¾ cup sugar
2 cups mashed pumpkin
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
pinch of salt
2 eggs
whipped cream (or other topping)

Gingersnap Crust
1¼ cups gingersnap cookie crumbs
3 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup melted butter

Filling: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cream cheese and sugar. Beat with electric mixer until smooth. Blend in pumpkin, spices, and salt. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Set mixture aside.

Gingersnap Crust: Mix gingersnap crumbs, sugar, and butter and pat gently into a 9 or 10 inch springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Pour batter into pan and bake for 50 minutes. Loosen rim and cool completely. Chill and garnish with topping. Dust lightly with nutmeg, or if you’re feeling kind of crazy, some additional gingersnap crumbs.

BEVERAGE
Jamaica’s Finest Extra Spicy Ginger Beer

5 comments:

Ryan said...

If you haven't been listening to PLU and Ergo Phizmiz's podcast "Codpaste," you really need to start.

alisa said...

spoon "ga ga ga ga ga" was an amazing album. nice choice. haha a-punk is my ringtone right now.

Michael said...

Will you guys ghost ride the whip in your next video?

krisan said...

dudddeee ghost ride the whip should be added to the song list too. its heaven translated into 16 or something minutes.

i don't even think lars and the real girl played around here, that trailer really went a direction i didn't think it'd go. but most importantly, i need to make pumpkin cheesecake ASAP!

lvv said...

Will you guys ghost ride the whip in your next video?
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