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Wussy “Waiting Room” & “Asteroids” (live on Ultra Sessions)

18th Nov 12 (Sun) Leave a comment

One of the best indie rock bands around, Wussy, had an Ultra Sessions.  Here’s “Waiting Room“…

And “Asteroids“…

Check out their latest album, Strawberry, listen and buy if you like it on Amazon.

I saw Over the Rhine last night at the Triple Door in Seattle.  Review, setlist, and photos up before Thanksgiving!

~Dan – np: Damien JuradoMaraqopa


Wussy to embark on 2012 West Coast tour (needs help)

7th Feb 12 (Tue) Leave a comment

Cincinnati dusty indie rock quartet Wussy are going to hit the West Coast for the first time in June.  Their latest album, Strawberry, is EXCELLENT, and it is going to be available as a limited edition vinyl for Record Store Day 2012.  They’ve made a map for their tour in June, now they need our help…

We’ve just posted the itinerary for our first ever west coast tour in the events section here on FB. In case it wasn’t obvious, we do pretty much everything ourselves here in Wussyland and we need your help. We’ve never played most of these cities and whatever help you can give in finding appropriate venues and contacts we’d really appreciate it. In order to keep this a little more organized post your info in the event for the actual city we’re playing. We’re coming, we just need to figure out where!

~Dan – np: MadLoveWhite With Foam

Wussy – Strawberry

4th Oct 11 (Tue) 1 comment

I don’t miss Cincinnati much.  I do miss a few choice eateries (Melt, Gajah Wong, Tellers, Lemongrass, tons of Indian) and I do miss being able to see some of my favorite bands play (Over the Rhine, Ric Hordinski, Ash Peacock, Ryan Adcock, Kim Taylor, Ellery, Jason Ludwig/Noctaluca, Wussy… the list could go on for a long time).

Well, I’m happy as a doggie in a strawberry field, because the aforementioned Wussy just put out their fourth full-length studio album – Strawberry.  Wussy’s a fantastic rock quartet made up of Chuck Cleaver, Lisa Walker, Mark Messerly, and Joe Klug.  They write catchy, poppy choruses and meld it perfectly with Midwest Americana-meets-indie-rock grit (or “Midwestern drone” as their press says).

Vocal duties are traded off with Chuck (of the Ass Ponys) and Lisa (of the Magic Words… and of my college days).  The samples I’ve heard so far as right in line with what I love about them.  Go hear for yourself (the entire album is up streaming with a few FREE downloads), and then pick up a copy for yourself on bandcamp (mp3 download or limited CD).

FYI, the CDs are limited to only 100… and I’ve got one coming to me in Oregon, so grab one of the other 99 before it’s too late.  I can’t recommend Wussy, this album, and their prior albums enough.  A+++

Other links for Wussy:
Webpage / FB / MySp / Twit

~Dan – np: Steven WilsonGrace for Drowning

RECIPE: Strawberry Cornmuffins & Fruit Spring Rolls

28th Jun 09 (Sun) Leave a comment

June’s Veggie Supper Club in Eugene was an “Amazing Appetizers and Fantastic Fingerfoods” theme; so I decided to try something new for me and something that would incorporate the great strawberries from market and raspberries from our backyard… so, Strawberry Cornbread Muffins and Fresh Fruit Spring Rolls were on the menu for today…

(photo: Made Healthier)

Strawberry Cornmuffins

Makes 12 muffins


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbs. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. Combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in mixing bowl. Whisk together eggs and buttermilk in separate bowl. Stir cornmeal mixture into egg mixture. Fold in melted butter and strawberries. Scoop batter into muffin pan.
  3. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until tops are brown. Cool 10 minutes in pan; cool completely on baking rack.


(photo: Chicago Mag)

Fresh Fruit Spring Rolls
with Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Makes as many rolls as you want

Spring Roll Ingredients:

  • Fresh fruit.  I used strawberries, pineapple (with their juice), bananas, raspberries.
  • Small rice paper spring roll wrappers
  • Fresh mint

Spring Roll Directions:

  1. Cut into small pieces and mix fruit & mint together.
  2. Using warm water (not too hot to the touch), dip stiff rice paper wrapper for 15-30 seconds until pliable.
  3. Place spoonful of fruit mixture in center of wrapper (amount dependent on rice paper size).  Don’t overfill, as you’ll get a hull breach.  Try to get as little of the juice in as possible, as this will make rolling it difficult.
  4. Wrap like a burrito… can be tricky.
  5. Repeat.

Dipping Sauce Ingredients:

Dipping Sauce Directions:

  1. Mix.
  2. Dip.
  3. Enjoy.

This is a mainly music-based blog.  If you stumbled in on a recipe search, check out my other recipes, like vegan biscuits & gravy, spiced biscotti, vegan cactus chili, vegan bananas foster, and mushroom dumpling stew at THIS LINK.

~Dan – np: dredgThe Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion no torrent or free download here

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