Breakfast. If I could, I would eat smashed avocado and fleur de sel on toast every single morning. Feels right.
Lunch. Apparently I wasn’t tired of avocado on toast yet, because I added tomato, lettuce, smoked turkey, swiss cheese, and mustard, and had that for lunch, too. (I love eating the same thing in a row, many times over, until I either get sick of it or run out of it.)
And dinner. Pheasant breast wrapped in caul and stuffed with minced mushrooms, served with double smoked bacon, braised green beans, and baby potatoes and carrots roasted in bacon grease. It’s still pretty hot out, but I’m already craving cozy, warm meals, and this was perfectly rich and decadent.
Also, some housekeeping:
Voir recently interviewed me for a piece about the series of culinary workshops I’ve been curating at Le Pick Up. Read it here! (In French). Don’t forget — the next one is August 25!
And: Yesterday I joined forces with the estimable Venus collective over at CKUT. Um, it was so much fun, and it felt great to get back into radio after a few years of silence. I played songs by Noveller, Gang Gang Dance, Sade, and Grouper. Good times. Plus, I finally met Amber! Oh, and also? I was invited to curate the month of November for their popular ‘Montreal Sessions’ program. I’m so stoked!
And lastly: I interviewed Peter Gershon, my editor at Signal to Noise magazine, for a story in Foxy Digitalis. Read it here.
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Happy to announce that my first feature for Foxy Digitalis is now available to read! I love reading Foxy and I’m so happy to be working with them. I mentioned the Segal Centre screening with San Francisco filmmaker Paul Clipson several months ago, and now I can finally share the contents of the amazing interview we had the following morning. Over a pot of tea and some snacks, we spoke for hours about his creative process, future work, and collaborations with musicians. Paul is a California treasure, and I hope he’ll return to Montreal soon. Read the interview here.
(And: I have a handful of reviews (scroll down) in this edition of Paris Transatlantic, as well as a few articles in this month’s Signal to Noise magazine, and a lengthy interview with Spencer Clark (of The Skaters) in this season’s Yeti magazine. Maybe if I can get all my scans together, I’ll upload some images…)
If you needed any more encouragement to have a final end-of-summer picnic, this Louis le Brocquy painting should do the trick. [via Old Paint]
And, some new things that surfaced today:
New Foxy Digitalis website, nice little podcast by friend Eric Hardiman.
I love Jeff Witscher’s addictive little interview blog, 3.D piano.
Another brilliant vintage interview with Emmit Gowin.
It might take us a lifetime to find out what it is we need to say. Most of us fall into where our feelings are headed while we’re quite young. But the beauty of all this uncertainty would be that in the process of exhausting all the possibilities, we might actually stumble unconsciously into the recognition of something that’s useful to us, that speaks to a deep need within ourselves. At the same time, I like to think that in order for any of us to really do anything new, we can’t know exactly what it is we are doing.
I’ve linked to him before. His interview with BOMB magazine the year prior is equally astounding.
And finally, some truly exciting news — my beautiful friend Windy Weber will be contributing her thoughts on gardening and the harvest on this little blog later this week! Not only is she a brilliant musician, writer, and record shop owner, Windy also happens to be an ace gardener. Although we live far apart, I have long gazed with envy at her descriptions and photos of recently harvested baskets of heirloom tomatoes and cucumbers. I’m thrilled to have her be a bpart of Popcorn Plays. Please check back soon!!