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The Moneymaker

courtesy of Rilo Kiley

Here's the latest video from LA-based group Rilo Kiley for their song, "The Moneymaker." I'm loving the tougher and darker Fleetwood Mac-meets-Heart rock sound of this single and the super sexy video that dives into the hidden world of the porn industry. Their new album Under the Blacklight drops on August 21, and if "The Moneymaker"  is any indication of things to come, I'm pretty sure this will be the album of 2007.

Hayley's Random Mix Playlist

courtesy of the Chemical Brothers

Due to copyright issues some songs on this playlist may be reduced to 30-second samples. For the full-length tracks check out our 7x7 imeem page.

The Hemingway Daiquiri

Ernest Hemingway, July 21, 1899 - July 2, 1961

As was pointed out by one of the genial, twittering, PR birds so constantly abuzz in my ear, this is the week of Hemingway's birthday (and the anniversary month of both his death and birth).

Hemingway's contributions to many fields are in no need of enumeration here. But the man did stamp his identity on the cocktail with his favored way of taking the drink.

The Daiquiri is named for a Cuban mining town where an American engineer came up with the simple formula of lime + rum + sugar (hmmm, hard to imagine that had never been done before) that worked so beautifully that it became canonical.

Port of Call: Farina

I visited this new Italian outpost in the Mission yesterday (just one block from that classic but still vibrant Italian outpost, Delfina).

The design is gorgeous. I loved the shelves of wines and wine glasses that separate the bar area from the dining room. The warm lighting and off-white walls suffuses the entire space in a gorgeous glow the color of fresh, organic cream. Tables and chairs have beautiful wood, and there is rustic marble placed throughout the restaurant.

Boys Will Be Boys

Bang Lime
Best Friends in Love
Last Gang Records

Gay Pride

I have a brother and three brothers-in-law, all under the age of 32, so even though I live in a very female household with my partner Sarah and our two girl pets, I consider myself in touch with boys. Well, I guess I should qualify that—I feel very in touch with bad boy humor. It’s not something I’m entirely proud of, but there you have it.

In any case, I was walking down Grant Ave. today through Chinatown on my way to an interview when I happened to pass a sign for a restaurant advertising their early dinner special. First item on the menu?

Small homos plate.

Melissa's Playlist 07.25.07

courtesy of Kate Nash

Due to copyright issues some songs on this playlist may be reduced to 30-second samples. For the full-length tracks check out our 7x7 imeem page.

Enrico's Re-Opening

Enrico's on Broadway in North Beach celebrated its grand re-opening last Friday and Saturday with two parties where wine and champagne were plentiful as were the folks spilling out into the restaurant's spacious front patio.

Alfonzo Cordon, Laurie Murray    Kartee & Sameet Mehta      Elyssa Thorp, Alexandra Tyndall

Film Happenings in Your 'Hood

courtesy of Dimension Films

Dearest film nerds, here are some flicks to check out while I sun myself and drink garish, fluorescent cocktails. Until next time, be bad and get into trouble whilst sipping umbrella drinks, baby.

Film Happenings Around Town 
•    Bad Boys of Runway with Santino and Jeffery of Project RunwayCastro Theatre (Friday)

Tonight, Tonight

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Legendary alternative rockers the Smashing Pumpkins are currently in the middle of holding an eight-show residency in support of their new album Zeitgeist at the Fillmore, bringing Pumpkins fans of all ages and from all places out of the woodworks for these sold -out reunion shows. These photos are from Sunday, July 15, where neo-prog outfit Fair to Midland opened up the show.

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