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Pairings with Chef Bill Fuller

April 18th, 2014 by Cindy H

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Friday mornings on WYEP, Chef Bill Fuller (Corporate Chef for big Burrito) joins Cindy Howes at 7:30am for Pairings! Bill & Cindy challenge each other to pair up your favorite music with matching food and drink. Let’s see what they came up with this week.

Listen to the audio:

Pairings April 18 2014 by Cindy Howes on Mixcloud

 

Cindy’s song pick: Boy and Bear “Southern Sun”

Bill’s menu pairing: Thin pork chops with pan gravy and roasted potatoes, green beans with crispy onions, and a Nehi soda.

The band name Boy and Bear reminds Bill of his favorite childhood television show, B.J. and the Bear so he gives us a springtime menu akin to his childhood memories.

Bill’s menu pick: Deep friend soft shell crab on an egg bun with tartar sauce, hot sauce, and creamy slaw, pickle okre, and a big glass of Mountain Dew.

Cindy’s menu pairing: Drive-By Truckers “Everybody Needs Love”

It’s soft shell crab season in the Southern Coast so Bill whips us up a summery crab sandwich. Cindy opts for a tonic mineral water or a shot of vodka instead of the Mountain Dew.

The 9:13 Buzz with Scott Mervis

April 16th, 2014 by Cindy H

Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of Pittsburgh’s finest music writers joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Scott Mervis!

In case you missed it here’s what he played with commentary by Scott.

The Julie Ruin, “Just My Kind” – Although this more subdued song might not fully demonstrate it, Riot Grrrl Kathleen Hanna is back with a force with this new band, which just released its debut album. She’s her screamy, punky self again after spending the past decade fighting the effects of Lyme disease. On this song, better for morning radio, she hits more of a Motown kind of soul groove.

Eels, “Where I’m From” – There are few singers who pack as much feeling into a phrase as Mark Everett. He’s in a folky, reflective mode on this song from the forthcoming album “The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett.” Let’s hope he follows that with his first show here since opening for Tom Verlaine at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in 2006.

Pairings with Chef Bill Fuller

April 11th, 2014 by Cindy H
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Friday mornings on WYEP, Chef Bill Fuller (Corporate Chef for big Burrito) joins Cindy Howes at 7:30am for Pairings! Bill & Cindy challenge each other to pair up your favorite music with matching food and drink. Let’s see what they came up with this week.

 

Listen to the audio:

Pairings April 11 2014 by Cindy Howes on Mixcloud

 

Cindy’s song pick: Joss Stone “Newborn”

 

Bill’s menu pairing: Bean and chicken burritos, Bell’s Oberon or a 5 Hour Energy

Bill’s friend Patrick just had a baby and has been living off of pre-made frozen burritos. This menu is for Patrick.

Bill’s menu pick: Whole chickens rubbed with salt and herbs wrapped with salsa in flour tortillas, herbal semi-warm potato salad, drinking a California sauvignon blanc.

 

 

 

Cindy’s song pairing: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals “Medicine”

The longest, cruelest winter of our lives is over! Bill is celebrating with a backyard barbecue including entertainment from Grace Potter on Bill’s DIY plywood stage.

9:13 Buzz with Justin Jacobs

April 9th, 2014 by Cindy H

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Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of Pittsburgh’s finest music writers joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Justin Jacobs!

In case you missed it here’s what he played with commentary by Justin!

Manchester Orchestra, “Cope”-  Boy, oh boy, is this song loud. Right now, press play and turn up your car stereo or your shitty computer speakers. This Atlanta band has been messing around with some ‘alternative rock’ sounds for a few albums now, but on their fourth record, they come up with something that sounds like a sonic upgrade of 1994.

Tune-Yards, “Water Fountain”-Merrill Garbus’ new album, Nikki Nack, squeezed its way into my head last month, and I don’t think it’ll leave until Christmas. The music is out-there weird but totally funky and undeniably fun. This is her first single off the album. Enjoy!