Six Degrees of Matt Groening

Thanks to Aquarius Records I am the proud owner of DJ Drank’s Greatest Malt Liquor Mix, a set of St. Ides Malt Liquor ads recorded in the 90s by top rap artists and very shortly afterwards pulled off the air due to public outcry. Great, great stuff.

I was in Trader Joe’s today buying things I shouldn’t, like peanut butter filled pretzels and Irish whiskey, and I saw a familiar face. It was one of those totally out of context recognition situations, like seeing your elementary school teacher at a leather bar or something. I thought “wha..whaa…him?” and said “Hey! Did you work at Rhino Records in L.A. in the 80s?” Why yes he did, and he remembered me too. Which shows both that he’s got a great memory, and that I bought far, far too many records at the Rhino retail store during that time. My favorite record store clerk from my college years is now working at a grocery store down the street from me, 50 miles away. Yow.

I made smoked salmon quiche and an artichoke heart and tomato salad with tarragon dressing tonight, with mochi green tea ice cream to finish off. I R COOK!

4 thoughts on “Six Degrees of Matt Groening

  1. didn’t realize until this post that you live here in SF. AND you shop at Trader Joe’s! i must compliment you on your good taste.
    .. unless you were buying something dubious at Aquarius. were you? 😉
    my favorite TJ’s-supplies recipe: goat cheese and smoked salmon quesadillas. spread goat cheese of yr choice on a quesadilla, liberally sprinkle smoked salmon over it, place another quesadilla on top, pan fry to golden brown. actually, i dunno if you can get quesadillas at TJ’s, but a trip to another store is worth it. 🙂

    1. close..
      Actually I’m down south (Orange County) so I mail-ordered from Aquarius. I got along with DJ Drank some electronic music (Raymond Scott and Bruce Haack) and some Scenic live stuff.
      Whenever I’m in SF I make a pilgrimage to that store, though.
      That food idea is excellent.

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