Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Palladium Paradise and A Little Meme

*Update* I should mention that Karin Dailey took these professional photos and an awesome job was done!

So all that talk about rocking out at the Worcester Palladium and not a darn picture to show for it? No more! Here are some pro shots we paid a pretty penny for so now we can look like a legite band. ;)

So far we are a 4-piece, looking to expand two more members. Being that we're tuned low and play metal, we've been able to get away with no 'lower end' for a while. However! We just might be getting a bassist (after months of auditioning) very soon. His name is Steve and he's grrrreat! Okay, enough with the cheese. For now, here is the band as it has been for over a year.

From top left to bottom right: Mike- guitarist, Suzie (THAT'S ME!)- vocalist/crazy lady, Kevin- drummer and Matt- guitarist.

Acrasjia quadtic

Because I didn't want to make this blog ridiculously picture heavy, I asked Mike to make a mosaic. See, he's a photoshop genius, so he does a lot of favours. Tee hee Anyway, because Flickr is totally awesome, you can click on it for a larger view. However, Mikey made some of the cool crowd shots too small! So, I decided to repost them underneath in all their glory.

Acrasjia Mosaic



Oh, and don't try this at home:


Now, for a meme I found off of Just the Food. You should do it too, even if you don't get all the way through mine. ;) I love reading other people's surveys and such!

1. Favorite non-dairy milk?
Okay, it's Silk, sugar-free. I hated it at first, but now it's perfect in everything that calls for milk. Now that I'm used to it, regular Silk tastes too disgustingly sweet. It's odd how your mind can get un-used to things. For a dessert-flavoured drink, however, I will go with Mocha Silk Milk.

2. What are the top 3 dishes/recipes you are planning to cook?
Pumpkin ziti, roasted tofu with stuffing and white chocolate cake with white chocolate buttercream frosting.

3. Topping of choice for popcorn?
Earth balance, garlic powder, salt, pepper and tobasco sauce.

4. Most disastrous recipe/meal failure?
That would have to be strawberry shortcake. I was a brand new cook at the time. I accidentally put a cup of baking soda in it. You can imagine the rest. My mother was a sweetheart and helped me make a new one. I always have that problem where if a recipe fails, I WILL re-make it immediately, the RIGHT way.

5. Favorite pickled item?
Don't think I'm a fan of pickled items.

6. How do you organize your recipes?
There are tons of them floating around, but I plan on getting a three-ring binder and putting them in sections by snacks, drinks, desserts, entrees, etc... in alphabetical order.

7. Compost, trash, or garbage disposal?
Well, I want to start a compost but my friend tells me that it will smell bad. For now, I use the trash, saving what I can, but boy do I wish I had a garbage disposal! Someday...

8. If you were stranded on an island and could only bring 3 foods...what would they be (don't worry about how you'll cook them)?
Pasta, roasted garlic potatoes and chocolate cake.

9. Fondest food memory from your childhood?
Circus cookies! Everyday when I came home from kindergarten, my mother would make me a peanut butter and jelly sandwhich with circus cookies while I watched my favourite shows.

10. Favorite vegan ice cream?
Wheelers Black Label Vegan ice cream. I've only tried it once. But it's THAT good. Buuuut... my favourite flavour ice cream always has been and always will be cookies and cream.

11. Most loved kitchen appliance?
For now it's my big soup pot, but I would love, love, love a state of the art food processor. I'm old fashioned. I don't have a lot of gadgets... which is probably why it takes me waaay too long to cook.

12. Spice/herb you would die without?

13. Cookbook you have owned for the longest time?
Vegetarian Times

14. Favorite flavor of jam/jelly?

15. Favorite vegan recipe to serve to an omni friend?
My lasagna. I'm telling you, that Tofutti tricks EVERYONE!

16. Seitan, tofu, or tempeh?
Tofu. You can use it for anything. It's like the duct tape of the food world.

17. Favorite meal to cook (or time of day to cook)?

18. What is sitting on top of your refrigerator?
A radio, a flashlight, a can of pencils and pens and batteries. Bad feng shui.

19. Name 3 items in your freezer without looking.
Banana, bread, corn niblets.

20. What's on your grocery list?
Mini pretzels, garlic powder, raisins, apple juice, diced toms, white kidney beans, curry paste, 2 cans of coconut milk, pasta, pasta sauce, milk and bread

21. Favorite grocery store?
Whole Foods- but it really drains the pockets. :-/

22. Name a recipe you'd love to veganize, but haven't yet.
White Chocolate everything

23. Food blog you read the most (besides Isa's because I know you check it everyday). Or maybe the top 3?
I read them all everyday. Just look to the right of my posts for names.

24. Favorite vegan candy/chocolate?
Tropical Source raspberry chocolate bars. My most favourite is white chocolate, but I have yet to try a vegan version. 6 years! God help me.

25. Most extravagant food item purchased lately?
Whole coconuts. It wasn't for cooking, it was to make cups.

26. What was your favorite food BEFORE becoming veg*n?
Before being vegan, of course it was white chocolate and anything with cheese. Before being vegetarian, I loved kielbasa, chicken cutlets and Italian subs.


Vegan_Noodle said...

Oh I love the band photos!! Looks like the crowd had an awesome time. You can really move that hair....very cool.

Liked you survey. I am actually finishing up that same one right now to post later today!
I miss white chocolate as well. And how funny about the baking soda :-)

VeggieGirl said...

wow, I'm loving the pictures of your band! so much energy and vivacity!

glad to see that you are a fellow garlic and Whole Foods fan! yay! haha.

by the way, you can buy VEGAN white chocolate at either or (that's how I made those "A little but of this, a little bit of that" cookies, that I blogged about a few weeks or so ago. it's delicious! :0)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Great band pictures! And I enjoyed reading the survey too :o).

Anonymous said...

(grr... Blogger ate this when I typed it before...)

You can compost indoors without it smelling bad! You can vermicompost, or use a worm bin. It can be small enough to fit under your kitchen sink, so you can just throw scraps in there while you're cooking. I found a good tutorial-- complete with pictures!

The New York City Composting Project

I learned about worm bins at my permaculture class and at R.U.S.T-- I might have some more info I can copy for you if you'd like.

And as nasty and un-vegan as it sounds, you can get the red wiggler worms at a bait shop. But they'd be going to a better home than most bait, I think!

Rural Vegan said...

Your pictures are amazing! They definitely look professional.

Dang it, I have to find this Wheelers Black Label Vegan ice cream. Everyone is raving about it but I've never seen it!

Ashasarala said...

Elly, I would love any info you have on it. I'm a noob when it comes to such things! Worms are cute in a gross sorta way...

Thanks so much! :)

Kang Doy's Bloggy Blog Blog Blog said...

Heey that drummer of yours looks pretty damn crazy! ;-)

What is your background of? It looks like wheat? LoL.

Veganista said...

Fantastic photos of you with the band! I really get a sense of the energy looking at them. Loved reading your answers to this meme. :) The shortcake story made me laugh out loud--a CUP of baking soda? I'm trying to imagine what they looked like. :)

vegetalion said...

I'm totally going to come see you sometime!

also, I miss white chocolate too. I hear there are white chocolate chips available online... it just seems to extravagant for a vegan on a budget

bazu said...

I love the band photos! I used to read Rolling Stone all the time and could so see your band being featured in the magazine... ah, fun. Are you guys ever going to play in Syracuse??
Oh, and how ridiculously fun is this survey? I'm intrigued by the coconut cups you made! And damn... you've got me craving white chocolate...

Jody from VegChic said...

The band photos look really great. Worcester is definitely a cool place for musicians...lot of venues.

Your bean salads and soups look really good. Borscht would be the first one I'd want to try if I were one of your testers!

textual bulldog said...

Awesome band photots! You guys look great.

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