Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Pizza Party (at Gloria Estefan's House)

My beautiful friend Harmony recently pointed me to a new song by Murder By Death. Murder by Death is an indie-Americana-rock band from Bloomington, Indiana. Harmony and I have both been a huge fan of their work for a while now. So of course I was surprised and excited when I learned they wrote and recorded a song just for me. This song is short and to the point, but it is definitely packed with some serious pizzaliciousness. Not unlike pizza, it leaves you wanting more.  Best of all you can download it for whatever you wish to pay for it. Just name your price.
 
<a href="http://murderbydeath.bandcamp.com/track/pizza-party-at-gloria-estefans-house">Pizza Party! (at Gloria Estefan's House) by Murder By Death</a>


On another note, Murder By Death has a new record out called Finch. It is the instrumental companion to a book by the same title written by Sci-fi/fantasy/horror author Jeff Vandermeer. The album has been released as a very limited edition with the book, just 1,000 CDs and 500 on vinyl.

From their website:

"Jeff approached MBD about doing a soundtrack to go with the limited edition of his new book, and we thought it was such a strange idea we had to do it. The book reminds us of "Bladerunner" - with spore-faced bad guys. Bitchin'. We locked ourselves up in our friends studio (Farm Fresh) in Bloomington, IN for 5 days and wrote and recorded an instrumental album inspired by the book. We have used a lot of crazy techniques that we have never tried before on this record. Our old pianist Vincent Edwards lent his hand(s) at the piano, organs, and Rhodes. Each song is attempting to recreate a scene or mood from the book"

<a href="http://murderbydeath.bandcamp.com/album/instrumental-soundtrack-to-the-book-finch">Finch's Theme by Murder By Death</a>

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Any way you slice it - Part I

In my pizzalicous travels around the internet, I found some pretty fun pizza cutters. Here are a few of the cutest, wackiest cutters. More after the jump!


PZT-2 Pizza cutter 
$13.99 at Bencycle This one goes out to my buds at Pamparius, another Richmond based pizza blog.  Those dudes love pizza and bikes and even hosted a bike tour of several pizzerias in Richmond.


Monday, December 14, 2009

CT Scan Pizza

I found this on Etsy listed on Radiology Art's page. It is a CT scan of a NY slice.


Here is there totally deep-dish biased explaination of the picture. Ha ha.

"This is a CT scan of a classic slice of New York pizza made "to go". Note the thin crust, the tomato sauce and the melted layer of cheese. It is stowed in a paper bag and sits on a paper plate, both shown here in green. Note that the pizza slice is a little too large for the bag and the tip of the slice got a little crumpled. This would never happen, of course, with Chicago pizza since it is much too thick to yield to a paper bag."

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Pizzalicious Shopping Guide

The holidays are upon us and I have a few ideas for the pizza lovers in your life... or maybe you would like to inspire some pizza love. Either way I've got you covered with these pizzalicious gifts!

Pizza for Dummies Kit
I don't appreciate the name of this product but I do believe it has everything a beginner needs to get their kitchen into shape for some serious pizza making.

$24.99 at Macy's



Pizza of the Month Club - Chicago Style
This is perfect for the Chicago pizza lover in your life. Every month they'll deliver three frozen Chicago style deep dish pies to your door. the website says, "Each is an authentic gourmet pizza, handmade for you by a noted Chicago pizza chef with a creative soul." Who can argue with that? You can sign up for as many months as you want. 12 Months - $649.40


Friday, December 11, 2009

Pizza Postage

I found something very interesting on the US Postal Service website the other day. You can make your own stamps! They have contracted out a company to help with the process. Previous USPS regulations required a person be dead for over ten years to grace envelopes on a stamp. Now you can just upload the picture you want and voila! Stamps!

You can make a stamp for the regular $0.44 price or lots of other denominations. I thought it would be awesome to pay for shipping packages with one. Unfortunately it costs about $10 extra per sheet, but that is a pretty good deal considering the novelty of having your very own pizza stamps.

Of course I immediately thought of all the pizzalicious stamps I could stick on future envelopes. Here are some of the designs I came up with. More after the jump.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Pizzalicious Birthday 2009!

I rang in the big 26 with my siblings, friends, tons of cupcakes and dancing! I had a great birthday this year and like last year it was also pizzalicious.

Looky:

My lovely older sister Rose gifted me with a Pizza Pocket. No, I am NOT talking about a gross HotPocket brand product. I am talking about an adorable little slice that dubs as a purse, make up bag or whatever I want. Perhaps I'll keel my rennet tablets for mozzarella making it it. Or maybe coupons for San Marzano tomatoes,  King Arthur bread flour and Red Star yeast.

The pocket comes from Israeli designer/artist Anat Safran. She has designed Yummy Pockets for, cookies, and tacos. Safran is also the designer of the Pita Pocket and the InfoBook and Info bag.  The cutest thing about these fun pockets is that they look SO realistic. the back of the pocket actually looks like trhe back of a slice., same for the cookie and pita. I love it! It is even the right size for a slice. 


My sister Maya gifted me with a pizzalicious oven mitt.  It looks like a slice of pizza and will be great for pulling hot pies out of the oven. So cute!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pizza Party Mix Tape!

A while ago, my friend Adam and I did a special episode of our radio show, Radio El Radon, all about pizza! RVA Magazine posted it up on their site so all you pizzalicious fans can check out the Pizza Party Mix Tape.

I have waaaaaaaaaaay more songs about pizza but this is what we could fit in to two hours along with our usual witty banter.  Like pizza, some are silly, some are sweet and some are spicy. Check out this track listing (after the jump)!