Saturday, May 19, 2007

Insomnia Loves You, Too!

For those of you who don't visit Insomnia Coffee Company at MySpace, here's a recent post from an Insomnia Coffee lover. Does anyone have a larger tower of cups saved up?

Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. - Franklin P. Jones

Friday, May 18, 2007

"I Have Been Chosen!"

So many syrups, how do they know which one to choose? They all look the same to me.

"Farewell, my friends. I go on to a better place." - Alien toy after being chosen by the claw in Toy Story.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Will Tune for Coffee?

Great news! Insomnia Coffee Company now has a piano. If anyone knows of a piano tuner who will work for coffee, please send them by.

“They afterwards took me to a dancing saloon where I saw the only rational method of art criticism I have ever come across. Over the piano was printed a notice- 'Please do not shoot the pianist. He is doing his best.'” - Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Ali Harter / Ryan McClellan

Ali Harter and Ryan McClellan played Tuesday evening. It had been a very warm Hillsboro day and the turnout was surprisingly good. I came late and missed Ryan, but was told he gave a great performance. Ali was great, and her guitar playing was very enjoyable. Her music is definitely unique, and not in a bad way.

“Any problem you can't solve with a good guitar is either unsolvable or isn't a problem.” - unknown

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Saturday Concert

Local artist Rosemary Tracy will be on the Insomnia Coffee Company stage this Saturday from 9 to 11 pm. Born in Memphis, her music career so far has taken her through Idaho, California, and Alaska. She is now calling Portland home and is a part of the local music scene.

“But he that dares not grasp the thorn should never crave the rose.”
Anne Bronte

Monday, May 14, 2007

Special Tuesday Concert

Ali Harter will be here for a special Tuesday evening concert. Ali is from Oklahoma and is currently touring around the country. Joining her will be Ryan McClellan, also from Oklahoma, for some folk rock, soul, and blues.

If you haven't been able to come by for a Friday or Saturday concert, here's your chance to do it on Tuesday. The music starts at eight.

As always, plenty of great coffee and tea creations, bagels, cookies and cakes will be available.

"After all," said Rabbit to himself, "Christopher Robin
depends on Me. He's fond of Pooh and Piglet and Eeyore, and so
am I, but they haven't any Brain. Not to notice. And he
respects Owl, because you can't help respecting anybody who can
spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right; but spelling
isn't everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply
doesn't count.

Dick Kutch and Friends

Dick Kutch played some great Jazz tunes at Insomnia Coffee Company Saturday night. He played the keyboard and did some vocals, accompanied by Fred Gordon trading off between the saxophone and the flute, with Lisa Harvey singing old greats like "At Last", which she knocked out of the park. All three musicians got great applause for their fine solo performances.

If you missed it, too bad, but they'll be back Saturday June 16th. Don't miss them!

Another thing you missed, but I was able to share with my wonderful lady, is a slice of Orange/Ginger/Cranberry cake. Becky described it as "A party in your mouth". You can still get some next time you visit. I shouldn't tell you it's wheat and gluten free, 'cause that makes it sound healthy. Here's proof good tasting cake can also be healthy.

“Don't play the saxophone. Let it play you.” - Charlie Parker