Friday, September 08, 2006

The Rosebuds rock cookout, debut new songs

Down here, what many of us know as a barbeque is actually a cookout. And barbeque is - well, delicious pork, not customarily consumed at a cookout. If it is cooked and consumed at a cookout, however, it's called a pig-pickin'. And you eat barbeque, but you will see befuddled faces if you refer to the event as a barbeque. It's enough to make a former midwesterner's head spin. That is, until the first forkful of eastern North Carolina barbeque, tangy with vinegar and hickory smoke, hits the palate like a birthday present.

Well, the pictured concern was a cookout where, in fact, nothing was cooked, but barbeque (prepared elsewhere) was consumed from giant foil platters, alongside the customary collard greens, hushpuppies, beans, and sweet tea. This makes for a lot of very happy people who get happier yet when Ivan and Kelly assume their positions and treat the assembled backyard crew to lots of old Rosebuds faves and some *rocking* new glimpses into their next record, due out early next year.

Ladies and gentleman, put on your psyched faces because the Rosebuds have clearly been tending to more than just their tomatoes this summer.

-The Art Dept.

photo by Zoƫ


Blogger ohmerge said...

There was a period a couple years ago when both shows were just getting off the ground where Al Franken and Ed Schultz butt heads over the precise definitions of grilling and barbeque. It was never explicitly directed at the other show, but Al went so far as to sending one of his buddies to some of the best bbq places around the country and phoning in with their owners and patrons. Big Eddie in response would have higher-ups from grill-producing companies on his show to discuss the merits of each.

Still, every once in a while, a caller will call in to talk to Big Eddie about some new grill or bbq technique they're trying out. Al has all but stopped taking phone calls entirely, his restaurant segment also long since abandoned.

I suppose these memories are now just a relic from the early days of these shows, along with most of Franken's guest theme songs, Katherine Lanpher, and Big Eddie's anger siren. If memory serves, Al would always side against North Carolina bbq, while Schultz would take the more diplomatic "send me all sorts of bbq you can find" approach. Big Eddie loves food.


September 8, 2006 at 12:55:00 PM EDT  
Blogger john said...

hey, i've been listening to the rosebuds all day! wish they were in my back yard, instead of a bunch of the neighbor's dog shit.

September 8, 2006 at 3:33:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Cash said...

tell the rosebuds to come back to florida, we WILL show them a real bar-B-Q.
(thats how we spell it in the deep south.)

September 9, 2006 at 6:54:00 PM EDT  

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