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WonderTune København | Copenhagen. First Time in Scandinavia.

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

WT Copenhagen
For the first time since we met each other in 2006, we’ll be traveling independently aside from work/shoots. My freelance schedule actually conflicts with Jeni’s spring break this time and I wasn’t going to let her vacation time go to waste. She’ll finally be going to Copenhagen and enjoying NOMA, Geranium, Manfred’s, Kødbyens Fiskebar, Restaurant Radio, Coffee Collective and many more amazing Danish-y things. I’m happy for her, jealous, excited and sad at the same time. Here’s my mix for her while she endures the 25 degree weather haha! Follow her Danish-y and French-y travels on Instagram @oishiieats. Thanks for reading and listening – enjoy!

Bibio
Big Black Delta
Billa Qause
Bloc Party
Crystal Castles
The Detroit Experiment
Frankie Rose
Gung Ho
Ivan & Alyosha
Javelin
Little Dragon
Millionyoung
Pepper Rabbit
Portugal. The Man
Rhye
The Ruby Suns
Sunglasses
Teen Daze
Toro y Moi
Wild Nothing

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WonderTune Louis + Nash. HonkyTonk Time!

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

WT Louis + Nash
For my birthday this year, Jeni sent me off first to Nashville for a few days and will be meeting her up in Louisville. I’m here to see what the Southeast is all about and I know I’ll be impressed by the whiskey distilleries, hot chicken shacks and warm hospitality. Stay tuned!

Listen to WonderTune Louis + Nash.

01. Aeroplane – We Can’t Fly (Oliver Remix)
02. Atlas Sound – The Shakes
03. Avi Buffalo – What’s In It For?
04. Black Moth Super Rain – Like A Sundae
05. Blackbird Blackbird – Modern Disbelief
06. Cashemere Cat – Mirror Maru
07. Cayucas – High School Lover
08. Childhood – Blue Velvet
09. Chromeo – Hot Mess
10. Ducktails – Letter of Intent
11. Feeding People – Island Universe
12. Frankie Rose + Teen Daze – Union
13. Lord Huron – The Stranger
14. Roosevelt – Sea Dub
15. Sea Wolf – Priscilla
16. The Sweet Seranades
17. Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
18. Tops – Double Vision
19. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Swim and Sleep
20. Youth Lagooon – The Hunt

Listen to WonderTune Louis + Nash. Thanks, follow me at @eeddbbmm to see what we eat/drink in Nashville and Louisville.

A Stroll through London’s Borough Market.

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

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Our first experience in London wasn’t as ideal as we thought it would be. Flying from Los Angeles, we had a stop-over in Philadelphia. Due to airplane malfunction, we were left on the tarmac for nearly 4.5 hours without the air vents on. Fortunately they didn’t put on any Katherine Heigl movies to entertain us. Upon arriving at Heathrow, we were welcomed by London’s biggest asshole who happened to be dressed in a wrinkled customs officer uniform. Probably due to the fact that we were Americans (I guess I don’t blame him) and not of the same skin color as him, he decided to interrogate for us nearly ten minutes for the shits and giggles. Even delving into how much we had in our checking and savings. The weather was also colder than we had also expected, even raining and snowing a little during the evening – horribly freezing! We took to the cocktail lounges and drank away all that happened during the day. But the next day would completely redeem everything.

For us, things can change from crappy to happy the second we smell something delicious being cooked, or see steam rising from a grill or table top. Our friends Warren and Laurie took us to the Borough Market as soon as we could wake up. They knew that this would make up for everything and it sure did. We ended up coming back once more before departing to Paris.

Founded in 1756 and located in the Southwark (Suth-erck) neighborhood, the Borough Market runs from 2 am – 8 am for wholesale companies and shortly after to the public. If you could only eat one “restaurant” in London, I’d suggest checking out the market for the “food court” approach. Or if you plan on taking the Eurorail elsewhere, pack your lunch here for the long train ride and make everyone else around you jealous. The Borough Market finely curates some of England’s best food vendors and purveyors – from meat, seafood to artisanal goodies. I had heard that the selection process to become a vendor here is quite difficult and that the committee at anytime may ask a vendor to leave if they aren’t performing to standards. Sorry Los Angeles, but the Borough Market makes the Fairfax Farmer’s Market look like a Food 4 Less. Although the market itself isn’t that large, the appeal was that of a kid’s first visit to Disneyland. (English accent)… shall we?

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According to this cow map, the Borough Market is accurately divided into three main sections. But one should not ignore the fine establishments near the neck, brisket or belly. They are just as tasty.

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