Sunday, July 19, 2009

Please go see FOOD Inc. !

Cassi and I finally had the chance to catch a viewing of this @ the Nickelodeon yesterday and I would highly recommend it to anyone who eats on a daily basis. If you have already read alot of Michael Pollan's books and have been cognizant of the local food movement... you may not learn a "ton" of new information, but, it was a wonderfully visual representation of what all these books are informing people about...and being a visual person it is highly entertaining and very well done !

Upcoming Shows....

First up...Come enjoy a sunset over the Casco Bay as you float along to the infectious grooves of Maine's premier soundsystem, Cognizant Sound. DJ Lukaduke will be spinning a well selected blend of classic roots and conscious current dancehall. Add to the mix a heavy dose of Caribbean food provided by Caribbean Catering included in the mix and you have a night to remember courtesy of Mystic Entertainment. Tickets are $18/20 and available @ the Casco Bay Lines.

Next up...We are proud to present the US Ambassador of Dubstep
JOE NICE (Dub War NYC,, Baltimore, MD)

Representing Baltimore, JoeNice is universally recognized as the ambassador of the dubstep sound in North America and one of the purveyors of the sound worldwide with his upfront selection and skillful mixing. Joe's show on was the first to feature dubstep in the states and this platform has spread the dubstep sound on the airwaves, across America and around the world. JoeNice is the first American-based DJ to play on London pirate radio, RinseFM. A member of GourmetBeats, resident at a monthly party in New York City called DubWar, recognized as one of URB's NEXT 100 for 2007, JoeNice is looking to make a difference. Be ready.

MOLDY (Heavy Pressure, ‘earwax, Deep Medi Musik)

LUKADUKE (Cognizant Sound)

MC DYNAMO-P (Heavy Pressure, JKE Music, Semiconz)

Visuals by AGENT 8 (Heavy Pressure)

21+ w/ID, $10

Finally for now...Peace Action Maine, Federal Spice, and SPACE present a benefit for local refugee families featuring Fitzie Niceness with Tuf, a Rockin' Vibration reunion, and DJ Lukaduke from Cognizant Sound. Jamaican-born Fitzie Niceness has established himself in Maine and throughout New England with CD releases and live appearances featuring his soulful R & B inspired vocals and conscious lovers lyrics. He will be backed by Tuf, Portland's rootsiest reggae band. Rockin' Vibration is a legend in Maine's reggae history. From the early 80s to the late 90s, Rockin Vibration ruled the local scene. They originated the Peaks Island Sunday reggae series, and opened for nearly every major reggae talent passing through Portland. DJ Lukaduke will be bringing an extensive selection of roots reggae and Studio One classics to spin between sets.

Project Local Rootz...Update

So it has been a couple weeks since I have made a post... alot has happened in the past weeks that have limited my time to be able to discuss "local" eating politics. Its summer and the skies have slowly turned from grey to blue...the gardens are now bustling with new growth, however they certainly seem a bit behind schedule compared to years prior. All I can say is that it is a good thing that we have so many talented local farmers...
Speaking of local farmers.... last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting one of these food havens. I took a 65 mile round trip bicycle ride up to New Leaf Farm in Durham. I got to see first hand how well maintained and pristine this farm really is. I have been eating New Leafs mesculin mix and herb selections for a couple years now and was very happy to finally get a tour of the farm. The hoop houses containing the tomatoes were the highlight for me... I even got to munch on my first sungold and cherry tomato of the season....
Anyway it is now day 90 of our local eating project and I have to come clean on a few new guidelines that have entered our diet. First I should say that we are still keeping our cupboards stocked with 100% Maine grown products and still eat completely local meals 95% of the time...however I have learned not to turn down offers of free food and meals prepared by friends and relatives or the occasional restaurant excursion that tend to happen on nights were my world just becomes to hectic to cook a nourishing dinner made from scratch. I realized that the most important part of "eating local" to me was and is the ability to keep my money away from all the large food conglomerates... The simple act of handing my hard earned money over to a farmer who actually grew the food that I am consuming gives me a pleasure that can never be full filled by shopping at whole foods or eating out at a restaurant. On the few occasions we have ordered out in the recent weeks I have definitely found myself poking at my plate sighing at the commercial farm sources that Im sure delivered half the ingredients in my dish...

Stay tuned for more local recipes as the summer rolls along...

Thursday, July 2, 2009

4th of July Festivities...

So fourth of July is a couple days away and it usually marks the beginning of a busy summer schedule... keep checking in for more info on upcoming shows !

For starters there are two events Lukaduke will be touching down @
on the Fourth.

First up
Arts & Culture Festival

The 3rd Annual Radiance Arts & Culture Fest is a block party-style convergence celebrating summer, independence, and sustainability. The festival will offer an exciting blend of music & dance, hand-made artistry and crafted goods with a focus on the Portland arts and music community. Locally produced art & retail goods to be raffled throughout the day in support of Portland Parks & Recreation Dept's new Arts & Rec. Skate Park fund. The outdoor gathering will run from 2 pm until sunset; admission is free.

Featuring music by:
DJ HeART Space

Live Art Installations
including an interactive creative wall for kids and adults...

Food by the Beetroot Kitchen

Sound by Dudeman Foo

& more...

Come on down and enjoy the festivities !

Then immediately after the Radiance Festival it is off to the north country for...

the West Paris Tea Party

A annual party hosted graciously by Toji... on his mothers farm in West Paris.

Come to Party till the early morning with Lukaduke & Geofferson holding it down on the turntables...

Other summer dates already booked

Jul 16 2009 9:00P
the White Heart PORTLAND
Jul 25 2009 7:30P
Reggae Cruise (Casablanca Cruiselines) PORTLAND
Aug 8 2009 9:00P
Aug 16 2009 9:00P
the Space PORTLAND
Aug 22 2009 8:00P
Reggae Cruise (Casablanca Cruiselines) PORTLAND

More info on these upcoming events and more soon come !

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