Archive for October, 2009

That’s Church – Pitt Girl if you missed her

October 29, 2009 1 comment

thatschurchcaptureCapture from That’s Church … click it to go there.

Well, we’re a bit late on giving a shout out to Pitt Girl’s (Virginia Montanez) new site. Hopefully you’ve already found it, but if you have not, or are new to Pittsburgh – click on the picture above.

It’s great that Pitt Girl is “out” …. not in the way you think, but the fact that she no longer has the need to hide behind an identity. This gives both men and women the inspiration to do what they love – without fear (heavy kudos to Pitt Girl for this). That is what this country and city are supposed to be about.

Although SWB has created an identity, it was never to “hide” but to facilitate the possibility of multiple authors at some point. If you look around enough, you can easily identify me by looking at that other sites on my blog.

We’ve been a little slow lately (we’ll get back at some point) due to job searching, being buried under the wires of a sound systems we maintain for a church (yep, we go to church … scared now?), and of course being at Tusca every Friday night (we’re your friendly neighborhood DJ … and, no, I don’t DJ contemporary Christian music at Tusca).

So please keep on checking out and us and keep giving people reasons to do what they love … not just what generates $$$$$.


PS – Do what you love … even if it’s just venting.

That’s Church is the first recommended Pittsburgh read to be listed under SWB Recommends!


Dok Harris and Kevin Acklin – Back to the basics

October 27, 2009 Leave a comment

harrisacklincitypaperarticleCapture from City Paper’s “Street Wise” article. Click it to go to the City Paper article.

SWB just wanted to highlight another one of the excellent articles that The Pittsburgh City Paper has been putting out lately. It’s about Dok Harris and Kevin Acklin going back to the basics of appealing to the actual voters personally for their votes.

Hmmmm … amazing how going back to the simple things actually works.

Now, since neither of these guys is a typical political running dude … they may actually give Luke Ravenstahl some competition – so ya might want to watch closely getting near the voting date.


PS – What these guys are doing to get votes makes sense … which I though was made illegal about a 100 years ago in Pittsburgh.

This article was also added into Pgh Mayoral Race 2009 section of SWB.

Yep, Dave had sex

October 2, 2009 Leave a comment

sbwnewsitem… if you read the article from Yahoo, you’ll get where the post title came from.

Now, there seems to be a whole new wave of extortionists showing up. The latest training camps must have let out.

Along with glorifying crimes and adultery, etc …. the more and more these things happen, the more they become accepted and “normal”. Everyone will say the economy is the main basis for it, but SWB disagrees.

I think we as humans, are just losing complete respect for each other, and our relationships. We no longer seem to see value in them, unless there is the convenience of financial growth.

Have we forgot how to act towards each other as humans?


PS – the attitude of “it’s all good” doesn’t work here.

They’re back …….

October 1, 2009 Leave a comment

soutsidefallpic1… who?

The terminator?

The Back Street Boys?

Kanye West’s career?

Nope …. none of the above.

The leaves … those wonderful leaves we all so treasure when the seasons change?

Yep, that’s it.

Unfortunately, this year they also brought the G-20, protesters, and construction debris.

So what do we have to rake up this season?

As far as SWB can tell:

  • Opie’s popcorn in the media room at Snoop Dogg’s house
  • Shards of glass within the normal level of street litter in Oakland
  • and rubber from the wrecks caused by PennDot construction this fall.

What does this do?

Well, it brings new people to the city (either those that experienced the city for the first time during the G-20, or just like to see it during the seasonal changes), it adds safety to our streets (less the over-turned cars trying to avoid the road workers), and gets voices heard (even if you don’t agree with them).

This brings both good and bad points. The more we become an international city, the more we have to learn. The more of a variety of people that populate Pittsburgh, the more of a chance of both the good and bad things from other countries taking root here (anything from fresh baklava to terrorism). In some way, America and Pittsburgh has always found a way to find the good in things – at least the American people do (native and adopted).

Another thing that is back and can only bring pure happiness to the masses:

You guessed it …. Zombie movies.

Zombieland starts this week (Oct 2) ….. totally brainless, and fictional zombie fun almost pulled straight from the first Dawn of The Dead eras.

See … just when you thought everything was turning negative – a Zombie movie comes out to save the day.

Two things to remember about Pittsburgh:

  1. This city was pretty much international from the beginning (so deal with it)
  2. Romero really introduced zombie movies to the masses from this city (so deal with that too)


PS – Did anyone see my mascara?? I need it for the movie opening tomorrow night …. crap.