Hip video…Flaming Lips – Christmas on Mars

Portland Oregon picture slideshow

Finally had time to sort through a few photos from HipsterApproved’s first visit to Portland (there’s 100s).

Portland was awesome and I highly recommend you go (even if you’re not a Hipster).

I was also able to visit Mount St. Helens in Washington and Mount Hood (and a few other places in the area). Beautiful!

My first stop was Voodoo Doughnuts, so sorry I went crazy taking pictures there. There was a line…so I kept shooting! The doughnuts were worth it! You should go!

And, yes…the food-carts were AMAZING.

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Hip concert…MusicFestNM 2013

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"I want to go to there..." - HipsterApproved.net

“I want to go to there…” – HipsterApproved.net

HipsterApproved is off to Portlandia!

portland+postcardIt’s true…HipsterApproved.net is taking in the “scene” in Portland, Oregon. It’s one of the Hipster Capitals of the World!

To prepare…I’ve watched tons of the show Portlandia and have even read the Visitors Guide.portlandia a visitors guide

I’ve even scoured the pages ofย  PortlandHipster.com which gave me tons of ideas of where to go...including Voodoo Doughnuts (they say the magic is in the hole).

Wish me luck…and I’ll give you a full report in a couple of weeks.

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New Soundgarden song free download on iTunes!

Great to be back at HipsterApproved World Headquarters in scenic Ocean View, Virginia.

Just completed a short visit to the hipster city of Columbus, Ohio. Watch for photos to be posted soon…like this one…

Anyway..my mailbox had some cool stuff in it… For example the new Soundgarden song ‘Live To Rise‘ available as a FREE download on iTunes. All hipsters have iTunes, right? The song is great! It’s off of the Avengers soundtrack.

Speaking of iTunes…Jack White is providing streaming of his entire debut album Blunderbuss – free for a limited time. I’ve been listening to it, and I really look forward to getting a copy of my own on April 24th 2012! It’s some of his best work…And that statement is huge!

Also, speaking of great new music…I’ve been listening to a lot of the new Shins release Port of Morrow. It’s genius. I was lucky enough to get the 4-track acoustic EP because I got it at an independent record store (Birdland in Va Beach). I recommend trying to get it.

I really like the Broken Bells release. I basically like all the James Mercer stuff I can find.

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Local News…Whale in Ocean View!

Some weird local news…that is pretty un-hip actually…Hey local people – Have you seen the big dead whale that washed up in OV? I went and checked it out after getting a whiff of it when I was going to Farm Fresh for some groceries! It’s on the beach right near the public bathrooms and the parking lot. Man…it’s gross…

It got me thinking about when that dead whale washed up in Oregon a few years gone by….this was way before Portlandia…