South Florida According to Brooklyn: My Pod Mondays

Yes, it's no secret I hang out at the Poorhouse in Fort Lauderdale a lot. But here's a new event worth mentioning at the bar: My Pod Mondays. It started a few weeks ago and is hosted by the place's legendary bartender, Mr. Jon Owens. People interested in putting their iPods up for scrutiny make up playlists for the night, and hand them over. One iPod gets turned on and played, but if Owens thinks the song selection sucks, the iPod gets turned off, and the next one gets plugged in. Yes, crowd reaction counts, but Owens gets veto power in the end.

It's a simple idea, but a good one for socializing. You end up discussing the music people picked, and always end up thinking, Wow, I haven't heard that in a while. It's a really laid-back night, but everyone always ends up talking.

Five Albums I'm Listening to This Week: 1) Give Up the Ghost, We're Down Till We're Underground. 2) SSD, Power. 3) Converge, When Forever Comes Crashing. 4) Misfits, Walk Among Us. 5) Lifetime, 7 Inches.

Quote of the Week: "Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom." -- Thomas Jefferson

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