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In Solidarity

February 12th, 2009 by Kevin Murphy · 64 Comments

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Having just returned from a retreat to Mexico, I’m delighted to see that Michael J. has kept his word and embarked on a solid month of bacon stupidity.  All week I broke my fast con tocino, and this morning in his honor I cooked up a batch of Nueske’s, which contrary to some east-coast prudes who probably eat their bacon with a knife and fork, is one of the best.

And Micheal, to help  you along your way I’m sending you a slab of Nueske’s and a copy of Mark Gormley’s latest, “Audo CD.”  Mark’s is truly the bacon of music.

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Tags: In the Media · bacon · music

64 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Carpeteria on Feb 12, 2009 at 6:19 am

    Wow Kevin, a gift of bacon… that’s been on the floor. Next to a Mark Gormley CD. That’s… that’s really nice of you.

  • 2 AJ on Feb 12, 2009 at 6:38 am

    Bacon and Mark Gormley? Wow!

  • 3 Botch on Feb 12, 2009 at 6:39 am

    Seems like the next business option for you Kev is to do a duet with Mr. Gormley. Don’t forget to dress like a middle school science teacher.

  • 4 blablover5 on Feb 12, 2009 at 6:50 am

    I’m surprised you guys don’t have your own smoke house and vats of cured meat by now.

    Come on, getting a huge slab of pig isn’t that hard. You just need the right amount of dynamite.

  • 5 Rob T Firefly on Feb 12, 2009 at 6:54 am


    Mark Gormley.


  • 6 zack on Feb 12, 2009 at 7:02 am


    Happy Darwin day, all!

  • 7 DoughyGuy on Feb 12, 2009 at 7:29 am

    “Mark’s is truly the bacon of music”

    So ‘The Gorm’s’ music is sliced out of the underbelly of a pig, salted then left to sit a room full of smoke, then fried until it becomes crispy?

    (Sounds more like a Mickey Rourke weekend getaway package to me…)

  • 8 awfulgoodmovie on Feb 12, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Hmmm…Are we sure it’s Bacon and not Gormley? …….Kevin’s ‘retreat in Mexico’ may have been where he sliced up singer/songwriter/artist Gormley.

  • 9 Laura on Feb 12, 2009 at 8:59 am

    We had bacon, eggs and pancakes for dinner two nights ago. I took a picture of our bacon for y’all.

  • 10 OxfordProle on Feb 12, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Yay, Kevin’s back! And he brought bacon! And Mark Gormely! My life is complete! I can’t stop using exclamation points!

  • 11 Mike Nelson on Feb 12, 2009 at 9:12 am

    I’m touched and happy that you’re sending “Audio CD” the album and not his inferior follow-up, “Mp3_file_folder”.

  • 12 Kevin Murphy on Feb 12, 2009 at 9:14 am

    That’s my butcher block. Very clean. No worries.


  • 13 Lord Bob on Feb 12, 2009 at 10:31 am

    I object to your bringing Darwin into a thread such as this! Surely evolution, which keeps generations of creatures alive, could never have created an animal which can be made into bacon!

  • 14 Incurable Insomniac on Feb 12, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Oh, your achin’ arteries!

  • 15 Houndstooth Mind on Feb 12, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Can I just say awesome stove Senor Murphy!

  • 16 Katie M. on Feb 12, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Solidarity indeed. I’ve been eating bacon even when I don’t mean to. Yesterday I had lunch at a British restaurant where I ordered a bowl of the typically meat-free corn chowder. Imagine my surprise/ecstasy to realize, upon receiving said bowl, that the soup was wantonly flecked with bits of smoked bacon goodness. God Save the Queen.

  • 17 Ben on Feb 12, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Ah, cast iron. No teflon sissy man are you…

  • 18 NanoRiffite on Feb 12, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    So, do you often put Mark Gormley CD’s on your butcher block?

  • 19 NanoRiffite on Feb 12, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Definitely want cast iron for frying bacon!

    Use teflon for those veggie-based fake burgers.

  • 20 Michael A. on Feb 12, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Reminds me of this comic strip, which one of my coworkers has posted in his cubicle:

  • 21 Kim on Feb 12, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    A more perfect setup for cooking bacon, I’ve never seen.

  • 22 Chris Hughes on Feb 12, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    The DVD of Mark’s concert at the Acropolis, “I/O Device Error”, won’t play on my laptop–should I try using a different media player?

  • 23 Chris Hughes on Feb 12, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Without Kevin’s remarks to provide context, the final image would definitely be at home in a “Confusing Juxtapositions” anthology.

  • 24 Remmie Barrow on Feb 12, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    …We can only hope.

  • 25 randommanthefirst on Feb 12, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    At least it’s better than the .wav I got earlier.

  • 26 ambitiously stupid on Feb 12, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Where can one purchase “Audio CD” to enjoy with pork products?

  • 27 ambitiously stupid on Feb 12, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Never mind, the “Audio CD” is found the same place we buy the Mark Gormley World Tour thongs.

  • 28 Kevin Murphy on Feb 12, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    All the time.


  • 29 Chris D. on Feb 12, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    I just picked up a package of Nueske’s and it is indeed a kick-ass bacon!

  • 30 jfe on Feb 13, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    So Mr. Murphy when the post office clerk asks you if there is anything “liquid, fragile or perishable or any hazardous materials?” what will you answer?

  • 31 YeahSonic on Jan 13, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    It would be an understatement to say that I am not familiar with this brave new world of internet celebrity. (I hadn’t even heard of the “numa numa” guy until a few weeks ago, so that probably tells you something.)

    Anyway, call me ignorant, but I had never heard of Mark Gormley, singer/songwriter/stander-arounder-in-low-low-LOW-budget-music-videos…er, until I ventured onto this blog. And even though this blog post is nearly a year old, I am compelled to resurrect it and say that I’m very grateful to you, Kevin Murphy, for opening my ears to his music.

    No, I’m not being sarcastic, people.

    He has a fairly strong folk-pop voice, and from the handful of songs I sampled on YouTube, he’s not a bad songwriter. Never mind the laughably bad videos (even for low budget!) and his penchant for yellow polo shirts. The guy’s got some talent. Not sublime, but definitely not dismissable. And after all, the music business has suffered quite a bit since the spread of “MTV Syndrome.” Indeed, “style over substance” seems to be stronger than ever nowadays. That’s why it’s nice to hear about someone like Mr. Gormley.

    It is extremely fascinating to me to see this continually growing internet DIY movement spawning independent artists of all kinds. Some gain unbelievable popularity — and even profit — from just posting a few songs on MySpace or a few videos on YouTube. Granted, it’s sometimes unfathomable or downright disgusting who is thrust into the limelight, but in the case of Mark Gormley, I think it’s an uplifting thing.

    It doesn’t make me want to buy his CD, but I do appreciate his talent and his courage to do what he does. I know I have a difficult time putting my work online for the whole world to hear and see. So thanks again, Kevin, for spreading the word about the music of Mark Gormley.

    Oh, and bacon.

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