Thursday, February 21, 2008

David Gilmour & Tofu Balls

I mean nothing rude by that. hehehe

The very first time I heard Pink Floyd I was probably 10 years old. (that was 1974 - yikes!) A neighbour's older brother had The Dark Side of the Moon album and we put it on to have a listen. From that moment on I was hooked. I freakin' love this band! The Wall was huge when I was in high school and Adam Bentley (remember him) and I went to see the movie in the theatre. (I told this to a young girl that I worked with years ago and she said "Wow! You're old." Yea. Thanks) The movie was so weird - I loved it! Of course the music was amazing. Anyhow, as with a lot of bands, infighting, disagreements, etc. broke them up and no one thought they would ever perform together again. Low and behold, Live 8 happened and it was just too big an issue for the guys not to put aside the crap and do something for those less fortunate. It was awesome to see Pink Floyd together again.

One can only hope that a miracle will happen and they will tour again and yours truly will be getting some tickets. Did you know that the album, The Dark Side of the Moon, spent 741 weeks in Billboard's Top 100? That's 14 years in the charts! I still listen to it, on average, once a week. It never gets old.

I stumbled across this article at Treehugger. It's from 2006, but interesting nonetheless. Not only is David Gilmour one of the best guitarists in the world, he's also a humanitarian & an environmentalist. He sold his home in London and dontated the $3.6 million to help the homeless & his website has a section which is geared to environmental issues called 'The Important Stuff'. You can check it out here. Also, the leading UK charity for the homeless, Crisis, held an auction on Ebay and David donated over a dozen autographed posters for the cause. Some pulled in over 250 pounds! What a guy!

David Gilmour in the '70's (hubba hubba)

And David Gimour now. Still making great music & still a nice looking guy - With a big heart. If you get a chance to check out his latest album and/or DVD, you won't be disaapointed.

Onto food - This is one of the best recipes from La Dolce Vegan.

Start with crumbled tofu.....

Add some secret ingredients. Smoosh (that's the technical term) it all together. Make balls.....

Fry them up nice and brown.......

Serve with spaghetti and a nice tomato sauce and your husband will say that these are better than any "meat" balls you can buy.

When I make these, I usually do a double or triple batch and freeze the extras for a quick meal. These are also excellent for a meatball sub!
If I know I'm only going to be using them for spaghetti, I'll add some oregano or Italian seasoning to the mix to give it more of an Italian flavour.

10 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

I love Pink Floyd! Great music, for sure.

What a lovely spaghetti meal! Yum!

Ashasarala said...

Hey, thanks for checking out my blog! I absolutely LOVE and ADORE Pink Floyd. They're my all-time favourite band. And their music is very timeless. I'm 23 and they far surpass all the modern music most of my age group listens to. They were revolutionary and really sent the train going for following artists decades to come. My band has a lot of Pink Floyd influences, in fact. And I've got a nice, big Wall poster hanging on our practice space wall (the movie is one of my favourites too... wasn't Bob Geldof the best?).

I wish I had known they reunited. If they did a reunion tour, I would spend any amount of money to see them. It would be amazing!

And I had no idea Gilmour was an environmentalist and humanitarian. That just makes me love him even more. :)

Thanks for posting this!

Tanya Kristine said...

I think i was around 10 too when i first heard them...my album was shine on you crazy diamond. i would stare at the pictures for hours trying to find a message. i saw them 5 times when they toured YEARS ago.

is that roger waters too???

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

Oh gosh, count me as another Pink Floyd fan! I have several of their songs as ringtones on my phone and people just don't know WHAT to think when it goes off at full volume... (Well, OK, they think I'm old, yeah, there is that!)

Carrie said...

oh my gosh those meatballs look divine! i must go make some asap!

Urban Vegan said...

Pink Floyd reminds me of high school! I used to lie in my room, close the door, put my ear up to the speaker and lsiten to the Wall.

Those tofu balls look divine--and easy.

R2K said...

: )

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

funny title, carrie! i had no idea what a cool guy david gilmore is - so great to know that. pink floyd is such a monumental band! oooh to see them live! thanks for the tip on the meatballs - love your photo progression. :)

KleoPatra said...

David Gilmour STILL looks good and he is just such a musical GENIUS... but i digress.

Love the photo of you and Si here, very wonderful shot of the two of you...

i love yer balls :) heh. They really look souper fab... i had some prepackaged vegan ones today but i am gonna try yours next time 'round.

xo

bazu said...

Just one word: YUM. (apply to musician or tofu ball of your choice) ;-)