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New Music & Movie Apps

By Bob on August 11, 2011 2:31 AM

It's no secret that Charlotte and I like our music. Charlotte looooooves her iPod - she can't get dressed in the morning without dancing (seriously, y'all) to Sheryl Crow, Gram Parsons or The Get Up Kids. Me? I like music too, but it's a timing thing. Mornings are for news, weather and sports. Evenings are for tunes ranging from Van Morrison to my man Miles Davis. What can I say? Opposites attract.

Pocket Hipster

Since both of us are always looking for something new to add to our playlists I was happy to run across Pocket Hipster. It's a great new App and fun way to discover cool indie music. It analyzes your iTunes library to suggest the latest new music from the world's hottest indie artists. 


Our friends at the DailyAppShow will show you how it works


You can listen to samples, save your favorites and buy them direct from iTunes. It's a terrific way to discover new music and keep your iPod up to date. You'll have a lot of fun discovering what's out there and the hand-drawn animations of hipsters going about their daily business, dishing out valuable insights along the way are an added bonus (even if they don't understand why I have Marty Robbins' Ghost Riders in the Sky on my playlist).


It'll set you back $0.99 in the Apple App Store.



Poynt has just upgraded its already wonderful App with a movie feature that, in addition to listing the top movies playing, locates theaters near you - shows previews -- and lets you buy tickets all from within the app. The only thing it doesn't do is wipe your buttery fingers after you finish that $25 tub of popcorn!


Cost? This one's on me (No, really it's FREE from Poynt, but I thought you'd like us more if we told you it was a gift from The Boomer Brief).
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Diabetes-Friendly Chicken Burrito Bowl

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By Laura Cipullo and Lisa Mikus, authors of Everyday Diabetes Meals
Image credit: Colin Erricson

Prepare your own Mexican quick fix with this Chipotle-inspired bowl. Carbs are moderated by filling the bowl with beans, extra veggies and chicken. No need for rice, since the beans count as carbs.


If you love tomatoes, increase the quantity to 1/2 cup, but note that the carbohydrates will also increase.

If preparing this recipe for one person, cut all of the ingredients in half. Or simply prepare the full recipe up to the end of step 2 and store leftover chicken and vegetable-bean mixture in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through, and continue with step 3.

Health Bite: The iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc in black beans help to keep bones strong and healthy.

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Windy City

It's been almost 18 years since Alison Krauss gave us a solo album, but the wait is over with Windy City. The release (her fifth solo studio album) features ten covers of classic songs (and some bonus tracks) she picked with producer Buddy Cannon.

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