Can’t Always Get What You Want
I love the Stones and particularly the classic song: You Can’t Always Get What You Want.
I just watched the movie, 21, about the MIT Blackjack team. The flick was mediocre due to all the added fake melodrama, but the concept was cool.
Anyways, at the end of the film, they played this remix of the song. I’m not fond of techno/electronica music, but I actually found this cover/remix mildly entertaining.
1 year agoMay 19, 2012
Happy Birthday, Uncle Frankie!
Today the late-great Frank Vincent Zappa woulda been 71 had cancer not taken him out of this world. His genius in these trying times is sorely missed.
In his honor is this kickass tune, “Zomby Woof” off the 1973 album Overnite Sensation. I particularly enjoy the face-melting guitar solo…
1 year agoDecember 21, 2011
Amazing Live Freestyle Flamenco -Style Guitar by a couple of 13 & 15 Year Old Kids…
The Season 04 finale of Breaking Bad was so fucking amazing. That show is the best thing to scorch up the silver screen since…well, ever…
I could talk about it for pages and pages and pages…but I’ll spare the internet of my pitiful fanboyness (for now…).
The icing on the cake is the amazing musical direction, provided by Dave Porter. This last episode had heaps of great (and fitting) tunes, and one that stood out is this speedy flamenco-style tune. I dug the song, but the thing that blew me away was how young the performers are: 13 & 15, respectively.
Give it a listen:
1 year agoOctober 11, 2011
“The Gumbo Variations” by F.Z.
Another kickass track from Hot Rats (I can’t believe these songs are 42 years old!). Unlike the tight, orchestrated “Peaches En Regalia”, this one is a slow-building, face-melting 17-minute live jamathon. Everybody gets a nice solo, but Uncle Frankie’s guitar “air sculpture” really makes it.Prepare to have your socks rocked.
1 year agoAugust 9, 2011
“Peaches En Regalia” by F.Z.
1 year agoAugust 9, 2011
Who knew Dudley Moore was such an accomplished pianist?
1 year agoJuly 16, 2011
Some sick Italian drummer jamming to the Super Mario Bros Theme…
2 years agoMarch 25, 2011
“Tangerine” - by Led Zeppelin
“Measuring a summer’s day
I only finds it slips away to grey
The hours they bring me pain. *Tangerine Tangerine
Living reflection from a dream;
I was her love she was my queen
And now a thousand years between. Thinking how it used to be
Does she still remember times like these?
To think of us again?
And I do…”
2 years agoMarch 1, 2011
1970’s Cartoon Time: “The Point”.
2 years agoNovember 22, 2010
Slagsmålsklubben (Little Red Riding Hood, Euro-Style)
2 years agoOctober 9, 2010
Dogfish Head’s Bitches Brew - Beer of the Week - Slashfood
by Joshua M. Bernstein, Posted Aug 23rd 2010 @ 3:00PMBack in 1970, jazzman Miles Davis released the boundary-busting album Bitches Brew, which brought jazz-rock fusion to the mainstream. Now, forty years later, a special anniversary edition of Davis’ masterpiece is being released with a special feature that beer fans can appreciate — a real Bitches Brew made by Delaware’s Dogfish Head, sold in a bottle featuring the album’s trippy original artwork.
Photo: Sony Music
“There’s a spirit of innovation, of creativity and individuality that’s at the core of Miles’ music,” notes Adam Block, Legacy Recordings’ senior vice president and manager. “Sam [Calagione] and Dogfish Head approach their art from the same place.”
To pay homage to Davis’ tunes, head brewer Calagione constructed what he dubbed a threaded beer — that is, batches of separately fermented brew that are blended into a cohesive elixir. Of Bitches Brew’s four threads, three constitute an imperial stout made with Muscovado sugar. The last thread is an African honey wine called Tej, which receives its bitterness from the gesho root (hops aren’t native to Africa).
It’s a fun experiment, sure, but how does the taste rate? Well, Bitches Brew pours an intense brown, with a small, tan head — not much carbonation here. However, that doesn’t detract from the appealing aroma of mocha, burnt caramel and earthy herbs. For a 9 percent ABV brew it’s surprisingly light and drinkable, boasting sweet honeyed notes, super-bitter chocolate and a creamy mouthfeel to seal the deal.
Bitches Brew is, well, one bitching brew.
What’s your favorite strange stout? Spill it in the comments.
Joshua M. Bernstein has written about brews, bars and booze for New York Magazine, Time Out New York, Imbibe Magazine and The New York Times. He is currently writing a beer book for Sterling Publishing, to be published in 2011.
Wow - my favorite brewery making a tribute beer for one of my favorite albums! Dogfish head are true geniuses that can do no wrong.
* Special thanks to Amber G. for enlightening me about this!
2 years agoSeptember 3, 2010
“The Ocean is the Ultimate Solution”
This is one of my favorite Zappa instrumentals. It’s a long jam with some extraordinary face-melting, oddly-tuned guitar work.
“The Ocean is the Ultimate Solution” was recorded in 1976 with the following (3) personnel:
2 years agoAugust 21, 2010
“Sharleena” (alternate version)
“Sharleena” by Zappa off of The Lost Episodes album. The original version (from 1970’s Chunga’s Revenge - perhaps my favorite F.Z. album) is amazing, but I always liked this version a little better, cause of Don ‘Sugarcane’ Harris’s soulful lead vocals, and the overall longer, jammier feel.