I have been given an amazing opportunity: to dream up an unexpected beer flavor..and then have the folks at Mobcraft make it.
If you're a beer lover and haven't heard of Mobcraft yet, you will! Each month folks submit their own recipe or choose from others that have already been submitted by their users. The beer with the most votes gets brewed every month.
Henry Schwartz at Mobcraft has invited me to come up with three different recipe ideas... and then I'll be asking you to vote about which one should get made.
I've asked some of my beer-loving friends for suggestions--and I'm not sure about some of these ideas. I'm pretty sure fennel (licorice flavored) is not something that sounds too good to me. Other suggestions have included bacon, ginger, and chocolate mint. I'm also considering "Kitty Dunkel."
I've got to do some serious thinking about this. If you have any suggestions, please include them in the comments below.
"I am indistinguishable from my memories, inseparable from this place I've always lived. Songs made of rhymes and these rhymes like maps to the bizarre hinterlands of what we know and love. This is Blitzen Trapper's seventh record for the books, another bizarre string of tales and touchstones, more beats and banjos by far than anything to date, since, well we figured a straight line between two points is preferable. At this point the road is home and home is home, which is to say there is no home left for me because at a certain point you can never go home as the old adage seems to more than imply." - From Blitzen Trapper Facebook
Cage the Elephant has revealed a new live video for their current single "Come A Little Closer." The video features both in-studio and live concert footage and highlights Matt Shultz's prowess as a striking frontman. To watch, click HERE.
"Come A Little Closer" debuted at #1 on Hype Machine and has gone on to dominate alternative radio for over a month after immediately being added to rotation by over 70 stations around the country. Consequence of Sound praised the track for sounding "larger than ever before, cuing their popularity to potentially reach new heights." New York Magazine called them, "one of America's best, cleverest mainstream rock groups."
The band recently wrapped a run of live arena dates across the US opening for Muse in support of their highly anticipated forthcoming third studio album entitled "Melophobi," which will be released on October 8th via RCA Records.
For the past 21 years, there's been a constant in my life--and that's that I'd see Pat Gallagher every day when I come to work.
That's coming to an end, as Thursday is his last day at Triple M. I'm not making a biking reference when I say he's had a pretty good ride.
You can see a list of his accomplishments here, but I thought I'd share some more personal memories about working with Pat all these years.
*I've only seen him get really mad once. Luckily, it wasn't at me, and it was for good reason. He threw his mail, and actually yelled! You know, I'm sure he's been irritated at me a time (or two), but I can't remember him ever yelling at me.
*Neither Pat or I are known for our singing voices, but we got to sing backup, as part of the "M5" for Marques Bovre at the Club de Wash. I believe Marques said after that "That's never happening again."
*When Pat started here, he was doing afternoons and I did afternoon news for him. I remember he was in a major panic when he realized he cued up the Allman Bros. Band's "Mountain Jam" instead of a shorter song...and it was time to play commercials! I suggested he just fade the song out...which is what he did.
*Did you know Pat's a really good cook? The veggie lasagna he made me when I was recovering from surgery was delicious..and ENORMOUS. We just finished it last week!
Pat has been my boss and colleague, but he's also been a good friend. And I'm sure that friendship will continue. I'm pretty sure I'll run into him on the bike trail some time.
Critics have been saying some good things about the new biographical Jimi Hendrix movie that's debuting at SXSW later this month.
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I've had a chance to see Sonny around a dozen times, and he never fails to impress. When he opened Eric...
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You may have driven by that seemingly rundown brick building on East Washington Avenue hundreds of times, but you probably never got to go behind the scenes at the iconic recording studio that brought us so much great music in the 1990s.
What are you doing Sunday March 9th? Why not spend the afternoon supporting a great cause, and enjoying some fantastic music?
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The event goes...
Coldplay is supposedly working on a new album to follow their 2011 release, Milo Xyloto. But we don't have to wait until that album comes out, whenever that will be, to hear a new song.
This week the band debuted the song "Midnight" on their...