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The third and final album from the trio of Ted Barrow, Lepke B. and Xentos “Fray” Bentos and perhaps the most extreme of the lot. Like an insane invading insect race’s take on a greatest hits album by a glamrock band that never existed, this is a high-octane rollercoaster through post-modern styling, replete with numberless twists and turns that will leave your brains scrambled. Worth having for the opener alone, the sublime “Glucose,” which demonstrates DTCD’s complete command of mutant song form. A one-band new wave of their own, in their all too brief career they practically reinvented rock music.

released 06 June 2006

anonymous asked:

top 5 ice cold 40s

this is the exact kind of thing ive been prepping years for

  1. Olde English 800
  2. Colt 45
  3. Hurricane High Gravity
  4. Labatt Blue Dry 10.1
  5. King Cobra

Honorable Mention to Steel Reserve, for when all you have in mind is getting super blasted and don’t mind the taste of gasoline

[Album of the Week] Kinnie The Explorer - Kinnie The Explorer

In 2010, Kinnie The Explorer released their first EP Blood, It’s On Every Wall. The EP was so well received that it earned them a spot as the opener of Noah and The Whale during their show at O2 Academy Bournemouth, UK even though it was only their fourth gig ever. Since then we’ve been patiently waiting for their first full length release which is why we’re very excited to give you an exclusive first listen to their self titled debut album, Kinnie The Explorer a week prior to it’s official release.

The album features full on interlaced guitar jam sessions and driving drum rhythms that keep you moving at a steady even pace throughout the album. “Scissor Dance” the opener is a pleasantly upbeat starter for an otherwise fairly mellow, but never boring ride. However, the real shocker on the track is the jazz inspired bass which gains momentum and then completely takes over in the end. Unexpected, but fitting to say the least. The perfect introduction to the jazz influence felt on nearly every track. “In Limbo” counters with singer Peter Lancelely’s previously absent falsetto stealing the show. The simplicity of the track mixed with Lanceley’s stunning vocals brings a whole new dimension to the band. Who knew he’d hidden that away this whole time?

Kinnie The Explorer proves to be a versatile rock band unafraid to experiment with various genres, picking out the pieces that suit them best and weaving them in to the original and comprehensive sound that you’ve heard here today. It’s hard to believe that all members of this band are in their teens. They continue to accomplish what many musicians with careers twice as long have only hoped to and this is just the beginning. Preorder their LP here which is due to ship around February 1st. We’re exited to watch their careers progress. This is a band that you’ll want to keep up with.

Scissor Dance
In Limbo
Fluid Gold

Wine&Music

It seems that when the wine and the music have the same intrinsic mood, they complement each other. In particular, wines taste smoother, whereas when it’s a mismatch, they can taste harsh and astringent. My reading of music cognition work indicates that the thalamus in the midbrain makes decisions as to the nature of a stimulus, and sends harmonies to the sympathetic nervous system (calming) and the frontal lobes (pleasure system) whereas noise is sent to the parasympathetic system (alert status) and the limbic system (fight or flight). Identifying something as harmonious, for example a major chord, makes us ignore the noisiness of the instruments. The same orchestra tuning up is an annoying cacophony, but then they start playing together and it’s pleasurable. I think wines participate in this, like another instrument in the orchestra, and they need to be playing in good sync with the other instruments, or the result is unpleasant because we sense the harshness that the wine really has which we overlook when the elements are working in harmony.

What goes with what? You can make pretty good guesses about what will work by learning to be as sensitive to the mood of a wine as to the mood of a piece. Anybody can tell happy music from sad from angry from romantic from lustful. Wines are the same. Cabernets are angry, Pinots romantic, Rieslings cheerful. After that, it’s trial and error. Pay particular attention to astringency: the smoothness or harshness a wine displays when tasted in a specific musical environment. You don’t need more than a few seconds to sense the effect.

I’m not aware of scientific inquiry in this area. The trials we’ve been doing demonstrate the synergistic effects quite clearly and at this point pretty universally for thousands of people. But we’re just playing around.

What’s a little more scientific is the sensory work we’ve done with wine blending, particularly with alcohol levels. If we look at a continuum of alcohol, for example the same wine at 12.5%, 12.6%, etc., all the way up to 15.0%, we’ve shown very convincingly that a wine will have discreet, exact points of harmonious balance surrounded by very unbalanced wines that are just a tenth of a percent off. Large numbers of subjects show good agreement about where these “sweet spots” are. The best explanation we have for the strongly shared non-linear behavior is that it sounds a lot like the way musical tuning behaves. We are starting to talk about wine as literally “liquid music”.

You can reproduce this demonstration for yourself following the steps below. For the full experience, you’ll want to purchase a few wines as directed below. The demonstration includes a white flight and a red flight. The white flight has three styles of chardonnay:

PurposeStyle nameCharacterizationSuggested wine

To make you smile'yummy’ styleAppley, slight residual sugar, simple, fruity2006 Glen Ellen

To blow your ears off'WOW’ styleBig fat momma style, toasty oak, buttery, rich and powerful2006 Rombauer

To make you think'Ah-ha’ styleLean, crisp, minerally, restrained, long finish2002 WineSmith Faux Chablis or any classic Grand Cru Chablis

Be sure to buy enough wine for folks to taste several times.

These wines are first presented in a serene, well-lighted neutral environment such as is favored by contemporary wine geeks. Tasters record their impressions, taking careful note of the style of the wines, and particularly their characteristics and flaws: fruitiness, alcohol, butter, oak, acidity, and most important, astringency (smoothness or harshness). Take a vote of everybody’s favorite.

Now turn on “California Girls” by the Beach Boys. It helps to cue this beyond the slow intro to the point of “the East Coast girls are hip…” If you are a living, breathing human being, you will find the Glen Ellen absolutely delightful and the other two pretty disgusting. Take another vote.

Now put on Ella Fitzgerald doing St. Louis Blues (a nice slow version with lots of trumpet and trombone). This will cause the Glen Ellen to become quite harsh, while the Rombauer’s butter and alcohol will slip into the background, revealing pineapples in perfect balance. Take another vote.

I like at this point to play 15 second clips of the two pieces until folks are convinced the effect is really happening.

If you like, you can now play snippets of various pieces to see what happens. I like the Chet Baker/Gerry Milligan version of the jazz piece “Jeru” for the Chablis style. It’s fun to throw in some Henry Purcell, some Jerry Lee Hooker like “Sugar Momma Blues,” some Buchstehuda - whatever floats your boat, but mix it up.

Finally, a blending exercise. For this you need a piece that’s good with chardonnays across the board. I use Pavarotti’s Rondine Nido on an endless loop and give folks five or ten minutes to try to blend their three wines into something which resonates well with this beautiful piece.

A caution to all ye nerds: Some of you will want to conduct this demonstration as some kind of scientific experiment. Knock yourself out. But do not imagine that you can simultaneously conduct a scientific trial and amuse your guests. To the extent that they are kept annoyingly in the dark, you can collect convincing data. However your friends may decide you are a butthole. My recommendation is just to have fun with the demonstration. You will find the effects are so strong that it doesn’t matter how you run things. But whatever.

Flight 2 is for reds. You will need a nice hard, soulful cabernet sauvignon, an exquisitely perfumey pinot noir, a nouveau Beaujolais such as Georges DeBoeuf, and Sutter Home White Zinfandel.

As a general rule, I find that red wine is a different creature than our contemporary, high tech, squeaky clean fresh white wines. It is the job of modern white wine to be fresh and pure, and these wines work well in a daytime environment, what the Romans called Apollonian (their god of the sun: emotion-free, analytical, pristine). Pure fresh reds are not our goal, even today. They respect Dionysius (or for the Greeks, Bacchus), the god of moonlight and firelight; holistic, moody and romantic. They are, at their very best, mature rather than fresh, sexy rather than pure.

To demonstrate this distinction, have your crew taste these wines in the same neutral geeky environment as before. But this time, set out some votive candles and light them. Discuss the wines, again paying particular attention to astringency (smoothness or harshness).

Write down descriptors folks offer up for the wines. In this mindset, aroma wheel-type analytical descriptors spring first to mind: fruit, oak, acid, etc.. Now kill the overheads, leaving only candlelight. Taste again. The analytical descriptors won’t come so naturally. Now you’ll be noticing more animated, holistic personifications like austere, generous, masculine, cheerful, brooding, etc.. Switch the lights back on for a minute, taste, then off again to confirm this effect.

I think it’s really unhealthy for us to spend our lives in daylight. One of wine’s most important roles is to drag us into the Dionysian space we lost due to Thomas Edison’s invention.

Red wines tend to be enhanced by soulful music. Cheerful or strident tones are to be avoided. A polka or a Sousa march is deadly to them, and brings out unbearable harshness.

For Pinot Noir, you want romantic music. I like Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nacht Musik with a good burgundy from the Côtes de Nuits. Strauss is good with California pinot, the more violins and French horns, the better.

Cabernet Sauvignons like dark, angry music. Oddly, this genre will smooth out their otherwise aggressive tannins. Try People Are Strange by The Doors, or if it is big enough, the overture to Carmina Burana by Carl Orff.

Nouveau Beaujolais can tolerate some cheerfulness if there is pathos to it - Celtic jazz like Nightnoise or Ron Korb is nice. In Australia I used Rita MacNear’s lovely anthem “She’s Called Nova Scotia.”

None of this will do much for your White Zinfandel. If you can find it, the perfect piece to make this wine sing while transforming all great reds into disgusting swill is “The Milorganite Blues” by the late John Consoer of Milwaukee’s North Street Tavern Band, a grubby four-to-the-bar white bread blues that will give anyone the giggles but imparts little joy to cabernet.

It’s a nice piece to end on, because its silly core message reminds us that life is much too important to take too seriously.

Here’s a preliminary list of good music pairings for our wines. We’d love to hear from you about your own experiences, and also any other good matches you find.

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After receiving the brief from JDO, I then went out to do some research on what drinks already exist and how they are packaged. I was specialising in alcoholic drinks. I found the for Ales and Lagers, the bottle is usually dark, this is because the actual drink is quite dark itself, especially Ale. The labels are all very different but they share the same traits, for example, ingredients and alcohol percentage.

anonymous asked:

Hey :) I guess I just want the opinion of someone else. What if I simply used to have a problem but I don't anymore. I have been to rehab but honestly I was not even close to as bad as everyone else. All I was doing was pills and now I only do it every so often when I'm drinking but it has never gotten to the point again where I'm taking them everyday. Everyone at rehab tried to tell me to stop drinking and yes it was out of control with the pills but it's not now. Maybe I never had that big of

So, I can’t sit here and make judgments on your life, if that’s what works for you, then I can’t tell you any differently. It’s your life. In the big book it says we can’t label anyone alcoholic and that one must come to that realization themselves. It also says our hats are off to those who can control their drinking. However, it’s a progressive disease. I can only share my experience in that I also went through periods of not drinking or doing drugs heavily but in the end, I didn’t get drunk every time I drank but everytime I drank I WANTED to get drunk (or high). I switched my addictions to get people off my back, but in the end I just wanted to seek relief no matter the drug (weed, drinking, pills, sex, relationships, shopping). I wasn’t comfortable being sober. I’d suggest going to a meeting or something, and if you decide you’re not an addict or an alcoholic, then that’s your business. But I can only say for myself that even when I tried to control my drinking or drugging, it always ended up worse than it was before. DM me anytime to chat if you’d like and thanks for the question.

It’s not even that I haven’t drank around her before.  Now that think about it, all the times I have drank around her, I’ve always been with Mom and Dad and she didn’t say a damn thing.  I think it’s because she knows that that shit wouldn’t fly around them.

I remember this one time she called my Dad who, at the time, was a commercial trucker and had just done a really long and exhausting job and had just woken up to answer her call.  Feel like I should note that he hadn’t been drinking, he was just really drowsy when talking to her and, apparently, she had accused him of being drunk. 

According to my Mom, he just snaps at her.  I don’t know the full details, but I never hear her question my Dad’s drinking habits again. 

It’s like… she’s so ready to throw the “alcoholic” label on us for some reason. 

Anyway, after ranting a bit, I feel better.  I’ll stop cluddering up your dashes and continue to drink my Mojito. 

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