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Drink Ecstasy!

The alcoholic energy drink craze shows no signs of dying down, and though I normally complete ignore corporate e-mails, I couldn’t help but open and follow through on this one,...
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And You Were Living On Which Planet, Precisely?

“We had won the battle of Chicago. As I watched the acceptance speech of Hump-Free I knew we had smashed the Democrats’ chances and destroyed the two-party system in this...
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Phamous Phoenicia, #1

Came across this last night while speed-reading Making Tracks: The Rise of Blondie. Debbie Harry says, and I quote… “…I packed everything and moved upstate to live outside Woodstock in...
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Shows We Wish We Had Seen, #874

July 1973, in case you were wondering… I’m not precisely sure who was in Bruce’s band at this point, but Peter Tosh was still playing alongside Bob Marley in the...
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Plattekill: Small Mountain Charm indeed

Does he look like he’s having a good day, or what? Yesterday (Sunday), Campbell and I finally got out to Plattekill, the “other” Catskills mountain, five miles west of Roxbury,...
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How Soon Is Now? Some Music for the Weekend

Last night we renewed our neighborhood Rock Doc night; it was my turn to host and I took advantage of the old PAL-format videos that made it over to America...
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Why Not Clinton?

I got an e-mail from one of my best friends the other day. She lives on the other side of the world (neither the UK nor USA), she’s a smart...
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Featured Wine Tasting: Châteauneuf du Pape 2006

Yesterday, I posted a broad introduction to the wines of Châteauneuf du Pape and a preliminary report of the excellent 2006 vintage, which will be showing up in stores over...
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