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By @CanadianNinja @CanadianNinja on 20th Jul 2013, show post

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@CanadianNinja

@Beelzebozo, I just checked out your website brother, Bill Hicks... Excellent! A true genius and a great loss for the rest of us...

8 years ago 1Who liked this?

@JeffC
JeffC replied

When I think back on my misspent youth, two songs come to mind, Lynyrd Skynyrd's Free Bird and Willie Nelson's Whiskey River.

7 years ago 0

@Frost
Frost replied

I take enjoyment from listening to any music I like while drinking whisky.

Tangerine Dream's old material is the most appropriate (specifically 1969 - 1986). Complicated, hidden nuisances and tracks that can span an hour - about the time it takes to nose and finish a fine glass.

7 years ago 0

@Jules
Jules replied

Stan Getz (eg. 'West Coast Jazz'), or any of Jimi Hendrix' down tempo blues tracks...

7 years ago 1Who liked this?

@beduffboy
beduffboy replied

Love listening to Black Keys and Pearl Jam while i'm drinking any whisky.

7 years ago 1Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

Boz Scaggs, "Loan Me A Dime" - featuring a very young Duane Allman ...with a very generous pour of Jefferson's Very Old Reserve Very Small Batch...very nice finish to a very nice day.

7 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Jules
Jules replied

@CanadianNinja - yep, "1983... (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)" is my go-to dram track...

7 years ago 1Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

Was going to start a thread but this will more than do. Sometimes I like peace and quiet (usually after work), occasionally watching a film or messing about on YouTube but do like listening to music quite often while drinking whisky. All mood dependent of course.

I find Saturdays/holidays I like more blues and rock (I'll probably indulge a little more that day as well) but also like folk and occasionally some contemplative classical sounds. I created a playlist from YT with all whisky related tunes on. Lots to choose from but always like a bit of

www.youtube.com/watch

Do others like listening to music while drinking and if so, what styles and do you have any favourites?

3 years ago 1Who liked this?

@archivist
archivist replied

I find music to be a wonderful accompaniment to many activities, including enjoying whisky/ey. Really depends on my mood, time of day, whether it's a weeknight or weekend, etc. but I noticed I had a tendency to put on a decent amount of Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band, as well as Fleetwood Mac. And when I'm contemplative, Dexter Gordon's Ballads: www.youtube.com/watch

And good on ya for The Pogues @RianC . :-)

3 years ago 1Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

@archivist - Ooh I like that Dexter Gordon track - will be having a little dig around the repertoire! Thanks.

I am quite fond of Van Morrison's Astral Weeks when in that kind of mood. Must have been born a generation too late musically ha!

www.youtube.com/watch

3 years ago 1Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@RianC, thanks for bumping this thread.

Not an earworm, but a piece of music that has stuck with me for a few years. I have revisited this one many times. Like a favourite whisky, it fails to disappoint. An absolutely brilliant interpretation by Beck of a Bowie creation. Perhaps this pairs so very well with whisky because the original composition was born during a time when Bowie was struggling with addiction and trying to cleanse himself of demons....fascinating when you stop to think about it. Beck Reimagines David Bowie's 'Sound and Vision'

@archivist, this might appeal to you, if not exactly in your wheelhouse, roots from same era as your mentions.

www.youtube.com/watch

3 years ago 4Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@paddockjudge Wow.

I spent the first three and a half decades of my life listening to little more than classical music, so this is the first time I have come across this song. I searched the original by Bowie, and while his voice and talent was unique, I actually find this version you posted much more interesting. For the first half I found myself transported back in time to when I was in a number of choirs and we would perform strange pieces by R. Murray Schaeffer or other avant guard stuff.

Watching the whole performance I was struck by the (it must be deliberate) use of stereotyping of the various types of musical/vocal ensembles that came together to perform this. To name but a few, the gospel choir in church robes, the very conservative symphony orchestra, the one blond, long hair (with a ring of beads) flower child...

And the yodeller... what more can one say?

But I think that this might be more of an accompaniment to Absinthe, rather than whisky, no?

3 years ago 2Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

@paddockjudge - Thanks, never seen that but love Beck and Bowie. I'd say Beck will go down as an American musical legend. Best of my generation (imo).

Heard his live shows are amazing as well - which the link certainly suggests!

3 years ago 2Who liked this?

@archivist
archivist replied

@paddockjudge Wow Wow Wow. Thanks for Beck's version of Sound and Vision. I listened to it last night once to get a feel for what might be a nice dram to have with it, and then I settled on Old Potrero Straight Rye Whiskey (Essay 10-SRW-ARM-0). It was perfect for the music - just a little tinge of sweetness but more spicy and "charry, kind of burnt" (can I say that?) that to me, fit so well with the music and various instrumentations. I'm going to have a dram this evening to watch the sunset and turn this song up.

3 years ago 2Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@paddockjudge First time I’ve heard that. Many thanks, I just ran it through for the second time. I have fond memories of when Beck was touring with the Flaming Lips. A very creative and somewhat under appreciated musician. I agree that the lens of music history will clearly see that Beck as a slightly unconventional but major musical innovator.

3 years ago 1Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

Last week a friend gave me a sampler CD from Stockfish Records. One of the songs by a guy named Chris Jones is called Set ‘em Up Joe. Can’t find a YouTube version, but here’s the chorus:

Set ‘em up Joe

I’ll have the same again

I ain’t leavin’ here until I’m all the way round the bend

Ever since she’s gone this single malts gonna be my only friend

Set em up Joe

I’ll have the same again.

3 years ago 1Who liked this?

@archivist
archivist replied

This is a pretty good track - question is what bottle to go with this? The audio can be found here: www.youtube.com/watch

3 years ago 1Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

Thanks @ archivist, I didn’t see that. It sounds a bit like Laphroaig 10 to me.

3 years ago 1Who liked this?

@archivist
archivist replied

@BlueNote Laphroaig 10, for sure. For good measure, I'd add a cigar. Or just have a Lagavulin 16.

3 years ago 0

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

Raw and Edgy, Deanston Virgin Oak Single Malt. Deanston is a short drive from Glasgow, home town of The Fratellis. Here is one of my favourites from these Glaswegian lads, Chelsea Dagger a raw and edgy ditty and a fun loving video, literally. Easily recognizable by hockey fans as the goal scoring anthem of the Chicago Black Hawks.

music.youtube.com/watch/…

2 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor replied

@archivist, What would I would pair with Set 'Em Up, Joe?

Either 1) Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve, or 2) George Dickel # 12, or 3) Hakushu 12 yo.

@paddockjudge, I'd be drinking Macallan Cask Strength to that Fratellis tune.

2 years ago 1Who liked this?

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