By @CanadianNinja on 20th Jul 2013, show post
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@Victor There may come a day when no one is drinking Macallan CS...
2 years ago 0
@Victor never had the Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve (but would love to try!), but between George Dickel #12, and Hakushu 12, I'd go with George Dickel -- there's much more smokiness and char than the Hakushu that goes well with the song...just fits the mood, and the raspiness of Chris Jones' vocals.
@paddockjudge great song -- did not know Chelsea Dagger was scoring anthem for the Blackhawks...I don't watch much hockey, just enough to understand the bloodsport and rare occasion to get to a San Jose Sharks game - but might I suggest Koval Oat whiskey? Koval's a distillery in Chicago and they make this very interesting Oat whiskey -- it's not raw, edgy like your Deanston, but more like a hearty breakfast in a glass - lots of smooth textures but young and lively too - like the song...
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@archivist, the Black Hawks' fans are relentless. They mercilessly taunt and heckle the opposition. I know a couple of players who both admit to hating that song...their description of that song and the Chicago fans was industrial strength.
Koval Oat whiskey, yeah, I'd like to give it a try, but I might possibly need an epinephrine chaser; I'm allergic to oats. Thanks for the suggestion.
2 years ago 1Who liked this?
@archivist - I tried a few Koval offerings last year. The oat one was quite nice from memory.
@paddockjudge Chicago itself is industrial strength! Well we certainly don't want an epinephrine chaser! Koval makes a Rye whiskey too...not too bad...not sure if it would go with Chelsea Dagger - might have to do a test...
@RianC it's just different enough to make it interesting - but still remain a smooth, easygoing dram...I actually suggest it for those looking for a creamy dram with a slight twist of oatiness at the end. At 40% ABV, it's easy to drink at lunch and then go to work after...well, kinda.
I love Beck and Bowie too. I named my dog 'Ziggy' after David Bowie.
I'm a big Tom Waits fan and I always thought this was the perfect drinking song.
2 years ago 3Who liked this?
@Wierdo - Not listened to much Waits but quite like that. He sounds like Van Morrison gargled with rocks after French kissing Bonnie Tyler and Janis Joplin.
Have you heard Beck's new album? It's really good, as ever!
@RianC is that 'morning phase or has he got another out?
@Wierdo - Yeah 'Colors' - came out last year I think but I was listening to it over the summer. Eclectic as per but a definite return to top form, imo.
One of my faves from the album
about one year ago 0
I stumbled across this band this week via a video posted on facebook by BBC Scotland. I'd never heard of "Peat and Diesel" (sounds like a SMWS bottle label) before but now I'm hooked. Pub band now loved by the masses - raw music - kind of Pogue-esque (they do a couple of modified covers). Check out their story and their music for a rollicking good time. Note: this is not music for contemplating the flavour profile of your most expensive bottles - this is music to accompany that brash, young, unnamed independent bottle that is your guilty pleasure!
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Today I had some Springbank 14 yo Bourbon Wood, 55.8% ABV, and some Bowmore Legend, 40% ABV (believed to be 8 years old). The music? Linnaeus's 17 year cicadas:
As on this playback I also have some mourning doves on hand. We're had these 17 year critters buzzing up a constant roar in the background for about 4 days now and they seem finally to be dying off in numbers.
I prefer the song and appearance of the annual swamp cicada, which we have in force the other 16 years:
2 months ago 5Who liked this?
@Victor Did you make these recordings?
2 months ago 1Who liked this?
@BlueNote I would have enjoyed making those recordings.
When @Robert99 and his lady visited us in August of 2013, and it was the first time we had met them face to face, the very first thing out of their mouths, before "Hello, nice to meet you." was "WHAT IS MAKING THAT NOISE?" It was the cicadas. What they REALLY wanted to know was what was making that incredible very loud noise which was everywhere. I look forward to the cicada season every year. They are out here usually from late June to early October.
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@Victor So glad we visited you in May....
2 months ago 0
@Nozinan Awwww...some people like to eat the cicadas. I've been reading reports from some of my neighbours that they are disturbed by people trespassing on their property and shoveling up the carcasses of the dead cicadas...for food. Quite a delicacy...to some.
2 months ago 4Who liked this?
@Victor Not an insect we see here on the west coast I'm happy to say, despite their musicality.
@BlueNote not on the West Coast, apparently, but there are Canadian cicadas.
@BlueNote We have plenty here in the Maryland area. I'd be happy to send you a few (hundred)!
@Victor - I've eaten a smorgasbord of insects whilst in Asia (sometimes out of politeness it must be said) and can say that fried crickets in garlic are surprisingly tasty! As are some beetles. Silk work grubs on the other hand ... Yeuk!
2 months ago 3Who liked this?
@TracerBullet @Victor How do you guys eat them? Breaded and deep fried? Chocolate covered? With mushrooms and peperoni on your pizzas? In a nice Madras curry on some Basmati rice? Or just as a crispy snack with your favorite whisky?
@RianC Yeuk is right. I suppose if I was starving, or drunk enough.
@BlueNote if I were starving I expect that I would be willing to eat cicadas as a crispy snack.
@BlueNote At this point, it’s not something I’ve tried.
I've had this track in my head for days! Check out the 80's Talisker 8 making the trip (£800 worth at auction now!) And that looks suspiciously like a malting floor as opposed to a ships decks ...
I used to snigger at these two when I was younger and thought I was much cooler than I was. It's actually a really touching song and I admire their unabashed accents. The way they say 'Miami to Canada' gets me every time.
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And now for something completely different ...
A proper rock n roller to help get those bottoms up! Check out the cow bells ...
@RianC saw the Proclaimers a couple of years ago in Weston-Super-Mare and we were the youngest ones in there ( both late 40s lol.. ). Brilliant gig. Didn’t realise they spent time in their youth in the west of England. Nice Procol Harem track too you posted.
Spent. Bit of time listening to Peat and Diesel the other night and my would I love to go to one of their gigs! A new one for me. Brilliant.
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