Monday, February 28, 2011

Red Red Wine on a Sunday #80 - Hateful

This Monday I'm serving up some juicy covers. Got a brand spanking new Dropkick Murphy's song, plus some Stones, Mott the Hoople, Tommy Stinson and Gories for ya. The volume monster has been tamed as well!

Here's the Playlist:

The Irish Rover
Dropkick Murphys
Going Out In Style

Detroit Rock City
Bullet LaVolta
Hard To Believe (A Kiss Covers Compilation)

Rock and Roll Gas Station

Your Own Backyard
Mott the Hoople
Brain Capers

1964 UK Rice Krispies Commercial
The Rolling Stones

Roll Over Beethoven
The Rolling Stones
Vol. 2 Outtakes

Brook Griffiths Demo
Sent in by Lee
Saigon Hookers on Facebook

Blitzkrieg Bop
Speedball Baby
Get Straight for the Last Supper
Sent in by Midwesterskirt

I Need You Tonight
The Dirtbombs
I Need you Tonight 7''
Suggested by Twitch
Drunken DumbShow

Tommy Stinson
A Tribute to The Clash - White Riot, Vol Two (2003)
Men Without Ties - Stinson post

The Seeker
Enigma 7"

Rave On
Marshall Crenshaw
Warner 7"

Surf Rider
The Phantom Surfers
Estrus 7''

Something Else
Stray Cats
UK Arista 7"

I Don't Feel So Happy Now
First Base
Ric Rac 7"

Casting My Spell
Get Hip 7"

Pictures Of Matchstick Men
Camper Van Beethoven
UK Virgin 7"
Key Lime Pie LP

I've Done Everything For You
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes
Fat Wreck 7"

24 Hour
Left Lane Cruiser
Junkyard Speed Ball

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Next week, it's time for some Ramones love. Covers of the Ramones, influences, contemporaries and bands that the Ramones have influenced will be featured.

In 2 weeks, I'll be puttin on my green and celebrating St. Pats day with a little Pogues tribute.

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Boeger Hangtown Red #39

I've uncorked a local red on this Red Wine Sunday. It's a non-vintage wine called Hangtown Red #39 from the kind folks at Boeger Winery located in "Hangtown" - Placerville, Ca. Yes, Hangtown is the nickname of Placerville and it got the name because it was El Dorado County's seat and numerous hanging took place in the Gold Rush era.

The wine is a blend of 8 diffferent varietals, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dyrah, Petite Sirah, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Mourvedre and Petite Verdot. Found a nice article about the wine right here ----> Wine Of The Week

This blend has quickly become a favorite of mine, as it is easy drinking and goes well with a variety of foods. Picked it up at Trader Joes for around $7. Grilling up some Filet tonight and I'm following the recipe that you can find over at the Boeger wine site here ----- > Filet Mignon

Spent yesterday down in San Francisco at Amoeba Records and Green Apple Books. Made our way out to the end of Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach in the late afternoon. Clear and sunny but cold and breezy as well. Nice to hear the surf!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Ebay Rock 45's (2/25/11)

Ebay Rock 45's

Each Friday, I post a select group of 5 rock 45's that sold on Ebay recently.
Here's the list for Friday, the 25th of February, 2011

GG Allin and the Jabbers Bored To Death $500.00

From the Auction:
GG Allin + Jabbers-Studio Live-Bored to Death,Beat Beat,Beat, b/wOne Man Army 1979 Blood Records- This is a rare original pressing,signed copy of GG Allin and The Jabbers very first 7in. ever released. I inherited this from my older brother and am putting it up for auction.

Ventures Cookies and Cream $400.00


Sex Pistols My Way $255.00

From the Auction: Extremely hard to find even in Japan now!

Johnny Cash Ring Of Fire $224.50

From The Auction: Johnny Cash RARE Ring of Fire (both sides) on Red Vinyl / White Promo Labels + Promo Sleeve with a paragraph introducing the record to DJ's. The labels are clean - not a mark or scuff on them. Near Mint vinyl (my highest grade) looks unplayed. A real beauty!!

Kinks Long Tall Sally $202.50

From The Auction: This RARE 45 RPM record is by THE KINKS. It is titled "LONG TALL SALLY" b/w "I TOOK MY BABY HOME". It is on CAMEO records 308 on the Red Label from 1964

Thursday, February 24, 2011

PDR Live #94

I was lucky enough to join Mottey, Timpop and Greg Lonesome last Monday evening on PDR.

Download it here -----> Link

Hope you enjoy it.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Red Red Wine on a Sunday #79 Live - You Lose

The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke by Richard Dadd

Tonight on Red Red Wine On A Sunday, I explore the second or sophomore album phemomena with the help of a few friends. Recorded Live on Real Punk Radio on February 21st, this episode has some Queen, Replacements and Bonnevilles picked out for your enjoyment.

Here's the Playlist:
You Lose
The Replacements

The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke
Queen II
Picked by El from Cassettes and Chocolate Milk

Tender Assassin

I Ain't Ready
The Meteors
Wreckin' Crew
Picked by Greg from the Rock and Roll Manifesto

Guns on the Roof
The Clash
Give 'Em Enough Rope

Bad Boys Get Spanked
Pretenders II
Picked by John

You Little Hood Rat Friend
The Hold Steady
Separation Sunday

Tired Of Sex

Major Label Blues
Sophmore Jinx
Picked by Jake from Jake's Inferno
Silly Tasting Note Generator

Nothin' in the World Can Stop Me From Worryin' 'Bout That Girl
Kinda Kinks

Mess Me Up
Raw Romance

You Belong To Me
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
UK Radar 7"
This Year's Model LP

No Law In Lurgan
The Bonnevilles
Eruption Records 7"
Santa Muerte Murder Songs LP

Drain You
Geffen 7"
Nevermind LP

Plastic Skin
Lost Sounds
Solid Sex Lovie Doll 7"
Black Wave LP

Carbona Not Glue
The Ramones
"Sub Pop" 7" - actually a Bootleg!
Leave Home LP

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Next week, I'll be at episode #80, so it's an all covers show.

In 2 weeks, I'll be doin' a little tribute to the Ramones!

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

2009 Chateau Briot Bordeaux

It's a clear but cold day here at the Pinhead studios. Putting together the playlist for tomorrow night's show (centered on Sophomore albums). Cracked open another French red for inspiration - it's a 2009 Chateau Briot Bordeaux.

Here's some info on the wine ----> Michael Skurnik Wines

The wine is not bad considering it's $4.99 price tag at my local Trader Joe's. Lotsa green Cabernet notes that drown out the fruit, but very drinkable. Found a great website recently called the Silly Tasting Note Generator. Let's see what I can come up with -

Intense but equally meandering red. Forcefully bites you with smoked bacon, open-ended toasty oak and corpulent celery. Drink now through never.

Yeah, the tannins have some bite, but celery? Never tasted celery in wine, but then again, never tried to.....


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Ebay Rock 45's (2/18/10)

Ebay Rock 45's

Each Friday, I post a select group of 5 rock 45's that sold on Ebay recently.
Here's the list for Friday, the 18th of February, 2011

N. Y. Ravers N. Y. Ravers are Go EP $337.00

From the Auction:
N.Y. RAVERS N.Y.Ravers Are Go! 7" '81 US

Very Rare!!!!Killer N.Y Punk!!!! Staring Down the Barrel.

Tracks: Violent Due To Environment, Part Of The Scene, I Just Wanna Dance,
I Really Don't Think So, Charles Atlas And His Mighty Cobra Coil, I Wanna Be Loved

Label: Stark Raving Mod

The Squats Noise - Overdose $316.11

From the Auction:


VERY RARE Euro PUNK. 100% original pressing.

Elmore James I Believe $293.36

From the Auction:

Side A: I Believe

Side B: I Held My Baby Last Night

Bobby Fuller Four Our Favorite Martian $251.38

From the Auction:

Shown in photo is a rare and "killer" 1965 surf instrumental rocker 45 by Bobby Fuller and The Fanatics titled "Our Favorite Martian" b/w "Those Memories of You". Condition of record is near mint and copies of this record when listed have sold for well over $100.

Helen Keller Surfin' With Steve and E.D. Amin $219.99

Here's a bonus auction for ya:

Lot of 50 Garage 45's $331.00

Hi, this is a lot of 50 Garage, Psych, & Beat 45s from the 60s. All are original US pressings unless noted. All will be graded individually. All are sleeved. There are some promos, colored vinyl, and a few picture sleeve in this lot as well as stock copies; in the event of a picture sleeve, grading will be sleeve / record. Some may need cleaning before play as they have been in storage for quite some time. Some may have DJ stickers or writing on labels. This is a REALLY NICE LOT, folks -- don't miss out!! Delivery confirmation included on all US orders. Here's the list: 1)31st OF FEBRUARY - Pick A Gripe - Vanguard - strong VG 2)AMBOY DUKES - You Talk Sunshine, I Breathe Fire - Mainstream - VG+++ (tremendous!!) 3)ARNIM-HAMILTON - Pepperman - Int Artists - VG++ 4)ARTHUR BROWN - I Put A Spell On You - Track - VG+++ 5)BUSHMEN - Baby - Dimension - VG+++ (PROMO) 6)CHOIR - It's Cold Outside - Roulette - VG+ 7)CHOIR - No One Here To Play With - Roulette - VG+++ (PROMO) 8)CLEFS OF LAVENDER HILL - Stop Get A Ticket - Thames - VG+ to VG++ (original label) 9)MIKI DALLON - Apple Pie - RCA - VG+ to VG++ (PROMO) 10)MAC DAVIS - Bad Scene - Capitol - VG+ (right wing anti protest) 11)DIMENSIONS - She's Boss - HBR - VG+++ to NM 12)KIM FOWLEY - Love Is Alive And Well - Tower - VG++ (PROMO) 13)FUTURE - Shape Of Things To Come - Uni - VG+ (PROMO) 14)GENTRYS - Brown Paper Sack - MGM - VG+/VG+++ (pic sleeve) 15)GENTRYS - I Can See - MGM - VG+++ (BB hole) 16)GENTRYS - Goddess Of Love - Sun - VG+ (PROMO - YELLOW VINYL) 17)GUILLOTEENS - I Sit And Cry - HBR - VG++ to VG+++ 18)GURUS - It Just Won't Be That Way - UA - VG+ (PROMO) 19)HARDTIMES - Fortune Teller - World Pacific - VG++ 20)ROY HEAD & THE TRAITS - Pain - Back Beat - VG++ (some label damage) 21)HOGS - Motorcycle Rider - Jay Boy - VG+++ to poss. NM (PROMO) 22)JOHN'S CHILDREN - Smashed Blocked - White Whale - VG+++ to poss. NM 23)JON & ROBIN - Love Me Baby - Abnak - VG++ ("Gloria" sound) 24)JUICY LUCY - Who Do You Love - Atco - VG++ (PROMO) 25)KITCHEN CINQ - Determination - LHI - VG++ 26)TERRY KNIGHT & THE PACK - Numbers - Lucky Eleven - VG++ (Good one!) 27)TERRY KNIGHT - Lullaby - Capitol - VG+ (PROMO) 28)LEAVES - Hey Joe - Mira - VG+ 29)LEAVES - Too Many People - Mira - strong VG+ 30)LEMON PIPERS - Wine & Violet - Buddah - VG+ 31)LOST - Maybe More Than You - Capitol - VG+++ to poss. NM 32)MAJIC SHIP - Green Plant - B T Puppy - VG+ to VG++ (PROMO) 33)MICHAEL & THE MESSENGERS - Midnight Hour - USA - VG++ 34)MOBY GRAPE - Sitting By The Window - Columbia - VG+/VG+++ (pic sleeve) 35)NITE PEOPLE - Hot Smoke & Sasafrass - Amsterdam - VG+++ (PROMO) 36)RATTLES - Devil's Son - London - VG++ (PROMO) 37)JOHNNY ROME & THE SECOND THOUGHT - The Museum - Brite Leaf - VG+++ (BB hole - Pop Psych- good!!) 38)RUGBYS - You I - Amazon - VG+ (PROMO - BLUE VINYL) 39)RUGBYS - Wendegahl The Warlock - Amazon - VG+++ 40)SHADOWS OF KNIGHT - Gloria - Dunwich - VG+ to VG++ 41)SHADOWS OF KNIGHT - Gospel Zone - Dunwich - VG+ to VG++ 42)SHADOWS OF KNIGHT - My Fire Department Needs A Fireman - Super K - VG++ to VG+++ 43)SONICS - Lost Love - Piccadilly - VG+++ (small label tear "B" side) 44)SOPWITH CAMEL - Postcard From Jamaica - Kama Sutra - VG+/VG+++ (pic sleeve) 45)TARANTULA - Love Is For Peace - A&M - VG+++ to poss. NM (PROMO - good psych!!) 46)TOMMY & THE TRUE BLUE FACTS - I'm Back - A&M - VG+++ (address sticker) 47)UNIQUES - Goodbye So Long - Paula - VG+++ 48)WE THE PEOPLE - Love Is A Beautiful Thing / The Day She Dies - RCA - VG+ to VG++ (PROMO) 49)YELLOW PAYGES - The Two Of Us - UNI - VG++ (BB hole) 50)ZEPHYRS - She's Lost You - Rotate - VG+ to VG++.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Red Red Wine on a Sunday #78 Live - Valentine

The Girl With the Wineglass - Jan Vermeer

It's Valentine's Day and I've got some Girls, Girls, Girls lined up for ya. Recorded live on 2/14/2011, this episode features some great songs by the Green Lady Killers, Klark Kent and the Cute Lepers. Start with a couple of glasses of wine, mix in a busy weekend with not much sleep and ya got a bunch of sloppiness - my apologies - hey - it's live!

Here's the Playlist:

The List
The Fags
The Fags (EP)

Tura Satana
Saying Goodbye 7"
Thanks to Damo from The Long Gone Loser Magazine and Podcast

The Green Lady Killers
Just Fine

Pretty Girls
Joe Jackson
Look Sharp!

Playing With Girls
Fly On The Wall
Suggested by Jake of Jake's Inferno

You're Breakin' My Heart
Nilsson Nilsson
Suggested by Boyd

Baby, All Those Girls Meant Nothing To Me
David Lowery
The Palace Guards
Thanks to Tony for the inspiration

The Replacements
Pleased To Meet Me

Robbie Fulks
Let's Kill Saturday Night
Thanks to Tom from Bomb Out Radio
2009 Blason Pinot Noir

My Girl
Otis Redding
Atlantic 7" 1965
Dreams To Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology LP

I Saw Her First
First Base
Ric Rac 7"
Get your copy right here ----- > Play Pinball Records

Office Girls
Klark Kent
Kryptone 7"
Kollected Works

A Certain Girl
Warren Zevon
Asylum 7"
Genius: The Best Of Warren Zevon LP

(Hey! I Fell In Love With An) Alien Girl
The Crumbs
Recess 7"

Now Sounds Spot For The Houston Post
Fever Tree
U-Spaces: Psychedelic Promos & Radio Spots Vol. 1

San Francisco Girls (Return of the Native)
Fever Tree
Uni 7"
Fever Tree LP

Girl In A T-Shirt
ZZ Top
RCA 7"
Antenna Lp

Berlin Girls
The Cute Lepers
Damaged Goods 7"
Smart Accessories LP

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Next week, the subject will be Sophomore albums, ya know This Year's Model, Separation Sunday, Leave Home, Queen II - ya get the picture.

In 2 weeks, I'll be at episode #80, so it's an all covers show.

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

2009 Blason de Bougogne Pinot Noir

The grill is red hot and ready to sear the Marinated Tri-Tip that is on the menu this Sunday. Earlier I made some mushroom and onion Gratins to go with the meal and to snack on while grillin' (see the recipe below - used some fresh Sourdough instead of the white bread - those Brits....).

Popped open a 2009 Blason Pinot Noir for the evening. Check out the website for the wine by clicking the link right here ----> Blason de Bourgogne

A wonderful website and a great slogan "We Are From The People For The People". The packaging is great too - natural cork, great looking label and capsule. I imagine that Blason has done some research into targeting this French wine to the British and American public:

#1 - it is called Pinot Noir (most French Wines do not advertise the grape type / varietal)
#2 - it's available at Trader Joe's
#3 - the website states that Blason is a cooperative between a UK (British) wine agency and 5 Burgundy region wineries

So, you've digested the hype - now how is the wine? I wish that the taste could have matched the packaging / marketing of the wine. I love a Pinot Noir when it has a full spicy nose and rich earthy flavors. The bottle of Blason that I opened was dull and listless. Perhaps I got a bad cork, but I could not smell or taste the TCA (a cork compound that smells like wet cardboard). Sometimes the levels are low enough that it just kills the fruit and I'm thinking that this is the case. I will buy another bottle in the next few months to give it another chance, but most of this bottle is going into the red meat sauce that I have bubbling away on the stove (destined for Monday night's Spaghetti). On to some Zinfandel...


Here's the recipe for the Gratins (courtesy of London's Independent)

These tartlets are a bit of a cheat, as you won't be fussing around with a load of tiresome pastry. The bases are cut out of sandwich bread, which toasts to a tasty crisp. They're a bit like a baby croque-monsieur, and they're guaranteed to have everyone fighting their way back for more.

These are always the star canapé of every event I do, though I suppose - officially - they don't qualify as a canapé, as each one adds up to two or three tidy bites.

2tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
Salt and pepper
1tbsp sugar
250g chestnut mushrooms, hand-chopped or finely sliced (easily achieved in a food processor)
Leaves stripped from a few thyme sprigs
12 slices of medium- sliced white sandwich bread
Soft butter 250g
Gruyère or mature cheddar cheese, grated

Heat the olive oil in a wide pan over a moderate flame and fry the onions until they start to colour. Sprinkle in the sugar and seasoning. Add the mushrooms and thyme to the pan and cook until the mushrooms are soft.

Take a slice of bread and cut two 4cm circles out of it, using the top of a glass or a pastry cutter. Butter one side and press butter-side down into non-stick muffin tins or mince pie tins - you will probably need two of these. Continue until you have 24.

Pre-heat the oven to 200°C. Top each bread round with about a teaspoonful of mushroom mixture. Mound the grated cheese generously on top. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden and bubbling.