Saturday, June 30, 2012

2008 Dona Paula Estate Cabernet Sauvingon

It is a Saturday, not Sunday, but it's time for some red wine.  Tonight I've opened up a 2008 Dona Paula Estate Cabernet from Argentina.  This one is really nice, with just a small amount of the vegetal character that Cabernet is known for.  Lotsa fruit and it is nicely balanced at just 14.5% alcohol.

Here's the propoganda from the Dona Paula winery - Cabernet

I've got some Salmon on the grill and this one should go great with it, especially with the homemade roasted tomato and basil sauce that I've whipped up to serve on top of the Salmon.


Monday, June 11, 2012

Red Red Wine On A Sunday #141 - Bastards of Young (Live)

This Sunday, the show is dedicated to all those Sons and Daughters out there - yes, Father's Day is coming up and I've got some Replacements, Stones and Kinks to help celebrate it.

Here's the Playlist:

Lock Up Your Daughters
Slade's Greatest Hits

Bastards of Young
The Replacements
Simply Unacceptable

Yr Sons & Daughters
Everything Takes Forever

All Aboard (Fathers And Sons)
Muddy Waters
The Anthology: 1947-1972

David Bowie
Hunky Dory

Son & Daughter
Suggested By El of Cassettes and Chocolate Milk

Nimrod's Son
Acoustic Live In Newport (08-06-2005)

Underwear Pastor's Daughter
Baby Astronauts
All The Pancakes You Can Eat

Some Mother's Son
Suggested by Noland

Big League
Tom Cochrane
Suggested by Boyd

My Family
Jay Reatard
Blood Visions

Prodigal Son
The Rolling Stones
Beggars Banquet

Mama's Boy
Too Tough To Die 

The Boy's Alright
All Chewed Up

Fortunate Son
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Fantasy 7"

Saturday's Kids
The Jam
Polydor 7"

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires
There Is A Bomb In Gilead
Suggested by Tony of Pavement PR

Tight Fit
The Sons of Hercules
Unclean 7"

Son of a Preacher Man
Dusty Springfield
Atlantic 7"

Thin Lizzy
UK Vertigo 7"

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The next 2 weeks.  I'll be on a well earned vacation up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

I'll be back on July 1st with a show featuring the Best of 2012, so far. 

The week after the show will be centered around the movie Pulp Fiction.

If you have any songs to contribute to these shows, please e-mail me at:

Sunday, June 10, 2012

21st Amendment Brew Free or Die IPA

A warm afternoon out here on the left coast.  Got an IPA opened up to go with a game of Pinball.  This one is a 21st Amendment Brew Free or Die IPA, the second beer that I have tried from the brewery located in the SOMA district of San Francisco.  This one has a nice thick white head and clear amber color.  The flavors consist of pine, tropical fruit and caramel notes with a nice crisp finish.  This one is 7% alcohol and is a 70 on the IBU scale.  I'd put it as a solid 8 on a scale of 1 to 10.  I'll be enjoying the rest of the six pack, you can be assured of that.

Here's some info from the 21st Amendment website:

BREW FREE! OR DIE IPA is brewed with some serious west coast attitude. This aromatic golden IPA starts with a sucker punch of six different hops to the nose, quickly balanced by a solid malt backbone. Our top selling beer at the pub, this IPA starts big and finishes clean leaving you wanting more.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Red Red Wine On A Sunday #140 - Iron Man

This Sunday the show is all covers - got some Ted Leo, Replacements and Stray Cats for you.

Here's the Playlist:

She Cracked
The Hangmen
East Of Western
Suggested by Jake of Jake's Inferno

Werewolves of London
David Lindley & El Rayo-X
Very Greasy
Suggested by Boyd

Suspect Device
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists
Under The Covers: Classic Lookout! Records Cover Songs

The Kids Are Alright
The Queers
Under The Covers: Classic Lookout! Records Cover Songs

Iron Man
The Replacements
The Shit Hits the Fans

If Only You Were Lonely
Whiskey Daredevils
The Golden Age Of Country Punk
Suggested by Draz of Music From the Farside, Coffeetime with Drazzle and Paddy O'Punk

Twisting Postman
Ko & The Knockouts
Ko and the Knockouts

Vanilla Muffins
Ultra Fine Day

I Can See For Miles
The Shazam
The New Sell Out
Futureman Records at Bandcamp

I Got A Right
The Adolescents
Brats In Battalions

Bad To Worse
The Connection
Seven Nights To Rock
The Connection at Bandcamp

Lazy Cowgirls
Tapping The Source

Nick Curran & the Lowlifes
Reform School Girl

One Silver Dollar
The Kills
Domino 7"

No Action
The Muffs
Sympathy for the Record Industry 7"
2008 Dona Paula Torrontes

Milk Cow Blues
The Kinks
UK Pye 7"

Sweet Love On My Mind
The Stray Cats
UK Arista 7"

I Want Candy T
The Count Bishops
UK Chiswick 6"

Pump It Up
Fox 7"

Hazy Shade of Winter
The Bangles
Def Jam 7"

Finer Points
English Singles
Slumberland 7"

Mouth Shut
Apa State Mental
Apa Valley

The Gods of Macho
Play 5 Songs

Seger Liberation Army
Big Legal Mess 7"

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Next week, the subject will be Sons and Daughters.

The next 2 weeks after, I'll be on a well earned vacation up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

I'll be back on July 1st with a show featuring the Best of 2012, so far. 

If you have any songs to contribute to these shows, please e-mail me at:

2008 Dona Paula Torrontes

Cracked open some refreshing Torrontes this sunny afternoon to keep me company at the grill.  This one comes from the Dona Paula winery.  The grapes are sourced from the Salta region of northern Argentina.  If you have never tried a Torrontes, I can describe it as a cross between a Gewurztraminer and Moscato, but a bit drier and balanced with great orange blossom aromas and peach and apricot flavors.  Perfect for a hot late spring day.

Here's some info on Torrontes from the Wiki - Torrontes

Torrontés is grown throughout Argentina and its acreage is steadily increasing. Part of its increase in numbers comes from the increase in Argentine wine exportation where the grape has found considerable success in the United StatesUnited Kingdom and aboard but also from a better understanding and identification of the different Torrontés varieties that allow for better accounting of plantings. For most of its history (including into the late 20th century) Torrontés lagged behind Pedro Giménez and Ugni blanc among white grape varieties in Argentina.[2] But by the early 21st century, declining plantings in those two varieties and the growing popularity of Torrontés allowed it to surpass them and become Argentina's most widely planted white variety where it continued to be as of 2008.[4]
The different Torrontés varieties have developed niche in different areas of Argentina. Torrontés Riojano is widely grown in the La Rioja and Salta provinces of northern Argentina and is, in fact, the single most widely planted variety (both red and white) in La Rioja. In Salta, the grape is often planted in high altitude, sandy vineyards that are often more than 1,600 meters (5,250 feet) above sea level. Here, the harsh growing conditions allow the variety to attain high acidity and assertive flavors.[4]
In the arid San Juan province, Torrontés Sanjuanino is found but is planted to a much less significant amount than Torrontés Riojano. Torrontés Mendocino is, by far, the least widely planted variety and is mostly found in the southern province of Rio Negro.[2]

Here's some propaganda from the winery website - Dona Paula


Cafayate Valley, Salta.

Winemaker's Notes

Intense golden yellow color. Delicate and complex aromas of jasmine, orange blossom, tropical fruits, and muscatel. In the mouth, this wine is fresh, balanced, persistent, with good volume and acidity.


This Torrontés comes from the foothills of the Andes Mountains, in the north of Argentina, at 1,700 meters (almost 5,600 ft) above sea level. The soil is sandy and rocky. The climate typically presents hot days and cold nights, with a considerable temperature variation. Drip irrigation and espalier trellis system are used. Harvest takes place in three different moments: in February to obtain good acidity and freshness, in March in an attempt to get floral notes, and in April so as to obtain tropical fruits aromas. At Doña Paula, our vineyards have always been managed using sustainable agriculture practices.


Grapes are gently destemmed while SO2 is added to avoid oxidation. The juice is separated from the skins, without pressing, and fermented in small concrete tanks at low temperatures.

Have a great week - Cheers!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Ebay Rock 45's 6/1/12

Each Friday, I search Ebay for some interesting high $$$ 45s that have sold on Ebay recently and on Saturday morning I post the top 5 along with the corresponding videos so you can judge for yourself if the buyer got a good deal.

The Haunted     1-2-5     $536.78

From the Auction:


Chardon Square     65 Film Show    $417.77

From the Auction:

chardon square - 65 film show b/w moving bright colors (chsq '84)

300 pressed and prolly my favorite of all the so cal mod revival 45s

Private School    Lost in Action   $291.50

From the Auction:

Private School - Lost In Action 7". Rare original Canadian self release from 1979 on Full Friction Records
Includes the oversized envelope sleeve, and photo insert. 

Big Joe Turner    Shake, Rattle and Roll     $247.50

From the Auction:

Title: Joe Turner
Artist: Joe Turner
Music Format: Mono
Label: Atlantic
Catalogue Number: EP 565
Issue Year: 1956
Tracks: Shake Rattle And Roll, Flip Flop And Fly, In The Evenin' When The Sun Goes Down

Special Comments: Very Rare Blues 7" 45 RPM EP. Original 1956 Pressing from Atlantic Label. With the Original Picture Sleeve


At The Drive-In     Hell Paso     $180.00

From the Auction:

This is an Auction for At the Drive-In Hell Paso on Off Time Records OTR060 I bought this from the band at one of the numerous times I promoted their show at Safari Nite Club and Hairy Mary's in Des Moines, Iowa.