Sunday, September 30, 2012

Red Red Wine On A Sunday #153 - Hangin' Downtown

Pinball - the international language of fun.  Tonight - it's the 3rd Pinball show with some Nervebreakers, Smithereens and Steve Earle

Here's the Playlist:

I Slept In An Arcade
Black Randy And Metrosquad
I Slept In An Arcade 7"
Telephone Road
Steve Earle/The Fairfield Four
El Corazón
Suggested by Boyd

Girl About Town
The Queers
Munki Brain

Hangin' Downtown
The Replacements
Sorry Ma Forgot To take Out The Trash
Hjalp Mej
The Pinballs 
Powerpearls Volume 6

När Kristoffer Spelar Flipperspel 
De Lyckliga Kompisarna
Dammsugarförsäljare Blues

Tilt City 
The Hellacopters
Cream Of The Crap! vol.1
Pinball Blues  
Moore & Napier 
For All Lonesome Truck Drivers

Flip, Flip 
The Vons
Flip Flip

I Flipped
Gene Vincent 
A Capitol Rockabilly, Pt. 3
Pinball Wizard
Harry Roche Constellation 

The Smithereens

I Ain't Got You 
The New Breed 
Wants You !
Pinball Crazy 
The Astronauts 
Lost In Space 10"

The Pills
Hot Pinball Rock Volume One
Son Of Reverbio 
Folk Art & The Death Of Electric Jesus

Television Addict
Naked City Romeos 
Naked City Romeos

Silver Age
Bob Mould 
Silver Age
Brian Protheroe 
Chrysalis 7"

Pinball, That's All 
Bill Wray 
Space Invaders 
The Piranhas 
Virgin Uk 7"

Why Am I So Flipped? 
Get Hip 7"

Little Debbie 
Amphetamine Reptile 7"
You're All the Reason I Need 
John Hiatt 
Mystic Pinball
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Speakeasy Big Daddy IPA

Greeting from California - it is a hot afternoon out here - close to 100 degrees and perfect for a brew.  Picked up a six pack of these last week and I'm down to my last one....   At 6.5% alcohol, this one is very hoppy and I can taste the alcohol burn.  Would like a bit more balance and I'm wondering if the sixer that I picked up was a bit long in the tooth.  This beer is just average and I was expecting more from this Speakasy Ales and Lager beer.  I'm sure I'll try some of their other offerings (the Payback Porter looks interesting), but there are many better American style IPAs out there.

The story on the 45?  It's from the Amoeba trip last weekend - Panic In Detroit is one of my favorite from the Thin White Duke and this UK reissue has a great picture sleeve.  It's siting in the A-7 slot of the Jukebox right now!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Red Red Wine On A Sunday #152 - Hootenanny

"Go Cat Go is our battle cry"  - a great line from a great band.  Tonite the spotlight is on the Stray Cats.

Here's the playlist:

Bring It Back Again
Stray Cats
Stray Cats
Suggested by Tim Pop of TimPopLive

Jeanie, Jeanie, Jeanie
Stray Cats
Built for Speed
Suggested by Tommer Unit of Tommy Unit Live

The Replacements

Cat Man
Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps
Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps

Surf In The City
Havana 3AM
Havana 3AM

You Got Me Dizzy
The Head Cat
Fools Paradise

Hills Have Eyes
The Meteors
Wreckin' Crew

9 Lives
Koffin Kats
Go Cat Go!: A Tribute to Stray Cats

It's a Sin
Sweet Dreams

Stray Cat Blues
Badmotorfinger SOMMS
Suggested by Jake of Jake's Inferno

I Wish
Tenpole Tudor
Eddie Old Bob Dick And Gary
Suggested by Noland of The Tanked

Rumble in Brighton
Stray Cats
Built for Speed

Crazy Arms
Jerry Lee Lewis
The Locust Years

Outta Gear
Los Straitjackets
¡Viva! Los Straitjackets

Voodoo Voodoo
Jessie and the Orbits
This Is DJ's Choice Volume #2
Yours Truly

Chinatown Bus
The Tough Shits
The Tough Shits
Burger Records

My Road Now
Paul Westerberg
Get the new song here --->>>> Paul

Flip Out
Billy Brown
Columbia 7"
Amoeba Records SF

Bop Bop Ba Doo Bop
Lew Williams
Imperial 7"

Runaway Boys
Stray Cats  
Arista 7"

Runnin' From The Hounds
Phantom, Rocker and Slick
EMI 7"

Three Months To Kill
Huelyn Duvall
Challenge 7"

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2010 Chateau Amour Bordeaux

It is a glorious sunny afternoon out here on the Left Coast.  Opened this bottle up on Friday night and had a glass - wasn't impressed.  After sitting a couple of days and opening up, the second glass is going down pretty well.  The wine is a 2010 Chateau Amour Bordeaux from the Medoc region of Southwest France.
The oxygen has liberated some of the aromas and I'm getting some fruit and tobacco from this wine that I thought a bit thin on Friday night.  Not worth a second purchase, as the very similar Chateau Haut Blaignon that I opened up last Mother's Day is a much better crafted wine from the region and a bit less expensive.

Trader Joe's Propoganda on the wine ----->  Fearless Flyer

Just JoeP review of the wine ------->  Just JoeP

Here's my review of the superior Blaignon ---- >  Chateau Haut Blaignon

A bit on the photo of the program for the Pinball Expo - spent most of Saturday at the show in Marin and had a blast - the morning was spent at Amoeba on the Haight digging in crates.   I pulled out a few colored 45's from the Estrus and Douchemaster labels, plus a couple of Rockabilly 45's that I've been looking for.  



Sunday, September 16, 2012

Red Red Wine On A Sunday #151 - Kiss Me On The Bus (Live on SNL)

Saturday Night Live - what an institution.  What is it - 38 seasons now?   Ok - they weren't all good - but the hits hit like a sledgehammer!  This week I honor SNL with some tunes and clips.

Here's the Playlist:

Radio, Radio (Live)
Elvis Costello
Live on SNL
Suggested by Greg Lonesome of the Rock and Roll Manifesto
New York's Alright (If You Like Saxophones)
The Record
Suggested by Noland of The Tanked
Kiss Me on the Bus
The Replacements
Maniac (Disc 2) Live on Saturday Night Live 1/18/86
The 2000 Pound Bee Part 1
The Ventures
Walk Don't Run: The Best Of The Ventures
Piss On Your Turntable...
Territorial Pissings
Fountains Of Wayne
Welcome Interstate Managers
Suggested by Jake of Jake's Inferno
Eti (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
Blue Oyster Cult
Columbia 7"

Rubber Biscuit
The Blues Brothers
Atlantic 7"
The Kinks
Arista 7"
The Cars
Elektra 7"
Star Machine
Bob Mould
Silver Age
The Raw Nerves

Gimmee Hot Sushi
Joe's Shanghai
I Won't Stand In Your Way
Stray Cats
Arista 7"

Jocko Homo
Stiff UK 7"
(Now I Want To Be A) Space Girl
Twintone 7"

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21st Amendment Hop Crisis? Imperial Ale

It's a Hop Crisis!  At least that's what the folks over at the 21st Amendment Brewery want you to think.   Clever packaging and a freakin' killer Imperial Ale combine to make this one a repeat buy for me.  First impressions are the most important and this one gives you a nice 2 finger head with a cloudy golden haze that made me wonder what my taste buds have in store.  This one is 9.7 % Alc. with 94 IBUs and is aged on Oak Spirals.  What - Oak Spirals?   Come on - what kinda marketing is that?  Don't know if I can taste the oak (is this supposed to be a Chardonnay?), but the finished product is awesome - highly recommended.  Citrusy, Crisp, Malty and the alcohol is very well balanced.  My crisis now - I need to grab another 4-pack.

This one was a tenner for a 4 pack down at my local Beer Shoppe - well worth it!

Propoganda from 21st Amendment -->  Hop Crisis!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Pinhead Studios Upgrades

The Pinhead Studios are undergoing a major upgrade (a couple of 3 Terabyte drives), so no show this Sunday.  Never fear, I'll be back with the Saturday Night Live Tribute next Sunday.  Have a great week.


Monday, September 3, 2012

Red Red Wine On A Sunday #150 - I Will (Kid's Don't) Follow

All Covers on the show tonight - got some Cracker, Kinks, Pleasers and Grace Jones for ya.

Here's the Playlist:

Never Been Caught

I Put A Spell On You
Heart Attack Alley
Live Bootleg
Suggested by Dave of Mottey's Garage

I Will (Kids Don't) Follow
The Replacements
1984-12-09 CBGBs

 I Hate Music
Buick McKane
"So What": a tribute to the Replacements

I Can See Clearly Now
Even In Blackouts
Fall Of The House Of Even
Suggested by Tom T

Tie Your Mother Down
Straw Dogs
Straw Dogs
Suggested by Joe of the Best Table in Hell

Dragon Attack
Dark Roots Of Earth
Suggested by Jake of Jake's Inferno

 I'm Not Like Everybody Else (Demo)
The Nads
Unreleased Tracks And Demos

Shakin' All Over / Superman
All Night Stand

This Is Where I Belong (The Songs Of Ray Davies & The Kinks)
Great White Wonders

Revolution Blues
Eric Ambel
Suggested by Boyd

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Dum Dum Girls
Dum Dum Girls
Suggested by Noland of the band The Tanked

The Kids Are Alright
Powerpearls vol 07

My Generation
The Replacements
1984-12-09 CBGBs

The Seeker
Zen Guerrilla
The Seeker
Suggested by Dave of Mottey's Garage

My Uncle (Live)
Jeremy Porter & The Tucos
Live & Acoustic @ the Plymouth Coffee Bean - EP

Star Maps
Star Maps

Las Vegas!
Joe's Shanghai
Wood Shampoo Records

Honey Hush
Chiswick 7"

Route 66
The Jolt
Polydor 7"

You Got Lucky
Gaslight Anthem
Mercury 7"

Love Is The Drug
Grace Jones
German Island  7"

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2008 Marr Cellars Cuvee Selena Grenache

OK - ya got me -  it's not a Sunday, it's a Monday.  Over here in the US, it is a holiday, so it sure feels like a Sunday.  But I do have a Red for today.  It's a 2008 Marr Cellars Selena Cuvee Grenache from a local producer.  Picked this one up ny neighborhood wine shop on a recommendation from the owner and I'm glad I did. Uncorked it about an hour ago to let it breathe a bit, as the subtle notes in Grenache need some time to develop.  Tasting the wine, I get some nice cherry and raspberry notes on the tongue with a light finish.  The alcohol sits at 13.8% and the color is a very light ruby. 

Marr Cellars website - Marr

Some Grenache background - Wiki

This wine should go well with the fruit based Soffritto I've prepared to top off some Pork Loin Spiedino that will hit the grill later.  See the recipe below (from the great website Cook the Book):

 In Italian, spiedino means 'little spit' and refers to meat grilled on skewers over an open fire. Today's Cook the Book recipe, excerpted from A16 Food + Wine , is for Pork Loin Spiedino with Pine Nut, Garlic, and Currant Soffritto. A soffritto is a combination of aromatic ingredients simmered in olive oil. It can be used as a simple flavor enhancer; a base for other recipes; or a sauce, as it is here.

About This Recipe

YIELD:6 servings


  • 2 pounds boneless pork loin, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • About 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup dried currants
  • 3/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2/3 cup garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 ounces arugula


  1. 1
    In a bowl, toss the pork with the salt. Cover and refrigerate for at least overnight or up to 3 days.
  2. 2
    To make the soffritto, soak the currants in just enough warm water to cover for about 20 minutes.
  3. 3
    Meanwhile, add the pine nuts and 1/2 cup of the olive oil to a small, heavy pot and place over low heat. Gradually bring to a low simmer, stirring frequently, and cook, stirring, for about 5 minutes, or until the pine nuts have started to brown. Stir in the garlic and continue to cook on low heat for about 8 minutes, or until the garlic is a light golden brown. Watch the soffritto carefully; the pine nuts and garlic will burn easily. Drain the currants, add them to the pot, and then remove the pot from the heat. Let the soffritto cool to room temperature. It will keep, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.
  4. 4
    About 30 minutes before cooking, remove the pork from the refrigerator. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water to cover to prevent them from scorching. Prepare a hot fire in a grill, stacking the coals to one side so you have two areas of heat, one with direct heat and one with indirect heat.
  5. 5
    Drizzle the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over the pork and toss evenly. Drain the skewers, and thread about 5 pieces of pork onto each skewer.
  6. 6
    Place the skewers over the coals and grill for about 1 minute on each side, or until well seared. Move the skewers to the cooler side of the grill and continue to cook over indirect heat for 8 to 10 minutes, until cooked medium-well but still juicy.
  7. 7
    Arrange a bed of arugula on a platter. Place the pork skewers on top. Drizzle some of the soffritto over the top of the pork and the arugula. Pass the remaining sauce at the table. Serve immediately.
A bit about the vinyl in the photo - got a great care package from Wood Shampoo records - digging into it now.