Sunday, May 26, 2013

Red Red Wine On A Sunday #183 - I'm In Trouble (Live At Maxwell's)

The Godfather - perhaps the best American Movie ever?  Tonight I pay tribute to the Don.

Here's the Playlist:

American Gangster Time
Elvis Costello And The Imposters
The Gang's All Here
Dropkick Murphys
The Gang's All Here
Gang Busters
The Cats & The Fiddle
Outside The Law: Gangsters, Racketeers & The Feds: Vintage Songs 1922-1947
The Punk And The Godfather
The Who

Radio Lover
Cheap Trick
Radio Lover
Suggested by John

Fight In The Storeroom
True Crime
I Want Everything
The Godfathers
Hit by Hit

Can't Believe There's Gangs in Des Moines
Total Passover
Shlomo Rising

I Found That Essence Rare
Gang Of Four
Suggested by Tommer of Tommy Unit Live
Guns & Horses
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
Eyes Like the Sky

It's Only Punk
Guitar Gangsters
Let 'Em Have It
Suggested by Dave of Mottey's Garage
I'm In Trouble
The Replacements
Live at Maxwell's Hoboken 2-4-86
King Of New York
Fun Lovin' Criminals
Come Find Yourself
Suggested by Jake of Jake's Inferno

One Step Beyond (Italian Version)
The Business

Mr. Moran
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
A Jacknife To A Swan
Suggested by Boyd

Married 2 The Mob
Broken Bottles
Suggested by Joe of the Best Table In Hell

Gang Warfare
Forced Reality
Unheard, Unreleased and Under the Boot

Italian Song
The Gits
Enter: The Conquering Chicken [Broken Rekids]
Crime Don't Pay
Mike Ness
Cheating At Solitaire

Dead Confederate
Peyote People
Suggested by Jer of Jeremy Porter and the Tucos
Mad Turks
Shake Some Action Vol 6

Best Friend
The Gangsters
Shake Some Action Vol.3-UK&Ireland

Realta' Cercami
Smart Cops
Per Proteggere e Servire
Texas Terri Bomb
Your Lips... My Ass!
Suggested by Greg of the Rock N Roll Manifesto
Last Gang in Town
The Clash
Give 'Em Enough Rope
Pizza Girl
Jeremy Porter & The Tucos
Partner In Crime

Primitive Man
Jukebox Fury

Little Green Amp
Dave Davies
I Will Be Me

I'm Weak
New Bomb Turks
Get Hip 7"

The Birth Of The Blues
Frank Sinatra
Columbia 7"

Chrysalis 7"

Birth, School, Work, Death
The Godfathers
Epic 7"

Superbad (Parts 1 and 2)
James Brown
King 7"

Background music tonight includes songs from the Satan's Pilgrims, The Professionals and the Pogues.

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  the subject will centered on Fish.

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2010 Piccini Chianti

Recently watched the Godfather and it reminded me that I hadn't cracked open a Chianti in a long while.  Then I decided to go all out with the Italian and cook up a savory Pasta Puttanesca to go with it.  The sauce is simmering on the stovetop and I'm listening to some Sinatra on the juke while I write this.  

This Chianti is 95% Sangiovese and 5% Ciliegiolo and 100% drinkable.  Nice soft tannins and a dry finish - this should go well with the Puttanesca.  The Piccini folks have been making wine in the Tuscany region since 1882 - four generations - and recently changed it's label for the Chianti from the boring black and white to a bright Orange.  According to the website, the orange symbolizes all the energy, youth and passion that characterizes the Piccini familia.  

Here's the Piccini Website - Tradition since 1882

A tepid review from - lacking some pizazz

Here's the Puttanesca recipe in case you want to try it:

  •   2 Tbsp olive oil
  •   1/2 cup minced onion
  •  1 bottle Piccini Chianti 
  •   3 cloves garlic, chopped
  •   3 - 4 italian sausages, sliced thin
  •    3 - 4 canned anchovies, chopped
  •    2 Tbsp tomato paste
  •    1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  •     1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  •     2 teaspoons dried oregano
  •    2 Tbsp small (non-pariel) capers
  •    3/4 cup pitted olives (black or green), roughly chopped
  •    1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  •     1 pound spaghetti
  •     Salt
        Olive oil for drizzling


1 Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large, deep saute pan. When the oil is hot, sauté the onions until they're soft and translucent, about 4-5 minutes. Deglaze the pan with some of your Chianti. While the onions are still cooking, stir in the chopped anchovies along with some of the oil from the can. Add the garlic and sausages and cook another minute.

2 Mix in the tomato paste  and cook it for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the crushed tomatoes, oregano, chili pepper flakes, and olives. Turn the heat down to a gentle simmer.

3 Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. When you add the spaghetti to the boiling water to cook, add the capers to the sauce and continue to simmer it gently. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions, to al dente, cooked but still slightly firm.

4 Drain the pasta and put in a large bowl. Drizzle a little olive oil over the pasta and mix to combine. Stir the parsley into the pasta sauce. Add a ladle's worth of sauce to the pasta and mix to combine. Pour the Chianti and toast to your health before diggin in!


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Red Red Wine On A Sunday #182 - Outer Limits

Aliens, Martians, UFO's, Flying Saucers - yep - it's one of those episodes.......

Here's the Playlist:

Outer Limits
Chris Mars
Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

Alien Boy
The Wipers
Is This Real

Lazy Aliens
Stuff 1991 - 2004
Suggested by Christian

Space Cadet
Lime Spiders
The Cave Comes Alive

Books About UFO's
Hüsker Dü
The Living End
Suggested by Joe of The Best Table In Hell

The Boppin' Martian
Dick Robinson
Rocket Ship

Amazons from Outer Space
Amazons from Outer Space

Get Outta That Spaceship and Fight Like A Man
Crappin' You Negative

Space Trash
Mean Jeans
Are You Serious?

Martian Saints
Mary Lou Lord
Martian Saints [EP]
Suggested by Tom T

Johnny Got Shot By a UFO
You've Been Limozined
Suggested by Tommer of Tommy Unit Live

My Flying Saucer
Billy Bragg & Wilco
Mermaid Avenue Volume 2

Honky Tonk Maniac from Mars
Jason Ringenberg
All Over Creation
Suggested by Jer of Jeremy Porter and The Tucos

Anus Of Uranus
Suggested by Boyd

Space Jeeps
The Scrams
The Scrams

Captain Zapped
Heavy For Your Head
Suggested by Kate

Kids On Mars
Apa State Mental
The Reunited Heavy Metal States of Apa State Mental

The Happening

Lovesick Avenue

People From Another World
The Jive Five
The Best of the Jive Five
Suggested by Greg of the Rock and Roll Manifesto

Zombie Mutant Aliens (Original Mix)
Bad Luck Streak
1st Demo

Destination Venus
Man or Astro-Man?
Destroy All Astromen!!

Eti (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
Blue Oyster Cult
Agents Of Fortune

Girl From Mars
The Brit Box 

Teenagers From Mars
The Misfits

Alien Brain
Tongan Death Grip
Chula Vista

Aliens Are We
Tuck And Roll
Time To Run
Suggested by Noland of the Tanked

Heads Or Tails
Shannon And The Clams
Dreams In The Rat House

All Systems to Go
Man or Astro-Man?
Defcon 5…4…3…2…1

Purple People Eater
Sheb Wooley
Eric 7"

Flyin' Saucers Rock & Roll
Billy Lee Riley
UK Charley 7"

Space Boss

Planet of Sound
The Pixies
UK 4AD 7"

David Bowie
RCA 7"

Planet Claire
Warner 7"

Children Of The Sun
Billy Thorpe
Capricorn 7"

Background music tonight includes songs from the Astronettes  self -titled EP.

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Next week,
  I'll be taking the week off for some Flipper Fun.

In 2 weeks, the subject will be the movie The Godfather.

In 3 weeks, the start of a series of Food shows, this one centering on Fish.

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Ninkasi Brewing Company Total Domination IPA

It's a hot one out there - time for a brewski.  I've popped open a cold one this afternoon, courtesy of the fine folks over at the Ninkasi Brewing Company in Eugene, Oregon.  The second of their beers that I've tried, this IPA is wonderfully hopped and has a tasty malt background   I have to admit that I like their Renewale ESB a bit more, but this brewery is hitting all the right notes for me and Ill be picking up their Triceratops Double IPA and Oatis Oatmeal Stout in the future.

Some Propoganda from the Brewery ------->  Multiple hops collide

A review from the Smokey Pint --------> Tremendously balanced IPA

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Red Red Wine On A Sunday #181 - Careless

1980 - Raging Bull, Airplane, Plasmatics, Pretenders, Cramps, Gears - what a great year.

Here's the Playlist:

Hello America
Def Leppard
On Through The Night

The Replacements
1980-12-06 Longhorn Bar

(We Are) The Road Crew
Ace Of Spades

I Want You Tonight
Teenage Heartbreak
Suggested by Boyd
The Pretenders
Sent in by Dave of Mottey's Garage

Kill the Poor
Dead Kennedys
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables

Walkin' The Beat
The Nuns
The Nuns

Tight Black Pants
New Hope For The Wretched

Lip Up Fatty
Bad Manners
Ska 'N' B

Washington Bullets
The Clash

Gary Myrick & the Figures
Gary Myrick & the Figures

Evening Standards
The Jags
Evening Standards

Rockabilly Music
Ray Campi and his Rockabilly Rebels
Rockabilly music

Rock On The Moon
The Cramps
Songs The Lord Taught Us

Youth Coup
Holly & The Italians
The Right To Be Italian

Don't Be Afraid To Pogo
The Gears
Rockin' At Ground Zero

The Sin
Warren Zevon
Stand in the Fire

Genocide (The Killing of the Buffalo)
Thin Lizzy

In a Broken Promise Land
Big Country
The Journey

Evil Eye
Daddy Long Legs
Evil Eye On You

Graham Parker
German Stiff 7"

Hoover Factory
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
UK F-Beat 7"

 Mad At You
Joe Jackson
Italian A& M 7"

Away From Home
Klark Kent
Green Vinyl IRS 7"

I Like Chinese
Monty Python
UK Charisma 7"

Stand Down Margaret (Dub)
English Beat
UK Go Feet 7"

UK Polydor 7"

Smiles For Sale
Twintone 7"

Rules And Regulations
Q n D 7"

David Watts
UK Arista 7"

Scissor Man
UK Virgin 7"

Airwaves Dream

Background music tonight includes songs from:

Insect Surfers - Wavelength

Jon & the Nightriders - Surf Beat 80

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In 3 weeks, the subject will be the movie The Godfather.

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2011 Evening Land Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

A beautiful evening out tonight and I have a wonderful Evening Land Vineyards 2011 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir open this evening.  Another wine I picked up on my recent trip up to the Great Pacific Northwest. This one is from the winery in Salem, Oregon.  The angle of the photo above concentrates the color on this one, but the wine is a very light shade of red and has the body of a typical Pinot.  Light, but full of fruit, not the type that is typical of Californian Pinots (Cherry, Strawberry), but the darker red fruits (Plums, Blackberries).  I've linked to a great review of the 2010 version below and I have to agree with everything she says about the wine - a wonderful accompaniment for a mellow Evening.

Propaganda from the winery - Seven Springs Vineyards

The video from the Plonk Wine Merchants: