Sunday, June 30, 2013

Red Red Wine On A Sunday #186 - Sometimes

All about the Chicken tonight - so grab Granny's Little Chicken, head on over to the Chicken Shack and let's do the Chicken Walk.

Here's the Playlist:

Fashion Nugget
Suggested by Boyd

Granny's Little Chicken
The Dirtbombs
Horndog Fest

When Squirrels Play Chicken 

Chicken Papa
The Preachers
Moanin' 65/66:Howlin' L.A. Garage Rock!

Chicken Heart
Bill Cosby

The Chicken Cow
Wesley Willis
Greatest Hits
Suggested by Christian

Booze Party (Live 1989 NY)

Chicken Voodoo Blues
The Creeping Ivies
Ghost Train EP

Rockin' Rooster
Sex Starved

Chicken Walk
The Best of the Polecats

I Chickened Out
Kenny Loran
A Capitol Rockabilly, Pt. 2

Magic Chicken!
The Fury Of The Aquabats!

Chicken Squawk
MDC 7"
Suggested by Jake of Jake's Inferno

I Do What I Do
The Yolks
Introducing The Yolks

That Good One
The Meices
Tastes Like Chicken
Suggested by Jer of Jeremy Porter and the Tucos

Headed For The Ditch
Chicken Truck
Suggested by Tom T

Little Red Rooster
Sam Cooke
All Hits

Chicken Scratch
The Raunch Hands
Learn To Whap-A-Dang

Electric Slim & The Factory Hen
Suggested by Kate

Spicy Chicken
Black Jaspers
Black Jaspers

 Chicken Shack
Amos Milburn
Loud, Fast, And Out Of Control 
Suggesed by Draz

The Gits
Enter: The Conquering Chicken

What's That Cookin'
Deke Dickerson & The Ecco-Fonics
Number One Hit Record
Suggested by Noland of the Tanked

Wall Walker
Tijuana Panthers

See It To Believe It

You Don't Wanna Know Me
The Ducky Boys
Dead End Streets

Button Smasher
The Copyrights
Shit's Fucked

Surfin' Bird
The Trashmen
Eric 7"

Psycho Chicken
The Fools
EMI Yellow Vinyl Promo 7"

Chicken Little
Ray Von Darnell
Tampa 7"

Sonic Chicken 4
Trouble In Mind 7"

Riding In My Car
Red Rooster Promo 7"

Oak Tree
Brimstone Howl
Boom Chick 7"

 I, Gemini
Bantam Rooster
Estrus 7"

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Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager

Whew - it is a hot one out here on the Left Coast.  Time to retreat to the cool darkness of the Pinhead Studios for a cold lager, some pinball and the sweet sound of vinyl.  The lager this afternoon is the seasonal offering from the Sierra Nevada brewery, the little microbrewery that could, located a few hours north of here.  This one is perfect for a hot day - crisp and dry with the traditional Perle, Saaz and Spalter hops that give it a nice grassiness - sorta like the Sauvignon Blanc that is cooling in the fridge.  The second Summerfest will work perfectly as I rotisserie a whole chicken on the grill and then I'll switch to the wine while I carve the bird up.  I've got a bowl of those great Trader Joe's blistered peanuts handily next to the grill, so I'm set.

Propoganda from the Brewery -----> Crisp, Golden, Dry

Beer Advocate rates it a little low -----> 83

Picked up an interesting double LP on a recent trip to the Aomeba Records outlet in Berkeley.  It is called "Hard Goods" and is a Warner Brothers sampler released in 1974.

Check out the track listing on Discogs -----> Hard Goods

Yes - that is Kiss and Montrose tossed in among the Foghats and Seeger.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Red Red Wine On A Sunday #185 - Hayday (Live At Maxwell's)

Cows, Steaks, Bovines, Hay, Cattle - it's all on the latest Grilling show.

Here's the Playlist:

Two Cow Garage

Steak 'n' Sabre
Frank Black and the Catholics
Frank Black and the Catholics

Pat's Steaks
Sal Masi's Untouchables
Bent, Batty And 'Bnoxious!

The Replacements
Live at Maxwell's Hoboken 2-4-86

Milk Cow Blues
I Blame You

Poison Steak
Red Aunts
Ghetto Blaster

Hay Fever
The Kinks

His and Hearse
Bar-B-Q Killers
Athens, GA: Inside/Out [Expanded Edition]

Hearty Beef Party
Suggested by Joe of The Best Table In Hell

Bovine University
The Fully Blown
Threesome In Sparta

Cattlemen Don't
Triple Fast Action
Cattlemen Don't
Suggested by Tom

Counting The Cattle
Call of the Wild
Suggested by Jake of Jake's Inferno

Cheesburger & Fries
King Lollipop
Woodland Whoopee Songs of ol' Callowhee

Calling All Cows
Lazy Bill Lucas and the Blues Rockers
Songs The Cramps Taught Us 3

Hamburger Radio
The Wimps
Shake Some Action Vol.8

Steak Knife
Angry Samoans
The Unboxed Set

Best Served Rare
The Works
Best Served Rare

Bbq Party
Shonen Knife
Super Group
Suggested by Noland

Hank Haint


You Cant Beat A Chuck Berry Song
The Refreshments
Let it Rock the Chuck Berry Tribute

Surrounded By Snakes
Against the Grain
Surrounded By Snakes

Chuck Berry
Promised Land
Chess 7"

Cow Cow Boogie
Merrill Moore
Capitol 7"

Pink Thunderbird
Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps
Capitol 7" EP"

It's Oakland
Two Cow Garage 7"

Surfin Bull
Dionysius 7"

Pigface 7"

You Shook Me All Night Long
Hayseed Dixie
Dualtone 7"

Shoot To Thrill (Live at River Plate)
Columbia 7"

Even Cowgirls Get The Blues
Gaslight Anthem
Side One Dummy 7"

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On June 30th,  the grilling season will continue with Chicken.

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2011 Grifone Primitivo

Cracked open an Italian red this afternoon to go with an aged T-Bone that I'll be slapping on the grill in a few hours.  This Red is a Primitivo from the Puglia in Southern Italy.  It turns out that the Primitvo grape is very close genetically to the Californian grown Zinfandel, so that explains why I enjoy this one so much.  Yes, I am a sucker for a Zin.  This wine has nice color and the closed nose needs a little swirling and aeration before sticking your nose in the glass.  If you do give it time, a nice aroma of spicy dark fruit hits you first, then as you drink that first glass, some minerality joins the flavors and aromas to finish off the experience.  This was purchased at my local Trader Joes for less than $5, a bargain if you ask me.

The T-bones I've got ready to go on the grill have been aging for 2 week in a moisture permeable drybag.  This process sucks moisture out of the steak which concentrates the flavor and it also allows the natural enzymes of the steak to start to breakdown the connective tissue resulting in a very very tender steak.

Here's a review of the wine -

Oenophilogical Wine Blog - Black Tea

Some tips on aging your steaks -

Steamy Kitchen Guide to Dry Aging - Incredible depth of flavor

Wiki guide to Beef Aging - Breaking down the connective tissue

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Red Red Wine On A Sunday #184 - All He Wants To Do Is Fish

Sharks, Barracudas, Whales and Goldfish - got them all tonight on the Fish show!

Here's the Playlist:

Coney Island Whitefish
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Fish 2 Fry 
The Jim Jones Revue 
The Jim Jones Revue
Suggested by Kate

All He Wants To Do Is Fish 
The Replacements 
The All For Nothing/Nothing For All

Le Crabe 
Trompe l'oeil
Suggested by Christian

Goldfish Bowl 
Best Kissers in the World
Suggested by Jer of Jeremy Porter and the Tucos

Burdett's Pond
Suggested by Tom T

Fish And Whistle
John Prine 
Great Days
Suggested by Boyd

Neither Fish nor Fowl 
Thee Headcoats 

Underwater World 
Hanoi Rocks 
Two Steps From The Move
Suggested by Jake from Jake's Inferno

The Fish 
Big Mama Thornton 
The Original Hound Dog

Fish Man 
Gene Phillips 
Straight To Watts

Cliffie Stone 
A Capitol Rockabilly

The Fish (Knows Why)
27 Various
Suggested by Joe of The Best Table In Hell

Too Many Fish In the Sea 
The Marvelettes 

Gary Charlson 
Titan, It's All Pop!

The Mighty Roars 
Swine and Cockeral

Feathered Fish 
The Woggles 
Wailin' With The Woggles

Saturday Night Fish Fry
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Mickey Baker - Session Man & Performer 

Sink or Swim 
Citizen Fish 
Wider Than a Postcard
Suggested by Noland of the Tanked

I Craw Fished 
Gene Morris 
Wild Wood Rockabilly

The Flying Fish
Little Denny 
Rockabilly Gold Volume 11

Preacher Boy 
Gutters and Pews
Suggested by Greg of the Rock N Roll Manifesto

Fishnet Stockings 
Mad Marge & The Stonecutters 
Go Cat Go!: A Tribute to Stray Cats

Johnny Thunders Lived in Leeds 
Cyanide Pills 
Still Bored


It's in You, It's in Me 
Hardcore 7˝

Last Gasp 
Night Birds 
Maimed for the Masses

Wet Dream 
Kip Addotta 
Laff 7"

Rock 'n' Roll Can Rescue The World 
Electric Eel Shock 
Gearhead 7" Picture Disc

Hook, Line And Sinker 
Bill Haley And His Comets 
Decca 7"

Lust 'N' Love 
Stray Cats 
UK Pump 7"

Your Maw Said You Cried 
White Whale 7"

New York Honeys 
The Barreracudas 
Douchemaster 7"

Skankin' To The Beat 
WTG 7"

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Ballast Point Sculpin IPA

A hot one this afternoon - time to retreat to the cool and dark Pinhead Studios for a cold beer and some pinball. Picked up a couple bottles of Sculpin IPA from the fine folks over at Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits. The Ballast Point website tells us that the Sculpin fish has spines that are poisonous, but the meat of the Sculpin is some of the tastiest fish that you can find.  To quote from the website "something that has a sting but tastes great, sounds like a Scuplin IPA".  I have to agree.  At 70 IBU on the bitterness scale this one is close to a palate wrecker, but has a fine balance that earns it a place on my list of favorite beers.

This IPA should go well with the fresh Salmon fillets that I'll be slapping on the grill a bit later and the mango salsa that I've mixed up to go with it.  Mangos, jalapenos, red onion, cilantro, lime juice and cucumber.  Hmm, kinda like the Sculpin, tastes great but has a bite.

Propganda from Ballast Point -----> Apricot, Peach, Mango and Lemon

Beer Advocate rating -----> The Bros say 100 Points!


Here's the Salsa recipe:


  • 1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and diced (about 1 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 JalapeƱo chile, minced (include ribs and seeds for a hotter taste if desired)
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled and diced (about 1 cup)
  • 3 Tbsp fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. If the salsa ends up being a little too hot or acidic for your taste, you can temper it by adding some diced avocado.