Sunday, September 29, 2013

Red Red Wine On A Sunday #198 - Hangin Downtown (Live at Riotfest Denver)

Pinball is the theme tonight and it looks like Paul Weller is just about ready to hit the Start! button once the photo shoot is over ....

Here's the Playlist:

Never Really Been
Soul Asylum
Made To Be Broken
Suggested by Jer of Jeremy Porter and the Tucos

Straight A's
Dead Kennedys
Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death

War On Errorism

Mother Pinball
Raw Collection
Suggested by Tommer of Tommy Unit Live!

Hangin Downtown
Live (Riotfest in Denver 9-21-13)

Boule De Flipper
Corynne Charby
Suggested by El of Cassettes and Chocolate Milk
Head over to -------> Consequential Lyrics

The Wait (Live)
Pretenders II Remaster

Fireball Baby
Don't Bother Me EP

Crampin' My Style
Fireball Flipouts
Live Bell St. Rock, 16 September 1989
The Dog's Space blog

Peter Case
Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John

The Impalers
Blood, Rum And Reggae
Suggested by Jake of Jake's Inferno and the Band Apa State Mental

Acid Queen

Hash Pipe
A Punk Tribute To Weezer

Pinball Heaven
Billy Zoom
Rollin' The Rock Volume #1

Flip, Flop and Fly
Jerry Lee Lewis
The Locust Years

Sunset Arcade
Merge Clear Aqua 7"

Pinball King


Said and Done
Say Cheese 
Get the Comp over here ---->

The Jam
Polydor 7"

Olympia, WA
Pirate's Press 7"

Raised By Wolves
Kenrock 7"

Deep Purple
UK Harvest 7"

No Money For Pinball
Neccessary Evils
Extra Ball 7"

Gigolo Aunts
Unnamed label 7"

Ballyhoo Blues
Dickel Brothers
Extra Ball 7"

Pinball Anonymous
Willis Brothers
Starday 7"

Kiss Me Deadly
Generation X
UK Chrysalis 7"

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Ska Brewing Modus Hoperandi IPA and Denver RiotFest Replacements Souvenirs

Please don't arrest me - I confess!  I smuggled a six pack of Ska Brewing Modus Operandi IPA in my checked luggage on my return trip from Denver last Sunday.  But hey - it was for a friend, officer.......or if you're a friendly Officer....

Seriously, I have one thing to say about this beer - WOW!  This IPA is almost as good as Ballast Point's Sculpin.  The Ska Brewing IPA has a bit of an edge in my mind as the can and website for the beer is playful and colorful, a bit of a contrast to the conservative images and website for Ballast Point.  I'm just a bit upset that I can't get this beer out in California.  Ska brewing, if you are listening, please distribute it out to us in Northern California - this is good stuff and will sell well!  Hey, your website says that you are distributing it to Arizona - just a state away......

The website (which I have a link to just below) is very well done and fun to peruse.  The little music player on the bottom (which doesn't start until you hit the start button - yes!) serves up some serious Ska - listening to The Toasters Big Red right now.

Ska Brewing Modus Hoperandi ----> Pine Grove full of Grapefruit Trees

Beer Advocate ----- > Bros give it a 95?  Wow....

The beer is wonderful, with that great citrus nose that all good IPA's have.  This one is only 65 IBU, but the aromas of Pine and Grapefruit are really powerful.  The one aspect of this IPA that puts it over the top is the finish - really smooth for a beer this hoppy.  Hits you right up front with the olfactory punch, hesitates and then sneaks out the back alley leaving you wanting more - great stuff.

Some photos of the other stuff that came back with me on the trip out to Denver.  Love the "Left of the Dial" shirt and the RiotFest print is really nice.  Hard to see on the photo but it is hand printed on heavy paper. The printing is a bit sloppy (there are bits of the paint on the back of the poster), but that makes it even better!  What you don't see on the photo is that the silver paint is metallic, reflecting light and really enhancing the metallic look of the receiver.  This one will look great Mat-ted and framed hanging in the Pinhead Studios - so glad that I rolled it up and carried it on the plane to ensure it didn't get damaged.


Friday, September 20, 2013

Repost : Red Red Wine On A Sunday #53 - Hangin Downtown

The very first Pinball show for your listening pleasure.

Pinball, CBGB, 1977. David Johansen, Dee Dee Ramone, and Andy Paley watch Lenny Kaye play during an often heated four-way pinball game at CBGB. The pinball machine was just inside the door past the phone booth and was very popular. photo by Bob Gruen

This Sunday, the subject is Pinball. That's right, 18 slices of Silverball goodness served up piping hot to satisfy your musical appetite.

Here's the Playlist:

Hand Springs
The White Stripes
Hot Pinball Rock Volume One
Suggested by Twitch of Jumble Jumble and Drunken Dumb

Hangin Downtown
The Replacements
Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash

Murder At the Arcade
The Choke
The Choke
Inspired by Tommer Unit from Tommy Unit Live

Pinball City
Hard Sweet & Sticky

Cedar Point '76
The Dirtbombs
Hot Pinball Rock Volume One
Warsteiner Oktoberfest

Beer and Pinballs
Claude King
Hi-Tone Poppa

Pinball Song
Everything You thought Was Right Was Wrong Tonight

Arcade Queen
The Rubinoos
Back To The Drawing Board

Fell in Love at the Arcade
The Soda Pop Kids
Teen Bop Dream

Pinball Millionaire
Ray Campi
It Ain't Me - The Eager B-B-Beaver Boy
Thanks Kramer!

Pinball Machine
Split Lip Rayfield
Split Lip Rayfield
11 Things about Pinball

Pinball Superstar
The Aampirellas
Too Dirty For Hippies

Olympia, Wa
And Out Come The Wolves

Pinball Boogie
Red Foley
Decca 7"
Sugarfoot Rag: Gonna Shake This Town Tonight

Even Cowgirls Get The Blues
The Gaslight Anthem
SideOneDummy 7"
59 Sound

Joe Jackson
A&M 7"1980
This Is It The A&M Years 1979-1989

The Wait
Sire 7"

I'm Free
The Who
Decca 7"

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Red Red Wine On A Sunday #197 - Color Me Impressed (Live in Toronto)

Wine is the subject tonight and I've served up some fermented juice squeezed from the finest vintages of Britpop, Country Funk, Rockabilly, Motown and Punk for you.  Grab a glass and enjoy!

Here's the playlist:

Son Of A Gun
The Las
The Las

Sweet Like Wine
Devil Dogs
Saturday Night Fever

You Gotta Burn
The Dwarves
Are Young And Good Looking

Honey Baby
Boogie Disease

Champagne, Charlene
Herbie Lee III
That'll Flat Git It Vol 20

Drinkin' C.V. Wine
Howlin' Wolf
The Complete Recordings 

Dead Man Shake

My Little Jewel
Tommy 'jim' Beam
Rough Stuff

Save Me The Label
Ted Newton
Rhythm & Booze

Hardcore Superstar
Split Your Lip

Drunk on Grape Wine
Jet Silver
Jet Silver
Contributed by Greg of the Rock N' Roll Manifesto

Wine And Depression
New Bomb Turks
Nightmare Scenario

Sitting by the Riverside
The Kinks
The Village Green Preservation Society

Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
Pete Seeger
American Industrial Ballads

I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Gladys Knight & The Pips
Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 

The Bottle
Ash Grunwald
Fish Out Of Water
Suggested by Kate

Green Ginger Wine
The Rumjacks
Gangs Of New Holland
Contributed by Draz of Paddy O' Punk

Days Of Wine and Roses
Jason and The Scorchers
Halcyon Days
Suggested by Boyd

I Like To Rock
April Wine
Faster and Harder
Suggested by Brent

Hello L.A., Bye-Bye Birmingham
John Randolph Marr
Country Funk 1969 - 1975
Contributed by Jake of Jake's Inferno

Massive Nights
The Hold Steady
Live @ Harlow's

Dead Red Brigade
Spanish Reds
Suggested by Tommer of Tommy Unit Live!

Sour Grapes
The Descendents
Suggested by Noland of the Tanked

Sour Grapes
Warm Soda
Someone for You

Vanishing Point

Biz Bag
Sic Alps
She's On Top

Run Run Run
Apa State Mental
Beach Music EP

Jet Pack
Dog Party
Lost Control

Lips Red As Wine
Vita 7"

Me And My Wine
Def Leppard
Columbia 7"

Won't Drink Your Wine
The Latest Flames
Wood Shampoo 7"

My Old Kentucky Home
Johnny Cash
Columbia 7"

Color Me Impressed
The Replacements
2013-08-25: Riot Fest, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Scudder)

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2011 Honoro Vera Monastrell

Got a Spanish Red open and some Pigskin on the tele.  Wishing I was in Chicago right now, as the Mats will be playing in a few short hours.  Looking forward to news of that show and also to Denver where I will be seeing the Replacements live in just 6 short days!

The Red I have open tonight is a 2011 Honor Vera Monastrell from the Bodega Juan Gil Giminez winery in the Jumilla region of Spain.  The Monastrell grape is better known as Mouvedre in France and is used typically in southern french blends for it's dark red color and perfumed nose.

Monstrell (Mouvedre) on the Wiki -----> earthy notes

My impression of this one is very favorable, especially if it is allowed to open up with a bit of oxygen.  The first glass I had last night was a bit closed and tart, but the last glass I am enjoying this afternoon is just wonderful - nicely scented nose and some great fruit and leather notes as it runs across the tongue.  Not bad for a wine that you can snag yourself down at Trader Joes for less than 10 dollars.

Pulling Corks and Forks review ----->  good fruit

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Chronicle article on the App ------->  Shazam of Wine Apps

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Take care and I'll see you in a few weeks when I get back from Denver.....

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Repost : Red Red Wine on a Sunday #86 Live Attitude

Digging up more stuff from the Archives.  In preparation for the 7th Wine show, here's the 3rd in the series from April 11th, 2011.  Cheers!

Tonight is the 3rd Wine episode of Red Red Wine On A Sunday, so sit back, open up a bottle and listen to some music that celebrates the Noble Grape. All over the map tonight, from 50's Blues to some brand new Jersey garage punk.

Here's the Playlist:

The Replacements 
All Shook Down

The Days of Wine and Roses
The Mighty Stef 
The Sins of Sainte Catherine
Sent in by Draz of Music From The Farside

So God Damned Lonesome
Stevie Tombstone
Devil's Game
Recommended by Greg Lonesome of the Rock and Roll Manifesto

All The Wine
The National
Cherry Tree
Suggested by Jake of Jake's Inferno

Ordinary Joe
White Heat
Powerpearls Vol 06

Suckin' on the Grapevine
King Louie One Man Band
Fathers and Sons of Garage Punk, vol.9: Garage Blues
Recommended by Twitch of the Drunken Dumb show

Cherry Wine
Little Esther Phillips
Bad Baad Girl
Suggested by Matt of Live from the Shamrock Motel!

I'm In My Wine (Previously Unreleased)
Amos Milburn
Motown's Blue Evolution

Surf Trio
!!!Here Ain't The Sonics!!!

Half Full Glass of Wine
Tame Impala
Tame Impala EP

Party Dolls And Wine
Country Dick Montana
The Devil Lied To Me
Suggested by Nogoodnic from the NoGood Music Show

Wine Me Up
Jerry Lee Lewis
She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye

Mean Old Wine
Billy Wright
Classics 49-51: Chronological Billy Wright

Baptise Me In Wine
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Screamin the Blues

I Need Some Fine Wine And You You Need To Be Nicer
The Cardigans
Universal UK 7"

Yr Light
Black Wine
Don Giovanni 7"

Sweet Was The Wine
Jerry Butler
Falcon 7"

Two Bottles Of Wine
Jason Webley With Reverend Peyton
11 7"
Video for the song ----> Two Bottles Of Wine

Blood Stains
Agent Orange
Orange vinyl Anarchy 7"

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Red Red Wine On A Sunday #196 - Alex Chilton (instead of Punk Poop 1977)

The year is 1977 and some band is in the basement giving candy bars to a ten year old so they will play bass for them.  In other Headlines, the Sex Pistols, Cheap Trick and the Saints release albums.

Here's the Playlist:

1977 (Polydor Demo)
The Clash
Last Gang In Town - Rarities 1976-1984

Boppin' & Shakin'
Crazy Cavan & the Rhythm Rockers
Our Own Way of Rockin'
Alex Chilton
The Replacements
2013-08-25: Riot Fest, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Scudder)
Lust For Life
Iggy Pop
Lust For Life

Sheer Heart Attack
News Of The World
Suggested by Noland
Leave Or Stay (1977 Demo Version)
The Cars
Just What I Needed 
See No Evil
Marquee Moon
Suggested by both Boyd and Christian

I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
The Rumour

Demolition Girl
The Saints
(I'm Stranded)
Suggested by Jake
Trying To Find My Baby
Dwight Twilley Band
Twilley Don't Mind

London Traffic
The Jam
100 Club, London 1977
Opium Trail
Thin Lizzy
Bad Reputation
The Kinks
Baby Baby
The Vibrators
Pure Mania
Murder City Nights
Radio Birdman
Radios Appear
Hot Sour Sticky Sweet
The Dirtbombs
Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey!

The Death of the Self Preservation Society
Two Cow Garage
The Death of the Self Preservation Society
 Collison Boogie
Jom Jones Revue
7" Single Due 10/7

Can't Hardly Wait
The Replacements
2013-08-25: Riot Fest, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Scudder)

Shock Me
Casablanca 7"

Headlines, Part 1
George Carlin
Little David 7"

Pretty Vacant
Sex Pistols
UK Virgin 7"
White Honey (Live)
Graham Parker
Mercury 7"

Clock Strikes Ten
Cheap Trick
Japanese Epic 7"

I'm Stranded
The Saints
Sire 7"
Suggested by Kate

Rock Six Times
Yellow Vinyl Capitol 7"
East Bound and Down
Jerry Reed
RCA 7"
Suggested by Jer

Blame It On Cain / Mystery Dance (Live)
Elvis Costello
Columbia 7"

You're More Than Fair
Ian Dury and The Kilburns
UK Stiff 7"

Swinging Party
2013-08-25: Riot Fest, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Scudder)

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I'll be watching the Mats the week after.  Can't believe I just typed that.....

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