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Limited Edition Night Post (c): The Daily Pint

I’m heading out to The Daily Pint for pool and chatter, and checked out their current list of craft ales and beers. Let’s see what I’ll be trying tonight!

Chimay Blonde – Hmm.. I didn’t know the Chimay Brewery made a blonde? Well, I’ve never tried a Chimay so here I go. Chimay is Belgian beer still brewed by Trappist monks. Read all about it here, or better yet watch it on the Belgium edition of Three Sheets, the best drinking show on the planet.

Old Speckled Hen – They have this at the Cock N’ Bull, but I always drink Newcastle there because it tastes so good. So I’ll try a pint here.

Young’s Double Chocolate – I’ve had this beer once in Eugene… and it is amazing. I can’t wait to have it on tap.

We’ll see how I feel after 3 pints… I am driving after all. Things could change and they might have new stuff up on the board, plus they have cask-aged ales.. the real thing. I’m going to have to try those. 

Rack ’em!

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November 13, 2008 at 7:45 pm 9 comments

right on roger

Courtesy of Pop Zeus – here is the setlist for the Cincinatti Boston Spaceships show:

1. Psych Threat
2. Zero Fix
3. To The Path!
4. Father’s Favorite Temperature (The Takeovers – Bad Football)
5. You Satisfy Me
6. The Blondes
7. Ready To Pop
8. The Butler Stands For All Of Us (from upcoming Pollard 7″ of same name)
9. Heavy Crown (from next Boston Spaceships record)
10. No One But I
11. Love Theory (Psycho And The Birds – We’ve Moved)
12. Rat Trap
13. The Original Heart
14. Brown Submarine
15. Headache Revolution (Guided By Voices – Suitcase 2)
16. Weatherman And Skin Goddess
17. North 11 AM
18. 1 Years Old
19. Two Girl Area
20. Still In Rome
21. Winston’s Atomic Bird
22. Catherine From Mid-October (Robert Pollard – Zoom EP)
23. First Spill Is Free (The Takeovers – Turn To Red)
24. Andy Playboy
25. Blue Gil (Guided By Voices – Suitcase)
26. Little Green Onion Man (The Takeovers – Bad Football)
27. Confessions Of A Teenage Jerk-Off
28. Ate It Twice
29. Soggy Beavers
30. Dorothy Is A Planet (Guided By Voices – Suitcase)
31. Hound Has The Advantage (Psycho And The Birds – We’ve Moved)
32. Western Centipede
33. Go For the Exit
34. Wealth & Hell Being

ENCORE
35. Hello There (Cheap Trick cover)
36. Sensational Gravity Boy (Guided By Voices – Briefcase / Red, Hot & Bothered comp)
37. Carnival At The Morning Star School (Guided By Voices – Suitcase)
38. Crutch Came Slinking (Guided By Voices – King Shit And The Golden Boys [Box])
39. Gratification To Concrete

HOLY CRAPOLA what a set! And even better, Phil (who runs Pop Zeus) says that they have been playing GBV songs such as “Tractor Rape Chain” and “Cut Out Witch” in the encore. I’ve been trying to stay off the GBV message board “Disarm The Settlers” so I keep some surprises – but hot damn I really need to go look at the rest of the set lists.

My favorite song on Brown Submarine is “Psych Threat,” and I’m very excited they are using this as their opener – it is a balls out rocker and will be the pitch perfect opener for what is sure to be the best concert I have ever been to… and I’ve been to a few.

Oh.. and “Crutch Came Slinking” in the encore?!? OH MAAAAAAAAN AWESOME!

September 30, 2008 at 3:25 pm 4 comments

Let’s talk beer

Man, I love beer. I love it so much. It is so delicous and cold and delicious! I love beers! It is a social drink. Buy 36 beers and invite over your friends! Sit around and watch a Steven Seagal movie and drink beers!

Here are my favorite beers.

Newcastle! A delicious brown ale, smooth with an almost malt vinegar finish. I have a friend from the UK who says Newcastle over there is like Budweiser over here – it’s pretty much the stock ale. That’s ok by me!

I’ve had Newcastle all three ways. On tap is of course the best, but inexplicably it is the best from an authentic British pub, like my favorite: The Cock and Bull. At home it is always available to you in its autumn colored bottle. HOWEVER, if you go to a Laker’s game and go into one of those private booths that overlook the arena, they serve you Newcastle in a can! WEIRD. Newcastle is also quite prominent in Quadrophenia.

But sometimes I’d like something lighter, for the warm Los Angeles weather.

Well, lately I’ve been drinking a lot of Bud Light. Yes… seriously. And I keep it so cold, it is probably the most refreshing beer I’ve had in a dog’s age. But it has to be ice cold. Of course you know I’m a fan of the Miller High Life as well. But if I’d like to have a lager that’s a little more.. well.. tasty.. I usually go with:

Rolling Rock! Which has a sneaky sneaky way of kicking your butt all the sudden. I always enjoy a Rolling Rock because of the wonderful bottle, and CVS constantly has them on sale for 8.99/12.

I’ve recently tried Birra Moretti, an Italian lager very similar to Stella Artois. Stella Artois seems to be Los Angeles’ most favorite beer of all time, but I really am not a fan of the Belgian pale ale.

I also miss my favorite Oregon lager: Henry Weinhard’s Blue Boar ale. Another lager in a skunky green bottle – I used to drink these by the dozen in college. Oregon friends: I’d love to have a Blue Boar with you right now!

Then of course I really enjoy the stouts – chocolate stouts or imperial stouts or anything so dark you can’t shine a light through it.

Basically – I’m at work right now and very very thirsty. I have a list of delicious beers I’d like to try, and here are a few:

Old Speckled Hen, an English ale.
Belikin and Litehouse Lager, beers from Belize.
Orval Beer, made by monks!!!

What are some of your favorite beers, dear reader? What should I try? Why?!?!

September 23, 2008 at 2:12 pm 25 comments

special weekend treat

Before I head out, here is a weekend treat.

Everything you’d ever want to know about the best enemy in Mario games. The Boo wiki.

August 9, 2008 at 4:44 pm 2 comments

SWEETBERRY WINE!

Phone fixed – had to do a complete reset at home. Earthquake + T-mobile going down + hacked iPhone = weirdness?

There was an earthquake, it made T-Mobile not work on my phone for hours, then I got home and my phone died in a weird, sad way. So no phone for now. Oh yeah, and the building shook shook shook, and one girl looked like she was going to cry so I said “Hey, don’t worry, it isn’t an earthquake. I was just practicing Hula Hoop in my office and it got a little out of control.”

Meanwhile: I’ve found the greatest video. Hilarity. If WordPress would let me, I’d embed it right here in my blog. But I think you have to pay money for that?!?!

So anyway, it is here on this page. Scroll down to the third one, “Wine Tasting.” The rest are pretty good, too.

July 29, 2008 at 9:04 pm 6 comments

over and out

for quite a few days.

be back with pictures, stories, dehydration.

July 18, 2008 at 8:55 am

8 Days

Tomorrow evening I’m heading to North Hollywood to get my crank set. Ha! Seriously though, my crank and bearing will get set tomorrow, leaving me to finish up the clutch and the rebuild on Saturday.

Also, Saturday night is “My Generation” with a pre and post party at my place. 

No pictures – but I hung a thermometer in my garage today. It got up to 80.

Plastic scooters are a real bummer.

July 10, 2008 at 11:19 pm 11 comments

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