Super Bowl Day

The Super Bowl is an unofficial holiday in the Weez household. Food, drink, friends. I still think the day after the Super Bowl should be a federal holiday. As should Election Day, but that is a whole other topic of discussion. My Super Bowl day started at 3:45 a.m., firing up the smoker for 16 pounds of pulled pork. We have a KC sweet and smokey sauce to add if the guest would lime. Take note: pulled pork is a meat, not a soup. Add the sauce after. There will also be SF sourdough grilled cheeses, completing the balance. I … Continue reading Super Bowl Day

“I Guess The Party Ended”–Robert Earl Keen Walks The Floor

Chris Shiflett was a pleasant surprise for me a couple years ago. Not in a “who is this guy”. He plays in Foo Fighters, one of the biggest bands in the world, after all. No, the surprise was “this guy is legit in the Americana world” way. Chris has a podcast called Walking The Floor, borrowing from Earnest Tubbs. He has awesome guest on a regular basis, a regular Who’s Who of the music world I tend to make my’s ears’ habitat. This was was no exception (the correct use, Darrelle Revis), with the venerable Robert Earl Keene joining Chris … Continue reading “I Guess The Party Ended”–Robert Earl Keen Walks The Floor

Albums Of The Year, For A Decade, Pt. 2 (2015-2019)

Continuing on in our look back at the last decade of music. Part 1 was here. 2015–Chris Stapleton–Traveller Chris Stapleton went from one of Nashville’s best kept secrets to full blown superstar in 2015, with the release of Traveller, his first solo album. Chris had written many hits within country, and earned street cred in bluegrass (The Steeldrivers) and southern rock (Jompson Brothers). Since Traveller, however, he has been selling out stadiums and amphitheaters ever since. My first exposure to this album was the video for Fire Away, dealing with mental stability. In a ironic twist of sorts, after years … Continue reading Albums Of The Year, For A Decade, Pt. 2 (2015-2019)

Albums Of The Year, For A Decade, Pt. 1 (2010-2014)

With the rollover of the calendar last week, a lot of year-end, and decade-end list popped up, for everything from music and movies, to politics to technology advancement. This just another such list. Here is my Albums of the Year, for every year of the decade. These are hindsight as of currently. Not all of them were my Album of the Year in the year I rated them. My list, my rules. Sometime around 2008-2009, my musical interests shifted greatly, more to the roots, Americana style. But as you can see by the list below, my likes did not change … Continue reading Albums Of The Year, For A Decade, Pt. 1 (2010-2014)

Let’s Get Reel: The Rise Of Skywalker, and the End of a Saga.

Star Wars Episode IV came out the year before I was born. That awful, infamous holiday special was released four days after I was born. Return of the Jedi was one of the first movies I was old enough to see in a theater. I still remember the day I discovered my mom sold my still-in-the-shrink wrap Millenium Falcon at a rummage sale. STILLINTHESHRINKWRAPMOM! All of this is to say, I’ve never lived in a non Star Wars world. So…the Saga came to an end this weekend, with the release of Episode IX. And yeah, I went opening night for … Continue reading Let’s Get Reel: The Rise Of Skywalker, and the End of a Saga.