Ooooh, some new things for me to look into as well! I really like the new Decemberists, so far, but I need to delve deeper. I've said it before, but I'm very impatiently waiting for Radiohead to finally get their latest out. Hopefully it won't be too far into the year before it's released.
It's hard to believe no one's replied to this thread since January! Lately, my wife and I have been trying our hand at making sorbet. The best sorbet I ever tasted was a pear sorbet, so that's the first I tried to make. It was pretty bad, tasted like canned pears (yuk!). After that was a concord grape that was crazy good. My wife, who used to work at Nestle, wanted a chocolate sorbet. We bought some great 60% cocoa chocolate bars at Vivianos on the Hill and set out to try our hand. BIG success, maybe the most chocolatey thing I've ever tasted.
Other than those, it's usually pastas made with whatever is in the vegetable bin in the fridge, or a risotto with mushrooms, lemon zest and parmesan. All of which explains why we're still enrolled at Jenny Craig.
" Stoner Rock combines Blues Rock, the psychedelic elements from Psychedelic Rock, and the repetitive riffs of Doom Metal. Guitars are tuned low, the bass is heavy and tempo is mostly slow-to-mid. The vocals and production are usually raw.
The term stoner rock comes from the genre's connection with the use of marijuana, stoner being a slang term for a user of cannabis. It is sometimes believed that the bass heavy and psychedelic sound is meant to enhance the effects of drugs. The roots are in '60s and '70s bands like Black Sabbath and Blue Cheer, but what is called Stoner Rock today was pioneered by Californian bands such as Kyuss, Sleep and Fu Manchu. "
Hmmm.., methinks bobEE may be in line for some Dodgeball with these "melon sized rocks." (Though not mentioning that patchouli-wearing mob from San Fran' who purportedly make music for the tin-eared has me reducing my melon pile by three rocks.)
While there is a certain redundancy to the title it was useful to a mostly oral culture that developed this term around 7 BC for use during punishment rituals. Rocks needed to both big enough to do physical damage as well as light enough to throw. These melon sized rocks soon fell out of favor when burning at the stake became the most popular form of punishment, but the term Stoner Rock has stayed with us till today, in the 1970s for example it's adherents had liking for the boot cut jean, 3/4 length t-shirts and hiking boots. Some states with budget issues are considering a return to this economic form of justice.
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