Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Blood Into Wine

Blood Into Wine follows two guys and their pursuit to make great wine in the Arizona High Desert. What makes this such an interesting venture is that one of them is Maynard James Keenan, frontman for TOOL, A Perfect Circle & Puscifer. Keenan has cultivated an air of mystery about himself and his career by in his words, "...not giving away the whole farm."  Well, he doesn't give away the farm but a lot of the vineyard as he shatters some of the mystique and lets you spend one season with him from planting to processing.  Not a documentary about wine from a wine snobs point of view, Eric Glomski, Keenan's wine mentor, spends ample time explaining the different nuances of wine and all the labor that goes into making it. The movie shares insight into wine and the creative process of Keenan. Interviews with Keenan give a glimpse into his self discovery and ultimately his self fulfillment , "I'm not out here Shouting at the Devil, not Barking at the Moon, we're just digging in the dirt."  Highly Recommended.  

"Sour Grapes" (Where's My Line? Mix) —(Previously unreleased)

"The Humbling River" (Nagual del Judith Mix) —(Previously unreleased)

"Sour Grapes" (Legend of the Mix) —(Previously unreleased)

"The Humbling River" (Duet Mix) —(Previously unreleased)

Sounds Into Blood Into Wine, (4 Previously Unreleased Puscifer Songs) (via megaupload)
Blood Into Wine (Official Site)
Vinography: A Wine Blog
Caduceus.org Maynard James Keenan Wine.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

White Line Fever - Lemmy

Three hundred pages of colorful stories spanning the life of Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister. Founding father of Motorhead and Hard Rock Icon shares an unfiltered look back over his career, drink & drug use, music, constant touring, band mates and sex. Lemmy's writing style is conversational and engaging. The amount of history can hardly be contained in just one book. Lemmy is Rock 'N Roll, Rock 'N Roll is Lemmy! The Real Deal. Often humorous, downright honest. Lemmy: 49% Motherfucker / 51% Son Of A Bitch


A couple Motorhead Bootlegs at D&P's Bootleg Tunz World.

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Monday, January 17, 2011

The Making Of Slap Shot: Behind The Scenes Of The Greatest Hockey Movie Ever Made

What kind of guy reads a book about the making of a movie? The one that can not get enough of a good thing. I first fell in love with Slap Shot in 1980 when it was broadcast on Network T.V. I was eight years old when my dad called me into the family room to watch it one night. Now the version I first saw was a heavily edited one but I was hooked from the first scene. It was one of those movies that a father and son could bond over, share in the good "Old Time Hockey." When the Hanson Brothers hit the screen I new instantly that this was the greatest thing since Star Wars. I howled in laughter for two hours. That started my thirty year fascination with Slap Shot.

"The Making of Slap Shot" is great fun because it truly puts you in the center of the Slap Shot world. Great insider information from the Screenwriter, Director, Actors & everybody involved with making the movie. Detailed information about the state of minor league hockey and its players are well documented here. The only draw back is that Paul Newman and the Hanson Brothers did not participate. Newman had passed away during the writing of the book and his insight is culled from previous interviews. If your looking for Hanson Brother insight it is best to read Dave Hanson's Book, "Slap Shot Original" Highly Recommended for fans of the Funniest Sports Movie Ever!
Google Books preview here, The Making of Slap Shot: Behind The Scenes of The Greatest Hockey Movie Ever Made 2/52

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest - Stieg Larsson

Fifty-two books in fifty-two weeks. The first book of 2011 is one that I put off reading for many month of last year, "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest" by Stieg Larsson. The reason I put it off was that I didn't want the infectious story to end. I won't give away anything if you haven't read the previous two books in the "Millennium Trilogy", "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" & "The Girl Who Played With Fire."

"The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest" does an excellent job of ending the trilogy. You owe it to yourself to read them all. 1/52.

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest

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Resurrection - 2011

This site has laid dormant for several years while I was off raising a couple of rugrats. I missed the sharing aspect of the blog but have had little to offer over the years as kids have dominated most of my time outside of work. My daughter just turned four the other day and questions my musical taste, soon she will come around and beg to borrow my Record's and CD's. Since I don't get to attend that many live shows I live vicariously through satellite radio, dvd's and books. What will be posted is left open.