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  1. I became a fan of this band after discovering them in the early 80s. I came close to seeing them play live in 1987, but then Fish left and there was drama. I think some of the lyrics are overwrought, and some of the music is not as great as 70s prog rock, but the sweet clean guitar is amazing. I have many favorites, but here is one sample - Jigsaw:
  2. Long Live Kerry Livgren This is a band of conundrums that ultimately meant it was to fall apart. But man when these guys were on, they were ON. I love many of their songs, but the one I love most is The Pinnacle. It is pretty incredible:
  3. Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy are the relentless and everlasting core. These guys were my lost soul of my late 80s period. They rock far louder, but this down tempo song really resonated with me. The gents player Lisner Auditorium if you can believe it. Brother Wolf and Sister Moon:
  4. You cannot really unsee or unhear this. But it is actually kind of infectious. I'm 6 years in to a fascination of exploring the metal branch of the music tree and friends send me stuff. This is one of those things.
  5. I am currently in love with this death metal band - The Ocean. This album in particular - Pelagial. They have released it both as a full instrumental piece as well as with lyrics. So those of you who hate the angry cookie monster voice have a way to still take a listen without having your ears bleed....too much. Enjoy! Pelagial!
  6. My wife and I have a niece. She's soon to be married to a musician, so she has a lot of influences, some her own, some her soon to be husbands and still more. My wife gets said niece to make 'mix tapes' for her and us to explore things we have no idea we're missing. A lot of indie, some granola, a lot of acoustic and so on. Some is meh, some is too extreme in a direction for me, but some, some just hits it oddly, bizarrely right. I pointed out to my wife that a new infatuation of her's last year, First Aid Kit, was bordering on Country and I kind of teased her about it (neither of us is a fan of the genre, but appreciate the sentiment and skill). So then the damn duo (and band) got under my skin. It got so bad we found out they were coming to Richmond (later they added DC, but our plans were already made - besides we got Buz & Ned's BBQ and Rappahanock!), so we made a night of it and, may I just tell you, it was a tremendous concert in ways that it surprised me. The pure harmony of these two is what does it for me, but there is usually a good tune to go along with. I give you 'Cedar Lane'. Listen to the end. Hell listen FOR the end. Live: Studio: I mean, my music leanings are very diverse. Rooted in 70s progressive rock, dipped deeply in mid-80s new wave, meandered a bit through grunge, rekindled with the Modfather, and shattered by melodic/progressive death metal. All sprinkled with music from the last 30+ years. I mean, I hated the Beastie Boys (I thought), in the 80s, but what the hell was wrong with me? I love them. But this is a whole other conversation.
  7. I accidentally got exposed to The Tragically Hip back in....the very early 1990s? I saw them play at a show at Hammerjack's as a part of, I think, an WHFS thing. 'New Orleans is Sinking' was the song that drew me in. I heard a few more songs over the years, but I never bought any of their albums or saw them play again, live. Then, a few years ago, my wife gets me a compilation of their work (Yer Favourites) and I love it! They are kind of rocking, kind of Canadia, kind of thoughtful, kind of twangy, kind of just good. "At the Hundredth Meridian" (1992) "Fifty Mission Cap" (1993) "Bobcageyon" (1999)
  8. It's pretty obviously the Beach Boys doing a pantomime "live" performance for video to go with their audio recording of "I Get Around", but without the audio of the record. When this was put together with the audio, we got this: which is actually pretty wonderful. I love the Beach Boys, who were no more dependent on studio recording than were the Beatles to make a great sound: I can hardly convey how happy "Shut Down" makes me, every time I hear it:
  9. Another slamming afrobeat band, this time from England - London Afrobeat Collective. By now you should know the drill when it comes to afrobeat: multi-piece bands (usually 10-12 people), killer horn section, driving percussion, and songs that stretch into the 10 minute plus range. Their new album, Food Chain, will be released May 25, 2015, with album art work by Ben Hito. Their debut album, L.A.C., was released in 2010. "Lagos Junction" (album) "Prime Minister" (live) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INZ13Una1aA "Agbajo Owo" (live)
  10. Another metal band. I only really enjoy this one song by In Mourning, but it is pretty epic. Sit back, put on the headphones of great quality, turn it up and let it wash over you. Alternatively, find a great road to dive on, preferably at dusk. Queue the song, and accelerate, this song cranked. "Colossus" (2012) 'Colossus is coming!'
  11. News Release From the Farm to the Table: Gala Wine Dinner under the Stars With International Flavors and French and Local Wines Poolesville, MD (September 2, 2012) - The Olney Farmers and Artists Market will be holding its annual farm-to-table dinner fundraiser on Friday, September 14, 2012, from 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm at the 34-acre scenic Rocklands Farm, 14525 Montevideo Rd. Poolesville, MD 20837. A six-man team of local chefs will contribute their special talents by preparing the foods for the seated dinner, using local farm-fresh ingredients, carefully chosen to enliven the palate and to pair well with select local and French wines. Celebrity Chef Roberto Donna will provide his unforgettable gnocchi, which he shared recently with WUSA-TV viewers. Chef Donna who is best known for receiving the 1996 James Beard Award for his flagship restaurant Galileo is today executive chef at La Forchetta, Wesley Heights, where he oversees the kitchen operations and the preparation of some of his famous homemade pastas and risottos. Other chefs include: Ismar Reyez Cruz, El Nopalito Grill; Chef Kenny Louis, a renowned personal chef; Chef Freddy Turim, Eat A Little Something Catering; and Louis Yiallouros, Taste Mezze. Greg Phillips who is banquet manager for the Washington Convention Center will organize and supervise the food service. Julie Peterson, president of Marq Energie, will share the spotlight with the six chefs and introduce dinner guests to a tasting of some of France’s most celebrated rosé wines. Known as les vins de provence, the rosé wines of France have become a staple, all-occasion wine throughout the world pleasing wine lovers for centuries with its fresh, crisp, dry, and never sweet flavor. All food will be supplied by the Olney Farmers Market’s farmers and food vendors. For the occasion, Olney Market will partner with Growing Soul, Silver Spring, a non-profit that helps feed needy people in our area (donations are partially tax deductible). The Baltimore-based band, Smith Avenue, will play a selection of recognizable classic rock sounds from the seventies and eighties. Joe David, author of Gourmet Getaways, will spotlight the evening with his comments on the farm-to-table movement, sweeping across America. And the Plein Air Artists will be painting the scenes of the Rocklands that evening, which will be available for purchase. For more information or for removal from the mailing list, contact: Joe David 540-428-3175 jdavid@bfat.com Multi-course dinner with wine $95 Or two for $175 Non-refundable (rain or shine) Limited seating To purchase tickets, visit: www.olneyfarmersmarket.org Menu Hors d’oeuvres Provided by Olney Farmers market vendors Assorted hors d’oeuvres with farm fresh produce and meats, including mini knishes from Erick Gilbert (Kosher Buzz), Asian chicken skewers Salad Chef Eddie Ishaq Wildfire, Tysons Corner, Virginia The Wildfire House Specialty Chopped salad with a citrus lime vinaigrette dressing Tapas Taste Mezze Olney, Maryland Lamb Chop Tapas from Taste Mezze Soup Chef Freddy Turim Eat a Little Something Catering A homemade gazpacho made with farm-fresh vegetables, flavored lightly with spices Gnocchi Executive Chef Roberto Donna La Forchetta Potato dumplings in a homemade pork sausage Topped with a pecorino cheese ragù Entrée Chef Ismar Reyes El Nopalito Grilled chicken breast stuffed with cranberries, Raisins, Spinach, and Monterrey Jack cheese, Served with Peruvian purple mashed potato, grilled zucchini, yellow squash and hibiscus-merlot sauce. Desserts A taster buffet of desserts Featuring Gourmet Cupcakes Compliments of Georgetown Cupcake A spread of sweets compliments of the Olney Farmers Market vendors To be served with Fresh Lemonade, Spring Water, Tea, and Zeke’s coffee A Vegetarian Menu will be available if requested in advance Fixed price: $95 per person; $175 per couple (including gratuity and tax) Principals Chef Ismar Reyez Cruz has his roots in El Salvador and his heart in the kitchen. During his career in America, he has worked alongside chefs such as Jean Louis Paladin, Mark Miller of Coyote Café, Yannick Cam of LePavillon and Bistro Provence, Doug McNiel of the Four Seasons and many others. In 2001 he launched his own restaurant, El Nopalito Grill, to bring authentic Mexican cuisine with a twist to the D.C. metropolitan area. Chef Ismar has catered for the Hispanic Congressional Caucus, the Embassy of El Salvador, and for private corporate events. He was recently featured on One on One with J.C. Hayward (WUSA-TV), and in 2010 he was awarded Chef of the Year by the Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. www.nopalitogrill.com Joe David has traveled the globe in search of the perfect meal. To support his food habit, he has taught school; worked in public relations, marketing, and magazine advertising; authored countless articles (many on food and international cooking schools) and written five books. His articles have appeared in such publications as Christian Science Monitor, Chile Pepper, Family, Hemispheres, and Go magazines. He currently is the author of Gourmet Getaways, 50 Top Spots to Learn and Cook. www.gourmetgetaways.us Chef Roberto Donna who heads the kitchen at a new Italian restaurant, La Forchetta, during the height of his career ran about 11 restaurants with a broad range of food service style in the Washington, DC area. In 1996 he received the coveted James Beard Award for the Best Chef in the Mid-Atlantic. He is best known for two of his restaurants the Galileo and Bebo Trattoria, where he specialized in foods with authentic Italian flavors and textures. www.laforchettadc.com Georgetown Cupcake was founded by Katherine Kallinis and Sophie LaMontagne who traded careers in fashion and private equity to pursue something a little sweeter – their passion for artful cupcakes. They cater for special events of all sizes in the Washington, DC area. Both are lifelong bakers, inspired by their grandmothers. In February 2008, they left their former careers and opened DC’s first and only cupcakery. Katherine and Sophie will finish off the multi-course meal with some all-American gourmet cupcakes, which will be served with a pastry buffet prepared by the farmers’ market vendors. www.georgetowncupcake.com The Olney Farmers and Artists Market is the brainchild of Olney resident Janet Terry who was inspired to form the market after visiting the Farmers Market in Charleston, South Carolina. Her vision to bring quality farm foods directly to the Olney market was presented to the Greater Olney Civic Association in July 2007, and it quickly accepted. She has been operating the market ever since. www.olneyfarmersmarket.org Julie Peterson is president of Marq Energie, her new firm, a DC-based US company specializing in international business services for non-US organizations. She directs the development and implementation of trade-related foreign direct investment strategies for several European and Asian clients. One of her clients is Vins de Provence, a region of France that produces some of the France's most outstanding rosés. For centuries rosé wines have been a staple in the south of France, where it has been enjoyed as an all-occasion wine. www.WinesofProvence.com. Greg Phillips will organize and supervise the food service. Greg is employed by a five-star restaurant in Washington, DC, and the Washington Convention Center, where he is the banquet captain. He is the founder of the Five Star Culinary Foundation, a volunteer organization that teaches people who can’t afford to attend culinary schools how to cook. Working with Phillips at the foundation is Chef Ismar Reyez Cruz. betterworldpsa@yahoo.com Rocklands Farm is a 34-acre farm, near the C&O in Montgomery County, committed to “holistic agriculture,” a farming strategy in which economic, social and environmental elements all contribute together to the farm’s agricultural sustainability and its success. It uses all the sensible farm techniques needed to obtain a superlative product, such as free-range, grass-fed, cage-free, and humanely raised animals, which are NOT fed antibiotic or animal bi-products. The farms goal is to provide day-fresh and immediate-local food, raised well (holistically, organically and naturally). www.rocklandsfarmmd.com Smith Avenue, the Baltimore-based band, will provide the entertainment for the evening. Guitarist Rick Sambuco, bass player John Lancaster, percussionist Bob Schatz, and keyboard player and vocalist Paula Diamond will play a selection of classic sounds from the seventies and eighties. The talented musicians have been playing professionally in various Baltimore-based bands for over 30 years. ccaomcnt@comcast.net Chef Freddy Turim heads Olney BBQ and Catering and in Eat A Little Something Catering in Montgomery County. His catering business provides the area with quality food and service at affordable prices. With the help of his wife Janet and their children, his business has grown into a full-service catering company. Prior to settling in Maryland, he operated Bethlehem House of Bread in Manhattan with his two brothers, and he opened up 11 locations of Big 4 Restaurants in Phoenix and one in Rockville for the restaurant chain. www.eatalittlesomething.com Wildfire Restaurant, Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, is a chain of eight steak and chophouse restaurants, which were originally founded in Chicago. From the décor to the jazz music, Wildfire has the style and warmth that makes dining out special. It offer an exceptional selection of steaks, chops and seafood, along with a variety of fresh salads and sandwiches in a modern-day 1940s dinner club. www.wildfirerestaurant.com Louis Yiallouros owns Taste Mezze in Olney, Maryland, where he proudly serves with a modern flair the same recipes his father, George Yiallouros, offered to diners in 1970 at his Greek Boy Restaurant in Rockville, Maryland. Each of these recipes is a family favorite brought to America when his father left the Old Country. www.tastemezze.com
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