I'm listening to a song called "Reason dto Live" by Kiss. Wish I had a dram of Ardbeg....there is a good bar where I live with pool tables. Maybe they have Glenlivet 12yo- that seems to be the standard to go by here in Michigan. Most stores around here always carry either Glenlivet or Glenfiddich. Maybe this weekend I'll see if it's still hopping.
A nice shot of bourbon (Evan Williams Single Barrel 1995) and loud on the stereo:
Everybody's gonna' move their feet
Everybody's gonna' leave their seat
In my opinion from the best Kiss album ever, "Destroyer"
Cheers..and rock loud!!
Eightball wrote:Les Paul- Do you know who paul Stanley is? He is one of the lead singers in the band called Kiss. He has a guitar collection and he uses a Les Paul guitar...among many others. I'm a big Kiss fan!
Yes I know who Paul Stanley is. Unfortunately I am not a big Kiss fan. I enjoy the following rock artists/bands:
The Rolling Stones
Alice in Chains
i'm also a huge classical and jazz fan....how old are you Eightball?
How about Can (the super-awesome Krautrock gods)? I have that 72’ concert from Cologne on DVD, fun stuff.
Are any of you partial to Pere Ubu? I listened to there first two albums a lot in college.
How about favorite overall band? My sentimental choice is Roxy Music, but I’d give the vote for “Best Band Ever” to Fairport Convention, how about you?
1973-1976 were good years for heavy rock. KISS went through too many changes for me to keep up with and I lost interest when I got older anyway.
I actually like alot of different kinds of music. Scotch has gotten me into Celtic in a big way: Loreena Mckinnett, Karan Casey, Solas. I like to explore Reggae, Island and Jazz, too. I've been known to pick up my guitar and play Copperhead Road by Steve Earle, the one about Moonshine bootleggers.
Captain Beefheart played with Frank Zappa in the 60’s. Very arty bluesy fun music, sounds like Tom Waits playing with Little Feat. His album The Spotlight Kid is really good, great slide guitar and odd rhythms.
Can is a band from Germany. Very Experimental & hugely influential – but also quite strange.
Pere Ubu is from Cleveland, there first two albums are from the the early punk rock school but are very strange and artistic
Fairport Convention is a legendary British “folk-rock” band.
Actually, on a KISS related note, my first concert ever was Ace Frehley (Frehley’s Comet) back in 86’ (in Springfield, MA), and I was Peter Criss for Halloween that same year.
I know of Frehley's Comet but have never heard any of their music. I know Kiss has had their problems with lead guitarists and Drummers and they own (Gene and Paul) the rights to the make up. I think once Ace left the band they changed the character to a Fox. That's really creative that you dressed up like Peter Criss. He was such a good drummer- I think he left the band because he didn't like the rock 'n' roll lifestyle and he was married. He did come back for the last tour, however, but I heard that he had lost alot of his energy.
Yes, Dita's Dance Party from Sprockets - that was funny. I think they were dancing to Kraftwerk (another German band I'm a big fan of).
Uh...what was the name of this thread?
I also like the uilleann pipes. Seamus Ennis was brilliant, although I've heard all too little of his recordings. Davie Spillanne is great when he's playing the right stuff.
Anyway, I'd like to get to know more Scottish music, although I had the pleasure of hearnign Isibeal from Bowmore sing. I love Richard Thompson - for me, a vastly superior guitarist to Eric Clapton.
I am in Ireland for a few days and will be attending my first irish music concert (session) with a friend who is doing her thesis on the evolution of irich and celtic music. that is not the title but it is along those lines. I am looking forward to it. Ido not know what the band I am gong to see is called.I report on what I think.
What about myself? I am a 33 year-old corporate whore; I work with sales in a huge american software company. When I am not busy selling my soul for money, I enjoy cooking, music, hiking, football and whiskey. I have a passion for standup comedy, and I have written texts for several Norwegian comedians.
I live in the middle of a Norwegian fjord, in a place called Nesodden, just outside Oslo. Five years ago, I met the perfect woman. We share all the same interests. She even loves heavy metal and football! We have been living together since we met, and we are eagerly waiting for our first-born. We are expecting him to arrive late in July.
The first time I really discovered whiskey, was about two years ago. I was visiting a frriend in Belfast, and he offered me a whiskey. It was a Lagavullin Destillers Edition Cask Strength. I loved every sip of it, but has not been able to find that exact edition again anywhere. Ever since, I have had a passion for single malt, with a special care for the Islay destilleries.
I’m Jan, matured 33 years and living in Copenhagen Denmark. I’m a bookseller by profession, specializing in import/non-fiction. I enjoy reading, mostly lighter litterature; thrillers, sci-fi, fantasy etc. I also enjoy rock music from 70’s classics over 80’s bands like Metallica, Anthrax etc. to modern metal a’la Rammstein…
I’m living with my girlfriend, whom I will marry in May next year.
I have enjoyed whisky for quite a few years, but only got bitten by the bug in the autumn of 2004, where on a trip, I used my duty-free ration to buy liter bottles of Laphroaig & Talisker to supplement the Lagavulin already in the drinks cabinet. Shortly thereafter I discovered this forum and the rest is history as they say.
Aidan wrote:Thanks Mark. I'm sure it will impact on our whisky drinking, but...
Well, it has in fact already inpacted my whiskey-drinking, but in a positive way. You see, back when my girlfriend still enjoyed the occtational alcholic beverage, wine used to be the preferred choice. But now I can drink what I want, so wine has been degraded to number two on my list over preferred drink. But mind you, I still preferr a glass of Barolo over a pint of beer.
Congratulations to you to, Aidan! We both have exciting times ahead. I hope all goes well for you and the missus.
I'm new to this forum and am enjoying reading through the threads.
I live in New Orleans, but had an extended "vacation" in Houston recently.
Though I've long enjoyed Bourbon, I'm less experienced with Scotch... am learning, though.
Unfortunately, I lost all my Bourbons (around 12 bottles or so) during the recent difficulty, but am replacing them slowly (started with my favorite... Woodford Reserve). I'm adding a few bottles of Scotch as I go, as well.
I work at a small ad agency located in the French Quarter, where I pretend to have some idea of how to reach armor-plated consumers. Otherwise, I enjoy music a great deal, and this is STILL a great town for that (Jazzfest in two weeks). My wife is from Japan, and we visit her family at least once a year. We just returned from a two-week trip, and were lucky enough to be there during cherry-blossom season. On the way, I bought some Knob Creek and Jim Beam Black in the Duty Free to give as gifts, and picked up some JW Black and a Glenlivet 18yo on the way back.
I'm not sure we've reached the recovery stage quite yet, though we may be nearing the end of the "Where the heck does this leave us?" stage. Recovery depends upon a host of factors, and we just don't have enough in the way of reliable indicators of where we're headed.
Plenty to contemplate over an evening pour (or dram). Next time we evacuate, though, I'm certainly going to take a few of my favorite whiskies along!
Edited to add: For anyone interested, there's going to be a nationally-televised mayoral debate tomorrow night, moderated by Chris Matthews of "Hardball" fame. The seven major candidates will participate (there are many others running, but they're mostly cranks). I'll be watching with my wee glass of Ardbeg in hand (really like that stuff). And, since undoubtedly there's going to be a runoff due to the peculiarities of Louisiana election law, there will be a later debate between the runoff candidates moderated by NBC's Brian Williams.
I just recently saw this discussion and found it most interesting to learn about who we all are talking to and getting advise from. There are about 24 replies of forum members telling us who they are and how they got into whisky tasting.
Nobody has written since 17 April and I for one would like to hear from a lot more members, especially the Bronze, Silver, and Gold ones who write most frequently on the forum: hpulley, Scotchio, C_I, Muskrat Portage, Spirit of Islay, Mr. TattieHeid, Lawrence, Frodo, ScotchBlog, Nock, Chieftan, IrishWhiskeyChaser, Corbusco, Admiral, Wendy, Mr.Ellen, Kallaskander, Mr.Fjeld, Lord Pfaffin, etc. Can you give us a few lines?
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