Suffice to say that I don’t think you should bother listening to The Shaggs “Philosophy of the World” – it’s terrible. There – that’s the kind of review you don’t often get on music blogs. It’s not that it’s lo-fi – it’s just that it’s amateur to the point of bad. I’m not sure what made Kurt Cobain like this at all!
Well, what can you say? He can definitely sing and dance!
December was a month of drink concoctions… Disaronno & Coke, Hot chocolate with manukka honey and chipotle Tabasco, Finnish Sima, some gin for Ruth’s Christmas and some homebrew beer flavouring. I’d definitely make Sima again – it was pretty easy and tasted amazing: for an 800ml bottle boil water, dissolve 100g brown sugar, cool bottle to pitching temp, zest and juice a lemon, add 6 raisins and half a pack of bakers yeast – leave it open and out of the fridge for 48 hours then seal it and pop it in the fridge for a day or so… yum.
The gin was for Ruth’s Christmas. Ingredients were as follows:
* 20cl of vodka
* 3 black peppercorns
* 6 juniper berries
* tiny shard of licquorous root
* smallest cardomon pod
* small snip of vanilla
* pinch of sugar
* tiny snip of dried pear
* orange peel in the shape of an R
It was too early to taste it before Christmas so hopefully the end results are positive!
Jason Segel… a surprisingly good live comedy performer!
Happy New Year from Martha! 🙂