December 19, 2006

Gonzo Imperial Porter

Brewed by Flying Dog Brewery from Denver, it's a fitting tribute to Hunter S. Thompson. Bitter, but with acerbic wit, dark as anyone on the Christian Right probably assumes Thompson soul is, and with enough flavor and bite to make you take your time with this beer.

The 9.5% abv creates a sensation much like Thompson's work does in me; it's fun to visit every once in a long while, but it's not something that I'll want around to casually pop open. I'll have to try it in beer bread to see of some of the flavor comes through better without all the alcohol taste. Hopefully it does, as there's probably no way I finish even the four pack anytime soon.

A brief update on eMusic downloads

Oh weblog, how I've forgotten you. To make up for that, here's a list of what I've downloaded from eMusic, solely in terms of full albums.

16 Horsepower - Folklore
Aimee Mann - One More Drifter in the Snow
Asobi Seksu - Citrus
Bert Jansch - The Black Swan
Bobby Bare Jr. - The Longest Meow
Devotchka - How it Ends
Devotchka - Una Volta
Dirty on Purpose - Hallelujah Sirens
Dirty on Purpose - Sleep Late for a Better Tomorrow
Dirty Three - Horse Stories
Finest Dearest - Pacemaker
Girl Friday - Swimmer
Heavenly - Le Jardin de Heavenly
Heavenly - The Delcine and Fall of Heavenly
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
Joseph Arthur - Nuclear Daydreams
Les Issambres - Sand Theatre Poetry
Low - Secret Name
Low + Dirty Three - In the Fisthank 7
Of Montreal - Satanic Panic in the Attic
Of Montreal - The Sunlandic Twins
Old 97's - Drag it Up
Old 97's - Wreck Your Life
Richard Thompson - The Old Kit Bag
Shearwater - Everybody Makes Mistakes
The Black Keys - Thickfreakness
The Chalets - Check In
The Green Pajamas - Seven Fathoms Down and Falling
The High Violets - 44 Down
The High Violets - To Where You Are
The Innocence Mission - Befriended
The Methadones - Not Economically Viable
The Mountain Goats - Get Lonely
The Organ - Sinking Hearts
The Pipettes - We Are the Pipettes
The Rogers Sisters - The Invisible Deck
The Russian Futurists - Our Thickness
The Submarines - Declare a New State
The Weepies - Say I am You
The Wrens - The Meadowlands
Venice is Sinking - Sorry About the Flowers
Vivian Linden - Watch the Light Fade
Vox Vermillion - Standing Still You Move Forward
Yo La Tengo - I am not Afraid of You and Will Beat Your Ass

Some quick thoughts: The Submarines are delightful, potentially more on this later. I love Vox Vermillion, many others will not. The Pipettes have, indeed, dropped me in their nets. I don't remember a darn thing about Vivian Linden, The Organ, or Joseph Arthur. The Rogers Sisters were dissapointing. The Weepies are nearly perfect background music. Devotchka remain my favorite band that features a french horn. There aren't nearly enough downloads available. I have over 50 albums in the Saved For Later list. I don't have enough time to really know most of this music.