Archive for March, 2014

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Good ‘Ol Homemade Hooch

March 27, 2014

Homemade Hooch

Used to be, I’d make a pile of liqueur or infusions or bitters or hooch from fruit when it was in season so I could just do it all year.

Recently, we’ve focused more on quality hooch you can get from the pros. Doesn’t mean I’m done, though. We still have a lot of housemade hooch that, frankly, we’re underutilizing and it makes so SICK. Wait, that’s maybe an overstatement. It more makes me kinda think “Jeez, I gotta use more of that hooch.” And also, I’m not sick about it at all. So, there’s that.

Plus, a “new to us, but old school West Seattle fella” will be joining us tonight as well. You’ll see Amanda smile even more than normal. What time? 7ish, or even 6ish if you want. Who am I to tell you? Long as you make it.

OMJ
FBL Boozehound

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April Brings The Blues

March 26, 2014

Blues To Do Live

Now starting our third month of weekly live blues shows, here’s the April 2014 BLUES TO DO LIVE line-up…

TIM TURNER BAND
special guest ERIC “TWO SCOOPS” MOORE
TUESDAY, APRIL 1st – 8PM
Eric “Two Scoops” Moore brings more recycled art, fresh poems and boogie woogie piano. headlining this show is The Tim Turner Band. Tim is an excellent entertainer, having hosted the longest running blues jam in West Seattle as well as decades of leading successful Seattle rock/blues bands.

ELNAH JORDAN
with RON WEINSTEIN
special guest SETH FREEMAN
TUESDAY, APRIL 8th – 8PM
Elnah Jordan – vocalist with Jon Hendricks from Lambert, Hendricks & Ross in San Francisco, is now one of Seattle’s strongest jazz, blues and gospel artists leading her own show, The Elnah Jordan Experience. Elnah was also in last December’s Black Nativity show with Pat Wright & The Total Experience Gospel Choir. Very special guest is Ron Weinstein, long-time Hammond organist/pianist in the Seattle area with plenty of mojo and vibe to go at 70+ years old.

SETH FREEMAN BAND
special guest ERIC “TWO SCOOPS” MOORE
TUESDAY, APRIL 15th – 8PM
This night will bring together the art, poems and piano of “Two Scoops” Moore, plus The Seth Freeman Band tearing it up as he leads his rhythm section into a fun, sweaty good time for those of you sweating your taxes.

PAUL GREEN & BRIAN BUTLER
special guests SETH FREEMAN & JOEL TEPP
TUESDAY, APRIL 22nd – 8PM
Paul Green is one of Seattle’s finest harmonica players, with Chicago roots and solid rhythm, plus great vocal phrasing that sets him up for jazz and blues collaborations. He so impressed the Washington Blues Society that they named their Best Harmonica category the “Paul Green Harmonica Award”, which he had a history of winning before that.

Brian Butler is a favorite long time Seattle blues guitarist having played with other big bands and leading his own, plus as a solo for years at all the major blues clubs and events, writing clever original songs and singing in a slightly dusty tone that invites you to listen. Add Seth Freeman’s magical lap steel, and Joel Tepp on his sweet clarinet and the players will all be talkin’ about it long afterwards.

MILES FROM CHICAGO
special guest TERI DERR
TUESDAY, APRIL 29th – 8PM
Great contemporary blues with a great reputation for a fun night of blues music led by Mark Bushbeck on guitar/vocals, along with special guest vocalist/songwriter, Teri Derr, who brings her upbeat originals and solid vocals, again, with decades of entertaining experience and blues to spare.

BLUES TO DO LIVE is recorded for TV and streaming live on the internet, every Tuesday night, 8PM and is hosted by MARLEE WALKER, Queen of Seattle Blues for the last thee decades.

 

Blues To Do-TV airs Fridays at 7pm on ch.23/77 on Comcast in King Co./Seattle or ch. 23 on Broadstripe and repeats Saturdays at midnight / Tuesdays at 2PM.

This also streams live at those times at seattlecommunitymedia.org. See past shows at http://www.bluestodo.com

For booking and information, contact Marlee Walker at calendar@bluestodo.com

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Absinthe Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

March 20, 2014

Wormwood

You what sounds delicious on a cold or hot or really any day? Wormwood. I mean, it just SOUNDS delicious. Like…well, an old, um, piece of wood crawling with… Yeah, scratch what I just said. It sounds ishy.

But, it’s been an ingredient in booze for hundreds of years. Vermouth, translated, means Wormwood. It’s in Absinthe. And also other stuff, probably. It’ll certainly be in cocktails, which we’ll make and you’ll drink. That’s how it works.

Tonight, 7ish. Love you.
– OMJ/FBL

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Live Comedy – Because Laughing is Free

March 17, 2014

Comedy Night

“JUST LAUGH IT OFF” COMEDY NIGHT PRESENTS
EMMET MONTGOMERY: LAUGHTER & TEDDY BEARS
with special guests
BILLY ANDERSON, CAIT PARKS, DYLAN AVILA,
DANIELLE K.L. GREGOIRE and JOHN NADEN
Hosted by MONA CONCEPCION
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19th – 8PM
The Feedback Lounge is proud to present EMMETT MONTGOMERY for our next big show on Wednesday, March 19th. Emmett is a local comedy legend who continues to perform and produce successful shows. This showcase will also feature Billy Anderson, Cait Parks, Dylan Avila, Danielle K.L. Grégoire and John Naden. The whole production is orchestrated by our lovely and talented hostess, Mona Concepcion. The room often fills to capacit,y so please come early for this very fun and exciting event!

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A Slave To Trends and Cider

March 13, 2014

Two Beers Cider

If nothing else can be said about me, it can certainly be told that I’m a slave to trends. Look how fashionable I dress and have cool haircuts and am super good looking and young and thin other hip things.

So, trend wise, cider is a hugely growing deal. There’s a local company called Two Beers that makes outstanding beer and even better cider. I like it so much, and as you see from above, am so super cool that I’m gonna make cocktails out of it.

Come be cool with me tonight, but we’ll pretend we’re not being cool because it’s really not caring if you’re cool that makes you… Sorry, I just stopped being able to pretend right in the middle of the sentence there.

See you tonight,
Old Man Cool

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How To Improve Your Cocktail

March 6, 2014

Improve Your Cocktail

I’m trying to self-improve lately (by “self improve,” I mean “not be chunkier than I should be”), and I shall demand that of classic cocktails on this eve.

They’re not gonna improve themselves, so we’ll do the work. You may have wanted to try a Corpse Reviver #2, for instance, but hate Absinthe like it wants you dead. So, let’s improve it for you.

Lemon Drop too pedestrian for you, tasting like spiked lemonade as it does? Use gin instead, and mayhap splash some orange bitters in there. Tell us what you are “meh” about, we’ll make it better. Just for you. Awww.

Tonight, FBL.