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Posted on March 17, 2017 at 20:05:29
Newey
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---using that as an excuse to swill beer and/or consume excess amounts of other sources of alcohol?

Any of my devoted followers know where I stand on the subject.

Be that as it may, I've allowed myself a one beer. That's right - one. That's all I want. I enjoy it for the flavor of beer.

More relevantly, how many of you're listening to some form of loud trash, otherwise known as pop-rock [for the uninformed, that includes all popular "music" - cRap, cowntry, 50's rock, metal, mental - whatever]?

How many of you have ever thought about what you're listening too, and why someone [such as I] might dismiss it as I have? How many of you have ever noticed - in a lifetime of rock listening - that the chord progressions of the songs to which you listen so attentively, are all the same? Does it ever occur to you that you're almost always listening to something with the never changing 2/4 rhythm?

Nevermind. Back to beer. As disheartening as the state of music listeners is these days - these days when a really really really really execrable form of pop music rules the day - EDM - the state of beer drinking is even worse.

Microbreweries have led to ludicrous and disgusting forms of beer, such as:

Banana bread beer
Strawberry beer
Peach beer
Mint beer

---and so on. The worse of it is beer to which they toss everything - vegetables, fruits, and anything they can think of. That's not beer.

Same thing appears to be happening to pizza.

All of this awfulness - along with and especially the decline of classical music audiences - is an ongoing symptom of the poor character of the people who began to populate the planet with advent of Gen-X. These accursed generations [biblical reference].

Rock on,
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Well, I'm practically a teetotaler these days, posted on March 17, 2017 at 20:27:02
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Although, in my beer-drinking days, this was my fave (not very Irish):



Also, the label used to be all green - no red at all. My brother couldn't stand it because it tasted too sweet to him. But as the old saying goes, "Gut. . . besser. . . Gosser!"

There also used to be a variety of Heinekens dark (or was it Lowenbrau?), brewed in France, not Holland (or Germany), which I also used to like.

 

Wagner's Beer - With Which He Intoxicated Bruckner, posted on March 17, 2017 at 21:10:05
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Weihan-Stephan

- or Weihanstephaner -

"In 1873, Bruckner went to Marienbad for the cure. From there, he wrote Wagner at Bayreuth, saying that unless he received anything to the contrary, he would take the liberty to call on the Master. There was no reply.......

....and so one morning, Bruckner knocked at Wagner's door."

Gustav Kietz, was present at the famous meeting of the two Austrian composers at Wagner's house, recalled:

"I only heard that music was the subject; that the strange gentleman [Bruckner] wanted to talk about the enthusiasm of the Viennese for Lohengin, and that Wagner kept stopping him, saying 'Oh, enough of that; I know all about that; a swan comes on with a knight; the same old stuff - here, have drink instead. This is splendid stuff, Weihan-Stephan', and Wagner handed him a huge, brimming glass with the words, 'Your health'"

Bruckner responded, "Oh Master, for heaven's sake, I can't possibly, it would be the death of me! I've just come from Karlsbad!".

"'Come now', cried Wagner, 'this will do you good. Drink!"

Wagner would refill Bruckner's glass again and again thru out the evening, "despite the wails and protests that comically punctuated his musical conversation".

The end result of the evening was that the next day, an apparently hung-over Bruckner couldn't remember which of the two scores that he had brought to Wagner would be the one which "the Master" had chosen for dedication: Symphony #2 or #3.

A panicked Bruckner sent a desperate note to Wagner, asking him which of the two he had favored.

And that's why I regard excessive alcohol consumption to be the height of idiocy [besides lacking interest].
Severius! Supremus Invictus

 

We are partial to, posted on March 18, 2017 at 06:52:44
G Squared
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Grolsch
Yuengling
Dogfish Brown Ale
Guinness - Wifey's favorite

I've been into Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper and 151 rum lately.

 

I like to drink beer and listen to ..., posted on March 18, 2017 at 08:42:27
Mike K
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certain jazz musicians whom I cannot tolerate when sober (and who seem
to be favorites of local jazz afficianados). The beer relaxes my
musical standards sufficiently that I can actually tolerate the musicians
in question for a few minutes!

Rather like the old joke:
Q: what's the difference between a dog and a fox
A three drinks.

 

Old Rasputin Stout and Christy Moore, posted on March 18, 2017 at 09:19:51
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Unlike Newey, I believe that the microbrewery is one of the more remarkable developments over the several decades, and IMO, have had beer in most of the countries famous for producing it (Germany, Belgium, Czechia, Netherlands, etc.) the US now has the best brewing scene in the world. And adding fruits and vegetables to beer is an old tradition -look at the fruit beers of Belgium, which have been brewed for centuries, as an example. You don't have to like it.

So there is no longer a reason that we have to import Guinness from Ireland, when there are plenty of local stouts. I like old Rasputin, although it is a little high in alcohol.

Besides Christy Moore (Ordinary Man), I also listened to Teada, and the Pogues (Rum, Sodomy and the Lash - classic, produced by Elvis Costello).

 

Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Stout and Schubert's Schwanengesang: same couple of chords and simple rhythms!, posted on March 18, 2017 at 09:54:00
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What losers would listen to the stuff? How could I congratulate myself afterwards?

Anyway: Great beer after coming in from the cold.

 

One shot of Lagavulin; ice., posted on March 18, 2017 at 12:25:41



Like you, I'm not a heavy drinker. But it has to be worth drinking. Even if it's from Scotland.

 

"Even if it's from Scotland", posted on March 18, 2017 at 12:54:23
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Hilarious.

Well, there's always next year --- for some Jameson redemption.
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Hopefully Jameson Redbreast or better. Their regular stuff tastes like a $10 CD player. Nt, posted on March 18, 2017 at 14:04:16
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Tullamore Dew - n/t, posted on March 18, 2017 at 15:41:35
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"Man is the only animal that blushes - or needs to" Mark Twain

 

I hope your Devoted Followers notice your bad spelling and Musical Mis-Information., posted on March 20, 2017 at 08:47:30
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I certainly did.

 

Not to mention the misinformation on beer, posted on March 20, 2017 at 15:01:49
TGR
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But we all have opinions.

 

What "misinformation on beer"? , posted on March 21, 2017 at 19:16:23
Newey
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Be specific.
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He has Devoted Followers?..., posted on March 21, 2017 at 21:06:08
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No fucking way!


"Once this was all Black Plasma and Imagination"-Michael McClure



 

WHAT Musical Mis-Information [sic]?, posted on March 21, 2017 at 21:17:43
Newey
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Specify Specify Specify Specify Specify Specify Specify Specify Specify

Be careful with whom you're trifling.
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You ---, posted on March 21, 2017 at 21:26:14
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---Little Beenie, are a "devoted follower"


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4/4, not 2/4. nt, posted on March 26, 2017 at 11:26:24
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Ah, it's oneword. Now I know Everything. nt, posted on March 26, 2017 at 11:41:47
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Strophic Song--music with the same old chords and rhythms repeated over and over again--existed long before , posted on March 26, 2017 at 12:41:10
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Gen X, old man. : ) Strophic song is one of the oldest and most enduring forms of music.

 

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