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27 Irish Icons [Feb. 19th, 2010|08:59 am]
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Hey all! I made some Irish/St. Patrick's Day icons :) Hope you enjoy!

The rest are HERE at my journal : pianokitten

♥ Comments are love
♠ Credit (to pianokitten) is perfection
♦ Enjoy!

x-posted with love
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shags_tiki_hut [Jan. 27th, 2009|12:13 pm]
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An Inside Look at the Bourbon Barons of Kentucky: Frederick B. Noe III of Jim Beam [Sep. 29th, 2008|01:32 pm]
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Appropriately enough, we begin our Bourbon Barons series with Frederick B. Noe III, seventh generation distiller of Jim Beam Brands Co. For many, Jim Beam was their introduction into the world of bourbon – from drinking it straight, to its mixibility in shots and cocktails. Many of us can recall in our young and formidable college years when Jim Beam served as a reliable standby to take our minds off the stresses of academia, and just the stresses of life in general. Simple, sweet, and palatable.

As we grow older and our tastes mature, Jim Beam Brands too grows with us offering a wide selection of bourbons. Going down their product line, the bourbon drinker can progress from Jim Beam, to Jim Beam Black, aged 8 years at 86 proof, to Jim Beam Choice, their only charcoal filtered Bourbon, to finally Jim Beam’s Small Batch Collection, boasting four of the finest and most sophisticated Bourbons on the market. I, for one, can say that Booker’s and Basil Hayden’s, both part of Jim Beam’s Small Batch Collection, are two of my absolute favorite Bourbons. If you are not yet privy, please, go out and do yourself the favor of partaking of either one of these fine, fine selections.

Currently at the reigns, and keeper of the family flame, sits Fred Noe, great grandson of the brand’s namesake, Jim Beam. He was instrumental in the creation of the Small Batch Collection in the 1990s, largely helping with promotion and selecting the batches ready for bottling. Since his father, Booker Noe’s retirement, Fred has taken over the much-venerated title Ambassador of The Small Batch Bourbon Collection. He has since gone on to become master distiller and, most recently in late 2007, was honored with the placement of his photo on the Jim Beam label alongside the six family distillers who have preceded him. With his exceptional knowledge and inheritated legacy, Fred continues to expand and reshape the brand, as well as Bourbon as a whole, into a well respected spirit the world wide.

Mr. Noe was kind enough to answer some questions we had sent him, as well as a few other well-respected Bourbon distillers, in hopes of better understanding these great men who produce great Bourbon:

Continue reading for the interview with Frederick B. Noe III of Jim Beam


Content taken with permission from LifeEpicurean.com

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neato mosquito!! [Jul. 11th, 2006|08:31 pm]
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Maybe YOU Might Know [Jun. 2nd, 2006|09:26 pm]
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[mood |curiouscurious]
[music |"Hollywood Nocturne" - The Brian Setzer Orchestra]

Hello!  I run a community called retro-geeks, and I just got a teaching job offer in Southern California outside of LA.  

Being someone unfamiliar with the district, I am planning on visiting the area to see what it is like...

AND, being from Lansing, Michigan, I am planning on doing some sight-seeing on my limited time.
Since the area is well-known for some cool lounges at clubs, what are your picks for the best "Ultra Lounges" in LA?  I figured that if this may be the last time I see the area in a while, I might as well visit a really cool lounge.
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Need to bring on the lounge [Jan. 17th, 2006|08:31 pm]
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Where I'm living for the time being there's a serious lack of atmosphere, and the only decor I have right now, a pair of pink flamingos, only emphasize the sense of desolation as they stand in front of sandbags and barbwire.
What I need now is any info or links to websites and mail-order catalogs. I'm looking for bamboo screens, live bamboo, tiki torches, party lighting, maybe even a "how to build your own Tiki god out of scrap lumber", anything!

I brought the music, but now I need the suroundings.
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(no subject) [Dec. 13th, 2005|06:59 am]
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[mood |bouncybouncy]
[music |"Brazil"- Lee Presson and The Nails]

Yes kiddies, I know it's been forever since I've posted, but I'd say it was worth waiting for, right my lovlies? Well coming down the pike this time is a shameless plug for a lovely northern California group called Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums featuring Miss Carmen Getit, New Morty Show featuring Vise Grip, Connie Champagne, Kat Starr and an appearance by Kitty Kitty Bang Bang Burlesque to name a few, so check it out!

See the Luck-E-Newsletter below for, yes I've said it before, a shameless plug-

We’ve got two San Francisco shows this month, which is rare, and we invite you to join us. It’s a swing dance night at the retro Verdi Club Tuesday 12/13, which includes dance lessons before the band performs. And New Year’s Eve brings the Bums back to the elegant Bimbo’s 365 Club, on a double bill trading sets with the New Morty Show, plus Mr. Lucky with Ralph Carney in the lounge. We’re looking forward to this show as we’ll be performing with our pals from the New Morty Show including divas Connie Champagne and Kat Starr. More friends on the bill are Mr. Lucky featuring saxophonist Ralph Carney (Tom Waits) who will be performing in the lounge all night long. Kitty Kitty Bang Bang Burlesque makes an appearance as well as the Lady in the Fishbowl (check out the bar just off the foyer). This will be our 3rd New Year’s Eve Show at Bimbo’s, and we can’t think of a better place in the Bay Area to ring in the New Year!

Last month we had a ball at the Sonora Christmas Craft and Music Festival where Carmen sat in with Joe Craven’s band, and later Joe played violin with the Rhumba Bums. Joe’s a multi-instrumentalist virtuoso who spent 15 years with David Grisman. He’s an exciting entertainer with a great sense of humor and adventure, and he always has great musicians in his band. Check out his CDs and catch him live: www.joecraven.com. There is lots of great entertainment at these Fire On the Mountain festivals, including Sourdough Slim, another very funny multi-instrumentalist and world champion yodeler who performs western swing and cowboy tunes. And also sitting, er, barging in with the Bums was a member of the hysterical and talented comedy/juggling team Grinn & Barrett. Everything goes at these shows, we recommend you check out these events next year at www.fireonthemountain.com

Hope to see you soon, and Happy Holidaze!

Now stay tuned for our upcoming shows:

Tuesday December 13
The Verdi Club
2424 Mariposa St. @ Potrero
San Francisco, CA
All Ages, with full bar.
Dance Lessons before the show.
Phone for more info: (415) 505-8530.


Bimbo's 365 Club

1065 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA

The New Morty Show featuring Vise Grip & Connie Champagne
plus Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums

Alternating sets all night

SLRB 9:15 – 10 pm, and 11:15 – midnight.

NMS plays in between our sets, and both bands play the midnight countdown together.

Mr. Lucky & the Cocktail Party featuring Ralph Carney plays in the lounge.
Also Kitty Kitty Bang Bang Burlesque
and special appearances by The Girl in the Fishbowl.
With complimentary glass of champagne, hats, party favors and traditional balloon drop
Doors at 8 p.m, Tickets are $55, Cocktail Attire- Black Tie Optional
21 & over are welcome .

Friday January 6
Midtown Stomp

More show dates below the cut....

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Until next time,

Happy holidays from ultra_lounge!

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Save our saucy googie landmarks! [Dec. 11th, 2005|11:24 am]
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[mood |creativecreative]

Come buy saucy Las Vegas themed stuff to save a saucy Las Vegas hotel!

(Cross posted all over the place!)
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TIKI ART [Dec. 7th, 2005|05:42 pm]
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2 paintings and a tiki ornament just in time for Christmas! All again with very reasonable BIN options for the holidays ;)
"Coco-Nuts" PAINTING:
"Nice Trick" PAINTING:
thanks and enjoy,
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LINK WRAY: Rest in peace. [Nov. 20th, 2005|07:42 pm]
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I know this isn't necessarily lounge-related, but there's a good deal of crossover with Link, and figured you all might want to know. I apologize in advance, but this is a pretty low-traffic community, so I hope you don't mind...

Link Wray - Detroit [2003]
Link Wray - Detroit [2003]

So I was Christmas shopping at an outlet mall outside of Chicago, and I get an SMS message today from George, saying this:
Link Wray died.

This blows. But moreso, how unknown this legend of music still is, after decades of work - playing out on the road, up to his death at age 76. I drove the 4-hour drive home and hopped onto the laptop - and nowhere in mainstream media news could I find anything about this.

But the blogs and smaller sites know.
And they give him respect where it's due.

OBITUARY [in Danish, as he lived in Denmark for decades]:

OBITUARY [kinda-sorta translated into English by a French guy]:

BLOG POST [about his death]:

PHOTOS [of the show that I saw of him in Detroit, taken by me]:

Rest in peace, Link. I will always remember you in Detroit, onstage, rocking out, screaming into the mic, "One lung!!!" Your music will always move me, and mean something to me.

UPDATE: The CBC has published a story about Link, and you can find it here:
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