EPISODE 1: MEAD KITCHEN INTERVIEW – MUSIC BY SHONEN KNIFE AND NAUGHTY BY NATURE
Welcome to the first official episode of the Music and Booze Power Hour Variety Show! Each episode we explore the universal connection we believe exists between music … and booze. Along the way we’re going to meet some new drinking buddies, jam to some awesome tunes, all while enjoying tasty beverages. Music. Booze. Friends. What else does one need?
In this episode we take a trip to Berkeley, California, and visit with the great guys behind the Mead Kitchen. As we taste some fabulous concoctions, Dan Cook, founder, tells us how happenstance had a very important part in his enterprise and has guided him along in his brewing decisions. After several “tastings,” we end up pairing their signature drink with a great song by the Japanese trio, Shonen Knife. The song is part of what I think is the greatest compilation album of all time, and share some tracks off of it to prove my point. We next take a trip back in time to New Jersey in the early 1990s and talk about the songs that were sampled in a very influential hip hop song by Naughty by Nature.
To fully experience this episode, we recommend a full glass of your favorite concotion, a comfy recliner or couch, and headphones that go up to 11.
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MUSIC FEATURED IN THIS EPISODE:
Shonen Knife, Top of the World
Dishwalla, Going to Take Some Time
Johnette Napolitano, Hurting Each Other
Sonic Youth, Superstar
Naughty by Nature, Ghetto Bastard
Boney M, No Woman No Cry
Studio Line: (415) 842-2669, (415) 842-BOOZ
PILOT EPISODE 2: OF MEAD, VIKINGS, AND LED ZEPPELIN
Mead is considered one of the oldest man-made alcoholic beverages – but how was it first discovered? Join us on a journey that starts 10,000 years ago in deepest darkest Africa, and takes us to a European landscape dotted with vikings. From there we take a leap in our time machine to Iceland. And somehow, Led Zeppelin comes in to play. It’s all connected, trust us. We also include three mead reviews (and matching songs), peek at the samples used in St. Germain’s “Sure Thing,” and decide whether a Led Zeppelin tribute/parody band’s cover version might be better than the original.
PILOT EPISODE 1: ONE BOURBON, ONE SCOTCH, ONE BEER
In this episode you will find upcoming fall and winter festivals, booze reviews – Golden State vodka and Omission beer, a segment called “Who Sampled Who?,” a unique tribute to Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest from a Los Angeles brewery, a segment where we compare and contrast a cover song and its original version, and our main attraction, which we are calling A Pour and a Score: like matching a fine burgundy with a just-seared filet mignon, we pair up booze –– beer, wine, cocktails, shots – with what we think is the best matching music. So fill up your cup with your favorite libation, chill out in your favorite comfy chair, strap on your headphones, and get ready to loose yourself on a fantastical mixological journey.
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Are you a musician, in the music field, or involved in the alcoholic beverage industry (distiller, bartender, winery guy, etc…)? Have some interesting stories to tell or something to add to the show? You can also call us at (415) 842-2669, or (415) 842-BOOZ and tell us your story, give us your idea on a pairing or a recent cocktail, beer, wine you tasted, and we might feature you on an upcoming episode! Or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you!