Beer and Pavement

Top 5 for October 3, 2011

Posted in Top 5 by SM on October 3, 2011

I’m super-busy at the moment. So, let’s get on with it…

1. Believers – When Believers hit it big, remember that you read about them here first. Or you already knew them and have known about them long before I started posting long rants on their potential greatness. Either way, the boys have released two tracks you can download for free. The first is a newer version of “Forward Forward Back.” The second is the excellent new track “Finder.” Check below for the tracks and/or visit the Believers’ site.

2. The Lost Season – This will go down as the year my Ohio State Buckeyes go missing for 3-4 months. The offense did NOTHING Saturday and things don’t look any better for the coming month of games. I’d rather not go into details. Just know that their offense can be described as offensive vomiting. This is probably the last I’ll post anything football-related as I am choosing to focus on positive things.

3. Wild Flag in KC – I get to see Wild Flag Wednesday night in Kansas City. I’m pretty excited to see this band. Also, it’s at a venue I haven’t been. It will be a late night, but I expect it to be an excellent show, something I’ve needed for a while.

4. Home Brew Updates – Black Francis sits in bottles, doing what it needs to do. I won’t crack one open for another two weeks just to see if it’s ready. Even then, I suspect some more time in the bottle will be required. Conversely, I just brewed an all-grain version of my Simcoe-dependency, an all-Simcoe IPA, a week ago, it fermented about as well as any beer I’ve ever had, and I promptly added another ounce of Simcoe for the dry-hop. The OG for the beer was 1.066 and the FG dropped around 1.012. That puts the beer over 7% ABV. It’s super-bitter and dry, nearly perfect at this point. I’ll wait another week to bottle. Then it might be ready about the same time I try the stout.

5. Redesign – As hinted last week, there are some aesthetic changes coming. Well, sort of. I will most likely do little to the blog. There might be a move to my own URL, but the blog will generally remain untouched. That said, I plan to put together an actual website, linking all my resources and other online shenanigans. I’m not sure what exactly I’ll host on the new site, but it will generally be tied into what’s going on here right now. Stay tuned…

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  1. Carrie the Destroyer said, on October 3, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    1. See you on Wednesday. I’ll probably be pooped since I work both my jobs that day, but I’m ready for a good show. Record Bar is a fairly comfortable venue, but sound can be hit or miss. The first time I went there for a Fiery Furnaces show it was all bass and nothing else. Beer options are okay. Tap list is limited, but I think you could probably find something to tickle your tastebuds in their larger bottle selection.

    2. If your webdesign class was much like mine (which I estimate it was–learn html and some css, build a page, etc) The most you’ll probably be able to do is switch URLs over. I can’t make head or ass of wordpress CSS enough to manipulate it to keep commenting and all the blog-friendly features present.

    • builderofcoalitions said, on October 3, 2011 at 12:55 pm

      We can be tired together, then. I probably won’t drink much as I will have to hit the road and return to COMO right after. Will you take pictures?

      I will probably keep the blog stuff on WordPress… .com or .org.

      • carriethewade said, on October 3, 2011 at 6:55 pm

        It’s a pretty good way to do it… I use it, and I was able to export all my old entries from when I first started on blogspot.

        I’ll be photographing the show. It should be pretty wild (hah. get it? because they’re wild flag). I probably won’t be able to blog it for a few days because I still have my big-ass Boomslang recap to unleash over the next few days.

  2. Mike said, on October 3, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Much obliged for keeping tabs on the Believers. New tracks just made it to my mp3 player.

  3. guavalicious (@guavalicious) said, on October 4, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Will have to check out Wild Flag. I’ve been uninspired by new music lately. Need something to kick me and make me listen.

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