Sunday, April 29, 2018

Keith Richards Secret to a Long Marriage

 
ASK KEITH
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Keith Richrds`Secret to a Long Marriage
 
 
 
 
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KEITH & JD
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KEITH & MICK
 
TALK ABOUT LIVING together on EDITH GROVE
 
 
 
 
 
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KEITH RICHARDS COOKS
 
 
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ROD STEWART CHATS with The ROLLING STONES
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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Great NewYork COFFEE Cafe

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This Painting Perfectly Typifies GROUNDED COFFEE

As There are Numerous NUDES hanging on The CAFE WALLS



Today is Thursday April 5th 2018, and my second time at Grounded Coffee Cafe on Jane Street in Greenwich Village, New York. My second trip in 2 days and certainly not my last, as for sure I will come here many more times. This is a great little cafe in a World were cafeshave become few and far between. Well in New York anyway. And to be more specific, in Manhattan and downtown in Greenwich Village, a place that should have many wonderful cafes in each and every part of this wonderful neighborhood that we call The Village.  For many years, the only cafes in the whole of Manhattan were more or less in just two spots. Those two placces being Little Italy and Greeniwch Village where you had Caffe Dante, Caffe Reggio , Caffe Borgia, Caffe Vivaldi and others. Did you notice that these places are caffes spelled with tow F's and not one as most people know as in cafe. Two ffs is the Italian way to spell Caffe and al these caffes mention were of the Italian Variety, not French and not American like this one, Grounded Coffee. Well it's not even called a cafe, but never-the-less it is, and a very good one at that. Grounded Coffee has eeverything a great cafe needs : # 1 they've got Great COFFEE which is and absolute must. Two, the place is comfortable and welcoming and has the kind of vibe a good cafe needs. Three, they place great Music, which helps to make the great vibe. Four they have cool people, both the Employees and the customers made of the usual cafe sprinkling of students, writers, artist, and ordinary people who love good Coffee or Tea, and being out in cafes, whether on their own ; reading, writing, surfing the Net, or simply just hanging out, relaxing and enjoying their cafe beverage of choice. And number 5, in this day and age (Now 2018) Free and good Wifi. Grounded Coffee has been open since 2004 and me being the Cafe-Hound that I am, I can't beleive it took me so long to find this place. I came across the place one night walking around the Village. I just peeked my head in to chceck it out to see if it was the kind of Cafe that I like and if I would want to come back. It was. It is. About a week ago I thought about it when I wanted to go to a cafe one night and didn't want to go to one of my usual places but was hankering for something new. I thought about Grounded and wanted to go there, but couldn't remember exactlt where it was and didn't feel like walking around aimlessly for 20 minutes or so, so I didn't even give it a shot. Two nights ago on my way over to Western Beef to buy some Sweet Italian Sausages for my Sauce, I just happened to pass by, a boy I was happy I did. I had plenty of time to get over to the grocery store so I decided to pop into Grounded and have a Coffee and finally check out the scene in this good old cafe. Well it was wonderful. The cafe was nice and relaxing, they played Great Music (Great CLASSIC ROCK), like The ROLLING STONES, and the vibe was nice. Speaking of the Vibe, it was the sort of Hippy-ish with its numerous Ceiling Fans, many potted and hanging Plants, Mix & Match Furniture, and Art Students Paintings hanging on the walls. It was Love at First Sight. I  ended up staying 2 and a half  hours before heading out to get my Sausage & Tomatoes  for the SAUCE So, anyway, that's it for now. Plain and simple, Grounded Coffee is a Great Cafe and a gift to the neighborhood of Greenwich Village and the People of NEW YORK and the many tourist who visit our Great City. I Thank You, The PEOPLE of GRANDED COFFEE , Daniel Bellino Zwicke


They Play GREAT MUSIC

Mostly CLASSIC ROCK : "I LOVE IT" !!!

  Today's Set List :
  SWEET - YOU LOVE IS LIKE OXYGEN
  FREE RIDE by Grand Funck Railroad
  The ROLLING STONES - Gimme Shelter
  CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL 
  DONOVAN "LOLA" PINBALL WIZARD - 

The WHO

PINK FLOYD DARK SIDE of THE MOON

LED ZEPPELIN
  JIM MORRISON
  The DOORS

MARK BOLAN "GET IT ON BANGA GONG" 

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE "DON'T YOU WANT SOMEBODY TO LOVE" ?

 and Much MORE ... .








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GOT ANY KAHLUA

aka The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

How to Throw a DInner Party

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The DINNER PARTY

  A call to arms against BRUNCH... and a how-to guide for fighting back, from the hosts of the hit podcast and public radio show The Dinner Party Download.  

A specter is haunting America: the specter of brunch.

Brunch, the dissolute Minotaur: half breakfast, half lunch.

Brunch, singing siren songs of bacon, alcohol, and attractive-yet-aloof waitstaff.

“BRUNCH!!!” scream chalkboards propped up outside every restaurant and cafĂ©, in every city in the Western world, every weekend morning.

What? You don’t plan to brunch this Sunday morn-fternoon? Not to worry: your social media feeds will be rich with evidence of the rest of the world brunch-brunch-brunching away in your absence.

Behold! Photo after photo on social media of your smiling friends, lounging on sun dappled restaurant patios, holding aloft plates heaped with smoked salmon tartines, savory waffles, and scrambles — always the scrambles.

How charming brunch seems! What hell it actually is!

But you already know that. You are at this very moment holding a book called Brunch Is Hell. You’ve spent a full minute of your all-too-brief life reading these words. On some deep, instinctive level, you sense the malignancy of brunch. Perhaps you just came from brunch. Or perhaps you’re in a bookstore, scanning these words through a post-brunch mimosa fog, your wallet lightened by eighteen bucks wasted on two eggs and a piece of toast.

Your belly is full, yet you feel empty. Spiritually empty. Like, Dad’s-promise-to-play-catch-with-you empty.

You know something is deeply wrong with brunch. Something you can’t quite put your syrup-encrusted finger on.

Take heart. You’re not crazy. We’re about to explain the sick truth at the heart of this hybrid-meal menace. And we’re going to prescribe the perfect antidote. It’s called a Dinner Party

Ten years ago, we launched a podcast called The Dinner Party Download, which only tangentially had anything to do with dinner parties. At first, all we wanted to create was an excuse to talk to the coolest artists in the world about anything we wanted, and to get booze and food for free. The Brendan and Rico Talk to Awesome People and Drink and Eat for Free Show seemed like a cumbersome title, though.

Then we realized that everything we wanted to cover in our little arts-and-leisure podcast was the sort of thing one might discuss at a dinner party: the latest and most interesting movies, TV, books, comedy, news, cocktails, and food. Plus, the concept of a dinner party provided us with a handy structure: each segment in the show would correspond to a phase of a dinner party! Great idea! The Dinner Party Download was born.

We didn’t expect this organizing concept to define our careers. But over time, listeners (and publications from the Wall Street Journal and the Chicago Tribune to Marie Claire) came to us for the secrets to throwing great dinner parties. How to coax, from their own guests, the kind of thoughtful and/or witty conversations they heard on the show. What food to serve. How to mix drinks. How to tell a lame joke and not have people punch you in the mouth.

We started taking notes at parties: what made them interesting, or fun, or, at times, unmitigated dumpster fires. We developed strong opinions about dinner parties. Very strong opinions. Very very strong opinions. And we began to respect dinner parties. Far from their frivolous reputation, we realized, dinner parties, Properly Thrown , can serve as the very CORNERSTONE OF A HEALTHY MODERN SOCIETY, because they create happy and empathetic humans. And leftovers. Which, yum.

Alas, there’s something rotten in the state of dinner parties. And it’s not lutefisk.

It’s that people aren’t having enough of them anymore.

   

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SUNDAY SAUCE

and The ITALIAN DINNER PARTY

 

We hear this all the time from older listeners who say they’re too busy or tired to throw dinner parties. Or from millennial listeners who confess that the closest they’ve ever come to throwing a dinner party is sharing Altoids with their roommates whilst making student loan payments over pirated Wi-Fi. A few years back, no less a journal than the New York Times documented the death of the dinner party, noting, “Informal gatherings occurring outside the home have largely replaced the dinner parties popular not long ago.”

You know what “informal gatherings occurring outside the home” is a euphemism for, don’t you? Fucking brunch, that’s what.

“Okay,” you are wondering impatiently, having now spent five minutes of your day on this weird book, “so what exactly makes brunch anathema to a happy life and society? And why specifically should I care that it has displaced the dinner party from its once-exalted spot at the center of our civilization?”

You wonder this because you have not yet meditated upon our DINNER PARTY MANIFESTO. In it, we lay out the foundational principles that, when recognized and acted upon by all humankind, will create a joyful social existence, a fully functioning society... and just, like, nicer times, man.

 

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PARTY TIME

ANDY WARHOL , BIANCA JAGGER , HALSTON

NEW YORK

 

A perfect dinner party is the purest expression and embodiment of these principles. Brunch is their fiendishly sinister antithesis, plus a small cup of fruit salad*.

Know these principles. Internalize them. Then we’ll show you how to build upon them and take action, by planning your own dinner party. What’s that you say? You feel weightless? That’s because you just launched yourself over the barricades . . . into a revolution.

   

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  A call to arms against BRUNCH... and a how-to guide for fighting back, from the hosts of the hit podcast and public radio show The Dinner Party Download.
Society is under threat. The culprit? BRUNCH. Not merely a forum for overpriced eggs, brunch is a leisure-time-squandering hellscape, embodying all that is soul-killing and alienating about modern life.
 
How to fight back? By throwing dinner parties--the cornerstone of civilized society!
 
Dinner parties--where friends new and old share food, debate ideas, and boldly build hangovers together. If we revive the fading art of throwing dinner parties the world will be better off, and our country might heal its wounds of endless division... all without having to wait in a 9-hour line to eat toast.
 
To that end, BRUNCH IS HELL takes hesitant hosts through every phase of throwing a great dinner party, from guest list to subpoena. Loaded with wit, celebrity advice, and tongue-in-cheek humor--plus sincere insights about how humans can be more generous to each other--BRUNCH IS HELL is a spirited guide to restoring civility, in the bestselling tradition of Adulting, Amy Sedaris' I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, and the Bible.
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FRANK SINATRA and MIA FARROW
TRUMAN CAPOTE'S
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The BADASS COOKBOOK
KFC
SHAKE SHACK BURGER
PRIZE WINNING CHILI
BLUE RIBBON BBQ SAUCE
   

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018

The Coolest Fucking Music Video Ever

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The BEATLES
 
 
ROOFTOP CONCERT
 
APPLE STUDIOS
 
LONDON
 
January 30th 1969
 
 
 
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"DON'T LET ME DOWN"
 
The BEATLES
 
LAST LIVE PERFORMANCE EVER
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JOHN PAUL and RINGO
 
 
GEORGE HARRISON Out of Frame
 
 
 
 
 
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Seeburg Jukebox
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

A FUCKING STEAK ?




JAKES Wife Cooking STEAK






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"Don't Over Cook it, you Over Cook it, it's No Good."

"It DEFEATS its Own Purpose"




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La TAVOLA

LEARN HOW to COOK

The PERFECT RAGING BUL STEAK

The RECIPE in La TAVOLA




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HOW to COOK The PERFECT STEAK


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Friday, January 19, 2018

Wish I Had a Pinky Ring at Old Roccos Restaurant NYC

 



John Gotti

"The TEFLON DON"

Coming Out of Court

with His Carefully Groomed Hair

BRIONI SUIT

and DIAMOND PINKY RING



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NOEL

and The Godfather's PINKY RING

The Old ROCCO'S RESTAURANT


GREENWICH VILLAGE NEW YORK


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The Late Great JAMES GANDOLFINI

Cigar and PINKY RING



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PAULIE WALNUTS


GOLD CHAIN and PINKY RING




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Ray Liotta

In GOODFELLAS

with PINKY RING

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SUNDAY SAUCE

by Daniel Bellino "Z"


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