Eric’s 20th studio album, CLAPTON, is one of my favorites. Not because it has huge hits, or was widely popular, but because Eric picked songs that he loved from his childhood. There are many great songs on the album: Rocking Chair, written in 1929, How Deep is the Ocean, written by Irving Berlin in 1932, Autumn Leaves, written in 1945, Hard Time Blues, written by Lane Hardin in 1935. All wonderful songs that should be remembered. There is a new song on the album as well, Diamonds made from Rain, written by Doyle Bramhall II, who is also one of my favorites. The video above is Eric playing Rocking Chair in 2010 at the Royal Albert Hall, my favorite musical place on earth. The guitar he is playing is a 1948 Gibson L-5P which he sold at auction for over $82,ooo to raise money for Crossroads Antigua, the drug and alcohol rehab center that he founded.
How to make a GREAT burger….. Grass fed beef (local), Black Krim Heirloom Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions, Arugula mixed with other greens, fresh bread and a nice warm over easy egg! For a great burger in the area, take a ride into Portsmouth and visit the BRGR Bar, or Lexi’s Joint. Both have fabulous burgers. If you want a burger with a fried egg on top, try the Brazen Burger at the BRGR Bar! If you get the right meat, you don’t need to add much. I like to add salt, pepper, chopped up onion and garlic. On occasion, I like to add a little BBQ sauce while I’m mixing all of it up…
Well, the Holidays are upon us… It’s that time of year again. Christmas Parties, entertaining, eating…. Here are two ideas for Holiday Appetizers that are inexpensive, easy to make and you will definitely get compliments on them.
Run to your local Michael’s Crafts store, buy individual appetizer dishes (they come in many shapes and sizes) and get started! For the Shrimp Cocktail, buy more cocktail sauce than you will think you need. Buy the shrimp and lemons, put them together and BAM! No one is double dipping! Top them with a little chopped parsley and you are good to go. For the Vegetable dish, choose a different cup, put Ken’s Blue Cheese on the bottom and put in the normal items- carrots, green beans, red and yellow peppers!
What a day we had! We started out having a Holiday Brunch at The Oaks Golf Links in Somersworth, NH. I have to say, the brunch was fantastic! I thought the omelette station was awesome, but ALL of the food was delicious.
Sixty seven members showed up at the breakfast this morning, and everyone brought at least one toy with them to donate. We donated over 100 toys to Toys for Tots! After we ate, we took some time to admire the cars in the parking lot. After that, many of us drove togetheras a group to Newington, NH so we could drop off the toys at the Crossings at Fox Run. What a site we were, close to 15 Corvettes in a row, headed down the highway. Toys for Tots was officially approved as an activity of the U.S. Marine Corps in 1995. Their objective is to help less fortunate children experience the joy of Christmas and to deliver a message of Hope to them and to their families.
Here are some photos from today….
This is what 627 Cubic Inches of Supercharged Callaway Corvette looks like!
I learned of this version of “I Won’t Back Down” by Johnny Cash this weekend while watching the documentary on Tom Petty called “Runnin Down a Dream”. This is a must see documentary for any Tom Petty fan. It’s over 3 hours, but worth every moment.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers served as Cash’s band for his 1996 Unchained album, but this take on Petty’s Full Moon Fever track appeared not on that LP, but 2000’s American III: Solitary Man. Still, Petty appears here to harmonize with Cash, who after battling illness, imbues the song with added defiance.