Archive for DBAWIS

Chef Tom and The Adobo of Your Dreams

Posted in Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , on October 20, 2018 by segarini

Chicken Adobo is a favorite dish from the Philippines. Simple ingredients and a ton of flavor.  Traditionally it’s cooked stovetop, boiled in its marinade, until the liquid goes away, the chicken gets a lovely, caramel burnish, and the flavors become a concentrated umami. I especially love biting into the whole peppercorns. No wonder it’s one of the most popular dishes.

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Pat Blythe – London Bluesfest — Savoy Brown, Foghat, Mark Farner…..and Music!

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2018 by segarini

I’m leaving my personal thoughts and musings to the end time……I’m still catching up with the summer and all the wonderful music I heard, the people I met and all those little moments in between.

So….starting with London Bluesfest….my inner teenager was agog, amazed and humbled by the lineup this year. Performers I never had a chance to see and performers that brought back some wonderful memories. I arrived in London on the Friday, just in time to pick up my badge, connect with friend Elaine Sawyer (whose company Wich is Wich was catering the event) and catch Savoy Brown and Foghat.

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GARY PIG GOLD – FRANKIE TEARDROP

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2018 by segarini

Ten so long years ago, a random gathering of some of the best musicians from Canada’s greatest musical berg threw themselves onstage as part of the annual Locke Street Festival. Spearheaded by veteran Hammerhead Tom Wilson, said ad-hoc combo was busy rocking and rolling things all the way up that street as the sun slid down when suddenly, a most familiar figure was spotted nearby.

The lead singer of the one, the only, Teenage Head.

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DARRELL VICKERS – ‘BU HOUSE CHAPTER TWO: EVERYTHING ABOUT IT IS APPEALING

Posted in Fiction, Serialized Book with tags , , , , , , on October 15, 2018 by segarini

 

DARRELL VICKERS – ‘BU HOUSE CHAPTER TWO: EVERYTHING ABOUT IT IS APPEALING

Far from where Yahtzee dice are tossed and Crokinole flick-fingers throb, a proud performer tradition as old as Menandor and Aristophanes was being played out on an Equity-Waiver production of Lerner & Lowe.

The Melvin Swindheim Theatre was ignominiously formed in 1983. At the very best of times… it’s closed. On the weekends however, it theoretically seats ninety-three criminally undiscerning customers. The bigger the cast, the more relatives and friends they can wheedle and cajole into the stands. Thus, My Fair Lady. The stage was crammed with as many non-paid dancers and turn-of-the-century street scamps as the fire marshal would allow.

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Roxanne Tellier –  A Sunday Pot Luck

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2018 by segarini

You ready, Canada?

Legal weed can go on sale at 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 17, 2018. Cue the screaming and yelling from those who have never seen a Reefer Madness poster that didn’t give them a semi-erotic frisson of fear.

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Chef Tom – Spicy Saucy Lamb Stew

Posted in Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , on October 13, 2018 by segarini

Fall is my favorite time of year for cooking. It’s also my favorite time of year for color, and texture, and for getting warm. I love being cold, and then getting warm. The most warming things to eat are soups and stews. Plus I only need a bowl. A pot and a bowl.  Simple. Bowl of something warm and a hunk of bread. Couldn’t get any better.

Here’s a lovely stew with a wonderful Middle Eastern profile. What I love about this recipe is you add a few side bowls filled with yummy condiments and everyone can custom make their own dinner. The crunch of cauliflower “breadcrumbs,” the tang of torn green olives, the creaminess of lemon-mint yogurt, and the pungency and surprising bite of preserved lemon – all add multi-dimensions to a bowl of hearty goodness. Make some this weekend.

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Segarini – Janis (updated with 2 short audio clips)

Posted in Interview, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , on October 12, 2018 by segarini

 

The phone rang for quite a while before I realized it wasn’t part of a dream I was having, but actually ringing in the Real World. Its insistent clatter, sounding more like a fire alarm than a phone, woke me from some quality REM sleep and a dream I do not recall except for the dim memory of naked hippie girls with flowers in their hair and sex on their minds, all dancing before me in a sylvan glen surrounded by a stand of Giant Sequoias in which, besides the lovely bevy of lustful chickies named Moonbeam, Sunflower and Debbie, there stood a Pink’s Hot Dog Stand and Tony Curtis’s limousine. Go figure.

Too tired to be angry and unable to open my eyes just yet, I groped around in the bed’s headboard until I located the source of my sudden departure from Heaven and wrestled the receiver from its cradle, pranging my wife on the head with the damn thing and waking her up as well.

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