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Fin De Semana 4-17-15

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Texas Monthly wonders why El Paso doesn’t have good barbecue (it really doesn’t have great barbecue anymore) which is like wondering why Chinese food in America is different from what you’d get in Beijing. It’s not a native cuisine, the climate is much drier, the elevation is higher, and we lack the forests of mesquite needed to support barbecue culture. Of all the small, local cultures Texas is home to El Paso’s is the least understood.

New Mexico taxpayers bought at $200,000 sculpture to put in front of their 212 million dollar Spaceport no one is likely to use.

Despite what Alex Jones screams at you, ISIS is not on the border. Stop believing unnamed sources without independent verification.

What I’m Listening To This Week

Escondido I was pleased when this popped up on my iPod this morning. I was even more pleased to find out we’ll be getting another album of that woozy desert sound. Something about the hazy Mazzy Star vocals with Ennio Morricone horns and the Fleetwood Mac gallop make for great music to drive around the desert to.

What I’m Drinking

I’m not drinking Lone Star out of a tallboy can because I can’t seem to find those anywhere.

Fin De Semana! 5-2-14

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After all the scandal, demolition and construction, El Paso’s new Triple A baseball team is finally playing a home game. I plan on watching a couple of games, and hey, it’s closer than Albuquerque. I even kinda like the name. The El Paso Chihuahuas. The stadium might be a boondoggle, but I kinda hope this is a success.

Speaking of boondoggles, what if you build it (a spaceport) will they (space tourists) come? This article lays out the facts and holds on to the sliver of hope, that maybe, just maybe, one of the worlds richest men didn’t just screw one of the nation’s poorest states.

Texas likes whiskey. Texas makes whiskey. But what makes a whiskey a Texas whiskey? (I’ve been to the Ranger Creek facilities and even drank their Rimfire at my wedding. I’ll get around to reviewing it sooner or later…)

Speaking of smokey Texas delicacies, why do so few women run a barbecue pit in the Lone Star State?

What I’m Listening to This Week

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The Bigsbys- Goodwill Suitcase. The Bigsbys combine good ol’ crunchy 90’s alt-rock with a rootsy sensibility that puts me in mind of the first Kings of Leon album. But less hipstery. If you like rock and roll and America you will like this record. If you hate rock and roll and America, you might be reading the wrong blog. Either way, I’ve really been digging what the Bigsbys are putting down.

What I’m Drinking

It was 50 degrees out and gloomy when I left the house this morning. Cool weather still won’t leave us alone. With that in mind, I’ve been working on a bottle of Lismore single malt. The guy at Specs said “this isn’t the best bottle of scotch you’ll ever drink, but it is the best bottle of scotch you can buy for 20 bucks.” He was right. It’s a Speyside whisky (if you’re a Scotch aficionado who notes such things) with big heather, honey, and smoke flavors with a pleasant finish. I put back a bottle of Basil Hayden’s to pick up this bottle and I don’t regret it. Thank you Specs guy, you were right. That was a very enjoyable way to spend 20 bucks.

Here’s One For the Road

The Tejas Brothers sound to me like a Saturday night oughta.