Strong Beer Month and Free Song!

Strong Beer Month 16It’s February, and in San Francisco, that means two things. One, the beginning of allergy season, but more importantly, the long-awaited return of Strong Beer Month!

(No, I don’t know of anything else going on around here at the moment, why do you ask?)

Strong Beer Month is a collaboration between Magnolia Gastropub and 21st Amendment Brewery, where they collectively present 12 special strong beers brewed just for the occasion. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to drink all 12 and turn in your punch card to receive a commemorative glass before they run out. I have a small collection of the glasses but these days I just stick to sampling a few of the delicious brews. One of them is Magnolia’s Old Thunderpussy Barleywine, which inspired my song “Thunderpussy”.

Historical reference: Magnolia Thunderpussy was the legendary madam at the brothel where the Magnolia Gastropub on Haight Street resides. Yes, now it makes sense.

Your bonus – for the month of February, I am giving away my song “Thunderpussy (Salty Sweet Mix)” on Bandcamp! You can choose to pay for it if you like, or you can enter your email address and get it for free. It’s long been one of my most popular songs, let alone one of my best remixes. I won’t do anything with your email address except send an occasional newsletter. Good deal, eh? Happy February!

Thunderpussy Lyrics

There’s an old friend in town
We love when she comes… around
We can’t wait to get down
With that velvet brown
pussy

Thunderpussy

She’s so salty sweet
The taste will knock you off your feet
So come in off the street
And try to take the heat of

Thunderpussy
Thunderpussy

(break)

When Thunderpussy comes around
Lick it up and suck it down
You’ll howl and stomp your feet
When you taste her salty sweet she’s

Thunderpussy
Thunderpussy

There’s an old friend in town
We love when she comes… around

© Ragged Birds Music

 

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Mojo’s Pick of the Week – The Wrecking Crew (Movie)

The Wrecking Crew“The best band you’ve never heard of” is probably the most common description of this group of hard-working musicians that were behind most of the biggest hits of the 60s and 70s. They were so good at what they did they earned the nickname “the Wrecking Crew”.

This funny, bittersweet, and frankly mind-blowing documentary was put together by Dean Tedesco, the son of the late guitarist Tommy Tedesco, whose guitar has been heard on everything from the Beach Boys hits to the theme song for Bonanza to the soundtrack for Jaws. Dean made this doc as a tribute to his late father back in 2008, but the movie was only released this year after clearing the rights to the many songs in the film.

The movie is not only a tribute to Tommy, Carol Kaye, and the rest of the crew; it’s an insight into the life of a studio musician, into the workings of a music studio, and into music history itself. It’s a must see for any musician and lover of classic American rock and roll. I would recommend watching this, followed by another great doc, the bittersweet “Muscle Shoals“, and ending with Dave Grohl’s own studio tribute, “Sound City“. Then go watch “Love & Mercy“, the Brian Wilson biopic. There’s your weekend movie viewing right there, you’re welcome!

Imdb description of the Wrecking Crew

Official Trailer:

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Mojo’s Pick of the Week – Brown Sabbath

Brown SabbathBrown Sabbath, the wooly alter ego of the Latin ensemble Brownout, itself an offshoot of Austin, Texas’ Grupo Fantasma, was supposed to be a one night stand but turned into a very popular project that spawned an entire album of Black Sabbath covers.

Brownout bills itself as “hardcore Latin funk” and they do bring the Latin funk to Sabbath classics like Iron Man, The Wizard, and Fairies Wear Boots, seen below in a professional live video done for the Do512 Lounge Session series.

The songs are actually quite faithful to the heavy blues rock spirit of the originals, infused with a little funk and a surprisingly appropriate horn section. Check it!

Find Brownout on the web

http://www.brownoutmusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/brownoutband
https://www.youtube.com/user/brownoutband

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