Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Dan Grzeca Art

 Thought I'd post about a favorite artist of mine as of late: Dan Grzeca. His work is of the screen printed kind and reminds me of an almost folk style of art, yet adapted to the modern age, with small detailing lines and a gritty texture. He's done work for a variety of bands, from the Black Keys, to the Melvins, and Swans. To be honest with you though, Dan's non-band related prints are my favorite and each one has a story to tell.

 Check out more of Dan Grzeca's art at: http://www.groundup.bigcartel.com/
**featured images are the property of artist Dan Grzeca**


How to Make the Best Cup of Coffee Ever...

Well, not to float my own boat, toot my own horn, or sail my own ship as some might say, but there have been many people who've said I make the best damned cup of coffee this side of the Rockies.  But, I figured, since I can't have you all over for breakfast everyday, why not just share my secrets. **This technique will not work in any other way than using a French Press.

(Tim Dunkin' Horton Donut lovers may not want to read any further, this coffee will be super strong, as to which no amount of cream and sugar substitute will thin it out. This is the kind of stuff that makes hair grow on your teeth.)


`Coffee grinder
`French Press
`Tea kettle

Step One: Boil ze' water!
(I hope you'd figured that one out all by yourself)

Step Two: Grind your bean!
Toss a semi-calculated amount of coffee(whole bean only) into the grinder, filling an inch to 3/4 of an inch.  Grind the coffee for up to a count of 10(seconds),  NO MORE THAN THAT!!! The coffee should be coarse, not finely ground which would cause lots of sediment in the actual cup o' Joe.

Step Three: Fill the press with freshly ground bean!

Step Four: Pour in the water
Keep in mind that the French press I'm using has a capacity for about 2 1/2 cups of water. So for a single serve, I'd pour until about an inch from the upper rung of the metal frame, and that's enough for me to have a cup and a half of coffee! Just enough to get me moving around at the speed of light on a fine day off.

Step Five: Let it steeeeeeeep
For about 1 minute

Step Six: Press it like a button
Press the almighty plunger down and squeeze out the earthy nectar of the coffee bean

Step Seven: Pour and enjoy!

 You know if you've succeeded if your face ends up looking like this...

Monday, January 30, 2012

Morne "untold wait"

record and short review...

With an upcoming look at Morne's newest album "asylum"imminent, I figured that a quick word about their previous work couldn't hurt!

 "Untold Wait" could quite possibly be one of my favorite records that I've jammed to lately, what a ripper of an album, though it doesn't necessarily start out that way. It begins with a long intro, that pulsates along for some time, but at no point did I ever lose interest or feel bored. All the instruments, violins and cellos included, add enough layers to really keep my brain entertained. Finally at probably 8 minutes in, the intro kicks out into the second track with some fast paced guitar work and drumming, bringing to mind equal parts Integrity, Hellshock, and Amebix, though at no point does Morne ever get thrashy.  From here on out the album is very consistent, filled with fast crusty fury, mingled with Neurosis-esque interludes and atmosphere.  Never did the gruff vocals come off as abrasive, and though this album is pretty crusty, I'd say the production value is pretty similar to recent Neurosis releases, clean, yet not too clean. All in all "untold wait" is an extremely solid release. A word of advice: I'd invest in it before the record sells out, especially considering that Morne has recently signed to Profound Lore.
It's available from a handful of distro's for a very good price (usually $12.00 or so).

Band Origin: Boston
Check out Morne's site/merch at: http://morneband.com/
Check out a track here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_vZi3zK0l8&feature=related

The vinyl of "Untold Wait" was released by Feral Ward records, comes in a heavy stock sleeve/jacket on 180gram vinyl.
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