Friday, March 6, 2009
Knight Time: Season 1, Espisode 2
In keeping with Sir Dayvd's challenge to periodically share what we're listening to, watching, reading and drinking...I enter my second episode of this season's Knight Time!
What I'm listening to is probably what most of the world is listening to these days...U2's newest...No Line on the Horizon. What an AWESOME sonic experience! The boys from Dublin continue to push the envelope while keeping their old friendship, great music and faith and hopeful lyrics intact!
I have literally grown with this band since the early 80's. Their music defines most of my key moments in life. And what a public relations triumph. Every night live on David Letterman and this morning playing a free concert to the lucky students at Fordham University in the Bronx on Good Morning America. If you haven't heard it yet...GET IT!
I've been watching the second season of the Showtime mini-series, The Tudors. The cinematography is amazing, the historical accuracy unparalleled, and the sex scenes make even the most jaded lover spring up!
I'm now on episode three and Anne Boleyn is starting to loose her influence over Henry. Such a shame that such a pretty, yet manipulative girl, had to part with her head so soon. I remember the odd feeling I had when I actually walked over her burial spot under the floor of St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. We'll be making that stop again in July.
Speaking of Sex and the Kings and Queens of England. I dusted off this copy from my bookshelves to read again. Inspired partly by the Tudor series, but mostly by reading the small book on the Kings and Queens through the British history provided to us by Sir Dayvd in anticipation of our American Invasion of the Mother Country.
There is something to be said about the knowledge that it was highly unusual to live more than 4 or 5 decades just a few centuries ago. It made life adventurous and hard, full of passion and desires. Our forebears truly embraced the slogan, "If not now, when?!"
For Lent I have decided to get in touch with my "Interior Monkey Man" and grow some graying facial hair to shave off on Easter Vigil. I told Lady Allwinky that it was like wearing facial ashes all Lent. Of course, not being used to the beard that goes along with my Celtic Mustache, that has never been shaved off, my chin as been a little itchy.
To combat that is a great powder called Monkey Butt! Discovered at Knob Hill Tavern as a joke, it is found on sale here at a farmers outlet called Rural King. Monkey Butt helps the evolving male species stop the need to scratch their arse all the time. I think it should be a staple during the Major League Baseball Season. Of course, they scratch their balls more than their ass!
Finally to wash down all this history, sex and high living, I was able to bring home the latest seasonal brew from Troeggs Brewery out of Harrisburg, PA. I found a store in Dublin, OH that carries all of their products and the Imperial Amber Nugget Nectar with 8% alcohol is a "Jolly Hop Filled Journey through the Divine Tastes of God's Bounty!" Highly recommended! I can only imagine what it would taste like on draft at Sacred Watering Hole Number 1...McGraths!
So there you have it!
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