Monday, February 22, 2010

The Monday List

Happy Birthday, "D"! This one's for you --

Blue Hawai'i Coffee
1/4 lb. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee beans
1/4 lb. Kona coffee beans*
1/2 lb. Sumatra coffee beans

Grind and mix together and store in an airtight container. It can be kept in the freezer for up to two months.

*Kona coffee is one of the most sought-after in the world. It's grown on the West Coast of the Big Island. The beans benefit from a unique cloud cover that moves in around 2 p.m. every day and shades them from the intense heat. It has a medium body, fair acidity and wine-like tones.

Talk About Understatement!
Drudge Report headline today: "Daughter Calls Dad a Hero; Plane Attack 'Inappropriate'"

High School All Over Again
"Under Their Thumb; How a Nice Boy from Brooklyn Got Mixed Up with the Rolling Stones" by Bill German. Villard Books 352 pages 425

German fell in love with the Stones' sound when he was 10. Age 16, he put out the first issue of "Beggars Banquet," his newsletter for fans. At age 33 (33!) he finally got a real job - he wrote a book - this one - about his experiences with them. This after 17 years spent following them around on his own ticket "reporting" on their activities. Talk about meshugannah!

He was friendly enough with Keith and Ron but exchanged maybe five words with Charlie Watt or Mick Jagger. All of their petty bickering, major fights -- and sides -- are covered. Save yourself $25 unless you are overcome with longing for high school. (Yawn.)

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