Asher’s Brewery (Thursdays)

Disclaimer: This post involves the discussion and creation of alcoholic beverages, therefore, it’s intended for mature audiences.

Hello fellow mixologists! It’s Thursday, and you know what that means! Yep, my brewery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some truly interesting drinks. Now, grab a shot glass and let’s get mixing!

  • Burning Up! Brimstar (Metroid cocktail) (by Brendan McLeod found on thedrunkenmoogle.com)

Ingredients

  • 1 pt cachaca
  • 1 pt absinthe
  • 1 pt simple syrup
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 sprig of mint

Directions: Muddle the lime, simple syrup, and mint together in a shaker. Add ice and alcohol and shake well. Pour the mixture into a lowball glass.

brimstar

  • Don’t write your name in it! Gods of Death Love Apples (Death Note Cocktail) (drink by Eddie Strickland and found on thedrunkenmoogle.com)

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. brandy
  • 1 oz. dark rum
  • 1 dash  angostura bitters
  • 4 oz. apple juice
  • 1 apple

Directions: Mix the brandy, rum, and bitters in a separate glass. Crush a little bit of apple in a rocks glass to add a bit of flavor. Add the alcohol, apple juice, and ice. Serve with an apple garnish.

apple 

More Awesome Beasts of Japanese Mythology (Wednesdays)

Konichiwa everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more mythical beasts. I hope you guys are ready to take another journey to the “Land of The Rising Sun”. I would also love to hear what you guys think about this post, so be sure to leave a comment in the comments section below. Now, let’s get started!

  • 8 Legged Terror!  Koromodako are very dangerous creatures of Japanese folklore. They are found in oceans that border Fukui and Kyoto. (yokai.com) Koromodako look similar to small octopi, however this is only a disguise! (yokai.com) When provoked, Koromodako can grow up to many times its original size, and end up looking like a giant cloth. (yokai.com) They consume anything that crosses them, dragging the prey to the depths below. (yokai.com)

koromodako

  • Haunted Beam! Sakabashira are angry sprits of leaves that live inside houses with upside-down pillars. (yokai.com) At nighttime, they awaken, and bring their curse upon the unfortunate family who lives there. (yokai.com) They wreck havoc in the home, and the family often looses their fortunes and possessions due to the curse. (yokai.com)

saka

Asher’s Jukebox Part 112

Hymn by Moby from the album “Everything Is Wrong” 1995  Are you guys ready for an incredibly sooting piece of musical genius? I sure hope so! This was one of the first Moby tracks I ever listened to, and let me tell you, its absolutely epic. The entire piece is one giant instrumental that will blow you away! It starts with an incredibly soothing piano medley that’s guaranteed to calm you down. Then the ethereal synthesizer starts playing, and will transport you into a different world. Tell me what you think about the piece in the comments section below.

Happy Listening 😀

 

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Asher’s Jukebox Part 111

Born In the U.S.A.  by Bruce Springsteen from the album “Born In the U.S.A. 1984: Time for another blast to the past! I grew up listening to Bruce Springsteen, and when I first heard this gem, I was surprised by the sheer awesomeness of it. Let me tell you, it still holds up today, and I love every second of it. The song starts with one of the most headbanging beats of all time. Next, Bruce’s vocals start u,p and the whole song takes you on a Rock & Roll joyride! I highly recommend this piece to anybody who likes Classic Rock. I ‘d love to hear your thoughts, so be sure to tell me what you think in the comments section below.

Happy Listening 😀 AND ROCK ON!!!

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More Art Works I Love (Mondays)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take another look at some of my favorite art pieces. I hope you guys are ready for some truly awesome pieces. So grab a paintbrush, and let’s begin!

  • On the Threshold of Freedom by Rene Magritte 1930 Oil on canvas (info about materials from en.wikipedia.org) I hope you guys are ready for a n absolutely fantastic work of art! This piece is incredibly interesting, and I love it to death! The image depicts a black cannon that’s surrounded by 8 squares. Each of these squares has an image on them. The images include, a nude female figure, a forest, wood panels, a cloudy sky, weird spherical objects, a row of windows, a fire, and a grate with random shapes. It’s truly a sight to behold, and I recommend this painting to everyone who likes strange and wonderful art pieces.

ottof

  • Horn Players by Jean-Michel Basquiat 1983 Acrylic and oil paintstick on canvas mounted on wood supports, three panels: Here we have one of Basquiat’s most famous works. It’s both extremely cool, and very surreal. The piece is divided in 3 separate columns with very unique images on each one.The leftmost column depicts a horn player, along with some random words like soap, and ear. The middle column depicts another famous “head” with repeated words in the background. The rightmost column depicts another horn play with the repeated words alchemy, and ornithology in the background. I’d love to hear what you guys think about these pieces, so be sure to tell me your thoughts in the comments section below.

hp

Another Dessert From Around The World (Fridays)

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to go on another food journey, and explore the world of amazing desserts. I hope you guys are hungry, because things are about to get “sweet”!

  • Yellow Fruit! Maruya is a very interesting dessert that comes from the Philippines. (en.wikipedia.org) It’s made from saba bananas that are deep fried, and then topped with sugar. (en.wikipedia.org) It almost sounds like an apple fritter, although the fruit is substituted. Maruya can also be served with sliced Jackfruit and ice cream. (en.wikipedia.org)

maruya

Asher’s Jukebox Part 110

I Ran (So Far Away) by A Flock Of Seagulls from the album “A Flock Of Seagulls” 1982 (info about album from en.wikipedia.org) It’s time for an old classic! This piece of music is one of the most unique and catchy songs I’ve ever heard. Although it’s 33 years old, it still sounds awesome even to this day! It starts with an incredibly awesome synthesizer that fills the room with a strange and almost creepy atmosphere. Next, the guitars and drums start to play, and the lyrics start up. What follows next is a fantastic piece with powerful words and a “jaw dropping” guitar solo. I highly recommend this song to everyone, so be sure to tell me what you think about it in the comments section below.

Happy Listening 😀

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More Mythical Beasts Of Japanese Mythology (Wednesdays)

Konbanwa everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to go on another journey to “The Land of The Rising Sun”. I hope you guys are ready to take a look at some more mythical beasts of Japan. Now, let the adventure begin!

  • Arachnophobes Beware! The Tsuchigumo are incredibly dangerous and creepy creatures of Japanese folklore. They are usually found in mountains and forests worldwide and live in silk tubes. (yokai.com) Tsuchigumo are essentially giant spiders that have magical powers. (yokai.com) These creatures have a tremendous appetite, and will eat anything or anyone that has the misfortune of stepping into their nests. (yokai.com) They cast illusions to bring their prey into false sense of security so the they’ll let their guard down, and then, they strike! (yokai.com)

tsuchi

  • It Burns!  Katawaguruma  are very disturbing and dangerous creatures of Japanese mythology. They are servants of Hell, and are depicted as nude women riding a flaming ox wheel. (yokai.com) They have pained expressions on their faces, and are said to be subjected to eternal suffering. (yokai.com) If you look directly at a Katawaguruma, you, as well as your town is subjected to a horrible curse. (yokai.com) These malicious creatures travel from town to town, looking for impure souls to drag to Hell. (yokai.com)

katawafug

Another Strange Instrument (Tuesdays)

Hello fellow music lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take another look at an interesting instrument. I hope you guys are ready for this post, because it’s going to be a good one! Now, let’s get started!

  • Stringed Epicness! The Trimeister is a very peculiar instrument that was invented by Steve Hoke. (oddmusic.com) It’s a creative fusion of 3 different instruments, the guitar, fiddle, and mandolin. (oddmusic.com) According to Hoke, the type of music that a Trimeister plays is called “Earth Fusion”. (oddmusic.com) The instrument is beautifully crafted out of maplewood, rose wood, and poplar. (oddmusic.com)

trimeistert 

Asher’s Jukebox Part 109

The Name Of The Wave by William Orbit from the album “Strange Cargo Hinterland” 1995 (info about album from en.wikipedia.org) Are you guys ready for a very soothing and awesome song? I sure hope so! This piece is very near and dear to my heart. My father used to play this album to me when I was a kid, and I loved and still love it! This piece starts out with a hypnotic guitar, and then transforms into an incredibly beautiful and ambient Electronic instrumental. If you like to calm down after a stressful day, this will definitely put you in a good mood. I highly recommend this song to absolutely everyone. Be sure to tell me what you think about it in the comments section below.

Happy Listening 😀

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