Asher’s Jukebox Part 143

The Stampede¬†by Biting Elbows from the album “Dope Fiend Massacre” 2011: This is a very cool Rock song that has an incredibly catchy beat and interesting lyrics. The music video that accompanies this piece is equally awesome, and seems to really go with the song. It starts with a marching sound, and then the other instruments start to play. It sounds like a power ballad of some that is equally unique and interesting. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments section below.

Happy Listening ūüėÄ

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Yokai Wednesdays (Every 2nd Wednesday of the Month)

Konbanwa everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to go on another journey into mythology. ¬†I hope you guys are ready for an interesting post. Now, let’s get started!

  • Ugly with a good heart. Ouni are very ugly, but kind¬†creatures of Japanese folklore. They¬†usually resemble old women with angry faces and bodies covered in long black hair. (yokai.com) Despite their fearsome¬†appearance, they can be quite useful when visiting a ¬†home. (yokai.com)¬†When appearing at a house, Ouni will often ask for a meal or to spend the¬†night. (yokai.com) If they are welcomed inside, they will spin an enormous amount of thread for the family, and then will leave without a trace. (yokai.com)

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  • Grave Robber!¬†Moryo are despicable creatures of Japanese¬†mythology. They are depicted as childlike, and¬†have red or black skin, long ears, red eyes, and long,beautiful hair. (yokai.com) They feed on dead animals, and have a nasty tendency to rob graves¬†and disturb funerals. (yokai.com) They do fear tigers, and oak trees though, so people of ancient¬†China would plant these trees near a graveyard. (yokai.com)

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Snakes From Around The World (Tuesdays)

Hello everyone! It’s Tuesday, and I know that you guys are looking forward to some more deep sea fish. However, I’m going to change it up this week, and decided to do a post on snakes. I hope you guys will enjoy it, and be sure to leave me a comment if you want to see this blog post in the future.

  • Mussrana (Clelia clelia) (sci name from the book Snakes of The World) The Mussrana is an¬†incredibly beautiful snake that can be found in the Yucatan¬†Peninsula. (Snakes of The World) They are very colorful, and are¬†immune to Rattlesnake venom. (Snakes of¬†The World) They’re also known to feed on venomous snakes, and can¬†grow up to 8ft in length. (Snakes of¬†The World)

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  • Watch Out! Taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus)¬†The Taipan is a¬†extremely dangerous snake that can be found in New Guinea and Australia. (Snakes of The World) They¬†can group up to more than 10ft in length, and they have venom that can kill a¬†horse in five minutes. (Snakes of The World) Despite its fearsome capabilities, it will only attack if provoked. (Snakes of¬†The World)¬†

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More Of My Favorite Art Pieces (Mondays)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for me to share some more of my favorite art pieces with you wonderful people! I hope you guys are ready for some interesting works. Now, grab a paintbrush, and let’s get started!

  • Sienna¬†by Jean-Michel Basquiat Acrylic and oil on canvas 1984: Here we have another amazing art piece by the “Abstract Guru”, Basquiat. This is a very strange,but oddly wonderful work of art. There are 3 main figures in the piece, and they’re each very unique in their own special ways.¬†The first figure is one of Basquiat’s signature “heads”, however, this one is quite different. It has only one eye, and has a full set of disgusting yellow teeth. The second figure is a very strange black and white buddhist deity of some kind with a shocked expression on its face. The last figure is the most organic out of the three, and resembles a gray elephant. I’d love to hear what you guys think of this piece, so be sure to leave a comment in the comments section below.

sienna

  • Young Man Intrigued by the Flight of a Non-Euclidean Fly 1942 Oil and varnish on canvas:¬†This is an incredibly awesome painting by the wonderful German painter, Max Ernst. It depicts a crazy spiral with an equally creepy face in the center. The background of the piece is sky blue, and the inside of the spiral is multicolored. The piece is both beautiful and disturbing, which is just what I like to see in an abstract piece. It¬†reminds me a bit of a Jackson Pollock piece due to the various paint splotches.¬†I’d love to hear what you guys think of this piece, so be sure to leave a comment in the comments section below.

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Asher’s Jukebox Part 142

Africa¬†by Toto from the album “The Essential Toto” 1978

This piece is truly magical, and dear god, I love it! It starts with tribal drum beat, and then the vocals start up. The words are almost poetic in nature, and will put you into a trance. It’s one of the best Soft Rock pieces I’ve ever heard, and I really hope that you guys will enjoy it too. Tell me what you think of the piece in the comments section below.

Happy Listening ūüėÄ

Another Delicious Dessert From Around The World (Fridays)

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take another look at a delicious dessert from around the world. I hope you guys are hungry, because things are about to get sweet!

  • Ma’amoul is a very interesting dessert that comes from Arabic cultures. (en.wikipedia.org) ¬†It’s a small¬†pastry that’s made out of¬†shortbread and filled with almonds or figs. (en.wikipedia.org) They’re¬†usually eaten around Ramadan, and on Eid al-adha. (en.wikipedia.org)

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Asher’s Brewery (Thursdays)

Hello fellow mixologists! It’s Thursday, and my brewery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some very unique drinks. Now, grab a shot glass, and let’s get mixing!

  • Bones!¬†Lillet Blan ¬†(Grim Grimoire Cocktail) (drink created by Mer)

Ingredients

  • 1 ¬†1/2oz Gin
  • 3/4 oz Lillet Blanc
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz Creme de Violette

Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice, pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

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  • Bow Before Bison! Bloody Bison (Street Fighter cocktail) (drink created by James Dance)

Ingredients

  • Tomato juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcester sauce
  • 1 pinch Pepper
  • 1 pinch Chili Flakes
  • 50 ml Zubrowka

Directions: A classic Bloody Mary given the Bison treatment with a double measure of Zubrowka served in a sloped glass reflecting one of his most iconic/or annoying moves.

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