Asher’s Jukebox Part 154

She’s Not There by The Zombies from the album “Begin Here” 1964 (info about album from en.wikipedia.org)

It’s time for a blast from the past! This is a very old song, however, it has aged quite well. It starts with a very jazzy beat, and then the vocals start up. They are very harmonious is nature, and they put you into a trance like state. The beat combined with the vocals create a piece that is both sad and passionate. I highly recommend this piece to anybody that likes a feel-good 60’s piece.

 

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Another Tasty Dessert From Around The World (Fridays, although I’m doing it on Saturday this week)

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

Pamonha is a very interesting dessert that comes from Brazil. (en.wikipedia.org) It reminds me of a Thai dessert that has Taro and rice. This dessert is essentially a corn husk wrapped dumpling that’s filled with coconut milk, sausage, meat, or pepper. It sounds absolutely delicious!

pamonha

Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Hello fellow mixologists! It’s Thursday, and my Pub is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some more interesting drinks! Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • Composing Genius! Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop cocktail) (drink created by Eddie Strickland)

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Rye Whiskey
  • 1 oz Sake
  • .5 oz Cointreau
  • 1 dash of Peychaud’s bitters

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker, add ice, shake, and strain.

ykoko

  • Nina Colada Nina Williams (Tekken cocktail) (drink created by James Dance)

Ingredients

  • 50 ml rum
  • 10 ml Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • Cream of coconut
  • 1 dash pineapple juice

Directions: This blonde bombshell is made with rum, cream of coconut, collides with a dash of Bailey’s and a dash of pineapple juice to bring in her Irish background to create a tasty delight that still holds its own against anything else.

nina

Yokai 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. Now, let’s go on a journey to “The Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Shoki is a fearsome creature of Japanese mythology, however he was first mentioned in ancient China.He’s depicted as large and ugly man with piercing eyes, and a great beard. (yokai.com) Shoki is considered to be a legendary hero that has incredible power and the ability to control demons. (yokai.com) His mere appearance is said to scare oni away, and he’s thought to control 80,000 demons. (yokai.com)

shoki

  • Nodeppo are very dangerous creatures of Japanese mythology. They resemble small animals known as Mami. (yokai.com) It’s said that when these creatures become old, they transform into this yokai. Nodeppo have the disturbing talent of swooping down from trees, latching down on people’s faces, and sucking their blood. (en.wikipedia.org) They can also shoot streams of bats out of their mouths like a gun. (yokai.com)

nodeppo

More Tasty Food From Around The World (Tuesdays)

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more interesting foods. Now, grab a fork, and let’s begin.

  • Noodle lovers feast your eyes upon this! Mi krop is an incredibly delicious dish that comes from Thailand. It’s a sweet noodle dish that’s usually eaten as an appetizer. It has an amazingly unique taste, and you’re guaranteed to come back for more!

mi krop

  • Fluffy Pastry of Tastiness! Borek is a very interesting dish that comes from Turkey. (en.wikipedia.org) It’s a pastry made out of phyllo dough and filled with spinach, or ground meat. The pastry is then baked and glossed with olive oil or butter. Sounds Amazing!

borek

Asher’s Art Gallery (Mondays)

Hello fellow art lovers, and welcome to my art gallery! In this exhibit we have some of the most interesting pieces from all around the world. Now, step into the amazing world of art!

  • To the 100,000 Doves by Max Ernst Oil on Canvas 1925: Here we have a very unique piece by the European surrealist, Max Ernst. This work is quite intense in quality, and reminds me of one of Picasso’s collage pieces. The main focus of the piece is of course, the doves. However, these so called birds are quite bizarre in the way that they’re depicted. They seem to be overlapping one another, creating a strange monster-like entity. The use of simple reds, browns, and blues really blend this piece together. I’d like to hear what you guys think of this piece, so be sure to leave a comment in the comment’s section below.

the 100,000 

  • Tuxedo by Jean-Michel Basquiat Silkscreen on canvas 1982: This is a very interesting work by the late, great Basquiat. Unlike his other vibrantly colored works, this piece only incorporates the neutral colors of black and white. It’s a very big piece, and it’s easy to tell that a lot of hard work went into creating it. The entire piece is made over a black background, which gives the work a mysterious aura. Starting from the top, we see a white crown, which seems to be a staple image in many of Basquiat’s works. Below the crown, there appears to be crossed out words and white markings. As we descend down the piece, the words begin to become more visible, and a strange diagram with various arrows starts to form. There also appears to be six other crowns that are carefully hidden within this work. It truly is one bizarre and beautiful work of art. I’d love to hear what you guys think of this piece, so be sure to leave a comment in the comment’s section below.

tuxedo

 

Asher’s Jukebox Part 153

Barracuda by Heart from the album “Little Queen” 1977 (info about album from en.wikipedia.org)

Wow! This song is already 39 years old! Nevertheless, it still is remarkable even to this day. It has one of the most recognizable guitar riffs in music history, and boy, does it Rock! The song starts with this memorable riff, and then Ann Wilson’s vocals start up. They’re filled with aggression, and are quite beautiful at the same time. I highly recommend this piece to anybody that likes Hard Rock.

Tell me what you think of this piece in the comment’s section below. Happy Listening! AND ROCK ON!!!

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