Brooklyn Brewery Wild Streak

There is a limited edition offering from Brooklyn Brewery that looks to go and define the American sour style. The beer comes ornately designed and can be purchased for around 25 to 30 dollars depending on where you are at. When one does open the Wild Streak bottle there are sour fruits and vinegar notes that issue forth from the bottle. The beer pours with a light orange / dark yellow coloration with a small amount of head. The initial sip of this Wild Streak starts yielding hands of dark fruits, wine, with the trappings of a Belgian or German style. Continue reading

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Blu-Ray Disc

Ken Burns, the noted American documentarist has spent a considerable amount of time delving into the nuanced relationships that existed between the different parts of the Roosevelt family. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History is largely to do with FDR, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Teddy Roosevelt. There is so much information that is presented during this 840 minute documentary that individuals should dedicate the better portion of a day if they wish to watch the entirety of the film. While people are familiar with the Bushes and the Clintons in terms of modern political dynasties, the Roosevelts largely shaped American politics through the 20th century. Continue reading

The Call (featuring Robert Levon Been of B.R.M.C.) – A Tribute to Michael Been (CD)

It’s always a tough act trying to replace a deceased front man. For every band like Big Country, who successfully (at least for a while) moved Alarm singer and longtime band friend Mike Peters to the front of the mic, there’s an INXS or Doors who have fumbled through various weak versions and ended up looking like sell outs. When the ‘80s band The Call lost its singer to a heart attack in 2010, it was pretty safe to assume that would be the end. Continue reading

Alice Sungurov Broke My Heart Single Review

Broke My Heart is a pop effort that possible considerable instrumental ability; Alice Sungurov creates vocals during this single that tie together Jewel, Kelly Clarkson, and Avril Lavigne. The spontaneous approach taken by the instrumentation on Broke My Heart imbues the effort with considerable replay value, something that is further bolstered through a larger than life arrangement. The track may be a hair over four minutes but all of the twists and turns that are here make the cut resound long after the last strains of the track cease. A guitar / bass dynamic pushes the latter half of Broke My Heart into an entiretly new plateau, with the resulting effort unwilling to let listeners breathe. Continue reading