Friday, August 29, 2008

Jaya Carl for President

After hearing what the Republicans did this morning it pushed me over the edge, I am going to do it.
Be Good, Do Good. Jaya Carl for President in 2008

Channel 3 News story about my candid disease (click).

Please take a moment to consider a better world, then make it so.

At your feet, jaya

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

No Mistakes in Tango

Here is a clip from Scent of a Woman.

"No mistakes in the Tango (Donna), not like life. Simple, that's what makes the Tango so great. You make a mistake, get all tangled up, just Tango on."

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Mary and the Solder

The second Legacy video, enjoy.

More information at the website.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Joby GorillaPod

Sharon bought a Joby GorellaPod camera tripod this week to facilitate taking videos at the house concerts.

She used it to film a couple of tunes tonight, worked great.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Kill Set

The first of two Legacy videos is now on YouTube.

More information at the website.

We'll to the Woods no more

The second Notorious video is now available on YouTube.

More information on the website.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Namesake Music

Sharon brought home a nice space music CD from yoga. I like it, rich trancy textures. Turns out the composer/musician is Jaya. The CD is Wheel of God.

Poking around on the net to find out some information on this Jaya I discovered a band from Amsterdam, Jaya The Cat. Check out this "jaya-like" video.

Mistake: "When I say I love you well I must've been drunk...When I exercise my devils you're the first one gone." The first music I heard of their was on their website, was rockin Reggae.

Michelangelo's David goes home

After a two year visit to the United States, Michelangelo's David has returned to Italy .

Click on the image to see for yourself how the decadent west has corrupted young David.

The tour's sponsors thank you for supporting the arts.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Serving Rock-Hard Ice Cream

Here is a Kitchen Tip from ATK.

Taken fresh from the freezer, pint-sized containers of premium ice cream are often too hard to scoop. We solved this problem by slicing the ice cream right in the carton. Place the container on its side and cut off slices right through the cardboard with a serrated or an electric knife. Just peel the cardboard off the sides of the ice cream disk and serve. The lid will sit flush up against the ice cream left in the container for easy storage.

Serve with Hot Fudge Sauce.

Hot Fudge Sauce

My favorite hot fudge sauce is the receipe my mother has. I won't blog that at this time but will share this American's Test Kitchen version (yet to be tested). Maybe I'll do it for Session at the end of the month.

ATK found that combining cocoa powder, Dutch-processed for the richest color, and semisweet chocolate produced the fudgiest flavor. Makes about 2 cups
10 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/3 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder, sifted
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup water
Pinch table salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Microwave chocolate, whisking often, until melted and smooth, 1 to 3 minutes. Whisk in cocoa until dissolved.
2. Meanwhile, simmer corn syrup, sugar, cream, water, and salt in medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thickened, about 4 minutes.
3. Off heat, whisk in butter and vanilla. Cool mixture slightly, about 2 minutes, before whisking in melted chocolate until smooth. Serve warm.

The sauce can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 10 days. Reheat in a small saucepan over low heat or microwave, stirring often, until warm and smooth, 1 to 3 minutes.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Notorious Video

I've been spending a lot of time creating music videos from the materials collected at the last two house concerts. This is the first one published on YouTube. Two more Notorious videos then a couple of Legacy will follow.

New diet is working!

Yesterday I renounced Ben & Jerry's ice cream. It just isn't rich enough. Beside, I find it a bit to sweet for my tastes. (I don't eat sweets you know.)

It's Häagen Das or nothing at all from now on.

My coach has recommended that I work on portion control. So the new diet will consist of controlling my portions at dinner. I'm going to take all that I want "the first time" and never go back for a second or third portion.

So far it is working wonderfully. I feel good, lighter and self confident again.

I intend to develop self discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and others.