Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday fun, music, beer, and pictures

Another week has come and gone, that means the end of the work week for me and even less thinking about my blog, which as my 7 readers can tell has been rather sparse as of late. Blame it on the incredible riding weather, or perhaps the sweltering heat that has cooked my brain, but for today at least I've got something for you.

As always I've got some music from for everyone to listen to on this fine Friday. I'm really digging except that as many of you know, I'm easily amused, and unfortunately also easily distracted. Consequently just listening to one song turns a 30 min blog post in to an all night epic as I see new songs pop up that I'd like to listen to or hadn't heard in awhile and then my eyes continue to be averted to new songs popping up.

This week I've got the Voodoo Glow Skulls for you hailing from Riverside, CA. The Voodoo Glow Skulls can be described, I guess, as a rock/ska band. I know what you're thinking, ska reminds you of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and while they were "ok", not something you are thrilled to be recommended to listen to. Well, the Voodoo Glow Skulls are much better than that. Give these guys a shot though and let me know what you think.

I think this weekend I'm going to hit some of my favorite Franziskaner hefe-weisse. Their website describes their hefe-weisse as full-bodied and aromatic. Since I'm less eloquent I just find it smooth and tasty. The Fit Chick may be able to chime in with the ingredients this beer consists of as she surely has had this tasty beer, however the lemming sadly can not, my palette is not that refined. I can just tell when beer tastes good, I can't tell that it was fermented in 7 year old cherry wood containers with hops and blackberries picked by Germany's finest virgins on a cool, yet overcast fall day. As an interesting tidbit, their brewery dates back to 1363, which when you think about what has gone on in the world between 1363 and now, that's mind boggling. Debate it over a few of the Franziskaner hefe-weisse and it will be even more insightful.

And now on to my favorite section, pictures I've pilfered while reading my blogreader throughout the week.

Courtesy of Soulcraft Bikes

Courtesy of Rantwick

Courtesy of Paddy's Peloton

Courtesy of MellowVelo

Courtesy of MellowVelo (congrats!)

Courtesy of bicykel

That will do it for this week. Give your bike some love this weekend and remember to never drink and ride unless you can find a cool stash of Bud under a log or need to pop a double with a bonfire in the middle.


Anonymous said...

Thanks! Always love the picture roundup + beer review. If you like darker beers, try the Brazilian Xingu. Hard to find, but always worth it.

Rantwick said...

Pilfer away, Lemming! Have good weekend. This post is up too early. It only lunchtime here, and now I've got wicked beer-thirst on.

Anonymous said...

Voodoo Glow Skulls rule! Do they still exist? I heard some of their stuff ("Thrift Shop Junkie" - Ha!) years ago, and had just assumed that they were gone. Can I hope not so? Val

BikeLemming said...

Val, their website shows they are still on tour, so that's gotta be a good sign?

Katherine, thanks for the recommendation on the Brazilian Xingu, I'll have to try it.

Rantwick, sorry to get all thirsty and ready to go, it's cruel and unusual punishment.

Paddy's Peleton said...

Good Job Mate, I always have my camera armed and ready and so pleased you take the time to read the blog

BikeLemming said...

There's great stuff out there in the blogs of my readers, much better stuff than what I have. Getting harder to read everyone's as I get more readers and summer is here, but I'm doing it!

Anonymous said...

Rantwick, I feel your pain. I'm catching up on my blog reading & saw the Franziskaner. My mouth immediately watered--its 10:00 am for pete's sake.

gwadzilla said...

nice shots...

is the bride or the groom the cyclist?

BikeLemming said...

We'll have to ask Katherine, but maybe she married her bike?

fun music said...

Music is said to be the soul of life. Without music life is so boring and unentertaining. An entertaining and funny music can give you lovely and amusing days of life. Music is one of the part of our life and we should never keep it away from ourselves.