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random ripples (thoughts on: Deep Forbidden Lake)

the Random Quote widget on this server just came up with this:

““And it ripples through the crowds
Who run and cast their doubts
In the deep forbidden lake. ””
by — Neil Young

Neil, as usual, touches the unknown things.

here also:
“just like ripples on the water”, David Bohm.

the idea is, that there is more below the surface which just shows you the ripples on the river. You might love at this triviality, but think about it. It’s a completely different physical picture, from what is scratched today: the surface. There is a river below which carries the unconscious beings, the hidden archetypes, and the today so often “forbidden” beings of your own. If you’re honest, you feel that life is bigger than all that behavioural shit and what these tomograph-pictures show about you.

Discover your forbidden lake
and then discover your deep lake.

Cortez the Killer… the Cocktail

“… OK, that’s enough of the in-depth scientific approach to cocktails. Let’s get down to a serious drink. How does Cortez the Killer sound to you?

“The drink is named after the Neil Young song of the same name, mainly because of its fluid, meandering guitar solo,” says Brent Butler, bartender at Blackbird on Market Street, and creator of this cocktail.

He’s been making batches of the drink and aging them for four weeks in a Hudson rye barrel. The recipe includes Bonal, a French aperitif wine infused with gentian, cinchona and various other herbs found in the Chartreuse Mountains in eastern France. There’s no real substitute for Bonal, I’m afraid, but it can be found at good wine stores. And it can be found at Blackbird, too, in Brent’s barrel-aged Cortez the Killer cocktails.

Cortez the Killer

Serves 1

Adapted from a recipe by Brent Butler of Blackbird in San Francisco.

2 ounces Lunazul blanco tequila
3/4 ounce Bonal aperitif wine
1/4 ounce creme de cacao
1 small orange twist, as garnish

Instructions: Place all ingredients except the garnish in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir for 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe. Add the garnish.

Gary Regan is the author of “The Joy of Mixology” and other books. E-mail comments to him and full article at:

Gary Regan from his fine Sunday column in the SF Chronicle (5/8/11) [the anniversary of Neil’s Trocadero show in SF]

> Just in time for lunch. Have at it.
always thanks to the Gunner.

Is Neil looking for a new hat?

Rocker Neil Young and actor Dan Aykroyd checking out the lids at a Hat Shop on Newbury Street . . .
Bowlers are for fresh English Princesses!

here is an old hat:

Moar hats? Wanna see hats in action? Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi Epic!

Where are my sunglasses? :-]

Got questions? Got Inspirations? Got Spirit?

Johnny Magic – Neil Young video-contest from Roland Schaller on Vimeo.


Neil Young unofficial t-shirt contest

beware of human people – Björk.  It might get funny, if you dare… and it might have something to do with Eastern-eggs

thank you, Michael. Go see his Anti-War page. Moar barn to come.

No moar Nukes:

and more Easter-eggs to come.


a song from their new CD:

“here you are”
temporary link. we get it.

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I\'d rather walk a new kind of thing
Than talking about these things

by --Neil Young

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