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  Wine
   
2003 Wine By Joe Pinot Noir
We drank this when drummer and all around amazing musician Tony Graci came over to listen to a just arrived copy of The Last Cathedral and tuck into some food and wine. He also brought a copy of his newly arrived CD Reflections on Steel. This is a kick ass juicy cherry/blackberry pinot! Mnmm..mm.
   
2002 or 2003 Cairnbrae Sauvignon Blanc
We've had this numerous times and loved each and every bottle. Versatile, a great food wine. Primo New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Grassy, grapefruity, with just a hint of good ole cat's piss. New World has got the Old World beat!
   
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  Vinyl
   
Tonight's the Night
Neil Young
Now here's what happens when a bunch of your friends drop dead, you get totally twaked on Jose Quervo and you decide to get the reel to reel to capture every slurred, beautiful, raw, "I just don't give a shit" moment. "Mellow My Mind" is so anti polish it's actually perfection. Also see On the Beach.
   
On The Beach
Neil Young
This is a must have, if only for the album art and "Revolution Blues." Where Vincent Bugliosi took 600 pages to dissect Charles Manson, Neil Young nails it in three verses.
   
Veedon Fleece
Van Morrison
Don't ask Van about these dogs. He has railed on several fans and interviewers who actually believed he lived in this castle and chased after these dogs with a pooper-scooper during the mid seventies. I don't think so. Not while wearing the nudie suits he was prone to at that point. Van is full of surprises. In the Last Waltz he manages to surprise with a high kick worthy of a budding Rockette. On this album he blends Irish folk melodies with jazz and lyrics inspired by the pulp westerns he read as a child. What the hell is he talking about? Who cares? It's pure first-take inspiration. I used to put this record on before bed and drift off into its hazy cognac glow. I can't recommend certain songs on this album, I only listen to it start to finish.
   
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