Friday, November 30, 2012

Naked Eyes - There is Always Something There to Remind Me

by Jay Allbritton
I always thought that this was a strange song. I liked it but I didn't think it was very well written. Well, I just got a load of the original and I have all new respect for the Naked Eyes' version.



Full disclosure: I thought this was the Thompson Twins.

TorForge Releases Video Promoting A Memory of Light

by Jay Allbritton
The book levitates January 8, 2013. I could not be more excited. The video is spoiler free.


George Harrison - All Those Years Ago

by Hector Diego


Today's post for The Year Of John Lennon by George Harrison is poignant. Harrison had his own issues with Lennon, which he promptly forgot when Lennon was murdered.

We should appreciate the people we have while we have them, and I am sure Harrison, who left us on this day in 2001, would agree.

George Harrison - Beware Of Darkness

by Hector Diego


A warning from Harrison, who passed away on this day in 2001.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Night Terrors of 1927 - Watch the World Go Dark

by Jay Allbritton
Blake Sennett of The Elected and Rilo Kiley has a new band. Not much is known about them as of now, except it's a collaboration between Sennett and Jarrod Gorbel of The Honorary Title.



Not sure how I feel about this. I like the song more every time I listen. As a passionate fan of The Elected, I want to hear Sennett follow up on Bury Me in My Rings, his outstanding 2011 album. Still, I look forward to seeing how this plays out.

Mostly Junk Food has another song by the band called "Dust & Bones". 

Ringo Cries For George

by Hector Diego


Sriman Bhakta George Harrison left us all alone in this world on this day in 2001.

Living In The Material World

by Hector Diego

George Harrison passed away on this day in 2001. Jaya Bhakta George!

Joyce Manor - Constant Headache

by Jay Allbritton
"Chuck! Chuck, it's Marvin. Your cousin, Marvin Berry. You know that new sound you're looking for? Well, listen to this!"


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

John Lennon - Instant Karma

by Hector Diego


Lennon tells it like it is.

Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do

by Hector Diego


The Station Agent recently posted Jewel doing her "You Were Meant For Me" live, and it reminded me of Crow and this song, and that time. But I just have to say one thing. Budweiser is completely retarded.

1993.

Grover Norquist

by Hector Diego

This picture of the GOP worshiping Grover Norquist is so great, I had to share it. The Republicans are still experiencing political agony after the election, while the Democrats are still enjoying multiple political orgasms.


Elliott Smith - I'll Be Back (Beatles Cover)

by Jay Allbritton
Dig the imitation Beatles banter at the end (h/t 24bit).


Yellow Submarine--Full Movie

by Hector Diego


It's a cloudy, grey, cold day in North Florida, and we need Ringo to cheer us up.

Ra-On - Gangnam Style (Psy Cover)

by Jay Allbritton
Sometimes you might just want your Gangnam Style more laid back.



Over at my blog you can watch Bill O and a PSY-chiatrist try desperately to break down the phenomenon of Gangnam Style.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

JJAMZ - Suicide Pact

by Jay Allbritton
Yet another selection from their Interface session. 

The Like - He's Not A Boy

by Jay Allbritton
Z Berg from JJAMZ used to be in this band. Not bad at all.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Givers - Meantime

by Jay Allbritton
Grooving live on a roof. 


Why?

by Hector Diego


For weeks I have been hearing about Gangnam Style. I figured it was stupid, so I took no interest in it. However, after awhile I figured I should see what all the fuss is about.

So, what is is about? All I see is an inane dance video. Why has it become the most watched video of all time? Station Agent?

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Scroobius Pip - The Struggle

by Jay Allbritton
From the album Distraction Pieces.


John Lennon - Watching The Wheels

by Hector Diego


Dedicated to the ghost of Freeway, a dog I never met.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Paul McCartney At The White House

by Hector Diego


Old Mac keeps on going...

Is Paul Dead?

by Hector Diego


This is just for fun...or is it?

Revolution

by Hector Diego


If you want money for people with minds that hate, all I can tell you, brother, is you have to wait.

Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant

by Hector Diego






There is only one day-after-Thanksgiving song that I know of, and this is it. We had a Thanksgiving dinner that couldn't be beat, and didn't wake up until the following morning...





Thursday, November 22, 2012

JJAMZ - Never Enough

by Jay Allbritton
The super friends play a set for Interface. Loving this band. 

Jewel - You Were Meant For Me

by Jay Allbritton
Today is Thanksgiving and I have a lot to be thankful for. I am blessed with a gang of stellar friends like Dr. Diego. Much further down the list is my appreciation for the 90s. So, here's Jewel. I'm not even that big of a fan, but this tune is so 90s it's ridiculous. Rock on Jewel. Rock on 90s. Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at KTWS.


Give The Turkey A Reprieve!

by Hector Diego
It's some sort of buzzard, right?

You don't really want to eat this, do you? There's an alternative--tofu, the other white meat.

I've had a few versions of tofu turkey, and they all involve mashing the tofu and mixing it with other stuff. This recipe is quite different, you freeze the tofu and then deep fry it in spiced batter, then bake it with the gravy. It leaves the other tofu turkey recipes in the dust, in my opinion.

So just like I promised yesterday, here's the recipe for my wife's tofu turkey. As they say in India, it is "too good".

The Mama's Tofu Turkey

2 pounds tofu, thoroughly frozen (for a few days) --first, take it out of the packages and soak it several times in purified water, then place in a freezer container, tightly covered

batter
2 cups chick pea (garbanzo bean) flour
1 cup white or whole wheat flour
2 tsp salt
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 tbsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp powdered asafoetida (hing) you get it at a Chinese or Indian store
1/4 black or cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp turmeric

Mix together

Add water slowly and mix some more until you get the consistency of pancake batter, start with one cup and increase as needed

In a deep pot or wok, fill to 4-5 inches vegetable oil

Squeeze out water as much as you can from the tofu (remove from freezer several hours beforehand to thaw) as if it were a sponge, cut into half inch slabs

Dip each slab into the batter and fry on medium high heat until golden brown, set aside

Gravy

Heat 1/4 cup olive oil or ghee (clarified butter or butter oil, you can get it in an Indian store or make your own, just click around for instructions) in a stock pot. Add 1/4 tsp asafoetida, saute 1 cup diced carrots, 1/4 cup diced celery. When the vegetables have softened a little, add the following spices

1 tbsp poultry seasoning (never fear, it's vegetarian)
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1 tsp marjoram
1 tbsp sage (all of these are dry, not fresh, herbs)
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup soy sauce or Braggs

Add about 4 cups water and simmer 15 minutes. Then add 2 cups nuts--whatever kind you have. Let cool overnight if possible (give it a least a few hours), then blend in blender

Arrange tofu in lasagna type pan and cover with the gravy

Bake at 350 until bubbly

Then you serve it with everything else, the stuffing, cranberry sauce, etc. Like real turkey, this stuff will knock you out, so settle in to watch football or something.

You should be proud of yourself. You have given a turkey a reprieve and given thanks to God and creation at the same time. Why should the President have the wonderful experience of pardoning a turkey, but not you? And had an innocent Thanksgiving meal.

JJAMZ - LAX

by Jay Allbritton
For JJAMZ full Interface performance go here

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tegan and Sara - I'm Not Your Hero

by Jay Allbritton
From their upcoming album Heartthrob, due January 2013. 


Across The Universe

by Hector Diego


Dedicated to one of the most musically sophisticated people I know, the Station Agent.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Of Monsters and Men - Slow and Steady

by Jay Allbritton
From this summer at Latitude Fest.

Monday, November 19, 2012

MoMoVember 2012 Mountain Trek - Scroobius Pip

by Jay Allbritton
In this episode Scroobius and friends climb a mountain. Looks cold.Then Scroobius raps while shaving his hair down to a mohawk.


Real Love

by Hector Diego


This song has really grown on me. When I first heard it, I thought it was not one of Lennon's greats. Now, it gives me the chills.

Caitlin Rose - Sinful Wishing Well

by Jay Allbritton
Fantastic live performance for The Crypt Sessions.



The excellent blog TwentyFourBit has her new song here.

Free As A Bird

by Hector Diego


This song gives me the chills.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

John Lennon - Watching The Wheels

by Hector Diego


On the January 1, 2012, I announced my intention to post John Lennon every day of the year in honor of 2012-The Year Of John Lennon, because I was tired of hearing that the world would end in 2012. I have forgotten to post Lennon about thirty times, shame on me. But I try to keep on track with that.

Priscilla Ahn - Dream

by Hector Diego


Sent in by Polythene Pam. Very good stuff.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Django Reinhardt - Minor Swing

by Jay Allbritton
Set to clips from the 1933 version of Alice in Wonderland


Friday, November 16, 2012

Axeugene69 - Perfect Strangers Theme

by Jay Allbritton
Those scamps over at The Pretty Good Podcast alerted me to the most awesome flash video game ever. That discovery led to this discovery: an achingly beautiful rendition of the Perfect Strangers theme.



Nothing's gonna stop me now.

Abu Mansoor al- Amriki Butchers Hip Hop

by Hector Diego


At the very least, Amriki should be tried for impersonating a rap artist. With friends like Amriki, why would Al Qaeda need enemies?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bob Mould - If I Can't Change Your Mind

by Jay Allbritton
Brooklyn Vegan brings us up to date on the end of Mould's Copper Blue run.

Give Your Turkey A Pardon!

by Hector Diego
It's some sort of buzzard, right?

You don't really want to eat this, do you? There's an alternative--tofu, the other white meat.

I've had a few versions of tofu turkey, and they all involve mashing the tofu and mixing it with other stuff. This recipe is quite different, you freeze the tofu and then deep fry it in spiced batter, then bake it with the gravy. It leaves the other tofu turkey recipes in the dust, in my opinion.

So just like I promised yesterday, here's the recipe for my wife's tofu turkey. As they say in India, it is "too good".

The Mama's Tofu Turkey

2 pounds tofu, thoroughly frozen (for a few days) --first, take it out of the packages and soak it several times in purified water, then place in a freezer container, tightly covered

batter
2 cups chick pea (garbanzo bean) flour
1 cup white or whole wheat flour
2 tsp salt
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 tbsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp powdered asafoetida (hing) you get it at a Chinese or Indian store
1/4 black or cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp turmeric

Mix together

Add water slowly and mix some more until you get the consistency of pancake batter, start with one cup and increase as needed

In a deep pot or wok, fill to 4-5 inches vegetable oil

Squeeze out water as much as you can from the tofu (remove from freezer several hours beforehand to thaw) as if it were a sponge, cut into half inch slabs

Dip each slab into the batter and fry on medium high heat until golden brown, set aside

Gravy

Heat 1/4 cup olive oil or ghee (clarified butter or butter oil, you can get it in an Indian store or make your own, just click around for instructions) in a stock pot. Add 1/4 tsp asafoetida, saute 1 cup diced carrots, 1/4 cup diced celery. When the vegetables have softened a little, add the following spices

1 tbsp poultry seasoning (never fear, it's vegetarian)
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1 tsp marjoram
1 tbsp sage (all of these are dry, not fresh, herbs)
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup soy sauce or Braggs

Add about 4 cups water and simmer 15 minutes. Then add 2 cups nuts--whatever kind you have. Let cool overnight if possible (give it a least a few hours), then blend in blender

Arrange tofu in lasagna type pan and cover with the gravy

Bake at 350 until bubbly

Then you serve it with everything else, the stuffing, cranberry sauce, etc. Like real turkey, this stuff will knock you out, so settle in to watch football or something.

You should be proud of yourself. You have given a turkey a reprieve and given thanks to God and creation at the same time. Why should the President have the wonderful experience of pardoning a turkey, but not you? And had an innocent Thanksgiving meal.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Today Is Govardhana Puja

by Hector Diego
The deity known as Giridhari--the lifter of Govardhana Hill--is Krishna. CDV 23-03 Jaya Radha-madhava by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on Grooveshark

John Lennon - Woman

by Hector Diego


Behind every great man is a woman, and I daresay, behind every great woman as well.

Rilo Kiley - Absence of God

by Jay Allbritton
"We could be daytime drunks if we wanted We'd never get anything done that way baby..."

The Postal Service - We Will Become Silhouettes

by Jay Allbritton
From their one and only album, Gave Up, which is 10 years old and freshly platinum. Congrats. 


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Soundgarden - Been Away Too Long

by Jay Allbritton
Soundgarden, alive and well, pound out their homecoming song on Letterman.

Today Is Diwali

by Hector Diego

Dipavali, or Diwali (Hindi), celebrates different events, depending on what part of India one comes from. Commonly, Diwali welcomes the goddess Laksmi into one's freshly cleaned home with lamps for the occasion, so therefore, 'the festival of lights.'

And for the more esoteric among us, today is also Kali Puja. All glories to the Divine Mother!

Sita's Prayer / Hey Mata Durga by Krishna Das on Grooveshark

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Second Rule of Chess Club: Do Not Cut Funding to Chess Club

by Jay Allbritton
The first rule of chess club is you must talk about chess club. We need members. The second rule of chess club is DO NOT CUT FUNDING FOR CHESS CLUB.

Jon Stewart talks to the director of a documentary called Brooklyn Castle and one of its subjects about the wild success of one school's chess program and the subsequent decision to blindly cut that program's budget.

The Daily Show with Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Katie Dellamaggiore & Pobo Efekoro
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogThe Daily Show on Facebook

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Decomposure - Wide Awake

by Jay Allbritton
Insanely talented Caleb Mueller's project.

I Saw Her Standing There

by Hector Diego


With a stand-in for Ringo, who was ill.

The Year Of John Lennon - I'm So Glad

by Hector Diego


2012 is The Year of John Lennon here at The Walrus Speaks.

The Sweet Smell Of Success

by Hector Diego

Everyone else is posting this picture, so why shouldn't we?

Al Green - Let's Stay Together by Al Green - Let's Stay Together on Grooveshark

Friday, November 09, 2012

Savoir Adore on Balcony TV

by Jay Allbritton
Indie rockin' the rooftop. 


Dexter End Theme

by Hector Diego


Everyone must have code.

W. Kamau Bell, Lewis Black Look Back at the Campaign

by Jay Allbritton
Lewis Black visits Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. Here's the opening monologue where Bell wraps up this "closely contested landslide".

Obama Weeps While Thanking Staff

by Hector Diego


The tears begin at 3.30, but the the sincerity and and controlled passion are evident throughout.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Elliott Smith - A Distorted Reality Is Now A Necessity To be Free

by Jay Allbritton
"Shine on me baby
Cause it's raining in my heart..."


Twist And Shout

by Hector Diego


When my team wins, I like to listen to this song, a great vocal by John Lennon. And my team won really big last night.


Dylan Correctly Predicted 2012 Election

by Hector Diego


Bob Dylan predicted last night's electoral landslide for Obama. And you know what? Dylan is never wrong.

times are changing by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

Steve Earle - Christmas in Washington (Live at Farm Aid 2008)

by Jay Allbritton
"Getting into gear for four more years of things not getting worse..."

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Bruce Springsteen - No Surrender

by Jay Allbritton
The Big Dog brings on The Boss. Gobama.

The Walrus Speaks Endorses Barack Obama

by Hector Diego

We have been blogging for the President since 2007, I think. We're almost there.

Nowhere Man

by Hector Diego


I think it is safe to say that most people who visit The Walrus Speaks are not conservative, either fiscally or socially. So I am asking our American friends to vote today, otherwise you might be a...nowhere man or woman.

Sometimes you have to be a pragmatist. You can't expect to fight a war with the army you want. You have to fight with the army you have.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Sarah Silverman - Get Nana A Gun

by Hector Diego


In "Let My People Vote 2012", Silverman explains why your Grandma needs a gun to vote.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

John Lennon - Imagine

by Hector Diego


It's a live acoustic version.

McCartney In Concert 2002

by Hector Diego


Goddess, I wish I could have been there.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

John Lennon - God

by Hector Diego


It's a demo.

Titus Andronicus - A More Perfect Union

by Jay Allbritton
Interesting article by

Friday, November 02, 2012

Paul McCartney In Concert - 2002

by Hector Diego


I don't know where this is, but I wish I had been there. You too?

Nirvana - Drain You

by Jay Allbritton
A well-dressed Nirvana on French TV in 1994 rocking with a vengeance. 


Motion City Soundtrack - Pictures of Success

by Jay Allbritton
MCS just released this stripped down version of the Rilo Kiley classic. 

John Lennon - Jealous Guy

by Hector Diego


I'm not a jealous guy, but my wife is a bit fragile that way. So I go out of my way not to disturb her. Or at least, I try.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Feist - Graveyard

by Jay Allbritton
Chilling song and video. 

I'll Be Back

by Hector Diego


A very simple, but very solid, Lennon composition.

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