St. Patrick’s Day!

And other interesting things about the day.

–          As we count the minutes until Kentucky, Louisville & Murray play again it’s good to note that Kentucky great Sam Bowie was born today in 1961. Good karma!

–          Paul Horn also was born today in 1930. Mr. Horn played a mesmerizing jazz flute – certainly worth a listen.

–          Today’s the birthday of another musical “Paul” – Paul Green (1894). Mr. Green wrote a number of outdoor dramas and musicals including our own “Stephen Foster Story” and North Carolina’s “The Lost Colony”. I spent a lovely, warm, looonng summer evening watching “the Lost Colony”. I remember one of the best lines being a clever little bit from a dying (or angry) American Indian; “Arrrrrrggggahhrrrrgggg!” I think I recalled that in the correct grammatical tense.

–          John Sebastian was born today in 1944. Mr. Sebastian wrote and recorded wonderful songs with The Lovin’ Spoonful; “Do You Believe in Magic?”, “You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice”, “Younger Girl”, “Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?”, and a bunch more. The song for which he may be most remembered, however, will be his theme song for the television show, “Welcome Back, Kotter”.

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All that other stuff is just fine, but we really need to think about what to imbibe for St. Patrick’s Day. It doesn’t have to be beer. We could have a;

Green Apple Martini

Cinnamon and sugar for rimming glasses

1 oz. Grays Peak Vodka

1 oz. Sour-Apple Schnapps

2 oz. Lemonade

2 oz. Lemon-Lime Soda

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

Shake vigorously and strain into martini glasses rimmed with the cinnamon and sugar.

Arrrrrrggggahhrrrrgggg! (in a bad Irish accent)

Cheers!

Roger.

3/17/12.

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