The Pineapple Cider on draft at the Grid
In a moment of indecision, because usually, I’m a stout drinker, I weakened and tried the new Pineapple Cider they have on draft at the Grid.
Surprisingly fresh and light, I instantly felt like summer sipping this crisp, chilled treat. Not too sweet, so you can have more than one, this cider is for sure a gluten-free choice for the spring and summer drinkers. This would be my go-to this summer when I’m not feeling a beer.
Eric Church – Heart & Soul
A trio of new albums Church wrote and recorded with his band over the course of one month in a shut-down restaurant in the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains, this collection is definitely completely different than any other Eric Church album I’ve ever heard. Hard-hitting, and aggressive.
In fact, Church said,” If it’s not broke, break it.”
Each song on the three separate albums, Heart, And – recorded only for his fan club, and Soul was written the night before it was recorded, giving an urgent, raw feel to the music. Church told Apple Music the most important moment in a song’s life is the moment it’s born. He explained that normally a song is written, and six months will pass before it makes it to the studio to be recorded. Over time the magic in the song dies away.
This gave Church the idea to write and record each song on the same day. “Let’s commit everything we have to that moment, to that song, and let it be."
Heart & Soul is Church “sticking that in his country song” by putting it all out there. And it works. Powerfully.
Television series – Mayans M.C.
I like this because it has Edward James Olmos and Sara Bolger. The series starts out with E.Z., the character whose mother is murdered in the butcher shop his family owns. (“Now that’s a real chop shop,” chimes in our Witness Protection Rhode Islander).
He accidentally kills a cop because he’s trying to kill the guy he thinks killed his mom, and he goes to prison for eight years. The Feds come and offer him a deal to go into this motorcycle club, the Mayans, which the brother is in.
It turns out his father was a federale in Mexico for this cartel and his kids never knew it.
I’m in the third season now and you can watch it on FX on Hulu.
Denise (AKA the Wingman) is a Nevada girl, born and raised. This newly appointed entertainment specialist was party to the birth of The Fallon Post (#aPlanHatchedByThePool). By day she is a nail karaoke-ist, by night she stealthily checks out local favorites - from music to brews, to Nevada's gorgeous sunsets. When the Wingman is not doing any of these, she is an avid fan of good music, movies, and books and will be sharing her recommendations with her hometown.