July 28th, 2009

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Cilantro es famoso

EDIT: forgot the secret ingredient.

I hit A+ with my 1st attempt at black bean andouille stew. Nommy nom nom!

SAUSAGE AND BLACK BEAN SOUP: 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, undrained 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed beef broth 1/2 cup chunky salsa 1/2 cup water 12 ounces chorizo or andouille sausage 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 4 Ritz crackers, pulverized In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the oil, onions and garlic. Saute for 8 minutes, or until tender. Add the beans, tomatoes with liquid, broth, salsa and water. Fold the pulverized crackers into the soup. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cut sausage into 1/2 inch slices and stir into soup. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Ladle soup into bowls and sprinkle with cilantro.
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The "Beavis and Butthead demo": what a first draft of a Deathbillies song sounds like.

This is what a first draft of a Deathbillies song sounds like: vocals and vocalized "scat" guitar à la Beavis and Butthead on a click track. FOR AMUSEMENT ONLY.

http://www.basilwhite.com/deathbillies/DeathBillies - Blue Bayou Slow Click Mix.mp3

Nothing but click track after 3:40.

Apparently James Hetfield composes demos this way, therefore I find this method sound and wise.
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Re: A1C Colton Read, Beale AFB

Re: A1C Colton Read, Beale AFB

From "Airman fights for job after surgery mishap" - http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2009/07/airforce_colton_read_072709af/

"In the 9th (Intelligence) Squadron, Read analyzed the full-motion video fed back from MQ-1 Predators and MQ-9 Reapers flying over Iraq and Afghanistan."

Just a thought: Colton Read is an intelligence analyst at Beale AFB.  If military physical evaluation boards rated deployability and employability separately, Mr. Read would receive 100% VA compensation and keep his "day job" as a civilian employee of the Air Force.
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Blue Bayou Bass and Take-1 Guitar Click Mix

Finished the bass, added Take ONE of the guitar to record the part so I don't have to remember it. If you arrange music and you're musically illiterate, the recording device is your sheet music.

So here, my scratch pad.

http://www.basilwhite.com/media/DeathBillies - Blue Bayou Bass and Take-1 Guitar Click Mix.mp3

Tomorrow I'll record the guitar for reals and maybe start drums. Drums are fun.
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