Monthly Archives: December 2010

No Canoe Today

WI River 12-30-10

Not on the nearby Wisconsin River.






Empty Sermons

Graveyard Poem

by Jim Morrison…

It was the greatest night of my life                                                                                              Although I still had not found awife                                                                                                    I had my friends right there beside me

We scaled the wall                                                                                                                               We tripped through the graveyard                                                                                            Ancient shapes were all around us                                                                                                   No music but the wet grass felt fresh beside the fog                                                                  Two made love in a silent spot                                                                                                          one chased a rabbit into the dark                                                                                                        A girl got drunk & balled the dead                                                                                                   And I gave empty sermons to my head

Cemetery cool & quiet                                                                                                                     Hate to leave your sacred lay                                                                                                       Dread the milky coming of the day

I´d love to stay                                                                                                                                     I´d love to stay                                                                                                                                     I´d love to stay

When I was back there in my high school days I studied Morrison for some time. The Graveyard Poem became one of my all-time favorites and I have inscribed it in many obscure locations through the years. I woke up thinking about it and decided to see if I could find it on this great web of ours. I hadn’t actually read it for maybe 30 years and wanted to find out how closely I remembered it. All of my Morrison books went missing from storage around ‘88or‘89 so I have no original hard copy.  Even my tattered copy of “No One Here Gets Out Alive” seems to be gone.

The first couple of results had me questioning my memory. While I accepted that I may have had a couple of words wrong the fact that the whole end repeat was missing said “not it”. A couple of other results had lines from other poems and songs interlaced and also omitted the ending. I was about to just put it down the way I remember and then I found it word for word as I remember. So unless someone found and copied one of my obscure scribblings I believe this to be the way Jim put it down.

Thoughts on Morrison/cemeterys/empty sermons/anything??

Materialize Your Dreams

Had a message from my Bro this morning asking if I had given up on the Blog or what? No just been the holidays and hey I just started this shit up on a split decision. One minute I was looking at web cams of ski slopes in Norway while blogs loaded in other tabs. My ADD requires me to have 4or5 things open at once. Or everyone does that?

Anyway something clicked like the hammer of a 45 and my fingers went pow and I had a blog. Trust me this comes hard and I would prefer to have many drafts digesting in my document file. Sure I have consider it for many moon, written drafts in my head all the time. Just wasn’t planning on starting one that day. Really that is CLMF in my life. Most everything I have done in my life has been by just doing it. From Choppers, horses, pit-trucks, milk trucks, head-cheese maker, log home construction, equine transportation engineer, equipment installation supervisor, union concrete forman, owned antique/ice cream shop, aluminum sign construction and installation, edger operator in saw mill, and some other stuff as well. All of it I turned into w/ little actual background. This blog is no different. Only so long you can dream about shit before you have to materialize it or move on. Well our current materialization is our sailboat and cast-off approaches. And that brings us back around to the point of this blog. We need someplace to throw down what’s up w/ us as we travel. Our friends and families rarely know what we are up to as we tend to be a bit reclusive. Just want to be by ourselves most of the time.“Nothing Else Matters” is our life/wedding song.
(insert Metallica video)
You need to remember that I am basically introverted and after what I go through in the work season it is a wonder I am seen, heard from, or travel, for weeks at a time in vinter. I have been told to be more social. So maybe this blog will help but I am not interested in writing a diary like;
“saw Marge Simpson down at the store today and she was telling me how she ran over little Bart’s wheelie board w/ her new Canyonoareao. Sad. He’s such a great kid but bad stuff just seems to happen to him all the time. Yeah then I went home and made pot pies, no not the chicken ones! You trust that shit? These were 100% orgasmic“.
So moving out of this year think about your dreams. Sort them out, toss the bad ones, and materialize the good ones in the new year. Drop a bad habit so there is room in your life for more good. Just forget it and focus on materializing the new. And if anything is up around here I will toss it up. Pics coming, new camera.
Hey, send beer and lobster and I will have something to review.

Beer Review: Potosi Oatmeal Stout

It must be good as I did not get up till 0430, usually up by 3.

Well I have never done an actual beer review. I know what I like and don’t have a pallet discerning enough to say “oh it has light nutty overtones which shine through the initial fruityness w/ just a hint of coriander near the finish”. But I LOVE good beer and as you will come to find out I love to try different beers all the time. I am a beer slut. I also collect the cardboard sides from six-packs and put them on the wall of our bar. I love our bar, just like the song says. I am talking Sammy Haggar’s version. More about the bar later.

The Beer: I am happy to report that Potosi is once again brewing beer. It is cool as they were an area standard for many years and I live 20 minutes away. They house the National Brewery Museum. What is not cool is that I have not been down there to see it. The last time I was by there it was an abandon building deteriorating and I feared it would meet the same fate as the old Boscobel Brewery, destroyed w/out a trace. But it has been reserected and you can get all that info here.

Their first offerings while good were, in my opinion, middle of the road, average. Then I heard that the Brewmaster from Bells had joined them and I knew things would start getting a bit heavier. This fall I tried the Gandy Dancer Porter and loved it. I put it close to the top of my favorite Porters. And I love Porters.

I also love Oatmeal Stouts so when I walked into my fave liquor store yesterday and Ray said those magic words, “I have a new beer for you” as he showed me the pack, I was pumped. I chilled it to maybe 50 degrees. Very dark, nice head on pouring, good base flavor. I enjoyed it very much and would highly recommend it for anyone who is starting to delve in heavier beers. While it is not the “meal in a bottle” as I prefer my Oatmeals, it is a fine one. If anything it may be considered dangerous as the smooth delivery hides the fact that it is 8% and yes, it will catch up to you. I had 4 before I knew it. I was going to do the review afterwards but just couldn’t seem to focus. 😉 The great thing is I still have two left. Many of these beers come in a 4-pack but Potosi’s 6-pack offering is cool.

So I made it through my first review, hope it was helpful. If you liked it stick around as I ran through approximately 100 different beers in the last year and will try this for future testings. If you have an area exclusive beer that you would like to see reviewed and mentioned here give me a shout. I am always searching for one more cardboard for the bar walls. Kind of like collecting matchbooks, only way more fun.

Have a great day and it is the 24th so have a Hairy Fishnut and a Happy Blue Gill, and as always Carpe Langousta!!

Webcams in Norway : Cam List

Webcams in Norway : Cam List.

As I love sailing and also Bergen Norway I check in occasionally to see what is happening on the docks. I would say the folks in the sailboat definitely qualify as living the Carpe Langousta Life.  They have been there for a few weeks and I am curious to see if they will stay all winter.

And I happen to know that the Fisk Torget (fish market), which is maybe 50 yards away, has everything from lobsters to smoked whale. Oh I want to go!!

(Edit: I just tried the link myself and it brings up the default view from the top of the mountain over looking Bergen. You need to click on Bryggen to see the docks.)

Here is what I was pointing out;