Monthly Archives: March 2008

Meet The Phlockers

Meet the Phlockers

http://www.meetthephlockers.com/

Join me at Meet The Phlockers, a social networking sight for Parrotheads and fans of all things tropical. Started just a couple of weeks ago, there are already over a thousand members! Plus if you have a few minutes, listen to the latest podcast from the group’s founders. They are drinking one of my margarita recipes!!

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My beard is still green. My kilt is hanging by the door…

and I am off until Thursday!!!!

Woohoo! Happy belated st. patty’s to everyone….

i was working but managed just a wee bit of mischief at Mchenry’s after hours…saw lots o’peeps that I haven’t seen for awhile (because I don’t go in there very often), and most everyone was very appreciative of me kilt.

i uploaded just a couple of pics from my night behind the bar to “tiki at work” if you want to see me and my kilt in action.

p.s. i have to say, a kilt is extremely comfy. locals, be prepared, you will probably see me hanging in them more often (well not literally, unless you drop some change or something).

aloha nui loa!!!

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It’s Kilt Day!

Unbifurcated garments – including kilts, robes, caftans, sarongs, tunics, and other skirt-like garments – are traditionally male clothing that have been worn by men throughout history. They have been worn by all the men in the Bible, by Roman gladiators, Vikings, and Scottish Highlanders. They are still worn frequently by men in Scotland, throughout Africa, the Middle East, parts of Asia, and the Pacific islands, to name just a few examples. Unbifurcated garments are far more comfortable and suitable to the male anatomy than trousers, because they don’t confine the legs or cramp the male genitals the way that trousers do.

Although there was a relatively brief period in history when manhood was symbolized by the wearing of trousers, this is no longer the case. Today trousers have become unisex garments that women wear most of the time. In the United States, for example, a guy wearing blue jeans will find himself dressed the same as perhaps 90 per cent of the girls. If a man wishes to distinguish his masculinity through clothing, he would do much better by strapping on a real Scottish kilt.

You are probably aware, as recently as 50 to 60 years ago, it was generally unacceptable for a woman to wear pants in our culture. Why? Well, there are a lot of reasons surrounding status, power and long-held ideas of masculinity and femininity, but it is a battle women finally won. Of course, throughout this time (since the Dark Ages) there has only been one men’s unbifurcated garment that has both “survived” and is generally accepted in Western cultures, the kilt.

The kilted warriors of Celtic origin (the Vikings/Normans and Highlanders) could be seen as the original “rugged individualists,” often feared and admired by their peers and enemies. As such, they were free to do as they pleased and held their heads high in the face of critics and naysayers, thumbing their noses at those that would object to their lifestyle and traditions. Those that choose to wear a kilt, at some level, are carrying on that ancient warrior spirit and keeping the tradition alive, whether they wear a clan tartan kilt, a khaki UK or a lava red Sportkilt!

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
You don’t have to be a cowboy to wear blue jeans or a cowboy hat.
You don’t have to be an athlete to wear a tracksuit.
You don’t have to be a pilot to wear a bomber jacket.
You don’t have to be a baseball player to wear a ball cap.
You don’t have to be a hunter or a soldier to wear camouflage clothing.
You don’t have to be a man to wear trousers and…

You don’t have to be a Scot to wear a kilt.

For some, it is a matter of self-expression. The kilt has always been a masculine garment. It has been the choice of true warriors and rebels for centuries.

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Is it weird?

that I really like the jonas brothers?

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I love my job….

but there are times when it feels like work. Last night was one of those nights. Not only were we really busy, but I just wasn’t on my game. But…i think it was more of the “we were busy”, as attested my the fact that I slept until 11 am! Those that know me, know I don’t sleep alot. So…off work at 12:50 or so (which is really late for my place), home at about 1:45 (have to get a beer c’mon!), fall asleep on the couch until about 4:30, then on to bed. So a record for me…almost an 8 hour night of sleep!!!!

In other news, if you didn’t make it last night, you missed some terrific music from David Lane, Cadmian, My Getaway, and Nathan Mercado.

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Today’s Drink Recipe: AppleJack

Here’s a fun shooter, courtesy of Lisa H. from Michigan.

AppleJack
1 oz Jack Daniel’s® tennesee whiskey
1 oz Apple Pucker® sour apple liqueur

Pour into a shaker half-filled with ice. Shake to chill. Strain into a shot or rocks glass. Thanks Lisa!!!

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A Special Night Of Music at The Lion

The Golden Lion is proud to announce a special night of music Thursday March 13.

Beginning at 7pm, the usual acoustic rock format will be replaced by four dynamic acts.

Cadmian:
Cadmian is an ecstatic five-piece rock n’ roll band from Palm Coast. Formed in June 2006, Cadmian is a band full of fun, excitement, and originality. They pour everything they have into their music, with hard hitting riffs and catchy, meaningful lyrics! An up and coming band, they have played over 60 shows in the Central Florida area. In the summer of 2007 they recorded their first EP made up of 7 songs! The EP is now for sell online at http://www.cadmian.bigcartel.com or at any show they play! Now nearing their sophomore year as a band, they plan to keep pushing and fighting the good fight.

David Lane:
The Golden Lion’s own David Lane recently returned to Palm Coast from a stay in Nashville, Tennessee (aka Music City USA). David is a crowd favorite as a server AND as an entertainer. His acoustic rock and country style are commanding a growing crowd for his performances. Born with a song in his heart, David Lane is just a short step away from sharing his music and voice with the world.

David’s song “Down In Dixie” was recently selected for the Chevrolet Legends Promotional CD.

My Getaway:
…. My Getaway has been featured in Alternative Press Magazine where they were voted as the number one unsigned band 2007. They have been spotlighted as a Purepick on Purevolume.com, selected to play Van’s Warped Tour 06′ on the Ernie Ball Stage, won the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands online voting contest for 2006, recorded a Billboard Charts “Underground” session, picked to be the BMI artist of the month for October 2007 and are one of the few unsigned bands to receive a sponsorship to Glamour Kills Clothing and Red Bull Energy Drinks.

Nathan Mercado: Nathan plays keyboards and sings in the London-based band Station Road. Station Road is a four-piece rock band specializing in a funk/rock sound influenced by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, & Foo Fighters.

Thursday’s Show begins at 7:00pm. For more information about any of the acts, please click the banners above. Hope to see you there!

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Tuesday Afternoon Social Club!

Dodging raindrops in Flagler Beach yesterday….

Why do I love Flagler Beach? Because when I stop by a shop on Tuesday afternoon,,,the shop owner offers me a beer!

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Because I am excited to see Allen Ross at Iron Horse!

Here are some photos from last year. Beth Freaking Walters and I went together to see Allen last year. Good times were had..let’s do it again.

Let’s make it a party!!!!

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Now playing on Windows Media Player: Allen Ross – Dickhead
via FoxyTunes

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Today’s Drink Recipe: Jamaican Me Crazy

Jamaican Me Crazy
1 oz silver rum
1 oz coconut rum
1 oz creme de banane
equal parts pineapple & cranberry juices

In a tall glass combine all ingredients, balancing with the fruit juices. Garnish with a cherry & orange slice. Enjoy!

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