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Recipe of the day: Rooibos tea and honey ice cream.
Rooibos is a herbal South African tea said to have great nutritional benefits due to its high level of antioxidants. Using honey as a natural sweetener, here, blogger Drizzle and Drip combines the two to make a delicious ice cream recipe.
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dynamicafrica:

Recipe of the day: Rooibos tea and honey ice cream.

Rooibos is a herbal South African tea said to have great nutritional benefits due to its high level of antioxidants. Using honey as a natural sweetener, here, blogger Drizzle and Drip combines the two to make a delicious ice cream recipe.

Find it here.

Will try…

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30 years ago, This day in history

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30 years ago, This day in history

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The Velvet Underground: “Rock And Roll” (Loaded, 1970)

When I told my wife Lou Reed had died yesterday, we had this moment where I’m pretty sure we were both thinking the same thing: “That’s crazy. Lou Reed can’t die.”

That’s not a joke about him surviving his lifestyle in the 70s. It’s more the sense that Reed is so much a part of what the world looks and sounds like today that it’s hard to imagine all of it without him. He had a public image unlike anyone else—the dude was so cool that everything he did looked like a pose, but it was actually just him being himself.

Reed was never comfortable just being agreeable—he’d push back at interviewers and critics and pretty much never gave a stock answer or said what you figured he’d say. He could seem ornery for the sake of it, he intentionally made one of the most unlistenable albums ever produced, and he could be maddeningly inconsistent from project to project, but the underlying humanity of his work was never far from the surface.

I think that’s why “Rock & Roll” is my favorite Lou Reed song, with VU or otherwise. His songwriting was illuminating, and hell, it’s probably the only exposure a lot of people have had to drug culture, drag culture, and the thought processes behind modern art. This song ties all of that together without bothering to get into the details. 

"Her life was saved by rock and roll" is essentially autobiography—music was the thing that lifted Reed out of a life that included being forced into shock therapy to "cure" his bisexuality and put him in the driver’s seat. In some ways, the song seems light, almost a lark, but I think that everything else Reed ever wrote about is embedded within it. With VU, Reed was one of the people who did the most to stretch the definition of rock and roll, and I think that all the drugs and lives he wrote about were facets of his own definition of rock and roll. All of it was rock and roll. All of it was what saved him.

The girl in the song hears the music, and her life is saved. Reed claimed that rock and roll was his god, so salvation here can assume a sort of literal meaning if you want to read it that way, but I think there’s room in this song for anything, from a particular type of music to movies to painting to hiking to whatever else might be the thing that gives your life direction and meaning, to be your rock and roll, the thing that saves you.

Plus, it rocks. Long live Lou Reed.

Excellent post.

I agree completely! This song is not only my favorite of Lou Reed, but it one of my top five favorite songs.

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GIVEAWAY!!

I got a bit overexcited when the Hannibal Blu-Ray went up for pre-order and accidentally ordered two. I discovered my mistake when I opened my Amazon package. As a result, I have an extra Blu-Ray copy that I will be giving away to one lucky person. You pay nothing.
What you win: One copy of Hannibal: Season One Blu-Ray + Digital HD. THIS IS NOT A DVD. This is a Blu-Ray copy with a license for a digital HD copy.
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GIVEAWAY!!

I got a bit overexcited when the Hannibal Blu-Ray went up for pre-order and accidentally ordered two. I discovered my mistake when I opened my Amazon package. As a result, I have an extra Blu-Ray copy that I will be giving away to one lucky person. You pay nothing.

What you win: One copy of Hannibal: Season One Blu-Ray + Digital HD. THIS IS NOT A DVD. This is a Blu-Ray copy with a license for a digital HD copy.

Rules:

  • You can reblog and like as much as you like, but it all only counts as one entry.
  • You don’t have to be following me
  • You must have your ask box open
  • You must be willing to share a mailing address with me
  • United States only, sorry.

I will pick a winner at random on Friday, September 27th @ 10pm EST.

Awesome!

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Life Lessons from Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes Creator

It’s the beginning of the school year, teachers. Try to work this into your lesson plan if you get a chance.

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