In Vancouver, 23-year-old Julius Markarewicz is at a trade show featuring entrepreneurs who have “new ideas”. He’s one of many.
His idea is putting vodka and soda TOGETHER in a can so all we have to do is pour it.
Nude Beverages are now approaching 44 Million cans sold.
This is the story we tell today.
Little Richard died hours before The Stew hit the air last week… I felt bad that I couldn’t salute him.
All of my best memories of Richard were in-person memories.
I’ll never forget the first and last times I saw him.
Izzy’s Supper Club. On Georgia Street in Vancouver. late 60’s. The whole big deal.., Full band. Lights. Sound. Impressive.
The band was like a finely tuned machine…
They played the opening riff to Lucille for what felt like 3-5 minutes. Then and only then did Richard walk out and lay his hands on the piano..the room just exploded.
He glared at the band members who weren’t keeping up…
“I’m the Georgia Peach, The prettiest man in the room and the bronze Liberace…The KING of Rock and Roll.”
The last time I saw him was at the opening of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
I was happy for him..getting in on the first ballot…, the original Hall of Famers.
I’ll be playing a handful of Little Richard classics.
His place in rock is set forever.
Elvis was sexy, Fats was accepted by teens parents, Jerry Lee was just flat-out wild baby, Chuck Berry was like a night train, James Brown made you move. Richard was just dangerous. Adults saw him as a threat to friends and family.
Surprisingly, Bob Dylan and Richard admired and liked each other. Even though they walked very different roads, they saw something of themselves in each other.
In high school, Robert Zimmerman said, upon graduation, he wanted to be in Little Richard’s band.
Dylan is about to release Rough and Rowdy Ways, a new album of original songs. (June 19)
I hope to fit in 2 or the three advance singles…False Prophet and Murder Most Foul.
TWO new sponsors for The Stew.. (while our restaurant friends are on the sidelines)
(Thank You, Jodi Lucas, in CKUA Sales)
The first handcrafted distillery in Alberta and one of Canada’s best Eau Claire Distillery in Turner Valley
Noble Ridge Winery in Okanagan Falls, BC. Owned by former Albertans Jim and Leslie D’Andrea (dawn-dree-ah)
Get you some NEW
Stones, Joel Plaskett, Fiona Apple, Lucinda Williams, Gregory Porter.
We start with Toots and finish with Birthday Boy Stevie Wonder and EVERYTHING in between
This year, because of the pandemic, there are no volunteers to take calls and pass on your comments, dedications, and feedback.
So we both need to hear from you. Let’s get this job done. Like dinner.
Throughout April, Mulligan Stew and everyone else at CKUA have been saluting the doctors, nurses, caregivers, first responders, and in-store teams keeping us fed and protected with Saturday Beatles song sing-a-longs! People from all over the province have been participating from their balconies, porches, backyards, garages, cavern clubs, and more!
At 5 PM MT this Saturday April 25, we conclude this series with one final Beatles song. But what song will it be?
Please tell us what Beatles song you want us to close with on social media using #singforspring and tag @ckuaradio and @tdmulligan and we’ll run a twitter poll on Friday to determine the winning entry! We’ll play it on Saturday at 5 PM MT.
“they do not adapt to the market needs but rather feel it is the market that needs to adapt to the needs of the agave”
For fans, the search for real mescal/mezcal starts in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico
The tasting session with Sosima in Oaxaca was a Christmas present from my daughter Kate.
Her husband Pete was along for the tasting, to take some photos and make sure I found my way home.
Sosima is a third-generation mezcal master from San Miguel Suchixtepec. Olivera’s grandfather and her father brought Sosima and her six brothers into the world of making mezcal from a young age. She was taught the art by her Grandmother and Aunt.
She’s proud of her chontal ancestry—the indigenous people of Oaxaca—and explains that her people are a peaceful and united group that continues to make mezcal in the traditional approach: not only for drinking but to sustainably cultivate the plant for future generations to come.
There’s a saying in Mexico about Mescal
“When something is bad..the answer is mezcal
When something is good..the answer is mezcal”
photo credit: Kate Siobhan Mulligan
Her primary label is FANEKANTSINI MEZCAL COOPERATIVE.
They are the Maestro Chontales Tres Colibris (Three Hummingbirds) from Sola de Vega in Oaxaca.
Eight families with a long tradition of Mezcal making.
We welcome to Mulligan Stew Podcast The Mezcalistas