Sumble: The Origin of Toasting

September 8, 2014

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Toasting is a peculiar custom in Western society.  Nearly everyone who has a drink makes toasts, but few realize that they are taking part in an ancient custom with roots in the old pre-Christian religions of Northern and Western Europe: the Sumble. The Sumble is an ancient communion rite that was historically practiced by Germanic […]

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The Ability to Drink Milk is an Evolutionary Advantage

September 4, 2014

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There is an interesting article making its way around the interwebs these days telling you to throw away the milk ‘cuz it’s baaad for you ‘cuz lotsa folks got the lactose intolerance. This is inaccurate and misleading information. It’s really a vegetarian activist and animal rights argument masquerading as a health warning, making use of […]

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A message to the Followers of this Blog

September 3, 2014

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Hey, everyone.  Thanks you all for following my blog here.  It really means a lot. I’m transferring the majority of my blogging efforts over to The Moody View, a place where I feel I can more freely express my perspective, theories, philosophies, and artistic interests.  I really recommend that you follow me over there as […]

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The Pine Hill Haints – Ghost Music in a Punk Scene

September 3, 2014

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I saw the Pine Hill Haints at Sluggo’s a while back, a bit of a modern day jug-band that has accrued quite a following since their 2000 debut.  Such an innovative musical concoction as the Haints has an appeal much broader than the “folk-punk” category they are often associated with. The Haints describe their sound […]

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Dun Aengus: Irish Music and Revelry

August 30, 2014

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The first time I ran into the Irish music duo Dun Aengus was at McGuire’s Irish Pub in Pensacola, Florida in March 2010.  It was the last night of the Renaissance Faire and a handful of us met up at the pub for a drink.  They were a great band that night, playing a lot […]

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McGuire’s Irish Pub, a Pensacola Landmark

August 30, 2014

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McGuire’s Irish Pub is a Pensacola landmark, rich in atmosphere and tradition.  Located in the Old Firehouse at 600 E. Gregory St. Pensacola, Florida, McGuire’s boasts; “Feasting, Imbibery, and Debauchery 7 nights a week.”  Themed as “a turn of the century New York Irish Saloon” McGuire’s features nightly performances of traditional Irish Music and sing-along.  […]

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Pensacola, The Place I call Home

August 28, 2014

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I’ve called Pensacola home for the majority of my life.  I’ve lived plenty of other places, but my roots run deep in Northwest Florida. Casually strolling down Palafox Street, I’m often amazed at just how much history is packed into such a small space.  Along with art galleries, music venues, and bars that specialize in […]

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