Thursday, April 26, 2012

According to the CDC, US birthrates are at an all-time low. Well, sure, the NBA playoffs are about to start. 

In Ohio, a 60-year-old man died in his squalid shack and his decomposed body was partially consumed by his 50 starving dogs. On the bright side, he doesn't have to hear about the Kardashians anymore. 

 Since you asked:
Neil Young's "Harvest" has aged well. It was the anti-Monkees album Young always wanted to make. Take how they recorded and packaged the Monkees and do the opposite and you had "Harvest."

Young even fought to have the album wrapped in a biodegradable cover, but the record company did not go for it. About 40 years ahead of his time. First time I ever saw recycled paper.

Comprised of tunes mostly rejected by Stills and Crosby - although they sing on the album - part of it was recorded in Young's barn. When creating the mix between a recording in his house and a recording in his barn, Young was heard yelling to the engineer;

"More barn." 

You can hear the barn in the songs.  

Lex's Lou-uh-vull fried chicken: 

Bone-in, skin-on thighs. Marinate a few hours in buttermilk.
Season flour with salt, pepper, Old Bay, smoked paprika, garlic powder.

Heat Wesson oil to 400.  Dredge chicken in flour, plunk in and fry - oil should cover chicken - at 350/375 for 12 - 14 minutes. 

Golden brown, crisp, juicy, awesome. 

While chicken is resting for five minutes, sautee two-minute-blanched green beans in butter until hot and sprinkle with mortar-ground almonds, garlic clove and lemon zest with a tad of olive oil.  

Heat and butter cornbread and serve.

Uh huh, dat's right, I just up and done bitch-slapped the Colonel.