Not much for RKDeem to report, but we’ll keep the list moving forward. I made hotel reservations for Ithaca on the week of August 15th, looking forward to diving into Buttermilk Falls.
My friends Jen and Jay just got back from their honeymoon. Isn’t honeymoon the most beautiful word? Here’s the etymology offered by Websters:
“the idea that the first month of marriage is the sweetest” (1546)
I really like this explanation of the word’s origin and hopefully we can hook the happy couple up with some mead on the 22nd:
In many parts of Europe it was traditional to supply a newly married couple with enough mead
for a month, ensuring happiness and fertility. From this practice we get honeymoon
or, as the French say, lune de miel
Rivalry #9 – Best Worst Bar In Doylestown
There’s a couple of places that come to mind when I think of the worst bars in Doylestown. Finny’s, the Amber Inn, or the Moose. Finny’s and Amber Inn are very similar, but the Amber Inn has a couple more pool tables, bars, and space that generally goes unused. I prefer Finny’s vertical orientation (two-stories), it keeps everyone close together and they don’t open the second floor unless there’s enough people to justify it. Finny’s also offers better bands and a great karaoke guy. The Amber is always terribly smokey which is a turnoff for me. Finny’s over the Amber. So that leaves Finny’s vs. the Moose. The Moose wins if you’re going with a good group of friends because the beer’s cheap and they bring in some good musicians. Unfortunately, the Moose can really be lame, quiet, smokey, and somewhat depressing if you’re going with one other person and no band performing. In general, I think Finny’s beats out the Moose slightly, but all of these bars are on the bottom rung and I’d try to avoid them if you could.
I hope everyone’s keeping August 22 open for the great ol’ Doylestown bar crawl, starting with Stephanie’s to check out my favorite free band, The Raggamuffins,
RKDeem’s #9 Band
The Strokes – I loved their first two albums, didn’t care for their third album. Songs are catchy, high-energy, and filled with confidence. I have three standout tracks: Someday – catchy, pop tune. Alone Together – crazy frenzy rock tune. Reptilia – a combination of them both.
20. Postal Service
19. White Stripes
18. Regina Spektor
17. Louis Prima
16. Otis Redding
15. Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs
14. Jack Johnson
13. Led Zeppelin
12. Kanye West
9. The Strokes