Sunday, 16 January 2011

Sunday, 16 January 2011

As promised; below is a recipe I found a while ago for Espresso Martinis! There are two variations on the recipe, both of which are very easy to make

Make enough espresso so that there is one shot per person. Pour ingredients into shaker filled with ice, shake vigorously, and strain into chilled martini glass. It should be a little frothy.

Version 1

Espresso Martini
1 oz espresso
1 1/2 oz Absolut vodka
1 1/2 oz Kahlua coffee liqueur
1 oz white creme de cacao

Version 2

Espresso Martini
1 oz espresso
1 1/2 oz Absolut vodka
1 teaspoon of sugar

Top off with a couple of espresso beans as a garnish.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Thursday, 13 January 2011 - Second Transmission

The second transmission is up and running. A little bit of a theme going on with this one – a show devoted to some of my favourite Irish bands. The set opens aggressively with a track from the mighty Therapy? and then sashays smoothly into a track from Kerbdog’s 1997 album “On The Turn” called “JJ’s Song”. The song is named after JJ Cantwell from Jerusalem Taxis, another Kilkenny band. Kerbdog also covered a Jerusalem Taxis song called “Something In My Head” which I believe you can find on the B-Side of the “Dry Riser” 7” vinyl (little bit of useless information for you there).

In my haste to record the voice over parts I made some mistakes, but instead of recording again I’m just going to correct myself here. The name of the Bats album is “Cruel Sea Scientist” (not the Cruel Sea as I said in the recording). It is a fantastic album that I highly recommend.

As for the other mistake, well let’s see if anyone can spot it!

Five Go Down to the Sea (named after the book by Enid Blyton) made some fantastic music. If you’re a fan of The Fall you should check out the rest of their stuff, as well as their previous incarnation Nun Attax. The radio documentary I mentioned during the show can be found here.

The Charlie Don’t Surf track came from a CDR that I was given a while ago. Unfortunately, the quality isn’t great but you can check out more of their funky tunes on the MySpaces right here..

I was of two minds about whether or not to play The Walls “Broken Boy” track but decided to stick with it as it mellowed things out after Jinx Lennon’s crazy antics.

Finally the set closes with “Emerald” by Thin Lizzy. There is a niggling thought at the back of my mind that the song was written in honour of Jimi Hendrix, but I’m not positive. Either way it’s a cracking song and a great way to end the show.

Potato Junkie


Screamager – Therapy? / Troublegum

JJ’s Song – Kerbdog / On The Turn

Point Your Eye’s Down – Waiting Room / Catering For Headphones

Elephants For Fun And Profit – Five Go Down To The Sea / Knot A Fish

These Ones Lay Eggs – Bats / Cruel Sea Scientist

Fiction – Whipping Boy / Heartworm

Mother – Rest / Burning In Water ...

Chewing Gun – Charlie Don’t Surf / Savage Norks

Studio Blues – Neon Flea Circus / Go For The Juggler

Houses Everywhere – Jinx Lennon / Thirty Beacons of Light for a Land Full of Spite, Thugs, Drugs, Slugs and Energy

Broken Boy – The Walls – Hi-Lo

A Million Miles Away – Rory Gallagher / Tattoo

Emerald – Thin Lizzy / Jailbreak

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Sunday, 09 January 2011

Thanks to all who listened to the first transmission. The feedback so far has been very positive. As long as people are enjoying the shows, I’ll keep doing them.

I’d like to start of the coffee section of the blog with a very easy, straight forward coffee recipe to enjoy while listening to the music – a Nutella Mocha!

A quick blast in the microwave will help the Nutella melt a bit easier into the espresso. Also, mixing the Nutella and Espresso in a large coffee mug then pouring in the milk makes the process easier.

Nutella Mocha

1. Two or three shots espresso
2. One heaped teaspoon of Nutella
3. Half cup of hot milk

Make some fresh espresso. Stir in Nutella, smashing it against the sides of the cup to ensure it is mostly melted and dissolved into the coffee.

Add milk to mixture, stir and enjoy.

Very quick and easy.

Next week’s recipe; Espresso Martini...!!!

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Thursday, 06 January 2011 - First Transmission.

Thursday, 06 January 2011.

It took some time but, finally, the first transmission of Caffeinated Frequencies is up and running! I decided to keep the speaking parts to a minimum because, firstly, nerves and coffee jitters made the task disagreeable, and secondly, because if I were you I’d want to hear less of my voice and more of the good tunes.

I thought the first two tracks would set the tone of the show nicely; a track from Lemon Jelly, which features a sample of a crazy cat named Peter Reveen (hypnotist / illusionist), followed up by a track from the Desert Sessions Vol. 9 & 10 which contains one of my favourite lyrics: “I ain’t here to break it – just see how far it will bend”. The whole series of Desert Sessions albums are very interesting and deserve a listen if you can find them.

The track from Curtis Mayfield can be found on his album Superfly. I took it from a compilation called Ghetto Life which features classic Blaxploitation songs from Gil Scott-Heron, Issac Hayes, Sly & and The Family Stone, Delfonics and on and on and on...

We finish the first transmission with Therapy? one of my favourite bands of all time – I can guarantee I will be playing alot more of their stuff in future shows.

Once again I’d like to thank my good friend Shocksy Clarke for his help. If you love your ears I strongly suggest that you check out the The Kiwi Fruit Radio Blog for some fantastic New Zealand music. Another blog I highly recommend you check out is The Daily Guru an epic catalogue of great music updated on a daily basis!

That’s about it from me, I plan to do the shows on a weekly basis and also add interesting coffee related articles here and there. Hope you enjoy it!

Potato Junkie.

Nervous Tension – Lemon Jelly / Lemon

I Wanna Make It Wit Chu – Desert Sessions / Vol. 9 & 10

Born on the Bayou – Creedence Clearwater Revival / Bayou Country

Waiting’ For the Bus – ZZ Top / Tres Hombres

Jesus Just Left Chicago – ZZ Top / Tres Hombres

Wandering Star – Portishead / Dummy

Waiting Room – Fugazi / 13 Songs

A Day in the Life – Handsome Boy Modelling School / White People

Steak For Chicken – The Mouldy Peaches / The Mouldy Peaches

Pusherman – Curtis Mayfield / Ghetto Life

Sorted for E’s and Whizz – Pulp / Different Class

Ten Year Plan – Therapy? / Suicide Pact, You First

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