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THE ZIGGY STARDUST SHOW (REDUX) – David Bowie Tribute w/ Andy Hermann

THE ZIGGY STARDUST SHOW
With Andy Hermann
Music editor for the Los Angeles Weekly

It’s August, and since everyone in Southern California fucks off to pastures new, we’re re-running one of our favorite shows.

In celebration of the groundbreaking alien rock star, the Drunks present a tribute show with L.A Weekly music editor Andy Hermann while drinking the Ziggy Stardust, a drink as complex as Bowie himself.  (And the first Army of Drunks cocktail that could actually burn the place down.)

WARNING: We get loaded, pretentious, and all-kinds-of-serious about Bowie and his music, but we still have plenty of comedy-ha-ha-good-times as Spork recounts her tale of getting pelted with eggs in Havana on New Years Eve, we play “Bowie or Bizkit,” and we delve deep to find out what’s in Shaw’s craw.

Oh, and for those of you Bowie virgins out there, don’t worry, Buck gives his list of where to start listening.  (Or go ahead and worry.  See if we care.)  But you can scroll down to buy the albums on our Amazon Store.

(And the show is NSFW as always.)

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DRINK ALONG AT HOME!
The Ziggy Stardust

  • 4 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Creme de Violette
  • 2 dashes Orange Bitters
  • 1/2 oz Goldschlager
  • Sprinkle of Cinnamon
  • Fire

Combine vodka, violette and bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake and pour into a martini glass.  Pour the Goldschlager into a shot glass and light on fire.  Sprinkle cinnamon over the flame and watch it sparkle like Ziggy Stardust himself.  Then pour into a glass and drink, reminding yourself that the world is over four billion years old, and you were lucky enough to live at the same time as David Bowie.

The Ziggy Stardust in Progress. Notice the heart-shaped flame. (photo by Kevin Rolly)
The Ziggy Stardust in Progress. Notice the heart-shaped flame. (photo by Kevin Rolly)

OUR HONORED GUEST
Andy Hermann is the kick-ass music editor for the Los Angeles weekly.  Read more about him here.

Andy’s listicle tribute to David Bowie — 10 Reasons Why David Bowie Was Our Weirdest Rock Star — is here.

AND WE ALSO TALKED ABOUT…
Ann Power’s NPR piece on David Bowie — Reflections of a Bowie Girl — can be found here.

Henry Rollins’ L.A. Weekly review of Bowie’s Blackstar is definitely worth a look here.

DAVID BOWIE’S MUSIC
We mentioned a few albums on the show, and Buck’s list of the three albums to start on are:
Hunky Dory (1971)
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)
Aladdin Sane (1973)
To that, Andy added:
Let’s Dance (1983)
That oughtta get you started.  We also discussed:
David Bowie (1967) his first album
Blackstar (2016) his final album

All of this is available in the Drunken Music section of the Army of Drunks Amazon store.  GO THERE NOW!

AS PROMISED, HERE’S A PICTURE OF SPORK IN THE STREETS OF HAVANA ON NEW YEARS

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Spork Represents the USA in Havana on New Years.

FINALLY, A RARE PHOTO OF THE DRUNKS IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT.

The Drunks in their Natural Habitat. (left to right, Shaft, Buck Down, Spork, Matt Shaw, guest Andy Hermann, MixMa$ter Therm. Photo by Kevin Rolly.)
left to right, Shaft, Buck Down, Spork, Matt Shaw, guest Andy Hermann, MixMa$ter Therm. (photo by Kevin Rolly.)

show copyright ©2016, Army of Drunks

 

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THE ZIGGY STARDUST SHOW – with Andy Hermann

AOD_Ziggy_Stardus_slug_small_OriginalPhoto-474781043.117197THE ZIGGY STARDUST SHOW
With Andy Hermann
Music editor for the Los Angeles Weekly

Yes, unless you’ve been buried under a man who fell to earth for the past month, you know that David Bowie recently passed on to the great unknown.  In celebration of the groundbreaking alien rock star, the Drunks present a tribute show with L.A Weekly music editor Andy Hermann while drinking the Ziggy Stardust, a drink as complex as Bowie himself.  (And the first Army of Drunks cocktail that could actually burn the place down.)

WARNING: We get loaded, pretentious, and all-kinds-of-serious about Bowie and his music, but we still have plenty of comedy-ha-ha-good-times as Spork recounts her tale of getting pelted with eggs in Havana on New Years Eve, we play “Bowie or Bizkit,” and we delve deep to find out what’s in Shaw’s craw.

Oh, and for those of you Bowie virgins out there, don’t worry, Buck gives his list of where to start listening.  (Or go ahead and worry.  See if we care.)  But you can scroll down to buy the albums on our Amazon Store.

(And the show is NSFW as always.)

Subscribe on iTunes!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-army-of-drunks/id936560275

Or listen directly here!

DRINK ALONG AT HOME!
The Ziggy Stardust

  • 4 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Creme de Violette
  • 2 dashes Orange Bitters
  • 1/2 oz Goldschlager
  • Sprinkle of Cinnamon
  • Fire

Combine vodka, violette and bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake and pour into a martini glass.  Pour the Goldschlager into a shot glass and light on fire.  Sprinkle cinnamon over the flame and watch it sparkle like Ziggy Stardust himself.  Then pour into a glass and drink, reminding yourself that the world is over four billion years old, and you were lucky enough to live at the same time as David Bowie.

The Ziggy Stardust in Progress. Notice the heart-shaped flame. (photo by Kevin Rolly)
The Ziggy Stardust in Progress. Notice the heart-shaped flame. (photo by Kevin Rolly)

OUR HONORED GUEST
Andy Hermann is the kick-ass music editor for the Los Angeles weekly.  Read more about him here.

Andy’s listicle tribute to David Bowie — 10 Reasons Why David Bowie Was Our Weirdest Rock Star — is here.

AND WE ALSO TALKED ABOUT…
Ann Power’s NPR piece on David Bowie — Reflections of a Bowie Girl — can be found here.

Henry Rollins’ L.A. Weekly review of Bowie’s Blackstar is definitely worth a look here.

DAVID BOWIE’S MUSIC
We mentioned a few albums on the show, and Buck’s list of the three albums to start on are:
Hunky Dory (1971)
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)
Aladdin Sane (1973)
To that, Andy added:
Let’s Dance (1983)
That oughtta get you started.  We also discussed:
David Bowie (1967) his first album
Blackstar (2016) his final album

All of this is available in the Drunken Music section of the Army of Drunks Amazon store.  GO THERE NOW!

AS PROMISED, HERE’S A PICTURE OF SPORK IN THE STREETS OF HAVANA ON NEW YEARS

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Spork Represents the USA in Havana on New Years.

FINALLY, A RARE PHOTO OF THE DRUNKS IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT.

The Drunks in their Natural Habitat. (left to right, Shaft, Buck Down, Spork, Matt Shaw, guest Andy Hermann, MixMa$ter Therm. Photo by Kevin Rolly.)
left to right, Shaft, Buck Down, Spork, Matt Shaw, guest Andy Hermann, MixMa$ter Therm. (photo by Kevin Rolly.)

show copyright ©2016, Army of Drunks

 

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THE EGGNOG SHOW – with Derek Jones

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THE ARMY OF DRUNKS
EGGNOG SHOW
with Derek Jones

Learn about the history of Christmas’ biggest egg-and-dairy-based alcoholic tradition, and why some folks like to leave their nog out before they get their nog on.  Comedian Derek Jones tells us about Los Angeles’ biggest Ugly Sweater Party, and how a Moose takes a mistress.  Also, we play “Name That Sex Act” holiday edition, and find out What’s in Shaw’s Craw!

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DEREK’S UGLY SWEATER PARTY
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DRINK ALONG AT HOME!
THE ARMY OF DRUNKS EGGNOG TROUGH
(A recipe bastardized from Alton Brown and Martha Stewart.)
NOTE: This recipe can be cut in half, or a third, if you just don’t have enough friends to consume it all, and if you’re a fan of our podcast, you probably don’t.

  • 12 egg yolks
  • 1 cup, plus 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 & 1/2 quarts whole milk
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 12 egg whites (to save for servin’ time)
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 1/2 cup brandy or congnac

DIRECTIONS
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color.  Gradually add the 1/3 cup sugar and continue to beat until it is completely dissolved.  Add the milk, cream, booze and nutmeg and stir to combine.  Then let age for six months if you have time, maybe overnight if you don’t.

When it comes time to serve the glorious nog, place the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat to soft peaks.  With the mixer still running gradually add the 1 tablespoon of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Whisk the egg whites into the mixture.  Chill and serve.  (Though you should have chilled it *way* before now.  If you aged your eggnog by leaving it by the fireplace, start over.)

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Nuts being megged by MixMa$ter Therm.

GEORGE WASHINGTON’S EGGNOG RECIPE
“One quart cream, one quart milk, one dozen tablespoons sugar, one pint brandy, 1/2 pint rye whiskey, 1/2 pint Jamaica rum, 1/4 pint sherry—mix liquor first, then separate yolks and whites of eggs, add sugar to beaten yolks, mix well. Add milk and cream, slowly beating. Beat whites of eggs until stiff and fold slowly into mixture. Let set in cool place for several days. Taste frequently.”  Historians believe he used a dozen eggs.  Why?  Because freedom.

PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE OF INJURED POLISH SANTA
£££-A-drunk-Santa

OUR SHAMEFUL EGGNOG CONSUMPTION
Before:
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After:
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SHO(r)T – The Green Hawaii

green_hawaiian_slug_01_smallTHE ARMY OF DRUNKS SHO(r)T – THE GREEN HAWAII

An Army of Drunks Original Cocktail For No Reason

Yes, the Army is releasing a “Short” or “Shot” or whateveryouwannacallit as we get in sync with the holidays.  Tonight we try an original cocktail: The Green Hawaii.  Why?  Because nothing says “aloha” like absinthe!  We also take an uncomfortably long time to sign off.  Mahalo, mofos!

(NSFW as always.)

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DRINK ALONG AT HOME!
THE GREEN HAWAII

  • 3/4 oz. Light Rum
  • 3/4 oz. Vodka
  • 1/2 oz. Absinthe
  • 3 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz. Sweet & Sour Mix

Glass Type: Cthulhu-themed Tiki Mug or any vessel that’s been cursed by dark forces and chilled for an hour.

PREPARATION
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker or blender.  If using cocktail shaker, blend!  If using blender, shake!  Pour into glass.  Garnish with tiny black cocktail umbrella.  Enjoy on beach while writing poem about ravens, vampires or death.

 

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THE MOSCOW MULE SHOW – with Rikki Simons and Richard Horvitz

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THE ARMY OF DRUNKS

MOSCOW MULE SHOW
With guests character actors Richard  Horvitz and Rikki Simons.

Dismember your childhoold as cartoon voice actors Richard Horvitz and Rikki Simons — from Nickeldoeon’s “Invader ZIM” — get loaded on the Moscow Mule.  Learn the history of a cocktail created in secret by a beverage cabal.  Hear True Tales of Convention Horror.  Then play “Name that Sex Act” with TV’s GIR!  (NSFW, obviously.)

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DRINK ALONG AT HOME!
THE MOSCOW MULE

  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 4 to 6 ounces ginger beer (not ginger ale, you child.)
  • Ice (obviously)

Glass Type:  Copper mug, if you’re that kind of completist.  Collins glass, otherwise.

PREPARATION
Squeeze lime juice into a copper mug* and toss in the spent lime if you’re feeling badass.  Add ice cubes, then vodka and fill the remainder with ginger beer.  Stir with an appropriate object and serve with an icy stare.

* If you don’t have a genuine copper Moscow Mule mug, just throw a few pennies into a regular glass** for “that ol’ copper tongue.”

** This is a terrible idea, and we don’t recommend you do it, ever.   But hey, drop us an e-mail if you do.

OUR VALUED GUESTS:
http://www.rikkisimons.com/
http://www.richardhorvitz.com/

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