Monday, September 24, 2012

Shameless Self Promotion

I got my first bass guitar when I was sixteen years old.  My best friend Adam Randall had been learning to play acoustic six-string guitar the year before.  As soon as I could play a little, I called him up and said, "Wanna jam?" Ever since then we have played music together in some form or another. Dozens of songs, and 4 independently released albums.

What's my point?  Well, we're working on a new album and looking for financial help via Think of it as a way to pre-order a great indie folk-rock album, as well as supporting a talented local Florida artist.  Watch this and enjoy!

(note: if the video below is not working, click HERE.)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Product Review: Hot Potatoes's Spicy Bloody Mary Potato Chips

Take a minute and read this description that is inscribed on the side of the bag: Spicy Bloody Mary Potato Chips.  Notice the word "HOT," so big and bold.  Sounds exciting, doesn't it?  Unfortunately, just like the kickin' jalapeno ranch chips from Ruffles, the flavor did not live up to the hype.

These are kettle chips, so they are super crunchy and shaped in a variety of lumpy, swirly curls.  The flavor is a mild tomato taste, which my wife says tastes like V8 juice.  (I've never tried V8 because I don't like tomatoes, but I don't mind the flavor of these chips.)  After that, there was a very mild spicy afterburn.  Very, very mild.  And therein lies the problem.

Based on the bold wording and fiery colors of the package, I was expecting my tongue to burst into flames, or something equally as dramatic.  However, the flavors that were there were just barely there.  These chips aren't bad.  If I had just tried them without expecting 'HOT SPICY BLOODY MARY,' I would have liked them more.  I am just a victim of false expectations, I suppose.

Rating: 3 out of 5 ghosts.