Sunday, July 12, 2020

July 12th, 2020 Songs And Squirrels From The Wood

Hello and happy Sunday!  The Meista here today rocking out to the very wonderful "Song From The Wood" by Jethro Tull and a tasty Squirrel Juicy India Pale Ale from TF Brewing Company!  This pairing goes out to my buddy Blake from Lavender Vinyl!  Thanks for the beer and for ordering the record for me Blake!  Cheers buddy!!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Jethro Tull
  • Title: "Songs From the Wood"
  • Recorded: September through November 1976 at Morgan Studios in London, England
  • Release date: February 11th, 1977 (10th studio album by Jethro Tull) 
  • Record company: Chrysalis
  • Production: Ian Anderson
  • Album cover art: Jay L. Lee
  • Personnel: Ian Anderson (lead vocals, flute, acoustic guitar, mandolin, cymbals, whistles, and all instruments on "Jack-In-The-Green"), Barriemore Barlow (drums, percussion, marimba, glockenspiel, bells, nakers, and tabor), Martin Barre (electric guitars and lute), John Evan (piano, organ, and synthesizer), John Glascock (bass guitar and backing vocals)Dee Palmer (piano, portative pipe organ, and synthesizers)
  • Musical style: Progressive rock, progressive folk rock
  • Sound: Upbeat, wonderfully produced, and steeped in traditional English folk music, "Songs From The Wood" offers the listener a lush and textured soundscape.  
  • Major themes: With lyrics celebrating folktales of medieval Britain and their pastoral history, themes on the album include fantasy, folklore, mythology, joy, music, life, love, desire, sex, nature, beauty, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Songs From The Wood"
  2. "Jack-In-The-Green"
  3. "Cup Of Wonder"
  4. "Hunting Girl"
  5. "Ring Out, Solstice Bells"
  6. "Velvet Green"
  7. "The Whistler"
  8. "Pibroch (Cap In Hand)"
  9. "Fire At Midnight"

    Brew Info:
  • Brewery: TF Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
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  • Brew: Squirrel Juicy India Pale Ale
  • Style:  New England India Pale Ale (NEIPA)
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 6.5% 
  • Pour: The Squirrel pours a very hazy, orange-gold hue with an eggshell-white, 1-finger, frothy head with good retention and soapy lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is citrusy, tropical, and sweet.  There are aromas of orange juice, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, lemon zest, wild flowers, and light caramel. 
  • Taste: The taste of the Squirrel follows the nose.  There are notes of orange juice and peel, tangerine, pink grapefruit juice, mango, pineapple, herbal tea, and light caramel.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and well carbonated, the mouthfeel is very crisp and sweet with a dry, clean, slightly bitter finish.

Overall pairing: The crushable, very drinkable tastiness of the TF Brewing's Squirrel is perfect for an evening of rocking out to the insanely unique and brilliant music of Jethro Tull's "Song From The Wood"!  'Nuff said!


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