New Holland Brewing from Holland, Michigan is new to the Georgia market. We enjoy one of their flagships, the Dragon’s Milk Ale Aged in Oak Barrels. And when I say we enjoy it, I mean we enjoyed it, because it is a very enjoyable beer. But you’re going to have to be patient because it takes us until the 4:00 mark to even mention the beer.
We actually start the episode with a little musical discussion. We were touching base on the Mountain Goats song from Episode 25, and Russ did an impression of what a ‘chipped’ note sounds like. You can hear this impression at exactly 1:44. It is … special. So special, in fact, that I isolated the noise and it is now the notification sound my phone makes whenever I receive a text.
The musical conversation continued with a brief analysis of my deep contempt for RUSH, who were playing live in Atlanta when we recorded this episode. Sigh. I just don’t get the Neil Peart worship. Stiffest drummer ever. OH LOOK AT ALL MY DRUMS AND PADS AND CYMBALS AND TRIGGERS. I thought about embedding a video for reference, but I’m not sharing my space. If you are having trouble sleeping, watch Peart’s solo on David Letterman from last year.
Whatever. Let’s see, what else. Apparently Russ has some Jewish ancestry he is either suppressing or unaware of because he says Mazel Tov twice in this episode. We analyze Sprayberry Bottle Shop’s Twitter handle.
Oh right, the song! We headed down the path toward listening to a song from Mastodon, but took a sharp turn at the last second and opted for a song from West End Motel, featuring Mastodon’s own Brent Hinds. Russ was nervous at the beginning, but his anxieties were soon eased marking TWO EPISODES IN A ROW he has enjoyed the song. All attempts at description on the podcast and on this blog are failures, so you’ll just have to listen. Song starts around the 12:00 mark.