Let’s Get Drunk with Sailor Martin

The Hairy Eyeball of Sailor MartinI’ve been checking up on the doings of Max Sparber, playwright, journalist, filmmaker, refugee internally-displaced person, and onetime editor/ contributor/ publisher/ whateverer of The Daily Lush. Sadly, the DL isn’t getting much love from Max and Courtney these days; on the other hand, Max’s pierced and tattooed ventriloquist’s dummy, Sailor Martin, is full of cocktail mixing advice. Weirdly, Martin has always reminded me of a youngish Frank Sinatra … it’s in the eyes or the cheekbones, not sure which.

Be he bastard of the Chairman or no, check out Sailor Martin’s mixological short film. If not exactly instructive (I doubt that the Captain’s Mooseknuckle or the Severs?? Dee-Lightt will ever pass my lips) it’s definitely cautionary.

Tune in, Turn on, Drink Up

podcast iconI’m not a particular fan of podcasts — I haven’t an iPod, so I have to listen while tethered — but one takes one’s resources where one finds them. Of particular note: At Brown’s Bar [iTunes]. A monthly, twenty-odd minute show, At Brown’s Bar offers a continuing conversation on matters cocktailian between Jared Brown and Anistatia Miller, authors of Shaken Not Stirred: A Celebration of the Martini and publishers of Mixologist: The Journal of the American Cocktail. It’s a bit rough around the edges, in the way of many podcasts, but I’ve enjoyed the episodes so far and am looking forward to future installments.

There’s precious little else in the realm of mixological podcasts, but Vegas Vic’s Tiki Lounge does offers a nice Polynesian/Exotica-themed ‘cast [iTunes] for your Tiki-worshipping, Mai Tai-drinking, Martin Denny-jonesing moments.