Have your drinkd 'on the rocks' - literally

Have your drink on the rocks - literally

By Darren Quick

sippinrocks.jpgMade from granite “imported from throughout the world”, the hand-crafted Sippin’ Rocks are carved, shaped and polished into elegant drinking stones that bring out the full, undiluted flavor in any drink. The rocks should be placed in a small bag in the freezer for about four hours before (carefully) placing one or two in a glass. The sharp-cornered cube shape of the Sippin’ Rocks seems a little glass-unfriendly to me, but presumably ‘Sippin’ Balls’ didn’t have the same ring to it.


Bugatti will produce a Tourbillon wristwatch by Parmigiani which doubles as the clock on the dashboard of its latest car and hence will be worn only by those who purchase the US$1,470,000 16C Galibier

Joni Mitchell has, in fact, seen Life from Both Sides Now and Then.

Joni Mitchell  Both Sides Now      I first met Joni Mitchell in the 60's. At dinner I told her that Artists usually write for the musical instrument they are. If their singing range is limited, they tend to write simpler melodies; if they have a range as great as yours, Joni, they tend to write more complex melodies that show off their vocal abilities. I personally prefer your lower range where I think you are better. Joni had nodes on her vocal cords, so for awhile she was forced to sing in her lower range. Here's a live performance that is one of the best she's ever done.



That's one of the truths about man (this is where most people say "that separates us from the animals), we have a way of passing ourselves along to generation after generation. Of course, not nearly as efficiently as ants and tigers, but more varied. I envy the writer, poet, artist, and music creator for they have truly found immortality. Rembrandt and Da Vinci are alive today. 

When you listen to music, what you like bears repeated listening - and watching. Here we go again.

"This incredible machine was built as a collaborative effort between the Robert M. Trammell Music Conservatory and the Sharon Wick School of Engineering at the University of Iowa .. Amazingly, 97% of the machines components came from John Deere Industries and Irrigation Equipment of Bancroft , Iowa ....Yes, farm equipment! It took the team a combined 13,029 hours of set-up, alignment, calibration, and tuning before filming this video but as you can see it was WELL worth the effort. It is now on display in the Matthew Gerhard Alumni Hall at the University and is already slated to be donated to the Smithsonian."