Day 33’s topic is about holiday beverages. I was delighted to see this because I plan on making glogg – mulled wine – this year. I have had it before but never heated it up with the fruits and spices myself. I will be making it with port, but you can also use claret.
If you are a Beatles obsessive like myself, you have probably listened to their recordings every which way and with headphones so you can pick up things you might otherwise miss. On side 4 of the White Album there is a strange sequence of tracks, even for the Beatles. Cry Baby Cry ends, unresolved, in Em instead of the dominant G, there is a snippet of a Paul song that was recorded during session for I Will but was never released in full form, although now you can find it on YouTube. Then there is some barely heard studio chatter and the musique concrete Revolution 9 begins. The chatter always fascinated me – who was it? What are they saying? It turns out it is a brief conversation between Alistair Taylor and George Martin about…a bottle of claret.