Dinner Party Download

Episode 14, January 16, 2009

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Lamont Dozier

This week: Legendary Motown songwriter Lamont Dozier gives candy to children… We chill out with a cryonic cocktail… And Brendan discovers the three most beautiful words in the English language: Korean, BBQ, Tacos. [PHOTO: Lamont Dozier w/ his lifetime achievement award from indie music organization TAXI, 2008].

The Cheat Sheet

A handy summary of all the info on this week’s show [pdf].

Audio Extra

The extended cut of Rico’s interview with Lamont Dozier: twice the questions, twice as cool. Download.

Drink Recipe

“Death On The Rocks”

On January 12th, 1967, Dr. James Bedford became the first person to be cryonically preserved, his body sealed in a capsule full of supercold liquid nitrogen. Cryonicists still celebrate the anniversary — they call it “Bedford Day.” In honor of which we present this ice-cold re-imagining of the classic cocktail “Death In the Afternoon.”

RECIPE created for the DPD by Jonny Raglin, bar manager at Absinthe Brasserie in San Francisco, CA:

  • Squeeze the juice of fresh blood oranges into an ice cube tray, and freeze
  • Fill a Collins glass with the blood-orange ice cubes
  • Fill glass 3/4 full with champagne
  • Top with .25 to .5 oz. of Absinthe

Sip gently to avoid brain freeze.

After Dinner Mint

notes on this week’s show

WARNING TO ANGELENOS: After listening to this episode, you may feel the urge to cram your face full of Korean BBQ tacos from Kogi food wagon. And you’re certainly welcome to try… But first you’ll have to find it.

Should this weekend’s parties call for roof-raising and/or house-quaking, look no further than Lamont Dozier’s unstoppable 1977 disco classic “Going Back To My Roots.” It’s the outro music you hear after Dozier’s interview in this week’s show… and you can unleash the whole track on your unsuspecting booty right here.

Back in ‘91, the good folks at Alcor popped open Dr. Bedford’s cryo-capsule to give him a check-up. See how his body fared after 24 years in deep-freeze, and revel in phrases like:

  • “the corneas are chalk-white from ice”
  • “Bloody fluid issuing from the mouth and nose was a not completely unanticipated finding” and
  • “it is not surprising that he should show evidence of surface fracturing.”
  • 1 Comments

    Wholesale Jordan Shoes: June 30, 2010 6:15 AM

    Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch because I found this for him smile. So let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch!

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