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Emo to them who think emo of it [Feb. 5th, 2005|12:29 am]
The American Caliban
Local musician J. played at D's tonight. He's a very nice guy and I like his circle of friends. However he is riffing on U2 songs from about 1988 and doesn't stop. Embarrassing. He joined us between sets and the conversation turned to comedians. There was a meta conversation about Andy Kaufman's disturbing later career and his habit of making people uncomfortable with forced humor. The meta wasin the sense that J. is an Andy Kaufman character who tries very hard to be wacky and it's embarrassing. I was waiting for Tony Clifton to appear, or at least for someone to throw a wrestling move.

After the Uncomfortable Comedy Show he did another set of acoustic outtakes from "The Unforgettable Bore". I think I've said it before, but Christian Evangelical Art of all kinds suits Joyce's quote about the Irish, that their art was the cracked mirror of Europe. It's all 20 years behind the times, earnest, squeaky-clean, sterile, dead. The music is all this blowdried-beard white soul, like Harry Chapin hauled out of the grave by A&R Jesus and told to make something the grunge kids would like, you know, that new beat combo sound.

In better news, XLNT chicken & cheese tamales with tomato sauce, fresh tomatoes, oregano, and a small can of chipotles in adobo sauce work very well. One of the best meals I've had recently and almost all of it from a package?

Who's got the 10 1/2?

[User Picture]From: bruisedhips
2005-02-05 04:20 pm (UTC)
U2 covers. BLECH.
adobo sauce? what is this?
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[User Picture]From: nosrialleon
2005-02-05 05:53 pm (UTC)
If you go and buy a can of chipotles, chances are they are sitting in adobo sauce. I don't know if it's a byproduct of manufacturing or what, but it's a strong, hot red sauce.
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[User Picture]From: frobisher
2005-02-05 06:41 pm (UTC)
I forget the details, but I'm fairly sure vinegar is involved.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2005-02-05 08:04 pm (UTC)

adobo potochop

It means different things in different cultures. In Mexico it's a tomato/vinegar marinade made with chipotles (smoked jalapenos). It has garlic and lots of spices and a heavy tomato flavor, similar to a Mexicanized smoky version of Italian tomato sauce.

Sample recipe that looks pretty faithful is here.

If you buy canned cooked chipotles they're always in this sauce.

There's a Filipino "adobo" which is basically their national sauce,but I've never made it. It's good too.
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