Watch Macklemore & Ryan Lewis literally shake the dust off the ceiling tiles at the NPR Music offices in a Tiny Desk Concert.
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Hello this is most excellent.
I saw Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at Dallas H.O.B. last month and it was incredible (no hyperbole). I go to a lot of shows and I have never been in a room with so much energy and enthusiasm, with a healthy dose of emotional connection.
On today’s Fresh Air, Sandor Katz talks about DIY techniques for making your own cheese, wine, cured meats and beer: ““Fruit and honey will spontaneously ferment into alcohol whereas grains, which are complex carbohydrates rather than simple carbohydrates, need to be predigested. They need to have those complex carbs broken down into simple carbs. In the Western tradition of beer-making, we do this through malting — which is germination, or sprouting. In the Asian tradition, molds are used. And really, the most ancient method of doing this is chewing — using our human saliva to break down starches into sugars, and then you brew the beer from the grains which have already been malted or otherwise enzymatically broken down into starches.”
I never saw an Indian person on TV unless it was like Gandhi or a James Bond movie where he goes to India or they’re showing the Quik-E-Mart guy. There was no one Indian on TV.” — Aziz Ansari [complete interview here]