New Video from the homie Jabee!

Jabee dropped this track “Stephanie” (Super Ugly) ft. Carlitta Durand some time ago and me sleeping on my blogging I never posted it, just selfishly jammed to it all by my lonesome. The track is produced by El-p, has a nice sound and Jabee’s on point. He dropped the video for it yesterday and it came out nice. Little artwork from the homie Rhak in the background too. Make sure and support Jabee he is doing big things for OK.

Jabee “Stephanie” (Super Ugly) ft. Carlitta Durand from Steve Jones on Vimeo.

Beer Review and Commission Completion Celebration

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So holy fucking shit I’m pretty much done with this commission I’ve been working on for about, I don’t know, 7 months. I got the whole thing sealed and all that’s left is connecting the top and bottom. Seems like a great time for a great beer. So what I’ll do here is review this beer like I do on super nerdy beer rating sites while flashing pictures of my piece. Jake, I know you got super excited there, but by piece i totally am referring to my art commission. Here we go….

Nebraska Brewing Company
Apricot Au Poivre Saison
Chardonnay Barrel Aged Saison with Apricot Purée and Black Pepper
6.8%

So its worth mentioning first that this beer is so delicious and composed of so many variants that I drank half the motherfucker while just typing out all that explaination for yous. Out of a Boulevard smokestack tulip as pictured.
So with this beer I recommend kind of holding it upside down and letting the sediment seap into the top half of the brew. In this case that sediment seems to be the harbinger of delicious apricotness. So trust me, you want that all up in all of this shit.
Letting this guy foam up all rocky on the pour like every good Saison should be, aromas of funky, buttery, musty Chardonnay, some good wood (from the barrel jake, don’t get excited), the apricot is a best supporting actor here on some Scottie Pippen shit.
The beer is unfiltered golden orange, holding the apricot densely as I’ve gotten close to the end of the bottle cause my typing speed is no match for my drinking speed.

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This beer just has that glow, kind of like a pregnant woman in the movies. Foamy honey.

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The taste here is just magnificent. I immediately question how much better Hill Farmstead saisons truly could be as this beers intimate mix of funk, apricot, tropical fruit, and ever so slight barrel dryness just fill me up with some much happiness.

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This beer is bright and full of pleasant apricot with good framing barrel and funk edges. Well played Nebraska Brewing Company, well played.

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In this beer, while confessing to usage of pepper, the role played is hidden, offering only an additional hand to the yeast in insisting upon a dry finish. The Belgian yeast and pepper are barely recognizable separate from one another, but are both apparent on the dry back end of the palate here.

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All in all, I probably like this beer so much cause it’s right in my wheelhouse. I like fruit beers that are week considered, I like barrel aged beers, and I like inventive saisons. Haters gonna hate, fruits saisons always highly rate. Ugh.

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R.I.P. Sendak,Vacation in America, and The Natural Progression of Things


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quick painting I did half observation of my new hydrangea and half imagined. visual notations of recent thoughts.
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finished pictures of set. (edit: the finished wazoo is actually at the end)
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went to Oklahoma to visit Jake and family.
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Sapulpa has the best old school signs…
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oklahoma bbq. pretty good but i could live without the bologna.
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tate just cracked me up constantly, here is cleaning the house before the relator shows up…
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micah’s masterpiece…
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jake’s mission style hanging of his art collection…
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bug catcher tate
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“trip” to the sapulpa park
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CHANDLER!!!! this baby can smile…
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being around these guys was a complete joy. just amazing. couldn’t love them more, but i won’t be mad at them when the sleep a little longer….
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After watching jake be a badass dad it reaffirmed that he is infact 100% all american beef
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and here is the bar that jake built. fuckin amazing.
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here is a pretty amazing beer made in oklahoma by coop brewery from oklahoma city that our friend kris kanaly designed some lettering for. it was great rendition of an all wheat barleywine style that is known as a wheatwine. boulevard makes one of these called harvest dance that is great, but i found thiso ne more interesting due to the yeast strain used. it was a wild strain that added a tartness to an otherwise velvety and sweet beer. i bought 2 more, one for a friend and one for the cellar. the high alcohol content and yeast strain make for a great beer to hold on to for a year or two…
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attack of atticus !!!
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jake is coaching micah up a young age, here she is shooting hoops, and there’s jake in the corner acting like pistol pete’s dad telling her to get her feet right. watchout wnba….
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look close at the taco bell billboard
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Oops, this is the finished wazoo by local trouble
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gang life
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i would highly recommend mikkeller’s beer geek breakfast for thunder fans to wash down the bitter taste of defeat. it is a fantastic coffee oatmeal stout. vivid and accurately slightly acidic coffee roast with a plush and creamy mouthfeel. for a split second it’s as if there is no spurs and the thunder are still just embarassing the lakers.
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fin
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and finished