Wrestling, Rocking, Biscuiting, Sotoling, Odd Birding and Forgiving.
This is the Saturday Six Vol. XLVI.
Whether or not you watched the WWF (World Wrestling Federation) growing up, if you live in the U.S. you have to have known about it, especially in its golden era 1985-1992. Amongst the likes of Hulk Hogan, Macho Man Randy Savage, and Rowdy Roddy Piper stood Jake the Snake Roberts. He was famous for his psychologically advanced talk, his gigantic snake and his ultra move - the DDT. Pro wrestling is extremely hard on the body and can be beyond challenging physically and mentally. Multiple wrestlers have struggled with health and addiction issues, and in this documentary we get an intimate look into one of the greatest - his post career downfalls, battles and resurrection. Wrestling fan or not, this is worth the watch to see the greatness of redemption and having a second chance at living a purposeful life. (Parental advisory: there’s a lot of cursing, so wouldn’t suggest for the kiddos).
Since the dawn of time, we as humans have found it necessary to rank the best of the best, the winners, the victorious ones above all others. Whether it be chariot races (F1) or gladiators (UFC), competitiveness is in our makeup. Films, television, theatre, music. There it is - music. One of those “arenas” is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Here are all fifteen of the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees, ranked according to the infamous Bill Wyman. Take a looky and pick your pick(s).
We’ve listed these guys for their scrumptious jams, but hold up - their biscuits are absolutely delish! Located in South Austin, they serve jam, biscuits and a warm sense of community. We’re not sure how they do it, but once you’ve tried their delectable, savory and sweet biscuits, you’ll be hooked. The somewhat crispier, almost dense outside hides the treasure of flavorful insides between the multiple layers of fluffy, warm, doughy delight. Add their spiced apple butter or pear jam with sage & honey, and oh my goodness, biscuit heaven here we come.
DRINK: DESERT DOOR TEXAS SOTOL
For those less seasoned in in the nectar of the Desert Spoon (Dasylirion texanum), Sotol is a distilled spirit sourced from this plant that grows in northern Mexico, New Mexico, West Texas, and the Texas Hill Country. Desert Door is a group of makers who are doing it their way in West Texas. Desert Door Sotol is produced from this West Texas-grown evergreen Sotol plant, and both their original and oak-aged versions of Sotol are made with only three ingredients: wild Sotol, yeast, and purified natural Texas water. Go to the site and see the process and read about the history, then click here to go find some and wet your whistle.
SHOP: ODD BIRD CO.
Born in Turkey and raised in Australia, founder Ceren Alkaç-Lee lived in a perpetual juxtaposition of cultures throughout her youth. Returning to Turkey as a mature woman versed in western fashion, sewing and design, Ceren newly discovered the incredible depth of her culture and the time-honored tradition of handcrafted work. In an effort moving away from the ever-growing fast-fashion culture, OddBird was born. Oddbird Co. is dedicated to bringing traditional handmade Turkish textiles to a new generation. They believe in ethically-made, small batch fashion that is focused on quality, classic design, and multi-use functionality. Shop their Turkish Towels & Blankets, Kilim Pillows & Rugs, and Robes & Loungewear. It’s all beautiful and one-of-a-kind.
Not many can tell a story in a song like John Prine can, and now in his 70’s he can tell more than ever. Fun, witty, heartfelt and sincere, JP has a cult like following of deeply loyal fans and has been held high by some of the best-known artists alike. For the last 50 years, his folk country voice has been crooning in a special and raspy way; always recognizable and there to greet you like an old friend or beloved relative. Bob Dylan, Neil Young and other icons have sited him as a constant inspiration, and his songs have been recorded by a long list of well-respected artists, including Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, Kris Kristofferson, George Strait, Bette Midler, Paul Westerberg, Dwight Yoakam and many more. Give his latest album a listen, and visit his past catalogue, but before all that watch him perform his latest single “When I Get to Heaven” on Jimmy Fallon.