The Beer Sonnetteer

Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to introduce you to Phil Rose, The Beer Sonnetteer, a friend of mine who writes delightful Shakespearean sonnets about beer. He recently wrote a sonnet about Outer Planet’s IPA, Kumbaya Supernova, which is also named after my song, so it’s a nice tribute to a tribute. I’ve reposted it here and a link to his website where you can read his other poetic tributes to beers of many styles.

EPISODE 24: Kumbaya Supernova IPA

Outer Planet Craft Brewing “Kumbaya Supernova” IPA
(Named from the song by Saint John and the Revelations)

If you’re a cowboy roaming outer space
Driving your doggies under distant stars
On moon slit nights in some red-desert place
Monument Valley, say, or Planet Mars

You’ll need some ale to drink when you’re with friends
Around the campfire, singing “Kumbaya”
A special beer, with cosmic hops, that bends
Spacetime itself, as through a twisty-straw

So start with Extra Special Bitter malt
(A British Accent, just for Doctor Who)
Then add those hops (Northwest types, by default)
Chinook, Cascade, Citra and Simcoe too

And when there’s no more beer left in your cup
Cry “Allons-y!” and “Scotty, beam me up!”

And here is his website, keep in touch with Phil for future sonnets:

http://thebeersonnetteer.blogspot.com/

Enjoy!

SJ

It’s A Good Evening For A Kumbaya Supernova IPA

I am singing a few songs tonight at Outer Planet Craft Brewing on Capitol Hill in Seattle from 6-8PM, no cover, and they are offering $1 off Kumbaya Supernova IPAs, join us for a delightful Thursday evening.

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Thurs Sept 1
Outer Planet Craft Brewing
1812 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
6-8PM

New Musical Residency – Outer Planet

Hi! It’s been a few days since we’ve posted, I’ve been busy with songwriting and other non-Internet related things, but I’m back to announce that we have a new regular fun gig in Seattle. Every third Sunday, Phil (cello) and I will be performing at Outer Planet Craft Brewing on Capitol Hill. We’ll start at 3PM and go until around 6PM, and they also have ‘Kumbaya Supernova IPA’ on tap ( a beer named after one of my songs), other tasty beverages, and pizza. Free Entry.

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Our next show is Sunday August 21, join us for a delightful afternoon!

SJ

Sunday July 24 At Outer Planet Craft Brewing In Seattle 3PM

Dear friends around Seattle, Phil (cello) and I are performing a very special afternoon show at Outer Planet Brewing on Capitol Hill this Sunday at 3PM, free entry. They also have on tap an IPA named after one of our songs, ‘Kumbaya Supernova’. We’re going to have a delightful afternoon, join us!

Sunday, July 24
Outer Planet Brewing
1812 12th Ave #100
Seattle WA 98122
3PM
No Cover

Best,

SJ

PS. Outer Planet is dog friendly.

NEW MERCH! Pre-Order Your Kumbaya Supernova T-Shirt

Kumbaya Supernova t-shirts are on the way, they should be here by March 14, but you can pre-order yours now and we will ship it to you right when we get them in:

And if you’re going to see me at a show soon, select the “Pick Up At A Show” free shipping option and we’ll email you to figure out which show we should bring it to. See you soon!

“Scared Is A Superpower!”

There are only four more days left until the new season of Doctor Who starts and I’m excited for it. I know the special effects aren’t Hollywood blockbuster quality, and for some folks it’s just too weird of a show, but one of the reasons why I love it so much is the immense humanity the characters often express.

This is a quote from an episode from last season, ‘Listen’, where The Doctor is calming a scared little boy and putting fear into perspective, please read in Peter Capaldi’s delightful Scottish accent:

“Let me tell you about scared. Your heart is beating so hard I can feel it through your hands. There’s so much blood and oxygen pumping through your brain it’s like rocket fuel. Right now you could run faster and you can fight harder. You can jump higher than ever in your life and you are so alert it’s like you can slooow doooown tiiiiime.

What’s wrong with scared? Scared is a superpower! Your superpower! There is danger in this room. And guess what? It’s you.”

There are many times in the series when the characters and stories are used to define what it is to be human and also to inspire the best qualities of humanity, it’s pretty cool.

Well, I should probably stop geeking out right now and get back to making music.

Best,

SJ

PS. I have a song that references Doctor Who (and Firefly, Einstein, Douglas Adams, et al) that you might dig if you’re into those types of things, it’s called ‘Kumbaya Supernova’ and I have a demo of it here:

Live Shows This Weekend, June 5, 6, 8

Hi! We have some fun shows for you this weekend (and Monday):

Friday June 5, Mobster Mike’s in Bremerton WA at 8PM. $5. 21+. Also w/Wyatt Olney and Travys Starr!

Saturday June 6, Bubba’s Roadhouse in Sultan WA at 8PM. All Ages until 11PM. Free. This will be a (partial) band show and jam with the Mystic Arrows!

Monday June 8, Hattie’s Hat in Seattle WA at 8PM. All Ages until 9PM. Free. Also a partial band show!

Let’s hang out soon,

SJ

And in the meantime, enjoy a recent demo video I recorded of ‘Kumbaya Supernova’: