June 2010

Made of win!

From just about everyone in the blogosphere this morning.

“I’ll kill a man in a fair fight. Or if I think he’s gonna start a fair fight. Or if he bothers me. Or if there’s a woman. Or if I’m gettin’ paid. Mostly when I’m gettin’ paid.” — Jayne Cobb.


Cholesterol Quiche

This is the kind of thing I get up to when I’m home alone.


I had some leftover puff pastry, lots of eggs, and a tub of cream a week past its expiry date but! still good!

Started with half a kilo of spicy sausage, skinned, fried, with a coarsely chopped onion. Added to this some tomato, spices, and about half a cup of three chili chutney. While this is cooling down, blind bake the crust. Beat four eggs, add cream, mix with meat. Cheese. Don’t forget the cheese. Pour into crust.

Some people sprinkle flour on the crust before pouring the sauce in. It’s supposed to keep the crust dry or something. I did. Worked for me.

Bake until it looks OK (180 for 20 minutes worked for me).


Almost perfect (It needs bacon. With bacon, it would have been perfect. Everything’s perfect with bacon :-)

Masters of Rock

Random thoughts.

  • Computicket is smoking their socks — They’ve been showing that all seats had been booked out for weeks, and when Tanya got tickets for us, there were only four available — yet at the venue about a third of the seats were empty. Block bookings?
  • Got better seats this time. Off to the side, which means we probably escaped the brunt of the loud :-( but the view was good :-)


  • Grand West has a serious problem getting lots of people in through security. Once through, the queue disappears.
  • None of these guys have the voices they used to have. Ons word almal oud :-)
  • Uriah Heep still rocks, even though only Mick Box remains of the band I grew up on.
  • Bernie Shaw is Barney when he’s not touring with Uriah Heep.
  • It should be illegal to have as much fun behind a set of drums as Russell Gilbrook has.
  • Uriah Heep’s sound was awful — some kind of phase distortion in the middle of the keyboards. I suspect one of their floor speakers was beating with the main speakers where we were sitting — because after they re-arranged the stage for Deep Purple things were a lot better.
  • We were seated in the middle of the Wildebeest migration. Seriously. Every three minutes someone else decided they needed to be somewhere else. It was like Jane Fonda with heavy metal. Fortunately all these fools settled down eventually.
  • Deep Purple rawks.
  • Don Airey plays a mean keyboard.
  • Steve Morse mag maar ‘n kitaar tokkel.
  • They did Lazy! Yeah! But without the bouncy bit from Made in Japan, I guess that bit belongs to Richie Blackmore or Jon Lord.
  • Don Airey luves the right hand side of his Hammond organ. He must have a standing order for replacement keys.
  • They didn’t do Child in Time. Yea, I know, last time they did was in 2002. One can hope.
  • They did come back after leaving the stage and proceeded for another half an hour, with Hush and Black Night.
  • Getting home at 2 o’clock on a week night is Not a Good Thing.
  • Did I mention that Don Airey is incredible?