Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Great Bleep Forward

Like electric guitar before, invention of synthesizers and samplers unleashed creativity in people who not necessary had credentials to be musician. Synth driven music peaked in mid eighties with unsurpassed abundance of great tracks and ground breaking sound.
BBC's 3 part program, The Great Bleep Forward presented by Andrew Collins explores the development of electronic music from Theremin in the beginning of XX century to samplers and computer based music today. Series filled with great musical illustrations and interviews with key players in the development of electronic music. Dense, BBC at its best.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Yucca ginger & curry pancakes recipe

2 medium size yucca (other names is cassava or manioc) roots
1 cup of flour
1 egg
2-3 cloves of garlic
1 inch long ginger root
pinch of Cayenne pepper
pinch of sea salt
1 1/2 teaspoon of curry powder.
1-1.5 cup of water

Boil cassava roots until soft, put aside to cool.
Chop ginger and garlic and put it to food processor, add pepper, curry powder, salt and 1/4 cup of water. Blend it good.

Remove fiber like strains from the center of cooked roots.
Add cooled yucca, egg and rest of the water to processor. Mash it.

Transfer mix to the large bowl, add flour until it gets to dough like look and feel.

Fry it on frying pan with coconut or olive oil as little pancakes.
Serve the way you like, sour cream, butter, Flax seed oil or chutney.